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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.

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Talk It Through (with Andrea Guerrero)

6/28/2022
DeRay, De’Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including a stark racial bias among forensic scientists, the unique impact of Roe v Wade on Black women of the South, and a US Representative’s public declaration of “victory for white life”. DeRay interviews leader and activist Andrea Guerrero of Alliance San Diego about the cover up unit within the U.S. Border Patrol Agency. News DeRay...

Duration:01:17:44

Build Community (with David Dennis Jr.)

6/21/2022
DeRay, Myles, De’Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including the Uvalde police department cover up, Wells Fargo conducts fake interviews for women and PoC, new music from Beyonce, a new Black Hamlet play in theaters near you. DeRay interviews author David Dennis Jr. about his new book The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son and the Legacy of the Freedom Ride. News: DeRay...

Duration:01:26:23

Do Dessert (with Bill DeBlasio)

6/14/2022
DeRay, Myles, De’Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including police footage censorship, Harvard urged to return Native and African remains, Black students increased enrollment in HBCU, and Lil Nas X and BET Network public confrontation. DeRay interviews former mayor of New York Bill DeBlasio about his current moves, advice for the current administration, and more. News: DeRay https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/07/01/did-live-pd-let-police-censor-footage Kaya...

Duration:01:12:09

See Something (with Deepa Purushothaman)

6/7/2022
DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including prison's ban of the Spanish and Swahili language, the troubled legacy of feminine care products, and a public feud between Mo'Nique & D.L. Hughley. DeRay interviews author Deepa Purushothaman about her book The First, the Few, and The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. News DeRay...

Duration:01:08:14

Protect Yourself (with Marc Lamont Hill & Todd Brewster)

5/31/2022
DeRay, Myles, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including prison's inhumane dentistry practices, corporations Juneteenth merchandise, and a recent interview with rapper Isaiah Rashad. DeRay interviews journalists Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster about their book Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice. News: De’Ara...

Duration:01:35:39

Speak it Simple (with Topeka Sam)

5/24/2022
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a national poll on racism, first two Black women in White House press corps honored with lifetime achievement awards, and New Yorkers who helped identify Brooklyn shooter in danger of being deported. DeRay interviews activist and CEO Topeka Sam about her organization The Ladies of Hope Ministries. News: The Root of Haiti’s Misery:Reparations to Enslavers...

Duration:01:03:08

Enjoy the Music (with Joah Spearman)

5/17/2022
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a baby formula shortage, an all-Black cast opera show, a recent release from Kendrick Lamar, and a new historical cookbook. DeRay interviews activist and entrepreneur Joah Spearman about his candidacy for Austin City Council, District 9. News: DeRay https://twitter.com/ambergontrail/status/1524625188498776064?s=21&t=O_ku1ecLdVaTtvoipWFmKA De’Ara...

Duration:01:19:31

Disagree with Love (with Will Jawando)

5/10/2022
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including the ongoing Tulsa race massacre reparations lawsuit, the Smithsonian plans to return looted items, the racial disparity in bar exam results, and the rise and fall of Kevin Samuels. DeRay interviews Montgomery County Council member and author Will Jawando about his new book My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole. News: Kaya...

Duration:01:34:35

Make the Ask (with Andre Perry)

5/3/2022
DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a city ban on co-living, the tobacco industry targeting Black Americans, and the life & legacy of Ceyenne Doroshow. DeRay interviews author and scholar Andre Perry about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. News: Myles https://www.gq.com/story/ceyenne-doroshow-glits-founder-profile Kaya...

Duration:01:31:08

Do the Things (with Selema Masekela)

4/26/2022
DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week — including Florida's rejection of 54 math books, descendants of the enslaved fight for space, and the life & legacy of Hazel Scott. DeRay interviews Emmy-nominated producer & surfer Selema Masekela about his book Afro Surf, the new wave of activism centering Black surfers, and more. News Kaya https://www.npr.org/2022/04/18/1093277449/florida-mathematics-textbooks DeRay...

Duration:01:12:38

See It (with Katie Curran O'Malley)

4/19/2022
DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including anti-lynching legislation, a sharp increase in depression amongst American teens, and a police chief indicted for illegal gun dealing. DeRay interviews Katie Curran O'Malley about her candidacy for Maryland Attorney General. News DeRay https://fox59.com/indiana-news/former-ohio-police-chief-indiana-gun-dealers-plead-guilty-in-conspiracy-to-illegally-sell-machine-guns/ Kaya...

Duration:00:58:58

Make it a Big Deal (with Prof. Dorothy Roberts)

4/12/2022
DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including the evolution of no knock warrants, Black Jews speak up & speak out, freed people's letters to their former enslavers, and T.I.'s public feud with a Black woman comedian. DeRay interviews author and professor Dorothy Roberts about her new book Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families— and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World. News DeRay https://endallnoknocks.org/ Kaya...

Duration:01:17:04

Listen Better

4/5/2022
DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including shadow credit scores, a Black community built on contaminated land, and Mo’Nique & Lee Daniels Patch a 14-year Feud. News: Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/04/01/new-orleans-gordon-plaza-epa/ DeRay https://www.propublica.org/article/how-your-shadow-credit-score-could-decide-whether-you-get-an-apartment Myles...

Duration:01:11:36

Keep it in the Chat (with Reshma Saujani)

3/29/2022
DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including home appraisal racial bias, mild COVID linked with brain damage, two Black brothers exonerated from a murder charge, and an interactive Prince exhibit in Chicago. DeRay interviews author and activist Reshma Saujani about her new book Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It's Different Than You Think). News: Kaya...

Duration:01:21:32

Read Out Loud (with Bridget Todd)

3/22/2022
DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a judge's criminalization of mothers who report domestic abuse, Black women targeted by big Pharma, Black Americans leading the NFT/crypto revolution, and the trials and triumph of artist Campbell Addy. DeRay interviews activist and speaker Bridget Todd about the roots of the internet, the impact that it has, and why it disproportionately harms women, communities of color, and LGBTQ folks. Kaya...

Duration:01:25:06

Free Keith Davis Jr. (with Nicole Lynn Lewis)

3/15/2022
DeRay and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including three Black women oversee voting access for more than 37 million Americans and eight young burglars exposure of cointelpro + FBI misconduct. DeRay interviews author and CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis about her non-profit organization Generation Hope and her personal memoir PREGNANT GIRL: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. De'Ara...

Duration:00:49:57

Check In (with Lizz Winstead)

3/8/2022
DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including US basketball players stuck in Ukraine and Russia, Hertz car rental report returned cars as stolen, and a free library by Solange’s Saint Heron studio featuring books by Black creators. DeRay interviews activist and comedian Lizz Winstead about her legacy on the Daily Show and her recent advocacy around the Mississippi abortion case. Myles...

Duration:01:18:00

More to Learn (with Candice Benbow)

3/1/2022
DeRay, Myles, De'Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including skyrocketed ambulance costs, a Florida bill targeting transgender youth, a Baltimore museum of art and the efforts of Destination Crenshaw. DeRay interviews theologian and author Candice Benbow about her new book Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough. DeRay...

Duration:00:57:10

Continue the Fight (with Prof. Gregory Cooke)

2/22/2022
DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including billions of dollars in hoarded welfare funds, a senate vote to evict Black people to Africa, and a Miss Cleo psychic documentary. DeRay interviews filmmaker and historian Professor Gregory S. Cooke about his documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II. Myles https://www.vibe.com/news/movies-tv/miss-cleo-psychic-documentary-1234648679/ Kaya...

Duration:01:19:34

Do It Now (with Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu)

2/15/2022
DeRay, Myles, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black people enslaved long after Emancipation Proclamation, a Missouri art gallery celebrating Black History Month, and the life and death of the true "Godmother of Funk". DeRay interviews Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu about her work as an vitreoretinal surgeon and her research on health disparity and treatment gaps for Black people and people of color. Myles https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-60330415 De’Ara...

Duration:00:57:02