Saturday, May 23, 2020


NewBlackMan (in Exile)


Left of Black S10:E14 – Kinohi Nishikawa and Black Pulp Fiction of the 1970’s
The rise of Black pulp fiction was largely attributed to the success of Blaxpoitation films, like Dolemite, which offered a more raw depiction of African American daily life in the 1970’s. Princeton Professor of English Kinohi Nishikawa sat down with Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal to discuss these trends and his newest publication, Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Lite
Dezron Douglas And Brandee Younger: Alone Together Duets
'Before the lockdown, harpist Brandee Younger and double bassist Dezron Douglas were constantly on the road, usually spending time apart as they toured with artists such as Makaya McCraven and Enrico Rava . This quarantine has allowed these college sweethearts to shine radiantly together as a duo. Their weekly "Brunch In The Crib" Facebook live streams from their East Harlem, N.Y., apartment prov

MAY 20

Wealth Gap: Wider Than Gender with Professor Anne-Maria Makhulu
'Capitalism and patriarchy are intrinsically linked. In this episode with Duke University Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African-American Studies Anne-Maria Makhulu , we explore the origins of wealth suppression and oppression across gender, race, and class. Makhulu has conducted research for over two decades in South Africa and is author of Making Freedom (Duke Univer
Tale of Two NC Sheriffs: Pitt County's Paula Dance (dir. Dilsey Davis)
'When one thinks of a sheriff in North Carolina, it’s easy to go back to the good ole days when the most popular sheriff around was Andy Griffith , in the make believe Mayberry. But today, North Carolina is more diverse, and so are the sheriffs in charge. Sheriff Paula Dance of Pitt County is serving her first term as the first African-American female sheriff in the state. She’s admired for not p
Tanisha C. Ford: Dressed in Dreams with Natalie Yvonne Moore
'Clothes are never just clothes. Instead, argues Tanisha C. Ford , they’re “a powerful social skin,” a way of expressing who we are--or at least how we want to be seen. Ford sees this as particularly true for the Black community, for whom dressing has always been political, from dashikis to baggy jeans. In Dressed in Dreams , Ford discusses the history of Black style, drawing from both her schola

MAY 19

The Long Haul: A Comic Book Store's Fight To Survive
'Comic book store owner Rob Reese outlines the unique challenges facing the niche industry. When he took the reins of 41-year-old Alternate Worlds Comics last fall, he could never have anticipated what he's up against today.' -- Forbes
The American Project: Reparations and the American Creed with William 'Sandy' Darity
'In this wide-ranging conversation, prize-winning economist Sandy Darity discusses his plan for reparations for American slavery and its legacy. Based on thirty years of research, Professor Darity’s plan is pragmatic, at once fiscally sound and deeply moral. He is co-author, with A. Kirsten Mullen, of the just-published book: From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Cent
ABWH TV: Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal
'Dr. Tiffany Gill , Inaugural John and Patricia Cochran Scholar and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware, interviews Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott about her book, Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (CUP 2019), winner of the 2019 ABWH Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize and the 2020 Organization of American Historians

MAY 17

How Labor Organizing Can Help Women and People of Color Unemployed Due to COVID-19
'As the health crisis continues, COVID-19 has also pushed us over the cliff toward an economic crisis, and we’re still bracing for final the impact. The workers who are affected the most are, of course, those working hospitality and service jobs. And there’s something else striking about who’s hit the hardest, though it’s no surprise to economists, who’ve seen this trend again and again: "We know
Raul Midón: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'Despite the pall cast over so many aspects of our existence these days, Raul Midón 's one man concert from his home studio shines with a vibrant appreciation of the beauty of life, down to its smallest details. It kicks off with two tracks from The Mirror , an album released just as we entered our quarantine period in mid-March: "I Love The Afternoon" and "I Really Want To See You Again," a song
Why Maternity Wards Are Disappearing from Black Neighborhoods
'In some cities across the country, maternity wards are disappearing in Black neighborhoods. Experts call these areas “maternity care deserts," because people have limited access to maternity care services such as prenatal care or maternity wards, or they have none at all. Now, many are worried that as the coronavirus pandemic continues, these deserts could become a truly nationwide trend. Accord
The Story Behind Instagram's Rise
Sarah Frier discusses her book , No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram with Alison Stewart, host of All Of It .

MAY 16

Sonics & Visuals: Moses Sumney – “Cut Me"
Official video for "Cut Me" by Moses Sumney from the double album græ . Written & Directed by Moses Sumney ; Dancers: Emara Neymour-Jackson and Malachi Middleton .
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