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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EPISODE 04: ANALYZING ASIAN-AMERICAN RACISM IN HOLLYWOOD WITH NANCY WANG YUEN

In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Nancy Wang Yuen, sociologist and expert on race and racism in Hollywood, joins Momentum Co-host Chevon for a conversation about the turmoils the Asian-American community experienced during and after the pandemic, the xenophobia she faces as a w

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collage of movement and nonprofit folks in action for racial justice

Episode 03: Gauge Co-Founder Joshua DuBois On The Intersections of Tech, Faith, and Racial Justice!

In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Gauge co-founder Joshua DuBois joins Chevon and Hiba for a conversation about his time as White House Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, how Gauge is connecting community leaders and brands on their r

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Episode 02: Leaning Into The “Dave Chappelle/ Netflix” Controversy With Dr. John Paul Higgins

In the midst of the continued fallout from Dave Chapelle’s transphobic jokes from his Netflix comedy special, Hiba and our guest co-host Dennis are here to break it all down – and have the important conversation around narrative, free speech, and the link to potential hate speech/ actions. 

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Bonus: Previewing Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! (November 18th)

On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba and guest co-host Dennis preview Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – our upcoming virtual gala celebrating 40 years of catalyzing the racial justice movement!

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Episode 01: Season Premiere: “It’s 12:01 For Our Racial Justice Movements” with Eric K. Ward

On the Season 3 premiere of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Western States Center Executive Director and Race Forward Senior Fellow Eric Ward joins us to ground and center us, and you, our listeners, in our racial justice work!

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Episode 10: Season Finale: “How to Citizen” with Baratunde Thurston, and Recognizing TV/ Movies that have Centered Race

On the season finale, writer, comedian, podcaster, activist, and Emmy Award-nominated host Baratunde Thurston brings us to the home stretch while providing all the laughs! 

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Episode 09: “Understanding the Power of Inequality” with Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the USC Equity Research Institute

Producer’s Note* The following episode was recorded the week of April 14, and just earlier this week, we received the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.

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Episode 08: Addressing The Recent Anti-Asian Attack‪s

On this episode of Momentum, Chevon is joined by Dennis Chin, Race Forward’s Director of Strategic Initiatives for an important conversation around the recent/ ongoing anti-Asian attacks happening across the nation.

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Episode 07: Policy is Local, Local, Local! with Debra Gore-Mann from The Greenlining Institute

On this episode of Momentum, Debra Gore-Mann, President and CEO of The Greenlining Institute joins Chevon for an energizing conversation on Greenlining’s “The Solution to Redlining” work! 

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Episode 06: New Year, New Administration, and New Opportunities, with Fatima Goss Graves from the National Women’s Law Center!

A historic election in Georgia. The insurrection at the U.S Capitol. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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