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|Archived Since:||July 20, 2008|
'Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres on her OWN network.'
'Writer Yasmin Nair examines the cost and consequences of carceral feminism - a reliance on the criminal justice system to correct crimes against women - and explains how expanding America's surveillance and incarceration apparatus not...Show More Summary
#DontSleep on Algebra Blessett’s Recovery by I. Augustus Durham | @imeanswhatisays | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Breakups and heartbreaks have probably engendered some of the best music created. Whether country ballad or soul classic, genres have no premium on conveying the whimsy of the heart. Show More Summary
Birth of a Nation (dir. Nate Parker) -- October 7, 2016
'The barbershop can be a safe haven for black men, a place for honest conversation and trust — and, as physician Joseph Ravenell suggests, a good place to bring up tough topics about health. He's turning the barbershop into a place to...Show More Summary
'Malian singer Rokia Traore was named goodwill ambassador of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for West and Central Africa. Through her music, she protests against the effect of wars and economic crisis on those fleeing their homes. Her latest album titled Né So, meaning "home" in the Bambara language is dedicated to refugees.'
A Thunderbitchin’ Good Time: Brittany Howard’s Feminist World-Making by Megan M. Burke | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Brittany Howard is just badass. She’s flamboyant and complex, yet also precise and simple. Her vocals are crushing, her performances mesmerizing, and her energy contagious. Show More Summary
'For months, actor and activist Rosario Dawson has been campaigning across the country for Bernie Sanders. She spoke in Chicago at The People’s Summit on how to build off the momentum generated by Sanders’ campaign.' -- +Democracy N...
'Ezra Edelman, director of ESPN's O.J. Simpson: Made in America discusses how the story of O.J. Simpson continues to impact American culture in a unique way. Simpson, who always distanced himself from his blackness, became a national referendum on race relations.' -- +Big Think
'On this special episode of Strange Fruit, recorded after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, co-host Kaila Adia Story talks with Reverend Alvin Herring about faith, hate, love, recovery, and support.'
'Gun violence takes the lives of 30,000 people a year. That’s why doctors and scientists are taking a stand and calling it what it is: a full-blown public health crisis.' -- Mic
'Men who become fathers learn quite suddenly that the learning curve is steep and kids don't come with a user's manual. The curve can be more dramatic for men who grew up without dads. Authors and dads Abdul Ali and Mark Anthony Neal talk about how they learned fatherhood.' -- NPR
'Asanda Qumelwana, Christopher Mayiji and Fezile Retyu met at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa where they studied graphic design and developed the Deep Settle Movement clothing line, which is featured in Wordsmiff's video for "BarXzam 3".-- AfricaNews
'John Akomfrah discusses, with author and broadcaster Ekow Eshun, themes of migration, history and memory in recent projects and new works from his debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery.'
'NPR Microphone Check's producer, David Luke, father of David Luke III, put together this podcast, in which past guests like Danny Brown, Solange Knowles and T.I spoke about fatherhood and father figures. '
'Social historian Eva Swidler explores the radical potential of work resistance, explains how the labor movement of the 20th century traded the promise of way less working hours for slightly more wages (and why more radical unions in...Show More Summary
'On this episode of #TheRemix with James Braxton Peterson, author Lorene Cary discusses the television reboot of Roots and why experiencing the difficult history of slavery is important, and she shares insights into the nature of spirituality and creativity. Show More Summary
'Writer Jessica Machado explores the life of blueswoman Bessie Smith.' -- Bitch Media
On this episode of #TheSpin with host Esther Armah, contributors Staceyann Chin & Keisha N. Blain discusses the issues of religion, homophobia, Islamophopia, White Supremacist terrorism, race and masculinity that are at the heart of the two tragedies in Orlando and Charleston.
Valerie Simpson Exposed by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Whenever the name Valerie Simpson has been invoked, it is often in concert with that of her late life partner and collaborator Nick Ashford. For 40 years, Ashford and Simpson wrote, produced and performed some of the most memorable love ballads ever recorded. Show More Summary