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MAY 03

"Practice Toward Future Sovereignty": How We Stay Free, Black Philly Radical Collective and the Fight to Defend Black Trans Lives with Gabriel Bryant and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad
'In this conversation Gabriel Bryant and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad offer reflections on the Philly Black Radical Collective and on the long work of organizing outside of the spectacle of the mass mobilization. Gabe talks about some of the nuts and bolts of community organizing and building power as well as some recent developments in solidarity organizing for political prisoners including Mumia Abu Jam
Vox Conversations: Did the Sexual Revolution Go Wrong?
' Sean Illing talks with author and Washington Post columnist Christine Emba about whether or not we need to rethink sex. They discuss why, according to the research and reporting in Emba's new book Rethinking Sex, many Americans are unhappy with the sex they're having, and don't fully understand what they want. They also talk about how her Catholic faith informs her views on sex, why it's necess
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Kir Kuiken and Deborah Elise White on Haiti's Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution
'A discussion with Kir Kuiken and Deborah Elise White , editors of a new collection titled Haiti’s Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution , out with Bloomsbury Publishing in late-2021. Kir teaches in the Department of English at State University of New York at Albany in Albany, New York, and is the author of numerous articles and the book Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a Ne
Talib Kweli on Black Star's Return: 'We stand tall on the shoulders of our ancestors'
'The first Black Star album was released in Sept. 1998 to critical acclaim, immediately launching the solo careers for the duo of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey , formerly known as Mos Def. The pair of New Yorkers became two of the most noteworthy voices in what's sometimes called "conscious" rap. Today, Bey and Kweli's second album as Black Star, No Fear of Time , will debut via the subscription pod
The Long History of Violence Against Asian Women
'From March 2020 to December 2021, the advocacy coalition Stop AAPI Hate received nearly 11,000 reports of hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islanders. In her Nation article, " Sex, Death, and Empire: The Roots of Violence Against Asian Women ," Panthea Lee , an ethnographer, activist, and writer, interrogates a long history of sexualized and gendered violence against Asian women.
A Jamel Shabazz Retrospective at the Bronx Museum of the Arts
'The Brooklyn born and raised photographer Jamel Shabazz has been capturing the diverse characters of New York City streets for over 40 years, particularly joyous scenes of black and brown people in neighborhoods like Flatbush, Brownsville, and Harlem. Now, some of his work is on display at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, in an exhibit called, Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street , which includes over
How a Bookstore Went From Big Box 'Villain' to Hero
'People who once lamented Barnes & Noble's presence are now rooting for its success. Elizabeth Harris , New York Times reporter covering books and publishing, explains the big-box bookstore's new role in the publishing and retail ecosystem.'

MAY 02

Into America with Trymaine Lee: How Basquiat Earned His Crown
' Jean-Michel Basquiat was an iconic American artist who rose to fame in the downtown New York City cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 80s. In the years to come, Basquiat would transition from street tagger to gallery artist, taking the world by storm. Today, Basquiat’s legacy looms over us, larger than ever. His images and symbols grace Uniqlo t-shirts and Tiffany & Co jewelry campaigns.
Columbia University Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin’s 'Brief But Spectacular' Take on Black Life and Literature
'Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin was deeply troubled by the political turmoil happening across the U.S. during the 2016 presidential campaign. She began writing a literary memoir, Read Until You Understand , which explores what democracy means for the lives and work of Black authors and activists, and herself. Here's her Brief But Spectacular take on Black life and literature.

MAY 01

Jazz Night In America: The Nouveau swing of Donald Harrison Jr., Big Chief and NEA Jazz Master
'"This music that we call jazz is one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind," declares Donald Harrison, Jr. , with the air of someone who knows. To be sure, Harrison is hardly an objective source on the matter, as an alto saxophonist and bandleader with a lifelong connection to the culture of New Orleans, where he's also known as Big Chief of the Congo Square tribe. His commitmen
Left of Black S12 · E21 | Christopher Freeburg on Black Social Life in the Time of Slavery
Decades of research and scholarship around New World slavery limit the scope of the actions of the enslaved to political resistance while seeking only one goal: freedom. But what if Black life went beyond just the pursuit of liberty in order to encompass broader meaning through creative expression, spirituality, and self-awareness? Dr. Christopher Freeburg joins Left of Black host and Duke Univer

APR 27

A Brush with...Kehinde Wiley
' Ben Luke talks to Kehinde Wiley about his influences, including artists, writers, composers, musicians and filmmakers, and the cultural experiences that have shaped his life and work. Perhaps more than any other contemporary artist, Wiley has situated himself within the history of Western portrait painting. He makes direct reference to the art of the past, quoting from artists like Holbein, Tit
In Her Shoes: Leah Thomas
'Sustainability is often framed as an obstacle to a successful business in today's world, but Leah Thomas -- aka Green Girl Leah - - has carved out a career marrying the two. On this episode, host Lindsay Peoples talks shop with Leah, diving into the coinage of Intersectional Environmentalist, bringing Black joy to the environmental movement, and how she's made a career out of making the world a
Edge of Sports: Aaron Maybin Is In The True Trenches
'Former NFL player, artist, and author Aaron Maybin has a new book about history, politics and his work doing mutual aid organizing and education in the communities of Baltimore. Aaron is always great to talk to and as usual, he doesn’t disappoint.'
How We Stay Free - Philadelphia Housing Action featuring Christopher Rogers, Fajr Muhammad, Sterling Johnson, and Wiley Cunningham
'Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with the editors and contributors to a book called How We Stay Free: Notes on a Black Uprising . This book is edited by Christopher R. Rogers , Fajr Muhammad and the Paul Robeson House & Museum and is a great testament to the local dimensions of the Black uprising in Philadelphia in the months after the murder of George Floyd . In this conversation Rogers and Muha
Into America: Is Black Crypto Freedom? Or Fad?
'The racial wealth gap in this country between Black and white Americans is vast. But a sizeable number of people, like Lamar Wilson , the founder of Black Bitcoin Billionaires , say there’s a new way to help close this gap: cryptocurrency. There are even cryptocurrencies made by Black people to benefit the Black community, like Guapcoin , run by technologist Tavonia Evans. But while some people

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