Episodes
DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including a new Black tech hub, forged DNA evidence, and a reverse migration to the South. DeRay interviews Jonathan Katz on his new book Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and Breaking of America's Empire.    News: Myles https://www.businessinsider.com/blacktag-founders-black-creators-audiences-platform-2022-1 Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/14/black-migration-south/ DeRay...
Published 01/18/22
Published 01/18/22
DeRay, Myles, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black climbers on Mount Everest, false positive drug tests in state prisons, and the life and death of Black political icons Sidney Poiter and Lani Guinier. DeRay interviews activist Samira Sangare about her work and advocacy with Saratoga Black Lives Matter in New York State.   News: DeRay...
Published 01/11/22
Myles, De'Ara, Kaya, and DeRay welcome the new year and cover the underreported news of the week— including DC police failed attempts to reprimand officers, Black artists revolutionize medical illustrations, Proud Boys regroup to local municipalities, and the life & death of bell hooks. DeRay interviews philosopher & longtime friend Myisha Cherry on her book The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle.   News: Myles...
Published 01/04/22
DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including high rates of dementia for Black and Latino women, Las Vegas persecution of minor sex-trafficking victims, and the life & death of Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé. DeRay interviews writer and a feminist policy analyst Anushay Hossain on her book Pain Gap: How Sexism & Racism in Healthcare Kill Women.   News: Kaya https://wapo.st/3GEUknG Myles https://www.malidoma.com/main DeRay https://www.wapo.st/3oTKY1l   For a...
Published 12/15/21
DeRay, Kaya, De’Ara, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including a Miami Art Basel policy change, Josephine Baker's high honor in France, Black tech entrepreneurs tackling health care's race gap, and the world of underground adoption. DeRay interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Messenger on his book PROFIT AND PUNISHMENT: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice. News: Kaya...
Published 12/07/21
DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including GoGo at the Grammy's, exoneration with no restitution, a Hendrix family dispute, and thousands of Latino drivers labeled as white. DeRay interviews Barrett Holmes Pitner about his new book The Crime Without A Name: Combatting Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America which was named one of NPR's 2021 Best Books of the...
Published 11/30/21
DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including a student loan forgiveness program, the first Black woman to live in a space station, a charity aiming to end youth violence through creativity, and the shocking acquittal of a serial rapist. DeRay interviews Malcolm Bell about his new book The Attica Turkey Shoot: Carnage, Cover-Up and the Pursuit of Justice.   News: DeRay https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/nyregion/christopher-belter-rape-sentence.html Kaya...
Published 11/23/21
DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including new policies at St. Jude hospital, a fake landlord scandal, and a John Coltrane album gone platinum. DeRay interviews Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh about her new book How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food & Inequality in...
Published 11/16/21
DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including Black women in elected office, public bathrooms, and a scandal involving D.C. police and whiskey. DeRay interviews Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry about their new Showtime documentary "Attica." News stories: De’Ara https://thegrio.com/2021/11/01/black-women-running-for-statewide-offices/  DeRay https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-11-05/why-american-cities-lost-their-public-bathrooms Kaya...
Published 11/09/21
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara, cover the underreported news of the week—including the gubernatorial election in Virginia, Stacy Abrams' efforts toward eliminating medical debt, a police chief in Georgia who is leading on police reform, and a win for fair wages for ICE detainees who work in their detention centers. DeRay interviews Destiny Lopez. DeRay: https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2021/10/ice-detention-immigration-geo-group-core-civic-lawsuit/ Kaya:...
Published 11/02/21
DeRay interviews Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta about opioid addiction and Project Lazerus. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/26/21
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and guest Myles E. Johnson cover the underreported news of the week. Then, DeRay interviews Michael Tubbs, author of "The Deeper the Roots." For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/19/21
DeRay, De'Ara, and guest Myles E. Johnson cover the underreported news of the week—including Dave Chappelle, Noname's Hood Library, Mount Everest, and John Singer Sargent. DeRay interviews Dr. Marcia Chatelain about the failed promise of Black capitalism explored in her book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black...
Published 10/12/21
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and guest Myles E. Johnson cover the underreported news of the week—including Black inventors, New Jersey verdicts, J. Marion Sims, and Soul Train. DeRay interviews Valerie Jarrett about Civic Nation's "Made to Save" initiative to increase vaccine...
Published 10/05/21
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Gayl Jones, abortion laws, and Our Black Girls. DeRay interviews Dr. Christopher Emdin, author of "Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success." DeRay: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/24/1040048967/missing-black-women-girls-left-out-media-ignored Kaya: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/us/oklahoma-abortion.html De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/magazine/gayl-jones-novel-palmares.html For a transcript of this...
Published 09/28/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Narcan shortages, CRT debates, welfare reform, and immigration issues. DeRay interviews Claire Bidwell Smith of the Lemonada podcast "New Day" about coping with...
Published 09/21/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including rural schools, suicide rates, Black Film Archives, and Portland's vaccine mandate. DeRay interviews Prof. Jessica S. Henry (author of "Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened") about no-crime wrongful convictions. DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/well/mind/suicide-rates-black-girls.html Kaya: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/magazine/rural-public-education.html De'Ara:...
Published 09/14/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Naomi Osaka, Black surfers, juvenile discrimination, the labor shortage, and car fatalities. DeRay interviews Cliff Albright about Black Voters Matter Fund and the battle for voting...
Published 09/07/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including voting rights, police overtime, eating disorders, and corporate profit from racial justice. DeRay interviews Dr. Elizabeth Mayer about biostatistics and what they reflect about cancer across demographic groups. DeRay: https://www.insider.com/muscle-dysmorphia-makes-me-feel-way-a-man-should-feel-2021-8 Kaya:...
Published 08/31/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Josephine Baker, Anthony Wright, Georgia's voter registration rate, and racist school textbooks. DeRay interviews activist Rev. Al Sharpton about March On for Voting...
Published 08/24/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Judge Eunice Lee, universal basic income, Simmont Thomas, and SNAP benefit increases. DeRay interviews artist Coby Kennedy to discuss his installation art piece "Kalief Browder: The Box" on display in Brooklyn's Pioneer Works Garden.   DeRay: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-gorwell-retirement-20210811-ekgfhoj2cbglvklnssgolpicoi-story.html Kaya:...
Published 08/17/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including forensic science reform, a Wegmans warehouse, the wealth gap in education, and Rebecca Hall's graphic novel "Wake." DeRay interviews Jonathan McCrory of the National Black Theatre. DeRay: https://theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/ Kaya:...
Published 08/10/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including small town prisons, #SheWillRise, reductions in the poverty rate, and reverse search warrants. DeRay interviews Michael Levine and Makeda Mays Green from Nickelodeon about how kids interact with...
Published 08/03/21
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including Black policewomen, the Cleveland Guardians, executive clemency, and Philadelphia's law enforcement corruption. DeRay interviews Millete Birhanemaskel of Tigray Action Committee about the war in...
Published 07/27/21