Saturday, August 15, 2020


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New Generation of Writers of Color Reckon with H.P. Lovecraft's Racism
'Based on a book by Matt Ruff , the Lovecraft Country is set during the Jim Crow South, and combines the actual terrors of racism with the fantastical horror of author H.P. Lovecraft , who wrote most of his work in the early 20th century. In real life, Lovecraft was extremely racist, and his personal letters reveal his opposition to interracial relationships, as well as his support of Adolf Hitle
The Future of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
'As workplaces begin to re-open, many workers of color and women workers will be returning to a daily grind of microagressions, tokenism and obstacles to advancement, forcing some to ask if re-opening will be a true reset on inequity in the workplace. Joining us is diversity strategist and researcher Lenora Billings-Harris , president and CEO of UbuntuGlobal and co-author of Trailblazers: How Top
Hip-Hop That Made The Grown-Ups Uncomfortable: The 'Controversy' Around 'WAP'
'NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with cultural critic Taylor Crumpton about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion 's new song, "WAP," which celebrates women's sexual pleasure.' -- All Things Considered
HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' Brings Viewers To A World Of Monsters, Magic and Racism
'HBO's new drama Lovecraft Country is about a Black military veteran and his family who are plunged into a world of magic and monsters. That world is only slightly more horrifying than the real world they live in, Jim Crow-era America. The series is out on Sunday. And NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a masterpiece.'

AUG 13

On Evictions, Police Brutality and the Violence of Class War in South Africa.
'Writer William Shoki examines the cyclical, class nature of evictions and police brutality against poor and working class South Africans - as the nation's political economy operates for domestic and global capital, the social relations of apartheid and colonialism persist long after their apparent, historical demise. Shoki wrote the articles " The existing order of things " and " The class chara
The Black Women Behind the Ongoing Fight for Suffrage
'The 19th Amendment which was ratified on August 18th, 1920 and then certified eight days later. The 19th Amendment inked women’s suffrage into American history, a culminating moment in an effort to win political power. But the ordained heroes of women’s suffrage – like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and later Alice Paul – often tossed out the leadership and movement-building of Black
Black Women in Resistance: Two Poems by Lamont Lilly
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Tef Poe x Rebel Diaz: "Ghetto Pueblo"
Lyric video for "Ghetto Pueblo" from MULTIPLY, Vol. 1. featuring Tef Poe and Rebel Diaz.
Singer-Songwriter Candice Hoyes Brings Black History Into The Present
(Photo by Carolyne Loreé Teston) 'Candice Hoyes is a singer, producer and songwriter with a mission to empower young girls and bring to light to forgotten Black histories. She joins Here & Now 's Tonya Mosley to talk about her new single "Zora's Moon" and the role of artists in this current moment of racial reckoning.'

AUG 12

Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro League Baseball Museum
' Andrew "Rube" Foster . Josh Gibson . Cool Papa Bell . Those names are synonymous with the heroes of the Negro Leagues. Baseball players of legendary status whose extraordinary talents were ignored by the mainstream and barred from joining Major League baseball during their primes due to racial discrimination. Despite that, these remarkable athletes were at the heart of a thriving league that br
#Slaveryarchive Book Club Vincent Brown's Tacky's Revolt
'First session of the #Slaveryarchive Book Club with historian Vincent Brown (Harvard University) who presented his book Tacky's Revolt: A Story of An Atlantic War .'
Black Power Scholar Peniel Joseph Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other
'"I've always been fascinated by Malcolm X and Dr. King ... and dissatisfied in how they're usually portrayed — both in books and in popular culture," Peniel Joseph says. In his book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph braids together the lives of the two civil rights leaders. He says that King and Malcolm X had "convergent visions" f
Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Building a Lasting Movement
'It feels like change is in the air. But we’ve been here before: Eric Garner was killed by police in New York City in July 2014, followed weeks later by Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, igniting outrage and protest. Activists then hoped for change too. We’ve seen countless social justice movements surge in popularity, cause a stir, and then peter out weeks or months later. This time, however,

AUG 11

Moses Sumney: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' Moses Sumney 's second Tiny Desk concert, recorded at his home in North Carolina, is just as stunning as his first . No matter how many instruments are assembled around the California native born to Ghanaian immigrants, his vocals almost always dominate, especially now. He told NPR contributor Jason King in an Instagram conversation ahead of this year's Pop Conference , "With this album, I was
Uncle Bobbie's Presents: Ashon T. Crawley 'The Lonely Letters'
'Author Ashon T. Crawley 's compelling discussion with fellow author and scholar Imani Perry on Crawley's profoundly innovative work The Lonely Letters .' -- Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books
#Represent: Black Men in Hollywood with Aldis Hodge, Algee Smith, Chris Chalk, Derek Luke & Jay Pharoah
' Aldis Hodge , Algee Smith , Chris Chalk , Derek Luke , and Jay Pharoah join Variety 's second #Represent : Black Men in Hollywood, moderated by Variety's Angelique Jackson , where they discuss the problems they face as black actors choosing roles, finding proper barbers for hair and makeup, and as black men facing racial stereotypes and the threat of police brutality.'
The NBA & Black Lives Matter: Is it Just Woke Marketing?
' Edge of Sports speaks to ’s Sekou Smith about the NBA’s return, Black Lives Natter, and protest. Smith gives us his take on activism coming out of the NBA’s bubble as we think about where we go from here.'

AUG 10

Regina King on Race, Policing and HBO's 'Watchmen'
'Sam revisits his chat with Regina King from 2019 after the actress' recent Emmy nomination for her performance on the HBO series Watchmen . In this encore interview, King talks about why she gravitates toward work that deals with race and policing, why she's still proud to call herself an American and why that also means demanding things to get a lot better than they are now.' -- It's Been a Min
'Everybody Deserves To Be Seen As A Hero,' Says 'Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
'"Female characters are not [usually] the center of the story," filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood says. Her new movie, Old Guard , follows a diverse group of world-weary warriors who've been alive for centuries.' -- Fresh Air

AUG 09

LaKeith Stanfield on Retelling the Story of Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton
‘It was one of the hardest roles I’ve ever had to do.’ — Actor LaKeith Stanfield opened up about his role in Judas and the Black Messiah , the upcoming, biopic about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton .' -- NowThis Entertainment
The Right to Rock (for the late Benjamin James Moore)
by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Rock & Roll is Black music and we are its heirs”—Black Rock Coalition Manifesto To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rock & Roll in 2004, the Miller Brewing Company, in conjunction with Rolling Stone Magazine, issued 10 commemorative cans depicting the greats of Rock & Roll. Despite the fact that Black musicians were critical to the d

AUG 08

Hazel Scott As Herself
'Pianist and singer Hazel Scott was born in Trinidad a century ago, in the summer of 1920. Scott is well-remembered for her sparkling piano technique, as well as her style - but her biography reveals a powerful character with a rich and layered life behind the glamour. ' -- Fishko Files.
Why Are So Many Golden Age Rappers Dying Young?
'Recently, we mourned the loss of Malik Abdul Basit , better known as Malik B , a hip hop artist and one the founding members of the legendary group, The Roots. He was only 47. The exact cause of Malik’s death has yet to be confirmed, but it fits into a troubling pattern of rappers, especially those from the golden age of hip-hop's early days, dying young from illness. Eazy-E , from N.W.A, died f
The Quarantine Tapes: Robin Kelley
'On episode 091 of the Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengr√§ber is joined by Robin Kelley . As a historian, Robin provides a long view of the ongoing crises in the US, talking with Paul about how to slow down in this moment and the 

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