Silence is Not an Option

Silence is Not an Option

Silence is Not an Option

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
America is in crisis right now. A lot of people want to help, but have no idea where to start. In our new podcast, we’re going to dig deep into the reality of being Black and brown in America, and explore what you can do to help find a path forward. We’ll have tough conversations with activists, artists, and thinkers about our nation’s deep racial divide. As we look for meaningful and lasting solutions, there is a lot to learn and unlearn.  These conversations are going to be challenging—even uncomfortable—but they’re important. Because this time, we get to rebuild America together.  Hosted by Don Lemon.
  1. February 11, 2021
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    Lift Every Voice and Sing
    The so-called Black National Anthem was composed in 1900, and it’s provided a soundtrack to Black life ever since. For this special Black History Month episode, CNN’s Don Lemon speaks with Rep. James Clyburn, h…
  2. December 31, 2020
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    The Axe Files: Nikole Hannah-Jones
    When Nikole Hannah-Jones was a high school student at a predominantly white school in Waterloo, Iowa, she complained to a teacher that the school newspaper wasn’t covering stories that mattered to Black student…
  3. November 19, 2020
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    Black to the Future
    A record number of Black candidates ran for office this year, representing not only their constituencies, but also the diversity of perspectives that exist among Black Americans. Don talks to two newly elected…
  4. November 12, 2020
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    Black Women Did That
    Black women are largely responsible for electing America’s next president. They have been one of the Democratic party’s most reliable voting blocs for a long time. Why? Don talks with LaTosha Brown, co-founder…
  5. October 29, 2020
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    Blaxit
    Why stay where you’re not wanted? Some Black Americans are thinking about moving abroad to escape centuries of racial oppression and marginalization. Historian Kevin Gaines shares the long history behind this p…
  6. October 22, 2020
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    Yes, Voter Suppression is Alive and Well
    Why is still so hard for Black communities to vote in this country? Massive early voter turnout has led to hours-long waiting lines, and Black and other voters of color can expect to wait the longest. Voter pro…
  7. October 15, 2020
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    Can You Vote Your Way to Change?
    If injustice occurs in America no matter who is leading the country, is voting really as powerful as we say it is? Election day is so close, yet not everyone is convinced that voting will lead to meaningful pro…
  8. September 10, 2020
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    Raising an Antiracist Generation
    School is back in session as protests and calls for racial justice continue across America. So how should parents and teachers talk to kids about this national reckoning? Don speaks with clinical psychologist a…
  9. August 27, 2020
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    The Color of Love
    Amidst a summer of unrest and calls for social justice, Don talks with host of CNN's United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell about matters of the heart. More than five decades have passed since the US Supreme co…