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At the John L.Warfield Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austins, Professor Josef Sorett, Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Columbia University and Director of the CenterShow More Summary
In advance of a new tour and album Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, José James is joined by is band — Sullivan Fortner on keyboards, Brad Allen Williams on guitar, Ben Williams on bass and Nate Smith on drums — in a video performance of Bill Withers's "Better Off Dead." Better Off Dead by José James on VEVO. Show More Summary
'In this podcast, the award-winning writer Nalo Hopkinson reads her story, “Waving at Trains,” featured in Boston Review's 2017 literary issue, Global Dystopias. She also talks about the politics of dystopia, writing from the Global South, and why we must imagine Black mermaids into being.' -- Boston Review
"It's not just that they didn't want you to record the music, it’s that they didn't want you to think."--Pianist & Composer, Abdullah Ibrahim on how Improvisation saved his life.' -- Jazz Night in America
'Criminalizing Girls of Color / Defining Justice with Shirley Garcia, Peer Mentor, Spirit Awakening; Esche Jackson, Policy Advocate, Anti-Recidivism Coalition; Monique Morris, Author, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools; Esche Jackson, Policy Advocate, Anti-Recidivism Coalition; Moderated by Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic.'
Sounds and Visuals for "Royalty Capes" from De La Soul's and the Anonymous Nobody featuring Gina Loring.
The Nuremberg Laws, 1935. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) When Hitler Looked to America: A Review of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by Victor Ray | @victorerikray | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The Nazis modeled their racial state on American law. Show More Summary
'Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, seven-time NAACP Image Award winner, the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and recipient of the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, joins us to discuss her book A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter. Show More Summary
'When Bernard King suffered a devastating knee injury in 1985, doctors told him he would never play professional basketball again. But in his new book, Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court, the NBA Hall of Famer details how he became the first player to return to the NBA following a torn ACL. Show More Summary
'Hip Hop celebrated the 20th anniversary of Rawkus’ influential release Soundbombing Vol. 1 this October. Soundbombing is credited with starting an indie rap revolution. It was billed as the ultimate guide to underground Hip Hop, which at the time, was a relatively new concept. Show More Summary
'"My science fiction has different ancestors -- African ones," says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her "Binti" series and her novel "Lagoon," Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work -- and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.' -- TEDGlobal 2017
“I’m the Head the Nigger in Charge…”: The Legacy of Robert Guillaume by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The above quote is taken from the film Lean On Me (1989), a biopic of New Jersey educator Joe “ bat man ” Clark. Show More Summary
'Sociologist Alex S. Vitale explains why the problems of modern policing - brutality, corruption and impunity - can't be reformed away in a capitalist system with only force to offer the poor and disenfranchised, and how only democratic solutions to address the roots of social problems can deliver a safer, more just society for all its citizens. Show More Summary
'How school leaders should embrace conversations about race and other insights from bestselling author and former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum.' -- Education Week
'After the closure of DNAinfo and Gothamist, WNYC's vice president for news examines the state of local reporting and why it's so hard to fund it The closure leaves a void in New York City's news ecosystem, which has drastically changed in the digital age. Show More Summary
'About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, and most of them are African-American. While there is effective care for the disease, it's difficult for patients to obtain.' -- Weekend Edition Saturday
'In season 2 episode 3 of PBS Digital Studios’ First Person, host Tonilyn A. Sideco talks with PhD candidate and queer Muslim activist Eman Abdelhadi about growing up Muslim, finding a community of other queer Muslims, mental illness, rereading her own history and her commitment to her Muslim identity.'
'Lester Spence (Political Science, Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins) discusses contemporary Black cultural production and the general reticence to engage with class.' -- Scholars and Publics
Sampling Philanthropy: 9th Wonder Gifts Music Production Tools To Duke and Other North Carolina Schools by Sadé Dinkins | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) “When you’re in front of your beat Maschine, there’s nothing but you and the Maschine. Show More Summary
'Host Jenn Stanley and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors are joined by Black midwives Racha Tahani Lawler and Debbie Allen to discuss racism in health care and midwifery, and what it means to provide maternity care and support to communities who need it the most.' -- Rewire