Ali Velshi gives a special preview of his new podcast, “Velshi Banned Book Club,” an act of resistance against the epidemic of book banning. In each episode, a different author of a banned book joins Ali—including Margaret Atwood, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Laurie Halse Anderson and more—to talk about why their work is being targeted and about the literature itself. “Velshi Banned Book Club” is a series rooted in literary and cultural analysis and in the notion of reading as resistance. Listen to...
Published 08/24/23
The Golden State banned affirmative action in public universities almost 30 years ago. Then everyone lost out. What’s ahead for the entire country after this summer's Supreme Court ruling.
Published 07/20/23
Published 07/20/23
A California task force delivered their official proposal for reparations. We return to a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about why they’re needed.
Published 07/13/23
To continue our Hip-Hop 50 celebration, we revisit our story about Atlanta’s Freaknik — one of the biggest, Blackest parties in history.
Published 07/06/23
In this bonus episode of Into America: the history and stakes of Affirmative Action on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling.
Published 06/30/23
Queer, Black baby boomers on why growing older wasn't a guarantee, what it’s like to now be on the other side of 60, and why Pride gets sweeter with age.
Published 06/29/23
America would be nowhere without the blood, sweat, and tears of Black labor. Why the Black working class is the backbone of our economy.
Published 06/22/23
In the birthplace of Juneteenth, Black Galveston residents continue to fight for ‘absolute equality’ in the face of gentrification.
Published 06/15/23
As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News,” a new original podcast series from MSNBC. In each episode, Rachel Maddow and co-host Isaac-Davy Aronson seek a deeper understanding of a story in today's headlines by asking: Has anything like this ever happened before? Would knowing that help us grapple with what’s happening now… and what might happen next? Listen to the first episode now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpdn_fdlw
Published 06/12/23
How growing AI capabilities could impact the future of Black America. And, Trymaine Lee uses the technology to interview himself (sort-of).
Published 06/08/23
In part two of our series on local alternatives to policing, Trymaine Lee joins Miami’s Freedom House Mobile Crisis unit as they gear up to provide emergency mental health care.
Published 06/01/23
As America’s first paramedics, Pittsburgh’s Freedom House set the standard for emergency medical care and community safety. Part one of a two-part series on local alternatives to policing.
Published 05/25/23
Hollywood writers are on strike. A former ‘Queen Sugar’ showrunner on what’s at stake for Black creators and the audiences who love their work.
Published 05/18/23
One year after a racist mass shooting, Black Buffalonians share the many ways they’ve learned to heal.
Published 05/11/23
The team behind Hulu’s ‘UnPrisoned’ share the experiences from their personal lives that have helped them bring the show to life. And, a tribute to Harry Belafonte.
Published 05/04/23
How tough abortion limits are leaving Black lives in the balance, and could exacerbate known disparities in prenatal outcomes.
Published 04/27/23
As Jackson, MS faces the nation's highest homicide rate, the state has expanded its powers over the capital — leaving many of Jackson's Black residents concerned.
Published 04/20/23
This is a story all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got flipped-turned upside down.
Published 04/13/23
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Published 04/11/23
As a preview for Into America listeners, here’s a sneak peek from a special new episode of Truthers: Tiffany Dover Is Dead*, an NBC News podcast about misinformation and conspiracy theories. Nine months after the series ended without landing an on-the-record interview with its subject, Tiffany Dover speaks out for the first time. In this clip, she shares her side of the story and why we haven’t heard from her until now. Follow the podcast to listen to this episode or catch up on the whole...
Published 04/10/23
A police officer killed LaKeith Smith’s friend. But LaKeith is the one serving time.
Published 04/06/23
The East Palestine derailment has drawn attention to environmental crises. But Black communities that have faced similar issues for decades still feel ignored.
Published 03/30/23
Florida’s Stop WOKE Act hasn’t stopped this history tour.
Published 03/23/23
Three years after Breonna Taylor’s death, a federal investigation revealed widespread abuse and discrimination in Louisville's police department.
Published 03/16/23