Blog Profile / New Black Man

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Rebecca Caroll & Ashley C. Ford on Praise, Controversy, Criticism and the Art of Kara Walker

'A new exhibit by the artist Kara Walker opened in New York City. In 1997, Walker became the youngest person ever to receive a MacArthur "genius" grant. Her show at the Domino Sugar Factory in 2014 drew high praise and tough criticism for its centerpiece — a sculpture of a 75-foot black woman made of sugar. Show More Summary

[Visuals + Sonics] Gregory Porter -- "Smile"

Music and visual for "Smile" from Gregory Porter's Nat “King” Cole & Me.

From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice

'The Chicago-based soul singer Jamila Woods discusses her songwriting process, artistic communities, and how poetry built her confidence in an interview at Radio Milwaukee.' -- NPR Music

After Midnight: Thelonious Monk At 100

'Misunderstood early in his career, the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk — born Oct. 10, 1917 — came to have a massive effect on American music.' -- NPR

"A People's History of Self Determination" -- Historian Herb Boyd on "Black Detroit"

'Over the years Herb Boyd has become widely known as a respected journalist, historian, activist, and the author of 23 books. This year his profile has catapulted even further with the release of his latest book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self Determination. Show More Summary

#MixShorts -- Love Languages: Three Generations (for Misha + AC) by Mark Anthony Neal

#MixShorts -- Love Languages: Three Generations (for Misha + AC) by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Standing in front of that dormitory on that Chicago Street, I was no more prepared to bid her a “goodbye” as I was saying “hello” almost 18 years earlier. Show More Summary

Why Inequality and Injustice Makes Us—and Our Brain—So Angry

'Get mad when you read the news these days? It's more than just what you're reading. When you perceives unfairness or inequality, says Molly Crockett, the brain receives it more-so as an attack on your identity. It's a startling realization...Show More Summary

How Country Music Went Conservative

'Country music is frequently assumed to be the soundtrack of the Republican Party. But it wasn't always so. Bob Garfield talks to reporter J. Lester Feder about the political history of country music and how the genre found its home in the modern Republican party.' -- On The Media

Theaster Gates: Are Artists Activists?

'At Emory University, Theaster Gates engages in a conversation on social activism and artists at Emory University. Gates, an award-winning Chicago potter and artists who blends art installation with social practice, is best known for turning abandoned buildings in neglected neighborhoods into vibrant cultural hubs that serve the community. Show More Summary

Distract, Distort, Isolate: Henry Giroux on Trump and the Authoritarian Style in American Politics

'Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the rise of authoritarianism in American culture and politics, and the collapse of democratic institutions and language that set the stage for the Trump Administration's toxic blend of cruelty and capitalist supremacy that will rule until the left can reclaim the power of democratic ideas and action. Show More Summary

Left of Black S8:E4: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

On this episode of Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor Uri McMillan to discuss his recent book Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance. McMillan is an Associate Professor of English...Show More Summary

Nikky Finney: Sipping Kerosene at the Refectory

'Famed poet Nikky Finney opens the Health Humanities & Social Justice Breath, Body, Voice Conference at Duke University with a reading from work at the Hayti Heritage Center. Finney is introduced by Duke University Historian Thavolia Glymph and later engages poet and theorist Alexis Pauline Gumbs in conversation. Show More Summary

The Legacy Series: Nelson George talks with Musician and Producer James Mtume

"It was always about, what was the next planet" -- In this new series produced by veteran cultural critic and filmmaker Nelson George, legendary musician and producer James Mtume talks about working with Miles Davis in the early 1970s. Shot and edited by Malika Weeden.

Women in Hip-Hop -- The Cardi B Conundrum

'Cardi B’s hit single “Bodak Yellow” recently peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and made history. Cardi B is the first female hip-hop artist to top the chart since 1998. There have only been four other female rappers to do so. Show More Summary

Lester Spence: How the 'Free Market' has Devastated Black Communities

'Lester Spence is an associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in the study of black, racial, and urban politics in the wake of the neoliberal turn. An award winning scholar (in 2013, he received the W.E.B. Show More Summary

“And I’m Writing This Review for You”: A Review of Emily J. Lordi’s Donny Hathaway Live

“And I’m Writing This Review for You”: A Review of Emily J. Lordi’s Donny Hathaway Live by I. Augustus Durham | @imeanswhatisays | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Charting the importance of Donny Hathaway to comprehend a soul (and post-soul) aesthetic is perhaps an inestimable endeavor. Show More Summary

Art, Passion, and Pain for The Puerto Rican Diaspora

'What does it mean to be Puerto Rican in 2017? The island territory, in the midst of financial ruin, is now grappling with the devastation brought from a Category 4 hurricane. Esmeralda Santiago left Puerto Rico for New York in 1961, when she was only 13 years old. Show More Summary

Bilal on Not Staring Into Erykah Badu's Eyes: "It's Like Staring Into the Universe"

'In this clip, Bilal recounts the creative genius of Dr. Dre and his meticulous approach to developing a song. Bilal also talked about his time as part of the creative collective, The Soulquarians, which included Common, Mos Def, Questlove, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, James Poyser, D'Angelo, and J Dilla. Show More Summary

Bullet Holes and Rosé: Whitewashing Brooklyn

'The Brooklyn bar Summerhill caused an uproar this summer when the owner advertised its "bullet hole-ridden walls" in a press release—and the holes are still there. We caught up with the local Crown Heights community to chat about gentrification, and its impact on longtime neighborhood residents.' -- The Root

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