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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.

    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 26 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
    Rest is Essential (with Malcolm Bell)

    Rest is Essential (with Malcolm Bell)

    DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including a student loan forgiveness program, the first Black woman to live in a space station, a charity aiming to end youth violence through creativity, and the shocking acquittal of a serial rapist. DeRay interviews Malcolm Bell about his new book The Attica Turkey Shoot: Carnage, Cover-Up and the Pursuit of Justice.
     
    News:
    DeRay https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/nyregion/christopher-belter-rape-sentence.html
    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/11/20/public-service-student-loan-forgiveness-pslf/
    Myles https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/54666/1/save-art-against-knives-the-charity-preventing-youth-violence-through-art
    De’Ara https://www.npr.org/2021/11/19/1057180212/jessica-watkins-astronaut-first-black-woman-iss-space-station
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Choose You (with Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh)

    Choose You (with Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh)

    DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including new policies at St. Jude hospital, a fake landlord scandal, and a John Coltrane album gone platinum. DeRay interviews Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh about her new book How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food & Inequality in America.
    News:
    DeRay
    https://www.propublica.org/article/st-jude-hoards-billions-while-many-of-its-families-drain-their-savings
    Myles
    https://variety.com/2021/music/news/john-coltrane-love-supreme-platinum-1235108885/
    Kaya
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fake-landlord-home-rental-scam-detroit-rcna4941?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR18n_BsQXEUCR0bb1TJPYWDHnFG6eQ4ZMhZ-9cTn2bUFObb6H36-K9YOtw 
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Move with Intent (with Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry)

    Move with Intent (with Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry)

    DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including Black women in elected office, public bathrooms, and a scandal involving D.C. police and whiskey. DeRay interviews Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry about their new Showtime documentary "Attica."
    News stories:
    De’Ara https://thegrio.com/2021/11/01/black-women-running-for-statewide-offices/ 
    DeRay https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-11-05/why-american-cities-lost-their-public-bathrooms
    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-police-lodge-jack-daniels-committee-investigation/2021/11/04/e035a92a-3377-11ec-a1e5-07223c50280a_story.html 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Happy Halloween (with Destiny Lopez)

    Happy Halloween (with Destiny Lopez)

    DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara, cover the underreported news of the week—including the gubernatorial election in Virginia, Stacy Abrams' efforts toward eliminating medical debt, a police chief in Georgia who is leading on police reform, and a win for fair wages for ICE detainees who work in their detention centers. DeRay interviews Destiny Lopez.
    DeRay: https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2021/10/ice-detention-immigration-geo-group-core-civic-lawsuit/
    Kaya: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-shoot-to-incapacitate-policy-puts-georgia-police-chief-and-town-in-the-spotlight/2021/10/24/d64b86f4-3378-11ec-9241-aad8e48f01ff_story.html
    De'Ara: https://apnews.com/article/health-alabama-georgia-philanthropy-stacey-abrams-3395744e46ed8da6eea80f4164284435
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

lmdhicks ,

Really enjoy this show.

The hosts are engaging, and the topics are so interesting. I love that the hosts reference specific articles that I save and reference later. The topics vary from episode to episode, but they all focus on lifting up a specific issue that’s not getting enough attention. The show isn’t super heavy though. The topics can be heavy, but I always feel empowered after an episode. Huge fan.

ThatGuyJay23 ,

Get the Photos episode

Wow, love this. Thank you for talking about what’s happening in Tigray.
I’ve been following along and love that y’all got someone who is actually from Tigray to speak on it. I’ve seen too many ppl who aren’t from there trying to cover up what’s happening

YM SZN ,

Tigray

Thank you for giving our families a voice. For 266 they’ve been in darkness. The phone lines are currently cut off. Weaponized rape & hunger. No banks or food.

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