What Matters

What Matters

By Black Lives Matter Global Network

What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world.

Episodes

Ep. 7: Politics and the Effects of COVID-19 on the 2020 Election with Donna Brazile

Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by leading political strategist Donna Brazile to discuss the upcoming 2020 presidential election as well as the effects of COVID-19 on the election and what to expect.COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the disproportionate impact of poor healthcare and lack of jobs in the Black community across the United States. Kailee and Donna discuss the importance of the 2020 election and how Black lives are at stake.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
10/07/2042m 44s

Ep. 6: A Conversation with Artist and Activist Mysonne "The General"

Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by rapper/activist/author Mysonne Linen to discuss his liberation work and how the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, among others, have traumatized the global community and led Mysonne and so many others around the world to take to the streets in peaceful protest. Mysonne also answers questions from our listening audience and talks about his book I Know My Rights: Bill of Rights - a children's guide to the Bill of Rights.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
02/07/2046m 41s

Ep. 5: Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace

Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by NASCAR race car driver Bubba Wallace to discuss how he got into race car driving and what it's been like being the only full-time Black NASCAR driver.Kailee and Bubba discuss how NASCAR banning the Confederate flag has impacted the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd impacted him, and increased Bubba's own activism. Bubba also shares his own journey with NASCAR and his efforts to engage more Black people to enjoy his sport.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
26/06/2022m 54s

Ep. 4: Black Lives Matter's South Bend Members - Community Organizers

Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by South Bend Black Lives Matter members to discuss the role of community organizers on the ground. BLM South Bend organizers discuss the police killing of Eric Logan, its impact on their community, and calling for the resignation of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
03/06/2046m 30s

Ep. 3: Coronavirus - Answering Public Health Concern with Dr. Cedric Dark

Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark, Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas to answer public health questions and concerns about the novel virus, COVID-19, and its disproportionate effects on Black communities. Dr. Dark and Scales explore racial health disparities across our nation, with Black people having less access to healthcare and statistically higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
21/05/2044m 4s

Ep. 2: Say Her Name - Breonna Taylor, a Conversation with Tamika Mallory and Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker

Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Activist Tamika Mallory, Co-founder of Until Freedom, and Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker to discuss the brutal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed by police officers in her own home, and the ongoing marginalization of police violence against Black lives.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
20/05/2031m 45s

Ep. 1: Exploring the Media's Role in COVID-19 with Marc Lamont Hill

Activist and acclaimed author Marc Lamont Hill and Black Lives Matter Global Network, Managing Director, Kailee Scales discuss the media's responsibility in COVID-19 reporting, and how the Coronavirus media coverage aided in the misinformation circulated within Black communities. Scales and Hill discuss the inequities in the American Health System, preparedness, and the impact on our social, judicial, and financial systems.www.blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters
20/05/2044m 32s

Introducing What Matters

What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world. Initial episodes include interviews with Rep. Karen Bass, Donna Brazile, Dr. Cedric Dark, Jane Fonda, and Marc Lamont Hill.
15/05/201m 2s
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