I chat with renowned philosopher Dr. Lewis Gordon on the understanding of black life in modernity and reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans reaching what would become the United States through a black existentialist frame. Themes of invisibility to racial inferiority complexes are abound in this much needed conversation.
I chat with genealogist Antoinette Harrell about her research on family histories of African-Americans (descendants of American chattel slavery) and the unique challenges that arise for this specific group when doing the legwork.
I chat with Brandeis sociology professor and author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American and Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, Dr. Thomas Shapiro.
I chat with the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Award winner for Non-Fiction, Kiese Laymon about his memoir, Heavy. Laymon talks about his formative years in Mississippi and how it influenced his writing.
I chat with New York Times bestselling author, Ijeoma Oluo, about navigating life as a self-identified bi-racial black woman and how it has informed her writing on the topic of race.
I chat with secular activist, Alix Jules, about his work in the atheist community and delve into his interesting journey into becoming a non-believer.
I chat with the Tanya Faison, Founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento about what it means to do grassroots work in an age of overwhelming state surveillance.
I chat with Austin City council candidate, Lewis Conway, Jr. A contender for a seat representing Austin’s District 1, Conway’s run has captured the attention of the state as well as the country due to his status as a convicted felon.
I chat with former U.S. Representative of the State of Georgia and 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, about the Russiagate scandal and turning a skeptical eye towards the intelligence agencies claiming that the Russian Federation was behind the hacking of DNC