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MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now!

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Photograph: Shahar Azran

Time Out says

Tune into "The Takeaway" on WNYC on Monday, January 18, for the Apollo Theater and WNYC's celebration of MLK this year, where host Brian Lehrer, Jami Floyd and Tanzina Vega will speak with civil rights leaders, elected officials, activists, journalists, and artists to engage with Dr. King’s teachings and philosophies, and incorporate them into present-day social justice movements. Featured guests include: Congressman James E. Clyburn, Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., Civil Rights activist and Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of The New York Times’ "1619 Project," Letitia James, Attorney General for the State of New York, Dr. Uche Blackstock, Yahoo! News Medical Contributor and Founder & CEO of Advancing Health Equity, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Queen Afua, Five-time best-selling author and CEO of the Queen Afua Wellness Center, and Leslé Honoré, an artist and activist, who will read from her book of poems "Fist & Fire." The recording will also be available following the simulcast on the Apollo’s Digital Stage and as a video on Facebook Live on the  Apollo Theater and WNYC Facebook pages.


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