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Fusion Nyle Fort recently focused his activism in Ferguson, where officer Darren Wilson killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on Aug. 9. Fort was one of thousands of community leaders to descend on the small St. Louis suburb and lend his voice to the protest known as #FergusonOctober. It was an opportunity to deliver a very simple message to the world: #BlackLivesMatter.
National Geographic With cultural and environmental issues as its backbeat, the music of National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky creates a space to ponder and address some of society's biggest questio...
Marketplace The family of Jamaican-born reggae star Bob Marley launched a first-of-its-kind global cannabis brand on Tuesday. Called Marley Natural, it will hit the market in late 2015 – and is aimed at both medical and adult-recreational use (21 and over). Show More Summary
Courtesy of W.W. Norton PRI William Wells Brown was one of the most prominent African American writers in the 19th century. But many people now don't know who he is.
There are lots of reasons why Clara Ward raised eyebrows in Black religious circles: The sequined dresses, the unbridled commercial enterprise associated with her music, the not-so-secret long-term companionship with Rev. CL Franklin--yet...Show More Summary
James Todd | Duke Chapel When Jazz is Religion by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) From the adage “trying to make a way out of no way” to Al Green singing Thomas A. Dorsey’s “ The Lord Will Make a Way Some How,”...Show More Summary
Women's Studies at Duke Posing in Prison A Lecture by Professor Nicole Fleetwood Duke University Friday November 21, 2014 Blue Parlor | East Duke Building "Posing in Prison" examines vernacular photography and studio portraiture that take place inside U.S. Show More Summary
The Root In a preview of the next Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with historian Derrick White (@blackstar1906) about his memories of the late scholar and activist, Vincent Harding. White is a visiting associate professor of History at Dartmouth College and the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s.
Katina Parker Mike Brown. Eric Garner. VonDerrit Myers, Jr. Oscar Grant. Sean Bell. The many thousands of names we don't even know. Their families. Their grieving families. We are living in a police state. Each of us. The "safety" we may have carved out for ourselves as adults does not extend itself to our children. Show More Summary
Stealing Daddy: Love Notes by Mark Anthony Neal | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “it’s never been easy with this one--from the beginning. That she has always been so independent--her big sister at 5 asking what she could have for breakfast,Show More Summary
ISLAMiCommentary | Julie Poucher Harbin Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, was the guest speaker at a public talk at Duke University last week — “Algorithms and #Ferguson,...Show More Summary
Chicago Winds…: The Return of Dave Hollister by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Jesus picked up the pieces | of my broken heart | He made me a new vessel | he revived my soul again” -- “ The Broken Vessel ”...Show More Summary
Impolite Conversations: The Series Impolite Conversations: The Series is a meta -ethno-non/fictional representation of the conversations that the authors Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson, Jr. had during the process of writing and publishing their book, Impolite Conversations (Atria, 2014).
David Hammons, Untitled, (circa 1986), Private Collection The First Sweet Music Curated by Rich Blint Featuring the work of David Hammons, Diedra Harris-Kelley, Lonnie Holley, Jayson Keeling, and Jacolby Satterwhite John and June Allcott...Show More Summary
Kwansaba: Memwar for the Fallen & the Risen It's fall on Planet Ferguson where poetrees shed leaves & tears onto storied & varied colors of peace-scapes. Like Juneteenth, jubilee & terror shade our memwars with Emmetts, Oscars, Trayvons & Michaels. Show More Summary
Camra Sweet Tea, a feature-length experimental/ethnographic documentary, follows the personal and scholarly trajectory of researcher and activist E. Patrick Johnson. Johnson (the first Black man from his small town of Hickory, NorthShow More Summary
Left of Black S5:E8: On Sex, Race, Money & Other 'Impolite Conversations' Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by award-winning journalist Cora Daniels (@IamCoraDaniels) and University of Pennsylvania Cultural Anthropologist John L. Show More Summary