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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

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    • 4.9 • 64 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.

    Prison Vaccinations, Larry Krasner's Decisive Victory and UFOs? [TWISJ - May 19, 2021]

    Prison Vaccinations, Larry Krasner's Decisive Victory and UFOs? [TWISJ - May 19, 2021]

    This episode's topics: The troubled rollout of vaccines inside COVID-ravaged jails and prisons AND Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner’s HUGE election victory. Also, THE KNICKS ARE THE 4TH SEED IN THE EAST—AND, WAIT FOR IT… UFOS ARE REAL!! (Though we already knew this.) 

    Our very special guests: Emily Widra, senior research analyst at Prison Policy Initiative and Daniel Nichanian, founder and editorial director of The Appeal: Political Report

    The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. 

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

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Illegal Theft and SHOCKING Use of BIPOC Remains + Cinco de Mayo's REAL History [TWISJ 5-5-21]

    Illegal Theft and SHOCKING Use of BIPOC Remains + Cinco de Mayo's REAL History [TWISJ 5-5-21]

    The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. 

    This episode's topics: The May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE activists in Philly & the illegal theft & use of bones & human remains from African Americans, the poor, the enslaved, Indigenous Peoples & even little children  

    Our very special guest(s) for this episode: Samuel J. Redman, an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and author of ‘Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums’ (2016) and ‘Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology,’ available for preorder now, and out in October on Harvard University Press

    We’ll talk to Redman about the recent gruesome discovery that some Ivy League schools were using the bones of a murdered 14-year-old African American child as a teaching prop, and put this horror into some context regarding the illegal theft and use of hundreds of thousands of poor, enslaved, Indigenous and Black and Brown folks by revered U.S. historical and medical institutions, and much more.

    Join us weekly on this live, interactive program to share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as we welcome special guests, break down important issues, and sprinkle in our unique brand of Hip Hop-fueled journalism along the way

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Cinco de Mayo: What You Didn't Learn In School

    Cinco de Mayo: What You Didn't Learn In School

    The Civil War, French imperialism, and the blossoming of diverse Latinx communities in the United States. There’s so much more to Cinco de Mayo than you know.

    News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios / Manny Faces Media production: www.MoreyCreative.com / www.mannyfacesmedia.com

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

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

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    • 18 min
    Justice Severed: Plead Guilty Or Else

    Justice Severed: Plead Guilty Or Else

    Guilty pleas have become the dominant way in which prosecutors in America secure convictions. In some cases, 99 percent of cases in various jurisdictions end in a plea bargain. While plea bargaining has been a function of the American justice system for nearly a century, the practice started taking hold in the 1970s following various Supreme Court decisions that upheld its constitutionality. Through the imposition of money bail and harsh sentencing practices, prosecutors across the country have wide leverage to convince defendants to accept plea deals—even if they’re innocent. This is the story about how guilty pleas have completely transformed the justice system.

    News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios / Manny Faces Media production: www.MoreyCreative.com / www.mannyfacesmedia.com

    Producer/Audio Editor: 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

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    • 21 min
    Mass Incarceration Myths + Murdering Murderer Guilty of Murder - TWISJ - April 21, 2021

    Mass Incarceration Myths + Murdering Murderer Guilty of Murder - TWISJ - April 21, 2021

    The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. 

    On this episode: Mass incarceration myths; Reactions to Chauvin conviction. 

    Our very special guest was Victoria Law, an independent journalist and author, who is out with the new book “'Prisons Make Us Safer' and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration”

    We also have a fiery clip from our News Beat episode on Prison Abolition.

    News Beat is an award-winning podcast that mixes hard-hitting, social justice journalism with hip-hop to uniquely examine some of the most pressing issues facing society. Each episode features interviews from well-known voices—ranging from activists to scholars to journalists—set to music, interspersed with powerful, original lyrics crafted by notable artists specifically for that episode.

    In between episodes, TWISJ is an interactive program where you can share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as we welcome special guests, break down important issues, and sprinkle in our unique brand of Hip Hop-fueled journalism along the way.

    Love what you hear? Help us out by leaving a rating and review on your preferred app: https://ratethispodcast.com/newsbeat

    And make sure you ‘Like’ News Beat on Facebook, ‘Subscribe’ on YouTube, or ‘Follow” on Twitch so you never miss a “This Week In Social Justice” stream.

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

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Police Junk Science x Traffic Stop Reform - TWISJ - April 14, 2021

    Police Junk Science x Traffic Stop Reform - TWISJ - April 14, 2021

    The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. 

    On this episode: Killer cops; Driving while Black; Police junk science. 

    Our special guest: Joshua Budhu, Neuro-Oncology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

    Budhu breaks down the origins of “excited delirium,” which has been characterized as “pseudoscience” cops use to explain deaths of people in police custody. The junk science is being used as a defense by Derek Chauvin’s attorney in his murder trial for killing George Floyd. 

    News Beat is an award-winning podcast that mixes hard-hitting, social justice journalism with hip-hop to uniquely examine some of the most pressing issues facing society. Each episode features interviews from well-known voices—ranging from activists to scholars to journalists—set to music, interspersed with powerful, original lyrics crafted by notable artists specifically for that episode.

    In between episodes, TWISJ is an interactive program where you can share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as we welcome special guests, break down important issues, and sprinkle in our unique brand of Hip Hop-fueled journalism along the way.

    Love what you hear? Help us out by leaving a rating and review on your preferred app: https://ratethispodcast.com/newsbeat

    And make sure you ‘Like’ News Beat on Facebook, ‘Subscribe’ on YouTube, or ‘Follow” on Twitch so you never miss a “This Week In Social Justice” stream.

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

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Brexit2016 ,

Second to none

Seriously, equal or better than any podcast I have ever listened to. A unique blend of investigative journalism and original lyricists. Pick any episode. They are all incredible. There is a lot of love and hard work behind these episodes and it shows. Should be required listening.

RC526 ,

A Must Listen for These Challenging Times

Current events aside, News Beat is an education for me, and as a regular listener, this podcast has brought important awareness measures to so many of today's issues. Everything from the guests and topics, to the accompanying original tracks and lyrics, provide a captivating production that you'll want to keep listening for more.

hiphopjc ,

Awesome Podcast! must listen!

Awesome podcast! informative filled with original content and music

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