Saturday, February 1, 2020


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Is D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' The Perfect Album? A Conversation with Questlove and Rick Rubin

' On the Broken Record Podcast with Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell , Questlove talks about how he got involved with D’Angelo ’s Voodoo record, the process of it, and Rick Rubin shares that it's one of the greatest albums of all time to him.' -- Bringing Down The Band

JAN 28

Looking Back On A 'Decade Of Fire'

'In the 1970s, a string of devastating fires would help make the South Bronx a symbol of urban decay. In her documentary Decade of Fire , co-director Vivian Vázquez Irizarry , who grew up in the South Bronx, tries to dissect and counter that negative image through a personal lens. The documentary analyzes how the city, state, and federal governments abandoned the Bronx in the 1970s, and how despi
On The Frontlines Of Autism Research: North Carolina Professors Study Early Detection, Treatment

'Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they can detect autism spectrum disorder before it manifests in some young children, and they’re even developing treatments for some of the conditions that go hand-in-hand with autism. Professors Mark Zylka and Joe Piven work among more than two dozen scientists at UNC focused on autism spectrum disorder, and the National Institu
'Franchise' Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America

'History professor Marcia Chatelain 's new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, tracks what she calls the hidden history of the relationships between the struggle for civil rights and the expansion of the fast food industry.' -- All Things Considered
Finding Strength In Fragility: Meet Maya Freelon

'Durham artist Maya Freelon ’s large tissue paper installations have hung in the halls of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building and the North Carolina Museum of Art. She has received commissions from Google and Cadillac and was recently named one of five young artists to watch during Miami Art Week 2019. Her techniques transform tissue paper from schoolhouse craft to fine art and create co
The Barriers to Finding Mental Healthcare While Black

'There are many barriers to mental health care in the United States, including insurance, cost, and availability of therapists or psychiatrists. For people of color, these barriers can be much higher. Only around 4% of therapists are Black, and Black Americans are less likely to seek out mental health care. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is the host of the podcast Therapy for Black Girls , and she recen
Carrie Mae Weems: 'How Do You Measure a Life'

'Artist and MacArthur fellow Carrie Mae Weems recites a piece called, “How Do You Measure a Life.” An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight at the Apollo. This year’s theme was “The Strategic King: MLK's Visionary Leadership' -- All Of It
How a Lost Recording Became a Philadelphia Soul Classic

'Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios recorded more than 200 gold and platinum records before closing its doors in 2003, eventually donating 7,000 tapes to Drexel University, including recordings by Stevie Wonder , David Bowie , Gladys Knight and hundreds of other unknown artists. Christoper Booker reports on the search for hidden gems in one of the city's most comprehensive musical archives.' -- P
Imran Mohammad on Genocide, Detention, and Refugeehood

'Taking advantage of his visit in Chicago, Léopold Lambert talked with our past contributor Imran Mohammad . In November 2017, he wrote a text for us about the Rohingya genocide that he fled while he was living his fourth year of detention in an Australian camp detaining hundreds of exiled people on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. A few weeks later and while many detainees organized forms of revo

JAN 27

What Does the Resurgence of White Supremacy Mean for the Future of Race Relations? Lawrence D. Bobo in Conversation

'Nearly two-thirds of Americans say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since the current administration took office. Majorities of Americans, across all demographics, say race relations have worsened in the last two years, and reports of hate crimes are soaring. Are these trends merely temporary, the short-term product of an angry era, unregulated
Kenneth Shropshire on Racism's Persistence in Sports

On this episode of Edge of Sports , host Dave Zirin talks with Professor Kenneth Shropshire about a host of issues pervading sports and how today's students are taking them in. Kenneth L. Shropshire is the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport and CEO of Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University. His most recent book is The Miseducation of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College
"RIP 8 and 24" by C. Liegh McInnis

RIP 8 and 24 by C. Liegh McInnis | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Sports were as critical to my childhood as art. As I’ve stated many times, I was a mediocre three-sport athlete, emphasis on “mediocre.” Still, I learned many lessons from sports that continue to help me as an artist and an adult. As such, Kobe Bean Bryant becomes another example of how sports can be used to teach multiple lesso
#BigBlackData: A Celebration of Black History Makers

'To crunch #BigBlackData, Google used U.S.-based Trends Data to identify Black American achievements that were searched more than any others between January 1, 2004 – when U.S. Google Search Data first became available – and July 1, 2019. In other words, being the most searched talk show host means Oprah Winfrey was searched more than all other talk show hosts over this 15-year span. From the mos

JAN 26

Left of Black S10:E8: Oulimata Guéye and Afrocyberféminismes

'Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in the studio by critic and curator Oulimata Guéye to discuss her research focused on the impact of digital technology on urban popular culture in Africa, and on the 

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