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Saturday, November 21, 2020


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Coffee and Books – Marc Lamont Hill talks with Kiese Laymon about His Collection of Essays ‘How To Slowly Kill Yourself And Others In America’
'On this episode of Coffee and Books , host Marc Lamont Hill and Kiese Laymon discuss Kiese's decision to reissue his book How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America . Kiese reveals his motivation for reissuing the book with six new additional essays, how little he got paid for his first publishing deal, thinking he would never live to see people read his art, and how a popular book writte
Trailer – Keith Haring: Street Art Boy – American Masters
'International art sensation Keith Haring blazed a trail through the legendary art scene of 1980s New York and revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art. This fascinating and compelling film – told using previously unheard interviews that form the narrative of the documentary – is the definitive story of the artist in his own words. The film also includes exclusive, unprecedented acce
Africa Is a Country: Bling Politricks
'After the high drama of the US election and a week off from AIAC Talk to collect ourselves, we're back to discuss hip hop and its relationship to politics. Today's episode looks at the relationship of hip hop to politics, both on the continent and in the US. Taking as a point of departure Su'ad Abdul Khabeer 's article on the site, The Hip Hop President? Su'ad is joined by Tseliso Monaheng and W

NOV 19

Richard J. Powell: Exploring Black Visual Satire
'Tracing a historical line from commedia dell'arte, Hogarth and others to modern and contemporary artists including Ollie Harrington , Robert Colescott , Spike Lee , and Kara Walker, a discussion Black visual satire with Duke University professor Richard J. Powell , author of Going There Black Visual Satire .' YaleUniversity · Exploring Black Visual Satire
Making Contact: #SayHerName—Black Women, Police Violence, and Abolition
'It’s been six years since #SayHerName, the movement to draw greater awareness and action around Black female victims of police and state violence, was created by the African American Policy Forum . Today, the deaths of Black women and girls at the hands of law enforcement still don’t generate the same vocal concern and outrage as that of Black men and boys. Why is it that the deaths of Black wom
Trailer: 'Unapologetic' (dir. Ashley O'Shay)
'After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella , two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot .'

NOV 17

The Quarantine Tapes 130: Sonny Rollins
'On episode 130 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber is joined by acclaimed jazz musician Sonny Rollins . Sonny and Paul talk about the importance of always continuing to learn. Sonny tells stories from his early days as a musician, from first meeting his influences like Coleman Hawkins and Thelonious Monk to the hours he spent playing music on the Williamsburg Bridge. Sonny says that brav
2020 Langston Hughes Festival - Symposium Celebrating Michael Eric Dyson
' The Langston Hughes Festival Symposium 2020 is comprised of a panel of guests celebrating medal winner, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson . Presenting: Prof. Bobby Derival, Prof. Brittney Cooper , Prof. Marc Lamont Hill, Prof. Joan Morgan , Prof. Mark Anthony Neal, and Prof. Tracy Sharpley-Whiting.'
What influence has #BlackLivesMatter had on the character and form of the organization of #EndSARS?
'Is what we see in Nigeria also linked up and influenced by politics happening outside Nigeria? #EndSARS is very localized but it is in conversation with other events taking place globally against police brutality and the question of policing more broadly. How much influence does #BlackLivesMatter - the methods, the style, the ways in which it does cross-class politics - have on how politics has
Left of Black S11 · E4 | Lavelle Porter on The Blackademic Life
' Scholars are all too familiar with academic writing in the university. But what about academic fiction? Moreover, what academic fiction was penned by notable Black writers, such as W.E.B. DuBois, and how is this genre explored in more popular forms of media such as the 1990's show, A Different World , or the film and subsequent series, Dear White People ? Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal di

NOV 16

A Visit with Elvis Costello
' Elvis Costello ’s thirty-first studio album, Hey Clockface , will be released this month. Recorded largely before the pandemic, it features an unusual combination of winds, cello, piano, and drums. David Remnick talks with Costello about the influence of his father’s career in jazz and about what it’s like to look back on his own early years. They also discuss “Fifty Songs for Fifty Days,” a ne
MAKERS@Home with Austin Channing Brown
'“What I need is for you to be able to look around and see injustice on your own, without me having to point it out, without me having to teach you." Austin Channing Brown , best-selling author and executive producer of The Next Question , gets real with MAKERS ' Dyllan McGee around centering Black women's experiences to further the fight for intersectional equality. 👏 Watch as they discuss #ImS

NOV 15

The Quarantine Tapes 129: Ruha Benjamin
'On episode 129 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber speaks with Ruha Benjamin , an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. As a teacher, she has found it essential that she and her students extend grace to each other as they navigate the uniquely challenging circumstances of teaching and learning under the pressures of the pandemic. Ruha expresses the diff
‘It’s what I am designed to be:’ Cindy Blackman Santana on Her Musical Journey
' After decades in the business, Cindy Blackman Santana is out with her latest release Give The Drummer Some that defies categorization. PBS NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom Casciato spoke with the iconic drummer about her musical journey and her collaborations with music legends along the way.'
“You love Black culture, but do you love me?”: Beats by Dr. Dre Presents "You Love Me"
' This film unpacks the question. Those who touched this piece have seen the world actively love their art or their athletic achievements, while also seeing the world continually oppress the Black community at large. Beats, the creatives, and the cast joined together with the unified goal of inspiring Black youth by highlighting the everyday beauty and rich diversity of their culture. Starring Na

NOV 13

Why the First US Cowboys were Black
' Historians estimate that one in four cowboys were African American, though you’d never guess because the conventional Hollywood image of a cowboy is a white man. Black cowboys have been written out of history, along with the original cattle-raising Native Americans and Mexican vaqueros who taught them. So what are the real origins of cowboy culture in the US? And is there more to modern Black c
Mickey Guyton (Home) Concert
' Mickey Guyton recorded her three-song Tiny Desk (home) concert in a warm-hued corner of a friend's studio near her Los Angeles home. Her makeshift desk holds the book that inspired its title, alongside a pair of blue baby booties: Guyton will soon give birth to her first child. Albums by Whitney Houston and Patsy Cline — Guyton's guardian angels — rest on the window ledge. The hands of keyboard
Crate Digging With Christian McBride: The History Of Latin Bass
'This episode of Jazz Night in America , which kicks off a new series called Crate Digging , is a jubilant celebration of this Latin bass legacy. We'll hear highlights of a 2006 concert by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, spotlighting four virtuoso bassists: Rubén Rodríguez , Charnett Moffett , the late Andy González , and yes, the mighty Cachao , two years before his death at 89. Jazz Night's host
Uncle Bobbie's Presents: "We Still Here" -- Marc Lamont Hill in Conversation with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
' Uncle Bobbie 's own Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is in conversation with Eddie Glaude for the launch of his insightful, radical and timely book We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility .'
How Black Culture is Embracing its African Roots
'In recent years, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora have become leading voices in black culture – in music, film, fashion, social media, comedy and even our memes. When Grace Shutti was growing up, black culture usually referred to African Americans. But from Beyoncé's visual album, Black is King , to Marvel's Black Panther and musician Diddy executive producing the Nigerian pop star
Georgia’s Black Voters Can Make History Again by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a brilliant choice in opening her remarks at the Democratic presidential ticket’s victory celebration with a quote from civil rights icon and former Georgia congressman John Lewis, who wrote befo

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