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Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Music and Visuals: "Lockdown" -- Anderson .Paak
Visuals for "Lockdown" by Anderson .Paak
Music and Visuals: “Freeze Tag" – Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington & 9th Wonder) feat. Phoelix
Visuals for "Freeze Tag", the lead single from Dinner Party , the eponymous debut of the super-group Terrace Martin , Robert Glasper , Kamasi Washington & 9th Wonder featuring Phoelix.
Teaching Ava DuVernay's 13th: #Docuhistory with Walter D. Greason & Kevin Gannon
'In this public conversation about teaching 13th (2016), Ava DuVernay 's documentary film exploring the history of racial inequality in the United States, Walter D. Greason and Kevin Gannon join moderator Joe Schmidt of the New York City Department of Education to discuss questions and pedagogical avenues raised by the film.' -- Scholars and Publics
Movement & Visuals for "Motherless Child”—MusiQology featuring Renaldo Maurice & Vince Anthony
“[T]he most radical art is not protest art but works that take us to another place, envision a different way of seeing, perhaps, a different way of feeling.” -- Robin D.G. Kelley Short film for "Motherless Child" from MusiQology 's A Spiritual Vibe, vol 1 featuring movement by Renaldo Maurice and vocals by Vince Anthony.
Bryant Gumbel on the 'Black Tax'
' #RealSports host Bryant Gumbel offers a personal commentary and shares what he calls ‘the black tax.' -- HBO
The Life and Work of Octavia E. Butler
' Natalie Russell , Assistant Curator of Literary Collections at the Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanical Gardens, discusses the life, work and legacy of award-winning science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler .' -- All Of It
Reconstructing Black Politics, Again
'The urgent needs of Black politics today have roots in the failures of the Reconstruction era. Today, a look at how that history led us to the present moment, and what the future could hold. On this episode of Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast , Adam Serwer , staff writer at The Atlantic talks about how to be anti-racist now and the past and future of Black politics.'

JUN 23

Jennifer L. Eberhardt: How Racial Bias Works—and How to Disrupt It
'Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice -- an
Bernice Johnson Reagon On Leading Freedom Songs During The Civil Rights Movement
'In the 1960s, Bernice Johnson Reagon was a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Singers. In 1988, she spoke to Fresh Air about the songs she sang as an activist.'
Black Wall Street And Its Legacy In America
'A century ago, O.W. Gurley built an empire of African American businesses in Tulsa. Though it all came burning down in the massacre of 1921, new generations of entrepreneurs rose from the ashes.' -- Forbes
"The Only Little Black Girl in Anthropology": Marina Magloire on Transnational Black Feminism
' Marina Magloire , Black feminist scholar of African American and diasporic literature, presented this paper that tells the story of a friendship deferred. When their paths first crossed in the 1930s, Katherine Dunham was a glamorous Midwesterner who would later be known for her popularizations of Afro-diasporic dance forms in American performance; while Zora Neale Hurston was a charming Souther
Unladylike2020: Gladys Bentley—Gender-Bending Performer and Musician
' Gladys Bentley (1907-1960) joined New York’s Harlem Renaissance jazz scene at age 16 and became an instant sensation and gender identity pioneer, performing piano and vocals at the most popular gay bars, wearing men’s clothing, and openly flirting with women in the audience.' -- American Masters PBS
Lynn Whitfield Talks Greenleaf, Justice for George Floyd, and COVID-19
On the episode of The New Norm with Selena Hill , actress Lynn Whitfield discusses her series Greenleaf , the killing of George Floyd, and COVID-19 crisis. -- Black Enterprise
Shane Battier: The 'inspiration gap' kills innovation. How can we do better?
' What is the inspiration gap? Inspiration comes in many forms: successful role models who went before us, positive words, and coaching from the people in our lives, even the act of setting a goal for ourselves and sticking to it. But inspiration is in some ways a luxury. The financial, familial, and infrastructure constraints that children in at-risk communities face every day must, by necessity
ABWH TV: Black Women's Resistance & History
'In this episode of ABWH TV, Professors Kellie Carter Jackson , Tera Hunter , Sarah Haley , Crystal N Feimster , Robyn Spencer , and Ashley Farmer discuss Black Women's Resistance and History.' -- Association of Black Women Historians

JUN 21

On the Banality of Everyday Anti-Blackness
by Matthew Somoroff | @matty_som | NewBlackMan (in Exile) At about 9 a.m. on Friday, June 19, my doorbell rang unexpectedly. I looked through the living-room windows and saw a white woman I didn’t recognize. She’d come to let me know that the “Black Lives Matter” sign that sits at the edge of my front lawn, next to the street, had been spray-painted. Black matte paint now covered the word Black

JUN 20

History of Black Cowboys
'Author Walter Thompson-Hernández joins All Of It to discuss his book The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland and the history of black cowboys in America.'
Revisiting 'Paris is Burning'
'Director Jennie Livingston joins All Of It to discuss the legacy of the 1990 documentary, Paris Is Burning. The film is now available in a new restoration on Blu-ray and DVD released by the Criterion Collection. Livingston is joined by Sol Williams Pendavis , who is featured in the film.'
Don Bryant Discusses New Album, Marriage and Love
'NPR's Scott Simon speaks with longtime Soul singer Don Bryant about his new album You Make Me Feel .'
Teyana Taylor On 'The Album' And Asserting Her Creative Vision
'NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Teyana Taylor about The Album , her anticipated follow-up to the Kanye West -produced K.T.S.E. that features guests like Lauryn Hill , Missy Elliott and Erykah Badu .'
The Overlooked Reality of Police Violence Against Disabled Black Americans
' Sandra Bland , Eric Garner , Freddie Gray , Tanisha Anderson , Deborah Danner , Ezell Ford , Alfred Olango , and Keith Lamont Scott were all Black and tragically killed by police. They also have one other thing in common: they were all disabled . As police brutality against Black people continues to be in the national spotlight, the reality of police violence against disabled people—especially

JUN 19

Marcus Strickland—"On My Mind Remix” (feat. Bilal, Pharoahe Monch & Greg Tate)
' ON MY MIND , a film by Petra Richterová & Jennifer Galvin , is an abstract, Afro-cosmic film, aesthetically and symbolically grounded in African culture and New York history. Based on vanguard saxophonist and composer Marcus Strickland ’s latest track "On My Mind remix," urbanscapes and spiritual objects bring these artists into a rare, contemporary dialogue, reflecting the song’s timeless cont
Left of Black S10:E17—Jazz Saxophonist Joshua Redman
Jazz legend Joshua Redman joined Duke Professor and Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal at one of Durham’s iconic pubs, T he Pinhook , for a stirring discussion about the state of jazz, his own musical journey, and the legacy of his father–– great jazz saxophonist Walter Dewey Redman . Duke Performances brought Redman to Durham to stage his ongoing tribute concert, Still Dreaming , dedicated to
Music and Vision: Moses Sumney—"Keeps Me Alive”
Visuals for Moses Sumney 's "Keeps Me Alive”, from his double-album græ .
Delroy Lindo on Starring in Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' and Engaging with Today's Racial Justice Uprising
' Spike Lee ’s new Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods , follows a group of Black Vietnam War veterans who return to present-day Vietnam to find the body of their Squad Leader, Stormin Norm, who died in combat. Through archival clips and flashbacks, the film highlights the complicated position that many Black soldiers found themselves in during the Vietnam War, fighting for a cause they didn’t necessarily
Music and Vision: Leon Bridges—"Sweeter" feat Terrace Martin
Official visuals for "Sweeter" by Leon Bridges featuring Terrace Martin .
Jaki Shelton Green — "Oh My Brother"
With George Floyd as muse, Jaki Shelton Green offers a tribute to Black lives, befitting the master poet that she is. "Oh My Brother" is featured on her new recording The River Speaks of Thirst .
40 Acres And A Mule: How Post Civil War Policy Kicked Off Racial Wealth Inequality
' The destruction of Black property, combined with policies designed to keep Black Americans behind their white counterparts, resulted in the racial wealth gap this country is still facing today, says William Darity , a professor of public policy, African and African American studies and economics, and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. This is attribut
Music and Vision: "Oh, What a Beautiful City"—Dr. Guy's Musiqology featuring Bridget Ramsey
Music and vision for "Oh, What a Beautiful City" from Dr. Guy's Musiqology's latest recording A Spiritual Vibe, Vol. 1 . The song features vocals from Bridget Ramsey .
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