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⭐️NEW PODCAST⭐️ Part 1 of our 2018 Looking Back Series is out! We discuss pop culture, race and the LGBTQ community with a host of incredible ppl!


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Happy #monday everyone! I’m back in NYC and getting into the groove again (albeit I’m moving a bit slowly thanks to the jet lag 🤪)Today’s #mondaymotivation comes from Grace Hopper, a pioneer computer scientist and Navy Admiral, basically an all-around badass! 😊And now her name graces (get it?) one of the colleges (or buildings/dormitories) at Yale, It used to be known as Calhoun College, named after
Yale alumnus and former Vice President, John C. Calhoun. Calhoun was the most “strident articulator” of slavery as a positive good - for both slave holders and slaves. After an outcry on campus- spearheaded by then student, now Yale alum @daijmoore Calhoun College was officially renamed Grace Hopper College last year. And now Dasia is joining our team at KCM (Katie Couric Media-how original!) yay! If you’ve been told “but we’ve always done it that way,” tell them, that’s not a good enough reason. #amazinggrace #mondaymotivation #inspiringwomen #themoreyouknow #americainsideout
#regram from @melindafrenchgates
Illustration by @kimothy.joy


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Nothin’ says home like a home cooked meal. #roastchicken #brocollini #butterlettuce. Not shown: Molner’s baked potato. The presentation could use a little work. 😏 PS why am I suddenly awake at 1:50 am? #jetlag #indiatime #ugh


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Day 12 of our India adventure brought us to another incredible series of caves, more ancient than #elloracaves in Aurangabad. This is cave #10 of the #ajantacaves and was made in...wait for it...200 BC! There are more than 30 caves here, chiseled from the massive basaltic rock and many contain paintings that are preserved and convey what life was like back in the day. Blue paint made from lapis, white from limestone, red from ocre, green from plants, black from soot—you get the picture. This cave houses a massive stupa, the symbol used before Buddha was deified. In 1819, an English officer named John Smith, who was leading a hunting expedition witnessed a tiger entering a small opening which led to the discovery of the caves. Built between 200 BC and the 5th century AD, it was thrilling walking through these caves. @johnmolner is completely making fun of me telling you all this so I will stop now. We ❤️’d India and the people of this transcendent country. I will put a few shots of the interior of the caves and some of the paintings and details on stories! Thanks for taking the journey with us! I think I have become an honorary member of the Indian Chamber of Commerce! 🇮🇳 #namaste #tripofalifetime


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I was covering the events in Charlottesville on August 11, 2017 when 32 year old Heather Heyer, a paralegal and civil rights activist was murdered after 21 year old James Alex Fields plowed into a crowd of peaceful protesters following the so called “Unite the Right” rally. Fields was found guilty on all charges including first degree murder and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding. He was also convicted of 30 federal hate crimes. He could be sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. This is the scene from my my #natgeo
series #americainsideout on the raging debate over Confederate statues and iconography that shows what happened that terrible day. I am thinking about Heather’s mom, her friends and the Charlottesville community. #justiceforheather #thisiswhatelookslike #notveryfinepeople #charlottesville


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Our final stop on our India adventure was Aurangabad where we visited the #elloracaves and #ajanthacaves which are truly extraordinary. This is Cave 16 or #kailasha cave which was carved by Hindus out of Basaltic volcanic rock during the 8th and 9th centuries. It took 200 years, 7-10 generations and the removal of more than 200,000 TONS of rock! The plans were handed down from generation to generation. This video DOES NOT do the place justice. It is a @unesco site but it deserves to be a wonder of the world! 🌍 The detail and precision of the carvings are wonderful. I will put some close-ups in my stories as well as some shots of a Buddhist Temple and Monastery, built in the 7th and 8th century, respectively. Those caves inspired the Hindus and both faiths inspired the Jains. Do you know about that religion? (For another post!) You cannot believe that people with just hammers, chisels and their imaginations, created this magnificent place 1300 years ago. 🇮🇳🙏🏻 #bucketlist PS John jee is an excellent travel companion! 😊❤️ (whoa I feel like I just spotted Marilyn Monroe’s face in this video...anyone else see it? 😏)


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Aren’t Instagram dms 🤪? #whatismyjob (this was not to say that anyone should know what I do or who I am, it’s just to say I get very interesting and varied dms and I find it fascinating. ) #yeeesh


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James A. Baker, former Secretary of State and White House Chief Of Staff for President George H.W. Bush gave a beautiful eulogy for his close friend today in Houston, Texas. I loved James’s personal stories about his former boss and friend - one of my favorite moments was when he said, “George always had a very effective way of letting me know a discussion was over. He would say, ‘Baker, if you’re so smart, why am I the president and you’re not?!’” 📹: @abcnews 💙 #rip #potus #remembering41 #bush #foodforthought #eulogyvalues


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2018 has been a wild ride - so Brian and I decided to review the biggest people, moments and trends of the year in a TWO PART extravaganza! PART 1 is out NOW - we’re covering:
♦️All things pop culture with @kingirairaira from the #KeepIt podcast and Jia Tolentino, writer at @newyorkermag
♦️The LGBTQ community’s strides and challenges with @dansavage host of Savage Lovecast and my friend @sarahemcbride from the Human Rights Campaign
♦️And the year in race with @jbouie and Maria Hinojosa from @latinousa.
It’s quite the episode with such great guests and great conversation - buckle up and take a listen on @itunes @spotify or by clicking the link in my bio! We couldn’t get a pic with all our guests (there were too many!) so here’s one I love of me, Brian, Ira and Jia! As always - let me know what you think of the episode! #podcast #thursday #yearinreview


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I’m a bit late but it’s still #Wednesday which means that it’s time to highlight another incredible woman for #WednesdayWomen! Meet Gina Clayton-Johnson, founder and executive director of @essie4justice , a non-profit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones who are taking on the injustices created by mass incarceration. The Essie Justice Group brings women together to heal, build collective power, and drive social change. In her first year as a law student at Harvard, a loved one of Gina’s was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison. She saw a lack of organizations or groups that addressed criminal justice with a focus on women with incarcerated loved ones, so she started Essie Justice Group (named after her grandmother) in 2014. Together with her team, the Essie Justice Project is organizing women with incarcerated loved ones together to heal and create positive change in a broken system.
Today, 2.3 million people are in jail, and incarceration has increased by over 500% in the past forty years. An overlooked effect of mass incarceration is that today an astounding one in four women and nearly one in two Black women has a family member in prison. The sense of loss is painful, acute, and often borne in silence, leading to illness, severe depression, and even suicide. The work Gina is doing is so important - to learn more visit https://essiejusticegroup.org


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Such a beautiful, touching speech and service. George W. Bush tearfully concludes his eulogy to his father with these final words; “Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have...Dad is hugging Robin, and holding Mom’s hand again.” 📹: @washingtonpost #georgehwbush #remembering41 #restinpeace


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Four presidents and first ladies at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. #remembering41 #georgehwbush


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Good morning from Varanasi! #india #ganges 🇮🇳🌹❤️🙏🏻