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Title IX Is More Than Sports

1/21/2019
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"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Title IX is federal civil rights law that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos has proposed new...

Duration:00:51:56

Governing Our “Persistent Human Problems”

1/14/2019
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Isn’t clean air, safe & nutritious food and potable water important to you? Who manages your trash or makes sure there is electricity? On this episode of #SundayCivics, L. Joy begins the conversation about our public utilities and the agencies that regulate them with guest Ibrahim Salih Abdul-Matin. #CivicDocket One Town's Decades Long Struggle For Cleaner Air http://snip.ly/e5090hHere’s What the USDA’s New Nutrition Rules Mean for the 30 Million Children Eating School Lunches...

Duration:00:52:00

Take Civic Action 2019: Choosing a Presidential Candidate

1/10/2019
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New Year, new presidential candidates. The 2020 race may be a ways off, but candidates are starting to reveal themselves. L. Joy brings Carol McDonald and Jamila Bey to the front of the class to discuss how they are making their decision to choose a presidential candidate and it may help you make yours. Show Guests Carol McDonald is a seasoned activist, changemaker and communications professional based in Washington, DC. With over 20 years of experience working in and for communities of...

Duration:00:51:56

The Democrats

1/8/2019
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When you use the phrase "the Democrats" who are you referring to? The democratic leadership in Congress, the Democratic Party or democratic voters? The Democrats actually include a mix of different leaders and our guest Rev. Dr. Leah Daughtry joins us to break it all down. Show Guest After completing her bachelor’s degree in Government at Dartmouth College, Leah started her political career on Capitol Hill, followed by a position within the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”). In both 2008...

Duration:00:51:56

Take Civic Action 2019: Census 2020

12/9/2018
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As the year comes to a close, our next few shows feature L. Joy sharing tips on how to #TakeCivicAction in 2019. We begin by revisiting Census 2020 with NPR National Correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. #CivicDocket L. Joy, June and Lurie discuss a few stories you may have missed. Supreme Court Appears Ready To Make It Harder For States To Confiscate Property - link Snowball Ban Overturned In Colorado Town After Request From 9-Year-Old Boy - link Show Guest Hansi Lo Wang is is a national...

Duration:00:51:56

What Do You Know About the Farm Bill?

12/3/2018
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While everyone excitedly awaits the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there is still work to be done by this “lame duck” session. Every five years, Congress passes legislation called "The Farm Bill" to set national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. This Congress still has to come to an agreement on this policy. Our Guest -- Professor William "Bill" Spriggs Professor Bill Spriggs is the former Chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University and Chief...

Duration:00:51:56

How to Change Election Law

12/3/2018
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Are you outraged by the long lines, the number of voters kicked off the rolls, the millions of dollars candidates need to run for office, faulty voting machines, confusion about voter ID and overall voter suppression tactics? We can #TakeCivicAction to change how we vote. Sista To Watch -- powered by Higher Heights for America What led to Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams being arrested? L. Joy tells us about the incident and Senator Williams' activism to make every vote count. Our Guest...

Duration:00:54:22

You Voted, Now What?

11/13/2018
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Whew!! We made it to the other side of another Election Day…..what do we do now? Listen as L. Joy breaks down what we need to do to continue to be #CivicallyEngaged after we vote. Joy shares the story of how she met 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award winner Jahana Hayes and celebrates her historic win during the “Sistas to Watch” segment powered by Higher Heights of America. LESSON Now that you have voted…..now what?? L. Joy’s lesson details four (4) things to keep you #CivicallyEngaged...

Duration:01:00:57

Let’s Make a Vote Plan

11/5/2018
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Studies show that you are more likely to make it to the polls if you actively make a plan to vote. Our civics teacher walks us through making our plan step-by-step so we can make our voice heard during #Midterms2018. First, L. Joy and the team are celebrating one year with SiriusXM Urban View. They’re giving thanks to the woman that made sure the show had a home there, Professor Karen Hunter and shouting out our great channel mates The Topeka K Sam Show (on at 9am EST), Momentum Advisors (on...

Duration:00:52:00

Sistas Gonna Work It Out

10/21/2018
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We get a history lesson on Black women's power at the voting booth and kick-off our new #SistasToWatch segment profiling Black women running for office with Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founders of Higher Heights for America. Today’s lesson is about Black women’s vote power in America beginning with their voter registration efforts immediately after the passage of the 19th Amendment. L. Joy uses an excerpt from The Crisis Vol. 21 No 5. March 1921 to show that Black women’s...

Duration:00:51:56

What’s On My Ballot

10/14/2018
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We've spent a great deal of time talking about the candidates on your ballot but you may also have important questions called ballot proposals that need your vote. We will get you ready to vote up and down the ballot by discussing ballot proposals and where to find information on judicial candidates. There is not one, but two lessons for us explaining what’s on our ballot to get us prepared to head for the polls this November and she is joined by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and...

Duration:00:52:00

What is the Role of Congress?

10/4/2018
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We are counting down to the midterm election with a discussion on the role of Congress featuring an interview with Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY 9th District). Whether you have already decided on a candidate or if you are still weighing who best represents your political values, use this episode for insights on the job your elected representative should be doing for you in Congress. First, Congresswoman Clarke shares her #FirstCivicAction which she experienced by way of her parents’...

Duration:00:51:56

What to Do After You Lose

9/23/2018
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Primary election season is officially over and some candidates didn't make it across the finish line. But just because you or your candidate lose the election, it doesn't mean it's time to take your toys and go home. L. Joy is always reading something to help keep us #CivicallyEngaged. This segment, she’s sharing the book she’s into now. “Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement” by Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on the many everyday women who...

Duration:00:59:47

Power and Importance of State Legislatures

9/9/2018
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Class is back in session!! Our civics teacher, L. Joy Williams is back with our Social Justice “Lawya” Lurie Daniel Favors and June to bring us back to the basics discussing the power and importance of State Legislatures with our guests New York State Assembly member & Vice Chairman of the Democratic Party Michael Blake (Assembly District 79 Bronx, NY) an New York State Senator Kevin Parker (21st Senate District, Brooklyn NY) and our “Lawya” will break down the importance of the Supreme...

Duration:00:55:31

When Activists Get Elected

7/15/2018
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What happens when the activist goes from protesting outside City Hall to getting elected and becoming part of the system? L. Joy introduces us to Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, an “activist-elected official”. 3:01 - Say hello to our summer interns Samantha and Amani. They hit the ground running doing the pre-production for this episode, creating content and questions for our guest. (Remember to pay your interns and not with food.) 8:30 - L. Joy will be attending the NAACP 109th National...

Duration:00:53:32

What Do You Know About Puerto Rico?

7/8/2018
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Puerto Rico is experiencing a humanitarian crisis following the slow and inept response to Hurricane Maria. Senator Gustavo Rivera and renowned organizer and independent journalist Rosa Clemente give us a history lesson on the political and economic reality of the U.S. territory. 3:14 - But first, L. Joy reiterates for us why she is so deeply committed to doing this show and that our audience knows that civic participation goes far beyond election day and weaves that into her take on the...

Duration:00:51:56

What’s Policy and What’s Law?

6/24/2018
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L. Joy sets aside the #CivicDocket to give us a quick breakdown of the difference between a policy and a law and we begin the first of many discussions on Universal Basic Income (UBI) with film maker, actor, writer and UBI advocate Conrad Shaw. 5:30 - What can you do in the civics space when you are feeling overwhelmed by daily events? L. Joy explains what #CivicAction can take during these times that are in flux. 9:30 - What is the difference between a law and a policy? L. Joy breaks it...

Duration:00:51:56

What We Should Demand of “Big Tech”

6/20/2018
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On this episode of #SundayCivics L. Joy shares where she’s been and what she has been doing with Higher Heights, sends love to our “Lawya” Lurie Daniel Favors and continues our conversation surrounding technology and our online data, which we believe will move you to #GetCivicallyEngaged, with Comedian, Writer and Activist Baratunde Thurston. #CIVICDOCKET - 03:23 A few of the civic related stories we discussed on the show that you may have missed in mainstream media. Follow the hashtag...

Duration:00:51:55

A Women’s Place Is In The House

6/3/2018
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On this episode of #SundayCivics L. Joy begins with a clarifying discussion on the difference between an elected "executive" official and an elected "representative" official with Lurie and June. Then her guest (featured on the #CivicDocket on episode 28) Liuba Grechen Shirley, candidate for Congress in New York’s 2nd District on Long Island joins L. Joy and the team for a stirring discussion where she shares her #FirstCivicAction, life journey that led her to politics and her very important...

Duration:01:03:32

Political Girls Trip to the ATL

5/20/2018
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L. Joy has packed her bags and is headed to Atlanta, Georgia on a Political Girls Trip, and of course, she brings along some friends. We talk about the importance of engaging in local and state politics and just why electing a Governor is important. 2:28 - L. Joy shares her experiences and great time she had speaking with the American Women’s Party’s Win With Women Conference and the Junior League of Northern Virginia. #CivicDocket - 05:03 A few of the civic related stories we discussed on...

Duration:00:51:58