Black America Podcast

Black America Podcast

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The Black America Podcast continues the conversations from the Black America Summit. Our goal is to use our voices to unite, educate, mobilize and inspire Black communities and allies. 

Every month we upload a new episode where our hosts speak with experts on topics that are the underpinnings of Black American society. Each episode will feature a riveting panel from the Black America Summit or a new interview with experts that continues the dialogue where the summit conversations ended. 

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Dark Money & the Black Vote Black America Podcast

Have you ever thought about the role of Dark money in our election system? In an unexpected turn in the Combating Voter Suppression series. Rielle speaks with BBC and NYT bestselling investigative journalist Greg Palast about the impact of dark and grey money and Black voter rights. Listen now. Find out more about us on http://www.BlackAmericaSummit.com.  Episode Bibliography:  Farley, Robert. “A Misleading Dark Money Attack on Ossoff.” FactCheck.Org, 1 Dec. 2020, https://www.factcheck.org/2020/12/a-misleading-dark-money-attack-on-ossoff/. Major, D. (2021, March 29). Delta internal statement leaked showing praise for Georgia election restrictions bill. Black Enterprise. https://www.blackenterprise.com/delta-internal-statement-leaked-showing-praise-for-georgia-election-restrictions-bill/ Mayer, Jane. “Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century.” The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/inside-the-koch-backed-effort-to-block-the-largest-election-reform-bill-in-half-a-century. —. “Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century.” The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/inside-the-koch-backed-effort-to-block-the-largest-election-reform-bill-in-half-a-century. Niesse, Mark. “Precinct Closures Harm Voter Turnout in Georgia, AJC Analysis Finds.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 16 Dec. 2019, https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/precinct-closures-harm-voter-turnout-georgia-ajc-analysis-finds/11sVcLyQCHuQRC8qtZ6lYP/. OpenSecrets. “Dark Money Basics.” OpenSecrets, https://www.opensecrets.org/dark-money/basics. Accessed 12 May 2021. Salzer, James. “Georgia Senate GOP Passes Bill to Get More Money from Big Political Donors.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 Feb. 2021, https://www.ajc.com/politics/georgia-senate-leaders-push-bill-to-get-more-money-from-big-political-donors/D3YV4C3NZNCEPG6TJ5PCABGPH4/. Schouten, Fredreka, and Kelly Mena. “Putting ‘Cologne on Jim Crow’: Georgia GOP Lawmakers Drive toward New Voting Restrictions.” CNN, 21 Mar. 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/21/politics/georgia-republican-voting-restrictions/index.html. —. “Putting ‘Cologne on Jim Crow’: Georgia GOP Lawmakers Drive toward New Voting Restrictions.” CNN, 21 Mar. 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/21/politics/georgia-republican-voting-restrictions/index.html. Smith, Allan, and Frank Thorp V. “McConnell Warns Corporate America to ‘stay out of Politics’ — but Says Donations Are OK.” NBC News, 6 Apr. 2021, https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mcconnell-warns-corporate-america-stay-out-politics-says-donations-are-n1263173. reporter, Guardian staff. “Georgia Is Updating Jim Crow. Now, He’s Dr James Crow.” The Guardian, 12 Apr. 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/12/georgia-voting-jim-crow-laws-dr-james-crow.
  1. Dark Money & the Black Vote
  2. Jim Crow 2.0
  3. Do Black Votes Matter?
  4. Unpacking Beyoncé Black is King Film

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