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Saturday, June 13, 2020


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“Truth is On It’s Way”: Nikki Giovanni Takes the Revolution to Church
by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan| NewBlackMan (in Exile) “the church is a great archive of Black music.” -- Nikki Giovanni Amiri Baraka once wrote that Black music, “to retain its freshness, its originality, its specific expression of its own history and contemporary reality in each generation creates a ‘new music’.” This was yet another articulation of what Baraka once called the “changing s
Left of Black S10:E16—Chaédria LaBouvier on Basquiat’s “Defacement”
Writer and curator Chaédria LaBouvier has cemented her place in the art world as the first African-American person to curate an exhibition at the famed Guggenheim Museum. A scholar of the celebrated artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat , LaBouvier sat down with co-host Sasha Panaram, Ph.D. to share her process for organizing the stunning show, “ Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story .” The exhibit wa
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Don Lemon is a Soldier for The Army of Truth
'Over the past several years, we’ve watched Don Lemon go from a semi-conservative broadcast journalist to an emotionally expressive, openly opinionated public figure. The CNN anchor has even drawn the ire of President Trump. And Lemon is OK with that. “If the President is exhibiting racist behavior,” he tells Come Through with Rebecca Carroll , “it is incumbent on journalists to point that behavi
Black Trans Lives Matter
' Imara Jones joins us to talk about creating a truly inclusive Black Lives Matter movement, and getting back to the roots of Pride. Imara Jones is an award-winning journalist, and the creator of TransLash , a multi-episode series about what it is like to be transgender, especially a trans person of color, at a time of social backlash.' -- Nancy
Gatekeepers in Publishing
' Lisa Lucas , Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, discusses the Twitter hashtag #PublishingPaidMe, where writers of color have revealed their book advances as well as the long-standing issues in the publishing industry that it's revealed.' -- All Of It

JUN 11

KIRBY: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' KIRBY 's panache here, bolstered by a yellow bodysuit and blonde afro, is infectious and — just like the sunny backdrop of her manager's LA home — her vocal runs radiate a soft power. Accompanied by Tiny Desk alumni guitarist Justus West and flanked by plenty of plant life, KIRBY leans heavy into love songs off her debut album, Sis . But don't let the throwback pop and doo-wop fool you — these
“Out of Options in Terms of Reform”: Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the Racist History of Police in U.S.
' Democracy Now! speaks with Khalil Gibran Muhammad , a professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S. “We haven’t seen a moment like this in at least half a century,” Muhammad says. “It’s hard to know for s
Ras Baraka: "What We Want"
Poem and performance from Newark, NJ mayor Ras Baraka . Lyrics: Ras Baraka @rasjbaraka Music: Jerry Wonda @princewonda Video Directed by: Ayana Stafford-Morris Video Produced by: Udi Aloni

JUN 10

Protests Aren't What They Look Like on TV
'The killings of George Floyd , Breonna Taylor , and Ahmaud Arbery have ignited protests around the world. Those protests have dominated news coverage. But when it comes to communicating the protests’ scale, character, and purpose, a lot of that coverage falls short. Part of that is because of the media’s incentive to highlight the most dramatic imagery; it’s why so much protest coverage has been
In Wake of George Floyd’s Death, Black Professionals Talk Race and Work
'The killing of George Floyd on May 25 sparked protests over police brutality and systemic racism. The Wall Street Journal ’s Darren Everson spoke with black professionals to discuss their experiences and what changes they’d like to see.'
What Can Poetry Offer Us in Distressing Times?
'Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera , poet and author Inez Tan , and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos visit Zócalo Public Square to consider how reading and writing poetry can save us when all seems lost. Hosted by Carla Hall.'
The Beautiful Witness We Bear: Jericho Brown, Nikky Finney and Ismail Muhammad:
'Renowned poets Jericho Brown (2020 Pulitzer Prize winner) and Nikky Finney (2011 National Book Award winner), formerly student and teacher, reunite to address the current moment of uprising and solidarity in the face of anti-Black violence, in a visceral conversation about art, identity, and witness. Moderated by Ismail Muhammad .' -- Bay Area Book Festival

JUN 08

The Lack of Attention for Violence Against Black Trans People
' Tony McDade was a Black transgender man who was shot and killed by police in Florida two days after Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although details about McDade’s death are still developing, according to the police, McDade was a suspect in a stabbing that took place earlier that day. Neighbors however are disputing the police’s story , saying that officers gave no warning before firin
Police Abolition Explained
' Nicole Lewis , staff writer at The Marshall Project, explains the case of activists for police abolition and what some of those policies might look like in practice.' -- All Of It
How We Keep Our Communities Safe
'The question of public safety — what it is, how we can preserve it — is a question that our society has been grappling with for generations. Elizabeth Hinton is a professor of History, African-American Studies and Law at Yale University and author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America . In this segment, Hinton talks about how the institution
Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.: "I Am Tired...The Pandemic Of Racism Must End"
Black Enterprise CEO: "I Am Tired...The Pandemic Of Racism Must End" by Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. | @EarlButchGraves | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Over the past few days, civil unrest has gripped our entire nation. This was due to the unwarranted and senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week by a police officer who placed his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd for nine minutes as h

JUN 06

Authors Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi Discuss Their Book 'Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You'
'In Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You , bestselling and award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi deliver a timely, crucial, and ultimately empowering history of racism and antiracism in America. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative that speaks to young people as only Reynolds can, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racism—and on ways reade
ABWH TV: Black Women, History & State Sanctioned Violence
'On this episode of ABWH-TV, Talitha LeFlouria , Kali Nicole Gross , LaShawn Harris , Cheryl D. Hicks , Treva Lindsey , and Sowande' Mustakeem discuss the Breonna Taylor case through the lens of Black womanhood and history.' -- Association of Black Women Historians
Launch/Listening Party: Guthrie Ramsey and Musiqology—A Spiritual Vibe, Vol.1
'Filmed on Facebook Live, this listening party for Guthrie Ramsey and Musiqology — A Spiritual Vibe, Vol.1 was hosted by Alisha Lola Jones with commentary by Fredera Hadley and Mark Anthony Neal with special surprise guests.'

JUN 05

Racial Inequality: Black Workers Face 'Devastating Job Loss' During The Pandemic, Study Says
'Black Americans are disproportionately hard hit by the current loss of jobs. We explore why and what can be done to reverse this trend. On Point's Coronavirus Hours is joined by Valerie Wilson , director of the Economic Policy Institute ’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy; Darrick Hamilton , executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State Un
Helga: A Conversation with Elizabeth Alexander
'Poet and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President, Elizabeth Alexander joins Helga to share her thoughts on what it means to live a life alongside words, how we maintain relationships with one another, and what the world looks like after loss.' -- WNYC Studios
Bassey Ikpi Didn’t Enter the World Broken
'Author Bassey Ikpi always struggled with a certain kind of heaviness and worry growing up. In 2004, she was able to put a name to those feelings when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She joins Rebecca Carroll to talk about the particular stigma black women face when it comes to mental health, how TikTok is actually a form of self-care, and what she’s doing to try to stay healthy in the m
Staging Black Protest: A Play List by Lisa B. Thompson
| @DrLisaBThompson | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Black people are experiencing great turmoil. Millions have taken to the streets for a week to protest in the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and 
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