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.
EP. 8 | LENGTH: 17:10
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?
EP. 7 | LENGTH: 18:16
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.
EP. 6 | LENGTH: 16:53
Black Farming and Land Ownership
Robert Pierce joins Angela to discuss Black farming, food insecurity in Black neighborhoods and the importance of land ownership.
EP. 5 | LENGTH: 18:29
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.
EP. 4 | LENGTH: 24:52
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.
EP. 3 | LENGTH: 17:12
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.
EP. 2 | LENGTH: 19:24
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.
EP. 1 | LENGTH: 06:25