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Black Lives Matter: The State of Activism Five Years After Eric Garner’s Death

Five years after the death of Eric Garner at the hands of NYC police, Tanzina Vega, host of The Takeaway, conducts a roundtable discussion on how the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved.  Participants include Wesley Lowery, a national reporter…

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Making Reparations Work in America

Asking about reparations for slavery has become a standard question for Democratic presidential candidates ahead of 2020. And its left many candidates scrambling to respond. But the debate around whether or not to fund reparations for black Americans goes far beyond…

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy, Fifty Years Later

Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s assassination, Charles McKinney tells The Takeaway host Duarte Geraldino how Dr. King’s image has been sanitized to move him away from the political fighter that he was to someone more palatable to the larger…

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Emmett Till Painting by White Artist Draws Protest

“When does art cross into appropriation and exploitation? Baruti Kopano, an associate professor at Morgan State University and co-editor of “Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture,” weighs in on that question and discusses the controversy.”  Randy Kennedy also…

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Understanding Tulsa’s Struggle with Racial Justice

Mechelle Brown, program coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa,  joins the radio program The Takeaway to examine the effects of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 several decades later, and how the ambivalence with which the riots are discussed and remembered today paint…

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