Rank #1: Resist and Rise, How Democrats Win
This week Jamal Simmons talked to DNC communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa about the GOP Health Care bill, resistance summer and the 2018 elections.
Rank #2: Crosstalk with Chuck Rocha
Chuck Rocha is a leading political consultant and has worked on some of the most important races of our time, including Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. He joined Jamal and Tiffany to discuss the news this week including conflict between the Congressional Black Caucus and the Trump White House and how to get more diverse advisors to help win 2018 campaigns.
Rank #3: The One with Albert Sanders
Obama Lawyer Albert Sanders discusses his journey from Compton and Morehouse to the White House and Silicon Valley.
Rank #4: Stacey Plaskett Likes Health Care, Slave Uprisings and Cooking Oxtails
First in Cross Talk, Tiffany Cross and Jamal Simmons sum up the Bill Maher Controversy and a tragedy for Morehouse College. This week's interview was with Stacey Plaskett who represents the U.S. Virgin Islands in Congress. Before that she prosecuted drug dealers for James Comey at the Justice Department. Congresswoman Plaskett talked to Jamal about life in the Islands, making sure her constituents got their share of federal dollars and how the House Oversight Committee will keep its eye on President Donald Trump.
Rank #5: The One with Jeff Johnson
On our inaugural podcast, we caught up with activist and political commentator Jeff Johnson. The media personality is launching a new TV show on BET Networks with Executive Producer Steve Harvey called The Man Cave. The Beat’s Jamal Simmons talks to Jeff about the show, Donald Trump, his friendship with Omarosa, and his journey back to BET.
Rank #6: The One with Melanie Newman
The Beat DC's Jamal Simmons speaks with former DOJ official NAACP-LDF's Melanie Newman on the voter suppression efforts coming out of the Trump administration.
Rank #7: The One with Nayyera Haq
Jamal Simmons talks to former Obama White House and State Department staffer Nayyera Haq about Donald Trump on the global stage, as 45 hits the road from Saudi Arabia to Israel and Vatican City.
Rank #8: That Time Valerie Jarrett Came By
Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. If the White House walls could talk, they still wouldn’t know more than Jarrett as she was a consistent force at his side for all eight years. Jarrett took questions from The BeatDC Podcast host Jamal Simmons and an audience of Washington, DC policymakers. She talked about the Paris Climate Accord, personal tragedy, her worst day in the White House and how she gave up on being Superwoman.
Rank #9: Julián Castro Talks 2020
The Beat DC’s Co-Host Jamal Simmons and Editor-in-Chief Tiffany D. Cross talk to former HUD Secretary Julián Castro about 2018 midterms, which candidates he’s supporting with his new PAC, what he’s considering going into 2020, and who he thinks is the GOAT -- Tyson or Ali?
Rank #10: The Next African American Governor Could Be Setti Warren
Will the country see another African American Governor this year? Jamal Simmons and Tiffany D. Cross talk with Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren about his prospects, the political landscape in 2018, and race relations in the Old Colony State.