The throughline of American history is the “value gap,” or the belief that white people matter more than others, argues Eddie S. Glaude Jr, and this belief disfigures our character and distorts who we purport to be. Today, Dr. Glaude joins Allen on the show to talk about our current racial and political moment and […]
Poetry is many things to many people. It can be a rallying cry or a soothing balm in times of crisis—and in 2020, we could use plenty of both. Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow discusses the radical possibilities of art and poetry with Xandria Phillips, author of the new collection HULL. Among other things, they […]
Writer and activist adrienne maree brown’s book Pleasure Activism hit shelves last year and created waves in Black feminist and activist circles. Her politics of radical pleasure, self-help, society-help, and planet-help are needed now more than ever. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour with adrienne maree brown to discuss what […]
As we enter a new month in a summer of change, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow reflects on the struggles and victories of June and looks forward to July with academic and activist Dr. Sami Schalk. Over the course of the hour, they talk about identity and belonging, adrienne maree brown’s concept of pleasure activism, finding […]
Separating children from their families has been a tool used by the government for centuries to terrorize and police communities of color. That’s the topic of Laura Briggs’s new book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror. Today, we welcome Professor Briggs back on the show with us to discuss this history, including the criminalization […]
Today on the show, Ali hosts a timely conversation about Black and Jewish solidarity and struggle with women at the intersections of both communities: Sabrina Madison, Jenny Pressman, and Shahanna McKinney-Baldon. Over the course of the hour, they offer powerful insights about finding common ground in the quest for justice.