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The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 35 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Mark, hosts Make It Plain, a political, human rights and non-mainstream news podcast. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years of experience broadcasting the news and issues of the day. Newsmakers, politicos, policy-makers, entertainers and athletes alike make MIP a frequent sojourn.

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The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 35 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Mark, hosts Make It Plain, a political, human rights and non-mainstream news podcast. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years of experience broadcasting the news and issues of the day. Newsmakers, politicos, policy-makers, entertainers and athletes alike make MIP a frequent sojourn.

    Ayesha Chaudhry on Identity and Oppression

    Ayesha Chaudhry on Identity and Oppression

    Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry was born in Toronto to parents who practiced a puritanical form of Islam, which they believed would shield them from racism. In her latest book, “The Colour of God,” Dr. Chaudhry weaves her life’s experiences into a universal narrative about how we belong in the world and also our families, the meaning of life, what happens after death, and who we are outside of the systems that oppress us. In today’s episode, she talks about her upbringing, her evolving religious beliefs, some significant stories from the book, and why her own unveiling was her least important story to share. Dr. Chaudhry is a Professor of Gender and Islamic Studies at the University of British Columbia.

    Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
    Producer: Brittany Temple
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
    For additional content: makeitplain.com

    Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos and Civiqs

    Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos and Civiqs

    It’s #ThursdayKos with Markos Moulitsas, Founder of DailyKos, Civiqs, and host of podcast “The Brief,” and he and Mark are talking 2022 midterms. Markos notes they’re always a referendum on the incumbent, but this time, it’s actually set to be based on the idea of Trump versus Biden--he explains what that means and more specifically what it means for Democrats. What we should focus on, what to pay attention to regarding voter suppression, and how the census redistricting could impact us, is all covered in today’s episode.

    White House COVID-19 Response Team Update

    White House COVID-19 Response Team Update

    Dr. Cameron Webb is on President Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team and he joins the show for an update from inside the White House on the state of equity with both the virus and the distribution of the vaccine. He’s also working on behalf of the White House to spread the word on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, hoping to quiet any fears or hesitations that might prevent you from getting it. He also addresses some of the remaining challenges we have with the coronavirus.

    Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
    Producer: Brittany Temple
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
    For additional content: makeitplain.com

    Anoa Changa of NewsOne

    Anoa Changa of NewsOne

    Anoa Changa is a journalist, retired attorney, and host of the podcast "The Way with Anoa.” She joins MIP today to discuss some of her latest reporting, which includes the revisionist history that Rep. Justin Lafferty recently pushed while discussing the three-fifths compromise, and how this rhetoric speaks to a larger problem with what's being taught in classrooms about American history. Anoa also digs into New York Attorney General Letitia James’ recent project: coming for the GOP candidates who are trying their hand at disinformation and voter suppression. Mark and Anoa also unpack Rep. Cori Bush’s recent remarks on “Black birthing people” and how the criticism focuses solely on her gender-neutral language and misses the point of her testimony entirely.

    Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
    Producer: Brittany Temple
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
    For additional content: makeitplain.com

    Chad Stone's April Jobs Report

    Chad Stone's April Jobs Report

    The April Jobs Report is out and Chad Stone, Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is back to give us his breakdown and put the numbers into perspective. President Biden said the new unemployment number was “disappointing,” but Chad explains why there’s still reason to be optimistic. However, it’s still women of color who are disproportionately affected, and women across the board are struggling the most.

    Read his report here: https://www.cbpp.org/research/economy/congress-should-heed-president-bidens-call-for-fundamental-ui-reform

    Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
    Producer: Brittany Temple
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
    For additional content: makeitplain.com

    A Prophet in Boston

    A Prophet in Boston

    Donna Haskins grew up in poverty in one of the most racially segregated cities in America with seemingly all the odds stacked against her. She was sexually assaulted at 13, and when she had an abortion, she thought she could never fulfill her dream of becoming a nun. Later in life, in a crisis about her identity as a Black woman and on the brink of suicide, she hears a sermon that shook her to her core and permanently changed her course. Dr. Onaje X.O. Woodbine is today’s guest, author of "Take Back What the Devil Stole: An African American Prophet’s Encounters in the Spirit World," where he introduces us to Donna Haskins and her transformed life as a prophet. Dr. Woodbine worked with Donna for four years to document her life’s work, dedicated to helping others without accepting a dime, her Afro-Caribbean roots, and how it all intertwines with her Christianity. And if you want to believe in miracles, listen to the incredible story of Donna’s visions that brought a woman the family she thought she’d never have.

    Buy the book here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/take-back-what-the-devil-stole/9780231197168

    Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
    Producer: Brittany Temple
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
    For additional content: makeitplain.com

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

EHA2 ,

Esssential listening, great guests

Love this show, calling it out and calling it like it is!

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Great Show

Great job Mark!
Keep it up, you’re a necessary voice!

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Excellent program

Do keep it 100 and continue with doing an excellent job‼️

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