United Shades Of America

July 2019

S1 Ep8 - Behind The Walls

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As the business of prison expands, the amount of prisoners incarcerated in the United States continues to rise at an alarming rate. And while the numbers are alarming, what sometimes gets forgotten is that there are real people behind those numbers. And while the majority of men and women in prison deserve to be there for ...

S1 Ep7 - To Protect and Serve

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Some would say that there’s a crisis in our country. A crisis between the police and the citizens who look to them for protection. With countless incidents showing police brutality against unarmed citizens, people are taking to the streets looking for real change in how we’re policed. Luckily some police departments are li...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Off The Grid

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In a world that’s becoming more connected by the day and dependence on technology leaves people scrambling when their wifi goes down, sometimes you need to get back to the basics. This week, Kamau Bell does just that as he cuts the cord and heads off the grid to meet the people who’re happily living a life on their own ter...

S1 Ep5 - The Fountain of Youth

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In a nation obsessed with looking and feeling young, there seems to be no better place to study this behavior then the state of Florida. Every year thousands of college students flock to the sunshine state for Spring Break while millions of retirees already call Florida home. To get a proper look at these two groups livin...
June 2019

S1 Ep4 - The Last Frontier

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As time goes on, old traditions and culture seem to get forgotten. As Americans get used to the ease that technology brings to their lives, they’re still parts of America where old traditions and culture mean something. Is it around the corner from you? Most likely not, but Kamau Bell headed 320 miles north of the arctic c...

S1 Ep3 - Latino USA

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Latino USA - Latinos in America have long been the backbone of the United States and with Latinos predicted to be the majority population in America by 2044, they’re a group of people who’ll be at the forefront in shaping the future of our country. Kamau Bell heads to East Los Angeles, a city that’s over 90 percent Latino ...

S1 Ep2 - Is It Cool To Be Hip?

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Is It Cool To Be Hip? - Some would say that the story of gentrification is the story of America: one group of people live in one place, and another wealthier group moves in and forces the other group out. Nowadays, one tell-tale sign that gentrification is happening in a city is pretty simple: hipsters move in. Portland, O...
September 2016

S1 Ep1 - The New KKK

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The KKK. A club known for hatred, violence and bigotry was once a thriving organization in the United States, but as times gone on, we’ve thankfully seen a steady decline in numbers over the years. Unfortunately, there are people looking to change that and claim to have a new message about white pride. Kamau Bell wanted to...