Saturday, January 11, 2020


NewBlackMan (in Exile)


On Work, Hunger and the Starvation of the Welfare State

'Anthropologist Maggie Dickinson examines the intersections of hunger, work and the collapsing US welfare state - as the government pushes work requirements for social programs, food assistance subsidizes low-wage jobs, empowers the profits of capital over the lives of workers, and entrenches deep poverty across society. Dickinson is author of Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's
J Hoberman: Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and the American Political Imaginary

'Legendary film critic J Hoberman joins LA Review of Books to discuss Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan , which is the the final installment of his film history trilogy Found Illusions. Hoberman describes how he set out to tell the story of how cinema operated as the social and political unconscious of American society throughout the Cold War and discovered along the way that Ronald

JAN 05

Bill Rhoden On Sports: Thoughts on the Legacy of David Stern & The NFL's Black Coach Problem

' William C. Rhoden , Jamal Murphy and Eryn Ashleigh Mathewson talk about the legacy of former NBA commissioner David Stern and the NFL's problem with minority coaching hires and more.' -- BROSpod
Director Of 'Just Mercy' Depicts Characters 'In All Of Their Complexities'

' Bryan Stevenson 's bestselling book Just Mercy may not seem like the most obvious candidate for a splashy Hollywood movie adaptation. It's about the founding of a not-for-profit advocacy organization that helps low-income people who were denied fair trials. And the plot follows the grueling legal work necessary to appeal the sentences of convicted murderers on Alabama's death row, not all of wh

JAN 04

Rhiannon Giddens on African American Contributions to Music

' Rhiannon Giddens is a folk singer and multi-instrumentalist who also happens to be a classically trained opera singer. Having grown up in North Carolina, she’s now on a mission to re-frame the history of African Americans and their contributions to the musical landscape. Giddens sits down with Walter to discuss her latest album, “There Is No Other,” and play a little banjo.' -- Amanpour and Com
Single Mothers and the Boys and Men Raised by Them

'Filmmaker Daphne McWilliams joins All Of It to discuss her documentary , In a Perfect World , about the experience of boys raised by single mothers.'
An Alternative to Our Broken Prison System

' On the Media co-host Bob Garfield speaks with Danielle Sered , author of Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair . As executive director of Common Justice, an organization based in New York City, Sered pioneered the practice of restorative justice with violent offenders at a local level. She discusses the profoundly transformative power of making amends.'

Gregory Porter: Personal Stories For Universal Songs

'The smooth, booming voice of Gregory Porter brought a galvanizing force to jazz when he broke onto the scene about a decade ago. It's a voice of exhortation, flowing out of the gospel church. A voice of dignity, in the mode of 
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