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Lady Don't Take No

Lady Don’t Take No is a podcast created by Alicia Garza for people who like their political commentary with a side of beauty recommendations. It’s her tribute to the Bay Area’s unique way of getting things done. Garza will divulge her hot takes on everything from why Fenty Beauty saves lives, to how to handle microaggressions at the airport. Every Friday, Lady Don’t Take No will deliver all the real, and none of the fake. Why? Because Lady. Don’t. Take. No.

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Lady Don’t Take No is a podcast created by Alicia Garza for people who like their political commentary with a side of beauty recommendations. It’s her tribute to the Bay Area’s unique way of getting things done. Garza will divulge her hot takes on everything from why Fenty Beauty saves lives, to how to handle microaggressions at the airport. Every Friday, Lady Don’t Take No will deliver all the real, and none of the fake. Why? Because Lady. Don’t. Take. No.

Van Lathan’s Impeccable Sense of Direction

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Alicia Garza is joined by Van Lathan, co-host of the podcast Higher Learning, along with Rachel Lindsay. Garza asks Lathan about his fantasy versus picks, and his forthcoming book, Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales from the Trenches of Transformation. Also, Lathan attempts to explain the enigma that is Soulja Boy. Plus, Garza’s weekly round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Van Lathan on Twitter, Instagram

Check out Van’s podcast: Higher Learning with with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

Learn more about The Freedom Ride for Voting Rights at Black Voters Matter.

For more about protecting voting rights, visit Black Futures Lab's Electoral Action Center.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Jun 11 2021

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Marc Lamont Hill's Next Verzuz Battle

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Alicia Garza is joined by award winning author, journalist, activist and media personality, Marc Lamont Hill. Garza and Hill talk about the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, the issue of Palestine being historically excluded from the progressive agenda & more. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Marc Lamont Hill on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Marc’s podcast, Coffee and Books

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Jun 04 2021

42mins

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Brittney Cooper is a Crunk Feminist

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Alicia Garza is joined by acclaimed author, professor and activist Brittney Cooper. Garza asks Cooper about her book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. Also, they reflect on the movement from a “Crunk Feminist” perspective. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Brittney Cooper on  Twitter and Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

May 28 2021

47mins

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Michael Tubbs' Story Is Just Beginning

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Alicia Garza is joined by politician and author, Michael Tubbs. Garza askes Tubbs about being the youngest Mayor ever of Stockton, California, his vision for guaranteed income, and resilience in the face of adversity. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Pre-order Michael’s book: The Deeper The Roots - A Memoir of Hope and Home

Michael Tubbs on  Twitter and Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

May 21 2021

38mins

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Jelani Cobb's Grown Folks' Bedtime Stories

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Alicia Garza is joined by Jelani Cobb, staff writer for The New Yorker,  and Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism. Garza  and Cobb cover it all, from peloton hot takes and doppelgängers to reconstruction and the history of BLM. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Jelani Cobb on Twitter and Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

May 14 2021

40mins

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Tarana Burke and Prentis Hemphill Are Unashamed

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Alicia Garza is joined by Tarana Burke, the Founder and Director of the “Me Too.” Movement, and by Prentis Hemphill, the Founding Director of The Embodiment Institute and The Black Embodiment Initiative. The conversation is centered around a recently released collection of essays co-edited by Burke and Brené Brown titled You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

More about: You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

Tarana Burke on Twitter and Instagram

Prentis Hemphill on Twitter and Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

May 07 2021

41mins

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A Masterclass In Reconstruction with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff

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This week, Alicia hands over the podcast to two trusted friends, Angela Rye and Melissa Harris-Perry. Rye invites special guest, psychologist, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff. Rye and Dr. Goff chat about his early days as a professional musician, and about his current work for the Center For Policing Equity. Plus, Melissa Harris-Perry delivers a weekly round up that is not to be missed!

To hear more of the incredible interview between Angela Rye and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, listen and subscribe to On One with Angela Rye

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Apr 30 2021

46mins

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Morning Star Gali’s Indigenous Resistance

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Alicia Garza is joined by Morning Star Gali, the Project Director of Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples and a member of the Ajumawi band of Pit River Tribe. Garza and Gali talk about the Chauvin verdict, and a shared history of police violence within black and indigenous communities.Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Apr 23 2021

37mins

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Knows Racism

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Alicia Garza is joined by Professor, author, and anti-racist activist, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Dr. Kendi talks about racism as a systemic collection of ideas and policies, and the steps we must take to deconstruct it. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Apr 16 2021

36mins

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Reboot Black Male Voters with W. Mondale Robinson

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Alicia Garza welcomes back the founder of the Black Male Voter Project, W. Mondale Robinson. On his last appearance, Robinson talked about the misconceptions of black male voter turnout during the primaries. Now it’s the Biden administration, and Mondale is back to reflect on the last election and to remind us that the work isn’t done! Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

W. Mondale Robinson on TwitterInstagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Apr 09 2021

33mins

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Wrap It Up and Back It Up with Dr. Connie Wun

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Alicia Garza welcomes co-founder and Executive Director of AAPI Women Lead, Dr. Connie Wun. Garza and Wun talk about the cycle of violence against AAPI folks, its connection to other race/gender-based harm, and abolition as the key to creating change. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Dr. Connie Wun on TwitterInstagram & Facebook

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Apr 02 2021

50mins

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Errin Haines is Intelli-ratchet

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Alicia Garza welcomes award winning political journalist, Errin Haines. Haines is a founder and editor at Large for The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering the intersection of women, politics and policy. Garza and Haines talk about the joys of ordering in, the “verzuz” battle that needs to happen, and the importance of honest & accurate journalism.  Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Errin Haines on Twitter & Instagram

Sign up for news at The 19th.

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Mar 26 2021

46mins

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Aya de León’s Poetry for the People

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Alicia Garza welcomes the award winning author, Aya de León, who most recently published the novel, A Spy In The Struggle (Kesington Books). Garza and de León chat about the art of spoken word, finding a writer’s routine, and some of the unique ways love is possible during a pandemic. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Aya de León on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Mar 19 2021

40mins

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Anna Malaika Tubbs On Making A Way Out Of No Way

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Alicia Garza welcomes Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of the critically acclaimed book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X, and James Balwdin Shaped a Nation. Garza asks Malaika Tubbs about the inspiration behind her book, and why the mentality of “behind every great man…” is just plain wrong. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

Anna Malaika Tubbs on Twitter & Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Mar 12 2021

48mins

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Being the Best Version of an OG with Linda Burnham

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Alicia Garza welcomes activist and writer Linda Burnham. Garza asks Burnham about the most important shifts in Black feminism, cross-generational activism, and some perspective on our new administration. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Mar 05 2021

51mins

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One Struggle, Many Fronts with Alex Tom

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Alicia Garza welcomes Alex Tom, the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics, an organization that grows movement infrastructure at the intersection of racial justice, organizing and power building. Garza and Tom discuss the increase in violence experienced by our Asian comrades since the beginning of the pandemic, and what actions we can take to ensure that our solidarity never waivers. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Alex Tom on  Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alex’s blog, Diary of a Baba

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Feb 26 2021

45mins

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Kickin’ That Science with Boots Riley

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Alicia Garza welcomes musician (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club), filmmaker (Sorry To Bother You) and activist, Boots Riley. Garza asks Boots about the origin of his name, why Oakland is so political, and what inspired him to endorse Bernie Sanders in 2020. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Feb 19 2021

41mins

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Michael Harriot's Black AF History Lesson

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Alicia Garza welcomes senior writer at The Root, Michael Harriot. Garza asks Harriot about his take on Reconstruction, his approach to writing, and what’s up with the Van Jones/View dust up. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Michael Harriot on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Feb 12 2021

50mins

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Layshia Clarendon's Head Is In The Game

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Alicia Garza welcomes point guard for the New York Liberty, Layshia Clarendon. Garza asks Clarendon about the WNBA’s movement work, trans visibility in sports, and her newfound “gender euphoria”.  Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Layshia Clarendon on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Feb 05 2021

41mins

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Darnell L. Moore's Black Freedom Dream

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Alicia Garza welcomes writer and educator Darnell L. Moore. Garza asks Moore about his 2019 Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America. They also discuss the term coined by Moore, “introlocatily”. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.

Darnell L. Moore on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

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Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx


Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

Jan 29 2021

49mins

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By Culturejedi - May 18 2020
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It’s real talk from a real homey. The guests, the music, the tea, all of it, it’s just hilarious, smart and absolutely necessary for Black folk and anyone who cares about justice.

This podcast is a balm for the soul

By Bklyn mama - Apr 26 2020
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Thank you, Alicia. Your work and the work of your guests is needed now more than ever.