Clarence Lusane, Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice and Democracy

"There should be a fear of us moving towards a full blown authoritarian state. We shouldn't be under the illusion that it's never happened here and that there's no experience of people not having democratic rights. It absolutely has happened. So, how do we combat and mobilize around preventing the country from going further and …

BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Signifyin’ and Testifyin’ Black Storytellers Alliance presents the 32nd Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival

Three amazing events, 3 venues, family friendly. Different stories every night. Visit Black Storytellers Alliance https://livestream.com/accounts/3288636/events/10598262/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&defaultDrawer=&autoPlay=true&mute=false Livestream provided in partnership with iDream.tv http://www.iDream.tv - A Multimedia Production Company

Author Kristin Henning: The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth 

“I will never forget the day that I walked into that courthouse and I encountered a group of young boys in the hallway chained together at their arms and legs. I had no idea that we shackled children in contemporary America." The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, by Kristin Henning (Pantheon) In The …

Andrea Jenkins on The T is Not Silent and intersections of art and politics

" To change hearts and minds, we have to touch people's hearts and minds. Some of the most influential changes that have happened in our society come through creative processes...," says Andrea Jenkins in response to Lissa's question about the role of art in her political life. Andrea Jenkins is the author of the poetry …

Special Edition: From the Archives J.California Cooper Remembered presented by Beverly Cottman

J. California Cooper In this episode we honor the work of playwright and author J. California Cooper with a selection of recordings from her appearance at the 2011 Givens Literary Luncheon in Minneapolis, sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Our host for this episode is Beverly Cottman, storyteller and teaching artist, who was at …

Special Edition: Race to Write: Black Authors on America’s Racial Reckoning

In this episode, the tables turn and Lissa Jones is in the spotlight. Lissa joins Dr. Vanessa Weaver, host of Workin' It Out Podcast to discuss the role of Black authors and literature in the current racial reckoning in her hometown of Minneapolis and across the country.  In this Episode The impact of poet Amanda …