Saturday, December 4, 2021


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New Film 'Writing with Fire' Spotlights a Women-run News Service Making Waves in India
'Khabar Lahariya, or Waves of News , is India's only women-led news outlet. Since its founding as a newspaper in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh back in 2002, Khabar Lahariya has grown exponentially. Its Youtube channel has nearly half a million subscribers. Now, the women journalists are the focus of the new documentary Writing with Fire , a Hindi-language film that won two awards at
Strata-East at 50: How a Revolutionary Record Label Put Control in Artists' Hands
'About 50 years ago, pianist Stanley Cowell and trumpeter Charles Tolliver embarked on a bold venture together. In the face of a tough business climate, at a time of constriction in the record industry, they started their own label, Strata-East Records, breaking in its catalog with the self-titled debut by their own working band, Music Inc. More than just an indie record label, Strata-East was on
Imagining A World Without Prisons Or Police
'When Derecka Purnell was growing up, the police were a familiar presence in her life. Years later, the lawyer, activist, and author realized that her vision of a just society was radically different from the world in which she'd been socialized — and it didn't include police at all. In her new book, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom, Derecka talks about the eve

DEC 02

Jericho Brown Takes on Tradition
'Poet Jericho Brown won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection “The Tradition.” The poems are vivid works of beauty and agony – each word delivered with a strong sense of urgency. On this episode of American Masters: Creative Spark , Brown breaks down the process behind writing the collection’s titular poem, “The Tradition,” and the many layers of his ever-changing consciousness th
Otherppl with Brad Listi: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
' Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of the debut story collection My Monticello , available from Henry Holt & Co. Johnson’s writing has appeared in Guernica , The Guardian , Phoebe, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short story “Control Negro” was anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018 , guest edited by Roxane Gay , and read live by LeVar Burton as part of PRI’s Selected Shor
Singer-Songwriter Eric Roberson Discusses Hit Track ‘Lessons’ with Marc Lamont Hill
'Multi-award-winning singer and songwriter Eric Roberson has worked with some of R&B’s favorite artists, including Musiq Soulchild , Jill Scott and many more. The brilliant singer has a silky-smooth voice and it’s proven on his hit track called “Lessons.” The “Lessons” remix was written by and features singers Anthony Hamilton , Raheem DeVaughn and Kevin Ross . Roberson joins Marc Lamont Hill on

DEC 01

9th Wonder on Hip-hop’s Influence, Impact on American Culture
'In celebration of Hip-Hop History Month, Grammy-nominated music producer 9th Wonder speaks with CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson about the impact of hip-hop on American culture and his own life, in conjunction with the new release of the Smithsonian’s Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap boxed set -- a co-production between NMAAHC & Smithsonain Folkways.'
So Much 'Africa' Photography, So Few African Photographers
'"Photography, Power, and the Ethics of Representation" is a three-part series of webinars conceptualised and convened by scholar and arts writer M. Neelika Jayawardane . The programme is a response to continuing inequalities in photography, especially the obstacles African and African diaspora photographers face. These dialogues between photography practitioners, photojournalists, artists, write
“The Viral Underclass”: COVID-19 and AIDS Show What Happens When Inequality and Disease Collide
'As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, we look at the pandemic that preceded COVID-19 and how recorded deaths of complications from the coronavirus this year have surpassed those of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The head of UNAIDS has warned the COVID-19 pandemic may result in an increase in infections and deaths from HIV and AIDS. Both viruses disproportionately impacted vulnerable minority commu
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis Talks About 'Fierce Love'
' Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis joined The Takeaway . Rev. Dr. Lewis is the senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which burnt down one year ago this week. She is the author of Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World and the host of the “Love.Period.” Podcast . She left our listeners with a timely message a
Arthur Ashe Represented 'the possibilities of life.' A New Film Explores the Tennis Great's Legacy
'Tennis legend Arthur Ashe died in 1993 — but to this day, he’s the only Black man to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. and Australian Opens. The new documentary Citizen Ashe explores how he used his fame to promote civil rights and later AIDS awareness. Johnnie Ashe joins Here & Now to reflect on his late brother's activism on and off the tennis court.'
BOOK: A Field Guide to White Supremacy
'A Field Guide to White Supremacy creates a roadmap for understanding the existence of extremism and white supremacy in the United States and why it continues to persist. Co-Editor Kathleen Belew and Jamelle Bouie , one of the many leading thinkers contributing to the text, join The Takeaway to discuss the new book.'

NOV 30

'The Sweet Side of Sourdough'
'Now that the holidays are upon us, Caroline Schiff , the pastry chef at Brooklyn's Gage & Tollner and woman behind the Instagram account, Pastry Schiff, joins All Of It to discuss her new cookbook, The Sweet Side of Sourdough .'

NOV 29

Critically Black Dialogue Series: Black Solidarity
'Black solidarity, what does that look like today? Join our speakers Rosa Clemente , Journalist, Political Commentator, and Scholar-Activist and Bill Fletcher Jr. , Racial Justice, Labor and International Activist and Writer for an analytical retrospective conversation about past and present examples of Pan-African solidarity that our community can continue to build on. The discussion will be mod
How The Plug Is Disrupting the "Intellectually Lazy" Mainstream
'Black stories in business are often told through the lens of trauma and disparities - something that Sherrell Dorsey , Founder & CEO of The Plug media publication calls "intellectually lazy". In this episode of Black Enterprise 's Tea Time , Dorsey joins host Shimite Obialo to discuss her company, and how she is building a data driven platform focusing on Black tech news and insights that spotli
Reading Africa, Africans Reading
'2021 is being roundly pronounced as “a great year for African writing.” From Zanzibar-born Abdulrazak Gurnah ’s Nobel award to South African Damon Galgut nabbing the Booker—the list of African and diaspora writers winning prestigious literary prizes this year is long. Does this represent a paradigm shift in global literature, typically dominated by Western authors? Do these victories do anything

NOV 28

Left of Black S12 · E3 | Tina M. Campt on The Black Gaze in Art
What is a Black gaze? Does it merely imply a world view held conjointly by those of African descent? Or is it a way of seeing that forces us to confront Blackness and anti-Blackness and our relationship with both? Who are the Black artists that are pushing boundaries to embrace a broader understanding of the Black gaze while challenging Black respectability politics? On this episode of Left of Bl
What People Miss in the Conversation about Banned Books
' It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders guest host Ayesha Rascoe i s joined by NPR senior editor Barrie Hardymon and Traci Thomas , host of The Stacks podcast, to talk about banned books. They talk about why it's important for kids to discover books freely, even if that means starting a hard conversation with them. They also discuss their favorite — and least favorite — books that often show up on
Mustafa's Debut Album is a Tribute to the Toronto Community He Grew Up In
'The Toronto-raised singer-songwriter Mustafa 's parents emigrated to his hometown from Sudan, eventually settling into a housing project within the city's Regent Park neighborhood — growing up there, Mustafa witnessed gun violence that, in some cases, took the lives of his good friends. Now 25 years old, Mustafa is a nationally recognized poet in Canada, a member of the hip-hop collective Halal

NOV 27

Will the Chestnut Return as an American Food Staple?
'Chestnuts were once a major food source in the U.S. for Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans. But a fungus killed off billions of American chestnut trees. Now, there are efforts to revive the trees and bring back chestnuts to the American table. Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports for Here & Now .'
Raekwon Reflects on Wu-Tang Clan and New Book
'He is Raekwon The Chef — not a cook, but a music man who stirs up words like few others. Born Corey Woods , he's one of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan , the legendary hip-hop group that changed the music industry in the 1990s. Raekwon has also put out his own ground-breaking solo work. Now he's out with From Staircase to Stage , a book published by Simon & Schuster, a division of Viaco
Rich Nations are Building National Border Walls Around the Global Climate Crisis
'On this episode of This is Hell! , The Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton on global climate migration and militarized national borders in the face of global warming and the TNI report Global Climate Wall, co-written with Todd Miller and Mark Akkerman .' This is Hell! · Rich nations are building national border walls around the global climate crisis.
Afropop Worldwide: The Sound of New York Latin Music
'"The Sound of New York Latin Music" takes a deep sonic dive into the great New York Latin discography, with Afropop Worldwide host Georges Collinet and guest host Ned Sublette , who produced and megamixed. Special guest Dr. Ben Lapidus , author of New York and the International Sound of Latin Music 1940-1990 , tells us stories of the musicians and the conditions that made the city's music unique
The U.S. Has a Nursing Crisis
'The pandemic has placed intense stress on nurses nationwide, leading many to consider leaving the profession altogether. But while hospitals have been reporting a nursing shortage, organizations like National Nurses United say that it’s actually hospitals who are to blame for the staffing issues, and that their attempts to cut costs by hiring fewer nurses per shift is what’s causing nurses to re
BET Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Soul Train Getting Down
'It’s been 50 years since the premier of Soul Train . The Saturday morning dance and variety show became a cultural phenomenon. Although the weekly broadcast went off the air in 2006, the Soul Train legacy still lives on. CBS Mornings ' Vladimir Duthier spoke with music and culture journalist Nelson George , singer-songwriter Leon Bridges , and Soul Train Awards executive producer Connie Orlando
How the Cassette Tape Helped Create the Internet
' In 1983, Simon Goodwin had a strange thought. Would it be possible to broadcast computer software over the radio? If so, could listeners record it off the air and onto a cassette tape? This experiment, and dozens of others in the early 1980s, created a series of cassette fueled, analog internets. Simon Adler at Radiolab reports for On the Media .'

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