Jun 17, 2021 | 34 min
DC Votes Yes
Saturday marks Juneteenth, when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally got word of their freedom in 1865. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which despite popular opinion did not automatically free every enslaved person. Washington D.C. was among the first cities to end slavery, doing so in April of 1862, months before President Abraham Lincoln’s historic speech. But many D.C. residents argue full democracy and freedom is still out of reach. Saturday marks Juneteenth, when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally got word of their freedom in 1865. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, signed into law this week by President Joe Biden. In Washington D.C., slaveryactually came to an end before federal emancipation. But today, many D.C. residents argue full democracy and freedom is still out of reach. The city is nowhome to 700,000 people, nearly half of whom are Black. But despite living within arms’ reach of the halls of power, residents of the so-called Chocolate City do not have a voting representative in the House or the Senate. That’s because D.C. is not a state.For years, activists have beenpushing for statehood; some hope to name it the Douglass Commonwealth, after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. In April, the House of Representatives approved HR-51, which if approved by the Senate, would make D.C. the 51st state. With the Senate Homeland Security Committee set to hold a hearing on D.C. statehood next week, statehood activists say they are closer than ever to achieving their goal. Democrats, including President Biden, are on board. However, with strong GOP opposition, the outcome is anything but certain. George Derek Musgrove, a University of Maryland-Baltimore County history professor, explains that statehood matters because D.C.’s current status means it’s controlled by Congress. Residents can elect a mayor and city council, but Congress oversees the city’s budget and can block laws it disapproves of. Residents can’t dictate their own affairs. One activist working to change this is 22-year-oldJamal Holtz, who grew up in southeast D.C. He’s one of the co-founders of 51 for 51, agroup of young people fighting for statehood. People often refer to him D.C.’s “future governor.” One of the people he looks up to is 71-year-old Anise Jenkins. Anise is the founder of Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC). She’s been fighting for D.C. statehood since the 1990s – before Jamal was born. Anise has been arrested nine times as she’s protested for statehood, and she’s excited to see Jamal’s generation carrying on the fight. For a transcript, please visit https://www.msnbc.com/intoamerica. Thoughts? Feedback? Story ideas? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further Reading and Listening:Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s CapitalManchin opposes D.C. statehood, dealing a blow to Democratic priorityFlag makers in the spotlight as Congress gets ready to discuss Washington, D.C., statehood
Jun 15, 2021 | 35 min
447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green
After Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd last year, tens of thousands of people all over the world took to the streets to protest police violence against Black people. And if you look at images from these marches, you will probably start to notice a common color scheme -- one involving a lot of red, black, and green.The flag was invented to unite Black people all over the world living under racial repression. When it first came into existence, the flag posed some bold questions about where Black people owed their loyalty: was it to the nations where their lives were demeaned and threatened? Or to a new nation - one they would build entirely for themselves? For hundreds of thousands of Black people, the red-black-and-green symbolized the answer.Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green
Jun 14, 2021 | 17 min
On June 19th, 1865, enslaved people in Texas learned slavery had been abolished...more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That day is now called Juneteenth. On the podcast premiere of CBS Audio's Kaleidoscope, host Allison Keyes speaks with Greg Carr, Howard University’s Chair of the Department of Afro-American studies, about the history of Juneteenth, which is now being celebrated across the country.Allison also takes us back to her June 2020 conversation with Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, the first Black man to hold the position.Follow CBS Audio's Kaleidoscope wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to leave a rating and/or review if you like what you've heard!
Jun 8, 2021 | 27 min
Bridging Divisions (with Malcolm Gladwell)
Welcome to Be Antiracist. To kick off the season, host Ibram X. Kendi got together with Pushkin’s co-founder and Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell, for a conversation on racism, bridging divides, and the power of podcasting. Stay tuned after their conversation for an excerpt of an upcoming episode featuring economic and social policy expert Heather C. McGhee. Dr. Kendi and McGhee discuss the “zero sum” world view, and what racism really costs us as a society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 19, 2021 | 30 min
Ep 44: The Sounds of Blackness
What is a sound that embodies Blackness? Today we invite you to unwind, lean back, disconnect and drift while we ask some phenomenal personalities, like LeVar Burton, Stacey Abrams, David Oyelewo, Shangela and more what is a sound that is undeniably Black?
Jun 9, 2021 | 36 min
The Racial Reckoning That Wasn't
In the wake of several high-profile police killings last summer, support for Black Lives Matter skyrocketed among white Americans. Their new concerns about racism pushed books about race to the top of the bestseller lists, while corporations pledged billions of dollars to address injustice. A year later, though, polls show that white support for the movement has not only waned, but is lower than it was before. On this episode, two researchers explain why last year so-called racial reckoning was always shakier than it looked.
Jun 10, 2021 | 41 min
On Resistance and Acceptance with Ady Barkan & Rachael King
Lucy Kalanithi, Ady Barkan and Rachael King explore resistance and acceptance in the face of struggle – and how to choose between them.Curious about the poem you heard today? Read A Brave and Startling Truth by Maya Angelou.Find Be A Hero, the organization fighting for progressive policy founded by Ady Barkan and Liz Jaff, at https://beaherofund.com/.Ady’s memoir is Eyes to the Wind. You can also check out Not Going Quietly, an upcoming feature film about Ady, Rachael, Be A Hero and the people’s movement for universal healthcare.Follow Ady Barkan and Rachael King on Twitter at @AdyBarkan and @rachael_scar.Pema Chödrön’s “When Things Fall Apart” is here.Gravity is produced by Wonder Media Network. Original music by Rachel Wardell. Rekha Murthy is our editor. Our executive producer is Jenny Kaplan.For more on why we’re doing what we're doing, check us out on Instagram and on Twitter. Find Lucy on Twitter at @rocketgirlmd.
Jun 8, 2021 | 25 min
What to Do With Extra Cashflow
In your 30s with an extra $1500 or so each month, what's the best course of action? Should you be investing the extra money? Beefing up the emergency reserve? Saving for a house down payment? This is what I like to call a good problem to have.Have a money question? Email us, ask jill [at] jill on money dot com.
May 31, 2021 | 64 min
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. The 44th President of the United States sits down with Conan to discuss making the decision to enter public service, his lifelong love of writing and latest book A Promised Land, why it’s not as hard as it looks to be funny as the president, and persevering with optimism in the 21st century. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.
Jun 6, 2021 | 78 min
12. Anna and Angelina
A fraudster and a spy. Two women, more wigs and multiple identities; the investigation continues. What happened when Marit was contacted by Death in Ice Valley listeners who have been working on the case? Please help us spread the word about #DeathinIceValley on social media and leave ratings and reviews. There’s more at www.bbcworldservice.com/deathinicevalley Join the Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/deathinicevalley
Jun 7, 2021 | 60 min
Our Subway Baby
Danny found a baby in a subway station on his way home from work. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together, and although neither of them had prepared for parenthood, they knew, "Where there is love, anything is possible." Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. email@example.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to Storyworth, Trust & Will, California Cryobank (Code: OCT) AND our Patreon supporters!