Full Episodes

Season 2

Higher Education

Higher Education

How can colleges and universities improve graduation rates for students of color?

S2 Ep2 | 26m 48s

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Angela Fitzgerald discusses Critical Race Theory with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings.

S2 Ep1 | 26m 48s

Season 1

Women and Barriers After Incarceration

Women and Barriers After Incarceration

A discussion of the challenges facing Black women exiting the criminal justice system - including mental health, poverty, housing insecurity, and employment barriers, as well as ways to facilitate a supportive and just transition home.

S1 Ep8 | 17m 10s

Black Artists and Appropriation

Black Artists and Appropriation

Black artists have driven popular trends worldwide for decades but what happens when society celebrates art while overlooking the communities who created it?

S1 Ep7 | 18m 16s

Maternal Health and Birth Equity

Maternal Health and Birth Equity

Certified doula Tracey Russell discusses problems and solutions for Black maternal health. Topics include representation, pain stereotypes and cultural awareness.

S1 Ep6 | 16m 53s

Black Farming and Land Ownership

Black Farming and Land Ownership

Robert Pierce joins Angela to discuss Black farming, food insecurity in Black neighborhoods and the importance of land ownership.

S1 Ep5 | 18m 29s

The School-To-Prison Pipeline

The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Rudy Bankston, a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline, speaks with Angela about his personal story demonstrating the link between schooling and Black incarceration.

S1 Ep4 | 24m 52s

Civic Engagement and Representation

Civic Engagement and Representation

Angela speaks to grassroots activist Tatiyana Benson about hurdles to Black political participation and work being done in Black communities to promote civic engagement.

S1 Ep3 | 17m 12s

Mental Health, Trauma and Black Communities

Mental Health, Trauma and Black Communities

Angela speaks to a licensed therapist about mental health in Black communities — discussing the effects of images of Black death, racial trauma and social media.

S1 Ep2 | 19m 24s

Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin

Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin

Host and producer Angela Fitzgerald explains the motivation behind Why Race Matters. She shares her own story of moving to Wisconsin and her struggles adjusting to life in a predominately white community.

S1 Ep1 | 6m 25s