“America Has Never Been America”: Whiteness, Nostalgia and HBO’s The Newsroom by David J. Leonard | NewBlackMan (in Exile) There is a speech making its rounds in the blogosphere and on social media that seems to galvanizing (parts of liberal) America. Unfortunately, it isn’t Malcolm’s “Ballot or the Bullet,” Fannie Lou Hamer’s brilliance at the 1968 Democratic Convention, King’s “Beyond Vietnam” or Fred Hampton’s inspiring language, but rather Jeff Daniels’ monologue at the beginning of HBO’s Newsroom.
Social Media Saved My Life by David Leonard | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Q: What happened after hackers shut down Twitter for a day? A: Twitterers were relegated to communicating the old fashioned way, through Facebook! Q: Why is Facebo... Read Post
‘Commencing’ the Myth of Black Uplift by David J. Leonard | NewBlackMan (in Exile) It's the season of commencement speeches. From Jimmy Iovine to Cory Booker, America’s cultural, educational and political elite is gracing the halls ... Read Post
White Scripts and Black Supermen: A Review by David J. Leonard | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Recent weeks have seen endless debates – critical celebration and critical opposition galore – of DjangoUnchained within social media circles. W... Read Post