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"Open Our Eyes" finds both Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire exploring rather traditional Black Christian spirituality, notable because both groups would be known for self-fashioning forms of Black Spirituality more in line with the Afro-Futurism of Sun Ra. Show More Summary
Black Music & the Aesthetics of Protest Hammer Museum @ UCLA June 2nd @ 7:30 pm Co-presented with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Musicology Neo Muyanga’s opera The Struggle serves as a departure point for a panelShow More Summary
Pan African Space Station (PASS) presents ibrettist and musician Neo Muyanga in the second in series of concert/lectures held at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world.
In this episode of #TheRemix with James Braxton Peterson, Pam and Ramona Africa recall the early days of MOVE and how they became involved with the group in the 1970s.
In the lecture at the Hale Hall Black Cultural Center at The Ohio State University, Political Scientist Cathy J. Cohen discusses the Politics of Black Love and Violence in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. Cohen is is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Show More Summary
Fear of a Black Planet @ 25—#DukeHistoryofHipHop : “Welcome to the Terror[Duke]” In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of Public Enemy’s seminal Fear of a Black Planet, students in the “History of Hip-Hop” course, co-taught...Show More Summary
Novelist Mat Johnson talks with NPR's Code Switch about his new novel Loving Day, which takes a satirical look at growing up Biracial in the US.
Parchman Fam Prison, 1930 On this episode of #TheRemix with James Braxton Peterson, Political Scientist Adolph Reed suggest that analogies between "Old Jim Crow" and the "New Jim Crow" fail to recognize distinct differences between the two examples of systemic racism.
Faith Ringold, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Tar Beach 2, 1990 (detail). Acid dyes on bleached silk duppioni, and cotton. 65 x 65 inches (165.1 x 165.1 cm). Edition of 24. Graham Central Station's "Your Love" from the album Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It (1965).
Music and Visuals from Carlitta Durand's "Find a Way' from I'll be Gorgeous When I Die (2015). Video is directed by Napoleon Wright II.
"In this episode of the ART21 "Exclusive" series residents and volunteers behind Thomas Hirschhorn's “Gramsci Monument” (2013) discuss their efforts to create the site-specific participatory sculpture at The Forest Houses complex in the Bronx, New York. Show More Summary
Carlos Julião. Coroação de uma rainha negra na Festa de Reis, c. 1776. In this candid interview with the Global Brazil Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, art historian and scholar Roberto Conduru (Rio de Janeiro State University/ UERJ) discusses how potent the African influence is on Brazil's art world between the 1960s & 1970s.
New music and visual from Bilal, from his forthcoming In Another Life. Short film is directed by Hans Elder.
Easily one of my favorite song-stylists, the Detroit-reard Walter Jackson (1938-1983) would eventually become a Chi-Town Soul classic with a series of recordings for OKeh in the 1960s and later in the mid-1970s on mentor Carl Davis's Chi-Sound Label. "Speak Her Name" (1967) is one of his signature tracks from his early days.
On this episode of #TheSpin host Esther Armah is joined by Shani Jamila, dream hampton and Glynda Carr in a conversation about the anniversary of the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones and the Waco, Texas shootout among rival "motorcycle club."
PHOTO: KEITH BEDFORD FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Eyes Wide Open: Kehinde Wiley’s Penetrating Plea for Grace by Simone Drake | @SimoneCDrake | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) California-native and New York-based artist, Kehinde Wiley, has established a highly recognizable painting style. Show More Summary
Baltimore Protesters Call “Amnesty for All” by Lamont Lilly | @LamontLilly | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) On Saturday May 16th, hundreds of protesters gathered at downtown Baltimore’s McKeldin Square in a show of solidarity with the more than 500 (mostlyly Black youth) protesters who were arrested and jailed here over the last three weeks. Show More Summary
Acting Legend Antonio Fargas talks with us about his career with @lolaogunnaike + @patarack of Arise Entertainment 360.
Following her star-turn on Kendrick Lamar's "Complexion," Rapsody and Jamla Records release new visuals for "Hard to Choose" (produced by 9th Wonder; directed by Kent Willard) from the EP Beauty and the Beast. The song and video, with its message of Black Girl empowerment is a timely contribution to #SayHerName and #BlackGirlsMatter.
Highly Visible Invisibility: Black Women and the Politics of Representation in Baltimore by Frances Henderson | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Representations of real and imagined black women in the US media have been fraught with contradictions and stereotypes, while simultaneously rendering black women invisible. Show More Summary