This month, five episodes about black experiences.
Rough Translation: “We (still) don’t say that” (Dec 2020, 50 min) Select where to listen
In France, talking about someone’s Blackness in French was very taboo. In English, it was fine. This episode tells the story of the movement to change that. Ngofeen Mputubwele talks about the ways the conversation around Blackness in France has shifted in 2020, as the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States takes on increasing global significance.
United States of Anxiety: “The Laws of Soil and Blood” (July 2020, 39 min) Select where to listen
Ngofeen Mputubwele tells the story of Black Italians and the multi-year campaign for birthright citizenship — connecting the dots between race, nationality, and white supremacy in Italy and the United States. What does it take to belong to the place you’re from?
Driving the Green Book: “The Elders, Living History” (Oct 2020, 30 min) Select where to listen
The elders who lived through segregation pass down the wisdom and knowledge they gained as they learned to safely navigate extremely tense, frightening, and humiliating situations. In this episode we learn from their example and find ways to move forward towards a more just future.
The Comb: “Two Sisters” (Aug 2020, 21 min) Select where to listen
Raised apart in Ghana and Germany, sisters Nana and Adjoa had very different childhoods. Now, Adjoa has moved to Ghana and Nana can’t understand why. Is the grass always greener?
Post Reports: “The Life of George Floyd” (Oct 2020, 64 min) Select where to listen
We all know about the death of George Floyd. But what about his life? This special episode of “Post Reports” tells the story of Floyd’s family, his upbringing and how racism hobbled his ambition — a story reflecting the lives of so many Americans.
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