"Black people just have to decide whether they want power or not," says the New York Times columnist and author of “The Devil You Know: A Black Manifesto."

The director and singer discuss their latest movie “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and how the FBI’s efforts to stop her from singing “Strange Fruit” turned the jazz singer into a leader in civil rights.

Kendi and Blain edited “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019,” which tells the story of Black people in America from the perspectives of 90 writers who reflect the community's diversity and lived experience.

The "Dying of Whiteness" author talks about what he’s learning from new focus groups and why the 2019 Democratic victories in the Kentucky and Louisiana governor’s races "in the middle of Trumpism" provide a roadmap for bridging the divide.

Writing in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Thomas said, “The weight and the responsibility…felt even greater.”

Derek Black, the godson of David Duke and the son of the creator of the website Stormfront, discusses the future of white nationalism in the context of recent events.

Capricia Penavic Marshall knows presidential transitions — at least in years anything close to normal. This hand-off is certainly not that, but let Marshall explain how it ought to unfold in all its process and pageantry.

Tribe, a Harvard constitutional law professor, also discusses his former student Ted Cruz and explains why the push to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against Trump is an inadequate response to the violent insurrection he inspired.

The Democratic candidates in Georgia are hoping to unseat Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Late last year, Ossoff and Warnock were both guests on “Cape Up.” This episode reprises highlights from those conversations.

Ossoff, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, talks about mobilizing voters in the Peach State and the high stakes of what he calls "the most important legislative election in the history of our state.

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