Saturday, April 16, 2022


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Creative Control with KC Ifeanyi: Burnout is Getting Worse—but Recovery Won't Take as Long as You Think
'Before the World Health Organization officially recognized burnout as a syndrome in 2019, there was already a mounting wave of high-profile creators speaking out against what they felt as pressure from platforms to consistently churn out content or their channels would suffer. And, unsurprisingly, the past two years have only made burnout worse. But therapist and content creator Kati Morton expl
How Crime, Technology, and Civil Liberties Collide Through Geofence Warrants
'In March of 2022 a federal judge in Richmond, Virginia ruled that the use of a geofence warrant to make an arrest in a robbery case was unconstitutional because it violated the Fourth Amendment. Civil liberties advocates have raised concerns about geofence warrants for a long time because they give police data for anyone whose phone was in a given area during a specific timeframe. The Takeaway s
The New York Public Library's "Books for All" Initiative
'According to the American Library Association, the number of individual books challenged in 2021 was 1,597, the highest number since they've been tracking it. In response to this increase in attempted censorship, the New York Public Library is launching an initiative called, "Books for All", which will make e-versions of books like Catcher in the Rye , Stacked , King and the Dragonflies , and St
A New Exhibit on the Life and Work of Jean-Michel Basquiat Organized By His Family
' Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure , is a new exhibit featuring over 200 of his pieces, some of which have never been shown to the public. Curated by Jean-Michel's sisters, Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat , the show offers a multidimensional portrait of Jean-Michel's life and work. Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat join All Of It to discuss their brother's art, and the show.'
Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: "The Last of the Loud" – Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Philosopher of the Whirlwind
'In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism an interview with Dhoruba Bin Wahad . A leading member of the New York Black Panther Party, a Field Secretary of the BPP responsible for organizing chapters throughout the East Coast, and a member of the Panther 21. He is a veteran and co-founder of the Black Liberation Army and a former political prisoner. He - and Geronimo ji Jaga Pratt - a
Left of Black S12 · E19 | Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean with Vanessa K. Valdés
You cannot comprehensively unpack the history of the Western hemisphere without talking about Haiti and its crucial role in how the colonized world was shaped, especially after their victory over the French for their independence. Is there a disconnection, however, in how Latin American Studies deals with the first Black republic in the world? In this episode of Left of Black , host Professor Mar

APR 13

Danyel Smith with Daphne Brooks – Shine Bright: Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop
' Danyel Smith is joined by Daphne Brooks to discuss Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop , one of the most anticipated books of the year, according to Oprah Daily , Refinery 29 , Essence , Ms ., Electric Lit , The Root , Business Insider , and more. A weave of biography, criticism, and memoir, Shine Bright is Smith's intimate history of Black women's music as the foundatio
Alice Walker on New Book and 40 years of 'The Color Purple'
'Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker joins CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King to discuss her new book Gathering Blossoms Under Fire . The book includes five decades of Walker's intimate journals discussing life, love and her rise to stardom after The Color Purple .'
Black Male Image in the South: Mark Anthony Neal in Conversation with Charles Burnett, Terence Nance, and Kevin Wilson, Jr.
'Is the Black, Southern male experience represented adequately in film? Do Black male filmmakers from the region feel the need to represent this life experience in their work? Moderated by the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, Mark Anthony Neal this panel will explore the topic with Charles Burnett , Terence Nance , and Kevin Wilson,
Artist Faith Ringgold’s Life’s Work Celebrated in New York Exhibit
'A major retrospective at the New Museum in New York looks at the remarkable life and work of artist Faith Ringgold , 91, who has fought for change in the art world and beyond for 60 years. Jeffrey Brown visited with the artist and has this profile for PBS NewsHour 's arts and culture series, CANVAS. '
Robin Thede is Making Room for More Black Women in Comedy
'Since 2019, A Black Lady Sketch Show has served as a testament to just how wonderfully weird and insightful things get when some of the best Black women comedians gather. Its success is due in large part to the vision of creator and star Robin Thede , who The Takeaway to discuss the third season of A Black Lady Sketch Show , which just kicked off on HBO.'

APR 12

The Pandemic Profiteers
' ProPublica reporter David McSwane tells the story of people and businesses that profited from the COVID-19 pandemic. He found the government awarded lucrative contracts to many people with a history of fraudulent business practices documented in public records, if anyone had bothered to check. His new book is Pandemic, Inc .'
Chef Adrienne Cheatham on Sunday Best Cooking
'"Top Chef" finalist and chef Adrienne Cheatham 's debut cookbook, Sunday Best: Cooking Up the Weekend Everyday , is inspired by her southern heritage alongside technique she's learned while working in professional kitchens, like Red Rooster Harlem. The book's title is a nod to the Sunday family meal, as well as the custom of, especially in black communities, wearing one's "Sunday best" outfit fo

APR 11

Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley: Victory with Tricia Hersey
'We’ve heard of burnout and “zoom fatigue,” but what are practices we can take to let ourselves pause and not be made to feel guilty about it? Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley talks to the founder of the Nap Ministry, Tricia Hersey about how to treat our bodies, not as hustle machines, but as living, divine beings that need rest. And what does that even look like?'
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Mark Anthony Neal on Black Ephemera: The Crisis and Challenge of the Musical Archive
'A conversation with Mark Anthony Neal , James B. Duke Distinguished Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He writes and publishes widely in cultural criticism, with particular focus on the cultural production and African American musical history of soul and rhythm and blues music. He is the author and editor of a number of books, in
School Librarians Speak Out Against Book Bannings and Censorship
'School librarians have tough jobs. And in 2021, an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books made it even tougher, according to the American Library Association. Most of these targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQ people. Host Anthony Brooks speaks with Jennisen Lucas , the district librarian for public schools in Cody, Wyoming, and president of the American Association of School Li
The Limits with Jay Williams: Michele Roberts on Black Women's Leadership In The Courts And The NBA
'When Michele Roberts grew up watching the NBA on her TV, she never imagined she would one day be a trailblazing executive for the league. After Michele was named executive director of the NBA Players' Association (NBPA), she became the first woman to hold this position, and the first woman to lead a major sports union in North America. The recently-retired Roberts has been a beacon for the leagu
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Water-Worshipper: Powerful Juxtaposition of Cultural Sampling
' Jean-Michel Basquiat ’s Water Worshipper has a stronger narrative than is typical for Basquiat’s paintings, with multi-referential juxtaposition of stories, rich intercultural sampling, ideas “cut up” from their contexts, assimilated together in a powerful and enigmatic masterwork. Basquiat represents the fierce individualism of an artist who stood apart from any single particular school of tho
The Critical Role of Black Mothers -- and How to Support All Moms | Anna Malaika Tubbs | TED
'Throughout US history, the stories of influential Black mothers have been purposefully obscured -- at a high cost to us all. Sociologist Anna Malaika Tubbs unmasks the lies and designs behind this strategic erasure and highlights the scientific, cultural and historical contributions of Black mothers. Listen in as she details how we can change the narrative to move forward.'
Symposium—Surrealism Beyond Borders | On Black, Brown, & Beige with Fred Moten, Robin D.G. Kelley and Zita Cristina Nunes
'Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but perspectives on the movement have been formed primarily through a Western European focus. The exhibition "Surrealism Beyond Borders" reconsiders the “movement” of Surrealism across boundaries of geography and chronology. This two-day series of conversations with leading scholars and artists continues to explore the issues
New World Coming: Growing Up Left with Mary Louise Patterson
' James Counts Early is joined by activist and doctor, Mary Louise Patterso n, to discuss Mary Louise’s upbringing under two leading organizers with the Communist Party USA, the importance of community and family in the lifelong struggle for liberation, and her Cuba solidarity work with IFCO/Pastors for Peace. Mary Louise Patterson is an activist and doctor trained in the former Soviet Union at t
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing | Whitney Walkthrough
'Join Jane Panetta , the Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art , as she discusses key works from Jennifer Packer 's exhibition of paintings and drawings. Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing was initiated by Serpentine and curated by Melissa Blanchflower, Curator, Exhibitions and Public Art with Natalia Grabowska, Assist
Rage Hezekiah in The Black Writer's Studio
' Rage Hezekiah is a New England-based poet and educator, who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, MacDowell, and The Ragdale Foundation, and is the recipient of the Saint Botolph Foundation's Emerging Artists Award. Her poems have been anthologized, co-translated, and published internationally.'

APR 08

'Black Girl Songbook' – Donna Summer Deserves | Chapter 27
'Host Danyel Smith celebrates the enchanted, soulful voice of Donna Summer and her undeniable contribution to music as inventor of disco and shining pop star. Danyel walks us through the trials and tribulations that Donna endured as she continued to be a creative force in the music world even though American culture attempted to kill a genre she stood at the forefront of.'
The Quarantine Tapes 243: Jason Moran
“The music that [my teachers] would make would always amplify the struggle, but it would also amplify the joy. My teachers did not shy away from these kinds of tough conversations and they laid it into their music. I’ve only been taught by musicians who did that.” 'On episode 243 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber is joined by musician and composer Jason Moran . This episode comes as par
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Andrea Pitts on Nos/Otras: Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Multiplicitous Agency, and Resistance
'A conversation with Andrea Pitts , who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they are also affiliated with a number of other programs including the Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Social Aspects of Health Initiative. Andrea has published wid
Left of Black S12 · E18 | Madam C. J. Walker & Black Philanthropy with Tyrone McKinley Freeman
Madam C.J. Walker is often lauded for the wealth she accumulated as a self-made entrepreneur in the emerging field of beauty care products for Black women, especially being the daughter of former slaves. In this episode of Left of Black , however, guest Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman shines a much-needed light on the philanthropic work of Walker throughout her life as he discusses his new book, Mada
Cassandra Wilson: Subtle Singer, Subversive Songwriter and 2022 NEA Jazz Master
'This episode of Jazz Night in America travels through Cassandra Wilson 's story — from her formative years in Jackson, Miss.; her decades-long friendship with singer-songwriter Rhonda Richmond ; to New Orleans, where she apprenticed with legendary drummer James Black and to New York, where she fell in with the "outcasts" in M-BASE. We'll consider how she learned to turn music upside-down with av
How Permanent Standard Time Could Save Lives, Explained by a Sleep Expert
'Shifting back and forth between times has been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and motor vehicle crashes — especially in the spring, says Charles Czeisler , chief of the Division of Sleep And Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Shifting to one time could cut down on these effects and increase productivity. But Czeisler says there’s a problem with the Senate’s
Does the U.S. Child Welfare System Destroy Black Families?
'Is the child welfare system set up to destroy Black families? That is a question asked in the new book TORN APART: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World by Professor Dorothy Roberts . She challenges the system that exists, discusses the stories of families negatively affected, and the possibilities for change.'
Listening Party: Syd's 'Broken Hearts Club'
'A lot of people know Syd as the lead vocalist for Los Angeles-based band The Internet or as a former member of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future , however, the singer-songwriter's new album B roken Hearts Club captures the artist's unique alternative R&B sound. This album comes out five years after she released her debut solo album Fin. Syd joins All Of It for a Listening Party.'
A Journey to Reconnect with an Incarcerated Father
' Radio Rookie Folashade Olatunde ’s dad went to prison when she was two years old. She used to go visit him all the time with her mom. Until her parents got divorced. Now, it’s been more than a decade since she saw her father. In this installment of Radio Rookies , Folashade shares a series of open and honest audio diaries and invites listeners on her journey to rebuild her relationship with her
The Trayvon Generation
'To learn more about her new book , The Takeaway speaks with author Elizabeth Alexander , poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in the arts, culture, and humanities. We also hear her thoughts on motherhood, philanthropy, and the anxieties of young Black people growing up and making art in this moment.'

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