Saturday, April 9, 2022


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'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.'

APR 06

Dr. Cornel West: Philosophy in Our Time of Imperial Decay
'American philosopher, political activist, social critic, and educator Dr. Cornel West offers the public lecture, "Philosophy in Our Time of Imperial Decay." Dr. West is The New School's 2021-2022 Presidential Visiting Scholar and is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. West teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer , as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, Afr
Why Everyone has This Chair
'This two-legged chair, Cesca (also known as a B32), has been famous for almost 100 years. It was designed nearly 100 years ago by an architect named Marcel Breuer , while he was a student at the Bauhaus, the famed German art school. This somewhat unassuming two-legged chair is the realization of a manifestos-worth of utopian ideals about design and functionality. So maybe it’s no surprise it has
Legendary Musician Daryl Hall Brings 'Timeless Quality' Back to the Stage
' Daryl Hall , a giant of the music industry who is best known for being one-half of the iconic group Hall & Oates, is now 75 and still trying to make his fans' "dreams come true." And with a new tour he shows no signs of slowing down. Geoff Bennett sat down with the iconic musician.'
Live from the Whitney | A Conversation with Jennifer Packer
'On the occasion of her survey exhibition, The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing , Jennifer Packer speaks in conversation with Jane Panetta , Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art . Their dialogue touches on Packer’s approach to painting, her influences and inspirations from the history of art, and her engagement with the politics of repr

APR 05

Joy James on the Rise of the Black Bourgeoisie
'In their latest interview for The Real News Network , co-hosts of THIS IS REVOLUTION Jason Myles and Pascal Robert speak with Dr. Joy James about the destructive triumph of neoliberalism in the US and about the different institutions, classes, ideological strands, and clashing factions that have developed within the sphere of Black politics in the neoliberal era. Dr. James is a world-renowned sc
America's Black Upper Class: Rich, Successful and Empowered
'In the United States, African-Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group. But despite the country’s institutional racism, a Black elite has found success, thanks to a combination of entrepreneurial thinking and intensive networking within the Black community.'
‘Abbott Elementary’ Addresses Education Equity Through a Comedic Lens
' Abbott Elementary is a hit new series on ABC, tackling the issue of public education and equity using humor. It's a workplace comedy focused on a group of dedicated teachers at an underfunded elementary school in Philadelphia. Veteran actress Sheryl Lee Ralph , who plays Barbara Howard, an elementary school teacher who has seen it all, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss for our series, CANVAS .'
The Chef Bryant Terry on How To “Blackify” Fennel
' Bryant Terry is a chef, educator, food-justice activist, and cookbook author. He joined Helen Rosner virtually to cook a dish from his book Vegetable Kingdom : citrus and garlic-herb braised fennel. The dish calls for marinating the bulb in mojo , a citrus-juice-based Cuban condiment more typically applied to meat. Terry says that he wants to “blackify” vegetables, as part of his project to “up
Haiti is Facing a Hunger Catastrophe
'According to the United Nations , in Haiti, a country of over 11 million people, a rising food crisis is threatening nearly half the population with acute food insecurity and severe hunger. Political instability, inflation, recurring disasters exacerbated by climate change, and challenges in Haiti’s agricultural capacity are all catalysts for the food crisis. To make matters worse, Russia’s inva
A brush with... Alberta Whittle
'In this episode of A brush with... , Alberta Whittle talks to Ben Luke about her influences in art, books, music and other media and the cultural experiences that have shaped her life and work. Over the last few years, Whittle has emerged as one of the most striking new voices in contemporary British art, especially with her collaborative film installations focusing on battling anti-blackness. B

APR 04

Reckoning and Resilience – Artist Steven M. Cozart and Duke University Professor Trina Jones
"The goal of the work is to have people within the African-American community talk to each other and understand their perspectives and hopefully to break down some of these myths and fallacies that we've accepted. So what I'm hoping is that people will see those works and start to have a conversation with each other." —Artist Steven M. Cozart 'This episode of the Nasher Museum Podcast features ar
Afropop Worldwide – From Nashville to Nairobi: The History of Country Music in Kenya
'In this episode of Afropop Worldwid e, an examination of the history of country music in Kenya, dating back to the 1920s and 30s when local populations first heard Jimmie Rodgers on early country western 78 records, to the current day, where the clubs of Nairobi are filled with rising stars bringing their own unique sounds to country music. Hear their takes on the hits of Don Williams , Kenny Ro
Solving Systemic Racism and Buying Sensible Cardigans with Comic Phoebe Robinson
'Comic Phoebe Robinson told NPR's Rachel Martin that she doesn't wake up every day thinking "time to dismantle systemic racism!" But since she has a platform, she might as well use it to bring about some positive change. She also told Martin that her dream life involves buying sensible cardigans, getting day drunk with Kathy Lee and Hoda, and a loving marriage with Robert DeNiro. Robinson's book
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Julius Fleming, Jr. on Black Patience: Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation
'A discussion with Julius Fleming, Jr . , who teaches in the Department of English at University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He has published widely on African American literature and culture, with particular emphasis on how cultural production functions at the very heart of political movement, mobilization, and demands. In this conversation, we discuss his new book Black Patience: Per
Is There Anything Tamron Hall Can't Do?
' The incomparable Tamron Hall joined The Takeaway to discuss the third season of her talk show, motherhood, and her new Court TV show Someone They Knew. She also gave some advice to future journalists.'
Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast: The Story of Philadelphia International Records – Episode 4: Here to Create Music
'On the fourth and final episode of The Story of Philadelphia International Records, we’ll explore the fascinating passion projects that defined the late 1970s for PIR. This episode will cover the story of 1977’s Let’s Clean Up the Ghetto by The Philadelphia International All-Stars — a supergroup featuring Billy Paul , Archie Bell , Teddy Pendergrass , The Three Degrees and more — and Leon Huff ’
Fighting the Corruption of Power by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) ( - We keep learning more about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Donald Trump and his team tried to use to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In some ways, it is discouraging. We know just how badly Trump’s inner circle was corrupted by his desire to keep po

APR 03

Black Food Folks–Black Desserts: The Light & Shade of Black Nostalgia
'The world of desserts can feel indulgent and decadent in ways that overlook the practical impact our cultural relationships with food have on our lives. The joy and celebration, the emotional connection and comfort in good and bad times our dessert traditions have are as much an heirloom as the recipes themselves so on this episode Therese Nelson talks with wellness coach Shelley Chapman (@shell
Left of Black S12 · E17 | The Black Arts Movement of the South with James Smethurst
How did artistic expression originating from the South, particularly during the Civil Rights Era, influence and impact the broader Black arts movement across the country? Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Dr. James Smethurst , professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to discuss his latest book release, Behold the

APR 01

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

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