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Leaving America | The Remedy

With the surging pressures of racism and the Coronavirus pandemic, many have looked outside of the US for refuge. We talk to people who have established programs to live abroad rather temporarily or for long term.

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Plot to kidnap Michigan governor, Veep Debate, Black economics and the Black vote | The Weekly Check In

Black economics, the Black vote and white nationalists who planned to kidnap and kill Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and more on this week’s check in. 

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Ice Cube comes under scrutiny after Trump aides say he spoke to them about incorporating his Contract With Black America

Iconic rapper turned businessman, Ice Cube, comes under fire for Trump aides speaking to him about his Contract With Black America.

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Bank Greenwood, a digital bank, centers Black, Latinx communities

For years, raptivist Killer Mike advocated for the support of Black-owned banks. Now, he opened one, Greenwood digital bank.

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#ADOS the movement, reparations and demands during a major election year, part. 2

In the second part of Ark Republic’s interview with #ADOS members Chad Brown, Mark Stevenson and Reggie, we shift the focus to the political sphere and also talk about what they see as solutions in restorative acts for those descended from slaves in the US.

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#ADOS, the movement, reparations and demands during a major election year

#ADOS has been a rising group calling for the elimination of the racial wealth gap through reparations. A nascent group with a growing membership, they push the line for the political shift and economic enfranchisement of Blacks who are descendants of American slaves.

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Blackface in the academy: Black professors address white female academics who stole Black women’s identities | The Remedy

Our inaugural podcast for The Remedy tackles the tough issue of white academics, and in particular women, stealing Black women’s identities.

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Sham, Shame or Shitshow? Breaking down the issues in the first presidential debate

This first of three presidential debates started with a collective WTF?

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Breonna Taylor, RBG and the weirdest presidential election ever | Weekly Check In

After a much needed break, the Weekly Check In, checks back in with new guests and more important issues to cover. 

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Ancestors: What do they mean at this critical moment and celebrating traditions that honor them

Memorial Day, President’s Day and Black history month are all holidays where people take time out to honor and celebrate their ancestors. 

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NBA, WNBA usher in a wave of protest by professional and college athletes

At the height of another police shooting of an African American man, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin, several franchises in the pro-ball leagues of the WNBA and NBA stopped playing games. Was it effective?

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Surviving Covid-19 at 80 years old

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When doctors diagnosed John Durden with Covid-19, he didn’t know if he would make it. With the help of his children, the Newark resident followed protocols to survive the deadly novel coronavirus. Now he tells his story. 

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Covid-19 spikes, Stimulus package talks, Portland protests, AOC called a b*tch and Monique’s lawsuit

This week on our Weekly Check In with Lisa Durden, we cover topics on current affairs.

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Judge rules that award-winning comedian, Mo’Nique, can move forward with Netflix lawsuit

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Two years after her claims that Netflix was biased in how they handled negotiations, comedian Mo’Nique scores a small victory in her lawsuit against the billion-dollar streaming service.

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Pound cakes for the people: Meet Chef Cassandra who raised over $2k in a few days selling sweets

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Chef Cassandra wanted to evoke change, and do it for a worthy cause: Ark Republic. So she joined the #BakersAgainstRacism campaign to raise over $2k by selling her grandmother’s famous Georgia pound cakes. Now the orders cannot stop coming in.

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Rising unemployment, stimulus check, boycotts, BREATHE Act, birth control, a Karen bites the dust, Nick Cannon and the Red Table Talk catches fire | Podcast

Newark, New Jersey, USA skyline on the Passaic River.

Another week covering a range of current affairs, we dig into critical issues of the nation, and some entertainment news.

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Women murdered in the US military, Covid-19 impacts schools to NFL’s Black National anthem pledge

Diving into another week of current affairs, our Lisa Durden weekly check in covers independence day celebrations, the EU ban on US travelers, and what are we going to do with these “Karens.”

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Ark Republic News Episode 4 | Podcast

News podcast reports on top news headlines.

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Ark Republic News Episode 3

Been a minute, but we’re back with the jump off. The Ark Republic news jump off that is, where we give you information on today’s headlines.

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Corey Lea tackles US meat shortage by taking network of ranchers to digital platform

Cattle rancher and cowboy, Corey Lea made a commitment to continue to bring economic justice and US homegrown food to our plates. 

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Dem primary wins, lawmakers must deliver, and HR Karens go wrong | Podcast

In another Lisa Durden weekly check in, we dive into Tuesday primaries, politics and those Karens who are not so, diversity equity and inclusion (DEI). Plus, we checked the pulse of Trump.

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Breonna Taylor, Juneteenth as a holiday and Supreme Court decisions| Podcast

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For our weekly chat with Lisa Durden, we get into the changing US with pressing issues such as a pending new independence holiday, the latest protests and how the Supreme Court gave Donald Trump and discrimination a smack down.

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George Floyd’s Execution & Police Accountability | Stop Brutalizing Black Bodies Podcast

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In this episode of “Stop Brutalizing Black Bodies,” podcast the panel discusses police accountability in the era of protests against police killings.

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Ark Republic Roundtable: George Floyd Protests + Black Lives Matter, Pt. 3

The final discussion in Ark Republic’s roundtable on protests around George Floyd’s death and the series of police killings before, centers guests’ on-the-ground lens of protests.

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Ark Republic Roundtable: George Floyd Protests + Black Lives Matter Pt. 2

Part two of a three-part roundtable, Ark Republic gives voice to protesters participating in demonstrations that emerged after the George Floyd police killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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Prison Abolition. What is it and why is it necessary?

With the George Floyd protests, there’s been a call to defund the police. Before, there’s been a movement to abolish prisons.

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Stop Brutalizing Black Bodies | Podcast

Stop Brutalizing Black Bodies, a new platform launched by Lisa Durden, aims to amplify Black voices, unapologetically.

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Young & Black Working From Home: Virtual platform helps millennials navigate the digital workplace

Like millions of Americans, Ronnell Perry was thrust into the world of working from home full-time during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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BLM protests increase, more cops charged in Floyd killing: Weekly Check In with Lisa Durden

Ark Republic’s weekly check in with Lisa Durden discusses growing US protests, and those who criticize when rebellions result in destruction of property. 

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Ark Republic Roundtable: George Floyd Protests + Black Lives Matter Pt. 1

In a three-part roundtable, Ark Republic gives voice to those who are participating in demonstrations that emerged after the George Floyd police killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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Minneapolis burning: Protest, theology, the Black community and the bourgeoisie in the Black Lives Matter demonstrations

Sean Palmer, the director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center at UNC Wilmington talks about the conditions that led up to the George Floyd killing and demonstrations in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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Weekly Check In with Lisa Durden: The Rona, rallies and the Black vote | Talk

In a refreshingly savvy and engaging dialogue, Ark Republic speaks to pop culture, political and news commentator, Lisa Durden on current affairs.

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Peaceful protests turn into nighttime pandemonium after provocateurs turn demonstrations violent

On May 30, 2020, the United States experienced historical records of protest. From these demonstrations, reports of interlopers, or agitators emerged. Who are they? And what are they attempting to do?

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Los Angeles, Minneapolis protests in a pandemic

After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, demonstrations erupted in the city. We chop it up with comic, activist, and journalist, Brandon Bowlin.

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Pregnancy and giving birth during the Covid-19 Crisis

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Monique ‘The Doula’ Cowan talks about what expecting moms and partners need to know about having the best experience in their pregnancy, labor and delivery.

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Disparities in healthcare during Covid-19

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Lisa Durden, award winning producer and social-political commentator details her experiences with the US healthcare system when her father fell ill with Covid-19.

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La Zona Rossa Diaries | The death of Italy’s tourism during the coronavirus crisis

Kaia Shivers explores how Florence, Italy’s tourism industry has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. 

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Stone’s Juke Joint Saturday Night Concert Series on Ark Republic

Jam out to a live concert sponsored by Stone’s Juke Joint as a special series on Ark Republic.

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Ark Republic News updates you on Democratic primaries, Black History Month and discusses economic empowerment, love languages and courtship for Valentine’s Day | Listen

Our news coverage reports how you can involve yourself in Black History Month and the latest politics while checking the temperature of the world in the global health crises. As well, we discuss how to obtain economic freedom, and how to love up on your honey dip for Black Love Day and Valentine’s Day with

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Ark Republic launches news podcast: Inaugural shows covers coronavirus, the Super Bowl, politics and the US Census

We have a news podcast. Yay!

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‘The news is just devastating . . .’ Fans, NBA players are emotional after hearing about Kobe Bryant crash

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Tributes pour in to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant.

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Blake Griffin considered as a Hall of Famer; Lisa Leslie gets Staple’s Center statue, the Joe Johnson Trade, Lonzo Ball, Antonio Brown and more | Sports Talk with Chase Matthews Podcast

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In the second podcast, ‘Sports Talk with Chase Matthews’, Hall of Fame rumors for Blake Griffin, while WNBA legend Lisa Leslie gets a statue in the front of the Staple Center. The larger topic of the day is athletes and self-esteem.

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From sports performance enhancing drugs to Jay Z’s NFL partnership and the missed-education of college athletes | Sports Talk with Chase Matthews Podcast

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We’ve got sports. Yay! Introducing, “Sports Talk with Chase Matthews,” a podcast by budding sports journalist, Chase Matthews who invites fans of sports and athletes to speak on the intersections of the game, the politics and social-cultural issues.

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The Night Drive is Sexy AF with Numa Perrier of Showtime’s ‘SMILF’

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With “Sak Pase, Sexy?” as it’s titled, this week’s Night Drive revs up to talk all about SMILF, a new Showtime comedy that serves as an acronym for single mom I’d like to fuck. In this joyride, Nobi and Embassy try their best to make the ‘F’ bomb more “PG” rated, but as much as

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