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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 • 63 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.

    Canceling Student Debt + COVID-19's Effect on Child Morbidity [This Week In Social Justice 11-20-20]

    Canceling Student Debt + COVID-19's Effect on Child Morbidity [This Week In Social Justice 11-20-20]

    News Beat presents This Week In Social Justice, streaming live Fridays at 1 p.m. ET. - usnewsbeat.com/facebook, usnewsbeat.com/youtube, www.twitch.tv/usnewsbeat

    Today’s special guest: 

    Fenaba Addo, an associate professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Addo talks about the renewed calls to cancel student loan debt and how such loans worsen the racial wealth gap in America. 

    Plus: How COVID-19 is affecting child morbidity rates, episode snippets, viewer comments, occasional shenanigans to lighten the mood, and of course, a few splashes of Hip-Hop here and there.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    This Week in Social Justice - How Georgia Turned Blue

    This Week in Social Justice - How Georgia Turned Blue

    News Beat presents This Week In Social Justice, streaming live Fridays at 1 p.m. ET. - usnewsbeat.com/facebook or usnewsbeat.com/youtube

    Today’s special guests: 

    Marcus Ferrell is the former deputy campaign manager for Stacey Abrams and national Black outreach director for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Ferrell is going to break down the results of the election, particularly the massive turnout among Black Americans in Georgia, which a Democrat hasn’t won since Bill Clinton in 1992. President-elect Joe Biden is likely to win Georgia once the state completes its recount. 

    Craig McClain, PhD, is an evolutionary marine ecologist, deep-sea explorer, climate change researcher, chief editor at Deep Sea News and executive director and associate professor at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. He joins us to discuss his 2012 article “How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline,” which chronicles the fascinating history of the South’s so-called “Black Belt,” from ancient plankton to fertile soil to slave-worked cotton fields to crescent-shaped Democratic voting block slicing through blood-red GOP country.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Voter Suppression in the Era of a Weakened Voting Rights Act

    Voter Suppression in the Era of a Weakened Voting Rights Act

    In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gutted the historic Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states to suppress the vote by enacting voter ID laws, eliminating early voting, closing polling stations and aggressively purging voter rolls. Voter ID laws, specifically, didn’t exist prior to 2006—now about three-dozen states have some form of voter ID law. Since the court’s 2013 decision, hundreds of polling locations have closed. Experts say these efforts disproportionately disenfranchise voters of color and poor people, and with a high-stakes election coming up, the consequences of voter suppression tactics may prove pivotal.

    Guests on this episode include Sean Morales-Doyle of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Deuel Ross of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

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

    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti

    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski

    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian

    Episode Art: Jeff Main

    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

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    • 28 min
    Slavery & Genocide: How Indigenous People Remember Christopher Columbus (in 6 minutes)

    Slavery & Genocide: How Indigenous People Remember Christopher Columbus (in 6 minutes)

    Symbols of pride for Italian Americans, painful reminders of historical injustices and brutal atrocities for indigenous peoples—statues of controversial 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus have been decapitated, toppled or taken down in cities and towns across the United States amid the ongoing protests against racial injustice and police brutality sparked by the killing of unarmed African American George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer in May.

    Mohawk activist John Kane of Native talk show and podcast 'Let's Talk Native...' explains Christopher Columbus' legacy of slavery and genocide against Indigenous people.

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

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

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    • 6 min
    NYPD Accused of International Human Rights Violations For Violent Crackdown on Protest

    NYPD Accused of International Human Rights Violations For Violent Crackdown on Protest

    Human Rights Watch, an international nongovernmental organization, released a report accusing the NYPD of serious international human rights violations and has called into question some of the justifications made by the top brass of the department after a June crackdown in the South Bronx. Ida Sawyer, co-author of the report and acting crisis and conflict director at Human Rights Watch, joins us for this special episode.

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

    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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    • 48 min
    UPDATE: Federal Court Strikes Blow to Voting Rights in Florida

    UPDATE: Federal Court Strikes Blow to Voting Rights in Florida

    A federal appeals court earlier this month affirmed a controversial Florida law requiring people with felony convictions to pay court fees in order to have their voting rights restored. With less than 50 days until the November election and with the state’s voter registration deadline nearing, the 6-4 ruling all but ensures hundreds of thousands of Floridians won't be able to participate. This is an update to our 2018 episode “Real Voter Fraud: Felony Disenfranchisement’s Civil Death Sentence,” which examined how more than one million Floridians are barred from voting due to a past felony conviction. More broadly, six million Americans are outlawed from casting a ballot due to Jim Crow-era felony disenfranchisement laws. According to The Sentencing Project, “Black Americans of voting age are more than four times as likely to lose their voting rights than the rest of the adult population, with one of every 13 black adults disenfranchised nationally” 

    Our guest in this episode is Julie Ebenstein, a staff attorney at the ACLU Voting Rights Project.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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