Episode 04: Momentum LIVE at Facing Race with Hiba and Chevon! (with Marc Morial and Glenn Harris)

In the aftermath of a nail-biting 2020 Presidential Election, Hiba and Chevon host their first (virtual) live show joined by our Facing Race audience! (recorded via the Hopin platform)

Chevon and Hiba lift up the wins driven by Black women and BIPOC communities that were seen and felt across the nation and were instrumental to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ win. From Georgia flipping blue because of massive voter registration efforts to Arizona organizers’ unrelenting work, our hosts discuss how it all collectively came to fruition. 

Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, joins Momentum to talk about the energy surrounding the presidential win, the recent lawsuit filed against President Trump’s Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which Marc refers to as a “manifesto on white supremacy” and how the new #TruthBeTold campaign is being used to fight back. Marc also talks about the Lost Cause movement from the 1800’s and its ties to censorship today, and why strategic partnerships/coalition building is so important to combat such efforts, such as the emerging partnerships with the NBA, NFL, and the NHL. 

Race Forward President Glenn Harris makes a special appearance to talk about Race Forward’s #BannedWords campaign, which also addresses the impacts of Executive Order 13950, the priorities the incoming Biden/Harris administration will need to take to reverse the damage from the outgoing administration, and how Momentum has become instrumental during this time in promoting voices and ongoing work from the racial justice movement. 

Thank you to everyone that helped make Facing Race 2020: A National Virtual Conference a success! Stay tuned for our bonus mid-season finale which will feature highlights from Hiba and Chevon having moderated the “Culture In the Time of the Uprisings” plenary, next time!


Resources (by order of mention) 


Race Forward Celebrates Historic Election and Turnout of People of Color, Calls On Biden Administration To Center Racial Justice 



Fair Fight Action



Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizona


Mauree Turner is the first nonbinary state legislator and first Muslim Oklahoma lawmaker 



Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizona


Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres Become First Black LGBTQ+ Congress Members (via Colorlines)



Resistance Maricopa 



Marc Morial (via National Urban League)



Marc Morial on Twitter 



Race Forward's new #BannedWords Campaign



NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Urban League, National Fair Housing Alliance File Suit Against Trump Administration



The Lost Cause’s Long Legacy (via The Atlantic)



#TruthBeTold Campaign



Executive Producers: 

Hendel Leiva, Cheryl D. Cato Blakemore

Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 


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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists.


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