Darnell L. Moore, host of Mic.com’s “The Movement,” describes the web series like this:
“It’s easy to locate media accounts highlighting social ills, but less available are narratives of progress and transformation…”The Movement” is an attempt to fill in the gap…I explore the social issues impacting marginalized communities, from the relationship between police and the communities they serve to food disparities on Native American reservations.”
Among those Moore profiles this season is Wanda James, co-owner of the only Black-owned marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Moore says James “believes the public is probably unaware that the people who were most at risk for criminalization for marijuana use and dealing have yet to financially benefit from the legalization of the same industry that once caused devastation in their communities.” Preach. We’ll also get a close look at Camden, New Jersey’s Cure4Camden, a city-federal partnership helping people get their lives back on track.
This show is definitely going to be one of our new addictions. “The Movement” premieres January 19 on Mic.com.