Blog Profile / New Black Man

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The Sweetest Taboo: Theorizing Black Female Pleasure, Agency & Desire within Black Feminism

Photo Credit: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Panelists Joan Morgan + Treva B. Lindsey + Brittney Cooper + Kaila Adia Story + Uri McMillan on theorizing Black female pleasure, agency and desire within Black Feminist discourse(s) at the Black Portraiture{s} II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories held in Florence, Italy. Show More Summary

Lizz Wright Covers Nick Drake's "River Man" from Forthcoming 'Freedom & Surrender"

'"River Man", Lizz Wright's cover of Nick Drake, is a highlight of Freedom & Surrender, Wright's first album for Concord Records, to be released Sept. 4.'-- Ann Powers for +NPR Music

Gary, Indiana: A Tale of Two Cities--Directed by Sandra L. Barnes + Narrated by Avery Brooks

"Poverty, crime, and urban blight are words often used to describe Gary, Indiana. But do these words accurately reflect the present city or its promise? Do they capture the legacy and the lives of its residents? Does a focus on the city’s...Show More Summary

#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

'A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.' -- via NPR

Paying for Brutality: Cop Beating Settlement Cost Detroit Taxpayers $1.38 million

'Residents of a Detroit suburb are facing a one-time tax hit, with property owners paying nearly $200 to the city. Why? To cover a settlement reached between the city and Floyd Dent, a man police violently beat during a traffic stop earlier this year. Manila Chan of RT America has more details.'

8-year-old Zion Harvey Receives First Double Hand Transplant On A Child

'8-year-old Zion Harvey is the first child to receive a double hand transplant thanks to surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine. The surgery – so far a success – comes years after a bacterial infection that left Zion without both hands and feet, and in need of a kidney transplant.' -- +AJ+

Marketplace: Affordable Housing for Teachers in Short Supply

Cities are building lower-cost homes for educators and hospital workers, to address the crisis of middle-income workers, like teachers, not being able to live in the neighborhoods where they work. Aaron Schrank reports for +Marketplace APM.

The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

'They are a rainbow tribe: black, Asian, white, biracial. And every eye is trained on the large man in the middle of the pool. Conrad Cooper has been teaching little kids (and some adults) to swim for 20 years now. His business, Swim to Me, operates out of his pool in the View Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

PBS NewsHour: Does President Obama's Africa visit come too late?

What’s the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Africa? PBS Newshour's Judy Woodruff discusses the visit and the president’s record on Africa with Johnnie Carson of the United States Institute of Peace and William Gumede of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Misty Copeland on Race, Talent and Ballet: The Charlie Rose Show

'Ballerina Misty Copeland talks about becoming the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, and the responsibility she feels to those who didn't have the opportunities she's had.' -- +Charlie Rose

When Even a Hologram of a Black Male is Deemed a Threat

'Rapper Chief Keef has a warrant out for his arrest in Illinois and Indiana, so he decided to perform in a concert via hologram. The police didn't find that too amusing, so they shut the whole concert down.'-- via +AJ+

Call the Law: Before and After the Call & Response--on Black Artfulness and Survival

Duke University's I. Augustus Durham presents “Call the Law: Before and After the Call and Response or The Sojourn to the Truth" at the Resisting Arrest: Black Artfulness and Survival: A One Day Symposium on Art and Resistance Symposium.

Before #BlackTwitter: The Stoop and Desire for Public/Private Space

Before #BlackTwitter: The Stoop and Desire for Public/Private Space by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) That it was another place and time, is hardly the matter. It was my world--a two-mile radius that wouldShow More Summary

Camille A. Brown with Tracy Wormworth in BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (excerpt)

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a Black female in urban American culture. In a society where Black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or...Show More Summary

David Adjaye--'Collaborations' with Lorna Simpson (dir. Oliver Hardt)

Collaborations is the second documentary film by director Oliver Hardt on the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. The film features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural...Show More Summary

Cassandra Wilson--"Don't Explain" (from 'Coming Forth By Day')

Music and Visuals for "Don't Explain"-- a Cassandra Wilson cover of the Billie Holiday classic, which appears on Coming Forth by Day.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: "We accept violence against African-Americans as normal"

In his new book, Between the World and Me, Atlantic magazine columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about the looming violence that African-Americans endure every day, in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son. PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Coates about the legacy of racism and White supremacy in America.

'Gig-Economy'--Freelance Employment--Trending Upward for Millennials and Companies

Al Jazeera America's Michael Shure takes a look how the business of freelance jobs--the "Gig Economy"-- is booming in some sectors.

Artist Theaster Gates on How to Revive a Neighborhood: with Imagination + Beauty + Art

'Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). Show More Summary

Authorship, Authenticity & Gender in Hip-Hop: Jean Grae + Mark Anthony Neal on Huffpost Live

In response to recent ghostwriting charges directed at Drake, Hip-Hop artist Jean Grae and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal discuss the gendered dynamics of perceptions of authorship and authenticity in Hip-Hop on Huffpost Live with Marc Lamont Hill.

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