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The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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The Economics of Black America With David Clunie

Bakari Sellers is joined by executive director of the Black Economic Alliance David Clunie to discuss energizing the Black electorate in upcoming elections

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Terrance Woodbury and Taking the Pulse of the Public

Terrance discusses his career in public opinion, Black voters possibly feeling "buyer’s remorse" with the Biden administration, and the potential impact of the Supreme Court leak

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Chris Jones and the Plan to Govern Arkansas

Bakari talks to Chris about the governor’s role in school safety and the plan to speak to and get the votes of former Donald Trump supporters

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Faith and Democracy With Justin Giboney

Bakari Sellers is joined by lawyer, minister and cofounder of the AND Campaign Justin Giboney to discuss the mission of the faith-based organization, doing the hard work of democracy, and more

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Michael Griffie and the Race to Represent Michigan’s 13th District

Griffie joins Bakari to discuss the path from principal to running for Michigan’s 13th district, his plan for constituent services if elected, and the political outlook of the state’s upcoming gubernatorial race

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Food Insecurity in the Deep South With Noel Didla

Mississippi Food Policy Council cochair Noel Didla joins Bakari to discuss her journey from Southeastern India to teaching at an HBCU, food insecurity in the Deep South, and signs of progressive promise in the region

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The Humanity of George Floyd With Robert Samuels and Tolu Olorunnipa

Robert and Tolu join Bakari to discuss ‘His Name Is George Floyd,’ the humanity of the man who’s death sparked a movement, and the ways he was failed by various systems

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From Polls to Votes With Tom Bonier

TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier joins Bakari to unpack some of the criticism aimed at pollsters since 2016

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‘This Will Not Pass’ With Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalists Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns to discuss their new book ‘This Will Not Pass’ and the social/political climate of 2020

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The Baltimore of ‘We Own This City’ with D. Watkins

Watkins talks about his journey from the streets to the writer’s room, understanding Baltimore through television, and the real-life corruption of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force

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‘Sneakerella’ and Respecting the Bad Boys With John Salley

Salley also discusses his career after basketball and his ventures into veganism and the cannabis industry

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Amanda Edwards on Serving the City of Houston

Bakari talks to Edwards about a career that’s led her to the mayoral race in Houston, the fight for reproductive rights, and why she’s the right candidate for Houston

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Ben Crump and the Argument Against Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Ben joins Bakari to discuss the case surrounding Grand Rapids PD killing an unarmed man named Patrick Lyoya, policy changes taking place in Orlando, and the argument against banning menthol cigarettes

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Humanizing Big Subjects With Tyler Merritt

Tyler also talks about his personal preference in a pastor and the art of writing humor naturally

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Charles Booker and the Fight to Represent Kentucky

Booker joins Bakari to discuss the protection of democracy and running against Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat

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PJ Morton’s Musical Inspirations and the Upcoming Album ‘Watch the Sun’

Bakari also talks to PJ about the differences between PJ Morton the member of Maroon 5 and PJ Morton the solo artist

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Greg Bluestein and the Political State of Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s political reporter comes on to discuss how much credit is owed to Stacey Abrams for Georgia’s impact on the 2020 election, why the peach state is so critical in the 2022 election, and more

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Mark McKinnon and the Circus of American Politics

Mark, cocreator and cohost of Showtime’s ‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,’ also digs into President Biden’s performance thus far and explains what viewers can expect from the seventh season of the hit documentary series

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Stage and Screen With Courtney B. Vance and AMC’s ‘61st Street’

Plus, Courtney breaks down his career that began at Harvard University and the preparation for his Emmy Award–winning portrayal of Johnnie Cochran

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Chris Hollins on Running for Mayor of Houston, Texas

Hollins also discusses why Texas has become ground zero for today’s culture wars and the prospect of following in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s footsteps

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Phyllis Dickerson and the Importance of Local Politics

Dickerson discusses why Black mayors matter to Black citizens, the ways AAMA impacts and assists small-town mayors, and the current state of Black political power

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Wendi Wallace on Upcoming Gubernatorial Races

Wallace, the deputy executive director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), joins Bakari to discuss the path that led to her current role, break down what the DGA does, and analyze upcoming gubernatorial races throughout the country

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Rep. Ro Khanna on Dignity in a Digital Age

Ro Khanna joins Bakari to discuss the importance of understanding technology, the potential revitalization thanks to the U.S. Innovation and Competition bill, and what Democrats need to do to maintain numbers in the House and Senate

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Social Justice and the NBA With James Cadogan

Cadogan joins Bakari to discuss his path from working in the Obama administration to his current role, the scope of the coalitions mission, and the ongoing conversations around getting Brittney Griner home safely

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Damon Young on Writing for Yourself and Launching a New Podcast

Damon also talks about why his 2019 book, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,’ hasn’t been banned yet

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Kenneth Kelly on the Importance of Financial Wellness

Kenneth discusses the challenges facing minority-owned banks, his book ‘Prepared Before I Let Go’, and the importance of last will and testaments

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John Avlon and the Values and Virtues of Centrism

Journalist and political commentator John Avlon grades President Biden and discusses his new book, ‘Lincoln and the Fight for Peace’

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Justin Cunningham, From Juilliard to ‘Grand Crew’

Bakari is joined by TV and theater actor Justin Cunningham to discuss his path from Arkansas to Hollywood

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Edwin Hodge on Choosing Roles Wisely and Starring in ‘Good Sam’

Plus, Edwin discusses who he’d put on his Mt. Rushmore of Black acting

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Lee Merritt on Running for Attorney General of Texas

Lee talks about what led him to seek office in the Lone Star state, his idea of actionable police reform, and the plan to close the racial voting gap in Texas

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Black Real Estate and Intergenerational Wealth With Mavis Gragg

Bakari talks to Mavis about her career fighting for Black land ownership, the systemic racism of property law, and actionable tools and steps to take when owning land

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Kyla Pratt on ‘The Proud Family’ Reboot and Growing Up on Camera

Kyla discusses her transition from child to adult actor, working with legends like Eddie Murphy, and the upcoming reboot of ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’