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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Available via Amazon Prime Video: This intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’s life and legacy takes us through his more than 60 years of activism-from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights’ movement to the legislative powerhouse he is today

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13th

Available via YouTube: Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.

When They See Us

When They See Us

Available via Netflix Subscription: This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. 

 

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13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay

Available via Netflix subscription: 13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay. Oprah Winfrey sits down with director Ava DuVernay to discuss her Oscar-nominated film, historical cycles of oppression and the broken prison system.

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

Available via YouTube: Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now. Oprah Winfrey talks with the exonerated men once known as the Central Park Five, plus the cast and producers who tell their story in "When They See Us." Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay.

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Ken Burns: The Central Park Five

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: This film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Available via Netflix subscription: The criminal justice system tragically failed 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial -- two of those years in solitary confinement -- after being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. The case was never prosecuted, the charges were ultimately dropped, and Browder committed suicide after his release.

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The Central Park Five Interview - TimesTalks

Available via YouTube: Ken Burns, co-director and author Sarah Burns, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, who covered the case and is interviewed in the film, and the exonerated the accused and vindicated Five.

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Vincent Who? The Murder of a Chinese-American Man

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: In 1982, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans around the country united for the first time to form a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement.

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Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: A Mexican-American butcher's son from Texas, Willie Velasquez questioned the lack of Latino representation in his city's government, propelling him into a lifelong battle to gain political equality for Latinos. This documentary examines obstacles Latinos had to overcome to obtain representation.

Every Mother's Son: Policing and Race in America

Every Mother's Son: Policing and Race in America

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: Three mothers, all from different backgrounds discuss the murder of their sons at the hands of the Police. Their stories are tragic, but their courage is transformative.

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Broken on All Sides Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: With Philadelphia as an entry point, Broken on All Sides explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system.

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Policing The Police

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: The new FRONTLINE documentary, Policing the Police, is a provocative journey inside one police force that's been ordered to reform by the Department of Justice: the Newark Police Department in New Jersey.  

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America After Ferguson

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWS HOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, explores events following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri.  

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LA 92

 Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: Over twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests and violence in Los Angeles, L.A. 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely-seen footage. 

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P.S. I Can't Breathe Black Lives Matter

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: This documentary welcomes dialogue around racial inequality, policing, and the Criminal Justice System by focusing on Eric Garner's case. We hope viewers will increase their understanding of issues plaguing Black and Brown Communities.

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The Talk: Race in America

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: This film documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.

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100 Years One Woman's Fight for Justice for Native Americans

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: 100 YEARS documents the David vs. Goliath story of Elouise Cobell's courageous fight for justice for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans who were cheated out of billions of dollars by the United States Government.

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Available via Netflix subscription: This documentary chronicles simmering tension and broken trust between L.A.'s Black community and police in the decade before the Rodney King riots.

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Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Oregon

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland's reform and abolition movements. 

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Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley-the the first African American mayor elected in a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority for 20 years (1973-1993).

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Fruitvale Station

Available for rent via Amazon: This Sundance award-winner follows the true event of a 22-year-old loving father and beloved so the last day of his life before being fatally shot by police on New Year's Day 2009.Ama

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The Interrogation: Investigating False Confessions

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: Interviews with men and women who have spent more than twenty years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They tell us about that moment when, in the darkness of the interrogation room, they finally said what the interrogators wanted to hear.

The History of White Supremacy

Available via YouTube: A response to black freedom struggles, changing populations, and new economic orders, white supremacy set the boundaries of citizenship rights, national belonging, and economic possibility. How did this work? Join us as we focus on the workings of white supremacy.

John Lewis: Get in the Way

Available via Amazon Prime Video: Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, Lewis is considered the conscience of Congress.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Available via Texas A&M Kanopy Network: An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explains the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. 

TED Talks

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TED Talks: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. 

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TED Talks: What it takes to be racially literate

Over the last year, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. In a dynamic talk, Vulchi and Guo pair the personal stories they've collected with research and statistics to reveal two fundamental gaps in our racial literacy -- and how we can overcome them.

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TED Talks: The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights

Still invisible and often an afterthought, indigenous peoples are uniting to protect the world's water, lands and history -- while trying to heal from genocide and ongoing inequality. 

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TED Talks: What's missing from the American immigrant narrative

Recounting her story of finding opportunity and stability in the US, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez examines the flaws in narratives that simplify and idealize the immigrant experience -- and shares hard-earned wisdom on the best way to help those around us.

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TED Talks: Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both.  

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TED Talks: Ibram X. Kendi - The difference between being "not racist" and being antiracist.

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, takes responsibility for, and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces, and personal beliefs.  

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TED Talks: How to put the power of the law in people's hands

Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law into something that everyone can understand, use, and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals who serve their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions.

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TED Talks: How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black."  

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TED Talks: How racial bias works - and how to disrupt it

Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns, and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society.

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TED Talks: Islamophobia killed my brother: Let's end the hate

On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat's brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor's sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in a hate crime. As she reflects on how she and her family reclaimed control of their narrative, Barakat calls on us to speak up when we witness hateful bigotry and express our allyship with those who face discrimination.

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TED Talks: The Amazon belongs to humanity — let's protect it together

Tashka and Laura Yawanawá lead the Yawanawá people in Acre, Brazil -- a tribe that stewards almost 500,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. As footage of the Amazon burning shocks the world's consciousness, Tashka and Laura call for us to transform this moment into an opportunity to support indigenous people who have the experience, knowledge and tools needed to protect the land.

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TED Talks: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger

Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, immigration scholar Sayu Bhojwani reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. 

TED Talks: Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with minor infractions. 

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TED Talks: Melody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it.  

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TED Talks: How the police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together

Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects on the public safety challenges faced by both the police and local neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, as well as the opportunities we all have to preserve dignity and guarantee justice.

How to recognize your white privilege - and use it to fight inequality

TED Talks: How to recognize your white privilege - and use it to fight inequality

Many of us believe that we're living in a meritocracy, deserving of what we have and compassionate toward those with less. But that's not true: white people have been given a headstart and ongoing advantages due to the color of their skin, while people of color suffer from equally arbitrary disadvantages, says scholar and activist Peggy McIntosh. 

TED Talks: The problem with race-based medicine

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient's skin color instead of medical observation and measurement.

TED Talks: The human stories behind mass incarceration | Eve Abrams

Using audio from her interviews with incarcerated people and their families, documentarian Eve Abrams shares touching stories of those impacted by mass incarceration and calls on us all to take a stand and ensure that the justice system works for everyone.  

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TED Talks: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this. In this powerful talk, she outlines the plan for The Bail Project -- an unprecedented national revolving bail fund to fight mass incarceration. 

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TED Talks: Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. 

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TED Talks: The path to ending systemic racism in the U.S.

In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from the national leadership, what is the path forward?  

Podcasts

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Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Dr. Clint Smith III.

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Brene with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Unlocking Us with Brene Brown)

The host interviews professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

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Code Switch

Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

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Intersectionality Matters!

A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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Radio Ambulante

via Apple Podcasts: Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories.

Pod for the Cause

Pod for the Cause

At Pod for the Cause, we’re going to tackle these issues and more. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real, straightforward, and honest.
 

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Speaking of Racism

A podcast celebrating everyday activists who are disrupting, deconstructing, and dismantling racism.

Race at Work with Porter Braswell

Race is a topic many of us struggle to talk about at work, yet it shapes so many of our career experiences and outcomes. But host Porter Braswell (Jopwell) is on a mission to create a safe space to share those stories – and learn from them. Hear leaders from business and government trace their personal journeys with race, equity, and inclusion. And learn from their mistakes and their triumphs.

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While Indigenous

For millennia our ancestors used stories to root us in our deepest power source and ground us in an awareness of our responsibilities to each other and all creation. On "While Indigenous", a podcast devoted to building Indigenous power, we'll talk about getting back to that place.

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The Stoop

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.

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Justice In America

 

Justice In America is hosted by Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal, along with guest hosts Darnell Moore, Donovan X. Ramsey, Derecka Purnell, and Zak Cheney Rice. Each episode explains a new criminal justice issue and features conversations with experts and advocates.

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Self Evident - Asian American Stories

A new podcast where we challenge the narratives about where we're from, where we're from, where we belong, and where we're going - by telling Asia-America's stories. 

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Bitter Brown Femmes

via Apple Podcasts: Two Bitter Brown Femmes, run their mouths on matters impacting marginalized communities today, with an emphasis on LGBT, Latinx/Chicanx, and women's issues.

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Latino Rebels Radio

via Apple Podcasts: Humor, commentary and analysis of the US Latino world. Engaging traviesos.  

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Unreserved

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.

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Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience

The goal of our show is to highlight and focus on unique and interesting personalities from both within and without the American Muslim community and engage them in what will hopefully be a worthwhile and invigorating conversation not only for the guests but also for listeners.

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Come Through with Rebecca Carroll

Join host Rebecca Carroll for 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America. She talks to great thinkers, writers, and artists about faith, representation, white fragility, and how it’s all playing out in 2020.

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The Divided Families Podcast

The Divided Families Podcast aims to provide a platform for connecting stories of family separation.

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LGBT Bar NY Podcast

Featuring lively discussion of the latest legal news affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community here and abroad.

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The Diversity Gap

via Apple Podcasts: On The Diversity Gap podcast, we'll be learning from thought leaders, authors, creatives, and more about the diversity gaps in society and culture. Our goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work!

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In The Thick

via Apple Podcasts: Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.

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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

via Apple Podcasts: Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.

Teaching While White Podcast

via Apple Podcasts: Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom.

Reveal podcast

Reveal podcast

Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times.

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Identity Politics

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.