Saturday, July 25, 2020


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New Wharton Business Dean Erika James Says Lack Of Diversity Stems From A Lack Of Prioritizing
'One of the country's leading business schools — the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — has never had a woman or a person of color as its dean since it was founded nearly 140 years ago. Until now. Erika James was named as Wharton's 15th dean in February and officially started the job earlier this month. The business world has been slow to reflect the gender and racial makeup of Am
New Study Reveals Economic Drivers Behind The Sterilization of Black North Carolinians
'Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina officials sterilized an estimated 7,600 people, many by force or coercion. The state’s eugenics program targeted people deemed “feebleminded,” sick or living with a disability. A recent study finds that it also targeted Black people considered economically “unproductive” in society. University of New Orleans professor Gregory Price led the research with co-a
Eddie Glaude Jr. On His New Book And What America Can Learn From James Baldwin
'NPR's Noel King speaks with Eddie Glaude Jr. about his book Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.' -- Morning Edition
7 Money Mistakes to Avoid in the Pandemic
Here are 7 ways people sabotage their own finances during the pandemic, and what you can do instead.
Talking Digital Colonialism with Morehshin Allahyari
'Morehshin Allahyari has been capturing the imagination of art lovers the world over since her Material Speculation: ISIS series from 2015-16 propelled her into the spotlight. For that project, she recreated objects destroyed by the ISIS terrorist organization in Iraq. For that ambitious endeavor, she used the few images she could collect of the artifacts themselves and then 3D printed them in a

JUL 23

Phi Beta Sigma International President Hon. Bro. Micheal E. Cristal on the Passing of Congresman and Hon. Bro. John R. Lewis
'Bro. Rod Carter, 2nd VP of Sigma Xi Sigma and news anchor for WFLA News Channel 8, talked with International President, Hon. Bro. Micheal E. Cristal , on the passing of Congressman, Hon. Bro. John R. Lewis .'

JUL 22

Yolonda Wilson: “Racial Bias, Mortality, and the Pursuit of Justice”
'Research indicates that African Americans are far more likely to get sick than their fellow citizens who are white. Regardless of their age, educational attainment, or socioeconomic circumstances, they are more likely to suffer from severe forms of illness and have shorter life expectancies. While a number of factors play a part in this sad statistical reality, a key underlying factor is the per
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams on Art and Empathy
'The musicians Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams —longtime friends and twin titans of so-called alternative-country, though neither is especially keen on genre distinctions, especially that one—have been grounded by the coronavirus pandemic . For Earle, who is sixty-five, and Williams, who is sixty-seven, sitting still is anathema; both have been recording and touring since the late nineteen-seven
Black Thought – Thought vs Everybody (Official Music Video)
“Thought vs Everybody” — The Visual Reckoning. A Short Film directed by Rodney Passé .
Unladylike2020: Mary Church Terrell – She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP
'Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), the daughter of former slaves, was a national leader for civil rights and women’s suffrage. Her activism was sparked in 1892 when one of her childhood friends was lynched by white business owners in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Terrell joined the anti-lynching movement and the suffrage movement as a passionate writer and educator, and focused her life’s wo
Jennifer D. Williams, “The Poetry and Prose of Precarious Living: Black Women Writers and the Legacy of Segregated Urban Spaces”
'Between the 1930s and the 1970s, racialized legislation and subsequent migrations of Black Americans combined to drive explosive population growth in urban centers, which in turn gave rise to the creation of segregated districts and public housing projects. The experience of life in these spaces, which required residents to navigate precarious conditions where distinctions between public and pri

JUL 21

The Unceremony of Black Old Men by Mark Anthony Neal
| @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) "I got some pussy jokes I could tell" – Dave Chappelle On the surface Dave Chappelle, and Paul, Eddie, Melvin and Otis – the four primary characters in Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest film about Black Vietnam veterans -- would seem strange kin. Yet the men are avatars for the increasing irrelevance of “Black Old Men” in the popular imagination and our poli
What Vogue's Simone Biles Cover Tells Us About Diversity in Photography
'The magazine Vogue came under fire for the cover of its August 2020 issue , which features the celebrated gymnast Simone Biles photographed by Annie Leibovitz . Critics on social media and elsewhere slammed both the choice of photographer and the images themselves, which some say do a disservice to Biles and highlights the importance of hiring photographers who understand how to shoot and light
When Reform Isn't Enough: Afropessimism's Argument for a New Society
'Co-hosts Eric and Medaya talk to professor, writer, and revolutionary, Frank B. Wilderson III , whose latest book, Afropessimism , is a work of memoir and theory. Wilderson defines Afropessism, the ways it has been misrepresented and how it can shape our understanding of contemporary justice. Wilderson also recounts his childhood and how he became an Afropessimist.' -- LA Review of Books LA Revi
Marquis Bey: "We have to become unreal and impossible – Towards Black Anarchism"
'African American literature studies scholar Marquis Bey explores anarchism's radical critique of both the state, and the ourselves within the state, and explains how Blackness anarchizes anarchism, demanding more of this world than is possible. Bey is author of the book Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism from AK Press.' -- This is Hell! This is Hell! · We have to become unreal and
Policy 360: He Predicted a Pandemic
'On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has grown rapidly, and the United States has quickly become the epicenter. Much of the country has been blindsided by the pandemic’s severity. Not Gavin Yamey . In early 2018 he wrote the op-ed, The Odds of a Devastating Pandemic

JUL 20

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (2020) | Official Trailer
'A deeply emotional film with chilling resonance in today’s America, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn , explores the 30-year legacy of Yusuf’s murder as his family and friends reflect on the tragedy and the subsequent fight for justice that inspired and divided New York City.' -- HBO
How Running's White Origins Led To The Dangers Of 'Running While Black'
'Since two white men killed Ahmaud Arbery while he was out for a jog, there’s been a lot more conversation about “running while black”. What’s strange is that-- for a few years in fact-- there’s actually been increasing discussion of runner’s safety inside the running community. The catch? It’s focused primarily on (white) women. So why-- until recently-- has it been easier to talk about runner’s
Remembering The 'Divine Diahann Carroll'
'Code Switch is celebrating the legacy of actress, model and singer Diahann Carroll on what would have been her 85th birthday, . Reporter Sonari Glinton went to her estate sale and took a tour of some of the objects that represent important moments in Ms. Carroll's life. And because Diahann Carroll achieved so many firsts, the exhibit was more like a civil rights exhibit than an auction.'

JUL 19

‘Hood Feminism’ Makes a Case for Women Ignored by the Movement
'In her most recent book, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot , author Mikki Kendall calls for solidarity in what she describes as a non-inclusive movement. She spoke with PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker about her book, a New York Times bestseller, and her struggles with finding common cause with mainstream feminism, which she says has largely ignored women of col
Terrace Martin: “Pig Feet” (feat. Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, G Perico & Daylyt)
" Someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all cost. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth." -- Sounds of Crenshaw
Prison by Any Other Name: The Perils of Prison Reform
'In the past few years, there has been a growing bipartisan demand to reduce the extraordinarily high rate of incarceration in the United States, on both moral and fiscal grounds. But some of the key reforms, according to some prison abolitionists, are actually expanding the “carceral web”—the means by which people are subjected to control by the corrections system. “Reform operates according to

JUL 18

Dinner Party Listening Party
'Musicians Terrace Martin and Kamasi Washington join us to discuss forming the supergroup Dinner Party with Robert Glasper and 9th Wonder , and their eponymous album.' -- All Of It
Black Physicians Make A Plea to America
'In the wake of the killings of George Floyd , Breonna Taylor and many others, as well as international protests for racial justice, McStuffin Mommies , a group of 1,200 US-based physicians of color released this letter to America.' -- VICE
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