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#16 - Special Update: The Reparations Movement, Our Growing Project, and Things We All Can Do

#16 - Special Update: The Reparations Movement, Our Growing Project, and Things We All Can Do

This is an exciting time in the fight for Black reparations! As momentum builds across the country, Pay The Tab is expanding in new directions - including the first-ever reparations course at UCLA Law School. In this special episode, Tony and Adam bring the latest news, answer your questions, and share things we all can do to disrupt America's toxic system of racism, denial, and capitalis...

#15 - Henrietta Wood: An American Hero You Never Heard Of

#15 - Henrietta Wood: An American Hero You Never Heard Of

The largest-ever court award for slavery reparations came from an unlikely plaintiff. Henrietta Wood was an enslaved woman who gained her freedom in the 1840s - only to be kidnapped and sold back into slavery for 15 more horrific years. Her heroic fight for payback is inspiration for today’s reparations battle. Join us with historian Caleb McDaniel, whose book telling of Wood's story, Swe...

#14 - Live With Rep. Justin J. Pearson: Speaking Truth To Power

#14 - Live With Rep. Justin J. Pearson: Speaking Truth To Power

Rep. Justin J. Pearson blows away our live audience with his bold case for reparations - and for making change through multiracial solidarity. He speaks on the racist connections of gun violence and environmental pollution; and what we need to do to fix things. Also on video!

#13 - Rest As Reparations: Closing The Racial Sleep Gap

#13 - Rest As Reparations: Closing The Racial Sleep Gap

Did you know Black Americans get about one hour less sleep each night than white people? Less sleep means serious health problems - and shorter life spans. We dive into this shocking “racial sleep gap” with a leading authority on the subject, Dr. Dayna Johnson. She breaks down where it comes from (spoiler alert: it’s all about racism) - and what we need to do to fix it!

#12 - Japanese American Reparations: Lessons For Black America

#12 - Japanese American Reparations: Lessons For Black America

Our government forced over 125,000 Japanese Americans into prison camps for three years during World War II. On this special live episode, two leading activists join us to expose the true story of this atrocity, the fight for J.A. reparations, and the need for racial solidarity in all movements for change. We know Black America can achieve reparations: it’s been done before!

#11 - Mass Incarceration and Reparations: It’s Time For A New Way

#11 - Mass Incarceration and Reparations: It’s Time For A New Way

Mass incarceration is a cancer that’s devouring Black communities. Writer and filmmaker Asia Johnson joins us and shares her experiences as a formerly incarcerated woman - and her visions for a new system of justice. Recorded with a live audience. Also on video!

#10 - The Racial Wealth Gap: It's Our Turn Now

#10 - The Racial Wealth Gap: It's Our Turn Now

Why has it always been damn near impossible for Black Americans to make ends meet - let alone build wealth? Join us with Mehrsa Baradaran, law professor and a leading expert on the racial wealth gap. She speaks the truth and helps us bust the myths we’ve all been fed about race, money, and the American Dream. Mehrsa also has an innovative plan to bridge the gap real fast!

#9 - Giving It All Back: White People's Worst Nightmare

#9 - Giving It All Back: White People's Worst Nightmare

Morgan Curtis discovered that her family’s wealth (and her large inheritance) were made from centuries of exploitation and suffering, including slavery. What she did in response is an amazing story of personal reparations - and reminds us of the power of facing hard truths and living our lives with purpose.

#8 - Robin Kelley Live: Reparations and Imagining the Black Future

#8 - Robin Kelley Live: Reparations and Imagining the Black Future

The incredible Robin D. G. Kelley schools us on what true reparations could look like - and how to use our collective power to envision a better future. Recorded in Los Angeles with a live audience. Our first video episode!

#7 - Mothers of Gynecology: Art As Reparations

#7 - Mothers of Gynecology: Art As Reparations

Dr. J. Marion Sims is hailed as the Father of Modern Gynecology. But his reputation was built through inhumane experiments on enslaved young women. We talk with “creative extremist” Michelle Browder, who exposes the truth about Sims, the racism of the medical profession, and using art as a form of reparations.

#6 - The Tulsa Race Massacre pt. 2: A Long Road To Justice

#6 - The Tulsa Race Massacre pt. 2: A Long Road To Justice

Part 2 of our story on the Tulsa Race Massacre looks at the historic lawsuit for reparations going on right now. We have a riveting conversation with Hughes Van Ellis, 101, one of three living survivors – and a plaintiff in that case. Guests Eric Miller and Kristi Williams return to give us the inside scoop on the case and the government’s literal coverup of possible mass graves.

#5 - The Tulsa Race Massacre pt. 1: An Inside Job

#5 - The Tulsa Race Massacre pt. 1: An Inside Job

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the most horrific events in U.S. history. Was it just a riot by an angry white mob - or an all-out war on Black Americans by their own government? Join us for the real story on what went down in 1921. Special guest: Kristi Williams, Tulsa activist and descendant of a massacre survivor.

 

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