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For The Movement elevates and discusses persistent policy, social and civil rights issues affecting African Americans and communities of color.

Episode Date
August Break
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For The Movement will return on Monday, August 20th with more great episodes.   During our hiatus, be sure to catch up on all past episodes, and subscribe and rate us on your podcast platform of choice.   We love hearing from our listeners.  Feel free to send your comments, questions, episode ideas, and/or praise to podcast@nul.org.

Aug 13, 2018
HBCUs Matter | Naomi Shelton, UNCF
24:10

This week we discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities and why they still matter with Naomi Shelton, Director of K-12 Advocacy at the United Negro College Fund. The host for this episode is Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury.   

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.
 
Discussed in this episode:
Importance of HBCUs
The rise, decline and rise, again, of HBCUs
Steps to support HBCUs
Student financing 
Tougaloo College 
Florida A&M University 
UNCF, www.uncf.org

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial
Kezmiché/Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea
Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Aug 06, 2018
Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection | Alexis Hoag, Senior Counsel
29:17

This week we discuss racial discrimination in the jury selection process with Alexis Hoag, Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence.

From the National Urban League,
For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Discussed in this episode:

Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court Criticizing Race-Based Jury Selection
California v. Miles

The OJ question

Race proxy

NAACP LDF

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Kezmiché/Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

 

Jul 30, 2018
DeRay McKesson: Activist, Culture Creator and Movement Maker
33:48

This week we sit down with activist, culture creator and movement maker DeRay McKesson to learn more about him and to get his take on various topics and social issues. This episode is co-hosted by Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence.


From the National Urban League,
For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

 

In this episode DeRay discusses:

  • The state of Black America

  • Pod Save America

  • His daily routine

  • Black Lives Matter vs. Legacy Organizations

  • Criminal justice reform

  • Pose, TV show

  • Why he still wears his blue vest

  • Upcoming book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

  • People and books that inspire him

  • Find him at: https://deray.com

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

Jul 23, 2018
Black Republicans: Fact vs. Fiction | Elroy Sailor, Republican Strategist
54:08

This week we discuss what it means to be a Black Republican with Elroy Sailor, Founder of Insight America and Republican Strategist. The host for this episode is Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury.

From the National Urban League,
For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

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I saw a need as a young student at Morehouse College to have Black people in the Republican Party.”

I joined the Republican Party because I wanted to make a difference.”

What do you say to those who believe Black Republicans are monolithic?”

Are you voting against African Americans self-interest in being a Black Republican? Is there a moral dilemma.”

The National Urban League and Insight America are doing something phenomenal together by convening conservatives and progressives together to broker solutions to issues affecting African Americans.”

There’s big difference between Black Republicans and Black Democrats!”

Black Republicans and Black Democrats need to be political and work together to get .”

Is there a recognition within the party that Republicans need to diversify their worldviews and is there an intentionally to do so?”

There’s a gap between intentions and resources.”

What advice would you give to new Black voters that are unsure about which political party to affiliate?”

 

Elroy Sailor, @ElroySailor

Insight America, http://www.insightamerica4u.com

Former Congressman J.C. Watts

President George H.W. Bush

Republican Party

Affirmative Action

Trent Lott

Newt Gingrich

Governor John Engler

Colin Powell

Condoleezza Rice

Kay Jay Coles, Heritage Foundation CEO

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congressman John Lewis

Remembering John Wesley Mack

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Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Jul 16, 2018
July 4th Break: #ReclaimingOurIndependence
58

In the spirit of July 4th, we’re taking a two-week break.

 

For The Movement will return on Monday, July 16, with more great episodes.

 

During our hiatus, be sure to catch up on all past episodes, and subscribe and rate us on your podcast platform of choice.

 

We love hearing from our listeners.  Feel free to send your comments, questions, episode ideas, and/or praise to podcast@nul.org.

 

See you on July 16th!

Jul 02, 2018
Access to Capital: A Challenge for Small and Minority Businesses
58:46

This week we discuss the challenges small and minority business owners encounter when trying to gain funding or access to capital for their businesses. The guests are Aron Betru, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute; and Chris Upperman, CEO of Envolve Entrepreneurship and former Assistant Administrator of the Office of Public Engagement at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Small Business Administration

  • Milken Institute, https://www.milkeninstitute.org

  • Envole Entrepreneurship, https://envolveglobal.org

  • Challenges to gaining funding for businesses

  • Capital opportunities that exist

  • Minority entrepreneurship

  • Bank black and buy black

  • Small Business Administration Loans

  • Traditional lending versus Fintech

  • Black unemployment

  • Urban League Entrepreneurship Center

  • Devaluing black businesses

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

Jun 25, 2018
Elections & the Black Vote | Holli Holiday, Dr. Elise Scott
38:48

This week we discuss the importance of elections and the influence of Black women voters. The guests are Holli Holiday, senior political and data advisor to the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Dr. Elise Scott, director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

  • Shelby County v. Holder

  • Moral Monday protests

  • Midterm Elections

  • Power of Black women voters

  • Voter suppression tactics

  • Voting and the U.S. Census

  • Holding elected officials accountable

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

Jun 18, 2018
Weaponizing Whiteness: Racism, Implicit Bias and Social Exclusion | Dr. Jason Johnson, Dr. Connie Razza
40:03

This week we discuss why white people routinely call the police on black people when doing innocuous things and the implications of these occurrences. We also unpack the concept of social exclusion and how it affects people of color. The guests are Dr. Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root.com, political science professor at Morgan State University, and frequent contributor to MSNBC and Sirius XM; and Dr. Connie Razza, director of research at Demos. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury and Jordun Lawrence.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Starbucks

  • Yale University

  • Racial sensitivity training

  • White allyship

  • Implicit bias

  • Social exclusion

  • Social deprivation

  • Democratic disqualification

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

 

Jun 11, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus On “What We Have to Lose” | Rep. Cedric Richmond, CBC Chair
25:02

This week we discuss the history of the Congressional Black Caucus, their mission, and the Jobs and Justice Act, which is a newly introduced bill to address many of the issues impacting urban and rural America. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  • The Congressional Black Caucus, currently led by Rep. Cedric Richmond, has a historic 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, representing 78 million Americans, 24 percent of the total U.S. population, and 17 million African-Americans, 41 percent of the total U.S. African-American population.

 

  • Since its establishment in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

 

  • Cedric Richmond regarding President Trump on the low black unemployment rate, “We had zero unemployment during slavery and sharecropping days but does that mean we had great plight in the African American community? The answer is no. You can’t just look at the unemployment numbers. You have to look at all the real indicators on how well we’re doing as a people are awful.”

  • The National Urban League articulates in the State of Black America report on how well African Americans are doing.

  • Jobs and Justice Act is a comprehensive approach to all the things we’re facing in the Black community—community policing, justice reform, summer jobs, investments in small businesses, and infrastructure.

 

  • Jobs and Justice Act includes the National Urban League’s Main Street Marshall Plan which is call for America to invest and rebuild in urban areas same as the United States rebuilt parts of Europe after World War II.

 

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

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Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

 

Jun 04, 2018
Environmental Racism: It’s A Thing | Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver and Mustafa Ali
52:34

This week we define and discuss environmental racism and how it has long affected the quality of life experienced by African Americans and communities of color. Our guests are Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint; and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. The host for this episode is Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Current state of Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

Environmental racism is the new Jim Crow

Eroding infrastructure impacting environment and residents

How environmental policy decisions affect health and oppress people

People of color are more likely to live near brownfields and toxic sites

Local elections matter to effect these issues

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

May 28, 2018
Reflecting on The Movement and the State of Black America | Damon Young, Hugh Price, Benjamin Crump, Marc Morial, Jason Towns, Angela Yee, Vie Kaufman
01:25:28

This week strayed from our usual format to talk with key people in the Urban League Movement and fight for economic parity and social justice. We’ve asked our guests to share their personal accounts and reflection of their time in the civil rights and Urban League Movement, as well as their take on the State of Black America. Our guests are Damon Young (Very Smart Brothas), Hugh Price (Aspen Institute), Benjamin Crump (Civil Rights Attorney), Marc H. Morial (National Urban League), Jason Towns (Venture Capitalist), Angela Yee (The Breakfast Club), and Vie Kaufman (Urban League Historian).

Mentioned in This Episode:

Reflecting on the history of the Urban League Movement and the State of Black America

Chronicling The Movement from the 60s until now

Hugh Price, former president of the National Urban League (1994-2003), Aspen Institute Commissioner, and author of This African American Life

Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans

Vie Kaufman, National Urban League Historian (1972- present)

Black Lives Matter and technology has helped to progress and curtail abuses in police abuse

The debate around affirmative action in the 90s

The importance of continuing to put pressure on government to move the needle

There’s no entitlement to exist. You must adapt and progress

Urban League helped people that were a part of the great migration to get into the mainstream

Urban League opened the doors to nontraditional jobs for women

What is the response when people say the Urban League is a middle class organization?

Corporations recruiting at HBCUs was a pioneering effort of the Urban League in 1950s

How important is it that the civil rights community work together?

Vision for the future of the Urban League and The Movement

Reframing and rebranding the Urban League

Early days of the Urban League’s fight for police reform

Embrace the digital age and world

Me Too Movement

The power of African American women

Finding housing and jobs for people through Urban League programs

How civil rights organizations play together and false narratives about how groups work together

There’s no tension between legacy organizations and Black Lives Matter. Don’t believe the hype

Bring the Movement to Washington

Race relations in America

Are you in the fight?

Voter education

Our job as civil right advocates is work our way out of a job

Young Professionals

National Urban League Guild

Chocolate City by Dr. Derek Musgrove

Vernon Jordan

John Jacobs

Whitney M. Young

Ed Lewis, Essence Magazine

Rev. Al Sharpton organizing

President Bill Clinton on police violence

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Johnny Cochran

Janet Reno

Former White House Counsel Charles Ruff

Dick Gregory

Former Congressman John Conyers

Former Attorney General Eric Holder

Bill O'Reilly

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Leadership Conference for

NAACP Defense Fund

League of Women Voters
National Council on LaRaza
Anti-defamation League

Democratic Convention in 1984

Anti-apartheid Movement

Justice Thurgood Marshall last case

Howard University School of Communications
Freedman Hospital

Tuskegee University
Amherst College
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University School of Law

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May 21, 2018
Mignon Clyburn on the FCC and Her Legacy
37:53

This week we sit down with outgoing Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on her historic career as the first African American woman to be appointed to the FCC and briefly lead this small but important government agency. The hosts for this episode are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs; and Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Mignon Clyburn stepping down from FCC

The significance of the FCC

Prison phone rates

The digital and broadband divide

Internet Service Providers

Net neutrality

Next steps in Mignon Clyburn’s career

 

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Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

May 14, 2018
Black & Addicted: Addressing the African American Opioid Crisis | Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Dr. Edwin Chapman
36:51

This week we discuss ways to address the Black Opioid Crisis and the whitewashing of this epidemic with guests Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Dr. Edwin Chapman, Drug Addiction Specialist.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts for this episode are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

State of Black America

Opioid Epidemic

Chicago Urban League Report - Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Crisis

Over criminalization of drugs

Difference between government's treatment of Crack Epidemic versus Opioid Epidemic

Legislation H.R. 5590, the Opioid Addiction Action Plan

Ways for the public to help

To learn more: https://clarke.house.gov

 

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Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

#ForTheMovement

May 07, 2018
Educational Equity and Excellence Defined
37:17

This week we discuss how to achieve education equity and excellence in America’s public school system. Our guest is Dr. Hal Smith, Senior Vice President for Education, Youth Development, and Health at the National Urban League. The host for this episode is Kim Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs.

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

How do we achieve equity and excellence in public education

How parents and stakeholders in holding schools accountable

Determining accountability measures

Public school reform

Meeting students where they are

U.S. Department of Education

Every Student Succeeds Act

Secretary Betsy Devos

No Child Left Behind

Common Core

 

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

 

Apr 30, 2018
Spring Break
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Apr 16, 2018
Taking Aim At Gun Violence
34:14

This week we discuss Taking Aim at Gun Violence with guests Shari Runner, President of the Chicago Urban League; four youth activists at the March for Our Lives; and Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

March for Our Lives

Gun Control and Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Sacramento Urban League

Stephon Clark

Chicago gun violence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Columbine High School shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Youth activism

Zion and Zaire Kelly

Mental health

Communities of color activism to end gun violence

Illegal trafficking of guns into urban communities

Need to change the paradigm of gun violence

Continued civic engagement is needed to vote out lawmakers who don’t support gun control.

Over 116,000 people are shot annually in the U.S.

About 38,000 people are killed by gun violence in America.

We have an epidemic of gun violence in our country.

Parkland is raising the issue of gun violence in schools. Mass murders account for 1% to 2% of gun violence in this country. The vast majority of gun violence occurs in communities that look a lot different than Parkland, where the most dangerous part of your day could be walking to and from school--not being at school.

Eradicate gun violence now.

One in 5 guns are sold without a background check.

Cut gun violence in half by 2024 through background checks, renewal of the assault weapons ban, and enactment of extreme risks laws.

When fatal car accidents were prolific in the 1950s and 1960s, lawmakers responded to save lives. The same should be done for gun violence.

 

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Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

Apr 09, 2018
2020 Census: What You Need To Know
46:12

This week we discuss the 2020 Census: What You Need To Know with guest Jeri Green, advisor to the National Urban League on the upcoming 2020 Census, and former senior advisor for civic engagement in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau. The host for this episode is Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

March for Our Lives

Gun Control

The Children’s Crusade

American Youth Congress

U.S. Census Bureau history

Why the census is important

How the census is conducted

What’s the census data is used for

Concerns about the upcoming census rollout

2020 Census is underfunded and understaffed

Internet-based census concerns

Addressing hard to count communities

Preserving the integrity of upcoming census

The problem with the census citizenship status question

The issue with counting prisoners where they are incarcerated instead of where they are from

Ensuring full participation of people of color in the census

Ensuring resources are allocated to communities of color

Undercount of children in census

Confidentiality of census data

Census Bureau is without a director

Rhode Island census testing site

Congress members William Lacy Clay and Yvette Clarke introduced a bill to address census issues

Quad County Urban League

 

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Marc’s Twitter: @MarcMorial

Don’s Twitter: @DCravins

Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

 

Apr 02, 2018
Senate So White: The Push for Congressional Diversity
46:22

This week we discuss Senate So White: The Push For Congressional Diversity with guests Don Bell, director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies, and Tamia Booker, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Cory Booker.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts for this episode are Don Cravins, Jr., Senior Vice President for Policy, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Digital Revolution

Congressional Diversity

Rooney Rule

Senator Cory Booker

Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies

Pipeline to Capitol Hill Jobs

Senate Staff Diversity

Wage Gap

Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Beyoncé

On The Run 2 Tour

U.S. National Guard

American Lung Association

CVS Foundation

Freedom From Smoking Program

 

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Kim’s Twitter: @kayellea

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Mar 26, 2018
The Real State of Black Unemployment | Ronald Marlow, Dr. Valerie Wilson
47:22

This week we discuss The Real State of Black Unemployment, with guests Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE); and Ronald Marlow, Vice President for Workforce Development at the National Urban League and former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Workforce Development.

 

From the National Urban League, For the Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts for this episode are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy, and Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

State of the Union

Unemployment Rate

Returning Citizens

Apprenticeship Programs

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Pennsylvania Special Election

 

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Mar 19, 2018
Gentrification: How We Can Preserve Our Communities While Ensuring Economic Development | George Lambert, Dr. Derek Musgrove
47:51

This week we discuss Gentrification: How We Can Preserve Our Communities While Ensuring Economic Development, with guests Urban League of Greater Washington CEO George Lambert, and Dr. Derek Musgrove, who is an Associate Professor of Post-World War II U.S. History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of the book Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital.

 

From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications & External Affairs.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

George Lambert

Derek Musgrove

Gentrification

Urban Planning

Chocolate City

Washington, DC

Affordable Housing

Howard University

Prince George’s County

Anita Bonds

Rent Control

Anthony Williams

Adrian Fenty

Johnny Barnes

Walter Fauntroy

Walter Washington

New Communities Initiative

Affordable Dwelling Units

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Anacostia

Paul Ryan
UndocuBlack
DACA
Dreamers
Immigration

Mar 12, 2018
Black Women Matter: Combatting the Maternal Mortality Crisis | Dr. Christy Gamble, Nimaako Brown
39:27

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing a silent epidemic that is killing black women across the country and world: childbirth. We’re joined by Dr. Christy Gamble, former Director of Health Policy for the Black Women’s Health Imperative; and Ms. Nimaako Brown, Senior Director of Community Health and Wellness at the National Urban League.

 

From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that discusses policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color. Your co-hosts are Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs; and Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Black Maternal Health

Gun Reform

Serena Williams

Louisville Urban League

Congress

Maternal Morbidity

 

Mar 05, 2018
Tipping the Scales of Justice: How This Administration Is Quietly Changing Our Judicial System | Kristen Clarke, Chris Kang
55:19

From the National Urban League, this is For the Movement, a podcast that discusses persistent policy and social issues affecting communities of color. Your host is Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau.

 

On this week’s episode, we focus on how the Trump Administration is quietly changing the U.S. judicial system by nominating unqualified, young, white, conservative men for judgeships and what it means for communities of color. Don is joined by Kristen Clarke, President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Chris Kang, the immediate former National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and a former White House Counsel.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Kristen Clarke

Chris Kang

President Trump

President Obama

Judiciary

Black Panther

Feb 26, 2018
Workforce Automation and Its Impact on Communities of Color | Spencer Overton and Malcom Glenn
33:44

On this week’s episode, we are discussing the automation of the workforce, and its impact on communities of color. We are joined by Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Malcom Glenn, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager at Uber Technologies. They discuss the importance of local leadership when identifying upcoming jobs, why we should embrace and prepare for the opportunities and change to move ahead, and how to make sure we are thriving in the new revolution.

 

From the National Urban League, For the Movement, is a podcast that discusses persistent policy civil rights and social issues affecting communities of color. Your hosts are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Spencer Overton

Malcom Glenn contact — mglenn@uber.com

Feb 19, 2018
FBI’s Dangerous Attempt to Label Black Activists As “Black Identity Extremists” | U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Professor Justin Hansford
41:10

On this week’s episode, we discuss the FBI’s attempt to label and investigate Black activists as “Black Identity Extremists.” We’re joined by U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Representative of California’s 37th district and member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Mr. Justin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University and Executive Director of Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. They discuss the danger in the FBI’s recent report on “Black Identity Extremist” groups and the implications of this on the African American community. 

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement, is a podcast that discusses persistent policy, civil rights and social issues affecting communities of color. Your hosts are Don Cravins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, and Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Black Panther 

Representative Karen Bass

Professor Justin Hansford 

Black Lives Matter 

 

Feb 12, 2018
For The Movement
02:45

For The Movement, co-hosted by National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. MorialDonald Cravins, Jr.,Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, and Jordun Lawrence, is aimed at elevating and discussing persistent policy, social and civil rights issues affecting African Americans and communities of color.

Feb 12, 2018