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Into America is a show about being Black in America. These stories explore what it means to hold truth to power and this country to its promises. Told by people who have the most at stake.

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A Word from the Nap Bishop

November 25th, 2021


When Tricia Hersey was in seminary school, she was exhausted. On top of classes and homework, she had a job and a child. She often wouldn’t get to …

Changing the Narrative, with Nikole Hannah-Jones

November 18th, 2021


The 1619 Project was a career-defining moment for New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. Released as a standalone issue of the Times Magazine

The Forgotten POW

November 11th, 2021


In the first year of the Iraq War, seven soldiers were captured and held prisoner by the Iraqi forces for 22 days. Two of them were women. One was …


November 4th, 2021


In the early 20th  century, the Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey led the largest movement Black people in the world. Through his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey preached about the great …

Boston is Blacker Than You Think

October 28th, 2021


Boston maintains a reputation as one of the most racist cities in America, despite its long abolitionist history and image as a bastion of East Coast …

Jazmine Sullivan’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

October 21st, 2021


BET’s Album of the Year winner Jazmine Sullivan is one of the biggest names in R&B music, but her world stopped back in 2019 when she found out …

Inside a Texas Abortion Clinic

October 14th, 2021


On August 31st, Marva Sadler stood outside the Whole Women’s Health abortion clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, and vowed to help as many people as she …

The Tax Auction Block

October 7th, 2021


With its luxury resorts and golf courses, Hilton Head, South Carolina, is a popular vacation hotspot. But the island is also home to the Gullah …

Haiti’s Unforgivable Blackness

September 30th, 2021


On September 19th, photographers captured a harrowing scene at the US Mexico border: Border Patrol agents, on horseback, chasing and intimidating a …

Locked in Hell

September 23rd, 2021


Two things are true. Texas is one of the hottest states in the country and climate change is real. Yet, Texas is one of thirteen states that do not have universal air conditioning installed in their state prisons. As …

Celebrating Black Fashion

September 16th, 2021


As a Black girl in Detroit, Tracy Reese loved making her own clothes and attending the famed Ebony Fashion Fair with her mother. Today, she’s one of the most well-known designers in fashion. Michelle Obama, Sarah …

The Black Firefighters of 9/11

September 9th, 2021


Every September 11th, people across the country commemorate the emergency service workers and countless civilians who were lost on 9/11. This …

Race and Education in an American Suburb

September 2nd, 2021


Over the past few decades, families have flocked to the affluent Dallas suburb of Southlake for its top-rated school system. But beneath the …

The Essential Kerner Commission Report

August 26th, 2021


In the 1960s, America burned. Black communities’ frustration against racist policies, economic isolation, and police brutality spilled into the …

Big Daddy Kane’s Lyrical Legacy

August 19th, 2021


Before he was Big Daddy Kane, the legendary MC who broke out big in the late 80s, he was just Antonio Hardy, the kid from Brooklyn who heard something new coming out of the turntables at the block party. It was the …

Freedom in the Final Round

August 12th, 2021


Dewey Bozella was 18 years old when he was arrested for murder. It was a terrible crime: an elderly woman had been beaten and suffocated in her home …

Don’t Mess with Texas Voting Rights

August 5th, 2021


Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson remembers when her grandparents had to save pennies so they could pay a poll tax in order to vote. …

Beyond the Fist: Activism at the Games

July 29th, 2021


With COVID restrictions in place, the cheering section at this year’s Olympics may be a little quieter than usual. Still, the pomp and circumstance are still on display in Tokyo, as the world’s greatest athletes come …

8 Mile 4 Life

July 22nd, 2021


Sometimes discrimination is systemic. Sometimes it’s emotional. And sometimes, it’s made of brick and mortar. The Eight Mile Wall in Detroit, also known as the Birwood Wall and the Wailing Wall, was built in 1941 to …

Righting the Wrongs of the War on Drugs

July 15th, 2021


Ed Forchion, also known as NJWeedman, was a casualty of the War on Drugs, incarcerated on weed charges at the end of the 1990s. Across the country, Black people were disproportionately harmed by the War on Drugs, and in …

The Quiet Power of Preservation

July 8th, 2021


When Brent Leggs started as a preservationist with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2005, his first big project was to restore Joe Frazier’s Gym in Philadelphia. The late boxing champion’s former building …

Know Your History

July 1st, 2021


Critical Race Theory. It feels like all of a sudden, this term is just everywhere. 

White parents are protesting Critical Race Theory, falsely claiming it’s being used in social studies and anti-racist trainings to teach …

Black and Blue

June 24th, 2021


After George Floyd’s murder, police departments across the country faced criticisms of systemic bias and a failure to reflect the communities they …

DC Votes Yes

June 17th, 2021


Saturday marks Juneteenth, when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally got word of their freedom in 1865. This came two years after the …

Black Joy in the Summertime

June 10th, 2021


In a world where being Black and free are not always congruent, Black folks in America have always found ways of escaping the strictures of this …

Blood on Black Wall Street: Excavating the Past

June 3rd, 2021


100 years ago this week, a white mob burned down Tulsa's Greenwood District, a bustling business district. For decades, the government refused to …

Blood on Black Wall Street: What Was Stolen

May 27th, 2021


100 years ago this week, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma experienced one of the worst incidents of racial violence in this country’s history when a white …

Can You Hear Us Now? One Year Later

May 25th, 2021


Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th 2020, America has been reeling from the shock of that initial violent act and the anguish that sent …

After George Floyd

May 20th, 2021


The world met Christopher Martin when he testified in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Christopherwas just 18-years-old when he accepted a counterfeit $20 …

A Shape-Up and a Check-In

May 13th, 2021


Black men are crying out. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young Black Americans and our young men are at particular risk. Stigmas, …

Lessons on Warrant Reform from Ferguson

May 6th, 2021


It often takes a tragedy to start a conversation around reform in this country. 

So when two Black men, Duante Wright and Andrew Brown Jr., were …

100 Days of Biden

April 29th, 2021


President Joe Biden spent his first 100 days in office passing the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, rolling back executive orders signed by …

A Verdict

April 22nd, 2021


Three hundred and thirty-one days ago, Derek Chauvin put his knee on the neck of George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. George Floyd took his last breath on his stomach, hands cuffed behind his back.

His death, …

Is It Time to Abolish the Filibuster?

April 15th, 2021


The filibuster is one of the better-known bits of procedure in the Senate. It might conjure images of politicians droning on for hours, or simply …

The Weight of Bearing Witness

April 8th, 2021


It’s the second week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officerDerek Chauvin, and witnesses of all ages have been asked to recount what they …

The Daughters of Malcolm and Martin

April 1st, 2021


Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. met just one time in life, on March 26, 1964, during Congressional hearings for the Civil Rights Act. …

Justice for Black Farmers

March 25th, 2021


Tucked inside the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, is $5 billion worth of aid to help Black and …

Without Water in Jackson

March 18th, 2021


It’s been a month since an historic winter storm hit Jackson, Mississippi, leaving tens of thousands of residents without clean water, or without any water at all. Most of those residents were Black. Four weeks later, …

Jury System on Trial

March 11th, 2021


This week, jury selection began for the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former police office charged in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last …

The Vaccine Gap

March 4th, 2021


Black Americans have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus, but they aren't being vaccinated at the same rates as white Americans. Black people are receiving fewer than 7 percent of total vaccine doses, despite …

Harlem On My Mind: Abram Hill

February 25th, 2021


In the final installment of Harlem on My Mind, Trymaine Lee learns about the legacy of playwright Abram Hill, who used his work to center Black …

Harlem on My Mind: Jessie Redmon Fauset

February 18th, 2021


In Part 3 of Into America’s Black History Month series, Harlem on My Mind, Trymaine Lee spotlights the influence of Jessie Redmon Fauset. Langston Hughes called her one of the midwives of the Harlem Renaissance, but few …

Harlem on My Mind: Arturo Schomburg

February 11th, 2021


Into America continues its Black History Month series, Harlem on My Mind, following four figures from Harlem who defined Blackness for themselves and …

Harlem on My Mind: Jacob Lawrence

February 4th, 2021


This Black History Month, Into America launches Harlem on My Mind, a series that follows four figures from Harlem who defined Blackness for …

Reporting on Race

January 28th, 2021


This week, President Biden outlined his commitment to addressing racial equity and righting historical wrongs. But Black journalists have been trying to sound the alarm on the consequences of racism and extremism for …

Fighting White Supremacy on Day One

January 21st, 2021


The violent insurrection against our nation’s Capitol building this month pulled an ugly truth to the surface, one that’s been hiding in plain sight …

The Undecided Election

January 15th, 2021


Americans were told for months that results from the 2020 presidential election could take days, even weeks, to be confirmed. But there was little …

American Coup

January 15th, 2021


The storming of the Capitol building by white extremists loyal to Donald Trump on January 6th, was violent, deadly and shameful.    

But it wasn’t …

A Fresh New Look

January 15th, 2021


This moment calls for us to be honest and truthful about who we are as Americans, who we’ve been and who we hope to become. And there’s no way to do …

An Election and an Insurrection

January 15th, 2021


On the afternoon of January 6th, the nation was gripped by the images of Trump supporters charging the Capitol building as Congress gathered to …

BONUS: Not the Last

January 15th, 2021


In a bonus for Into America listeners, Trymaine Lee joins Joy Reid, host of the podcast Kamala: Next In Line in a roundtable discussion.

Kamala Harris has been elected the 49th Vice President of the United States. So …

Enough is Enough

December 31st, 2020


As an outspoken sports journalist, Jemele Hill has been told to “stick to sports” in her coverage. The same has been said to professional athletes …

Black Toys R Us

December 24th, 2020


From children’s books, to cartoons, to the worlds of fantasy and make believe, it can sometimes seem as if Black characters are on the side-lines, or …

At the Sherman Phoenix, Black Businesses Rise

December 17th, 2020


The holidays should be the busiest time of the year, but small businesses everywhere have been crushed by the pandemic and its restrictions. The …

Critical Condition

December 10th, 2020


In Chicago, one of the most segregated American cities, race and proximity to quality healthcare are inextricably linked, and the divide has been exacerbated COVID19 continues to infect and kill Black people …

"The Dead Are Arising"

December 3rd, 2020


Malcolm X is a towering cultural figure. Movies have been made about him, books have been written, and he’s been mythologized since his assassination …

Food for the Soul

November 26th, 2020


Like the Blues and Jazz, the Black American culinary tradition is rooted in a specific kind of American experience. From one generation to the next, …

Kamala Harris and the Rainbow Sign

November 19th, 2020


Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect. On the latest episode of Into America, Trymaine Lee explores the little-known history of a place that shaped her …

I Have Your Back

November 12th, 2020


When Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect, he singled out the Black community for helping him throughout his campaign, and he made a promise. "You’ve always had my back,” he said, …

Could Black Men Help Flip Florida?

October 29th, 2020


In order to win the election in less than a week, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party need to do what Barack Obama did 12 years ago: expand the electorate. In 2008, 12 percent voters were people who hadn’t previously …

Into Getting Black Men to the Polls

October 22nd, 2020


In the last days of the 2020 election, both campaigns are targeting a crucial demographic: Black men. While Black men do vote overwhelmingly …

Into Amy Coney Barrett's Record on Race

October 19th, 2020


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced tough questions from Democrats last week over her positions on abortion, religion, and how she interprets the Constitution. But Judge Barrett’s stances on race deserve …

Into Intimidation at the Polls

October 15th, 2020


For months, the Republican party and the Trump campaign have been warning, without evidence, that voter fraud could be a deciding factor in the …

Into the Black Creeks Pushing for Tribal Citizenship

October 12th, 2020


Rhonda Grayson is the great-granddaughter of America Cohee Webster, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Rhonda can say America’s roll number by …

Into a High-Stakes VP Debate

October 8th, 2020


There was a little policy and a lot of politicking. There was at least a veneer of civility. There was a fly.

In perhaps the most high-stakes VP …

Into Trump, Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories

October 7th, 2020


President Trump announced that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter, in the middle of the night last week.

Brandy Zadrozny spends her days sorting through the chaos of the internet for NBC …

Into the President's Health and the Public Trust

October 5th, 2020


Over the past five days, President Donald Trump has been diagnosed with coronavirus, hospitalized at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, and discharged back to the White House.

White House doctors and officials gave …

Into the Black Doctors Vetting the Vaccine

October 1st, 2020


For six months, people across the country have been waiting for the same lifeline: a vaccine for the coronavirus. The U.S. government has pledged $10 billion to help drug makers develop and distribute a vaccine in …

Into the Presidential Debate: Race, Protests and Police

September 30th, 2020


Tuesday night, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump met in Cleveland, Ohio for the first Presidential Debate of 2020. For 90 minutes, the candidates debated topics ranging from the Supreme Court to COVID-19, …

Into Expanding the Supreme Court

September 28th, 2020


President Donald Trump has nominated conservative favorite Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme …

Into Injustice for Breonna Taylor

September 24th, 2020


Louisville activist Hannah Drake has been fighting for Breonna Taylor since the 26-year-old’s death in March. As a speaker and author, Hannah helped …

Into Restoring Voting Rights for Former Felons

September 23rd, 2020


With 41 days until Election Day, voters across the country are already casting their ballots. But in Florida, thousands of former felons can’t even register to vote. The problem? They’ve served their time, but they …

Into Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ACLU Years

September 21st, 2020


When Ruth Bader Ginsburg accepted President Bill Clinton’s nomination to be the 107th justice on the US Supreme Court in 1993, she dedicated the …

Into Reclaiming Fire to Save the Forest

September 17th, 2020


It’s hard to comprehend the scale of the wildfires burning across the west. Millions of acres have burned, thousands of homes and structures have been destroyed. Dozens of people are dead and more are missing. Hazardous …

Into Reimagining Mental Health & Policing

September 16th, 2020


People with mental illnesses are 16-times more likely to be killed by police compared to the general population. As deaths like those of Daniel Prude …

Into New Rules for School

September 14th, 2020


When the coronavirus pushed school online, discipline went with it. Educators have been handing out Zoom suspensions and other remote consequences to …

Into a Game Changer

September 11th, 2020


College football is a multi-billion-dollar industry. So even as coronavirus spread, most schools pushed forward with the 2020 season. But as the …

Into a Pivotal Election in a Wild Year

September 10th, 2020


So far this year, we’ve heard the President of the United States say the only way he’ll lose his bid for re-election is if the vote is rigged. He's …

Into Gettin' Fonky with Wynton Marsalis

September 7th, 2020


Wynton Marsalis was born into a musical tradition. He grew up in New Orleans, home of the best jazz musicians around – including his father, jazz-great Ellis Marsalis.

But Wynton Marsalis is a master in his own right. …

Into Bun B is Standing Up

September 3rd, 2020


Hip hop legend Bun B has been involved in activism in the city of Houston for a long time. So when George Floyd, a longtime Houston resident, was …

Into More Than a Coach: John Thompson

September 2nd, 2020


Men’s basketball coach John Thompson, Jr was one of the greats. In his 27 seasons as the coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, he built a weak team into a powerhouse. Under his leadership, Georgetown won seven Big East titles …

Into Black America's Call to Arms

August 31st, 2020


The panic of COVID-19 and high-profile Black deaths like those of Breonna Taylor and Geroge Floyd have led to a rise in Black gun ownership around the country. A survey from the National Shooting Sports Foundation found …

Into "I Have a Dream"

August 27th, 2020


On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. More than 250,000 people gathered to …

Into Being a Black Trump Supporter

August 26th, 2020


With 68 days until the presidential election, the Republican National Convention is underway. This year, amid national protests against police …

Into the NAACP vs the Postal Service

August 24th, 2020


If you’re not getting your mail on time, you may not be alone. Cost-cutting measures from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have created substantial delays in delivering mail in many parts of the US. And with many voters …

Into the DNC and Black Lives

August 21st, 2020


The Democratic National Convention—the first “virtual” one, due to COVID-19—has come to a close. Joe Biden has had his moment in the spotlight to accept the nomination for President, and Kamala Harris has made history …

Into the Rise of QAnon During the Pandemic

August 19th, 2020


The vast internet conspiracy theory known as QAnon began in 2017 with a single post to the online message board site 4chan. The beliefs associated with QAnon range from the merely strange to the downright dangerous. …

Into Black Women and the 19th Amendment

August 17th, 2020


The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified 100 years ago, on August 18, 1920, giving women the right to vote. But like many of the promises in the US Constitution, this was a victory primarily for white people. …

Into Coronavirus and the Classroom: The Biggest Online Learning Experiment Ever

August 13th, 2020


This fall, millions of American students and teachers will head back to school. In California, for most kids that will mean continuation of remote …

Into Coronavirus and the Classroom: Teachers Swap Chalkboards for Apps

August 12th, 2020


The debate over whether to re-open schools doesn’t just affect kids. This summer, teachers have found themselves ensnared in a nation-wide fight over …

Into the V.P. Pick: Kamala Harris

August 12th, 2020


Joe Biden finally has a running mate: Senator Kamala Harris.

The Senator from California is the first Black woman on a presidential ticket in U.S. history. Biden promised to pick a woman back in March, and over the …

Into Coronavirus and the Classroom: Parents Get Ready for School, At Home

August 10th, 2020


All over the country, policymakers, parents, and teachers are hotly debating whether to bring kids back to school. President Trump and Secretary of …

Into the End of the $600 Unemployment Check

August 6th, 2020


Last week, many Americans got their last $600 unemployment check from the federal government. In Washington, Congress is at odds over whether to extend those benefits.

Meanwhile, unemployed Americans are now struggling …

Into Joy Reid’s Primetime Moment

August 5th, 2020


Growing up, Joy Reid loved to watch the news with her mother – and even remembers staying up late to watch coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis as a …

Into the Future of HBCUs

August 3rd, 2020


For more than 150 years, Howard University in Washington, D.C., has graduated high-profile alumni like former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, authors Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, and rapper Sean …

Morgan Freeman Reads the Last Words of John Lewis

July 31st, 2020


The late Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis was laid to rest on Thursday. But he had one final thing to say.

John Lewis’ last words appeared in The New York Times on Thursday in an essay titled …

Into a New Voting Rights Act

July 30th, 2020


Congressman John Lewis was laid to rest this week at the age of 80, after a lifetime of fighting for civil rights and human dignity. As a young man, his life was almost cut short as he led a protest for voting rights in …

Into Facing the Pandemic with a Disability

July 29th, 2020


From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many officials warned it was crucial to slow the spread of the virus to protect what they called the …

Into the Trayvon Generation with Elizabeth Alexander

July 27th, 2020


Dr. Elizabeth Alexander is an author, a teacher, a philanthropist and a scholar. But most people know her as a poet. In 2009, she performed her poem

Into the Federal Response to Chicago’s Violence

July 23rd, 2020


When the federal government sent officers from the Department of Homeland Security to Portland, Oregon earlier this month to help guard city buildings, the city erupted in chaos. So officials in Chicago were skeptical …

Into the Conservatives Against Trump

July 22nd, 2020


There has been a slew of anti-Trump attack ads that have gone viral in the last few months. One ad shows the President as weak, sickly, and feeble. Another ad is a mock endorsement from Putin. These splashy, viral ads …

Into Remembering John Lewis

July 21st, 2020


Bernard Lafayette first met John Lewis in 1958 when the two men were roommates at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. They were both …

Into Please Stop Talking to Me About Race

July 16th, 2020


When it comes to race relations, 2020 has caught a lot of us off guard. When protests broke out in response to the killing of Geroge Floyd, we saw diverse crowds out in the streets. More and more white people began …

Into the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office

July 15th, 2020


In 2017, Larry Krasner, a public defender and civil rights lawyer who had sued the Philadelphia police department multiple times during his career, …

Into Jamaal Bowman’s Insurgent Run

July 13th, 2020


The votes are still being tallied, but progressive Democrat and political newcomer Jamaal Bowman is poised to beat out sixteen-term Congressman Eliot …

Into Police Chokeholds

July 9th, 2020


As he lay on the ground under the knee of a Minneapolis Police Officer, George Floyd called out “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times. In 2014, Eric …

Into the WNBA Bubble

July 8th, 2020


Professional sports teams are getting back into the game, against the backdrop of two national crises: the relentless spread of coronavirus, and the national demands for racial justice. For the WNBA, the game plan is …

Into Resuming Federal Executions

July 6th, 2020


On July 13th, Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be the first prisoner executed by the federal government in 17 years. Executions have decreased on the …

Into Black Trans Liberation

July 2nd, 2020


Black trans women have been central to the movement for gay rights and the fight for racial justice since their inceptions. But they have always been sidelined by the very movements they helped create. Black Trans women …

Into ‘My Body is a Monument’

July 1st, 2020


In recent weeks, the debate over monuments, street names and other relics of the Confederacy has intensified. A statue of Jefferson Davis was pulled …

Into Protecting Florida Farmworkers

June 29th, 2020


The state of Florida is seeing record highs of coronavirus cases as the pandemic stretches into its fifth month. More than 140,000 residents have tested positive for the virus and the state is reversing some of its …

Into a New Generation of Black Candidates

June 25th, 2020


As people look to sustain the movement for racial justice, they are turning to the ballot box.

Hundreds of Black candidates are running in local races, state races, and Congressional races all across the country in …

Into Reparations with Nikole Hannah-Jones

June 24th, 2020


There is a pervasive wealth gap between Black and white Americans, the result of centuries of systemic violence and racism. Today, Black families …

Into the Kentucky Primary

June 22nd, 2020


On Tuesday, Kentucky will hold its primary election after a month-long delay caused by COVID-19. County clerks have reduced the number of polling …

Can You Hear Us Now: Juneteenth

June 19th, 2020


President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery on January 1, 1963. But it wasn’t until more than two years later – on June 19, …

Into Coalition Building with Bishop Barber

June 18th, 2020


With national protests and wide social unrest, 2020 feels to some like 1968. That year, at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther …

Into the Future of DREAMers

June 17th, 2020


In 2012, President Obama announced DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – to give undocumented people brought to the US as minors the chance to stay in the country without fear of deportation. But less than a …

Into the Killing of Rayshard Brooks

June 15th, 2020


Another unarmed Black man was killed by police over the weekend, this time in Atlanta. His name was Rayshard Brooks and he was 27 years old.

The …

Into Defunding the LAPD

June 11th, 2020


‘Defund the police’ has become a familiar rallying call at protests across the country. It’s a push to reduce the size of police department budgets, …

BONUS: 8 Minutes 46 Seconds with Trymaine Lee

June 9th, 2020


Into America host Trymaine Lee joins Chris Hayes, host of the podcast Why Is This Happening to discuss the current moment of protest.

If you listen to anyone about this time of rage and grief and action, make it …

Into Protest and the NFL

June 9th, 2020


The nationwide movement against police brutality and racism have reignited the debate around protests about the same issues from players in the NFL. …

Into Religious Freedom v Public Health

June 6th, 2020


The regulations designed to stop the spread of coronavirus have infiltrated every part of our lives, including religion. Across the country, worship …

Into an American Uprising: James Clyburn on Lessons from History

June 5th, 2020


There have been nearly two weeks of national protests and collective unrest following the police killing of George Floyd. But for some, it is yet …

Into an American Uprising: Talking to Kids About Racism

June 4th, 2020


Most Black parents had “the talk” about race and racism with their children, but far fewer non-Black parents have. And “the talk” matters – for all kids -- because what we learn when we’re young sticks with us. So, as …

Into an American Uprising: White Accountability

June 3rd, 2020


One thing feels different about the current protests we are seeing following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: …

Into an American Uprising: Can You Hear Us Now?

June 3rd, 2020


As protests and riots continue following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, NBC News Now and NBCBLK convene a …

Into an American Uprising: Keith Ellison on Prosecuting George Floyd’s Death

June 1st, 2020


Tens of thousands of people across the nation took to the streets this weekend to protest racism and police brutality in the wake of the suspected …

Into Delivering an Election

May 28th, 2020


The US Postal Service reaches every corner of America – from cities to small towns. In the midst of a pandemic, postal carriers are still delivering the mail, ensuring that people can pay their bills, keep up to date on …

Into Comedy in a Crisis with Michelle Buteau

May 25th, 2020


The impact of coronavirus has been devastating, but while we wait for a treatment or a vaccine, laughter may be the next best medicine.

Comedian, actress, podcast host and author Michelle Buteau is taking time during …

Into Joe Biden and the Women’s Vote

May 21st, 2020


The 2020 election season was thrown a curve ball when the spread of coronavirus across the U.S intensified in March. By early April, former Vice President Joe Biden was the only candidate left standing.

Around the same …

Into the Future of Flying

May 18th, 2020


The bottom has dropped out for America’s airlines. More than 90 percent of passengers have disappeared. Airports feel deserted. And despite a huge government bailout, there’s growing concern that not all the major …

Into Tracking Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

May 14th, 2020


One of the earliest outbreaks of coronavirus in the United States happened in a nursing home in Washington state, where dozens of people died. Over 26,000 COVID-19 deaths can now be linked to long-term care facilities. …

Into the Movement for Ahmaud Arbery

May 11th, 2020


Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed on February 23rd in Brunswick, Georgia. His family says he was going on a one of his regular jogs through his …

Into Mental Health and Lost Jobs

May 7th, 2020


This pandemic has left millions of Americans without a job and unable to look for a new one. Another 3.2 million people filed jobless claims last week, bringing the total to 33 million since coronavirus hit. Experts …

Into the Team Racing Toward a Vaccine

May 4th, 2020


We’ve been hearing for weeks that a vaccine for coronavirus is what’s needed before life returns to some type of normalcy. But under normal circumstances, vaccine development is a long, complex process, that takes on …

Into the Survival of Main Street

April 30th, 2020


Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, but recent years haven’t been so kind to them. The 2008 financial crisis left Main Street in a precarious position, and now the coronavirus pandemic has left …

Into 2020 with Stacey Abrams

April 27th, 2020


Stacey Abrams has been making a very public case for why she would be a strong running mate for the Democrats’ presumptive nominee, Joe Biden. She’s …

Into Dirty Air

April 23rd, 2020


Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a disproportionally high rate. One of the reasons why is proximity to pollution.

In St. James Parish, …

Into Music as a Lifeline

April 16th, 2020


What do a famous DJ, an indie musician, and an all-girls choir have in common? It’s simple: a love of music. As we continue to collectively distance …

Into an Outbreak Behind Bars

April 9th, 2020


Prisons are hotbeds of infection. People live in close quarters, where they often struggle to have access to soap and hot water. As COVID-19 sweeps the country, these men and women are doing everything they can to avoid …

Into Life and Loss in a Pandemic

April 2nd, 2020


There are moments in life that call for celebration and communion. When a baby is born and when a loved one dies, we cook meals, share stories and help out where we can. These moments of life and death are the moments …

Into Coronavirus for the Uninsured

March 26th, 2020


Coronavirus is continuing to spread and Americans are relying on the healthcare system to save them if they get sick. But what if you’re one of the 30 million Americans who are uninsured?

Penny Wingard is one of them. …

Into Democracy Delayed

March 19th, 2020


This week, the coronavirus outbreak reached all 50 states and is now responsible for more than 140 deaths. Doctors and government officials are …

Into the Future of Lordstown, Ohio

March 12th, 2020


The Mahoning Valley in northeast Ohio is in the middle of an economic transition.

Manufacturing jobs have been leaving the region for decades, but the closure of the General Motors Lordstown factory last year was a …

Into the Fight for Lindsey Graham's Seat

March 5th, 2020


Lindsey Graham is a giant in politics. The three-term Republican Senator has served more than two decades in Congress. He’s now a close ally to …

Into Bloomberg’s Legacy of Stop and Frisk

February 27th, 2020


Days before announcing his candidacy, Michael Bloomberg apologized for the use of stop-and-frisk, a policing tactic he championed as Mayor of New …

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