Saturday, January 30, 2021


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The Tight Rope: Cornel West & Tricia Rose Talk with Charles M. Blow
' In this episode of The Tight Rope , acclaimed journalist and op-ed columnist for the New York Times , Charles M. Blow , walks The Tight Rope with Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose . The author of bestselling memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones shares a grand geopolitical vision for Black America in his new book, The Devil You Know. The new text is an unsettling manifesto, proposing nothing
Morgan Freeman on Making GLORY
Legendary actor Morgan Freeman talks with the American Film Institute about character development in the making of the film Glory .
Left of Black S11 · E12 | Black Caricature and Comics with Rebecca Wanzo
How does satire and the use of caricature change when depicting the ironies, and ugliness, of Black life and the inherent injustices therein? How far can Black artists go to point out the absurd in the social contracts that define political and economic struggle? Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Dr. Rebecca Wanzo , Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wa

JAN 27

Many Lumens with Maori Karmael Holmes: Arthur Jafa
'Filmmaker and artist Arthur Jafa joins Maori Karmael Holmes , host of Many Lumens , to discuss freedom, collective action as counter culture, the Black cinematic trajectory, and the importance of geography in forming our pictorial and musical traditions.'

JAN 26

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat | Part 1 with Terrace Martin
'The first segment of the series on jazz and bebop, produced by Quincy Jones Productions and directed by Moses Berkson , features L.A. jazz musician Terrace Martin as well as input from Quincy Jones himself. Martin delves into how the genre, birthed in New York City much like Basquiat, played a role in his artistic vision. The series includes works by bebop artists such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy G
'Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy'
'Director Stanley Nelson joins All Of It to talk about his new Netflix documentary, “ Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy ,” which examines the complex history of the drug and the racism that fueled a crisis.'
The Cognitive Benefits of Learning New Skills as an Older Adult
'There’s long been a stereotype that older adults are not as good at learning new skills—like languages, technology, and sports—as young people. But research from Rachel Wu at the University of California, Riverside shows that the learning environment and mindset rather than cognitive ability may be responsible for young people quickly picking up new skills. For older people, learning new things
'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career
'During a career spanning more than six decades, Cicely Tyson has brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television — from Sounder to The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman to Roots to How to Get Away with Murder . They've offered previously unseen images of the sweep and humanity of Black life. And now, in a new memoir, Just as I Am , she finally sets forth her improbable journey, fro
Bevy Smith on Reinventing Yourself
'Bevy Smith , host of Sirius XM’s Bevelations, joins All Of It to discuss her new book about career reinvention titled , Bevelations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie.'

JAN 24

Left of Black S9:E25: Vernacular Archives of Afro-Asia with with Tao Leigh Goffe (The Lost Episodes)
Left of Black co-host Sasha Panaram ( @SashaPanaram ) is joined in the studio by American Studies scholar, Tao Leigh Goffe ( @taoleighgoffe ). Goffe is an Assistant Professor of Africana and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. She received her PhD in American Studies from Yale University in 2015. Her work examines the vernacular cultures that emerge from the histories of im
Left of Black S9*E24: Jason Moran on James Reese Europe, The Great Migration and Living in Harlem (The Lost Episodes)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in the studio by musician Jason Moran (@morethan88). “Jason Moran is one of modern music’s most vital forces. Through a series of ambitious projects meant to bring jazz to a wider audience — such as the 2007 Duke Performances commission In My Mind , which reimagined Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance — Moran has become one of

JAN 23

The Quarantine Tapes 149: Paul Coates
“Western language doesn’t give us that space in between. Either you hope and you’re optimistic or you’re pessimistic. There’s a clear either white or black, there’s no gray in between.” 'Guest host Walter Mosley is joined by W. Paul Coates on episode 149 of The Quarantine Tapes . Coates is a publisher and the founder of Black Classic Press. Moseley opens the conversation with a question about wha

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