Saturday, March 20, 2021


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Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight on The Verzuz Phenomenon
"When the pandemic shut down live concerts, pioneering hip hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland wanted to give people a show, and developed what became a viral online music battle series: Verzuz , in which noted musical artists (such as John Legend and Alicia Keys) perform head-to-head. CBS Sunday Morning contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with two musical legends, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight
Black Farmers and COVID Relief by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) If you ever begin to doubt that elections matter, think about Black farmers. The new COVID relief law takes significant steps to address decades of shameful discrimination against Black farmers by the federal government. And that would not have happened without voters putting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House and giving Democrats a majority in

MAR 18

In 'Grief and Grievance,' Black Artists Explore Aspects of Loss in Contemporary Life
"Even amid the pandemic, some art exhibitions are opening to the public. "Grief and Grievance" at New York's "New Museum," a timely examination of race and racism, is one of them. Originally conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor , in the exhibition Black artists explore the aspects of loss in the contemporary Black experience and their own roles in telling that story. PBS NewsHour 's Jeffrey Brown
Inside The Blacksonian With Dr. Lonnie Bunch
"Smithsonian Secretary Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III talks with NPR Code Switch 's Karen Grigsby Bates about how he turned entry into the Blacksonian into the hottest ticket in town and how the coronavirus is affecting the Smithsonians."
Reimagining Blackness & Architecture: A Spectrum of Blackness | Germane Barnes
"What do the kitchen, the front porch, and the water surrounding Miami, Florida all have in common? Architect Germane Barnes discusses his project “A Spectrum of Blackness: The Search for Sedimentation in Miami” and the ways Black people in the city shape these different spaces from past to present."-- The Museum of Modern Art
Left of Black S11 · E19 | Sexuality and the Black Press with Kim Gallon
Over the years, has the Black Press been disproportionately focused on sexual scandal in the Black community over "real news"? Or was it a vehicle for sexual expression and empowerment? Join Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal as he speaks with Purdue University Professor of History Kim Gallon to discuss her new book, Pleasure in the News: African American Readershi
Invisible Blackness – White Privilege: an Interview with Keyon Harrold
" Born and raised in Ferguson Missouri, Keyon Harrold has always used his music to give voice for the bad circumstances and genius of his people. In this episode of Invisible Blackness , host Adrian Younge and Keyon discusses the triple pandemic that black Americans faced in 2020, SOHO Karen, the stories that Jazz allows us to tell and the evolution of the social justice movement in America."
Anthony Reed with Vijay Iyer on 'Soundworks: Race, Sound, and Poetry in Production'
"In this edition of the Popular Music Books in Process Series Anthony Reed and Vijay Iyer in conversation around Reed's new book, Soundworks: Race, Sound, and Poetry in Production . After a brief reading by the author, the conversation focuses on creative music, improvisation, and the continuing importance of black creativity. The overlapping contexts of the pandemic and renewed militancy will in

MAR 17

The Boxing Film that was Banned Around the World
"On December 26, 1908, American boxer Jack Johnson became the first Black heavyweight champion of the world, after defeating defending champion Tommy Burns in a title fight in Sydney, Australia. Black fighters were typically denied the chance to win the heavyweight title, a de-facto line of segregation that was known as “the color line.” So when Burns accepted Johnson’s challenge and lost, the fi

MAR 16

[Book Trailer] 'Gone Missing in Harlem: A Novel' by Karla F.C. Holloway
“Gone Missing in Harlem is a lyrical stroll through Harlem’s heyday. From its dive bars and delicatessens to its high-toned parlors and kitchenettes, Karla FC Holloway’s sophomore novel brings the storied neighborhood to marvelous life. In the ‘dusk-dark,‘ back-alley deals are made and undone as grieving women conjure ghosts of those gone missing, whether claimed by influenza, violence, or treach
The Digital Panopticon
" Bianca Tylek , Worth Rises ’s executive director, and Albert Fox Cahn , executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project , talk about the data and information systems that track individuals in the criminal legal system on The Brian Lehrer Show "
Jeremy O. Harris on the Future of Broadway
Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times "On March 12, 2020, Broadway went dark -- closing all of its theaters in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. A year later, Tony-winning playwright Jeremy O. Harris joins All Of It to talk about what the future of Broadway might be in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the inequities made clear during the pandemic and the massive job losses in the Br
Fight For Women of Color Who Fight For Us by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) President Joe Biden has nominated extraordinary women of color to high-level jobs in the Biden-Harris administration. Many of them are being attacked and smeared by the far right. That’s why People For the American Way has launched the #HerFightOurFight campaign. We cannot let far-right forces silence and smear these trailblazing women who are eager to adva

MAR 14

MAR 13

Remembering Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the March on Washington
" Bayard Rustin , the man behind the March on Washington, was one of the most consequential architects of the civil rights movement you may never have heard of. Rustin imagined how nonviolent civil resistance could be used to dismantle segregation in the United States. He organized around the idea for years and eventually introduced it to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But his identity as a gay man m
Black Coffee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
" Black Coffee , a figurehead of the global South African dance movement, is known for his undeniable DJ sets and AfroHouse anthems that (under normal circumstances) light up dancefloors around the world. He brings that same feeling to his Tiny Desk (home) concert, but with a unique configuration: live instrumentation."

MAR 12

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