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A Classic Revisited: a review of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The work of late Eileen Southern and Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) are the twin pillars of Black Music scholarship in the United States. Show More Summary
Amiri Baraka | Neal Boenzi/The New York Times 'On July 12, 1967, a rumor that police had beaten a black cabdriver to death triggered five days of looting and rioting in Newark, N.J. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, whose father and poet Amiri Baraka was an important critical voice in that moment, talks with Steve Inskeep.' -- Morning Edition
'An exhibit at the Huntington Library shows visitors how famed science fiction writer Octavia Butler created a career for herself in a genre that had few women and even fewer African-Americans -- with Karen Grigsby Bates' -- Code Sw...
'The SNCC Digital Gateway invited young activists to address questions that SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) grappled with back in in the 1960s.Activist Chevara Orrin discusses the role of Whites in dismantling White Supremacy.' -- SNCC Digital Gateway Created and Dismantled By White People - Chevara Orrin from SNCC Digital Gateway on Vimeo.
'For this episode of Food Grails, we head to New Orleans. Forty years ago, Vietnamese migration to NOLA introduced bánh mì to po' boy country. Now, the lines between two iconic sandwiches are blurring. To find out what happens when you...Show More Summary
Steven G. Smith for The Boston Globe 'Nick Cave, one of contemporary art's most towering figures guides through his astonishing new exhibition at MASS MoCA.' -- New York Public Library
A Hustler’s Legacy: Donald Goines by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Donald Goines has been name dropped by just about everyone in hip-hop—Nas’s “Black Girl Lost”, for example, is based on Goines’s 1973 novel of the same name. Show More Summary
'Open Engagement featured a conversation about the role of artists and the power of objects in memory, trauma, history, place, and healing between ReBuild Founder + Executive Director Theaster Gates and Open Engagement 2017 Curators Lisa Lee & Romi Crawford.' -- Open Engagement
'Artist Lucy Raven in conversation with artist, filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa. On 9 February 2017, artist, filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa presented two films; APEX (2013) and Mechanics of Empathy (in progress) followed by a conversation with Lucy Raven. Show More Summary
'Greg Tate has been a leading voice on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s. Through his signature mix of vernacular poetics and cultural criticism,...Show More Summary
'To ensure your survival, your brain evolved to avoid one thing: uncertainty. As neuroscientist Beau Lotto points out, if your ancestors wondered for too long whether that noise was a predator or not, you wouldn't be here right now. Our brains are geared to make fast assumptions, and questioning them in many cases quite literally equates to death. Show More Summary
'Chance The Rapper, fresh from a 23,000-strong, sold-out show the night before, brought a thoughtful and fresh take to his Tiny Desk concert.' -- NPR Music
'In a shooting involving a police officer, there's often a familiar blame game: Was the cop was racist? Was the person shot threatening? Or maybe, the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all. This episode of NPR's Hidden Brain includes references to research by Mahzarin Banaji, Eric Hehman, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, and Joshua Correll. You'll also hear from Philip Tetlock.'
'Nancy MacLean, Duke's William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, describes her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.' -- Duke University
'Tiny Grey-Garcia, editor of POOR magazine talks about living on the streets and what it's like to make media by and for low-income and no-income people.' -- Bitch Media
'Why are some people rich and others poor? Answering this elusive question has been the lifelong work of economist William (Sandy) Darity, who studied economics at MIT and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and later...Show More Summary
'Edge of Sports podcast speaks to NBA.com's Sekou Smith about Phil Jackson's tenure with the Knicks and the trade which sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Smith shares his advice for young sports journalists. Plus, Edge of Sports podcast breaks down the historic partnership between the Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary
'The standup comic, whose acerbic wit and political topics helped break new ground in the 1950s and '60s, used humor as part of his activism, and taught his children by his example on and off the stage. Erin Moriarty talks with Dick Gregory about how he used comedy to tell harsh truth about civil rights and American society.' -- CBS Sunday Morning
'How many different races are there? Pick a number, any number, says philosophy professor Philip Kitcher. Wherever there is an agenda there is a division to be made; race is a social construct with scientific levers. "If there’s oneShow More Summary
'Tracy K. Smith’s first poem to appear in The New Yorker, in 2009, was “Alternate Take: Levon Helm,” about the great musician and member of the Band. Smith was recently named the Poet Laureate of the United States, so the demands on her time have increased. Show More Summary