The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

These Five Black Women Are Building Empowering Spaces in NYC

We talk to writer Amirah Mercer about the science, art, and pole-dancing visionaries on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'

by VICE Staff
Feb 14 2018, 11:15pm

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today, on Valentine's Day, we discuss Trump's plan to slash food stamps and introduce a monthly subscription box for welfare recipients, Attorney General Jeff Sessions's address to the National Sheriffs Association, and the British charity organization that reportedly held orgies with sex workers in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Then we sit down with writer Amirah Mercer to talk about five black women who are creating areas for other women and people of color to thrive across various different industries in New York City. She profiled neuroscientist Ashley Baccus-Clark, data journalist Sherrell Dorsey, pole-dancing instructor Mona Marie, artist Christina Long, and gallery director Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels.

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