Minisode #7: The US Territory of the Virgin Islands

Summary

In Part 3 of the miniseries on permanently-inhabited US territories, Nat covers the unique history of the US Virgin Islands and how a $554 million purchase changed the map of the US permanently.

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What’s The Big Deal With Voting In 2020?

Summary

We’ve got a HUGE election coming up in 2020 during a PANDEMIC! In this special episode, our good friend David teaches us everything we need to know about preparing to vote this year and the history and ongoing issue of voter suppression in the USA!  

VOTING LINKS BELOW! LET’S GO!  

PSA GENERAL ELECTION IS NOVEMBER 3rd 2020!!!  

What do I need to do today?

Register to vote! 

Request an Absentee Ballot NOW (THOSE ARE DUE ~3 WEEKS BEFORE NOV 3RD) 

Research WHO is up for election 

Choose who you plan to vote for 

VOTE + SEND IT BACK OR DROP IT OFF AT YOUR LOCAL ELECTION OFFICE (if absentee)  

Am I registered? https://www.vote.org/  

When are the Elections? https://www.vote.org/election-reminders/  

Who are the candidates? https://www.ballotready.org/

Which candidates do I side with? https://www.isidewith.com/

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WHAT Did We Do To The Native Americans? | Forced Sterilization Part 2

Summary

What’s the most insidious way to stop the continuation of the human race? Forced sterilization would be our guess. It may seem like a thing of the past but you’ll be terrified to know that practices of force sterilization and the eugenics movement lasted well into the 70’s for the United States. In our FIRST guest episode EVER, our friend Indeep takes us on a journey through the history of forced sterilization, who it targeted, the resistance, and how long it lasted.

This episode is part 2 in a 2 part series.

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We Inspired Nazi Germany? | Forced Sterilization Part 1

Summary

What’s the most insidious way to stop the continuation of the human race? Forced sterilization would be our guess. It may seem like a thing of the past but you’ll be terrified to know that practices of force sterilization and the eugenics movement lasted well into the 70’s for the United States. In our FIRST guest episode EVER, our friend Indeep takes us on a journey through the history of forced sterilization, who it targeted, the resistance, and how long it lasted.

This episode is part 1 in a 2 part series.

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Minisode #6: The US Territory of the Northern Mariana Islands

Summary

In Part 2 of the miniseries on permanently inhabited US territories, Nat covers the complex history of the foreign occupation of the Northern Mariana Islands and the resulting political struggles that continue to exist to this day. 

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Latin America?

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Regarded as one of the most influential ideologies in US foreign policy, the Monroe Doctrine established the foundation for America’s role in the Western Hemisphere and as a major actor on the international stage. In this episode, Nat dissects the impact of the Monroe Doctrine and its complex legacy in Latin America.

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Minisode #5: The Harlem Hellfighters

Summary

Jac gives a brief history on one of the greatest infantry units in American War History that you’ve never heard of, the Harlem Hellfighters.

To learn more about the Harlem Hellfighters, check out this awesome documentary video from History.com https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/the-harlem-hellfighters-video

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WHAT Was The Cotton Club?! | The Harlem Renaissance Part 2

Summary

This episode is part 2 in a 2 part series on the Harlem Renaissance. After gaining an understanding of what the narrative was like before the Harlem Renaissance, Jac dives into the background of great artists from this time. We celebrate the remarkable achievements in art and activism, and explore a variety of themes present in this era.

Due to the poor audio quality from the original post, this episode has been edited with the audio cut out, to hear the entire episode please check out our Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0eQWzzlTTU

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Who Is Jim Crow? | The Harlem Renaissance Part 1

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This episode is part 1 in a 2 part series on the Harlem Renaissance. In order to respect the emergence of new black artists who redefined what it meant to be black in America, we need to examine what the narrative was of African Americans before the Harlem Renaissance. In this episode Jac talks about the heavy propaganda that was used to create false narratives of African Americans and how that lead to the rise of white supremacy groups and bias in American society.

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Minisode #4: The US Territory of Guam

Summary

In Part 1 of the new miniseries on permanently inhabited US territories, Nat gives a brief history of Guam and how the Chamorros became American citizens. 

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