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It probably won’t surprise you that the death penalty in America is a racist practice, but it's also sloppily applied, expensive, and not actually working to make anyone safer. Many states are already ramping down the use of capital punishment
Black folks get less sleep than white people and this racial sleep gap has physical and mental consequences, but it’s also deeper than that. To challenge oppressive systems like white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy, Black folks need to b
Elaine Brown is a legend. Her activism, her art, her music, and her writing speaks for itself. She’s been dedicated to fighting for Black liberation for decades. She’s put in a lot of community work and, as you would imagine, she takes no shit.
Black people have been making all kinds of art for forever -- for utility, for creative expression, for activism. What does it look like when our art and resistance merge to inspire social and political action? Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Charmaine M
Black folks basically invented the internet. Or at least we made it worth visiting. But just like in real life, Black identity is constantly threatened online. That’s why it’s so important to affirm, celebrate, canonize and respect how Black id
We’re taking it back to the beginning! In this episode Bridget & Yves explore the history of AFROPUNK and discuss the “solutions” that both AFROPUNK the Media Company and Solution Sessions provide. We talk with Co-Founder, Matthew Morgan, and C
Bridget and Yves are back to give us a special Black History Month 2019 recap full of the misadventures of the shortest month of the year. Featuring celebrations and motivations for better Black futures.
Georgia’s Stacey Abrams is on the verge of becoming the first Black woman to be elected governor in the U.S. AFROPUNK Solution Sessions interviewed Abrams in February 2018, just as her campaign was gaining momentum. Proud to say, “we knew you w
Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown University and author of the book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," is all about tearing the criminal justice system down. After all, it isn't really about justice. In this interview, Yves talks to him
Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism, is passionate about combating systemic racism -- and he puts in the work. In this conversation with Yves and Bridget, Matthew drops facts on U.S. education, breaking down false narratives, and
Bridget and Yves sit down with mother-daughter duo Michaela Angela Davis and Elenni Davis-Knight to talk legacy, Black genius, making space in art, music, and beauty, and Black girl fairy dust.
In our "Identity" episode, art director and artist Momo Pixel kept it real about being herself, wholly and unapologetically. In this full conversation, Yves and Momo talk being Black in white spaces, style & aesthetic, and how much it means to
You might remember activist and writer Raquel Willis from our "Identity" episode. Now we're back with Bridget & Yves' full interview with Raquel, a deep dive into speaking your truth and celebrating identity.
In episode seven, "In a Box," Sean Saifa Wall shared his family's experience with incarceration. But he had a lot more to say beyond that. In this full interview, Saifa and Yves get into activism, the importance of community, and healing from t
Here at AFROPUNK, we say f**k respectability! Expressing ourselves as we are, for who we are, is what we do. Raquel Willis, Michaela Angela Davis, Lonnie Holley and a bunch of other special guests pull no punches in this special season finale.
To be Black in America is to be constantly reminded of your oppression and Otherness. But that hasn't stopped us from healing and making our own damn lanes. Bridget and Yves talk to poet Sonya Renee Taylor and Dr. Ayanna Abrams about making spa
From the denial of education for Black people to school segregation, the American education system is rooted in systemic racism. Yet America still places blame on the very children affected by this racism. Bridget and Yves talk about creating p
The prison system is a well-oiled, oppressive machine that affects Black people disproportionately, continuing America's legacy of slavery and government-backed racism. As Bridget and Yves discuss in this episode, prison reform isn't an option
If conversations about reproductive health don't address the needs of Black people, then they're not real conversations. In this episode, Monica Simpson and Michaela Angela Davis drop facts on reproductive justice, and Bridget and Yves get real
For most kids, having "the talk" means talking about kids' changing bodies as they enter adolescence. But for kids of color, "the talk" is also about how to survive America. Bridget and Yves talk to Andrea Ritchie about gender, race and violenc
Bridget and Yves explore what it means to be an activist and organizer with one of the Black Lives Matter founders, Patrisse Khan-Cullors. 
For some, U.S. politics might as well be sewage -- they don’t want to touch it and don’t want to play in it. Bridget and Yves look at the limits of a two-party system, the limits of government and the ways we can disrupt, dismantle and remake i
Today, Bridget and Yves pull up a seat at the table. At this table sit a 19-year-old who ran for city council and Stacey Abrams, who may just become the country's first black female governor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ihe
Racism is a virus. It permeates society at the individual and structural level. And just when you think we have a handle on it, it mutates, seeping deeper into the fabric of society. In this episode, Bridget and Yves tear at the fabric.NY Times
Welcome to SOLUTION SESSIONS. Solution Sessions is a social salon and podcast that proves we have the tools we need to solve the problems that affect our communities. It's a call to action, and a means to get shit done. Join us as we have real
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