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State of Black Health | Linda Goler Blount, MPH

8/20/2018
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This week we discuss what discuss the State of Black Health with Linda Goler, president and CEO, of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. The host for this episode is Rhonda Spears Bell, Chief Marketing Officer at the National Urban League. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Discussed In This Episode: State of Black Health: The ability to garner quality health care and quality...

Duration:00:13:01

August Break

8/13/2018
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For The Movement will return on Monday, August 20th with more great episodes. During our hiatus, be sure to catch up on all past episodes, and subscribe and rate us on your podcast platform of choice. We love hearing from our listeners. Feel free to send your comments, questions, episode ideas, and/or praise to podcast@nul.org.

Duration:00:00:57

HBCUs Matter | Naomi Shelton, UNCF

8/6/2018
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This week we discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities and why they still matter with Naomi Shelton, Director of K-12 Advocacy at the United Negro College Fund. The host for this episode is Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Discussed in this episode: Importance of HBCUs The rise, decline and rise, again, of HBCUs Steps to support...

Duration:00:24:11

Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection | Alexis Hoag, Senior Counsel

7/30/2018
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This week we discuss racial discrimination in the jury selection process with Alexis Hoag, Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Discussed in this episode: Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court Criticizing Race-Based Jury...

Duration:00:29:18

DeRay McKesson: Activist, Culture Creator and Movement Maker

7/23/2018
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This week we sit down with activist, culture creator and movement maker DeRay McKesson to learn more about him and to get his take on various topics and social issues. This episode is co-hosted by Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. In this episode DeRay discusses: The state of Black America Pod Save America His daily...

Duration:00:33:49

Black Republicans: Fact vs. Fiction | Elroy Sailor, Republican Strategist

7/16/2018
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This week we discuss what it means to be a Black Republican with Elroy Sailor, Founder of Insight America and Republican Strategist. The host for this episode is Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. ------ “I saw a need as a young student at Morehouse College to have Black people in the Republican Party.” “I joined the Republican Party because I wanted to...

Duration:00:54:09

July 4th Break: #ReclaimingOurIndependence

7/2/2018
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In the spirit of July 4th, we’re taking a two-week break. For The Movement will return on Monday, July 16, with more great episodes. During our hiatus, be sure to catch up on all past episodes, and subscribe and rate us on your podcast platform of choice. We love hearing from our listeners. Feel free to send your comments, questions, episode ideas, and/or praise to podcast@nul.org. See you on July 16th!

Duration:00:00:59

Access to Capital: A Challenge for Small and Minority Businesses

6/25/2018
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This week we discuss the challenges small and minority business owners encounter when trying to gain funding or access to capital for their businesses. The guests are Aron Betru, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute; and Chris Upperman, CEO of Envolve Entrepreneurship and former Assistant Administrator of the Office of Public Engagement at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun...

Duration:00:58:47

Elections & the Black Vote | Holli Holiday, Dr. Elise Scott

6/18/2018
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This week we discuss the importance of elections and the influence of Black women voters. The guests are Holli Holiday, senior political and data advisor to the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Dr. Elise Scott, director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and...

Duration:00:38:48

Weaponizing Whiteness: Racism, Implicit Bias and Social Exclusion | Dr. Jason Johnson, Dr. Connie Razza

6/11/2018
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This week we discuss why white people routinely call the police on black people when doing innocuous things and the implications of these occurrences. We also unpack the concept of social exclusion and how it affects people of color. The guests are Dr. Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root.com, political science professor at Morgan State University, and frequent contributor to MSNBC and Sirius XM; and Dr. Connie Razza, director of research at Demos. The hosts for this episode are...

Duration:00:40:04

The Congressional Black Caucus On “What We Have to Lose” | Rep. Cedric Richmond, CBC Chair

6/4/2018
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This week we discuss the history of the Congressional Black Caucus, their mission, and the Jobs and Justice Act, which is a newly introduced bill to address many of the issues impacting urban and rural America. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Mentioned in...

Duration:00:25:03

Environmental Racism: It’s A Thing | Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver and Mustafa Ali

5/28/2018
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This week we define and discuss environmental racism and how it has long affected the quality of life experienced by African Americans and communities of color. Our guests are Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint; and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. The host for this episode is Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses...

Duration:00:52:35

Reflecting on The Movement and the State of Black America | Damon Young, Hugh Price, Benjamin Crump, Marc Morial, Jason Towns, Angela Yee, Vie Kaufman

5/21/2018
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This week strayed from our usual format to talk with key people in the Urban League Movement and fight for economic parity and social justice. We’ve asked our guests to share their personal accounts and reflection of their time in the civil rights and Urban League Movement, as well as their take on the State of Black America. Our guests are Damon Young (Very Smart Brothas), Hugh Price (Aspen Institute), Benjamin Crump (Civil Rights Attorney), Marc H. Morial (National Urban League), Jason...

Duration:01:25:29

Mignon Clyburn on the FCC and Her Legacy

5/14/2018
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This week we sit down with outgoing Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on her historic career as the first African American woman to be appointed to the FCC and briefly lead this small but important government agency. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs; and Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and...

Duration:00:37:54

Black & Addicted: Addressing the African American Opioid Crisis | Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Dr. Edwin Chapman

5/7/2018
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This week we discuss ways to address the Black Opioid Crisis and the whitewashing of this epidemic with guests Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Dr. Edwin Chapman, Drug Addiction Specialist. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts for this episode are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and...

Duration:00:36:52

Educational Equity and Excellence Defined

4/30/2018
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This week we discuss how to achieve education equity and excellence in America’s public school system. Our guest is Dr. Hal Smith, Senior Vice President for Education, Youth Development, and Health at the National Urban League. The host for this episode is Kim Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:37:18

Spring Break

4/16/2018
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Duration:00:00:52

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

4/9/2018
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This week we discuss Taking Aim at Gun Violence with guests Shari Runner, President of the Chicago Urban League; four youth activists at the March for Our Lives; and Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting...

Duration:00:34:15

2020 Census: What You Need To Know

4/2/2018
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This week we discuss the 2020 Census: What You Need To Know with guest Jeri Green, advisor to the National Urban League on the upcoming 2020 Census, and former senior advisor for civic engagement in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues...

Duration:00:46:13

Senate So White: The Push for Congressional Diversity

3/26/2018
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This week we discuss Senate So White: The Push For Congressional Diversity with guests Don Bell, director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies, and Tamia Booker, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Cory Booker. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts for this episode are Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy, and...

Duration:00:46:23