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Trymaine Lee: Black fishing community faces potential extinction as Louisiana loses 'a football field of its coastline every 100 minutes'

Trymaine Lee joins Andrea Mitchell to share his reporting on a Black fishing community in Louisiana on the brink of extinction, experiencing an intersection of social inequality and climate catastrophe. "Louisiana is losing a football field of its coastline every 100 minutes," says Lee. "So it's either sacrifice the state coastline, or sacrifice small fishing villages like this: folks who, because of structural and racial inequality, have always gotten the dirtier end of the stick."April 29, 2022.
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Joshua Johnson, Trymaine Lee re-examine racial justice in 2021

American’s conversation and perception of racial justice have changed dramatically in recent years. “Into America” podcast host, Tymaine Lee, and NBC News NOW anchor, Joshua Johnson, examine recent high-profile events and trials with input from Attorney Benjamin Crump and Reverend Al Sharpton.Dec. 11, 2021.
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‘A Conspiracy of Silence’: MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee Hosts Documentary on Legacy of 1921 Tulsa Massacre

MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee. Photo by Ernesto Guadalupe. The deadly 1921 attack on the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known then as America’s “Black Wall Street,” killed hundreds of people, left thousands homeless, and utterly destroyed a prosperous community of Black business-owners and families. Over just a few days in late May and early June, a mob of White people, armed with weapons, airplanes, firebombs, and the support of local government and law enforcement, descended on Greenwood following news of a false allegation that a Black man, Dick Rowland, assaulted Sarah Page, a White woman, in an elevator.
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