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Saturday, August 29, 2020


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Pharrell Williams: "Entrepreneur" (featuring JAY-Z)
Official visuals for "Entrepreneur" by Pharrell Williams featuring JAY-Z , which celebrates the Black Entrepreneurial spirit. Directed by Calmatic.
The Quarantine Tapes 065: Toshi Reagon
'In episode 065 of The Quarantine Tapes , Toshi Reagon shares stories about her experience in quarantine and highlights of performing her creative work, the compelling opera Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower. Reagon talks about important community connections, while encouraging us all to “embrace your ability to adapt to an ever-changing world”. '
Gregory Porter & Brian Jackson perform Gil Scott-Heron's 'A Toast To The People'
Pianist and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson joins Gregory Porter for a performance of Scott-Heron's "A Toast to the People" courtesy BBC 4
The Quarantine Tapes: James McBride
'On episode 092 of the Quarantine Tapes , James McBride calls in from his car to chat with Paul Holdengräber about writing and music. James talks about the issues he sees in how history is taught in the US and the hope he finds in the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, they touch on some of his heroes and influences in both writing and music. McBride tells stories from his time touring with Jimmy
Nas - "Ultra Black" (dir. Spike Jordan) from King's Disease
The visuals for Nas's "Ultra Black"(dir. Spike Jordan) from King's Disease celebrates the diversity and Beauty of Blackness.

Progressive Prosecutor Satana Deberry Made History. Now the Real Fight Begins.
'When Satana Deberry took the oath of office as district attorney of Durham County, North Carolina, in January 2019, it was a momentous occasion—for the city of Durham, and for her, as a Black woman elected to an office historically held by white men, whose “tough on crime” policies have devastated communities of color for decades. She ran her campaign being vocal about the over-policing of Black
Pushing Toward the Black (W)Hole: A Review of Emily Lordi’s ‘The Meaning of Soul’
by Tyler Bunzey | @t_bunzey | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Al Green’s falsetto, Sam Cooke’s croon, Minnie Riperton’s whistle register, and James Brown’s scream all have one thing in common: they all fall under the widely deployed rubric of “Soul.” Often argued as undefinable, Soul has been used throughout Black expressive history to describe racialized resistant practices ranging from music to politic

AUG 25

Sterling K. Brown: Black Actors Have Waited 'A Long Time To Be Fully Recognized'
"The history that Black folks have as performers in the industry is a very specific one...It's taken a long time to be fully recognized as human in front of the camera and in life." -- Sterling K. Brown via Morning Edition
Camping While Black
'President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. It’s a bipartisan piece of legislation, putting money towards the maintenance of our national parks as well as the federal government’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. But as The Takeaway has been covering on the show, National Parks have notoriously been accessible mainly to white families in this country. Black people and other
'Make Farmers Black Again': African Americans Fight Discrimination To Own Farmland
'There is a growing movement of young farmers led by people of color in the Northeast but barriers to accessing funding and land remain. The family behind Triple J Farm in Windsor, N.Y., knows this.' -- Morning Edition

AUG 23

The Quarantine Tapes: Howard Bryant
'Episode 093 of the Quarantine Tapes sees Paul Holdengräber and sports journalist Howard Bryant take a deep dive into how the sports world is responding to the ongoing protests. Bryant tries to parse what is performative and what is powerful in the response from both athletes and the corporate sports culture in the past weeks. Holdengräber and Howard also dig into the history of protest in sports
Start Making Sense: Defund—and Disarm—the Police: Kelly Lytle Hernandez and D.D. Guttenplan
'Defunding the police and re-imagining public safety—in Los Angeles—starts with the LAPD, but includes the sheriffs, the school police, and the UCLA police force. Kelly Lytle Hernandez comments—she’s a professor of history at UCLA, she wrote City of Inmates , a history of the LA jails, and she’s the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. Also: it’s time to disarm the police. They didn’t always
'The story of the economy is also a story of place. Marsha Music is the author of The Detroitist: An Anthology About De...
'The story of the economy is also a story of place. Marsha Music is the author of The Detroitist: An Anthology About Detroit . Music has lived her entire life in Detroit and Highland Park, which she describes as a “city within the city of Detroit.” Music spoke about her city and the overlaps of the city’s history with that of her family.' -- Marketplace

AUG 22

#BackChannel: A Historic VP Candidate, Linking Yusuf Hawkins' 1989 Murder To BLM, the Finale of 'Greenleaf' & 'Black Is King'
In this episode of WUNC's #BackChannel , contributors Natalie Bullock Brown and Mark Anthony Neal join State of Things host Frank Stasio to discuss Sen. Kamala Harris 's historic candidacy for Vice-President, collegiate sports in the moment of COVID-19, the finale of OWN's Greenleaf , the HBO documentary Yusef Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn , and Beyonce's Black is King .
Coffee and Books with Marc Lamont Hill: Mikki Kendall Discusses Her New Book 'Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot'
' Coffee and Books host Marc Lamont Hill is in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author, activist, and cultural critic, Mikki Kendall . The two break down her latest book Hood Feminism, and why she believes the feminist movement isn’t one size fits all.'
Lumumba and Monifa Bandele: Black August Honors the Legacy of Militant Rebellion
' Lumumba and Monifa Bandele talk about the history of Black August, continuing the legacy of freedom fighters and the Black August Hip Hop project.' -- The Real News Network
'Lovecraft Country' Cast and Creator On Taking Back Horror and Sci-Fi Genres
' Lovecraft Country stars Jurnee Smollett , Jonathan Majors , Courtney B. Vance , Aunjanue Ellis , Michael Kenneth Williams , Wunmi Mosaku and creator Misha Green sit down with Variety anchor/reporter Audrey Yap and explain why the sci-fi/horror genre is perfect for telling stories about racial injustice and why releasing the HBO show now feels particularly relevant.'
George Lipsitz: The Eminem of African-American Studies
'In this episode of The Tight Rope , Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose nail down issues of white allyship, undoing invisible racist ideologies, and the hallmarks of possessive investment in whiteness with their beloved guest Professor George Lipsitz . They provide commentary on the leadership of the Black freedom movement of the past and present as well as the “slow violence” of racism ro
The Quarantine Tapes: Claudia Rankine
'On episode 94 of the Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by poet and writer Claudia Rankine . Rankine talks with Holdengräber about her upcoming book, Just Us: An American Conversation , and how it addresses what it means to talk about race in this country. They discuss how she 

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