Latino USA
Latino USA
Jun 12, 2020
Rosa Clemente On Allyship And Confronting Anti-Blackness
22 min

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked worldwide protests against racism and police brutality. To many, this moment seems inevitable — and for the Latinx community, it's bringing up complex conversations on identity, race, and allyship with the Black community. In the first of several conversations we will be having on Latino USA, we're joined by Afro-Puerto Rican activist, organizer, and scholar Rosa Clemente to understand how we got to this crucial moment. We talk about what useful allyship looks like and where the next generation of Black and Latinx activist leaders go from here.

Intersectionality Matters!
Intersectionality Matters!
African American Policy Forum
30. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
After perhaps the most important election of our lifetimes, the real work begins. On this episode, Kimberlé sits down with a brilliant group of political thinkers and leaders to analyze the 2020 election and the challenges that remain. The discussion includes insights as to how local organizers turned Georgia blue for the first time in a generation, what strategies progressives might employ to keep pressure on President-elect Biden, and why in 2020, President Trump appears to have made electoral inroads with every demographic but white men. The panelists also discuss Kamala Harris’ historic ascension to the nation's second highest office, despite facing unparalleled levels of misogynoir. With: ALICIA GARZA - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Principal, Black Futures Lab EDDIE GLAUDE JR. - Professor, Princeton; Author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own JANINE JACKSON - Program Director, FAIR; Producer/Host of CounterSpin
 REP BARBARA LEE - U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district KATE MANNE - Professor, Cornell; Author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny VIET THANH NGUYEN - Professor, USC; Pulitzer Prize author, The Sympathizer KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Executive Producer, Essence Magazine EMERY WRIGHT - Co-director, Project South; Organizer and political educator Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum Music by Blue Dot Sessions Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast
1 hr 13 min
All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E288: Great Books for Giving: December 1, 2020
This week, Liberty and Danika discuss great books that make great gifts, including The Art of Ramona Quimby, The Savage Beard of She Dwarf, and Eat a Peach. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty-Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary’s Beloved Books by Anna Katz  (Author), Annie Barrows (Contributor), Jacqueline Rogers (Contributor) Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep by Kathryn Nicolai Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang  Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Rainbow Revolution by Magnus Hastings  Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer [New hardcover edition] Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown’s Most Stylish Seniors by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu  Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential by Haile Thomas Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom by Phaidon Editors The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson We Are Water Protectors written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham  I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson  All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield by James Hetfield  Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) written by Alok Vad-Menen and illustrated Ashley Lukashevsky  WHAT WE’RE READING: This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: Fishing for Dinosaurs and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale  Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir Comes a Pale Rider by Caitlín R. Kiernan Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity (Sport and Society) by Cat M. Ariail Bone Chase by Weston Ochse Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel by Joy Jordan-Lake  Love Poems for the Office by John Kenney This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations by Melville House We Hear Voices by Evie Green The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett The Bitterwine Oath by Hannah West     Ordesa: A Novel by Manuel Vilas, Andrea Rosenberg (translator) Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty) by Diana Ma Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After) by Melissa de la Cruz Belgrade Noir edited by Milorad Ivanovic  The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization by Roland Ennos The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley  The Game: A Digital Turning Point by Alessandro Baricco, Clarissa Botsford (translator) Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton The Wicked Hour by Alice Blachard Call of Vultures by Kate Kessler How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency by David Katz  Shed No Tears: A Novel (Cat Kinsella) by Caz Frear  The Arctic Fury: A Novel by Greer Macallister  Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good by Tina Turner  Accra Noir (Akashic Noir) by Nana-Ama Danquah The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce An Outsider’s Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me About What We Do and Who We Are by Camilla Pang PhD Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen All The Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O’Leary Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation by Reid Mitenbuler The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha  King of the Rising (Islands of Blood and Storm Book 2) by Kacen Callender  Admission by Julie Buxbaum The Blade Between: A Novel by Sam J. Miller The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia Perestroika in Paris: A novel by Jane Smiley Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes Book 4) by Sabaa Tahir Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash The Opium Prince by Jasmine Aimaq Ambergris: City of Saints and Madmen; Shriek: An Afterword; Finch by Jeff VanderMeer  Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang See for privacy information.
36 min
Ep 97: Sapphic Sock Seductress
Money and Nikeeta are back for the last QueerWOC episode of 2020. They celebrate Jamaican Trans advocate Renae Green as QueerWOC of the week. Money shares 5 ways to cope with this public health crisis holiday season! Nikeeta gives us part 1 of her election results breakdown. We think through what to call our partners and tackle the burning question of the season: socks or no socks when gettin it on? Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - Tumblr - Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOC of the Week 00:10:55 Renae Green Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy for Trans Wave Jamaica, an organization committed to promoting Trans health and well-being through advocacy and visibility in Jamaica. @TransWaveJA She co-coordinated Jamaica’s first Trans Health and Wellness Conference in Kingston, JA in June 2019. Community Contributors 00:17:15 New patrons: Leah & Lucille Borders are fake shoutouts - Flint, TX / Cupertino, CA / Chatham, NY / Lyon, France Mental Moment with Money 00:23:45 Queer Quarantine Holidays: 5 ways to cope with limited social interactions during the holidays Challenge your narratives around holidays Connect with who you have Create a memorable moment for yourself Volunteer in your community Remember why you’re quarantining Word 00:49:40 What are white women REALLY voting about? Nikketa gives us the 1st part of her gender-race analysis of the 2020 presidential election. Topic 01:38:40 No topic this episode. Submit or suggest one by sending us an email @ Curved Chronicles 01:39:10 Socks or no socks? Is this even a question? Also, for what might be the first time ever, Money and Nikeeta both end the #QueerWOC year with a boo! Now if only we could figure out what to call them…
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System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check
5: It’s Time America Abolished Poverty
There are a lot of jobs we as a country don’t value. Think farm work, child care, service jobs—these low-wage, often racialized and gendered jobs form the backbone of our economy, but if you’ve worked in any of these fields, you know how hard it can be to make ends meet on these jobs. Three of Dorian Warren’s grandparents were janitors, another job that doesn’t get its due. But they were also proud members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and through their work and their union they learned a vital lesson. If we want to improve working conditions for these undervalued jobs, you can either upgrade the workers, or you can upgrade the jobs—or you can do both. Upgrading and transforming jobs, especially dangerous and poverty-level jobs in growing sectors like care work ( , is a critically important strategy precisely because of the historically devalued nature of this labor. But it takes power—the collective power of workers joining together with communities—to redesign the system of bad, poverty-level jobs into good jobs. On this week’s show, Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren follow up on last week’s episode ( to answer the question: How can we eradicate poverty in America? It's not just about jobs, and the answers are common sense, but radical: To end poverty, we need to meet people’s real needs, like food, or diapers, or childcare, but we also need to disrupt and reform the systems that keep people in poverty, and we need to give people the power to smash through the structures holding them back. For insight on how to get to a poverty-free America, Melissa and Dorian turn to experts leading campaigns and organizations fighting against the system of poverty. Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ( , co-director of the Kairos Center and national co-director of the Poor People’s Campaign, joins to discuss how abolishing poverty is a moral imperative—and it makes good policy sense as well, leading to stronger organizing possibilities for all working Americans. Next up, Mary Kay Henry ( , President of SEIU, joins to talk about the role of multi-racial worker power in disrupting the system of poverty. Henry talks to Melissa and Dorian in-depth about the innovative “Fight for $15 and a Union” campaign SEIU helped launched in 2012, and the transformative power of workers setting the terms of their own fights. We then check-in with—and give the final word to—two guests on the ground in North Carolina doing the work to fulfill the immediate needs of those living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. We talk to Eric Aft, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina ( , who talks to us about “feeding the line and shortening the line” for the over 200,000 individuals his organization and its partners serve yearly. And Melissa and Dorian talk with Michelle Old, Executive Director of the North Carolina Diaper Bank, ( about how having access to diapers and what she calls “dignity items” is a vital necessity for babies, children and families to thrive. System Checklist  During the Covid-19 pandemic millions of Americans have fallen more deeply into poverty. Alleviating poverty in America requires political will, investment, and a strategy to win. During the past two weeks our System Check guests have identified two key issues that keep people poor: lack of cash and lack of power. This week’s System Checklist highlights a political agenda that addresses both. Raise the minimum wage. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage was 2007! We know that this meager $7.25 / hour minimum hasn't kept pace with cost of living. ( Right now there is nowhere in the country where a full time, minimum wage worker can afford rent on a two bedroom apartment. We must raise the minimum wage. Join the Fight for 15. ( Universal Health Care. Unexpected medical bills cause 40% of individual bankruptcies. ( Universal health care acknowledges that healthcare is a basic, human right and unlinks health and wealth. With access to affordable, available health care, families can spend their income on housing, food, and other necessities, while avoiding the medical bill caused spiral into poverty. Join the majority of Americans ( --support universal health care. Universal Childcare. One year of child care costs more than one year of tuition at most states’ four-year public colleges. ( Families need safe, accessible, affordable child care. We can alleviate poverty and change the trajectory of life for millions of American children with a substantial investment in childcare and early childhood education. Read this report from The Economic Policy Institute calling for “An Ambitious National Investment in America’s Children” ( and sign up to join Childcare Changemakers ( to enlist in the campaign for universal and equitable childcare for all families. Guaranteed Basic Income. Last week we heard from Aisha Nyandoro as she described the ways guaranteed basic income from The Magnolia’s Mother’s Trust ( has affected the lives of Black mothers living in poverty in Mississippi. A Stockton, California, guaranteed income program ( has also ignited the interest around the country. If lack of cash is the core feature of poverty, then let’s get cash to the people. Learn about and support the work of the Economic Security Project.  ( Ensure Workers’ Right to Organize. Workers must have the right to organize in order to have a seat at the table of power. The power to negotiate wages and conditions of work is tied directly to the ability to organize and unionize. It’s time to update our outdated labor laws to adapt to our 21st century economy. Check out the campaigns of Jobs with Justice ( and Sign the Pledge ( to advance workers’ rights to organize. As always, we welcome your additions to our Checklist! Use our Twitter and Facebook pages to add your comments, suggested actions, and organizations to support. System Check is a project of The Nation magazine, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren and produced by Sophia Steinert-Evoy. Support for System Check comes from Omidyar Network, a social change venture that is reimagining how capitalism should work. Learn more about their efforts to recenter our economy around individuals, community, and societal well-being at ( . Our executive producer is Frank Reynolds. Our theme music is by Brooklyn-based artist and producer Jachary ( . Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts:
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