Into America is a show about being Black in America. These stories explore what it means to hold truth to power and this country to its promises. Told by people who have the most at stake.
“The Sun Rises in The East”
An upcoming documentary explores The East, a pan-African organization that reclaimed their neighborhood in Central Brooklyn in the 1970s and left a lasting legacy of Black pride.
The Far-Right Isn’t All White
In this bonus episode of Into America, one year after the January 6th insurrection, we’re asking why a small but growing number of Black people and people of color are joining far-right extremist groups.
The Face of Anti-Fascism
After the January 6th Insurrection, anti-hate activists took to the internet and began doxxing the rioters. Daryle Lamont Jenkins is the man who started the trend. He’s been using the internet to battle the far-right for more than two decades.
Where Are They Now?
As Into America nears closer to 150 episodes, we catch up with some of the people who have made the show special.
Take a Look, it's in a (Banned) Book
Jerry Craft wrote 'New Kid' based on his life. Then it got banned. Plus, Trymaine Lee's daughter on representation in books.
Le Petit Problème Noir
Josephine Baker is seen as the epitome of French universalism. But that shiny narrative obscures the difficult reality of being Black in France.
I love his voice, value his perspective, learn from his sharing. I’m a middle-class white woman and nurse who grew up in the Appalachian region of the US. My father is racist. I never was racist, but lacked exposure, and the unknowns defaulted to fear every time I encountered black culture. Today, thanks to Trymaine Lee and others who were willing to share about the journey of being black in America, I don’t default to fear and feel deep respect. I can do my part to acknowledge the truth and commit to teaching my grandson to be more open to, respectful of and grateful for diversity. Thank you, “Into America”, for being a regular part of my unfolding learning.
Smart, educational, inspiring podcast!
Thank you, Brother Tremaine Lee for telling the multivalent stories of this complex country. You provide a calm, reasoned, voice to our otherwise uncivil, hate-filled discourse!
More Nola, please
I’ve been listening from the beginning and enjoy the variety of topics, even though some are hard to hear.
Your show is one of several that I listen to regularly to help me understand being Black in America; and how as a white woman in her 60’s, doesn’t get it, but because of shows like yours, I’m trying to get there!
Thanks for your good work and……. More Nola, please!