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Magatte Wade is the Director of the Center for African Prosperity at Atlas Network, the leading organization of African free-market think tanks. She was listed as a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa,” a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a TED Global Africa Fellow.

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Magatte is the bestselling author of The Heart of A Cheetah, and the host of The Magatte Wade Show. She's spoken at the United Nations, Aspen Institute, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and the TED mainstage. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN, Fast Company, Fortune, and the Huffington Post. She has been on both Lex Fridman and Jordan Peterson’s podcasts (where she was among the most popular guests), with over 10 million views.

 

Magatte's passion for the role of free markets in overcoming poverty and the power of enterprise to tackle social issues and promote entrepreneurial education make her a sought-after speaker and thought leader at major conferences, events, and universities around the world.

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Coleman Hughes: Confronting Cultural Myths About Race - The Magatte Wade Show
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Coleman Hughes: Confronting Cultural Myths About Race - The Magatte Wade Show

Coleman Hughes is a prominent figure in the discourse on race, culture, and politics, known for his incisive analysis and thought-provoking perspectives that challenge conventional views. Educated at Columbia University, Coleman has carved a niche as an influential writer and public intellectual. His articulate and reasoned critiques on race relations and social justice are featured in prominent publications and have sparked meaningful conversations across various platforms. His latest book, "The End of Race Politics," delves deeply into the evolving dynamics of race in American politics. In it, Coleman argues for a shift away from racial identity politics towards a more unified and inclusive approach to governance and society. This work is quickly becoming a cornerstone for those seeking a future where race is no longer a barrier to understanding and cooperation. As a speaker and debater, Coleman is frequently seen in the media and at academic venues, where he continues to advocate for a rational and empathetic approach to contentious issues. His voice is not just one of critique, but also of hope for a society that embraces its diversity without being constrained by it. - Coleman's ๐• (Twitter): @coldxman - His book, "The End of Race Politics": https://www.amazon.ca/End-Race-Politics-Arguments-Colorblind/dp/0593332458 0:00 Intro 02:02 Who is Coleman Hughes? 04:15 Discussing racial identity and its significance 06:14 Encounters with race-focused ideologies 08:27 Impact of societal views on race at Columbia University 10:00 Consequences of racial categorization in academic settings 11:48 Evolution of racial perspectives 13:20 Dissecting critical race theory and its origins 15:30 The shift in public discourse and the role of social media 18:05 Examining systemic racism and media portrayal 20:07 Personal commitment to colorblind philosophy 22:30 Public policy recommendations on race and class 25:15 Addressing early childhood education and systemic issues 27:48 Successful educational reforms and their implications 30:07 Discussing the role of charter schools and educational choice 32:41 Views on religious schools and their impact 34:20 Examination of political affiliations among African Americans 36:12 The relationship between culture, politics, and race 38:05 Reflections on personal experiences with race and public discourse 40:06 Discussing the dynamics of African immigrants vs. African Americans 42:30 Political correctness and its impact on societal progress 44:15 The influence of urban black culture on social outcomes 46:30 The role of leadership and influential figures in addressing race issues 48:18 Addressing misconceptions and challenging prevailing narratives 50:10 Strategies for constructive dialogue on race 52:30 Perspectives on global racial dynamics and the role of the U.S. 54:15 Israel-Palestine conflict and its reflection in U.S. discourse If you enjoyed this video, please like, comment, and share with others who might benefit from Magatte's thoughts. And don't forget to subscribe to her channel for more inspiring content. Thanks for watching!
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Alice Marie Johnson: From Life Sentence To Donald Trump's Clemency (The Magatte Wade Show)
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Alice Marie Johnson: From Life Sentence To Donald Trump's Clemency (The Magatte Wade Show)

Alice Marie Johnson is a profound advocate for criminal justice reform, whose remarkable story of redemption has inspired a national conversation on the topic. Once sentenced to life imprisonment, Alice's journey took a transformative turn when her case caught the attention of high-profile advocates, leading to her commutation in 2018. Her experiences have fueled her mission to advocate for those still behind bars and to reform the system that once held her captive. Alice Marie Johnson is now an author, speaker, and leader in the movement for justice. Her book, "After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom," co-authored with Nancy French, is a compelling account of her life and the power of hope and redemption. Her voice is a beacon of resilience and change, echoing in media appearances and collaborations with organizations dedicated to criminal justice reform. Alice's story is not just one of personal triumph but also a call to action for systemic change. - Alice's ๐• (Twitter): @AliceMarieFree - Her book, "After Life": https://www.amazon.com/After-Life-Journey-Incarceration-Freedom/dp/0062936107 - Speak Out: speakout.org, an organization where Alice advocates for reform initiatives. Timestamp: 0:00 Introduction, Alice Marie Johnsonโ€™s background and early life 10:19 Adulthood, early personal challenges, and initial legal troubles 20:03 Legal struggles leading to imprisonment, early years in prison 30:39 Prison advocacy, reform efforts, and eventual release 48:07 Post-release activities, continuing advocacy and public speaking 58:03 Reflections on racial issues, personal philosophy, and future goals 01:16:17 Concluding thoughts, the impact of faith and community, and final words Visit Magatte Wade's Website: http://magattewade.com Follow Magatte Wade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/magattew Follow Magatte Wade on Instagram: https://instagram.com/magattew Follow Magatte Wade on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/magattew/ Follow Magatte Wade on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@magattew Follow Magatte Wade on Facebook: https://facebook.com/magattew If you enjoyed this video, please like, comment, and share with others who might benefit from Magatte's thoughts. And don't forget to subscribe to her channel for more inspiring content. Thanks for watching!
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