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The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Monday. Subscribe today! Season 3 of The Coolest Show redefines how we win on climate and environmental justice centering Black and Brown climate activists and communities of color. Host Rev Yearwood brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. This season focuses on how the climate crisis connects to our realities, who’s responsible for the crisis, and how to use people power to end environmental racism. Season 2 of The Coolest Show features discussions with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Season 1 is a live radio format, with current events and guest interviews. Antonique Smith and Mustafa Santiago Ali join Rev Yearwood as co-hosts on many episodes. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform.

The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Monday. Subscribe today! Season 3 of The Coolest Show redefines how we win on climate and environmental justice centering Black and Brown climate activists and communities of color. Host Rev Yearwood brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. This season focuses on how the climate crisis connects to our realities, who’s responsible for the crisis, and how to use people power to end environmental racism. Season 2 of The Coolest Show features discussions with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Season 1 is a live radio format, with current events and guest interviews. Antonique Smith and Mustafa Santiago Ali join Rev Yearwood as co-hosts on many episodes. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform.

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The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Monday. Subscribe today! Season 3 of The Coolest Show redefines how we win on climate and environmental justice centering Black and Brown climate activists and communities of color. Host Rev Yearwood brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. This season focuses on how the climate crisis connects to our realities, who’s responsible for the crisis, and how to use people power to end environmental racism. Season 2 of The Coolest Show features discussions with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Season 1 is a live radio format, with current events and guest interviews. Antonique Smith and Mustafa Santiago Ali join Rev Yearwood as co-hosts on many episodes. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform.

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Episodes

S3 Ep 35: CBC Series: Bonds From Change w/ Donna Edwards

9/17/2021
In honor of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 50th year of servitude to the Black community, we interviewed 5 of its representatives, four of whom are currently serving districts across the United States. "I'm hopeful because I do think that we have a resilient system and the mechanisms in place to push back on people who are challenging democracy. But it also requires an engaged citizenry." Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards speaks with Rev Yearwood in the conclusion of the...

Duration:01:01:47

S3 Ep 34: CBC Series: Declaration of Faith w/ Rep. Hank Johnson

9/16/2021
In honor of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 50th year of servitude to the Black community, we interviewed 5 of its representatives, four of whom are currently serving districts across the United States. Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson shares how actively engaging in political movements is a declaration of faith. “But really, our work and our family, everything off, everything that we do is a matter of faith, is an extension of our faith. Faith permeates all of our...

Duration:00:55:23

S3 Ep 33: CBC Series: Sisterhood Strengthening Society w/ Rep. Yvette Clarke

9/15/2021
In honor of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 50th year of servitude to the Black community, we interviewed 5 of its representatives, four of whom are currently serving districts across the United States. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke from New York’s 9th Congressional District joins Rev Yearwood and inspires the next generation as she speaks to young Black women. “We do our part in lifting up and lifting up not only our community, but by extension, all of humanity, because we...

Duration:00:56:22

S3 Ep 32: CBC Series: Producing Progressive Reform w/ Rep. Jamaal Bowman

9/14/2021
In honor of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 50th year of servitude to the Black community, we interviewed 5 of its representatives, four of whom are currently serving districts across the United States. “I want to end poverty in this district. I’m going to do everything in my power to work with other elected officials and whomever to end poverty in this district.” Congressman Jamaal Bowman from New York’s 16th Congressional District joins Rev Yearwood to discuss hip hop...

Duration:00:55:42

S3 Ep 31: CBC Series: Infrastructure For All w/ Rep. Maxine Waters

9/13/2021
In honor of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 50th year of servitude to the Black community, we interviewed 5 of its representatives, four of who are currently serving districts across the United States. “Everything that we do, we should look at [it from]a historical perspective and then connect it to what is going on now.” Rev Yearwood speaks with Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California’s 43rd Congressional District. The two discuss the intersectionality of issues with the...

Duration:00:38:19

S3 Ep 30: Black Oak Collective w/ Sarah Nesbit & Wes Gobar

9/6/2021
Black Oak Collective is a networking organization that gives Black professionals the resources they need to dismantle white supremacy in the environmental movement and/or build their own institutions. Rev Yearwood speaks with Wes Gobar and Sarah Nesbit, co-founders of Black Oak Collective. The two discuss intergenerational relationship building, building the capacity of young Black professionals, and the new generation of the Congressional Black Caucus. Support Black Oak Collective:...

Duration:01:05:57

S3 Ep 29: The Equity Initiative w/ Leslie Fields

8/30/2021
After spending 30 years in a movement, one is able to reflect on the challenges, the growth, and provide insight to the next generation. Movement spaces are but a microcosm of society where, just like the world we’re striving to change, we have to center and build on our values. Rev Yearwood speaks with Leslie Fields, the National Director of policy, advocacy, and legal at Sierra Club. The two discuss discriminatory philanthropy, reparations, and global intersections on climate change. The...

Duration:00:54:30

S3 E28: No Fear w/ Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

8/23/2021
It takes a lot of courage for whistleblowers to come forward and reveal information, risking their livelihoods. What began with an EPA employee exposing unethical vanadium pentoxide mining in South Africa led to the protection of whistleblowers from discrimination and retaliation. Rev Yearwood speaks with Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, EPA whistleblower, former Black Panther, and president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. The two discuss the No FEAR Coalition, decoding the language...

Duration:01:22:40

S3 Ep 27 : 40 Acres and Climate Change w/ John Boyd

8/16/2021
Black farmers are facing extinction with a 99% decline since 1920 due to racial discrimination by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. While seeking debt relief through section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan, farmers of color are facing delay due to white farmers suing to block payments. Rev Yearwood speaks with John Boyd, the president and founder of the National Black Farmers Association. The two discuss the history of land theft from Black farmers, tactics to prevent them from receiving...

Duration:00:57:41

S3 Ep 26: Africa Rising w/ Emira Woods

8/9/2021
Pan-Africanism is rooted in the connectivity and power of the Black/African diaspora. The continent of Africa is the epicenter of humanity--driving the future of not only the diaspora, but the world. Rev Yearwood speaks with Emira Woods, the senior advisor of Shine and associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. The two discuss the colonial and economic oppression of Africa, the power and potential of women, and liberation leaders of the past and future. Support the Shine Campaign:...

Duration:00:57:08

S3 Ep 25: Black Energy Revolution w/ Dr. Michael Dorsey

8/2/2021
It’s extremely dangerous when people in positions of power/leadership make empty promises and play two sides of the field. Slow-walking progress costs people their livelihoods. We must hold the people “on our side” just as accountable as those who oppose us. Rev Yearwood speaks with energy investor Dr. Michael K Dorsey. The two discuss the US’ role in the shift to clean energy, an energy revolution in the Black diaspora, and the Black Owners Solar Services organization. Support Black Owners...

Duration:01:02:49

S3 Ep:24 Donors of Color w/ Danielle Deane and Miya Yoshitani

7/26/2021
Did you know that only 1.3% of the U.S.-based climate funding goes to Black, indigenous, and people of color-led environmental justice groups? The Climate Funder's Justice Pledge calls on foundations to do better in the fight for climate justice. Donors of Color Network, a philanthropic group dedicated to funding racial equity efforts, has asked the top 40 climate funders to disclose precisely what percentage of their funding during these past two years went to organizations led by BIPOC...

Duration:01:07:05

S3 Ep 23: Green Deen w/ Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

7/19/2021
It is important to be grounded when doing this work. For people like Rev Yearwood and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, urban strategist and author, they ground themselves in their spiritual faith. They discuss extractivism vs regeneration, phases of the environmental movement, and the connections between Islam and the environment. The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen...

Duration:01:01:13

S3 Ep 22: Faith, Victory, and Pipelines w/ Justin J. Pearson & Scottie Fitzgerald

7/12/2021
On July 2nd, 2021, the Hip Hop Caucus held a press conference to rally around the Byhalia pipeline fight in Memphis, Tennessee. Later that day, Plains All American Pipeline announced the cancellation of the 49-mile proposed Byhalia pipeline that would have gone right through the predominantly Black Southwest Memphis to transport crude oil for export. In this episode of The Coolest Show, you’ll hear part of our press conference to depict the tone and fight before the cancellation, as well as...

Duration:01:17:02

S3 Ep 21: Eco CEO w/ Maya Penn

7/5/2021
While people are profiting off the planet and the most vulnerable, creatives are leading innovation in sustainability with a heart and people-centered approach. The artist's eye is the bridge between the culture and movements. Rev Yearwood speaks with Maya Penn, environmental activist and CEO of the eco-fashion brand Maya’s Ideas. Maya and Rev discuss standing on the shoulders of giants, buying Black and ethical, and the rise of Black women entrepreneurship. Support Maya’s Ideas:...

Duration:00:55:55

S3 Ep 20: Next Step Up w/ Elise Tolbert

6/28/2021
Racism is a public health crisis that fuels the Black community’s lack of trust in the government. Incidents such as the Tuskegee experiment and the Flint water crisis are examples of environmental racism, also categorized as genocide. Rev Yearwood speaks with Elise Tolbert, Founder and Executive Director of Next Step Up and the Deputy Director of Partner Engagement at Climate Action Campaign. Elise and Rev Yearwood discuss the need for young leadership, Black mental health, and the...

Duration:00:48:51

S3 Ep 19: Producers’ Discussion

6/21/2021
The producers of The Coolest Show (DeJuan Cross, Destiny Hodges, and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin) give listeners an inside look at the production of the show. Rev Yearwood guides them through a critical conversation on: why spaces like The Coolest Show are needed to speak truth to power; the importance of prioritizing a Black audience for a climate podcast; and “lifting up the struggle while it’s evolving.” The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new...

Duration:01:32:54

S3 Ep 18: Youth Vs Apocalypse w/ Isha Clarke & Aniya Butler

6/14/2021
Institutionalized groups want young, BIack, and Indigenous organizers to be inspirational and play a superficial role. But oftentimes, they don’t want to fund their work to effectively dismantle systems of oppression. It is easier to do the work that coddles one’s privilege because they don’t have to confront their privilege or the realities that communities first and foremost affected are experiencing. Rev Yearwood speaks with Isha Clark, Co-founder of Youth Vs Apocalypse, and Aniya Butler,...

Duration:00:59:29

S3 Ep 17: Calypso Climate w/ Natalie Mebane

6/7/2021
The fight for fair equity and access to appropriate resources has been an uphill battle for many organizations started in black communities. Funders have historically not trusted black organizations, resulting in folks doing twice the work for a small percentage of any available support. Rev Yearwood Speaks with Natalie Mebane, Associate Director of U.S. Policy at 350.org. Natalie shares her origins in the movement, the culture in her home of Trinidad and Tobago, using privilege to help the...

Duration:01:15:05

S3 Ep 16: Bold Climate w/ Jane Fleming Kleeb

5/31/2021
The Coalitions are necessary in working to solve the climate crisis. They are often composed of people with different experiences, perspectives, needs, and opinions. So how do we secure a win with such a coalition? Rev Yearwood speaks with Jane Fleming Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and President of Bold Alliance. She shared her experience as a former young activist, building the Cowboy Indian Alliance, and ongoing pipeline fights. The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop...

Duration:00:54:07