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What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world.

What Matters Black Lives Matter Global Network

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What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world.

    Ep. 6: A Conversation with Artist and Activist Mysonne "The General"

    Ep. 6: A Conversation with Artist and Activist Mysonne "The General"

    Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by rapper/activist/author Mysonne Linen to discuss his liberation work and how the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, among others, have traumatized the global community and led Mysonne and so many others around the world to take to the streets in peaceful protest. Mysonne also answers questions from our listening audience and talks about his book I Know My Rights: Bill of Rights - a children's guide to the Bill of Rights.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 46 min
    Ep. 5: Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace

    Ep. 5: Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace

    Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by NASCAR race car driver Bubba Wallace to discuss how he got into race car driving and what it's been like being the only full-time Black NASCAR driver.

    Kailee and Bubba discuss how NASCAR banning the Confederate flag has impacted the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd impacted him, and increased Bubba's own activism. Bubba also shares his own journey with NASCAR and his efforts to engage more Black people to enjoy his sport.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 22 min
    Ep. 4: Black Lives Matter's South Bend Members - Community Organizers

    Ep. 4: Black Lives Matter's South Bend Members - Community Organizers

    Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by South Bend Black Lives Matter members to discuss the role of community organizers on the ground. BLM South Bend organizers discuss the police killing of Eric Logan, its impact on their community, and calling for the resignation of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 46 min
    Ep. 3: Coronavirus - Answering Public Health Concern with Dr. Cedric Dark

    Ep. 3: Coronavirus - Answering Public Health Concern with Dr. Cedric Dark

    Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark, Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas to answer public health questions and concerns about the novel virus, COVID-19, and its disproportionate effects on Black communities. Dr. Dark and Scales explore racial health disparities across our nation, with Black people having less access to healthcare and statistically higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 44 min
    Ep. 2: Say Her Name - Breonna Taylor, a Conversation with Tamika Mallory and Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker

    Ep. 2: Say Her Name - Breonna Taylor, a Conversation with Tamika Mallory and Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker

    Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Activist Tamika Mallory, Co-founder of Until Freedom, and Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker to discuss the brutal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed by police officers in her own home, and the ongoing marginalization of police violence against Black lives.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 31 min
    Ep. 1: Exploring the Media's Role in COVID-19 with Marc Lamont Hill

    Ep. 1: Exploring the Media's Role in COVID-19 with Marc Lamont Hill

    Activist and acclaimed author Marc Lamont Hill and Black Lives Matter Global Network, Managing Director, Kailee Scales discuss the media's responsibility in COVID-19 reporting, and how the Coronavirus media coverage aided in the misinformation circulated within Black communities. Scales and Hill discuss the inequities in the American Health System, preparedness, and the impact on our social, judicial, and financial systems.

    www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters

    • 44 min

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3.6 out of 5
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253 Ratings

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Started listening to podcast after EWTN stated that BLM was a “Marxist” organization. Thought I would listen for myself to understand for myself. I never found this to be truth. Organized religion is not BLM’s friend. There is an undercurrent of religion in BLM’s message that concerns me.

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