racial justice

Nothing To See Here

“Your disability is too much of a burden for our company. We’re sorry, but we have to let you go.”

My disability. As I sat back against my headboard, I rolled the thought through my mind.

My disability.

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Racism and Medicine

This is a jam packed episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution. We are doing a deep dive into the very real and significant effects that racial bias in medicine can have from emergency, to trauma medicine, to obstetrics. November is also Premature Birth Awareness Month and women of color have a far statistically higher rate…

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Racism and Medicine
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Does The Idea Of A “Purple Church” Foster Racism

In this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather interviews Rev. Blake Spencer about the concept of a “purple church”. Rev. Blake explains that comfort and fear have created an environment that allows racism to foster in white churches. He explains the steps he is taking to lead his church forward on the interplay of…

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Does The Idea Of A “Purple Church” Foster Racism
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Fearing The Black Body

In this episode, Heather sits down with Sabrina Strings author of “Fearing The Black Body” This is a fantastic book analyzing the often overlooked connection between racism and fat phobia in the US. Ms. Strings has been able to uncover a long history of how weight and body shape has been used to other and…

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Fearing The Black Body
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BLM and the Trenton Women’s March

By now everyone has heard about how the women’s march is problematic. Women of color came forth after the original march, and told us how they felt excluded. Problems range from the pink hats that don’t match any body parts on a black or brown woman to the lack of women of color in positions…

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BLM and the Trenton Women’s March
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Stolen Land; Stolen People with Rev. Francois

On this episode Heather joins Rev. Willie Francois at his church Mt Zion Baptist in Pleasantville NJ to talk cannabis, capitalism, human nature, and philosophy Great Respect for Rev. Francois Since Heather is traditionally quite critical of Christianity, if she has a religious leader on the show, it really speaks highly of her respect for the person. This…

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Stolen Land; Stolen People with Rev. Francois
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Voices of AC With Henry Green

This episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution is the very first episode of Voices of Atlantic City with Henry Green. Heather was delighted to be his first guest on his new endeavor. Being interviewed is much different from being the interviewer. You can hear Henry’s turn being interviewed here . Voices Of Atlantic City The goal…

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Voices of AC With Henry Green
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Community Power Starts with The School Board

In this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution (The Socialist Podcast) Heather is joined by Keith Benson and Johnnie Lattner to discuss some recent educational success. This episode was recorded when both Heather and Johnnie were suffering from a cold, so please excuse any coughing or sneezing and Heather’s Nyquil stupor. An Election Night Victory…

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Community Power Starts with The School Board
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A is for Activist

In this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather invites back previous guests Jennifer from BLM and Janaya from Philly Socialists. Listen to their previous interviews here and here. After interviewing both of these amazing women separately, Heather learned they are actually mother and daughter. Since we often deal with issues of what makes an…

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A is for Activist
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Tanzie Talks! An Interview with Former CD-2 Candidate, Tanzie Youngblood

In this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution (The Socialist Podcast) Heather breaks from her usual policy and interviews a former Democratic candidate for CD-2, Tanzie Youngblood.  Heather does not and will not endorse any candidates from the corporate duopoly, but this is a story that needs to be told. *Disclaimer* Heather is the campaign…

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Tanzie Talks! An Interview with Former CD-2 Candidate, Tanzie Youngblood
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No One is Paying Me, But Who Cares, I’m a Black Woman, and I Can Fix Everything.

Editorial By L@rk Lo I remember back when I had my newspaper and a blog and commented on Laist for making a comment on the coverage of Watts that was not only plagiarized from Wikipedia with photos from a moving car, but was also amazingly racist. I was called a stupid bitch and banned from…

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Red Summer: An Interview with Wendel White

In this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather joins professor and artist Wendel White in his office. They talk about his recent photography projects “Manifest” and “Red Summer”. Professor White was one of Heather’s art teachers way back when she was in college and fire was being discovered. Manifest “Manifest” grew out of a…

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Red Summer: An Interview with Wendel White
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Family of Lashanda Anderson Demand Justice

In this special episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution (The Socialist Podcast), Heather interviews Trisha, the niece of Lashanda Anderson. We were introduced to Lashanda’s story by Shevone in our interview with the women of Black Lives Matter here. Lashanda was killed by police outside a Marshal’s department store in Deptford NJ. Did a false…

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Family of Lashanda Anderson Demand Justice
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Racism In New Jersey Media- An #NJRR Panel Discussion.

In the wake of 101.5 DJ’s being suspended for making racist statements on the air New Jersey  Revolution held a panel discussion with Lark Lo (Black Kids in Outer Space), Devon Bowers (Hampton Institute Podcast A Different Lense), and Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion. The discussion gives us different viewpoints of how we talk about race in New…

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Be A “Co-Conspirator” Not An “Ally”

In this extended edition of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather hosts a panel discussion of 3 amazing women organizers from Black Lives Matter, Jennifer, Shana, and Shevone. They discuss the shootings of Rashawn Washington and LaShanda Anderson, state sanctioned racial violence, “allyship”, gentrification, and what people can do if they really want to help support…

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Be A “Co-Conspirator” Not An “Ally”
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Randi Alston and Her Community Address The Ventnor School Board

After a month of frustration with the actions of the school board the public got a taste of why. Please watch this video, which includes a statement written by Randi and read by NJRR’s Heather Warburton and a very moving statement by township resident Heather Gordon. We will let you judge the reaction of this…

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An Interview With Lark Lo From “Black Kids In Outer Space”

Lark Lo is the producer and host of “Black Kids in Outer Space”. Lark has brought to New Jersey a wonderfully fresh perspective that centers on transportation, with intersections of race and community planning. The conversation also reveals serious discussion surrounding racial segregation in New Jersey. Heather also joins us to talk more Democratic party…

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An Interview With Lark Lo From “Black Kids In Outer Space”
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Dismantling Racism Starts With Education.

Amistad Curriculum Could a change in the social studies curriculum taught in schools help begin the process of dismantling systemic racism? In today’s episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather is joined by Melissa Tomlinson who explains the revolutionary Amistad Curriculum. This fully integrated curriculum would introduce African history, culture, and society into a holistic…

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Dismantling Racism Starts With Education.
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2 South Jersey Comrades Discuss Mass Organization With The Group “For The People”

On this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution, Heather interviews another amazing comrade, Mason Bliss. Mason discusses their strategy on mass working class organization and the work they are doing through the group “For The People”. They discuss the under-served and under-represented community that is Atlantic City, and their plans to build dual power to…

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2 South Jersey Comrades Discuss Mass Organization With The Group “For The People”
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Local Mother Fights White Supremacy At Ventnor Elementary

On this episode of Wine, Women, and Revolution Heather interviews Randi Alston, the mother of a child who formerly attended Ventnor Elementary School until an incident with white supremacy. Randi was shocked to hear her 10 year old daughter tell her the school teacher mentioned that there were positive aspects of slavery and that some…

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