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Saturday, December 12, 2020


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South Africa After the Rainbow: A Conversation with Anne-Maria Makhulu
'When professor Anne-Maria Makhulu returned to South Africa to start her research in the late 1990's, the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission was just beginning to start it's work. She says that while the newly established transparency was important for understanding the workings of the government during apartheid, the commission's function was largely symbolic. "It concretely didn't
Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
Credit: Bryan Thomas | @DrBenChavis | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) 2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America. From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans at the hands of police officers have all contributed to the evolving social justice “reckoning”

DEC 10

Challenging The NCAA: HBCUs Say No More Discrimination In Academic Rules
'For more than 50 years, the NCAA has imposed academic rules to make sure college athletes aren't just athletes, and the decades-long process has generated plenty of controversy. Critics claim the academic standards, and the penalties for not meeting them, discriminate against Black college athletes and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Now, lawyers have filed a class action, civil rig
On 'Still Here,' PJ Morton Reflects On Surviving 2020
' PJ Morton 's new song, written for Morning Edition 's Song Project, is about working — alongside the whole world — to get through a year of challenges and loss.'
'Farewell Amor': How Long Can A Family Stay Apart And Remain A Family?
'NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with filmmaker Ekwa Msangi about her new movie, Farewell Amor , which tells the story of a family reunited in New York City after 17 years apart due to visa issues.'
Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White – Author Kimberly Mack in Conversation with Emily J. Lordi
' Kimberly Mack and Emily J. Lordi in conversation about Mack’s book, Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White (University of Massachusetts Press, December 2020). They talk about multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to writing about music, with a specific focus on music and literature. Within the context of Fictional Blues, Mack and Lordi have a larg
Left of Black S11 · E7 | Joshua M. Myers on the Howard University Protest of 1989
Student protests have become a part of campus life to gain equity and visibility from university administrators. The 1989 Howard University protests were no different in raising issues of the time for a more Afrocentric curriculum among other concerns. Joshua M. Myers , Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, joins Left of Black hos

DEC 09

'Black Swans': New Collection Features Recordings Of Early Black Classical Musicians
'NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Saïs Kamalidiin , a Howard University professor, about a new collection showcasing 25 recordings of early Black classical musicians, called Black Swans .' -- All Things Considered

DEC 08

Needle To The Groove: Chuck D From Public Enemy Talks About His Five Favorite Vinyl Records
' Needle to the Groove is Okayplayer 's latest series where they speak with vinyl lovers and collectors across the world about some of their favorite records, and why they bring them comfort not just during times like this, but all the time. The first episode features host Elijah C. Watson with the legendary Chuck D as he takes us through his favorites in his collection from Richard Pryor to Funk
How I Built This with Guy Raz: What Is The Future of Independent Bookstores?
'In 2020 independent bookstores are working harder than ever to stay afloat. Emily Powell is discussing what this year has meant for her business, and what the future of local bookstores might look like.'-- NPR

DEC 07

Demand that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Stop Blocking COVID-19 Relief by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) It is going to be a hard Christmas for many Americans. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is soaring . The virus is spreading faster than ever. Families and small business owners whose incomes have been devastated by the COV

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