Saturday, February 13, 2021


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Making Belafonte: An Appreciation with Terrance McKnight
' Harry Belafonte is known as one of history’s most successful and iconic pop stars. The “King of Calypso” brought us the Banana Boat Song (Day-O), Matilda, and his album Calypso was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. While his ongoing career in film, television and personal appearances continue to bring him universal acclaim, his passion for civil rights is still at the core of eve
Rashida Jones On Becoming A Mom, Losing Her Mom, And The 'Big Chapters' Of Life
'When it comes to fame, actor Rashida Jones has seen it all. Growing up in Hollywood as the daughter of superstar music producer Quincy Jones and Mod Squad star Peggy Lipton , Jones watched as some people rose to success — and others seemed to fade away. Initially, Jones wanted no part of show business or fame. Instead, she focused on academics, aiming to become a lawyer or a judge. But then, as
John Coltrane: "A Love Supreme" Deep Dive
' A Love Supreme was John Coltrane 's 1965 magnum opus and self-portrait, a musical declaration of divine devotion and universal connection. With music, animation, and insight, “A Love Supreme” Deep Dive offers a digital doorway into his signature recording, another way to enjoy his music and message, and appreciate Coltrane's mastery. Critic and musician Greg Tate narrates.' -- Verve Records

FEB 11

To Be Young, Black & Revolutionary: 'Judas & the Black Messiah' Review by Stephane Dunn
To Be Young, Black & Revolutionary: Judas & the Black Messiah Review By Stephane Dunn | @DrStephaneDunn | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “You can murder a revolutionary but you can’t murder a revolution.” – Fred Hampton, Judas and the Black Messiah Contrary to false narratives of patriotic insurrection and election theft, the US government has committed conspiracies against its citizens. Director Shaka K
Left of Black S11 · E14 | Exploring Black Cosmologies Through the Art of Mikael Owunna
Black bodies have long been associated with death and the site for racial trauma induced by systemic oppression. But how can we unfetter our imagination on how we view the Black body, which ultimately impacts how we all view ourselves? Duke alumnus Mikael Owunna , a queer Nigerian-Swedish American multimedia artist and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joins Left of Black host Mark Antho
'Black Moses' Lives On: How Marcus Garvey's Vision Still Resonates
'Decades before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X , Marcus Garvey attracted millions with a simple, uncompromising message: Black people deserved nothing less than everything, and if that couldn't happen in the United States, they should return to Africa. Throughline examines the seismic influence and complicated legacy of Marcus Garvey.'
Def Jam Presents: Through The Lens - Ricky Powell (Episode 2)
'An ode to the impact of the iconic photography that became synonymous with Def Jam and, its biggest stars, Through The Lens will focuses on the three distinct eras that span the label’s 35 year history to date. Born and raised in New York City, Ricky Powell was a legendary photographer who specialized in the environmental portrait. Powell’s photographs focus on the organic New Yorker. His photog
Charlie Cobb: 'Protest is necessary ... but it is not sufficient.'
'In 1980, Eddie Conway participated in and helped organize a prisoners’ educational outreach program called “To Say Their Own Words,” where thinkers and scholars came to Maryland Penitentiary and spoke about topics like impending U.S. fascism, the prison-industrial complex, capitalism, increased surveillance, and many other issues that have become even more pressing today. These speakers included

FEB 10

“This Woman’s Work”: Why Cicely Tyson Is So Important to Black Women’s Respect in Hollywood by Stephane Dun
“This Woman’s Work”: Why Cicely Tyson Is So Important to Black Women’s Respect in Hollywood By Stephane Dunn | @DrStephaneDunn | NewBlackMan (in Exile) It ain’t merely a Black woman fan or actress thing. Cicely Tyson was a BOSS when it was still so overtly damned hard to be so in Hollywood and American culture generally. The latest Golden Globe shut out of black actresses and actors underscores T
Vocalo: James Spooner Talks Basquiat, Filmmaking and Afro-punk
'James Spooner is a founder of the Afro-punk movement, and director of the seminal film Afro-Punk . Spooner recently directed a Part Two of a mini documentary series focused on the musical influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat , Time Decorated . He sat down with Vocalo to talk about Afro-Punk, the No Wave movement and the cultural impact of the musical underground.'
Race and Data Discrimination in America by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr
| @DrBenChavis | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Today there is a welcomed breath of fresh political air in Washington, DC even amidst the unprecedented spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States. According to the Biden-Harris Administration the issues of racial justice and equity are now top priorities in a “whole of government” commitment to all Americans, and in particular to

FEB 08

The Coffee Brand Beloved by Domestic Extremists
'Black Rifle is, at heart, a coffee company. But unlike the vast majority of coffee companies, it markets its beans with a highly militaristic branding that leans on gun-heavy, special-ops themed photoshoots with goofy product placement. Of course, guns and coffee don’t really have a lot in common. A shooting range session might leave you amped like back-to-back espressos, but that’s about it. On
Many Lumens with Maori Karmael Holmes: Blitz Bazawule
' Many Lumens host Maori Karmael Holmes chats with Blitz Bazawule , the musician, filmmaker, writer and painter. Topics include The Black Atlantic and Kwame Nkrumah, moving to middle America from Ghana, finding a creative tribe, and the multi-dimensional power of film as a tool for Afro diasporic storytelling.'
Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021) | Official Trailer | HBO
“The American canon is not complete without it.” 'Black Art: In The Absence of Light (director: Sam Pollard ; executive producer: Henry Louis Gates ) is a look at Black American Art and representation using David Driskell ’s landmark Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibition​ as a framing device.' -- HBO

FEB 07

liquid blackness: Interview with Larry Clark
'Exclusive interview with filmmaker and professor Larry Clark about his legendary film, Passing Through (1977). Clark is interviewed by Alessandra Raengo of the liquid blackness collective.' Interview with Larry Clark by Alessandra Raengo from liquid blackness on Vimeo .

FEB 06

The New Conversation with Dr. Dwight A. McBride | Ep 1: Artist Carrie Mae Weems
'In this series, Dr. Dwight A. McBride , President of The New School, converses with scholars, artists, activists, and a wide range of notable individuals to share their work, their experiences, and their views on a whole host of issues. Dr. McBride's first guest, Carrie Mae Weems , is a gifted, powerful artist whose work breaks boundaries across mediums and subjects. She has created masterpieces
'Passing' Stars Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and Andre Holland, and Director Rebecca Hall On The Complexity of Racial Identity
' Rebecca Hall 's feature directorial debut Passing , based on the novel by Nella Larsen , dives into the nuance of racial identity and the complex realities of racial passing, with Variety's Sundance review touting Hall's work: "This radically intimate exploration of the desperately fraught concept of 'passing' — being Black but pretending to be white — ought to be too ambitious for a first-time
Harlem and the Kamoinge Workshop
'Artists Anthony Barboza , C. Daniel Dawson , and Shawn Walker discuss the importance of Harlem in the development of their work and as the ground for the Kamoinge Workshop. In sharing their individual practices, they will reflect on Kamoinge’s role in the Black Arts movement as well as their efforts to

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