Blog Profile / New Black Man

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“But don't wait to jump in too long” by Mark Anthony Neal

Hughie Lee Smith -- "Desert Forms" (1957) “But don't wait to jump in too long” by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “You never have time for anything” my 15-year-old daughter chides me with regards to something that has nothing to do with her. Show More Summary

Luvvie Ajayi: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

'Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright,...Show More Summary

#InspiringWomen: Rakia Reynolds, Founder & CEO: Skai Blue Media

'Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of PR company Skai Blue Media, has worked with and been inspired by clients such as Serena Williams, Ashley Graham and the hashtag #1000blackgirlbooks. She shares strategies and insights on being a mother, breaking through as an entrepreneur and embracing her identity as a black woman.' -- American Masters PBS

Black America: Getting to the Root with Danielle Belton

'Award-winning blogger, former print journalist, screenwriter, political and social commentator, creator of the pop culture and politics blog, and Managing Editor of, Danielle Belton sits down with Black America host Carol Jenkins to discuss the Root's 100 most influential African-Americans.'

Lorraine Hansberry Speaks out with "sighted eyes and feeling heart" Against Injustice

'As A Raisin in the Sun broke new ground on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry raised her voice for activism. In this clip, from Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, Hansberry is heard delivering the keynote address at the First Conference of Negro Writers.' -- American Masters PBS

Carrie Mae Weems is taking on America’s History of Violence

'Multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems hosted a day of music, art and talk in a public event called “The Shape of Things,” exploring America’s history of violence. Jeffrey Brown reports from New York about what inspired Weems to take on the project and what message the group of 50 artists wants to send.' -- PBS NewsHour

Professors William 'Sandy' Darity & Darrick Hamilton Suggest 'Baby Bonds' Could Fix Widening Inequality In The U.S.

'"Baby Bonds" are back in the news. Two professors, William 'Sandy' Darity & Darrick Hamilton, presented their idea to do something about widening inequality to an economics conference. They suggest creating an education trust fund for each newborn. The grants — ranging from $500 to $50,000 — would be on a sliding scale tied to household income.' -- NPR

Histories of Racial Capitalism: Urban Renewal, Racial Segregation, and Redevelopment

'Destin Jenkins, Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor and incoming Assistant Professor of U.S. History at the University of Chicago, joins the New Dawn Podcast to discuss the emergence of histories of racial capitalism. Jenkins...Show More Summary

BUILD: Taraji P. Henson Discusses "Proud Mary"

'Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. Henson takes the BUILD stage to talk all about her new movie, Proud Mary.'

Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun'

'Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting of Black actors in the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Show More Summary

Joshua Clark Davis: “From Head Shops To Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs"

'In the 1970s, independent bookstores, local food co-ops and credit unions shaped a new consumer landscape that was as much about protest as it was about purchase. In his new book “From Head Shops To Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of...Show More Summary

Golden Globes Fade to Black to Protest #MeToo; But for Black Working Men Dressing for Success Always a High-Stakes Scenario

Golden Globes Fade to Black to Protest #MeToo; But for Black Working Men Dressing for Success Always a High-Stakes Scenario by Jackson F. Brown | @JacksonFBrown | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Of course, Hollywood would protest its own structural inequality with a retreat to sartorial conservatism. Show More Summary

Blackness in Sequence by Mark Anthony Neal

Blackness in Sequence by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) In December of 2017, Kendrick Lamar released a vinyl collector’s edition of his critically acclaimed album Damn., but unlike the original release, the collector’s edition was sequenced in reverse order. Show More Summary

Ijeoma Oluo: Black Women and the #MeToo Movement

'Seattle-based writer, speaker and Internet yeller Ijeoma Oluo joined Rebecca Carroll for a live taping of her podcast pilot Black Folks at The Greene Space at WNYC. Oluo was named of of the most influential people in Seattle, by Seattle Magazine. Show More Summary

Over | Under: Erykah Badu Rates Aliens, Period Tracker Apps, and Porky Pig

'On this episode of Over | Under, Erykah Badu also rates landlines, airline safety videos, Fred Flintstone, and more in this episode of Over/Under.'

"Glowing Lines: Odili Donald Odita in Durham"

'"Glowing Lines: Odili Donald Odita in Durham" follows abstract painter Odili Donald Odita and his technical team as they conceive, develop and complete two monumental murals commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Show More Summary

Black America: Family Pictures with Thomas Allen Harris

'On this episode of Black America, host Carol Jenkins sits down with the award and fellowship winning director and producer Thomas Allen Harris. He discusses his work behind such projects as the film Through A Lens Darkly and the forthcoming television series Family Pictures.'

"Bits of Borno": A Conversation with Photographer Fati Abubakar

'Photographer Fati Abubakar has embarked on a personal project to showcase her hometown in Borno State, Nigeria, in the time of Boko Haram. "Bits of Borno" on social media has gained critical acclaim and has been covered in media outlets...Show More Summary

"What We Need More of is Rebellious Behavior": Rosa Clemente on Resistance and Puerto Rican Independence

'BRIC TV Senior Correspondent Brian Vines and activist Rosa Clemente discuss how her home island of Puerto Rico is dealing with the impact of Hurricane Maria -- and the ongoing struggle to achieve Puerto Rican independence.'

Tate Talks -- Kahlil Joseph & Arthur Jafa: In Conversation

'To celebrate Tate Modern's Soul of a Nation exhibition Tate invited Kahlil Joseph and Arthur Jafa to discuss their careers and influences with curator Zoe Whitley, alongside a special presentation and discussion of the photography of Roy DeCarava by curator Mark Godfrey.' -- Tate Talks

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