April 17, 2018

#107: Fighting the Silent Battles (With James McDaniel)

Maria calls up all-star guest, Christina Greer, professor at Fordham University and fellow at NYU's McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, to get an In The Thick take on the latest news. Then, Maria and Julio sit down with actor and artist, James McDaniel, who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Arthur Fancy in the groundbreaking series, NYPD Blue, and has also recently starred in The Deuce and The Night Shift. They chat about all the silent battles he fought from being one of the only black competitive horseback riders as a kid to help set the stage for future actors of color in the entertainment industry. He also explains why Marvel got his first and last $30 with the release of Black Panther. Plus, he offers one idea for our country to overcome its political divisions... hint: it's not by tweeting!

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