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Saturday, January 9, 2021


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One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast with Michael Eric Dyson
'Host Ed Gordon talks with scholar and author Michael Eric Dyson about his new book, A Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America . They also discuss the insurrection and riot that rocked the Nation’s Capitol in January and they explore the future of the Biden administration.'
Organizing Made the Victories in Georgia Possible by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) In recent days, we’ve seen the dying gasps of the Trump administration turn into tragic violence in Washington, D.C. There is much to say about that, and serious reckoning ahead when it comes to the causes and the solutions. But in spite of the anger and sadness, here is my plea to you today: Don’t let the chaos created by Donald Trump and his su

JAN 07

White Purity, Black Sexuality, and Their Roles in America’s History of Racism: A Conversation with Historians Jane Dailey and Nell Painter
'In her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History , historian Jane Dailey places white fear of Black sexuality and interracial sex at the center of America’s history of racism. Dailey brings into sharp relief how white focus on safeguarding purity fueled centuries of brutality and structural racism. Historian Nell Painter looks at the nineteenth and twentie
Behind the Scene: AFI DWW Alumna Neema Barnette on QUEEN SUGAR
'Filmmaker and AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumna Neema Barnette talks about working on the series QUEEN SUGAR .' -- American Film Institute
Julia Bullock: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' Soprano Julia Bullock prefers to be called a "classical singer." It's a rather humble, even vague, appellation for one of today's smartest, most arresting vocalists in any genre. She was just named Artist of the Year by Musical America , who labeled her an "agent of change." Bullock, who also considers herself an activist, has shaken up the classical music world recently with provocative progra
Black Voters Matter Co-Founder: Black Voters In Georgia Fuel 'New Southern Strategy'
'Voting rights activist LaTosha Brown says the Senate runoff results in Georgia represent how mobilizing and harnessing the power of Black voters can help forge a new political landscape.' -- All Things Considered

JAN 06

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Season 7 of 'Finding Your Roots'
'Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins CBS This Morning to discuss his popular PBS series, "Finding Your Roots." Gates researches Gayle King's family tree on a season 7 episode.'
One Night in Miami... | Official Traile
'A look at Regina King ’s directorial debut of One Night in Miami… What happens when Cassius Clay , Malcolm X , Jim Brown , and Sam Cooke find themselves in the same hotel room in the aftermath of Cly winning the Heavyweight boxing championship.'

JAN 05

The Quarantine Tapes 146: Kiese Laymon
'Guest host Eddie Glaude is joined by writer Kiese Laymon on episode 146 of The Quarantine Tapes . They connect over their shared background as writers from Mississippi and Eddie asks Kiese about his worries prior to the release of his recent memoir. Kiese talks about his relationship to the margins in his writing. They take a deep look at the craft of writing, discussing influences, revision, an
A Former Negro League Player Reflects on Major League Baseball Accepting Negro League Stats
' Major League Baseball recently announced it would officially give the Negro Leagues major league status. That means it would recognize the stats and records of the roughly 3,400 Black players who played in the Negro Leagues from 1920 to 1948. Dennis Biddle is a former Negro League player, the president of Yesterday’s Negro League Players Foundation, and the author of the book, Secrets of the Ne
Brother and Sister Duo Create Puzzles Using Diverse Art Work
' William Jones and Ericka Chambers created Puzzles of Color after seeing a lack of representation in the industry. The siblings highlighted the work of diverse artists in the puzzles to see more faces that look like them. Omar Villafranca reports.' -- CBS This Morning
A Colors Encore: Girls Don't Always Sing About Boys
'South London artist Ego Ella May shines on her COLORS ENCORE performance of "Girls Don't Always Sing About Boys" (prod by Eun.) another sparkling cut from her debut album Honey For Wounds .'
Coffee & Books: Marc Lamont Hill Talks with Michael Eric Dyson about His New Book "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America"
'On this episode of Coffee & Books , host Marc Lamont Hill is in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author, professor, and friend and mentor, Michael Eric Dyson . The two dive into Michael's new book, Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America . They discuss what Michael's goal was in writing the book, cancel culture, and Marc challenges his mentor to a tough game of Buy it, Borr
Many Lumens with Maori Karmael Holmes: EPISODE 1 dream hampton
'On episode one of Many Lumens with Maori Karmael Holmes , writer and filmmaker dream hampton , on the intimate dimensions, costs and rewards of being committed to a Black radical politics.'

JAN 04

Regé-Jean Page On Redefining Regency-Era Masculinity In 'Bridgerton'
'All Things Considered 's Ailsa Chang talks with actor Regé-Jean Page about the new Netflix series Bridgerton . Page stars in the new Regency-era romance as the Duke of Hastings, the story's leading character.'
Black Women and Citizenship in the French Empire: A Conversation with Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel
' In Theory guest host Ariel Mond (PhD candidate, Rutgers University – New Brunswick) interviews Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel , assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, about her new book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020).' In Theory: The JHI Blog Podcast · Black Women
Pierce Freelon On His Children's Album And The Legacy Of His Creative Black Family
'As a Black millennial father from the South, Pierce Freelon says he aims to diversify children's music. "I don't see enough depictions of Black men as nurturers, " he says. "You know, goofy kind of caring caregivers." The 36-year-old musician lives in Durham, N.C., with his wife and two kids. He's just released his first children's album, D.a.D , collaborating with musical guests in different ge
The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery – “A Homiletical Sankofa: The Spirituals and the Future of Ministry”
'The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery , dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, presented the annual Howard Thurman Lecture, sponsored by Candler’s Black Church Studies program, as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The lecture, “A Homiletical Sankofa: The Spirituals and the Future of Ministry,” focused on the Black church’s vital practices of

JAN 03

Ruby Hamad on 'White Tears Brown Scars'
'What happens when racism and sexism collides? Ruby Hamad joined Coast Connect for a discussion about her book White Tears Brown Scars , reflecting on the dynamics between white women and women of colour.'

JAN 02

“Bridgerton” Presents a More Diverse Vision of the Period Drama
'Writer and producer Shonda Rhimes is best known for her work on a number of successful network television dramas including Grey’s Anatomy , Scandal , and How to Get Away with Murder . Rhimes makes the leap to streaming with her Netflix debut, Bridgerton . The show is a romantic drama, set in the high society of early 19th century England. But unlike so many period pieces that depict the era with
Don Bryant: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'Classic soul music feels best in a club, with a lead singer and big band, preferably with horns, playing off the excitement of a sweaty crowd, drawing them in to stories of love, or love lost, or love reclaimed. It's a hard feeling to find in our pandemic times. In his Tiny Desk (home) concert, soul legend Do

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