Saturday, December 11, 2021


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"Citizen Ashe" Spotlights a Legend On and Off the Court
'Earlier this month, the documentary Citizen Ashe opened in theaters. Co-directed by Rex Miller and Sam Pollard , the film explores the life and activism of tennis legend Arthur Ashe. In the 60s and 70s, Ashe was the most prominent Black tennis player in the predominantly white sport. And while he initially struggled with how to publicly voice his support for the civil rights movement, over time
Listening Party: Terrace Martin's 'DRONES'
'Producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin recently released the album, DRONES , featuring a guest roster that includes Kendrick Lamar , Leon Bridges , Robert Glasper , Cordae , and Snoop Dogg . Martin joins All Of It for a Listening Party.'
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Doesn't Want You to Get Too Comfortable
'This month, Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play returned to Broadway for its second run. The play is a comedy that follows three interracial couples attempting to work through relationship issues by doing antebellum South sexual role play. It’s a show that revels in making audience members of all races feel a certain degree of discomfort. The Takeaway spoke with the playwright about bringing the play
Why is the Cost of Insulin So High? The Drug's Hefty Price Tag, Explained
'The Build Back Better bill includes a measure to cap insulin co-pays at $35 a month for people with health insurance. It's an attempt to control the skyrocketing costs of the drug, which isn’t optional for some 10 million people in the U.S. who need insulin to manage their diabetes. Without it, they would die. Even with health insurance, some people are paying up to $1,000 a month for insulin. D
A Glimpse At 'How The Other Half Eats'
'How do race and class affect the way we eat? What makes dollar store junk food different from organic junk food? And when did Whole Foods become such a polarizing grocery store? Code Switch is getting into all those questions and more with Priya Fielding-Singh, author of the new book, How the Other Half Eats.'
Black Girls Code's Kimberly Bryant's Mission to Train 1 million Girls to Run the World via Tech
In another edition of REVOLT ’s "Stand Up For" series, presented by State Farm, the non-profit Black Girls Code spotlights “Black Innovation.” Its CEO Kimberly Bryant drops by to highlight their vital work over in the Bay Area where they are changing the face of technology -- by training 1 million girls to lead, innovate and create in science, tech, engineering and math by the year 2040.'
The Sound She Saw: Ming Smith in Conversation with Greg Tate
'Honoring the publication of Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph (Aperture, 2020), this conversation brings Ming Smith , the first female member of the Kamoinge Workshop , into dialogue with critic and musician Greg Tate, one of the book’s contributors. Presenting four decades of Smith’s work, the publication celebrates her enduring vision and ongoing contributions to the medium of photography. The
The Life of Amílcar Cabral and the Struggle of the PAIGC with António Tomás
'In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism , an interview with António Tomás , author of the recently published biography Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist . Tomás is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He is a native of Angola, and holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. He ha

DEC 09

One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast with Wendy Raquel Robinson
'On this episode of One Hundred with Ed Gordon . actress Wendy Raquel Robinson talks about her acting career, playing two beloved television characters, the power behind the camera and how a little happy dance sent the actress virtual of social media.'

DEC 08

Pianist Craig Taborn Practices The Art of Instant Composing on 'Shadow Plays'
' Craig Taborn is one the most inventive and resourceful pianists in improvised music today. He has a new solo album — his first in a decade — and, like the previous one, it's a stunner. In recent years, Taborn has recorded in acoustic and electric trios and in piano duos with peers Kris Davis and Vijay Iyer , among other projects.' -- Fresh Air
Puerto Rico Is a COVID Success Story
'Since the start of the pandemic, Puerto Rico has been somewhat of a success story. According to the CDC, the island had fully vaccinated 74 percent of its population as of November 22. That’s higher than any other US state or territory. Puerto Rico also has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates. So how did Puerto Rico become a bright spot in the pandemic? For more on this, The Takeaway spoke wi
The Long Wait is Over: Major League Baseball Finally Nonors Negro League Greats
'In 2006, the first players from baseball's Negro Leagues, which sprung from the segregation era, were inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. But it wasn't until this month that the late Buck O'Neil and two other Black stars were enshrined. So what took so long? Andrea Williams , author of "Baseball's Leading Lady" and a New York Times contributor, tells Here & Now the MLB “didn't co
"Attica" Film Chronicles Dishonest Media Portrayal Of America's Largest Prison Uprising
'50 years ago, in 1971, over a thousand prisoners took hold of the Attica supermax facility for five days in Western New York making it the largest prison rebellion in American history. Prisoners were trying to negotiate for an end to guard brutality, improvements to food, medicine and sanitation, greater visitation rights, and more. For four days, these men inside Attica sought the recognition o
LaChanze Talks 'Trouble in Mind'
' Trouble in Mind , Alice Childress ' 1955 play that examines power and racism in theatre, made its Broadway debut at the end of October. All Of It speawk to the play's lead actor, LaChanze , about the show, which The New York Times calls , "66 years late but still on time".'
Remembering the Call to Boycott the 1936 Olympic Games Held in Nazi Germany — and Why It Failed
'As Australia, the United Kingdom and Lithuania join the United States' diplomatic boycott of the upcoming winter Olympics in Beijing, we look back at the calls to boycott the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Nazi Germany. The U.S. decided not to boycott those Olympics, and they are remembered for Jesse Owens , the Black American track and field star who won four gold medals. The performance of

DEC 07

"A Profound Tenderness": Orisanmi Burton On Black Masculine Care Work Within Zones Of War
' Orisanmi Burton is a social anthropologist, his research examines grassroots resistance and state repression. He is an assistant professor of anthropology at American University. Currently, as he will discuss briefly in the episode, he is working on a book on prisoner organizing in the New York State prison system, and the Attica Rebellion. In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism
Left of Black S12 · E4 | The Golden Age of Jazz and Islam in America with Dr. Richard Brent Turner
What is the interesting, yet too little explored, intersection between the golden age of jazz and Islam in the African American community? How did one inform and influence the other? Dr. Richard Brent Turner joined Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to discuss his latest book, Soundtrack to a Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism ( NYU

DEC 06

Halle Berry Breaks Down Her Career, from 'X-Men' to 'Bruised'
' Halle Berry takes Vanity Fair through her iconic career, including her roles in 'Living Dolls,' 'Jungle Fever,' 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,' 'X-Men,' 'Monster's Ball,' 'Die Another Day,' 'Catwoman,' 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' and 'Bruised.''
Cite Black Women: A Conversation with A. Lynn Bolles on The History and Labor of Citational Practices
'In this episode, Cite Black Women Podcast host interviews Dr. A. Lynn Bolles about her pathfinding work on Black women and the politics of citation in anthropology. A Lynn Bolles, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita in the Department of Women’s Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology, African American Studies, Comparative Literature and American Studies at the University of Maryland Colle
'Black Food' is More than Just Recipes, it's the Stories Behind Them
'Cookbook author and chef Bryant Terry edited and curated the new book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes From Across The African Diaspora . His goal was to preserve Black American recipes and their complex stories, but he uses more than just food to tell those stories. The book is also full of essays, art and music. Terry told NPR's Book of the Day that the cookbook is a "communal shrine to
A Prescient Play about Race in America has its Long-overdue Broadway Premiere
'Playwright Alice Childress took an unflinching look at racism in society and in the theater with Trouble in Mind in 1955. Now in its overdue Broadway premiere, the play proves prescient and timely. Director Charles Randolph-Wright tells Morning Edition , "Being able to do these words now, these prescient words that she wrote so long ago, it's astounding at how relevant they are right now".'

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DEC 04

2 Kings One Nation: The King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland (December 5, 1931 – February 9, 1991) by Johari Jabir
2 Kings One Nation: Happy Birthday to The King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland (December 5, 1931 – February 9, 1991) by Johari Jabir | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Rev. James Edward Cleveland was born on December 5, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, where he was immersed in the “Chicago School of Gospel.” Cleveland made a bridge between the early folk gospel and the more soulful modern gospel of the 1970s an
Afro-reconstructions in the Caribbean: Aida Esther Bueno-Sarduy
' John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University 's Wednesdays at the Center hosted Aida Esther Bueno-Sarduy , an independent filmmaker and an anthropologist at NYU Madrid. At the event, Bueno-Sarduy presented her short "Guillermina", a film based on a true story that reconstructs the memories of the traces left in a 9-year-old child, the son of a well-to-do family in Havana in the 1940s, by his we
Race and Justice: The Philosophy of Charles W. Mills
'A virtual roundtable to honor the life and work of Charles W. Mills , who passed away in September of 2021. Mills was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He was widely known for his work on social and political philosophy, ethics, and Marxist thought. Mills’ most influential book, The Racial Contract, has had a profound and last

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