Saturday, April 2, 2022


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How the Lindy Hop Made its Way from Harlem to Sweden
'Lindy Hop is a dance that was born in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s — created and performed by African Americans in segregated clubs and dance halls. But today, one of the world's most vibrant Lindy Hop communities is in Sweden. So what happens when a Black American wants to learn the art form that she first encountered at the hands of her great-grandmother? Well, in this case, she hopped on a p
Why Reading Romance Might Just be at the Heart of What Men Need
'To all the men who struggle with talking about sex and pleasure in a meaningful way, have you tried reading romance novels? While romance has traditionally been written and consumed by women, the steamy love stories at the heart of the genre can help all readers think about sex and intimacy in a deeper way. And men are reading romance even if they aren’t talking about it. According to the Romanc
If Chris Rock & Will Smith Had Pimped Slapped Patriarchy Instead by Stephane Dunn
| @DrStephaneDunn | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Of course, Will Smith shouldn’t have hit Chris Rock anywhere – certainly not from the Oscar stage. So why did he? He was in another kind of role, one he wasn’t consciously aware of and one far more emotional and complex than any of his movie roles: The son retroactively defending his mom, the husband defending his wife, and “real” Hip Hop brother from P

MAR 30

Talking Black In America
' TALKING BLACK in AMERICA follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of regional British and Southern American dialects, and the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, se
Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry
'In The Takeaway's final installment of our Women Leading Locally Series, we speak with the Honorable District Attorney Satana Deberry . D.A. Deberry who discusses her path to the office of district attorney and the importance of bringing her whole, authentic self to the position.'

MAR 29

Need a Film Self Distribution Strategy? Independent Filmmaking Explained with Chris Everett
' Chris Everett is the founder of Speller Street Films, an independent documentary film production company. As a documentary filmmaker, Chris gained experience putting together a winning film crew, producing a feature film, submitting to film festivals, and self-distributing his film projects. He talks about the reality of film festival submissions and how he took inspiration from rappers and Spi
Constance Baker Motley's Major Cases
'Historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin discusses the early days of Constance Baker Motley 's legal career and some of the major cases in which she was involved, including Brown v. Board of Education. Brown-Nagin's biography is called, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality . '
Twitter Executive TJ Adeshola On Building Black Spaces In Tech
' TJ Adeshola has been changing the game in sports media and tech for years. The Twitter Global Head of Content Partnerships got his start at ESPN, where he was grateful to receive guidance and opportunity from several Black mentors. When he entered the tech world at Twitter, however, he didn't see many people who looked like him. From then, TJ's mission has been clear: to diversify tech spaces f
Black Masculinity and 'The Slap' Felt Around the World
'The 94th Academy Awards became quite tense on Sunday when Will Smith got on stage and slapped Chris Rock in response to an insensitive joke that Rock made about Jada Pinkett Smith . Shortly after the incident, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor and gave a speech about family and protecting the people you love. The takes on the incident have ranged from insightful to groan inducing to flat out ra

MAR 28

Eating Disorders and Black Motherhood: An Animated Story
'Writer and director Diana Chire shares an intimate and candid tale about her journey with bulimia and then motherhood. Born in Djibouti, raised in London and now working in Los Angeles, Chire entrusted her story to illustrator and art director Nina Carter, who created a minimalist animation that portrays the emotional and physical toll of having an eating disorder.' “I never set out to speak for
Tara T. Green in The Black Writer's Studio
' Dr. Tara T. Green is an African American Studies professor with over 20 years of teaching literature and culture. She is the author and editor of six books on the lives and experiences of African Americans in twentieth-century literature and film. Her latest books are Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Inter
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
'In this documentary short, filmmaker JJ Anderson traces the life and career of Ulysses Jenkins , a pivotal influence in contemporary art of the last 50 years. The film follows Jenkins’s start as a painter and muralist and his evolution into a seminal video artist with landmark works such as Mass of Images and Two-Zone Transfer. The film is presented in conjunction with Jenkins’s career retrospec
How To View Urban Farming Through a Queer Lens
'At this moment in human history, our most urgent mission is to take care of our planet -- and of one another. Karen Washington , co-founder of Rise & Root Farm and a longtime activist and community gardener, joins DeVonne Jackson Perez -- native New Yorker, urban farmer and sustainable stylist -- in a stimulating conversation about sustainability and urban farming.'
Artists Live – Tara Betts in conversation with Eve Ewing
' Artists Live is a series of intimate dialogues which engage a diverse range of artists at different stages in their careers by examining their artistic practice and trajectory. The conversations explore a variety of topics as they reveal individual artist's stories. Dr. Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit , Arc & Hue , and the forthcoming Refuse to Disappear . Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a soci
An Evening With a Freedom Rider: Charles Person
' An author and Marine Corps veteran, Charles Person was one of the original 13 Freedom Riders who set out on May 4, 1961, to protest segregation and discrimination against Black Americans in the South. The youngest rider to participate that day, 18-year-old Charles Person made a decision that would shape America and the civil rights movement as we know it. Person visits Crystal Bridges to discus
Cass Sunstein for Big Think | "Sludge" How Bureaucracies Abuse Your Time
'"Sludge" constitutes the obstacles, such as bureaucratic paperwork, that society puts in place to prevent a person from accomplishing something they want to do. Sludge can be good when it ensures that people do not behave recklessly or impulsively. But oftentimes, sludge is nothing more than an obstacle to freedom. Sludge can be found everywhere, from the criminal justice system to acquiring a m
Art21 "New York Close Up" | Azikiwe Mohammed is a Guy Who Makes Stuff
“The word artist is a little funky … I would self-describe as a ‘guy who makes stuff.’” 'Rejecting the centuries long cult of the genius artist, Azikiwe Mohammed embraces the modest, the eclectic, and above all the helpful. Mohammed works in a range of mediums and skill sets from painting to puppets to furniture to tapestries, informed by the unpretentious aesthetics of the Black homes and spaces
Famed Gee’s Bend Quilters are Now on the Runway and Online
'A blockbuster exhibition in the early 2000’s made the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, famous for their visually stunning quilts. But the success didn’t translate into meaningful economic gains for their isolated community. Now, new opportunities are helping change that. With support from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the quilters now have sold-out Etsy shops and collaborations with high-profile

MAR 27

The Indicator from Planet Money: Race, Racism, and Tax Law
'When it comes to the U.S. tax code, "the only color that matters is green." At least that's what Dorothy Brown used to think. After all, the many pages of forms you might be sifting through this tax season make no mention of race. But then Dorothy became a tax law professor, and began researching the relationship between race and taxes. In this episode, she explains how our tax laws often enrich

MAR 26

Edge of Sports: Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues Is Beyond Belief
'On Edge of Sports with Dave Zirin , a conversation with NBA legend Muggsy Bogues and his co-author Jake Uitti about their new book, Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball . We talk to Muggsy about his life growing up in Baltimore, his near-death experience as a child, and what it was like to play in the ACC and NBA, dealing with doubters along the way.'
Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast: The Story of Philadelphia International Records – Episode 3: Wake Up Everybody
' Vinyl Me, Please 's journey through Philadelphia International Records finds us right at the label’s height of ubiquity during the mid-1970s. This episode will cover the story of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes ’ 1975 record, Wake Up Everybody , and Dexter Wansel ’s widely sampled 1976 record, Life on Mars , featuring interviews from Kenny Gamble , Leon Huff , PIR vocal trio The Jones Girls me
Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia: Rock ’n Soul
' Daryl Hall and John Oates : Their songs were earworms, their videos cheap and goofy. John Oates’s mustache and Daryl Hall’s mullet are relics of their time. And…for about five years, their crazy streak on the pop charts was comparable to Elvis, the Beatles and the Bee Gees. They were also more cutting-edge than you may realize, essentially inventing their own form of cross-racial new wave after
LARB Radio Hour: Danielle Lindemann's 'True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us'
' Danielle Lindemann joins LARB Radio Hour today to talk about her latest book, True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us . Bouncing between the ideas of major thinkers in modern sociology, including Emile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, and others, the book explores how reality TV both reflects and reproduces the real-world social tensions, inequities and slippages around class, race, gender, sexuali
Creative Control: Patreon CEO Jack Conte on the Creative Middle Class
'As the cofounder and CEO of Patreon (and a creator himself), Jack Conte ’s whole mission has been helping creators make a stable living. Patreon allows creators to charge monthly or annual subscription fees for access to their content. And since the company started nine years ago, it’s paid out $3.5 billion to more than 250,000 creators. Patreon itself was recently valued at $4 billion, so clear

MAR 24

At Liberty Podcast: Jon Batiste on Social Music, Family, and Freedom
'The At Liberty Podcast speaks with music legend Jon Batiste . He’s an Oscar-winning composer, pianist, bandleader and singer who is going into the 2022 Grammy Awards with 11 nominations – the most of any artist this year. He talks about his New Orleans roots, his most recent album We Are , and his commitment to creating music that celebrates his culture and aims to unite us all.' At Liberty · Jo
Afropop Worldwide: Remembering Tony Allen
' Tony Allen is among the greatest drummers of the past century. His sudden death at 79 in April, 2020, was a shock felt around the world. In addition to his seminal work with the king of Afrobeat Fela Kuti , Allen had a prolific solo career and performed and recorded with artists from Angelique Kidjo , Ray Lema , Ernest Ranglin and Oumou Sangare to Damon Albarn , Brian Eno and Jeff Mills . In th
Code Switch: Wherefore Art Thou, N-word?
'The "N-word" is probably the most radioactive word in the English language. At the same time, it's kind of everywhere: books, movies, music, comedy (not to mention the mouths of people who use it frequently, whether as a slur or a term of endearment.) So on this episode, we're talking about what makes this word unique — and how the rules about its use line up with other words.'
Claudia Rankine's 'Help'
'Acclaimed author and poet Claudia Rankine joins All Of It to discuss her new play, Help, which fictionalizes Rankine's conversations with white people in transitional spaces in order to investigate the question, "What are white people thinking?".'
Black.Queer.Rising.: Moore Kismet AKA Omar Davis
'The name “Moore Kismet” means “more than fate.” Moore Kismet also known as Omar Davis has accomplished quite a bit for a 17 year old. In both 2021 and 2020, they were featured in Billboard's 21 Under 21 and in 2020 Dancing Astronaut named them the Breakout Artist of the Year. '
Historically Speaking: An Evening with Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch and Mayor Ras Baraka
'Join NMAAHC for a virtual program with Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch and Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka for the release of The Book of Baraka , a new Audible Original. Secretary Bunch will interview Mayor Baraka about his life filled with poetry and politics as the son of Amiri Baraka , one of the most influential and outspoken poets of the 1960’s and ‘70s. The Book of Baraka mixes prose and

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