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Pierre Downing serves as Vice President of Affordable Housing at Monadnock Development. He's part of a team that has rehabilitated thousands of apartment units in the city in affordable and mixed-use buildings. Check out his story on our websit
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., Natalie Wilson, speaks with us about the number of missing Black children in America that are underreported and what her organization is doing to bring them home.
Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalist Cyril Josh Barker discuss the latest developments in the Duante Wright police killing and the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Some students in New York City are back in the classroom as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on while other are remote leraning or hybrid. What's being done to keep students safe and get them what they need? Director of the Coalition for Educational
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson discusses several issues including the trial of police officer Derek Chavin, COVID-19 recovery and the vaccine rollout.
Andrea James discusses The National Council’s campaign advocating for President Joe Biden to grant clemency to 100 women within his first 100 days in office.
AmNews Senior Writer Herb Boyd the surfacing of a letter by a former police officer who alleges the NYPD and the FBI conspired in the assassination of Malcolm X.
Marq Claxton discusses the Rochester, N.Y. arrest and pepper spraying of a 9-year-old Black girl caught on camera and other issues concerning law enforcement.
Herb Boyd discusses the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump’s second impeachment and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Dr. Kitaw Demissie returns to the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Scott Heins for the Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo)
National African American Gun Association Founder and President Philip Smith discusses the movement in the Black community to bear arms amid the current political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brooklyn State Sen. Kevin Parker discusses a bill he’s introduced that would declare racism a “Public Health Crisis” in New York State.
Award-winning actress, activist and producer Gabrielle Union and her business partner celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims discuss their “Lift As We Climb” initiative aimed at supporting Black-owned businesses and community organizations.
Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalist Cyril Josh Barker discuss the latest in the Presidential Election.
Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalist Cyril Josh Barker discuss the latest in the Presidential Election.
Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalist Cyril Josh Barker discuss the upcoming General Election.
Oct. 16 marks 25 years since Million Man March. A.T. Mitchell talks about an event commemorating the historic gathering.
Black Lives Matter Greater NY Chairperson Hawk Newsome discusses the Breonna Taylor case and other issues.
Interim Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. talks with us about the importance of Black participation in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Ben Jealous, President of the progressive advocacy group People for the American Way, discusses several issues including the ongoing protests across the country over racial justice, the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalist Cyril Josh Barker recap the Democratic National Convention, Kamala Harris’ historic nomination as a Vice Presidential candidate and the 2020 Presidential Election.
Education leader Dr. Steve Perry talks about the impact COVID-19 is having on the education of Black children and inequalities in public school as students head back to class for the upcoming academic year. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea discusses several issues including protests against police, the recent spike in violence in the city and police/community relations. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
AmNews Editor Nayaba Arinde speaks with organizers from the upcoming “100 Years in the Whirlwind Conference” happening Aug. 14-16. Guests: Bomani Mayasa, Aeolus Kujichagalia and Doc Mahdi.
Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman discusses his recent win during the New York Primaries, the nation’s racial reckoning, how the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled in Washington and several other issues. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TW
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