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When we decided to rebuild and relaunch The North Star, which was an abolitionist newspaper that started all the way back in 1847, it wasn’t because we thought the world needed another website or another podcast, we started it because we knew that this age, this time, this era that we are living in, needed a platform and a community that was wholly and completely focused on freedom and liberation, completely focused on the abolition of unjust systems that keep people in bondage. And that’s what we’re all about! That’s what this podcast is all about.
I like to say it like this — we aren’t just here to change the news. Now, we are here to change the news, to change how you hear it, to change the color, the nuance, the energy, the passion. We are here to change the news, but were not just here to change the news. We are here to change the world!
When Frederick Douglass and Martin Delaney started this publication all the way back in 1847, it was because they knew that they had a voice and an energy and a mission and a calling to destroy and abolish the systems of slavery, and that calling is ours today! We exist to abolish systems of inequity. That’s why today we’re spending the entire day — and we want you to join us — we are spending the entire day on the ground with thousands and thousands of you who already signed up to join our Action Team, and why if you’re hearing this right now, I need you to stop what you’re doing and join us right now at TheBreakdownCrew.com.
It’s only going to take you 15 seconds to sign up, and as soon as you join us, I’m going to email you and tell you how you can join us and help us make history today, right here in New York. I’m going to unpack and explain why it matters to all of us. Listen — we need you on board. The clock is ticking. Let’s go!
Produced by Willis Polk II