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The 116th Congress: Tackling policy issues and advocacy efforts with the new Congress | Cara Morris & Susie Feliz

12/3/2018
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In this week’s episode, we discuss the National Urban League’s initial plans for policy issues and advocacy efforts for 2019. Hear NUL Vice President for Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives, Cara Morris and NUL Vice President for Policy and Legislative Affairs, Susie Feliz as they reflect on 2018 and plan for 2019. The host for this episode is Donald Cravins, Jr. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting...

Duration:00:42:49

2018 Midterm Elections: What the Results Mean for Communities of Color | Sindy M. Benavides

11/12/2018
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This week’s episode focuses on what the 2018 Midterm Election results mean for communities of color. We sit down with Sindy Benavides, Chief Executive Office for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country. The hosts for this episode are Donald Cravins, Jr. and Antonesia “Toni” Wiley. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of...

Duration:00:41:12

Change in America Begins By Voting | Marc H. Morial

11/5/2018
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This week’s episode is a continuation of NUL’s focus on the upcoming 2018 Elections. There are critical congressional and state elections taking place throughout the country. Hear NUL President and CEO Marc Morial discuss why voting is our only option for survival in these uncertain times and hear from SVP for Affiliate Services Herman Lessard on the civic engagement efforts of the Urban League Affiliate Movement. The host for this episode is Donald Cravins, Jr. From the National Urban...

Duration:00:16:55

Civic Engagement during the 2018 Election Cycle | Ebony Baylor, Ebonie Riley

10/29/2018
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In this week’s episode, we discuss civic engagement during the 2018 Election Cycle with Ebony Baylor, Director of Civic Engagement for the National Urban League; and Ebonie Riley, DC Bureau Chief for the National Action Network. The hosts for this episode are Donald Cravins, Jr. and Antonesia “Toni” Wiley. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Discussed in this episode: Midterm...

Duration:00:38:35

Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Social Change Pt. 2

10/22/2018
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This week we continue our episode from last week that was recorded during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The National Urban League hosted a panel discussion on “Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Social Change” with Moderator, Quentin James (Co-Founder of the Collective PAC), LaTricea Adams (Founder of Black Millennials for Flint), Wesley Bell (St. Louis County Prosecutor-elect), Dr. Wes Bellamy (Charlottesville, VA Vice Mayor),...

Duration:00:47:43

Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Social Change Pt. 1

10/15/2018
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This week we have a special episode that was recorded during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The National Urban League hosted a panel discussion on “Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Social Change” with Moderator, Quentin James (Co-Founder of the Collective PAC), LaTricea Adams (Founder of Black Millennials for Flint), Wesley Bell (St. Louis County Prosecutor-elect), Dr. Wes Bellamy (Charlottesville, VA Vice Mayor), Reverend Tony Lee...

Duration:00:37:27

Self Care and Mental Health in a Resistance Movement

9/24/2018
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This week we discuss ways to self care and protect mental health in an age of increased activism with psychologist, Dr. Charlayne Hayling-Williams, co-founder of Community Wellness Ventures. 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. Mentioned In This Episode: Defining self-care and mental health in a resistance movement. Debunking...

Duration:00:41:46

Bridging The Digital Divide: Using Tech For Social Good

9/17/2018
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In this week's episode Rhonda Spears Bell talks with Tony Williams, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Comcast, and Nancy Flake Johnson, CEO of the Atlanta Urban League, to discuss Bridging The Digital Divide: Using Tech For Social Good. In this episode, learn how the National Urban League and Comcast are partnering to break down technology barriers and how you can make a social impact with your business. Contact and Follow: Web: #ForTheMovement Email: podcast@nul.org Twitter:...

Duration:00:17:55

Technology Is Shaping Jobs in the Automotive Industry | Tonya Hallet, Myron Lloyd

9/10/2018
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This week we discuss how technology is shaping the automotive industry with Tonya Hallett, Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Human Resources at General Motors; and Myron Lloyd, Information Technology Counsel, from our national conference. The special 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...

Duration:00:13:16

Save the Supreme Court, Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

9/3/2018
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This week we’re joined by Todd Cox, Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, to inform and discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court and the unusual steps the Senate Majority is taking to replace Justice Kennedy with Brett Kavanaugh. The host for this episode is Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs at the National Urban League. From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and...

Duration:00:19:57

She Works Hard For The Money: Black Women Pay Gap

8/27/2018
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This week we discuss the Black women pay gap with Joi Chaney, Executive Director of Equal Pay Today. 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. Mentioned In This Episode: http://www.equalpaytoday.org https://twitter.com/EqualPay2dayOrg Contact and Follow: Web: #ForTheMovement Email: podcast@nul.org Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:08

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 Selection California...

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 routine Black...

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