A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
Host Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on two school districts in Long Island, New York. They are just a 15-minute drive from each other but worlds apart when it comes to racial makeup and funding. She looks at the Supreme Court decision that helped cause this divide as well as how the disparity of resources affects the opportunities afforded the students.
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. The show ranges from an explanation of purple drink’s association with Black culture to the story of an interracial drag troupe that traveled the nation in the 1940s. They celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.
The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about.
Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
1619 is a five-episode series produced by the New York Times marking the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to Virginia. Through interviews, archival audio, and writings, the five episodes examine the legacy of slavery in the United States. Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, the series examines the long shadow of American slavery.
New York Times journalist Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris provide a daily dose of what’s going on in the news while giving us a peek into their own lives. Whether they’ve having a conversation about their visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture or breaking down what it meant for Nike to partner with Colin Kaepernick, this duo is sure to get you thinking about all things culture.
Historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers an analysis illustrating that failure to acknowledge the centrality of race, and racism, to the American project not only minimizes the suffering of black people, but has exacted a high price from white people, especially working class whites, over more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes.
Anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments.