Saturday, September 19, 2020


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MISS JUNETEENTH: A Conversation with Neil Creque Williams, Channing Godfrey Peoples and Treva Lindsey
'DukeCreate & DEMAN Live are teamed up with Duke Black Alumni, Duke Cinematic Arts, Screen/Society, Duke Alumni, and Duke Department of African & African American Studies for a special virtual screening and filmmaker talkback featuring the film’s producer, Duke alum Neil Creque Williams ’06, and writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples . They were joined by Duke alum and Ohio State University Pro

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Tiwa Savage: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'For her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Tiwa Savage returned, from London, to her birthplace of Lagos, Nigeria. She and The Alternative Sound band set up at the beautiful Jazzhole, a historic vinyl shop well-regarded among record collectors for the rarities within.'
Classical Music World Struggles to Become More Inclusive in the 21st Century
' The classical music world got even less diverse after Garrett McQueen , t he only Black classical announcer at Minnesota Public Radio, was let go for making changes to programming such as playing the song, " The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed ," by Black composer Joel Thompson in the days after George Floyd’s killing. McQueen’s firing has reignited conversations about representation in classic
Queen Quet: To Be Black and Have Land is a Revolutionary Act
'Queen Quet -- Marquetta L. Goodwine -- is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.' -- LIFT Economy L

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The Effects of Underrepresentation of People of Color in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
'As the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. hovers around 200,000, Black, Latino, and Native Americans populations have made up a disproportionate amount of that total, with Black Americans, in particular, being more than twice as likely as white Americans to die from COVID-19. But many of the companies working to develop a vaccine have so far fallen short when it comes to recruiting people of col
Leon Ford: What It's Like to Survive Being Shot by the Police
' In 2012, Leon Ford was shot five times by Pittsburgh police officers during a routine traffic stop. “Those officers took something from me,” Ford says. “It’s not just the ability to walk—it’s something deeper.” In a new short documentary, Ford reflects on the trauma he experienced.' -- The Atlantic
Eyes Still on the Prize: Defending the Vote in Election 2020 with LaTosha Brown, Judy Richardson & Sonia R. Jarvis
'Panel on the 2020 Election, sponsored by The Center for Public Integrity with LaTosha Brown , co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund; Judy Richardson , SNCC staffer and series associate producer & education director for the Eyes on the Prize series; and Sonia R. Jarvis , professor, Baruch College, City University of New York; Moderated by Susan Smith Richardson , CEO of The Center for Public Int

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The Sophistiratchet Scholar — Kyesha Jennings Blends Hip-Hop And Academia
'The linguistic rules of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) are widespread and catalogued — yet most classrooms still frown upon writing and speaking it. Hip-hop scholar Kyesha Jennings grew up in Queens, New York, and remembers teachers correcting her use of the possessive they and double negatives. Now, she’s on a mission to disrupt the common belief that all English follows one set of
A Look At K-Pop's Black American Influence And Activism During Black Lives Matter
It's no secret that K-pop groups such as BTS are heavily influenced by Black American artists. But now these groups are facing a call to action that comes along with embracing American culture — and that's activism. Here & Now 's Tonya Mosley speaks with Crystal Anderson , affiliate Korean studies faculty member at George Mason University and author of the new book Soul in Seoul: African American

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Cite Black Women: Race, Technology and Abolition -- A Conversation with Ruha Benjamin
'Race is coded into every aspect of our technological lives, from automatic soap dispensers to Zoom calls. In this episode, host Christen Smith sits down with Prof. Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University to her work on racial coding, how racism and technology work hand in hand, and what we can do to create abolitionist futures despite this racism.' -- Cite Black Women Cite Black Women · S2E9: Race
Jazz Elder Sonny Rollins on the Musical and Political History of Harlem After Its Renaissance
'Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins takes us back to his home neighborhood of Harlem, where he was born during its Renaissance; marched for W.E.B. Du Bois and the Scottsboro Boys ; and schooled by artists like Billie Holiday , Fats Waller , and Coleman Hawkins .' -- The Tight Rope
Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Andre Dawson and Derek Jeter Talk Race in Major League Baseball
'Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson , Dave Winfield , Andre Dawson and Derek Jeter sit down with Harold Reynolds to discuss the black gap in baseball and where the sport goes from here.' -- The Players' Tribune
Why Many Rural Americans Still Don’t Have Reliable Internet
'As many schools around the country start the year virtually, residents in rural communities like those in West Virginia are asking why they don’t have reliable Internet service. The recent bankruptcy of Frontier Communications provides insight into how U.S. broadband policies have fallen short for many Americans.' -- Wall Street Journal
Gangster in the White House Attacks Nikole Hannah-Jones and Her Controversial 1619 Project
' Nikole Hannah-Jones , winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, shares her upbringing in Iowa, the influence of Ida B. Wells, and the roots and reaction to her controversial 1619 Project.' -- The Tight Rope
'Two Dollars And A Dream': Interview with Stanley Nelson & A'Lelia Bundles
' A discussion with director Stanley Nelson and author A'Lelia Bundles about the real story and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker , the first female self-made millionaire in America. Moderated by Tina Martin .' -- WORLD Channel
The Little Rock Nine: Civil Rights History Celebrated Through Dance
' Elizabeth Eckford was one of nine Black students to further the civil rights movement by enrolling at the historically segregated Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. The historic images of her courageously walking through an enraged mob of White students, teachers and parents, have been burned into the collective consciousness of activists for equality around the world. The First Day , which
PSA — RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! - A Collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems & The Peace Poets
'Bro/Sis Artist in Residence Carrie Mae Weems partners with Bro/Sis and our alumni The Peace Poets to create a public health campaign - a PSA and billboards - focused on COVID.' -- The Brotherhood Sister Sol

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Bettye LaVette Might Be Just What You Need Today
' Bettye LaVette just released Blackbirds , an album of reinterpretations of songs popularized by some of her favorite jazz singers.' -- World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN
Keeping Up With Amanda Jones, Score Composer On The Rise
' Amanda Jones is the first African American woman ever nominated for an Emmy for an original television score. She got her start because producer/writer Lena Waithe took a chance on her.' -- Morning Edition

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