The Grio Daily with Michael Harriot

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The Grio Daily with Michael Harriot

How in the world did we get here? Wypipologist Michael Harriot breaks it all down in TheGrio Daily. Imagine your college professor teaching in a barbershop; that's Michael Harriot, wicked humor and smart as hell. The journalist, poet, author, TV writer, and Black Twitter King does not hold back when he explains the systems and issues that affect Black people daily. From white supremacy, police brutality, and gun violence, Michael Harriot is not afraid to say the quiet part out loud.  TheGrio Daily is an original podcast by TheGrio Black Podcast Network.

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Ellen Isabel Williams, Robert F Williams and the Black Armed Guard

5 days 13 hours ago

Ellen Isabel Williams was a radical Black griot, teacher, writer, and advocate. And unlike the peaceful civil rights leaders we often hear about, she and her grandson, Robert F. Williams, were not afraid to meet violence with violence. Wypipologist Michael Harriot recalls these Real Gangstas of Black History that don't get the same attention in public school education. 

"We talk about the nonviolent civil rights movement, but we rarely talk about armed resistance."

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Paul Jennings and The Great Escape

1 week ago

Paul Jennings wrote the first White House memoir; but never took credit for one of his most inspirational adventures. Wypipologist Michael Harriot explains why, and recounts the Great Escape of the Pearl Schooner.

"It was kind of like, like the Tom Joyner cruise. All the Black people knew about it. None of the wypipo had ever heard about it."

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theGrio Daily Real Gangstas of Black History: Black Women of Montgomery

1 week 5 days ago

Was it the boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that led to the end of segregated buses? It played a part, but the real gangstas of Black History were the Black women who stood up to the injustice and racism in Alabama. Wypipologist Michael Harriot reminds us it wasn't just Rosa Parks who led the battle of the buses.

"According to these unwritten rules, white people never sat behind Black people."

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The Grio(t) Explained

2 weeks ago

With all the talk about Black musicians and where they belong, and in which genre of music, we're taking you back to one of the earliest theGrio Daily episodes. Wypipologist Michael Harriot discusses the roots of Country music, and honors Sister Rosetta Tharpe for creating Rock and Roll.

We're talking about "Griots," a class of people trained to keep our history and tell our stories. Michael takes us on a journey explaining where Griots first started and how they've trickled down through history. It's deeper than you think, Kings and Queens.

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The Whitelash Against DEI

2 weeks 5 days ago

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the latest Wypipo boogeyman. Why? Because losing privilege seems like discrimination when you haven't known any other reality. Michael Harriot, defines DEI, and explains why conservatives have it in their crosshairs.

"Imagine if every institution, every law, every policy in America benefited you. Well, when those advantages were removed, you might look at that as discrimination."

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How to be a Race-Baiter

3 weeks ago

Race-Baiting all-star, and world-famous wypipologist, Michael Harriot, breaks down the fundamental skills needed to play the race card. Race-baiting is a difficult political skill to master, but listen closely, and you, too, can enrage wypipo with these 5 proven strategies.

"it's all wypipo's fault. But even though those are documented peer-reviewed facts, bringing it up can cause a lot of consternation around your Caucasian friends."

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Mound Bayou

3 weeks 5 days ago

Wypipologist Michael Harriot takes us back to Mound Bayou, Mississippi, the birthplace of the civil rights movement. A place where T.R.M. Howard, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Katie Hall, Isiah Montgomery, and Aretha Franklin all have a connection. Learn why this sacred place is a part of "The Real Gangstas of Black History" series on theGrio Daily.

"It was the only place in Mississippi and almost the entire South where Jim Crow didn't exist"

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Real Gangstas of Black History: Tunis Campbell

4 weeks ago

Tunis Campbell was in charge of giving out the 40 acres and a mule to freedmen but he did things his own way. Michael Harriot explains the tactics Campbell used to ensure his people would still have a chance to prosper when wypipo did what they always do. Tunis Campbell kicks off the "Real Gangstas of Black History," series as theGrio Daily celebrates Black History Month.

"Tunis heard a calling from God to eliminate one of the biggest evils on the planet."

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The White Vote

1 month ago

"Unlike the vast majority of wypipo, the majority of Black people are not voting against their own economic, political, and social interests."

With all the talk about where the Black vote will go in 2024, world-famous Wypipologist Michael Harriot says we really need to discuss the white vote.

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White Movies for Black People

1 month ago

"They don't even code switch in white movies, but do white people know what code-switching is? Apparently not. So they just have us talking any kind of way to the cops."

Hollywood needs to do better. On this episode of theGrio Daily, Wypipologist Michael Harriot, lists the most overt and obvious tell-tale signs of when Black culture in a film was written or directed by wypipo.

 

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The Racist History of Government Cheese

1 month 3 weeks ago

"Cheese that had been bought to create that white middle-class, it was cheese that had been used to rob African Americans of their land." World famous wypipologist Michael Harriot recounts how the New Deal left Black people out. The same U.S. government that alienated Black people from subsidized mortgage programs, turned around and created programs that propped up wypipo-owned farms.

 

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The January 6th Riot: A Capitol Officer's Survival Story

1 month 3 weeks ago

He's running for Congress! Marking one of the ugliest days in this country's history, January 6th, 2021, we listen back to when now Congressional candidate Harry Dunn spoke with our favorite Wypipologist, and host of theGrio Daily, Michael Harriot. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn protected the U.S. Capitol and democracy on January 6th, 2021; now, he's on a quest for truth. Officer Dunn shares his recollection of the violence that unfolded during the riot, how it changed him, and the journey he's now on to help others with his new book, “Standing My Ground: A Capitol Police Officer's Fight for Accountability and Good Trouble After January 6th.” The experience changed his feelings about his job, but not his dedication to standing on the front lines.

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Why Both Parties Are Not the Same

2 months ago

"Every organization needs to be criticized and should be criticized. But there's a difference between criticism and false equivalency."  A common criticism of American politics is that "both parties are two sides of the same coin." Wypipologist Michael Harriot disagrees and explains that Black people should vote for who they believe represents the aims and goals of the Black community at large. Presuming that both are the same suggests voting doesn't matter, and if Black people don't vote, they're allowing wypipo to make all the political decisions in the United States.

 

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The Historically White Heist

2 months ago

"You've been favoring whiteness for nearly a century and a half. Right? So now you got to do it for Black people."  State-run land grant HBCUs have missed out on $13 billion in the last three decades. Wypipologist Michael Harriot explains how this happened, how long it's been going on, and what he thinks should be done to repair the damage.

 

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12 Days Of Blackmas - Day 1 "Who Invented Wypipo?"

2 months 1 week ago

During the "12 Days of Blackmas," we bring you the absolute best of theGrio Daily.  The top downloaded episodes from your favorite Wypipologist Michael Harriot. On Day 1, we bring you, "Who invented wypipo?" Have you heard of the Willie Lynch letter? The psuedo-letter that so many people believe was true about how to make a slave. Well, I bet you never heard of the "Making of a white man" letter. Michael Harriot got his hands on it, and he is going to read it to you. 

 

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12 Days of Blackmas - Day 2 "Caucasian Race Theory"

2 months 1 week ago

During the "12 Days of Blackmas" we bring you the best of theGrio Daily from this year.  The top downloaded episodes from your favorite Wypipologist Michael Harriot. On Day 2 of Blackmas, Michael brings you "CRT: Caucasian Race Theory.  

Critical Race Theory; three words that seem to demand people to pick a side. Michael Harriot gives us the most accurate, clear, concise breakdown of Critical Race Theory you'll ever need.

 

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12 Days of Blackmas - Day 3 "Slavery Is White History"

2 months 2 weeks ago

During the "12 Days of Blackmas," we bring you the absolute best of theGrio Daily.  The top downloaded episodes from your favorite Wypipologist Michael Harriot.  On Day 3 of Blackmas, Michael brings you "Slavery is White History."

As America celebrates its independence, Michael Harriot shares a history lesson that is left out of the July 4th discussion. He details how slavery was used to make the United States an economic superpower. He explains why enslaving Africans was different from any form of slavery we've seen in history.

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12 Days of Blackmas - Day 4 "Is Juneteenth a Black Holiday?"

2 months 2 weeks ago

During the "12 Days of Blackmas," we bring you the absolute best of theGrio Daily.  The top downloaded episodes from your favorite Wypipologist Michael Harriot. On Day 4, Michael brings "Is Juneteenth a Black Holiday?"

Michael Harriot breaks down the real origins of Juneteenth and explains why it should be significant to all of us.

 

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