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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

    The Work Continues (with Jonathan Katz)

    The Work Continues (with Jonathan Katz)

    DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including a new Black tech hub, forged DNA evidence, and a reverse migration to the South. DeRay interviews Jonathan Katz on his new book Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and Breaking of America's Empire. 
     
    News:
    Myles https://www.businessinsider.com/blacktag-founders-black-creators-audiences-platform-2022-1
    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/14/black-migration-south/
    DeRay https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072766152/virginia-beach-forged-evidence-investigation


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Speak Up and Honest (with Samira Sangare)

    Speak Up and Honest (with Samira Sangare)

    DeRay, Myles, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black climbers on Mount Everest, false positive drug tests in state prisons, and the life and death of Black political icons Sidney Poiter and Lani Guinier. DeRay interviews activist Samira Sangare about her work and advocacy with Saratoga Black Lives Matter in New York State.
     
    News:
    DeRay https://www.news10.com/news/nys-inspector-general-report-reveals-rampant-false-positive-drug-test-results-in-state-prisons-led-to-undue-punishment/

    Myles https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a38695714/oprah-sidney-poitier-interview/

    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/mount-everest-black-climbers/2021/12/31/b5d28a70-3757-11ec-8be3-e14aaacfa8ac_story.html

    De’Ara https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/us/politics/lani-guinier-dead.html
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    I'm Ready (with Myisha Cherry)

    I'm Ready (with Myisha Cherry)

    Myles, De'Ara, Kaya, and DeRay welcome the new year and cover the underreported news of the week— including DC police failed attempts to reprimand officers, Black artists revolutionize medical illustrations, Proud Boys regroup to local municipalities, and the life & death of bell hooks. DeRay interviews philosopher & longtime friend Myisha Cherry on her book The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle.
     
    News:
    Myles https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article256616171.html
    De’Ara https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/8892939002
    Kaya https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/14/us/proud-boys-local-issues.html
    DeRay https://revealnews.org/article/dc-police-tried-to-fire-24-current-officers-for-criminal-offenses/


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Have the Conversation (with Anushay Hossain)

    Have the Conversation (with Anushay Hossain)

    DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including high rates of dementia for Black and Latino women, Las Vegas persecution of minor sex-trafficking victims, and the life & death of Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé. DeRay interviews writer and a feminist policy analyst Anushay Hossain on her book Pain Gap: How Sexism & Racism in Healthcare Kill Women.
     
    News:
    Kaya https://wapo.st/3GEUknG
    Myles https://www.malidoma.com/main
    DeRay https://www.wapo.st/3oTKY1l
     
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    • 47 min
    All is Not Lost (with Tony Messenger)

    All is Not Lost (with Tony Messenger)

    DeRay, Kaya, De’Ara, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including a Miami Art Basel policy change, Josephine Baker's high honor in France, Black tech entrepreneurs tackling health care's race gap, and the world of underground adoption. DeRay interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Messenger on his book PROFIT AND PUNISHMENT: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice.

    News:
    Kaya https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/04/arts/design/art-basel-miami-diversity.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Style
    Myles https://www.npr.org/2021/11/30/1059776777/josephine-baker-france-pantheon
    De’Ara https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/11/29/1056494505/how-black-tech-entrepreneurs-are-tackling-health-cares-race-gap
    DeRay https://www.propublica.org/article/they-took-us-away-from-each-other-lost-inside-americas-shadow-foster-system
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Communication is Key (with Barrett Holmes Pitner)

    Communication is Key (with Barrett Holmes Pitner)

    DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including GoGo at the Grammy's, exoneration with no restitution, a Hendrix family dispute, and thousands of Latino drivers labeled as white. DeRay interviews Barrett Holmes Pitner about his new book The Crime Without A Name: Combatting Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America which was named one of NPR's 2021 Best Books of the Year.
     
    News:
    DeRay
    https://twitter.com/RichardAWebster/status/1462774838150545410?s=20
    De’Ara
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/gogo-dc-grammy-awards/2021/11/22/e7db3fd0-4b16-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html
    Myles
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/13/jimi-hendrix-family-dispute-escalates-over-use-of-name-for-music-school
    Kaya
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/us/kevin-strickland-exonerated-fundraiser.html


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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

podcast listener chi town ,

Great listen

Deray is a great host and brings the listener along his journey to learn something new from his guests. He challenges himself and his fellow hosts to bring a topic to each podcast to consider and challenges the listener to delve deeper, think critically, open yourself to other perspectives. It’s the history class we should have been exposed to.

fizo! ,

Too many ads

Really like this podcast, but 8 whole minutes of ads before the show even starts? Not a fan

USFunkle ,

Great perspectives. Too many ads narrated by hosts.

This show is excellent. It broadens my perspective and insights every time. However, the ads are getting out of control. This morning’s show had 8 MINUTES of the hosts reading ads before the actual content and discussion started. Several minutes of ads are also spread throughout the show several times as well. This degree of narrated advertising from hosts seems unprecedented to other podcasts and unfortunately degrades the show and makes the voices of the incredible and talented hosts feel like paid mouthpieces.

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