Saturday, December 18, 2021


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Beverly Guy-Sheftall on Black Feminist bell hooks’s Trailblazing Critique of “Imperialist White Supremacist Heteropatriarchy”
' Democracy Now looks at the life and legacy of trailblazing Black feminist scholar and activist bell hooks , who died at the age of 69. We speak with her longtime colleague Beverly Guy-Sheftall , professor of women’s studies at Spelman College, who remembers her as “a person who would sit with young people and community people and students and help them understand this world in which we live, wh
How One Movie Highlights Elder Economic Insecurity
'The documentary Duty Free explores the issues of ageism, caring for elderly parents and the scarcity of protection for working, older Americans. Director Sian-Pierre Regis joins The Takeaway with his mother Rebecca Danigelis who went through job loss at the age of 75. They tell us about the unique way they dealt with her job loss and how it changed their outlook and inspires their current activi
Screenwriter Zach Baylin On 'King Richard'
'The new film King Richard is receiving acclaim and Oscars buzz for Will Smith ’s performance as Richard Williams, the father and first coach of Venus and Serena Williams. Screenwriter Zach Baylin joins All Of It to discuss the film, his first feature, which was featured in the second slot in the 2018 Black List. King Richard is in theaters now and streaming on HBO Max.'

DEC 16

In Remembrance of bell hooks
' The Takeaway remembers bell hooks , the writer, feminist and educator who died on December 15. Her literary work and cultural critique elevated the perspectives of Black women interrogating feminism's white hegemony in the 1980s. In her prolific and varied career she not only expanded feminist thought in her foundational book Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism but also shared experiences
“We’re Not Distinct From The People As Revolutionaries” – Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin on Anarchism and The Black Revolution
'In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism a conversation with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin , a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and co-founder of the Black Autonomy Federation. A former long-time political prisoner, we talk to Ervin about the recent release of the definitive edition of his book Anarchism and the Black Revolution on Pluto Pre
Food Insecurity in the Military
'For decades, military families in the United States have suffered from food insecurity. According to the Military Family Advisory Network, one in eight military families faces some form of military insecurity, one in five since the pandemic. To make matters worse, these families, largely lower enlisted personnel, are also not eligible for federal assistance programs. The Takeaway speaks with Sha

DEC 15

Ebony Williams's Beautiful Resistance: Dance is Queen
' Ebony Williams is one of the iconic “Single Ladies” backup dancers and the genius who helped choreograph Beyoncé 's “My Power,” as well as moves for Doja Cat , Alicia Keys , and In the Heights . The Dorchester native is dance. It’s in her art, her acting, her creative directing. Even her fingers seem to stretch and play to a rhythm as she talks to The Boston Globe's Jeneé Osterheldt . The Bosto
For Prisoners, the Holidays are Extremely Painful
'After spending the past year and a half socially distancing, millions around the country will be coming together to celebrate the holidays this year with a renewed appreciation for seeing and being with loved ones. For those who are locked away in prisons and jails, however, the dehumanizing separation from family, friends, and community will continue. Having spent 44 years as a political prison
AWKWORD INTERVIEWS: Carlton Williams, Movement Lawyer & Cornell Law Professor
'We are in one of the periods of the fighting like hell and winning like hell... This is a Toussaint movement. This is a slave revolt moment. This is a Montgomery Bus Boycott moment. This is a founding of the Black Panthers moment. Right now. This is a Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad, Mississippi Freedom Party moment. And we get to live in it, so, bring it!" - Carlton Williams , on the Movem
America's First Freed Slaves Bought This Island – Now It’s A Luxury Resort
'Long before Hilton Head Island in South Carolina became a vacation destination, it was a refuge for formerly enslaved people. But have you ever heard of the Gullah Geechee? This community — with its own identity, language and culture — has been under relentless siege by threats of commercial development and land acquisition. Their story is a warning to tourists everywhere: Your dream vacation co
How Companies Like Kellogg’s are Weaponizing the Courts to Break Strikes
'“For too long, the courts have sided with corporations over labor, fundamentally and perniciously reshaping American law, life and liberty,” Sara Nelson , president of the American Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, recently wrote in The New York Times . “Today, they are doing their part to unravel the American dream—and the social contract that has been in place since the 1940s, offering the

DEC 14

More Black Families are Homeschooling Their Children, Citing the Pandemic and Racism
'In Alabama, the co-founders of Black Homeschoolers of Birmingham say membership is growing as parents try to shield their children from racism in education and teach them about their own heritage. Joyce Burges, founder of National Black Home Educators, tells All Things Considered that since 2020, thousands of families have joined her organization. "I think you're going to see more and more paren

DEC 13

Left of Black S12 · E5 | Afro-Nostalgia and Black Joy with Dr. Badia Ahad-Legardy
Must the Black past always be a revision of racial trauma? Or is there more to the story of the African-Americans experience and the culture that has been built from it? Left of Black host and Duke University Prof. Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Prof. Badia Ahad-Legardy , Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola University Chicago, to discuss her latest book, Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Con
The Father of Environmental Justice, on Whether We’re All Doomed
' Robert Bullard has been trying to explain to us for more than 40 years that the word “racism” isn’t so easily defined. Long before the water crises we see in cities like Flint, Michigan, the Texas Southern University professor was warning that racism can show up in our environment, especially if we have a certain zip code or skin color. He joined Vox Conversations with Jamil Smith to discuss th
Working 9 to 5? 'Out of Office' author says maybe it's time to rethink that
'Journalist Anne Helen Petersen tells Fresh Air the notion that employees should be in the office for certain hours every day is an arbitrary one: "You don't need to be in an office to answer emails." In the new book Out of Office , Petersen and her partner and co-author, Charlie Warzel , make the case that the pandemic has created a rare opportunity to rethink the shape of work life — including
The Harm of Spanish-Language Disinformation
'In 2020, Latinx voters registered and voted in record numbers, now making them the second largest voting bloc in the U.S. Many of these voters are being targeted online with disinformation. A report by advocacy group Avaaz found that 70 percent of the Spanish-language misinformation has stayed online, compared to 29% of English-language misinformation, and much of this occurs on social media sit
Get Lit: The Life of Nella Larsen
' All Of It airs highlights from an interview with Cornell professor George B. Hutchinson as part of November's "Get Lit with All Of It" virtual book club event. Hutchinson is author of the book, In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line. '
What Happens When Social Workers, Not Armed Officers, Respond To 911 Calls?
'In September, Albuquerque became the latest city to establish a new category of first responder: social worker. It’s part of a growing movement to shift 911 calls for mental health, substance abuse, or homelessness away from armed officers. 1A talk's with members of Albuquerque’s new Community Safety Department.'
Why Stacey Abrams is Important for Georgia and Our Democracy by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) You know the old game, two truths and a lie? Here are two truths and a lie about Georgia and Stacey Abrams, who recently announced that she’s running for governor. Let’s start with the lie. The big lie is that Donald Trump lost Georgia in 2020 because of illegal votes. The big truth is that Stacey Abrams helped achieve not one, not two, but three

DEC 12

Beyond The Scenes: Peanuts, Franklin, and Racial Representation in Cartoons
' Franklin was introduced as the first Black “Peanuts” character in 1968, opening up a conversation about race and representation in comics. In this episode, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah writer Josh Johnson and Franklin’s namesake and creator of JumpStart Comics, Robb Armstrong to discuss how the character was created, and the impact of comics.'
The Markup: Crime Prediction Software Promised to Be Free of Biases. New Data Shows It Perpetuates Them
Crime Prediction Software Promised to Be Free of Biases. New Data Shows It Perpetuates Them by Aaron Sankin, Dhruv Mehrotra for Gizmodo, Surya Mattu, and Annie Gilbertson Millions of crime predictions left on an unsecured server show PredPol mostly avoided Whiter neighborhoods, targeted Black and Latino neighborhoods Between 2018 and 2021, more than one in 33 U.S. residents were potentially subje
Brief But Spectacular: André De Shields
'For more than five decades, actor André De Shields has shared his talents with New York theater audiences. With Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards already under his belt, De Shields is still looking forward to what’s ahead. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on living his most authentic life.'

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