Saturday, October 24, 2020


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Alicia Garza on the Origin of Black Lives Matter
'Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Soon a hashtag was created, and a movement was born. Garza talks with journalist Mark Whitaker about her new book, The Purpose of Power , and her education in activism; the inequities of America's criminal justice system; and w
Inside The Most Segregated City In America, As A Black Voter
' Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is – by most measures – one of the worst places to be Black in America. It has some of the largest racial disparities in the country when it comes to income, health, education and incarceration. It’s also the most segregated city in America; a fact that comes with daily reminders for Black residents that the system is against you. And yet this place – where Black Americans
Official Trailer · 'Nation Time' – 1972 Documentary of the National Black Political Convention directed by William Greaves
'Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm , William Greaves (1926–2014) was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spec

OCT 22

Playwright at Work: Lorraine Hansberry
'This 1961 episode of Playwright at Work , shows writer Lorraine Hansberry fresh off her success from "A Raisin in the Sun." We see a scene, directed by Lloyd Richards, from a play she's writing about Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture . Her untimely death from pancreatic cancer at age 35 prevented her from finishing the play, but in this scene we see her mastery in creating art out of ev
Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Real-Life Superhero Who Has Literally Saved Millions of Lives
' Anthony Fauci , M.D. delivers a prescription of hope in the midst of this global pandemic and sets the record straight after getting name-checked twice during the presidential debate.' -- The Tight Rope
Book Trailer: 'Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow' by Tyrone Freeman
“African Americans in particular have been very generous and have been donors in their community since the beginning. It’s not something that’s new, but something that is very deeply rooted. It was important to highlight this to add to the larger conversation about what philanthropy is and who counts as a philanthropist.”—Author Tyrone McKinley Freeman
Being Seen 04: Creating Space with Eddie Ndopu
Artwork by Olivia Fields 'Spaces. Space. The places we occupy and a trip that takes us beyond to a point where we can transcend. Eddie Ndopu plans to be the first disabled person to go to space, the first Black queer disabled person. This quest is confirmation of what we should all already know, that people like Eddie are magnificent in all of their multiplicities.'
Bettina Love Discusses "We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom"
'On this episode of Coffee and Books , host Marc Lamont Hill talks with professor Bettina Love, the author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom . Marc and Bettina discuss how comedy and fiction impact her nonfiction writing, what book changed everything for her, and why she identifies as a writer more than an author.'
#BackChannel: The Power Of 'Being Seen,' Media Portrayals Of Police & 'Driving While Black'
Artwork by Ronald Jackson 'How much does it matter to see people who look and identify like you in the media that you consume? In the new podcast " Being Seen " host Darnell Moore examines what it means to have culturally accurate and responsible depictions of the Black, male, queer experience. He joins host Frank Stasio and contributors Natalie Bullock Brown and Mark Anthony Neal on this edition
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America [Extended Trailer]
'Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.'
In the Studio with Visual Artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou
' Go behind the scenes with artist and scholar Dr. Fahamu Pecou as he explains his process and his vision for bringing the characters of Grand Army to life through his art.'
Poet Kevin Young Says Thinking About Black Culture, Like Writing Poetry, Is A Calling
' Kevin Young will take over as the next director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in January. He tells Morning Edition , "We're in this really exciting Black renaissance".'

OCT 20

Jasmine Nichole Cobb | Tactility and the Texture of Racial Capitalism
' Coming out of the Civil Rights Movement and political struggles of the middle-twentieth century, the Afro has endured as an icon of Black liberation aesthetics. Through a mixed-media archive of photojournalism and print advertisements, this particular Black hairstyle has often been associated with the term "freedom" without sufficient exploration of hair's suppression in public culture and visu
Revolutionary Practices of Black Photographers: Jamaica Gilmer, Dare Kumolu-Johnson & Jay Simple
'Watch this moving conversation about the significance of Black photographers, the power of the camera’s gaze, and photography’s role in movements for human rights and social justice featuring Jamaica Gilmer , photographer and founder of "The Beautiful Project,” documentary photographer and visual storyteller Dare Kumolu-Johnson , and Jay Simple , a visual artist and the founder of Photographer’s
Official Trailer: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
'Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson 's play. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom , directed by George C. Wolfe . Starring Viola Davis , Chadwick Boseman , Colman Domingo , Michael Potts ,

OCT 19

It’s Up to Us to Defend the Black Vote by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Just weeks before Election Day, with millions of people voting already, the Black vote is being attacked from every angle. After the Supreme Court’s conservatives gutted important parts of the Voting Rights Act a few years ago, many states controlled by right-wing Republicans went wild imposing restrictions on voter registration and voting. This

OCT 18

C. Nicole Mason on COVID-19 and Gender Inequality
'The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities for American women across the board. C. Nicole Mason , president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, spoke about why this crisis is now forcing a “moment of awakening” among women at work and at home at a Z√≥calo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County event titled “Why Don’t Women’s Votes Put More Women in Power?” t
'A Chance Of A Great Spiritual Awakening': Rhiannon Giddens Talks With Lara Downes
'Eavesdrop on the forward-thinking pianist Lara Downes , host of Amplify as she talks with musical omnivore Rhiannon Giddens , who has just taken over Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road organization.'
Homeland Elegies: Ayad Akhtar on Mourning America
' Ayad Akhtar talks about his new book Homeland Elegies , a hybrid of memoir, cultural criticism, psychological study, and loosely plotted novel that uniquely responds to the chaos and confusion of contemporary American life. The hosts also talk with Akhtar about the political, social, and affective entanglements of diaspora consciousness and experience (in this case, for Muslims from Pakistan li
Some HBCUs See Lower COVID-19 Rates, Higher Enrollment Than Other Universities
' Weekend Edition Saturday 's Scott Simons speaks about enrollment and COVID-19 rates with Todd Simmons , Associate Vice-Chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University, and school student body president, Brenda Caldwell .'
Leyla McCalla Rereleases 'Vari-Colored Songs'
' Leyla McCalla released her first solo album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes , in 2014. Weekend Edition Sunday 's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks her about its re-release and the new song included on it.'

OCT 17

Rhiannon Giddens Recreates "Cry No More" With Composer Michael Abels, Members of The Met Opera Chorus, Nashville Ballet
' Rhiannon Giddens teamed with composer Michael Abels —known for scoring Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning 2017 film Get Out —and members of the Met Opera Chorus and Nashville Ballet for a new interpretation of her song "Cry No More.' -- Nonesuch Records
ABWH TV Season: "Black Subjectivity, State Violence, and the Historical Archive" with Treva Lindsey, Vanessa Holden, Derrais Carter, and Jessica Johnson
On this episode of ABWH TV, moderator Treva Lindsey is joined by Vanessa Holden , Derrais Carter , and Jessica Johnson is a discussion of "Black Subjectivity, State Violence, and the Historical Archive." -- Association of Black Women Historians
Titus Kaphar: Can Beauty Open Our Hearts to Difficult Conversations?
' An artwork's color or composition can pull you in -- and put you on the path to having important and difficult conversations, says artist Titus Kaphar . In this stunning talk, he reflects on his artistic evolution and takes us on a tour of his career -- from "The Jerome Project," which draws on religious icons to examine the US criminal justice system, to "From a Tropical Space," a haunting bod
Streams Of Thought Presents: “Smoking Joints To The Last Poets” a Conversation With Carrie Mae Weems
'In this episode of Streams Of Thought titled "Smoking Joints To The Last Poets", Tariq Trotter holds a conversation with his dear friend, mentor, and noted artist Carrie Mae Weems . This interaction is an extension of Tariq’s 

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