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The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Friday. Subscribe today! Season 2 of The Coolest Show features discussions with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Host Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. While full of expertise on climate justice, racial justice, and politics, the heart of The Coolest Show is getting to know people who are changing ...
 
Better Left is a podcast about progressive people, with some politics sprinkled in. As a group, we live our progressive principles every day, but we know we can do better. Both as hosts of a podcast, but also as part of a greater movement that at its heart promises to bring prosperity and opportunity to everyone in the US. As a nation, we're coming to terms with what the word progressive even means. As a group of millions loosely assembled around a set of universal principles, the progressiv ...
 
Welcome to Through the Crate! The podcast where we dig through cultural and current events through the hiphop lens. If you want honest opinions on everything from the latest in hip hop to politics affecting the community, come dig through the crate with us! https://linktr.ee/throughthecrate Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/support
 
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Lead is a neurotoxin that has been intentionally used to inflict genocide upon Black people, ranging from family homes to the prison industrial complex. The effects of environmental justice are intergenerational so we must work to create policy for change and to hold agencies accountable. Michelle T. Mabson is a Healthy Communities staff scientist …
 
Social media has become a vehicle for activism. With climate celebrity culture on the rise, one begins to question whether people are using movements to gain a following or genuinely educating the masses. Lauren Ritchie is an intersectional climate activist and the founder of @itsecogal. We caught up with her to discuss climate change in the Carrib…
 
Women Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have consistently had A+ scorecards in environmental and climate policy. They have been champions for decades, yet are not uplifted by the movement like they should be. Rep. Barbara Lee is the U.S. Representative for California’s 13th Congressional District. We caught up with her to discuss holding me…
 
Everything is intersectional and interdisciplinary. Systems of injustice work in tandem, and we must work together so we do not recreate or internalize them. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta is the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. We caught up with him to discuss multi-issued cau…
 
Abolition is tearing down systems that do harm and reimagining the world we want to live in. Violence comes from a lack of resources, and supplying oppressive systems with more resources is an ineffective response. Destiny Harris is a Black queer organizer, artist, abolitionist, and poet from the West Side of Chicago. We caught up with her to discu…
 
In order for us to survive and thrive, we must transition to a green economy where there is opportunity for not only jobs but ownership. Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country. Kristal Hansley is the first Black woman in the U.S. to own a community solar company, as the founder and CEO of WeSolar Inc. We caught up…
 
Protect the Arctic is a special 3 part series on The Coolest Show. We are covering the urgency to preserve the Arctic Refuge from the Trump administration’s efforts to expand oil and gas development. Their plan is to lease 1.6 million acres on the Coastal Plains of the Arctic Refuge before the end of the year, and the plan must be stopped. . This e…
 
Protect the Arctic is a special 3 part series on The Coolest Show. We are covering the urgency to preserve the Arctic Refuge from the Trump administration’s efforts to expand oil and gas development. Their plan is to lease 1.6 million acres on the Coastal Plains of the Arctic Refuge before the end of the year, and the plan must be stopped.. This ep…
 
Protect the Arctic is a special 3 part series on The Coolest Show. We are covering the urgency to preserve the Arctic Refuge from the Trump administration’s efforts to expand oil and gas development. Their plan is to lease 1.6 million acres on the Coastal Plains of the Arctic Refuge before the end of the year, and the plan must be stopped. This epi…
 
The Environmental Justice for All Act holds the government and industry accountable to the people and gives communities the right to redress. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. We caught up with them to discuss the gutting of the EPA, voting for …
 
As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are actively grieving those we have lost to COVID-19. The legacy of resilience is present in today’s generation, as they refuse to sweep issues like the aftermath of Katrina under the rug. Mia X is a best selling author, professor of music, and known as the Mother of Southern Gangsta R…
 
COVID is changing life as we know it and it’s showing us how unequal crises are. Antonique Smith is a Grammy nominated singer, actress, artivist, climate champion, and has been a co-host on The Coolest Show. On this special episode, she and Rev Yearwood catch up to discuss being an artist and artivist in 2020, staying creative during the pandemic, …
 
“Now is the moment to make a significant shift. Now is the moment to root in love and justice. Now is the moment to create economies that actually work for everyone.” Rahwa Ghirmatzion is the Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo. We caught up with her to discuss collective responsibility, community ownership, and the rich history of Buffalo, New York…
 
Climate is not just a planet problem, it’s a people problem. This is the time to shift power within the climate movement towards people driven just solutions. Gina McCarthy is the President and CEO of NRDC and former EPA Administrator under President Obama. We caught up with her to what she has learned from past movements, what an intergenerational…
 
Comedy is often used to critique the status quo, disrupt harmful dominant narratives, and invite needed hope and optimism into challenging issues. Using comedy in activism can help people digest the serious and often overwhelming topic of the climate crisis. Caty Borum Chattoo is the executive director of the Center for Media & Social Impact. We ca…
 
It is time to get on track. The fossil fuel industry has received billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds, while communities of color see increased poisoning and vulnerability to the pandemic. We must continue to mobilize and build coalitions, as there is strength in numbers. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán is U.S. Congresswoman for California’s 44…
 
As the pandemic continues, so are the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks. With weakened restrictions on monitoring air pollution, we have no idea how bad it really is. Heather McTeer Toney is the National Field Director of Moms Clean Air Force, former mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, and former Regional Administrator for the EPA under …
 
Young climate activists carry the weight of the world on their shoulders in a world that is ever presenting new crises and challenges. How do they cope? How do they thrive? . Jamie Margolin is the co-founder of This Is Zero Hour and author of Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It. We caught up with her to discuss 21st century activism, colon…
 
Words are powerful and even revolutionary. rt and culture connects our experiences and uplifts.. As an acclaimed poet, author, executive producer of Black Women Rock!, and CEO of Moore Black Press, jessica Care Moore represents the nexus of hip hop, activism, and storytelling. We caught up with her to discuss the power of poetry, knowing Black hist…
 
How do we create a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, inter-generational equity, and economic health are the drivers of decision-making and business practices? This is the vision of global citizen Marilyn Waite, who leads the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the Hewlett Foundation. We cau…
 
Systemic racism and structural inequity is deeply rooted in the history of America. But it’s not history – it’s reality for Indigenous people and people of color in 2020. As an Ingigenous leader and freedom fighter, Tara Houska is on the frontlines, using her skills as a lawyer and organizer against the machines of injustice. We caught up with her …
 
While we are being killed by police and vigilante violence, we are also dying a death of a thousand cuts by pollution in our lungs. Corporations poison our air and water, violate our rules and laws hundreds of times over. But we are up against a three strikes and you’re out justice system. One out of every three Black boys born today can expect to …
 
Advocating for what is right has been a journey, and Dr. Adrienne Hollis sits down with Rev to remind us that now is not the time to fear while facing the challenges ahead. Dr. Hollis is the Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She recounts what influenced her to study law and science and the impact of t…
 
In a period of powerful uprising for racial justice, we armor ourselves with love.. The living legend Dr. Mildred McClain joins The Coolest Show this week and shares why love is her leading force, how we can draw inspiration from those who came before us, and the necessity of communities of color taking the lead. Dr. Mildred McClain co-founded and …
 
The movement for Black lives and climate justice are about the right to breathe. It is vital to understand that. Once you have listened to Tamika Mallory and Rev Yearwood in the previous episode, listen to this conversation with Emerald Snipes Garner. Her father was Eric Garner, who was choked and killed by NYPD in 2014. His last words, which were …
 
And like that, everything changed. Since last episode, we are in a new paradigm, one that solidifies the fact that the movements to end systemic racism and to stop the climate crisis are one in the same. Climate justice is racial justice. National leader Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Women’s March and Until Freedom, joins Rev Yearwood to discus…
 
This week we go to “communiversity” in the deep south. Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice pioneer and movement matriarch, joins The Coolest Show to share her infinite wisdom on how we create equitable climate solutions and her perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted New Orleans worse than Hurricane Katrina. In addition to being a scholar, a…
 
In this episode we take it back to the vibes from when we first started this podcast 4 years ago. This episode is straight off the cuff, and super entertaining. We talk about everything from BBQ staple dishes, to being open and honest about who you're seeing during the pandemic, to Future's new project, High Off Life. Listen, like, follow, subscrib…
 
Returning from a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, Season 2 of The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back with weekly episodes. We could not return with a more insightful interview than this week’s conversation with Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s, oldest Latino community-based organization. UPROSE is an intergenerational…
 
Content Warning: This episode covers topics including bullying, sexual assault and doxing. In this week's episode, Corn and Jay discuss a follow-up to our last episode where we discussed the Joshua Collins doxxing scandal where Joshua Collins, a candidate for Washington's 10th Congressional District, got wrapped up in drama where a voter in his dis…
 
In this episode we dive into Sacramento rapper Mozzy’s latest project Beyond Bulletproof. Many of us are struggling to cope with quarantine, some better than others. We discuss some of the reactions to social distancing guidelines, updates on Ahmaud Arbery, and the return of Tekashi69. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crat…
 
Content Warning: This episode covers topics including bullying, sexual assault and doxing. In this week's episode, Corn and Jay discuss bullying and the misuse of positions of power from those on the left. Join us as we examine a complaint filed with the Thurston County Democrats regarding Washington's 10th Congressional Candidate Joshua Collins wh…
 
Our second self-isolation episode has arrived! On this episode we discuss Westside Gunn’s latest project Pray for Paris and how French Montana stacks up against Kendrick Lamar. We also talk about how Georgia state Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen the state is such a bad idea even Trump is against it. Be safe, stay home and subscribe! --- Se…
 
In this episode we give an update on our status during the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lock-down. We discuss how hip hop has made the best of a bad situation, Bernie dropping out of the 2020 Democratic Primary, and what impact this crisis has had on the working peoples movement. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/m…
 
We apologize for the quality of our audio. We're getting settled with our respective home studios during quarantine, and we are eternally thankful to Jay for his superlative editing skills and patience. We'll get better! Don't forget to give us some stars and subscribe! We hope you are all staying safe, sane, and healthy. Want to talk about it? Sen…
 
Right now Team Better Left are sequestered in our respective homes and preparing to coordinate our all-remote call-in podcast, the first time we've done that, so it should be both technically challenging and entirely frustrating- for everyone! We'll keep you posted! In the meantime, here's the latest episode: The Next Episode! We sit down with King…
 
In this episode we discuss the Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats EP Unlocked. We also talk about how grateful we are for billionaires charity and how it will solve the climate crisis (please read with sarcasm). And Tressie tries to stump Cedric AGAIN with the verse, does she succeed? Listen and find out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thro…
 
In this episode we recorded live and direct from All Star Weekend Out West party presented by #TheHood & Prince from Black Ink Crew, Chicago. We speak to founding members squeakPIVOT and FrshWaters of #TheHood who explain the origin and the purpose of the brand. The party was crazy, but don’t take our word for it, we interview several people at the…
 
Regina Hall, award-winning actress and producer, joins Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% Show to discuss her commitment to ‘Mama Earth’, clean energy’s role in addressing the racial wealth gap, and divestment from fossil fuels and investment in just and healthy solutions. Her empowering conversation with Think 100% cohost Antonique Smith also explores the…
 
In this episode we review Lil Wayne’s newest project Funeral. We also break down the circus that was the Iowa Democratic Caucus, election day in Virginia, and try to make sense of why Jay Z was sitting during the National Anthem at the Superbowl. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://a…
 
On this episode we have a special guest, Devin from the NoOneCares Podcast. We ask Devin a few questions about his time as a podcaster and why he chose this medium to express himself. We also share out thoughts on the new project by Mick Jenkins entitled “The Circus”. Lastly, we discuss the recent troll tweet from Ebro Darden, as well as what happe…
 
Welcome to Season 5! In this episode we break down the new Roddy Rich record Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial. We discuss the recent Rap Radar interview with Drake, Taco Bell late nigh break in, and WW3 memes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/suppo…
 
In this episode, we go recap 2019! You'll hear us discuss our top albums of 2019, top events that happened in politics, as well as the most memorable moments in the culture. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/support…
 
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