Saturday, January 15, 2022


 NewBlackMan (in Exile)


“We Cannot Allow Our Movement To Abandon Them In Prison” - Jalil Muntaqim on Political Prisoners, Charging Genocide and Organizing Inside & Out
'In this episode Millennials Are Killing Capitalism gets the opportunity to sit-down with Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army veteran Jalil Muntaqim , who was a political prisoner of the United States for 49 years due to his involvement in the Black liberation struggle. He was released from prison in October of 2020 after eleven parole denials. He is the author of We Are Our Own Liberat
Cordae: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'Midway through his Tiny Desk (home) concert, Cordae shares the backstory behind " RNP " from his 2019 debut album, The Lost Boy , and the early stresses he endured as a successful young rapper. It takes a comedic twist, but his father's insight sets him straight. The music industry hasn't tainted him, and he's choosing to have fun with it. There's an undeniably pure quality to his Tiny Desk. The
S. Craig Watkins: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Racial Justice
'In this talk MIT Visiting Professor, S. Craig Watkins addresses one of the fundamental challenges in the AI Ethics debate: computational models that discriminate against marginalized populations. As the adoption of AI infiltrates more high stakes sectors such as policing, employment, health, and financial lending how do we build models that address systemic racism? The tech sector and researcher
The Story Behind 'Wordle'
' All Of It is joined by New York Times reporter Daniel Victor , whose recent article, “Wordle Is a Love Story,” explores the creator and story behind the newest word-game sensation.'
Two-time Pulitzer Winner Lynn Nottage Turns a Triple Play in New York City
Photographs by Joshua Kissi ' Lynn Nottage , the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, has a new play on Broadway, an opera at Lincoln Center Theater and a Michael Jackson musical opening. Morning Edition sat down with Nottage at the Hayes Theatre, where her new comedy, Clyde's , is being performed. She had some time to chat before going to a preview performance of MJ , the new Mi

JAN 13

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: “The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’”
'In her latest book, Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion , world-renowned scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes, “The United States has never been ‘a nation of immigrants.’ It has always been a settler state with a core of descendents from the original colonial settlers, that is, primarily Anglo-Saxons, Scots Irish, a
How Starbucks Operates Like a Bank While Serving Coffee
'Starbucks, a $124.4 billion company, trails only McDonald’s as the largest restaurant chain by market capitalization. In this video, WSJ’s Heather Haddon explains how Starbucks used technology to garner its loyal customer base and why mobile orders are shifting the chain’s business priorities.'
What Does Black Ambition Sound Like?
' James Reese Europe was already famous when he enlisted to fight in World War I. But the band he took to the frontlines — as part of the famous 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters — thurst him, and Black American music, onto the global stage. Jason Moran sits down at the piano to show The United States of Anxiety host Kai Wright how Europe’s band changed music, and how
Beat-Making in the Public Domain with Citizen DJ
'Around 400,000 new sound recordings from 1922 and earlier are now in the public domain. But what can be done with them? The Library of Congress's Citizen DJ offers one option. It collects free sound recordings in a browsable database and allows anyone to create music with them. Brian Foo , the artist and computer scientist behind the project, joins All Of It to discuss.'

JAN 12

Holly Robinson Peete, An Advocate for Autism
Actress, author and “gangsta mom of four” Holly Robinson Peete joins The Takeaway to talk about her advocacy work for kids on the autism spectrum and her decision to go public about her son’s diagnosis.'
Nnedi Okorafor on Sci-Fi Through an African Lens
' Nnedi Okorafor , a recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award, is a prolific writer of science-fiction and fantasy novels for adults and young adults. She spoke with The New Yorker Radio Hour 's Vinson Cunningham about how her Nigerian American heritage influenced her interest in fantastical worlds. “It’s part of the culture—this mysticism,” she says. “I wanted to write about those mystical things
Left of Black S12 · E7 | Shanna Greene Benjamin on the Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay
Nellie Y. McKay , a champion for Black women's voices in modern literature, was also a scholar with an extraordinary path to academia in the late 1960's, early 1970's. Many personal details of her life were not known until after her passing away in 2006, even to some of her closest colleagues. McKay rewrote the narrative of her life to become aligned with her goals of becoming a professor in Afri
Mark Anthony Neal Discusses Life and Legacy of James Mtume
' BNC News remembered the life and legacy of the late James Mtume . The Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer and musician is perhaps best known for chart-topping hits like “Juicy Fruit.” That 1983 masterpiece would end up being sampled by rap legend Biggie Smalls over a decade later. Dr. Mark Anthony Neal , the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African & African American Studie

JAN 11

Peter James Hudson: Frederick Douglass in Haiti
'Historian Peter James Hudson joins This is Hell! to discuss his essay "Frederick Douglass and American Empire in Haiti" for Boston Review .' This is Hell! · Frederick Douglass in Haiti / Peter James Hudson
Henry Giroux: Radical Hope and Apocalyptic Cynicism
'Cultural critic Henry Giroux joins This is Hell! to discuss his article " Amid Apocalyptic Cynicism, Let’s Embrace Radical Hope in the New Year " for Truthout .' This is Hell! · Radical hope and apocalyptic cynicism / Henry Giroux

JAN 10

esperanza spalding: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' esperanza spalding and the Loving presences play a spirit-nourishing Tiny Desk home concert featuring selections from her Songwrights Apothecary Lab , (S.A.L.) project. A constant iteration of evolutionary ideas, her songwriting workshop is both a bold examination of human existence and resilience and a guided research collaboration with a collective of musicians and researchers in the practice
The Limits with Jay Williams: Maverick Carter on Building the LeBron James Empire
'Years before they built the SpringHill Company — an entertainment and development brand recently valued at $725 million — Maverick Carter and LeBron James were just two kids from Akron, Ohio who loved playing basketball. Over the past two decades, their friendship and ambitions have grown stronger as they have defied assumptions of what athlete-driven business ventures can be.'
Arundhati Roy on Freedom, Fascism and Fiction
'Author, activist, and novelist Arundhati Roy joins LA Review of Books from Delhi to discuss her new collection of essays, Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. Roy is well known for her impassioned political writing, as well as her two novels, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness , and The God of Small Things , which won the Man Booker in 1997. She talks with us about the rise of Indian nationalism, Mod
"And Another Phase of Struggle Begins" - Kali Akuno and Kamau Franklin on Strategy and Liberation
'In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism a conversation with Kali Akuno , co-director and co-founder of Cooperation Jackson and Kamau Franklin is the founder of Community Movement Builders and a co-host at Black Power Media ’s Remix Morning Show. We brought Kali and Kamau into conversation under a banner of discussing strategy. Strategy is something that Josh and I feel is both esse
Are We Living in a Simulation?
'On this episode of Vox Conversations co-host Sean Illing talks with philosopher David Chalmers about virtual worlds and the nature of reality, and other topics that stem from Chalmers's new book Reality+. In this far-reaching discussion, Sean and Prof. Chalmers get into the makeup of human consciousness, the question of whether we're living in a computer simulation, and — of course — The Matrix.

JAN 09

Mark Anthony Neal: 'Actor Sidney Poitier was a Force for Change On and Off the Screen
' Ayesha Rascoe of Weekend Edition Sunday speaks to Professor Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University about Sidney Poitier 's legacy as a racial justice activist. The actor passed away Thursday at the age of 94. "You know, part of it was this kind of stoicism that he had. Neal suggests, "his unwillingness to react in a way on screen that would empower, you know, white racism and white supremacists a
Bill T. Jones Remembers the First Time He Met Alvin Ailey
'In this outtake from Ailey , Bill T. Jones , guest choreographer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recalls telling Alvin Ailey that he did not want to be considered a "Black choreographer," and Ailey reacting with compassion. "Now I can say it with confidence, but I was lonely," said Jones. "I was lonely for colleagues who were people of color".' -- American Masters PBS
Mark Driscoll: Blacks Weather, Whites Climate
'In this #WednesdaysAtTheCenter lecture, Mark Driscol l explored the racialization of fossil capitalism to give a long historical perspective on "Black weathering" i.e., the increased vulnerability and disproportionate impact on people of color of environmental degradation and pandemic illnesses. Beginning with the scientific revolution of Francis Bacon and Robert Boyle, Driscoll argues that tech

JAN 08

Some White Congregations are Paying to Use Hymns Written by Enslaved African People
'As the national reckoning over racism grew over the past few years, many churches put up Black Lives Matter signs. A few are now going a step further and are trying to acknowledge financially the origins of some of the songs they sing during services. From Weekend Edition Saturday member station WGBH in Boston, Craig LeMoult has the story.

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