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#269: Things Ain’t Always Gone Be This Way

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Do you remember who taught you about the importance of voting? If you’re able to vote, do you remember the first time you did? Those questions guided me this week as I searched for articles and podcast episodes worthy of your time and attention. Today’s lead article, “Things Ain’t Always Gone Be This Way,” reminds us of the power of voting not only to bring change but also to build familial relationships and to honor one’s ancestors over generations. The ending in particular is moving.
The other three pieces also center on voting and the strengthening of Black power, especially in the South. First up is Stacey Abrams, a powerhouse, whom I’d gladly listen to for hours on end. (I gave you 33 minutes.) Then comes the long and triumphant story of Mississippi voters and their decision to replace their state flag, followed by a digest of outstanding organizations in the South, led predominately by Black women, that are challenging white supremacy at the local level. Please enjoy!
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Things Ain’t Always Gone Be This Way
Stacey Abrams On Voting Rights
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The Flag And The Fury
How To Support Black Power
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