On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Bob Schlehuber, Sputnik News Analyst to talk about the Trump administration's narrowing of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, the FBI labeling of "black identity extremists" and the offensive and colonial week the US had in regards to the crisis in Puerto Rico.
Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Strother Gaines, Artistic Director, with TBD Immersive to talk about the intersection between reality and art, the historical lessons to be learned by populist uprisings, the relationship between modern day America and the Weimar Republic, TBD's production of "DC: In Cabaret We Trust", and the power of immersive arts in creating social and political change.
In the third segment Dr. Robert Epstein, an American psychologist, professor, author and journalist joins the show to talk about how facebook and Google are working with Congress to distract attention from their own ability to influence political and social movements, the efforts to hold tech companies accountable to the public, the Targeting Message Effect, the Search Engine Manipulation Effect, and the secretive ways Google censors the internet.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Michael Harriot, critically acclaimed poet, journalist, novelist, broadcaster and the editor-in-chief of NegusWhoRead and Ari Theresa, Gentrification Attorney at Stoop Law to talk about the responsibility of black people within movement spaces, whether or not figures like former NFL players Ray Lewis are hurting black liberation causes, and the continued demonization of Black Lives Matter activists. The group also talks about the NBA player Jeremy Lin wearing cornrows, cultural appropriation writ large, how to frame racial equality, and the central role the control of black bodies has played in the history of the United States.
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