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NPR's All Things Considered The founding publicity director of Def Jam Records, Bill Adler, amassed a highly valuable collection of music, writing and images.
New Tech City Your Facebook feed has become the new town square. The new water cooler. The new [insert your analogy of choice]. Sometimes your far off "friends" and relatives share views far out of step with your values. It can get ugly.
New York Times Video The actress Quvenzhané Wallis talks about some of her favorite things. Produced by: Bon Duke
The Boombox Sit down for story time with T-Pain as he reads four poems from Shel Silverstein's classic children's book, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
HuffPost Live w/ Marc Lamont Hill 50 years ago, the John Coltrane quartet recorded A Love Supreme a jazz masterwork recognized as one of the greatest albums in history. Hosted by: Marc Lamont Hill Guests: Dr. Cornel West @CornelWest (New York, NY) Activist; Author; Public Intellectual Dr. Show More Summary
William Claxton: "Donald Byrd on the 'A' Train" (1959) Dr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 -2013) is most remembered for the funky sides he dropped with the Mizell Brothers in the 1970s--"(Fallin Like) Dominoes"...Show More Summary
Eddie Murphy under (White) cover.
NC Forward Together Moral Movement Channel As questions remained unanswered in the hanging death of 17 year old Lennon Lacy, the North Carolina NAACP holds a town hall meeting in the town of Bladenboro to discuss updates in the case...
Redd Foxx (December 9, 1922 - 1991) was so much more than the character that he made famous on Sanford & Son, as witnessed by the dozens of stand-up albums he released during his life--many of them as insightful as they were raunchy....Show More Summary
Lots of Sunday afternoons of my dad listening to Jimmy Smith (December 8, 1925 - 2005), some brown liquor within arm's reach. "Get Out of My Life" from Respect (Verve, 1967) remains a fave of mine, though I'm sure there are some purists that prefer his early Blue Note sides.
Black students and professors, Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, December 6, 2014. photo by Darryl Quinton Evans An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter via BlackSpace We are Black professors. We are daughters,...Show More Summary
Sammy Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 - 1990) came up in an era when Black entertainers had to be -- to use contemporary language -- multi-taskers. The young Sammy Davis, Jr. made his name hoofing, as so many Black entertainers did, but at his peak had mastered dance, the stage, film and the recording industry. Show More Summary
Fusion Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sat down with actor and political activist Gbenga Akinnagbe (from HBO’s “The Wire”) and political analyst Zerlina Maxwell to talk about public reactions to the grand jury’s decision. For Maxwell, who holds a law degree, the decision “is stunning. Show More Summary
The Root | Left of Black In this preview of the next Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is join in studio by Harry Weinger to talk about working with sonic archives, including the Marvin Gaye archives. Weinger is a producer, writer and educator who is currently Vice President of A&R for Universal Music Enterprises. Weinger teaches at New York University.
Left of Black S5:E11: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passin g Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr., (@DrJeffrey2U) Associate Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Show More Summary
So of course the first question is why a course on Michael Jackson--and why at this time? Why not a course on Jackson?...a course that uses his body of work and his literal body as a vessel to explore the anxieties, fears, apprehensions...Show More Summary
from the dude who gave us ?#? BlackBarbieMoses? ; Pierre Bennu making ?#? BlackLivesMatters? even in our childhood post-race nostalgia.
Katie Couric | Yahoo News While Ferguson, Mo., erupted after a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, another story was playing out some 900 miles away from the cameras — and the outrage. Show More Summary
Alberta Hunter credit: Mike Maple "the blues and the spirituals are not simply mechanistic responses (to oppression). They are the conscious codification of African American folk wisdom. The derivatives of these forms such as jazz, gospel, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, funk, and rap, all refer back to these anchors and their insights. Show More Summary