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This Week in Blackness is an award winning video and radio series discussing race, politics and pop-culture. Featuring satirist, columnist and founder of TWiB! Elon James White, Political Strategist L. Joy Williams and TWiB's 2 Cent Editor Aaron Rand Freeman.
 
Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
For Fuck’s Sake, A theatre podcast hopes to open up a dialogue with theatre artists about topical issues happening right now. Authentic and candid conversations, in an extended format where we get to hang for a month of weekly episodes with guest co-hosts from all facets of the performing arts world. Allowing us to unpack some real sh*t. Hosted by award-winning NYC theatre director & producer Aaron Salazar. This is not your average theatre podcast. Curious? Good, alright. Here we go. Origina ...
 
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L. Joy is happy! Why? Because she’s been civically engaged, along with community partners, around voting rights. Those civic actions have resulted in both houses of the New York State Legislature passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York State. This legislation is how New York is stepping up in the absence of federal protections. Then…
 
It’s time to get primed and prepped for the midterm elections. L. Joy walks us through step by step how to on creating a report card for your elected officials, grading them, then engaging them. Next, L. Joy brings Nse Ufot back to the front of the class to discuss the continued laser focused work of the New Georgia Project on winning in Georgia.…
 
As digital assets like cryptocurrency and NFTs become more mainstream, design thinker and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri believes that creators are uniquely positioned to benefit. These blockchain-enabled technologies could remove the need for a "middleman" in the form of large social media platforms, allowing creators to more freely distribute the…
 
Media has always played a part in social justice movements. Cellphones, social media, and the internet give an immediacy and democratization to today’s media, for good and for bad. L. Joy brings Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster to discuss their book, Seen and Unseen, our greater connectivity because of technology, and how all of this new media is…
 
We are living in a digital explosion. Opportunities are seemingly everywhere but out of reach for too many Americans, especially those already marginalized. The pandemic has heightened the need to close the digital divide, expand education access to credentialed courses in the field, and an immediate call for a digital Bill of Rights. To have the c…
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt advocated for it in his 1944 State of the Union Address. Martin Luther King Jr. demanded it over 20 years later during the Poor People’s Campaign. Yet, we still do not have an Economic Bill of Rights. L. Joy brings Nina Turner to the front of the class to discuss how an Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century would help c…
 
How do we define worth in society, and who gets status? Sociologist Michele Lamont studies these questions and investigates ways to broaden the circle of recognition and fight the harm of social stigmatization. She lays out the steps needed to make more inclusive societies -- and it all starts by expanding our idea of who matters.…
 
Check cashing places, payday loan lenders, car title loans, and flex loans are examples of predatory financial products that are pretty much the only resort for people living in low income areas. With repayment rates of up to 400%, how do people who are starting off with less survive if they continuously have to pay more? To break down what we need…
 
According to the United Nations, adequate, effective and prompt reparation is intended to promote justice by redressing gross violations of international human rights law or serious violations of international humanitarian law. Reparation should be proportional to the gravity of the violations and the harm suffered. To take us on a deep dive into t…
 
Did you know that the Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) population is, according to the AAPI Victory Fund, 23 million plus people strong with roots from countries in East, South, and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. They have vast ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity and make up approximately six percent of America’s population. L…
 
After leading a well-established life as a pastor, father and husband, Paula Stone Williams could no longer deny her truth and transitioned. In this conversational and at times humorous reflection, Williams offers her perspective on the everyday experiences lost, gained and once taken for granted in her journey of trans womanhood.…
 
“Congratulations, you are simply glowing!” “You’re going to be a wonderful mother, I’m so happy for you,” are just a few of the phrases said to women who are pregnant. But when it comes to teenage pregnancy and teenage fatherhood, you may not hear those words and most certainly will experience shame and lack of support, at a time when you would nee…
 
"Every great and difficult thing has required a strong sense of optimism," says editor and author Kevin Kelly, who believes that we have a moral obligation to be optimistic. Tracing humanity's progress throughout history, he's observed that a positive outlook helps us solve problems and empowers us to forge a path forward. In this illuminating talk…
 
"It is time for a gender reckoning, beginning with men authentically confronting our internal selves and each other," says essayist and intersectional justice advocate Jimmie Briggs. In this call to action for gender equity, he unpacks how traditional notions of masculinity harm society and offers three ways men can help promote personal safety, di…
 
Since Texas passed SB8, several states legislatures have followed suit with their own versions of legislation that would severely restrict abortion access in the hopes it will be challenged on the federal level, placing Roe v Wade at risk. To give us the lay of the reproductive justice land and action steps to get engaged, L. Joy brings Kelley Robi…
 
Although President Barack Obama made being an organizer “sexy,” being an organizer from the ground up is hard work. L. Joy brings the new Executive Director of Community Voices Heard (CVH), Juanita O. Lewis, to the front of the class to discuss her life in organizing, best practices and strategies for organizing, and she shares CVH’s survey and ini…
 
It is time. It’s time to get to the heart of how we think about our societal problems and solutions differently. Thinking differently about public safety, education, health care--dealing with the actual issues and finding common ground, which may be messy and uncomfortable, but can be done. L. Joy begins class with our new Vote Mama candidate Spotl…
 
If you're wondering why blackface -- mimicking people of African descent via stereotypes and makeup-darkened skin -- is a big deal, then perhaps a little history lesson can help demystify the outcry. Dwan Reece, curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains how this practice permeates the American psyche and cultu…
 
L. Joy has discussed criminal justice reform and how as a society we can think through and get engaged around making change, and we are going to keep the conversation going. On this episode, L. Joy brings State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County Maryland, Aisha Braveboy to the front of the class to break down exactly what the school to prison pi…
 
L. Joy gives us important actions to take today, and throughout the year on Voting Rights. She reviews our lesson “No Constitutional Right To Vote” with guest Barbara Arnwine at the front of the class, giving us the historical context, and recent history, as to why we continue to fight to secure voting rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated in …
 
Elected prosecutors are part of the community. They hold the power to determine who gets prosecuted and their sentences. What tools do prosecutors have that can ensure fairness and equity, as well as criminal justice reform? To continue the conversation L. Joy began with Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez on conviction and sentencing review units; she has b…
 
Iimani David said “art is what separates us from the animals.” With arts and culture being such a big part of our lives from the economy, to mental health, to community, why aren’t more of our tax dollars used to support them? To explain how the government funds the arts and what COVID recovery looks like for that sector, L. Joy brings Taneshia Nas…
 
Without the internet, how would you have coped with the pandemic -- from work and school, to maintaining your closest relationships? In the digital age, reliance on the internet is so common and seems ubiquitous, yet billions of people worldwide still go without it. Digital transformation strategist Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa advocates for collective …
 
Some days, it's hard to be optimistic. But cynicism -- the idea that people are inherently selfish, greedy and dishonest -- is making humanity lonelier and more divided, says psychologist Jamil Zaki. Presenting fascinating research on cooperation, empathy and trust, Zaki makes the scientific case for optimism and shows us how to break out of the cy…
 
The New Year is right around the corner and L. Joy is committed to doubling down on organizing her community in 2022! Now, how do we join her and take our civic engagement to the next level too? L. Joy is breaking down strategies and explaining how we can think through what we will do in 2022 of course, and Lurie & June make it to class!…
 
The bipartisan infrastructure bill, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, has been signed into law by President Biden. That takes care of roads, bridges, and broadband, but how do we invest in people? The Build Back Better bill, that just passed the House and is on its way to the Senate, is a framework to do just that. If BBB is passed, how do we…
 
For thousands of years, the Amazon rainforest has provided food, water and spiritual connection for its Indigenous inhabitants and the world. But the endless extraction of its natural resources by oil companies and others is destroying the lives of those who live there, says Waorani leader Nemonte Nenquimo, and threatening the overall stability of …
 
When discussions turn to the people of Rural America, oftentimes descriptors of Mid-Western, white, and conservative are used. Guess what? That is totally wrong! L. Joy brings Cynthia Wallace and Paolo Cremidis to the front of the class to give us what we need to know, and clear up misconceptions about the people living in Rural America.…
 
Every year the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) releases a report on crime statistics it gathers through the Unified Crime Reporting Program (UCR.) But what do those statistics mean to communities doing the work around criminal justice reform? How important is the language when discussing criminal justice reform? L. Joy welcomes DeAnna Hoskin…
 
It is L. Joy’s birthday! What other way to celebrate than to discuss #Civics, specifically THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS! As L. Joy has taught us, campaign season basically never ends so, she is bringing Clay Cane to the front of the class because he “ain’t never really gone,” to break down upcoming elections, how President Biden needs to “bussit wide open…
 
Ghost stories reveal much more than the ghouls and spirits that haunt them. Settle in for a spooky delight as theater educator Coya Paz Brownrigg lays out three types of bone-chilling tales and exhumes the grave truths they hold about longing, meaning and the cultural value of eerie encounters.By Coya Paz Brownrigg
 
Doubling human life expectancy in a century is our greatest achievement, says author Steven Johnson. How did we make it happen -- and can we keep it going? Backed by fascinating historical anecdotes, he shares some life-lengthening innovations and reminds us of three key things needed to make sure all of humanity enjoys these advancements in health…
 
This episode is Part II in our series Public Safety Requires Community. L. Joy continues this discussion, thinking through public safety and how we grapple with gun violence. What responsibility does the office of District Attorney have regarding public safety and curbing gun violence before crime happens? L. Joy brings back Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzal…
 
How do we grapple with gun violence? Who is responsible for public safety? L. Joy is answering those questions and more with this series, Public Safety Requires Community. This episode is based around a new report by Annie E. Casey Foundation. It details interventions implemented in two cities, Atlanta and Milwaukee, that have shown promising resul…
 
Global obesity rates are on the rise, but body shaming campaigns are doing more harm than good, says medical anthropologist Nancy N. Chen. Reflecting on how the cultural histories of body ideals have changed over time, she offers a new way to view ourselves and our health by enhancing body diversity to close the gap between what's ideal and what's …
 
L. Joy continues to bring many esteemed guests to the front of the class to sound the alarm and get us #CivicallyEngaged around the importance of reproductive justice. Now Texas just enacted, and the US Supreme Court upheld, the most restrictive abortion law in the country SB8. On this episode, we revisit our episode with Lizz Winstead, who outline…
 
Dating back more than 800 years, chocolate is deeply woven into the Indigenous history of Oaxaca, Mexico. TED Fellow Germán Santillán talks about his work reviving the Mixtec technique used to prepare this ancient delicacy by training a new generation of local farmers -- helping create economic opportunity and preserve a delicious legacy at the sam…
 
In the face of trauma, happiness is resilience: a revolutionary act of thriving despite all odds, rather than wilting or surrendering. Community organizer and activist Miracle Jones offers a heart-to-heart meditation on the role of joy as a form of radical resistance, survival and protection for Black folks in the US and across the world. A warm re…
 
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