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Silence is Not an Option



America is in crisis right now. A lot of people want to help, but have no idea where to start. In our new podcast, we’re going to dig deep into the reality of being Black and brown in America, and explore what you can do to help find a path forward. We’ll have tough conversations with activists, artists, and thinkers about our nation’s deep racial divide. As we look for meaningful and lasting solutions, there is a lot to learn and unlearn.

These conversations are going to be challenging—even uncomfortable—but they’re important. Because this time, we get to rebuild America together.

Hosted by Don Lemon.


Latest Episodes:

  • The Officer Who Didn't Stand By
    When former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne saw a colleague put a handcuffed Black man in a chokehold, she said she knew she had to do something. Her intervention cost... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-17
  • Fifteen-Year-Old Freedom Fighter
    Everyone’s heard the story of Rosa Parks, but few know of Claudette Colvin, the 15-year-old girl who was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • Season 2: Rabble-Rousers and Truth-Tellers
    Change doesn’t happen without taking risks, without fearless activists who stand up for what’s right even when it’s uncomfortable. This season, Don shares the stories of those who used their... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-04
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
    The so-called Black National Anthem was composed in 1900, and it’s provided a soundtrack to Black life ever since. For this special Black History Month episode, CNN’s Don Lemon speaks... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-11
  • The Axe Files: Nikole Hannah-Jones
    When Nikole Hannah-Jones was a high school student at a predominantly white school in Waterloo, Iowa, she complained to a teacher that the school newspaper wasn’t covering stories that mattered... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-31
  • Black to the Future
    A record number of Black candidates ran for office this year, representing not only their constituencies, but also the diversity of perspectives that exist among Black Americans. Don talks to... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-19
  • Black Women Did That
    Black women are largely responsible for electing America’s next president. They have been one of the Democratic party’s most reliable voting blocs for a long time. Why? Don talks with... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Blaxit
    Why stay where you’re not wanted? Some Black Americans are thinking about moving abroad to escape centuries of racial oppression and marginalization. Historian Kevin Gaines shares the long history behind... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-29