DeRay McKesson Makes His Case for Hope
When he joined the Ferguson protests against the senseless murder of Mike Brown, DeRay McKesson (@deray) had no idea his life would change forever. The educator-turned-activist, podcaster and author explains why he spends every day being a voice for change on the frontline of the fight for our civil rights. On a book tour for his collection of personal essays, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, McKesson talks with Cori about the weight of it all, from finding balance when justice tilts towards racism to living a full, authentic life as a Black gay man. Plus Charli and Cori discuss the daily burdens of breathing while Black in America and why the film The Hate U Give is a shining salute for the work of Black Lives Matter activists everywhere. Charli's also recapping all the fun that was had over the weekend at ESSENCE's first ever Black Love Ball. Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama Producer: Tiffany Ashitey @MissTiffSays Bookings: Rorna Richards Audio engineer: Agerenesh Ashagre Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc
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About The Show
At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher.