Our Body Politic

Our Body Politic

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In a political media landscape dominated by white men, “Our Body Politic” will be a source of news by and for Black women and women of color. The weekly hour-long show will examine the critical role Black women and women of color play in shaping the upcoming presidential election, while chronicling how they’re working to reframe and rebuild America while finding higher ground to lead the country. For all episodes and show information, visit https://our-body-politic.simplecast.com/episodes

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In a political media landscape dominated by white men, “Our Body Politic” will be a source of news by and for Black women and women of color.

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