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    ‘We are not just sacks in stomachs:’ Eddie Glaude argues for individuals to take political destiny from heroes and prophets

    07:09
  • “I always wanted to be the change I wanted to see”: Philadelphia Block Captain

    07:07
  • 'A major breakthrough': Volkswagen workers in Tennessee vote to join United Auto Workers

    05:47
  • The Art of Tanking a Deal: The dangerous cost of Trump withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

    04:57
  • Both Israelis and Palestinians ‘feel that they’re on their own right now’

    06:51
  • Censored for his ‘lifestyle’ as a gay Indian man: Maulik Pancholy joins the Velshi Banned Book Club

    11:11
  • Ukrainian refugee who lost her husband to the war pleads with lawmakers to pass foreign aid bill

    08:42
  • Trump’s Potential VP Pick Banned from 17% of her own state

    05:01
  • House set to vote on TikTok bill and foreign aid to Israel and Ukraine

    03:07
  • Books are a 'rehearsal for what you’re going to have to meet in life’: ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ author

    11:38
  • ‘Just outright lies’: Rep. Clyburn slams Mike Johnson and Trump’s press conference

    06:23
  • Arwa Damon: ‘Absolutely egregious’ that western world can’t pressure Israel to get aid into Gaza

    06:25
  • Gaza is starving. This is what it’s like to be dying of hunger.

    03:20
  • J Street President: Netanyahu must go, the only question is when

    04:31
  • 'We just continued to fight’: White supremacist ousted from an Oklahoma city council

    08:12
  • 'A strike at the heart of democracy': Why billionaires are flocking back to Trump

    07:55
  • Thousands will gather to watch eclipse at Indiana University

    02:33
  • Reza Aslan: ‘Any child could understand’ themes central to Israel & Palestine

    11:04
  • ‘I can’t even believe we’re talking about this’: obscure 1873 law is putting abortion in jeopardy

    02:33
  • Fmr. Israeli Vice PM: 'it’s time to work with the world to replace Hamas'

    05:29

James Baldwin was asking us ‘to grow up’, but ‘we’re still adolescent’

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Despite being written in 1963, the relevancy of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” is undeniable. It’s comprised of two essays — “My Dungeon Shook: Letters to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation” and “Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind” — which masterfully explore structural racism, white privilege, and the role of religion in the Black community. Eddie Glaude Jr., author of the award-winning “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” joins Ali Velshi to discuss Baldwin’s frustration with America, as well as his belief that a better future can be had. “In order to become better human beings … we have to confront the ugliness in the world, which means we have to confront ourselves,” Glaude says.

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