MIP | Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson

MIP | Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson

The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 40 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Rev. Mark hosts Make It Plain (MIP), a political, human rights and breaking news podcast. Rev. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years of experience broadcasting the news and issues of the day. Newsmakers, politicos, policy-makers, entertainers and athletes alike make MIP a frequent sojourn.In 2021, MIP was named among Best Civil Rights Podcasts, Best Human Rights Podcasts, Best Podcasts About Social Justice and Best Broadcast Television Podcasts. Rev. Mark was honored at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention in Orlando in July 2013 “for 25 years of crusading journalism and outstanding leadership in furthering the work of civil and human rights. Rev. Mark, is a Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers 2023 Inductee. For full bio, click here.

Episodes

September 28, 2023 29 mins

While the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached a tentative settlement, SAG-AFTRA is still in these streets. WGA Member Teri Jackson and SAG-AFTRA Members Jerome Brooks and Lee Cox bring us up to date.



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Until Freedom's September 18, 2023 Louisville event in memory of Breonna Taylor to mobilize voters to prevent incumbent Kentucky Attorney Daniel Cameron--who would not charge the cops who killed Ms. Taylor--from becoming Governor. The Town Hall features a panel including Carla Wallace of SURJ, City Council candidate Shameka Parrish-Wright and Until Freedom's Linda Sarsour and Angelo Pinto with remarks from Mysonne Linen an...

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The revolutionary and humorous columnist and commentator Michael Harriot joins to discuss his new book on sale today!



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Bishop William J. Barber, II of Repairers of the Breach, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III of the 11th Episcopal District of the AME Church, The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Carroll of St. John Episcopal Church of Florida, the Rev. Dr. James T. Morris, President of the Florida Council of Churches, Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., Senior Pastor of the Bethel Church and the Rev. Alvin Jackson and others lead a March to Jacksonville City Ha...

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On September 15, 2023, Bishop William J. Barber, II of Repairers of the Breach, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III of the 11th Episcopal District of the AME Church, March For Our Lives Activist David Hogg and others March to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' to deliver a letter demanding he and other Florida electeds cease and desist from hateful rhetoric that may have contributed to the racist hate killings of Angela Carr, A.J. Lague...

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September 15, 2023 marks 60 years since the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, in which four little girls, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14), were killed. Addie Mae's sister, Sarah, survived the bombing, and she told her story on Make It Plain, September 19, 2013.



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Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders joins.



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A diverse group of clergy led by Bishop William J. Barber, II, Founder of Repairers of the Breach, and Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Presiding Prelate of the 11th Episcopal District of the AME Church, held a press conference Thursday, September 7, 2023 to respond to the racist hate killings that took the lives of Angela Michelle Carr, Anolt Laguerre and Jerrald Gallion on August 26 at the Jacksonville Dollar General.

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Markos Moulitsas joins for #ThursdayKos, and Chad Stone joins for the August Jobs Report.



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Katherine Clark and Camille Wade are both customer service representatives for Maximus.

Maximus operates the largest federally-contracted call centers in the country under a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Maximus workers handle tens of millions of Obamacare/Affordable Care Act and Medicare calls under a $6.6 billion federal c...

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Terri Carmichael-Jackson, Executive Director of the WNBA Players Association, and David Foster, General Counsel of the National Basketball Players Association, participate in a Town Hall moderated by Rev. Mark at the 52nd Annual Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Convention on May 25, 2023.



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Markos joins for Thursday Kos.



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In time for the 60th Anniversary of the March On Washington, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, the Chief of Race, Wealth and Community for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, joins to discuss his latest report on MLK's distant dream. 



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August 24, 2023 46 mins

Markos and Rev. Mark analyze the GOP debate on this week's Thursday Kos



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Representing the survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, joins.



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The Tennessee Representative comments on the Tennessee Legislature's Special Session, and the Cabinet Member addresses the accomplishments of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and righting the historic wrongs of highways which split African American communities.



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Media Matters Senior Fellow Matt Gertz on his latest.



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A friend asked me should we be celebrating the incident in Montgomery? I decided to pose the question to one of the greatest teachers of nonviolence in history--the Rev. James M. Lawson. More than anyone else, he educated, organized and mobilized nonviolent troops for the Civil Rights Movement and for Dr. King, in the way Joshua prepared Moses' troops. We owe him a listen on this matter.

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Also, what's Putin up to in Africa? Markos joins for #ThursdayKos.



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August 16, 2023 44 mins

Attorney Judith Browne-Dianis, Executive Director of the Advancement Project, Adrianne Shropshire, Executive Director of the Black PAC, and Attorney Donald Temple join.



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