Amanda Edwards: I always tell people, 'Don't let other people's limitations become your own.' So, just because someone else might have a limited imagination, doesn't mean that yours has to be.
Every debate that we have, is typically, about how much access to whiteness, we either do or do not have, and how much we give it to others or don't... Most of our culture is centered around how much we can make our peoplehood look like them.
Caller: I was in a meeting with CDC officials. A black doctor who works for the CDC said those DNA testing sites are not governed by any HIPAA laws, rules, or regulations. So, if you submit any swabs or any DNA to those sites, they can in turn sell it to a database.
Special guest, Michelle Hope:
Michelle's motto: Proper planning prevents piss-poor performances.
Caller's response to Karen using Oil of Oregano:
(caller is a naturopath) Herbs are incredible. God has given us herbs for everything. Oil of oregano, which comes from the oregano plant, is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It's awesome for any kind of respiratory ailments, like pneumonia, because it's a bronchodilator.
Special Guest: Brian Favors is the Co-Founder and Program Director of the Nate Parker Foundation, which merges film, storytelling and culturally responsive educational programming for youth and young adults to combat the crisis facing African and African American communities. The four-part docuseries, 400 Years Later…’free-ish, explores the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia in late August 1619.
Why Black folks should not try to get out of jury duty:
Drew McCaskill: You may be the only person on that jury, who actually has any sort of empathy for the humanity of either the person that is being accused or the witnesses who are in the room. That is huge!
The value of being your authentic self at the office:
Drew: There is value to that for me in my spirit. I tried to play the game. Assimilation is exhausting. It leaves absolutely no energy, no time for creativity and innovation.
The 1619 Project, a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia with a series of essays, images, stories, and poems that challenge readers to reframe their understanding of U.S. history by considering 1619 as the start of this nation's story. (source: Pulitzer Center Education)
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