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

6/17/2018
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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

6/10/2018
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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

6/3/2018
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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

5/27/2018
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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

5/20/2018
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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

5/13/2018
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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

5/6/2018
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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

4/29/2018
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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

4/15/2018
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Duration:00:00:52

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

4/8/2018
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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

4/1/2018
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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

3/25/2018
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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

The Real State of Black Unemployment | Ronald Marlow, Dr. Valerie Wilson

3/18/2018
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This week we discuss The Real State of Black Unemployment, with guests Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE); and Ronald Marlow, Vice President for Workforce Development at the National Urban League and former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Workforce Development. From the National Urban League, For the Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of...

Duration:00:47:23

Gentrification: How We Can Preserve Our Communities While Ensuring Economic Development | George Lambert, Dr. Derek Musgrove

3/11/2018
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This week we discuss Gentrification: How We Can Preserve Our Communities While Ensuring Economic Development, with guests Urban League of Greater Washington CEO George Lambert, and Dr. Derek Musgrove, who is an Associate Professor of Post-World War II U.S. History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of the book Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital. From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that...

Duration:00:47:52

Black Women Matter: Combatting the Maternal Mortality Crisis | Dr. Christy Gamble, Nimaako Brown

3/4/2018
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On this week’s episode, we’re discussing a silent epidemic that is killing black women across the country and world: childbirth. We’re joined by Dr. Christy Gamble, former Director of Health Policy for the Black Women’s Health Imperative; and Ms. Nimaako Brown, Senior Director of Community Health and Wellness at the National Urban League. From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that discusses policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of...

Duration:00:39:28

Tipping the Scales of Justice: How This Administration Is Quietly Changing Our Judicial System | Kristen Clarke, Chris Kang

2/25/2018
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From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that discusses persistent policy and social issues affecting communities of color. Your host is Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau. On this week’s episode, we focus on how the Trump Administration is quietly changing the U.S. judicial system by nominating unqualified, young, white, conservative men for judgeships and what it means for communities of color. Don is...

Duration:00:55:20

Workforce Automation and Its Impact on Communities of Color | Spencer Overton and Malcom Glenn

2/19/2018
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On this week’s episode, we are discussing the automation of the workforce, and its impact on communities of color. We are joined by Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Malcom Glenn, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager at Uber Technologies. They discuss the importance of local leadership when identifying upcoming jobs, why we should embrace and prepare for the opportunities and change to move ahead, and how to make sure...

Duration:00:33:45

FBI’s Dangerous Attempt to Label Black Activists As “Black Identity Extremists” | U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Professor Justin Hansford

2/12/2018
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On this week’s episode, we discuss the FBI’s attempt to label and investigate Black activists as “Black Identity Extremists.” We’re joined by U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Representative of California’s 37th district and member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Mr. Justin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University and Executive Director of Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. They discuss the danger in the FBI’s recent report on “Black Identity Extremist” groups and...

Duration:00:41:11

For The Movement

2/11/2018
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For The Movement, co-hosted by National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. Morial, Donald Cravins, Jr.,Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, and Jordun Lawrence, is aimed at elevating and discussing persistent policy, social and civil rights issues affecting African Americans and communities of color.

Duration:00:02:46