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Friday Nite Videos | June 25, 2021

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Sha’Carri Richardson Wins Gold & Carl Nassib Becomes First Openly Gay NFL Player. The Music’s Back in This Region. A Crime On The Bayou. Buy, Borrow, Die: How America's Ultrawealthy Stay That Way. How Quantum Mechanics Helps Birds Find Their Way.

Friday Nite Videos | March 12, 2021

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Closing In? Trump Caught on Tape Calling January 6 'Important Date'. Higher Ground 2020. W. Kamau Bell Talks Covid With Black Health Care Workers. Meet the Women Empowering QAnon. Why New Covid Variants Are Spreading Faster.

Higher Ground 2020 (Stevie Wonder) | Playing for Change

New version, with r&b vocalist Aloe Blacc, world-renowned percussionist Sheila E., blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland,  soul folk duo The War and Treaty, banjo greats Bela Fleck and Silkroad's Rhiannon Giddens, and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph.

Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021

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AOC Explains Why the Green New Deal Is Necessary. Barre | Songhoy Blues. Capitol Rioter Turned in to the FBI by Ex-Girlfriend. Amazon Workers in Alabama Fight for a Union. Three Minutes to Mars: Perseverence Touches Down.

Barre | Songhoy Blues

Malian blues rock band Songhoy Blues performing "Barre," an original song from their latest album Optimisme, live outside in Bamako, Mali. Barre—meaning "change" in Songhai—calls on the youth to rise up and take action.

Friday Nite Videos | December 25, 2020

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The True Story Behind Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Merry Christmas Baby | Keb' Mo'. The Dissident | Are You Ready for the Truth? "Twas The Coup Before Christmas". AlphaFold: The Making of a Scientific Breakthrough.

The True Story Behind Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

This is the true story of the life of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” and the subject of the Netflix film starring Oscar-winner Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

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