Trump, Barr, Stone and Cohn: Apocalypse on the Potomac: Bill Moyers talks with Steven Harper
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Steven was a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and cited as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He created “The Trump-Russia Timeline” and now “The Pandemic Timeline.”
The Chauncey DeVega Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show
Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 324: "Judas and the Black Messiah" is a Marvelous and Flawed Film
Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama reviews and analyzes the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah” in the context of black cultural politics, history, and our understanding of the life and legacy of Fred Hampton, the civil rights movement, and the Black Freedom Struggle. Nama also reflects on the obligation of the black cultural critic and why he believes that “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a magnificent and ambitious film, which hopefully will inspire other filmmakers to offer their own (re)telling of the events of the civil rights movement. In their own version of the great TV show Siskel & Ebert “At The Movies”, Chauncey’s feelings towards “Judas and the Black Messiah” are much less enthusiastic and generous than Adilifu Nama’s. And on this movie-themed episode of this week’s podcast, Chauncey also shares his thoughts on the new films “Land”, “The Marksman”, “My Zoe”, and “Nomadland”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * Judas and the Black Messiah * Fred Hampton was a radical revolutionary. Judas and the Black Messiah ignores that * “Twenty Years Ago, It Would Have Been Impossible” * The History of 'Judas and the Black Messiah' * CPAC stage is shaped like a Nordic rune used on some Nazi uniforms * Let's tell the truth about the Republican Party: It's the real enemy of the people * Republican Party is now a terrorist organization — and none of this is a surprise WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: On Facebook: My email: HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at Patreon: Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.
1 hr 12 min
Words Matter
Words Matter
Katie Barlow
Shirley Chisholm - Black Feminist Pioneer
As Black History Month ends and Women’s History Month begins, we wanted to honor a pioneer in the struggle for equal rights for both movements. Shirley Anita Chisholm was a politician, educator, activist, community organizer and author. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, as a child during the Great Depression - while her parents struggled to make ends meet - young Shirley and her two sisters were sent to Barbados to live with their Grandmother. Long before the Civil Rights movement in the United States, young Shirley watched as her community advocated for their rights as she witnessed the Barbados workers' and anti-colonial independence movements. Chisholm would later say about her time on Barbados with her Grandmother: “Granny gave me strength, dignity, and love. I learned from an early age that I was somebody. I didn't need the Black Revolution to tell me that." In 1964, after nearly two decades as an educator and community activist, Chisholm ran for and was elected to the New York State Assembly. Even within the New York Democratic Party, Shirley Chisholm had faced resistance to candidacy based on her sex - so she took her campaign directly to women, using her role as Brooklyn branch president of Key Women of America to mobilize female voters. Four years later - in 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.  Her 1968 congressional campaign slogan was "Unbought and Unbossed" - which later became the title of her memoir and a documentary film on her amazing life.  On January 25, 1972, in a Baptist church in her district in Brooklyn - Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. In her presidential announcement - she called for a "bloodless revolution" at the forthcoming Democratic nominating convention and described herself as representative of the people offering a new articulation of American identity:  "I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am Black and proud. I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country, although I am a woman and equally proud of that. I am the candidate of the people and my presence before you, symbolizes a new era in American political history." Let’s listen to Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Pioneer Shirley Chisholm announce her candidacy for President of the United States.  Support this show See for privacy and opt-out information.
14 min
Independent Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
Independent Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
Righteous Media
103. Darren Walker. Ford Foundation President. Why Hope Is the Oxygen Of Democracy. How Philanthropy is Fighting COVID, Extremism, Inequality. Why Texas Is a Model for What’s Broken in America. How Work Gets Done in the Gray Space. Perseverance.
Independent Americans is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fresh, candid perspective you won’t find anywhere else in the media.  Winter is dragging on, but we’re bringing light to warm things up. Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is tearing into a pivotal week in the quest for accountability after the Jan 6 attack, Biden’s first month in office, 500,000 dead from COVID, fallout from the Texas power outages, and NASA’s landing a rover on Mars.  With America at a crossroads, our important, inspiring and iconic guest is Darren Walker (@DarrenWalker). The President of the mighty $14B Ford Foundation, Darren is one of the most influential leaders in America. He rose from the first class of Head Start, to leading one of the most powerful organizations on Earth. A true helper, patriot, and conscience for America, Darren was named to Time’s Most Influential People, Rolling Stone’s People Shaping the Future, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Out magazine’s Power 50. Under his leadership, Ford became the first non-profit in US history to issue a $1B designated social bond to strengthen non-profit organizations in the wake of COVID. For over 80 years, Ford has been focused on a mission to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.  With America facing a daunting collision of mammoth challenges, Darren is attacking them more than almost any other leader. He joins us for an insightful conversation about the fragile state of affairs, the impact of COVID, inequity and extremism on our most vulnerable. He breaks down the failure in Texas, and what it reveals about America, and why he still believes in the spirit of America. And, as in every pod, we get insights into his leadership lessons learned, his favorite drink, and the first car he ever owned. Darren is empowering Americans in bold ways. And tackling the world’s biggest problems from climate change to racial justice to the pandemic. He’s a uniquely independent leader to guide us forward. As we all trudge through the final weeks of winter and toward a more vaccinated country, this conversation will warm your heart. America is more divided than ever before. But Independent Americans is adding light to contrast all the heat. Every episode brings the Righteous Media 5 I’s: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact--and explores the most pressing issues of the day with leaders who are shaping what America will be in the future.  If you’re among the 40% of Americans who are independent, this is your show. If you’re a Republican or Democratic Party, but you’re not a die-hard partisan, this is your show. If you’re a concerned American who cares about the future of your country, this is your show. All are welcome. We invite you to join us and be a part of the solution.  And join us for exclusive access and events by becoming a member of the Independent Americans Patreon community. For just $5, you get access to events, our guests, merch discounts and exclusive content.  You can also see video of this conversation with Darren Walker and over 100 episodes with leaders from Chuck D to Chuck Hagel; Sarah Jessica Parker to Meghan McCain; Stephen Colbert to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous YouTube page. Independent Americans connects, informs and inspires and is powered by Righteous Media. Stay vigilant, America.  Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Youtube: On the web: Watch the Conversation: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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