About the show

Everything’s Political with Junius Williams examines the politics we don't see that shape our lives. Through conversations about social justice issues, Junius and his guests help the listener connect the dots to reveal the true American experience, as it plays out in the community, or in our living room. Junius Williams is a civil rights organizer, lawyer, community leader, musician, and author of the book Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. Join us for a conversation about the hidden side of politics.

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  • Environmental Justice

    July 8th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 34 secs

    Season 4, Episode 6 takes you to the heart of the battle for environmental justice. Witness firsthand how community advocates challenge the status quo, pushing for transformative change.

  • Artificial Intelligence & Technology

    June 12th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 30 secs

    In Episode 5, we delve into how AI and more broadly, technology, redefines efficiency and creativity in education and our daily lives.

  • Affirmative Action

    March 28th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  46 mins 14 secs

    Episode 4 dives deep into the complexities of affirmative action, its impact on admissions, and the real-life stories of students facing the consequences of the Supreme Court ruling.

  • School Desegregation

    February 15th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 6 secs

    In episode three, Gen Z weighs in on the complexities of school desegregation, resource equity and building an inclusive educational future for all.

  • Immigration Fairness

    January 10th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  38 mins 34 secs
    assylum, daca, gen z, gen-z, immigration

    In episode two, we’re talking about paper. No really, a piece of paper.

  • Standing On Business

    November 29th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 37 secs

    In episode one, Junius and Francesca sit down with students from one of Newark's highest ranked high schools to talk about standing on business — including how Gen Z balances parent expectations with exploring big authentic dreams. They answer the question: do college and success really go hand-in-hand?

  • Ask Me Anything

    May 31st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 26 secs

    Are you an avid listener of Everything's Political? In this special episode, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the past and answering your burning questions. Francesca and Junius will be going over all the best questions from season 3.

  • You Can't Build a Movement Without Some Money

    April 4th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  55 mins 51 secs
    black power, civil rights, fundraising, grassroots, history, sncc, social justice

    The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was one of the most effective protest and community-building organizations in the Civil Rights Movement and a vanguard of Black Power. They committed themselves to full-time organizing from the bottom up, and this approach empowered existing efforts and facilitated the emergence of powerful new grassroots voices. In this episode, we chat with two SNCC veterans, Karen Spelman and Freddy Biddle, on one of the crucial realities of movement building- raising money to fund organizing efforts.

  • Newark's Guaranteed Income Pilot saved my life

    February 27th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 57 secs
    economy, newark, public policy, social justice, ubi

    What does a future look like where families no longer need to worry about having enough money to make ends meet? In Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka is leading the way with his pilot program that provides guaranteed income to residents in Newark.

  • Episode 4: Powering the People

    January 18th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  50 mins 40 secs
    alternative energy, climate change, energy, hurricane maria, luma, puerto rico, solar power
  • Episode 3: The New Money

    December 14th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 35 secs
    bitcoin, black crypto, black tech, black wealth, blockchain, cryptocurrency, ftx, web3, women in tech

    Cryptocurrency: Is it play money or is it the real thing? And what are the politics that surround it?

    In Episode 3: The New Money, Junius and Francesca are sitting down with guests Lisa V. Arrington (Ecovert Wallet) and Anthony Avent (Make Me a Prodigy) to discuss the rise of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and the recent collapse of FTX.

  • Food for Thought

    November 23rd, 2022  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 20 secs
    food, food scarcity, food sovereignty, self-development, sustainability

    Junius and Francesca sit down with experts to discuss food sovereignty and steps to promote sustainable food growth in vulnerable communities.