0:08 – On December 12 2019, Indian lawmakers passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill that would give citizens of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh the opportunity to apply for Indian citizenship but they must be Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Parsi or Buddhist; Muslims are not included. Anti-Citizenship Law protests have erupted across India and continue to escalate. Now, to limit the protests, the government has implemented curfews and has shutdown internet services in several cities, and at least 22 people have been killed. We discuss the new law, what’s being deemed a Muslim ban, marginalization of Muslim communities in India, and the growing Hindu nationalism under President Modi.
0:34 – We speak with award-winning actor from the Bay Area, now residing in Los Angeles, Rico Anderson about his life, career and experiences as a black actor in Hollywood. His new horror/thriller film Get Gone will be in select theaters on January 28th.