Luis Guzman, Meagan Good, And Other Celebs Create Powerful Protest Videos Against Police Brutality. | Gradient
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Luis Guzman, Meagan Good, and other celebs create powerful protest videos against police brutality.

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Campaign Zero, an organization created by activists Deray McKesson, Johnetta Elzie, Samuel Sinyangwey, and Brittany Packnett, is committed to ending police violence. On Thursday, just a few days after police shot and killed Korryn Gaines and weeks after the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile killings, both documented on video, Campaign Zero released a series of videos featuring numerous black and Latino celebrities to promote their cause.

The videos, part of the #SomedayisToday campaign, include famed character actor Luis Guzman (“Boogie Nights,” “Carlito’s Way”) comic Cedric the Entertainer (“Barbershop,” “The Kings of Comedy”) and “How To Get Away With Murder” star Aja Naomi King, along with dozens of others.

One video features close-ups on each actor’s face as they solemnly recite the lyrics to the memorable gospel and Civil Rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.” While crowds joyfully sang during Martin Luther King’s famed March on Washington, the various celebs wearily read every word, some with tears rolling down their cheeks, expressing a longing for the vision in King’s dream and the song to be realized today.

The second video features a collection of celebrities repeating the campaign hashtag and slogan, emphasizing the “today” in #SomedayisToday.

The two videos are powerful and worth your watch. You can learn more about #SomedayisToday and how to get involved from their website, here.

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”

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Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “ Aharon Rabinowitz”

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Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 040

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United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?

New Pod Flow: Scribble & Jam, “Artist Matthew Perryman Jones”

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Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.

If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Next Steps After the Presidential Election”

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Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 039

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Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.

This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “Illo

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Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy.  During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 038

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This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.

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New Pod Flow: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast: Doctor Strange

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We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.

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