Activist Michelle Alexander has created a formidable challenge to America’s prison industrial complex that disproportionately affects people of color; Simone Askew at only 20 years old made history when she became the first African-American woman to hold the highest student position at the Unites States Military Academy. Benjamin Dixon & Rebecca Azor discuss these cultural figures during Black History Month.

The Benjamin Dixon Show is a progressive talk radio, YouTube, podcast. The inaugural episode aired February 9, 2015. Since that time, Benjamin has established his voice as significant contributor and thought leader in Progressivism. He has interviewed distinguished guests including Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., Nina Turner, Shaun King, DeRay McKessen, Thomas Frank, Bakari Sellers and Adolph Reed. Benjamin also is the author of two books — God is Not a Republican & Lessons for My Son—and an eBook, Ten Life Changing Moments. Dixon is also the founder and editor of ProgressiveArmy.com. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Political Science, and is approaching the end of his Doctoral program in International Development with a focus on International Security.