Obesity as a Disease

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year host C. Virginia Fields talks with guests Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie and Kesha Calicutt about obesity and the implications of this condition in black and brown communities.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Host C. Virginia Fields interviews Licensed Therapist Patrice N. Douglas, who share with us the importance to take care of our mental health in the times of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Census 2020

Hosted by C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on Health, Inc. (NBLCH); with guests Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives; and Julie Menin, Director of NYC Census 2020.  This is a very informative conversation about the Census...

How the Diversity Industry is Failing and What We Can Do to Fix It

In an era when companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity and inclusion programs, the proportion of African Americans in tech, media, and business leadership roles is stagnating. In her new book, Diversity, Inc. The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, award-winning...

Puerto Rico: Freedom From Fantasy

What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa...

Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

The climate crisis is accelerating faster than expected. This November, 11,000 scientists from 153 countries declared that “We’re reaching potentially irreversible climate tipping points—climate chain reactions that could cause significant disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies...” In...

Newark: Fixing The People’s Water

The people of Newark, New Jersey—the majority of whom are black and brown—are grappling with a lead contamination crisis that has drawn comparisons with Flint, Michigan. There the state took control of the city’s water after municipal officials and a private management company failed to provide...

Special Report: Buffalo

Renewable energy, racist redlining, and now possibly a renaissance. The people of Buffalo, New York have seen a lot. In the last century, this was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly...

This Week On MNN

August 11, 2022

Join us This Week on MNN as we celebrate American Artist Appreciation Month.