The full crew is together for the news, including a discussion of new evidence in the Alton Sterling case. Derek Thomson, author of Hit Makers, joins DeRay to help us understand how certain things become a hit, while others don’t. Beyoncé, social movements, Parkland and Billboard’s Top 100 are all discussed.
- CNN: Alton Sterling case: Decision on officers’ jobs expected Friday, with more videos coming
- Baton Rouge District Map Demographics
- Boston Globe: NRA has long history of suppressing data on gun violence
- Business Insider: The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you
- Mother Jones: The Big House That Wayne LaPierre Built
- NAACP: Brown at 60: The Doll Test
- New York Times: Linda Brown, Symbol of Landmark Desegregation Case, Dies at 75
- In Justice Today: Two New Bills in Louisiana Attempt to Rein in Prosecutors Who Made it America’s Most Carceral State
- Derek Thompson recent works
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress — and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference. Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. Check out more Pod Save the People episodes!