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Saturday, November 7, 2020


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Coffee & Books: Marc Lamont Hill talks 'Sexual Citizens' with Columbia University Professors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan
'Coffee & Books host Marc Lamont Hill unpacks the groundbreaking book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus with Columbia University professors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan , they discuss the widespread issue of sexual assault on college campuses.'
Artist Shanequa Gay Creates Space For Honoring Breonna Taylor With Acrylics And Oils
'When a Kentucky grand jury failed to indict police officers responsible for killing 26-year-old Breonna Taylor , multidisciplinary artist Shanequa Gay turned to her work in a search for justice with her exhibit “ holding space for nobility: a memorial for Breonna Taylor ” With oils and acrylics, Gay combined larger-than-life images of Taylor with nature and animals that represent unity and commu
'Black Diamond Queens': A Conversation Between Maureen Mahon and Ann Powers
'In partnership with The National Museum of African American History and Culture , join NPR Music for an engaging conversation highlighting African American women who have played a pivotal part in the rock and roll genre. Although African American women have influenced rock and roll, their presence in the genre has been diminished in favor of narratives of rock being dominated by White men. Journ
The Quarantine Tapes 109: Dwight Trible
'On episode 109 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber is joined by musician Dwight Trible . Dwight tells Paul about how quarantine has allowed him to establish a routine. He talks about getting the chance to return to old practices of taking walks and meditation. Dwight also shares his excitement about the practice of making music and how he feels he is learning and growing as a musician in

NOV 05

Get Lit with All Of It: Raven Leilani
' Alison Stewart , host of WNYC’s All Of It in conversation with author Raven Leilani about her critically acclaimed debut novel , Luster , from our October Get Lit with All Of It book club event. The story follows a young Black woman living in Brooklyn who becomes enmeshed in the marriage of an older white couple living in New Jersey.'
The Prison Music Project: Songs from Inside New Folsom Prison
'There are 2 million people in prison in the United States. Let that sink in for a moment. Another way to put that: the US has 5% of the global population, but makes up 25% of the global prison population. That is a lot of people. And every single one of those people has a story. The new album from The Prison Music Project called Long Time Gone highlights a few of those stories. It features songs
The Outbreak is a Mirror: On COVID-19 in a Failing State
'Evolutionary epidemiologist Rob Wallace examines the spread of COVID-19 across a United States in the grip of deathdrive capital and under the thumb of a political class with no goal but profit for the rich and elimination of everything that stands in the way. Wallace is author of the new book Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19 from Monthly Review Press.' -- This is Hell! This is H
Tracee Ellis Ross: Celebrating Blackness is Political
' Tracee Ellis Ross joins Tricia Rose and Cornel West on The Tight Rope for a deep dialogue about her experiences as a Black actress and the daughter of Diana Ross. Between a lot of laughter, Ms. Ross shares the sources of her inspirations as an entertainer and as the CEO and Founder of PATTERN, a haircare brand she created “for the curly, coily and tight-textured masses.” The three also discuss

NOV 04

The United States vs. Billie Holiday
' Billie Holiday helped shape American popular music with her voice and unique style. But, one song in particular has become her greatest legacy — "Strange Fruit." The song paints an unflinching picture of racial violence, and it was an unexpected hit. But singing it brought serious consequences.' -- Throughline
Into the Black Creeks Pushing for Tribal Citizenship
' Rhonda Grayson is the great-granddaughter of America Cohee Webster, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Rhonda can say America’s roll number by heart: 4661. Grayson grew up aware and proud of her Creek ancestry, but has not been able to enroll as a member of the tribe herself. In 1979, the Creek Nation re-wrote its constitution to change the citizenship parameters so that only people who cou
"A Luta Continua" (The Struggle Continues): Anne-Maria Makhulu on Anti-Racism in South Africa and the US
'The eighth event of the Wednesdays at the Center series featured Anne-Maria Makhulu , Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home and co-editor of Hard Work, Hard Times . Charles Piot , Co-Director of DUCIGS' Africa Initiative and Professor of
Regina King and the Cast of 'One Night in Miami' on Recreating History at Variety's Virtual TIFF Studio
' Regina King and the cast of One Night in Miami join Variety 's Virtual TIFF Studio presented by Canada Goose, where they discuss how they recreated the historic night that changed the course of the civil rights movement. Starring Aldis Hodge , Kingsley Ben-Adir , Eli Goree , and Leslie Odom Jr ., One Night in Miami tells the story of what happened on the night Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) celebrate

NOV 03

Tasha - "Lullaby" (Official Music Video)
"Black girl, we'll leave this fight to someone else for now You can close your eyes, let your hair down Breath in, breath out Yes, there will be battles, you'll sometimes lose They'd never last for a day in your shoes You still need to rest too You still need to rest too..." -- "Lullaby", Tasha

NOV 02

Bootsy Collins & The Power of the One
'Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins joins All Of It for an “All Of It Listening Party” for his new album, The Power of the One , which features an eclectic ensemble that includes Snoop Dogg , Christian McBride , and Béla Fleck .'
Louder Than A Riot: The Day The Mixtape Died -- DJ Drama
'In the early 2000s, mixtapes transformed Tyree Simmons into DJ Drama and molded T.I., Lil Wayne and Jeezy into rap superstars. But in 2007, those same mixtapes landed Drama in jail with a bank account balance of $0.00. In this episode, of Louder Than A Riot we break down the raid that turned the mixtape from cultural innovation into criminal conspiracy, from the perspective of the man who took t
Revolutionary 'Sesame Street'
'Author and journalist David Kamp joins All Of It to discuss his book, Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America .'
On 'Uncivil War,' Shemekia Copeland Sets Fire To A Relic Of American Slavery
'The centerpiece of Shemekia Copeland 's latest album, Uncivil War , is a song born from the wreckage of the Clotilda — the last known slave ship to smuggle African captives to the United States.'

NOV 01

Chicago Renaissance Artists with Dr. Kelli Morgan
Black Art In America Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Kelli Morgan discusses Chicago Renaissance Artists.
Falling into a Black Play List
from Colman Domingo 's Dot curated by Lisa B. Thompson | @DrLisaBThompson | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) As the weather turns cooler it’s a great time to snuggle up with a good book. What am I saying? You’re probably looking for something edifying and entertaining to distract you from the election results! Black theatre is what I turn to when I’m trying to make sense of the world or want to

OCT 31

'Marking Time' And Making Art In Confinement
'An exhibition at MoMa PS1 features work created by currently or formerly incarcerated artists and their family members. Curator Nicole R. Fleetwood knows what it's like to love someone on the inside.'
Alex Isley: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'From her Los Angeles home, Alex Isley takes us on a tour of her discography, starting with "About Him" from 2013's Dreams in Analog and closing with her latest single, "Gone." But before we get to the finale, we're treated to the premiere of a brand new song, "Rain Clouds," which was produced by 9th Wonder (a storied hip-hop producer that featured on NPR's new songwriting series The Formula).'
Official Video: Dinner Party * "Freeze Tag" (ft. Cordae, Phoelix & Snoop Dogg)
"Freeze Tag (feat. Cordae , Phoelix & Snoop Dogg )" from Dinner Party: Desser t-- Terrace Martin , Robert Glasper , Kamasi Washington , 9th Wonder 

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