14th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 1 (Ep. 19, 2019)
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On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Fritz Pollard Awards, held during Super Bowl Week, honoring award recipient Michael Bidwell, plus a tribute to retiring Fritz Pollard Alliance founder and chairman John Wooten.

Black History Year
Black History Year
Limina House, PushBlack
The African Foundations of Civilization with Dr. Runoko Rashidi
In this episode, our story begins in Nubia and the Nile Valley, the Kingdom of Kongo, the Mali Empire, and the Great Zimbabwe. Dr. Runoko Rashidi reveals how the origins of Black people lie in great, ancient African civilizations and how our hidden history spans the globe. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. _You_ make PushBlack happen with your contributions at Black History Year dot com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Patrick Sanders, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Eskedar Getahun, Leslie Taylor-Grover, Abeni Jones, Akua Tay, Darren Wallace and our producer, Cydney Smith. For Limina House, our producers are Jessica Rugh Frantz and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producers are Julian Walker for PushBlack and Mikel Ellcessor for Limina House. _Useful links:_ "The Black Image in Antiquity: Beautiful, Royal and Divine" by Runoko Rashidi "The Destruction of Black Civilization" by Chancellor Williams “The Cultural Unity of Black Africa” by Cheikh Anta Diop "They Came Before Columbus" by Ivan Van Sertima
54 min
In The Thick
In The Thick
Futuro Media
The Latino Vote
Maria and Julio are joined by Mike Madrid , co-founder of The Lincoln Project and partner at the public relations firm GrassrootsLab , and Lili Gil Valletta , CEO and co-founder of the big data analytics firm Cien+ and CulturIntel . Together, they unpack the nuances of the Latino voting bloc and discuss the Lincoln Project’s strategy for the 2020 election. They also talk about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán. RSVP for ITT's Live Election Night Show: Our next virtual LIVE ITT show is on election night Nov. 3rd starting at 6pm ET! Maria and Julio will be joined by ITT All-Stars to provide live election analysis and coverage from a Black, Indigenous and POC perspective. Trust us you don't want to miss this one! For more info and to RSVP, click here. ITT is a finalist for the 2020 Discover Pods Awards. Support our work and vote for us in the category Best podcast created and/or hosted by a POC here. Voting closes November 6 at 6pm ET. ITT Staff Picks: * As coronavirus cases surge, these states have refused to loosen rules on who can vote by mail, write Elise Viebeck and Arelis R. Hernández for The Washington Post. * “Again and again, political analysts have underestimated the diversity among American Latinos.” Mike Madrid explains what democrats don’t understand about Latino voters for The Atlantic. * Young Latino voters in Pennsylvania and Florida could play a decisive role in the presidential race, writes Nicole Acevedo for NBC News. Photo credit: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 min
KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
Two Firefighters Critically Injured in Silverado Fire
Two Firefighters Critically Injured in Silverado Fire In Southern California, The Silverado and Blue Ridge Fires have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands, and left two firefighters in critical condition with second and third degree burns. Like other recent blazes, the Silverado fire might be connected to a utility company. Reporter: Lily Jamali, KQED Governor Newsom Strikes Another Blow Against the Death Penalty Three months after he was sworn into office, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a moratorium on executions in California. Now he’s trying to strike another blow against the death penalty, this time in the courtroom.  Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio L.A. to Test Unarmed Mental Health Crisis Response Program In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others by police, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco are all exploring alternatives to cops responding to some emergencies. The City of Los Angeles has also announced a partnership with L.A. County that will test a model of unarmed mental health crisis response.  Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC GOP House Candidates Hope to Hold Onto Northern L.A. County In northern L.A. county, the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys have become one of California’s fiercest electoral battlegrounds. Two Republicans running in the area have taken different paths to hold off challengers this fall. Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED Faculty Diversity Gaps Persist at California's Community Colleges This week, in collaboration with CalMatters’ College Journalism Network, we’re providing a student-centered perspective on Proposition 16. Today we hear from Marisa Martinez, a senior at Cal State L.A. about the representation gaps between faculty and students across California Community College campuses.  Reporter: Marisa Martinez
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