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The AYG List

The AYG List with April Yvonne Garrett


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Convener, conversationalist, social commentator and action advocate April Yvonne Garrett serves as inspired host to intimate conversations with fascinating people– some at the top of their game, others still climbing– all possessing an uncommon commitment to owning their stories and achieving their visions. In addition to intimate profiles, The AYG List addresses current events by amplifying a diverse array of voices who unpack and contextualize the complexity of the human experience.

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Jackson's Honest Chips wants to change the way you think about potato chips. Using the healthiest, most nourishing oil available – coconut oil – Jackson's skillfully crafts their chips in small batches using only the simplest... more

Becca Roth has been writing stories and screenplays since before she was old enough to type. When she was little, she would pace back and forth in her family's computer room while her mom transcribed Becca's excited spouting of The... more

Sarah Lewis has served on President Barack Obama's Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah's ?Power List,? and is a faculty member at Yale University, School of Art in the MFA program. Her new book, The Rise:... more

2010 MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taking pianist and innovator of new directions for jazz. His awards include Jazz Artist, Jazz Album & Pianist of the Year in the 59th Annual Downbeat Critics... more

Chazz Woodson is one of the most electrying players in lacrosse. A midfielder for the Florida Launch, he was drafted as the 19th overall pick in the 2005 MLL collegiate draft. After brief stints with the Long Island Lizards and the Boston... more

Craig Steven Wilder is the chair of MIT's history department and has written three books including his most recent, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities. He began his career as a community organizer... more

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a... more

The world now knows Kenyon College sophomore men's lacrosse midfielder Holden Richards because his "coming out" story has be chronicled on SB Nation's Outsports and Huffington Post. I reached out to this student at my college alma... more

In his new book, The Divided Mind of the Black Church, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D., Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., discusses how a church... more