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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. 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 Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Softening into Surrender (with Claire Bidwell Smith)

    Softening into Surrender (with Claire Bidwell Smith)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Narcan shortages, CRT debates, welfare reform, and immigration issues. DeRay interviews Claire Bidwell Smith of the Lemonada podcast "New Day" about coping with grief.

    Deray: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08/11/naloxone-demand/
    Kaya: https://www.propublica.org/article/to-get-public-assistance-these-single-mothers-are-forced-to-share-intimate-details-about-their-families
    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/us/texas-migrants-del-rio.html
    Sam: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/schools-facing-critical-race-theory-battles-are-diversifying-rapidly-analysis-n1278834
    New Day podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-day/id1568014296

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    • 49 min
    Lean Into the Joy (with Prof. Jessica S. Henry)

    Lean Into the Joy (with Prof. Jessica S. Henry)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including rural schools, suicide rates, Black Film Archives, and Portland's vaccine mandate. DeRay interviews Prof. Jessica S. Henry (author of "Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened") about no-crime wrongful convictions.

    DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/well/mind/suicide-rates-black-girls.html
    Kaya: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/magazine/rural-public-education.html
    De'Ara: https://www.vulture.com/2021/09/black-film-archive-streaming-cinema-history.html
    Sam: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/09/08/portland-mayor-ted-wheeler-police-bureau-citywide-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/

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    • 1 hr
    Don't Suffer in Excellence (with Cliff Albright)

    Don't Suffer in Excellence (with Cliff Albright)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Naomi Osaka, Black surfers, juvenile discrimination, the labor shortage, and car fatalities. DeRay interviews Cliff Albright about Black Voters Matter Fund and the battle for voting rights.

    DeRay: https://inquest.org/fear-of-the-black-child/
    Kaya: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/04/ten-million-job-openings-labor-shortage/
    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/31/sports/black-surfers.html
    Sam: https://www.fastcompany.com/90657165/how-a-century-old-brand-is-transforming-itself-and-the-auto-industry?dclid=COiPlbfn6PICFUtf1QodDkYFTA
    Mortality Gap Report: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/08/30/the-black-mortality-gap-and-a-century-old-document

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ask the Questions Yourself (with Dr. Elizabeth Mayer)

    Ask the Questions Yourself (with Dr. Elizabeth Mayer)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including voting rights, police overtime, eating disorders, and corporate profit from racial justice. DeRay interviews Dr. Elizabeth Mayer about biostatistics and what they reflect about cancer across demographic groups.

    DeRay: https://www.insider.com/muscle-dysmorphia-makes-me-feel-way-a-man-should-feel-2021-8
    Kaya: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2021/george-floyd-corporate-america-racial-justice/
    De'Ara: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/27/house-debates-voting-rights-its-jim-crow-all-over-again/
    Sam: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-28/lapd-overtime-budget-was-slashed-now-the-city-owes-47-million-dollars

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    • 1 hr
    Name It (with Rev. Al Sharpton)

    Name It (with Rev. Al Sharpton)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Josephine Baker, Anthony Wright, Georgia's voter registration rate, and racist school textbooks. DeRay interviews activist Rev. Al Sharpton about March On for Voting Rights.

    DeRay: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/former-cops-charged-wrongful-conviction_n_6116a25fe4b0f7bc26a545d0
    Kaya: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/aug/12/right-wing-textbooks-teach-slavery-black-immigration
    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/world/europe/josephine-baker-pantheon-burial.html
    Sam: https://www.ajc.com/politics/almost-all-eligible-georgians-are-registered-to-vote-data-show/WVN373LTIZAN7IJECDODHRJWLM/

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    • 41 min
    Remember To Love In A Big Way (with Coby Kennedy)

    Remember To Love In A Big Way (with Coby Kennedy)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Judge Eunice Lee, universal basic income, Simmont Thomas, and SNAP benefit increases. DeRay interviews artist Coby Kennedy to discuss his installation art piece "Kalief Browder: The Box" on display in Brooklyn's Pioneer Works Garden.
     
    DeRay: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-gorwell-retirement-20210811-ekgfhoj2cbglvklnssgolpicoi-story.html
    Kaya: https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-9832ab299bd1a5953f305ec1ae2b8ea9
    De'Ara: https://newsone.com/4182991/eunice-lees-confirmation-continues-biden-promise-of-diverse-judiciary/
    Sam: https://www.businessinsider.com/universal-basic-income-new-mexico-guaranteed-monthly-payments-santa-fe-2021-8
    Cody Kennedy's The Box: https://pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/coby-kennedy-kalief-browder-the-box
     
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    • 50 min

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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.

BigBossRazz ,

Fantastic!

Great and in depth.

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