Latest News and Comment from Education

Thursday, April 22, 2021


 NewBlackMan (in Exile)

NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY

Uneasy: Vijay Iyer's New Album
" Uneasy is the latest album from pianist, MacArthur fellow, and Harvard professor in the departments of music and African and African American studies, Vijay Iyer , along with collaborators Tyshawn Sorey on drums and bassist Linda May Han Oh . Iyer wrote the compositions over the last two decades with ideas of justice, equity, and identity in mind, and in response to events, including the death
How Notions of Masculinity Have Evolved in Hip Hop Over Time
"Throughout his chart-topping career, DMX was often forthcoming about his challenging personal life. The artist grew up in housing projects in Yonkers, and was physically abused by multiple adults in his life . DMX often displayed his vulnerability in the lyrics of his songs. And the rapper also frequently gave back to the community he grew up in, through charity work with children . Today, the t
Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means
"On August 9, 1997, police officers took Haitian immigrant Abner Louima — after yanking his pants down to his knee — in the bathroom of the 70th precinct in Brooklyn. There, Officer Justin Volpe used a broken broomstick to sexually assault the handcuffed man. Word of the attack shocked the city, and Louima would eventually testify in a federal trial that sent two officers to prison. But today, ma
Writers on Artists: Daphne Brooks and Jamila Woods
"In this episode of Writers on Artists , scholar Daphne A. Brooks talks with poet/singer/songwriter Jamila Woods about archives as wellsprings, the lifeworlds of Black women and girls, and what it means to practice care in all its many registers. Brooks’s book, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound (2021), is available from Belknap Press. Jamila Woods’s alb
From Rodney King to George Floyd: Inside 30 Years of America's Police Violence
" The trial of Derek Chauvin , the former Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd ’s neck last May, is at the center of a national reckoning with race and policing. But this is nothing new. In recent decades, several high-profile cases with videos showing officer-involved deaths of Black men and women set off cycles of protests and consciousness. Ultimately, they have le
Black Urban Crises and Push-Out “Engineered” with David Stovall
"Dr. David Stovall , author of, “Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life,” said “one of the ways to attract business interests to cities is to displace those people who you have deemed to be dangerous or politically harmful” – meaning, Blacks. Stovall, a professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an
Invisible Blackness –The Notorious PhD: A Level Playing Field, an Interview with Todd Boyd
" Todd Boyd, aka "Notorious Ph.D." is a Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at USC. His critiques of hip hop and pop culture have guided a generation into a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the black experience. In this episode of Invisible Blackness host Adrian Younge and Todd Boyd discuss Defining American, Racial Politics and the revolution of revisionist history occurring."
Harlem On My Mind: Jessie Redmon Fauset
"On this episode of Into America host Trymaine Lee spotlights the influence of Jessie Redmon Fauset . Langston Hughes called her one of the midwives of the Harlem Renaissance, but few today remember her name. As literary editor for NAACP’s The Crisis magazine, Fauset fostered the careers of many

 NewBlackMan (in Exile)