So I have an announcement that I've been holding for too long! I'm jumping into podcasting!

Introducing #BeAntiracist, a new action podcast I'm launching with @pushkinpods & @iHeartMedia. 1/5

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Working on this new podcast has been uncomfortable and challenging. But I feel a sense of criticality, a sense of urgency to embark on this new project. 2/5…
Now, I have a forum to sit down each week with some of the boldest and bravest and clearest thinkers, writers, and activists to discuss the antiracist policies and platforms we can rally around to construct an antiracist society. 3/5…
The time could not be riper for this action podcast. With everything going on, it is the time for us to reflect and resist and reconstruct anew. 4/5…
I’m eager to open some space for us to learn what we must know and to reflect on the actions we must take to construct a just world where all the groups are valued equally and treated equitably. 5/5

#BeAntiracist is coming.

Subscribe now:…
I’m eager to open some space for us to learn what we must know and to reflect on the actions we must take to construct a just world where all the groups are valued equally and treated equitably. 5/5

#BeAntiracist is coming.

Subscribe now:…

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2 May
I invite you, Bryan, to read this study @Cell_Metabolism by experts Sara N. Bleich and @drard who found “structural racism is a common root cause for COVI9-19 and/or obesity among communities of color.” 1/4…
I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are misinformed, and you are not one of those propagandists trotting out the obesity argument to blame Black people for higher COVID infection and death rates. 2/4
These are propagandists who know this argument resonates in our fatphobic nation where people look upon obese people—especially obese Black people—as irresponsible, lazy and undisciplined. 3/4
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2 May
In my latest @TheAtlantic, I reflect on the year of the racial pandemic within the viral one. In sum: People of color were infected, hospitalized, impoverished, and killed at the highest rates, while receiving the fewest medical + economic protections. 1/4…
I’ve been working on this piece for some time. I didn’t expect it to drop after a week of politicians denying the existence of structural racism. But here we are, and the racial pandemic of disparities is the product of structural racism. 2/4…
I outline the structure of data inequality and policy inequity that have marked this pandemic—and the US. Many of the people who suffered the most did so almost completely out of the view of data, specifically the incarcerated, unhoused + undocumented. 3/4…
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22 Apr
After Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer last August, exactly 2 years after my own colon-cancer surgery, I plunged into a survivor’s guilt. I was surviving stage IV colon cancer. But I was scarred, physically and emotionally, and hiding my scars. 1/4…
We’re effectively taught to hide our scars. We’re taught that this hiding is masculine, when, in fact, it’s easy to hide. Cowardice hides. What takes courage is to be vulnerable, to bare our scars to the world. 2/4…
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2 Apr
On April 5-7, @BUSPH and @AntiracismCtr will host “Antiracism as Health Policy,” and I’m thrilled to join Dean @sandrogalea in conversation on Mon, introduce Congresswoman @AyannaPressley on Tues, and converse with Senator @ewarren on Wed.

Register➡️ 1/5
Last year, Congresswoman @AyannaPressley and Senator @ewarren were among the first members of Congress to call for racial demographic data of COVID-19 patients in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. 2/5…
And along with Congresswoman @RepBarbaraLee, in February, Congresswoman @AyannaPressley and Senator @ewarren reintroduced the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act to confront structural racism as the public health crisis that it is. 3/5…
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16 Mar
Today, the @AntiracismCtr and @GlobeOpinion are announcing a partnership: the resurrection of the first antislavery newspaper founded in 1820. Thrilled and excited to announce with @binajv the coming of @The_Emancipator. 1/5
.@The_Emancipator will strive to hasten the end of racism in the 21st century in the way antislavery newspapers from Boston and beyond strove to hasten the end of slavery in the 19th century. We emancipated ourselves before, and we will emancipate ourselves again. 2/5
The great @GlobeOpinion writer and MSNBC contributor @KimberlyEAtkins is @The_Emancipator’s lead columnist and the author of UNBOUND, the forthcoming newsletter @The_Emancipator. Sign up for UNBOUND to remain updates on our progress: 3/5
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4 Feb
Introducing the #BlackRenaissance. I partnered with @TIME on this special project to celebrate the beauty and power of the Black creativity, of Black art, in this time. 1/5…
@MichelleObama has a resplendent interview w/ the phenomenal @TheAmandaGorman who's featured on the cover. Gorman tells the former First Lady: “We’re living in an important moment in Black art because we’re living in an important moment in Black life.” 2/5…
From my introductory essay to the project @TIME: “The Black Renaissance is stirring Black people to be themselves. Totally. Unapologetically. Freely.” 3/5…
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