Saturday, April 10, 2021


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H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience
"The morning after winning two Grammy awards, R&B singer H.E.R. received an Oscar nomination for the song "Fight For You" from the film Judas and the Black Messiah . "When I came out the womb, there were instruments in the living room," H.E.R. tells All Things Considered , remembering jamming with her father's cover band when she was a little girl growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. By day,
Cooking Shows Slowly Open Up to Broader Range of Cultural Backgrounds
"The latest season of Top Chef was shot in Portland, Oregon, during the pandemic, but that isn’t the only thing different about season 18. This one also has a higher number of Black chefs judging the contestants. This past fall in a piece for the Washington Post , food writer Johnna French found that Black chefs were underrepresented both as contestants and judges over the course of the show’s hi
When Claudia Rankine Brought Up Race In Couples Counseling
"In her latest book, Just Us , Claudia Rankine examined her own personal interactions with white friends, family, colleagues…and even the strangers she'd meet on work trips. While Claudia's made a name for herself with her reflections on these types of conversations, she told me they're not always easy to have, including with her own husband. "I might say, 'You're only doing that because you're a
Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'
'Seven years after surviving a car crash that took her legs and nearly took her life, singer Merry Clayton is releasing a new album, Beautiful Scars . Clayton spoke with Morning Edition 's Rachel Martin about the genesis of Beautiful Scars , Diane Warren 's involvement and what the title track means to her.'
Harlem On My Mind: Arturo Schomburg
"The Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture is based in Harlem, but its roots are on the island of Puerto Rico with a little Afro Puerto Rican boy named Arturo Schomburg . Determined to collect a record of Black history that could tell us who we are and where we’ve been, Arturo Schomburg amassed a personal collection of 10,000 Black books, artwork and documents. That collection eventuall
Reimagining Blackness & Architecture: The Frozen Neighborhoods | Olalekan Jeyifous
"What if we gave a community everything they needed to thrive? Artist and architect Olalekan Jeyifous discusses his project “The Frozen Neighborhoods” and a vision for a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York where the community develops sustainable practices that support people and the planet." -- The Museum of Modern Art
Invisible Blackness – Discovering The Black Family, an Interview with Malcolm Jamal Warner
' Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his role as Theodore Huxtable on the NBC show The Cosby Show . In this episode Invisible Blackness host Adrian Younge and Malcolm have a vulnerable discussion about how the Huxtables redefined the public perception of the black family in America.'
Kyle Abraham: 'When We Fell' (2021)
'Created in a three-week-long COVID-compliant residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, NY, When We Fell was filmed in 16mm at NYCB’s Lincoln Center home, co-directed by choreographer Kyle Abraham and cinematographer Ryan Marie Helfant .' -- nycballet
"In A Class By Itself": Frankie Crocker, The 1970's, and Building WBLS
"Radio legends Vy Higginsen , Ken "Spider" Webb , Fred Buggs , Bob Lee , and music icon, Robert Bell discuss the importance of having a radio station like WBLS in the 1970s that not only celebrated the African American Musical landscape but also transformed the lives within the community it served." -- WBLS

APR 08

Left of Black S11 · E22 | Black Success and White Mobs with Koritha Mitchell
Picture this: an angry mob of white citizens roaming the streets of their city to execute "justice" by seeking, not criminals who have harmed others, but Black families who achieved some level of financial success in their pursuit of the "American dream." From the Reconstruction era all the way to the Obamas in the White House, white anger at the sight of Black excellence has been an all-too-comm
The Time of the Black Radical Tradition: Josh Myers on Cedric Robinson
"In his seminal text, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition , Cedric J. Robinson posits the group of black intellectuals challenging Marxism at the height of anti-colonial consciousness as forming a distinct, political tradition, one whose critiques constituted “the continuing development of a collective consciousness informed by the historical struggles for liberation and moti

APR 07

Harlem on My Mind: Jacob Lawrence
"A signed print by Jacob Lawrence sends Into America host Trymaine Lee down a rabbit hole. It begins with an exploration of how Lawrence shaped Harlem, and how Harlem shaped him."
FUC 018 | Tiffany Lethabo King — Beyond Work
" Tiffany Lethabo King , Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University, joins FUC for a talk titled "Beyond Work: Black and Indigenous Feminist Critiques of Work-as-Being."

APR 06

The Money Stays on Campus: Universities and Control of Urban Communities with Davarian Baldwin
'Urbanist and historian Davarian L. Baldwin joins This is Hell! to discuss the dynamics between urban universities and the communities outside their walls -- but increasingly under their control -- and his book In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities from Bold Type Books.' This is Hell! · The money stays on campus: Universities and control of urban communities

APR 05

Justice is on Trial in the Derek Chauvin Murder Case; Justice is on trial in the United States by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has begun, ten months after George Floyd died in the street with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. Americans, especially Black Americans, are watching closely to see if justice will be done. The beginning of the trial made me profoundly sad, but also profoundly hopeful. It made me sad, because Floyd is
Why Advocates Say D.C. Statehood is Long Overdue
"In March, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing in consideration of a bill that would make Washington, D.C. a state. Speakers supporting statehood included Mayor Muriel Bowser , who argued that D.C. residents are US citizens that lack full rights. The city’s nearly 700,000 residents pay more in federal taxes than 22 states but have just one non-voting member of Congress and
'Essential Puerto Rican Recipes' with Von Diaz
"Journalist and cookbook author Von Diaz joins All Of It to discuss her new “ Essential Puerto Rican Recipes ” feature in the New York Times . Diaz was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up traveling between Atlanta and the island. In this piece, she has put together a collection of dishes and flavors that evoke her time in Puerto Rico."
Baseball and the Impact of Race
" New York Mets greats Cliff Floyd and Jerry Manuel join J’nelle Agee , the daughter of Mets Hall of Famer Tommie Agee , and moderator Mark Anthony Neal , professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University, for an impactful discussion on race in baseball."
'Lovecraft Country' Creator Misha Green Aims To Reclaim The Horror Genre For People Of Color
"The HBO series Lovecraft Country takes the real horrors of the Black experience in the 1950s and adds to it the supernatural terrors of the horror genre. Series creator Misha Green tells Fresh Air she sees the show — and the novel by Matt Ruff upon which it is based — as a chance to reclaim "the genre space for people of color and for people who had usually been left out of it."

APR 03

'Concrete Cowboy'
"Actor Caleb McLaughlin and director Ricky Staub join All Of It to discuss the new film, " Concrete Cowboy ," which also stars Idris Elba ."
Journalist Investigates Amazon Warehouse Life And The Pitfalls Of 'One-Click America'
" Alec MacGillis writes about Amazon's growing impact on American life in his new book, Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America . He notes that the pandemic has been very good for the company's bottom line: Amazon's sales jumped 40% last year, and company founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is estimated at around $180 billion , is now the richest person on the planet. "The fact is th
Kirk Franklin: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
"For nearly 30 years, Kirk Franklin has been widely regarded for revolutionizing gospel. He incorporated secular music, particularly hip-hop, while preserving the message and integrity of traditional gospel. Here, he and his powerhouse choir pace through a decades-long, sixteen Grammy award winning discography of faith, praise and encouragement while cracking plenty of jokes."
A Blueprint for Bail Reform
" Duke University School of Law professor and Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett and Sandra Guerra Thompson , professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, discuss their work as independent monitors for a landmark bail reform settlement in Texas. This settlement could become a national model for cash bail reform."
Alfred L. Martin Jr. on The Generic Closet: Black Gayness and the Black-Cast Sitcom
" Drawing from 20 interviews with credited episode writers, key show-runners, and Black gay men, The Generic Closet situates Black-cast sitcoms as a unique genre that uses Black gay characters in service of the series' heterosexual main cast. Alfred L. Martin, Jr. , argues that the Black community is considered to be antigay due to misrepresentation by shows that aired during the family viewing h
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies – Black and Red: Socialism and Black Liberation
"Throughout the twentieth century, the Black freedom movement intersected in various ways with the communist and socialist movements. The first Black woman to run for president of the United States was Charlene Mitchell , who ran on the Communist Party ticket in 1968. From Hubert Harrison , W..E.B. Du Bois , and Claudia Jones , to Esther Cooper Jackson and Angela Davis , many of the leading light
Jessica Marie Johnson: Keywords and Dark Fiilaments in Digital Time
"Presented as part of the Digital Storytelling Colloquium at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. Jessica Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the

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