Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'
This episode was originally published on May 22, 2018. We’re republishing it as part of our Black History Month spotlight series dedicated to featuring African American voices whose perspectives you need to hear.
Meet the ‘Colored Girls,’ the hidden figures in American politics
Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore discuss their book 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics' and how they got their start on Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign.
Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’
This episode was originally published on April 24, 2018. We’re republishing it as part of our Black History Month spotlight series dedicated to featuring African American voices whose perspectives you need to hear.
The man who could be governor. Who is Justin Fairfax?
Lt. Gov. of Va. Justin Fairfax (D) is only the second African American in Virginia's history to be elected statewide and if Gov. Ralph Northam (D) resigns over a racist photo, Fairfax could make history again. Listen to the interview with him from 2018.
How the justice system criminalizes the poor — and funds itself in the process
Alexandra Natapoff, author of 'Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal', exposes how our criminal justice system criminalizes poverty and ensnares Americans through misdemeanors.