72 episodes

A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

News Beat Morey Creative Studios

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 51 Ratings

A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

    #SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women

    #SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women

    The 2020 rebellions have sparked renewed discussions surrounding a host of racial issues, including police brutality toward black men. Advocates argue that black women are similarly exposed to excessive police violence yet routinely forgotten or ignored. Among their demands: Say Her Name.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 39 min
    Black Ops: COINTELPRO & The U.S. Government's Ongoing Demonization of Black Activism [2020]

    Black Ops: COINTELPRO & The U.S. Government's Ongoing Demonization of Black Activism [2020]

    In commemoration of this year’s Juneteenth, as countless people flood the streets all across this country calling for justice, equality, and an end to police brutality, among other demands—testament that the struggle is far, far from over—we’re re-releasing an episode that documents proof of this modern-day, state-sponsored slavery, highlighting a sinister and covert FBI initiative codenamed COINTEPRO, short for Counter Intelligence Program. 

    The episode features interviews with Steven Renderos, executive director of nonprofit national racial justice hub Media Justice; Michael German, a fellow with the nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, and former FBI special agent; and Glen Ford, acclaimed journalist, political activist and executive editor of progressive online video news network Black Agenda Report. 

    Our musical guest artist for this episode is New York-based hip hop fusion artist, DJ, educator, activist, and one of our Artists in Residence, LiKWUid.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 28 min
    Defund Police: What It Means & How It Would Really Work

    Defund Police: What It Means & How It Would Really Work

    In the wake of the police slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters have not only flooded the streets, but they're actively pushing reforms that go well beyond traditional solutions. The defund police movement would represent a seismic shift in policing in America.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 22 min
    Criminalizing Protest [2020]

    Criminalizing Protest [2020]

    Anti-racism protesters nationwide have been met with chemical agents and aggressive force by police at demonstrations sparked by the modern-day lynching of George Floyd. This episode explores how our right to protest is being criminalized, through laws, harsh tactics, and other measures.

    This episode was originally published June, 2018.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 21 min
    Why The 2020 Anti-Racism Uprisings Feel Different

    Why The 2020 Anti-Racism Uprisings Feel Different

    In recent days, commentators have compared the mass demonstrations taking place in cities and neighborhoods across the country to the waves of protests that engulfed America in the 1960s.

    A veteran of the 1967 Newark Rebellion discusses George Floyd’s death, the culture of police brutality, and whether today's movement can produce change.

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 40 min
    Why We Riot

    Why We Riot

    Our compelling, award-winning examination of the factors that exist when overly-oppressed and tormented communities have finally had enough, and, much like the incidents that lay at the foundation of our democracy, are forced to rise up in rebellion. Featuring Dr. Cornel West, Rosa Clemente, and Lawrence Hamm. Music by The Band Called FUSE, lyrics by Silent Knight.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

jennifeannm ,

Amazing content and topics

Great podcast! Super informative and entertaining. Love the originality of news/music.

The ONLY Jay Blessed ,

WHY WE RIOT

Heard about this episode from Manny on Podcast Movement. WOW! WOW! WOW! Thank you for this. Sad that we are still having these same conversations with little change. Thank you for the work you are doing Manny and team!

Love & Light!
Jay Blessed

rxBandit85 ,

Great stuff!

Very interesting and well presented. Essential info.

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