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Apr 19 2021

Late Night Today

Late Night Today is for our readers who can’t stay awake to watch the shows. Everyone deserves a good laugh.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1MWfLZ_zPE&list=PLur87nTwD0BsXUdnvtvEheNgk9Pe4cP_V&index=2

Sam visits NYC’s vibrant Chinatown community to meet with the activists and organizers who’ve made it their mission to combat anti-Asian violence and uplift the beautiful people, businesses, and traditions that make up Chinatown.

While there have been some (long overdue) apologies made for America’s former anti-Asian policies, the racist sentiments they reflected continue to be perpetuated in our movies, TV shows, and popular culture. It’s about time Hollywood took a walk of shame.

Attacks on the Asian American Community Pt 1

As the AAPI community continues to witness an onslaught of violent racist attacks against its members, it’s important to recognize that these hate-fueled outbursts are not a new phenomenon! America has always been fluent in anti-Asian rhetoric.

Attacks on the Asian American Community Pt 2

The Amber Ruffin Show

This Week Is Overwhelming + Amber’s Vaccine Raffle: Week In Review

In order to promote vaccinations, Krispy Kreme announced they’ll be giving out a free donut to anyone who shows their full vaccine card for the rest of the year. Amber was inspired by Krispy Kreme using their platform to encourage people to get the vaccine, so she’s going to do the same thing today!

Why Using Police as Debt Collectors Leads to the Killing of Black People

After every incident of police brutality, we have all these conversations about racism, qualified immunity, police funding, and resisting arrest. But we rarely examine how and why we got to a point where cops can literally hand out death sentences to people who haven’t harmed a single soul. How did we get here?

A Fly on the Wall of Matt Gaetz’s Sex Trafficking Investigation

As you may have heard, the House of Ethics Committee has launched an investigation into Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz for alleged sex trafficking. It’s still early in the investigation, but some details have come out. Here’s our interview with a fly on the wall of Matt Gaetz’s Florida office last week, who heard all the details.

Biden’s War on Ghost Guns, Explained… In Song!

In the wake of several recent mass shootings, President Biden introduced new gun control measures last week that target so-called “ghost guns.” It’s pretty complicated. But, lucky for you, Amber wrote a song explaining it!

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