Still Processing
Still Processing
May 14, 2020
New Loop, America
Play episode · 39 min

In our final episode from our living rooms, we visit the dystopia of “Westworld” and the utopia of “Hollywood” to see if we can glean anything about what might be in store on the other side of this pandemic — and about who we want to be.


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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
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
Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
The Emotional Intelligence of Ai-jen Poo
Alicia Garza is joined this week by her Sunstorm podcast co-host, Ai-jen Poo. Poo is an award winning organizer, the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Director of Caring Across Generations, and the Co-Founder of SuperMajority. Garza and Poo talk about pandemic guilty pleasures, and how the power of love can ignite a movement. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of all the things Lady likes and dislikes. Ai-jen Poo on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia's new book: The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
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