Late Night Today

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The Amber Ruffin Show

Reasoning With Parents Who Won’t Let Their Kids Read About Trans People

A school district in Utah recently decided to suspend their reading program after a third-grade teacher read her class a book about a transgender child. They suspended the program, rather than let their children read a book about a transgender kid! Amber couldn’t believe it. Now, normally, she would spend five minutes on the show railing about how the people who decided to do that are complete garbage. But Amber’s having a nice week, so she thinks she’s feeling patient enough to try to talk to the people who are scared to let their children learn about transgender equality in a segment called, “Look At It This Way.”

One Year In, I’m Still Scared of COVID

We’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the world shutting down because of a deadly pandemic. *One year.* Isn’t that crazy? Man, time flies when you’re alone, hitting new lows of depression. A lot has changed in the last year, but one thing that hasn’t changed are Amber’s feelings about the coronavirus.

Realizing Harriet Tubman’s Dream To Be on the $20: Week in Review

We cover a lot of news on the show, but the most important news is that it’s Black History Month! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, Amber saw a trailer the other day for the perfect movie. Take a look!

Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Black National Anthem w/ James T. Lane

James T. Lane performs the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won