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Tuesday, May 18, 2021


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The Pioneering Legacy Of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
' The International Sweethearts of Rhythm reached the height of their acclaim in the 1940s as the nation's first racially integrated all-women's jazz band. They toured the country and the world even as they faced discrimination on the basis of both race and gender. All Things Considered 's Michel Martin speaks to Cathy Hughes about the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, of which her mother was
' Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas , who are collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, join All Of It to discuss...
' Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas , who are collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, join All Of It to discuss their second curatorial project together titled, Brand New Heavies . The exhibition is on view at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works through June 20 and features monumental, site-specific installations by three artists: Abigail DeVille , Xaviera Simmons , and Rosa-Johan Uddoh .'
One Hundred, The Ed Gordon Podcast: Director, Actor Bill Duke
' Ed Gordon talks with trailblazing actor, director, Bill Duke . Duke talks about his scene-stealing roles in movies including American Gigolo and Predator to directing movies ( Hoodlum , Sister Act2 ) and television shows ( Miami Vice and Dallas ). Duke also talks about the hardships people of color encounter in Hollywood.'
#BlackVanLife Movement Highlights Issues Exacerbated By Pandemic
'There’s a romance inherent in the idea of paring down one’s earthly possessions and hitting the road, with only one’s imagination (and one’s vehicle) to limit them. The nomadic lifestyle is attracting a cross-section of Americans, including young Black people disillusioned with an inaccessible housing market and the grind it takes to stay in it. Tested host Rebecca Martinez speaks with Durham ar
How Tax Laws Disadvantage Black Americans but Subsidize White Americans
'Tax returns are calculated based on income, but a new book highlights how the tax code disproportionately impacts people of color. Dorothy Brown , professor at Emory University School of Law and author of “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans and How We Can Fix It” joins PBS NewsHour Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.'

'Theft At A Scale That Is Unprecedented': Behind The Underfunding Of HBCUs
'Tennessee could owe a historically Black university more than a half-billion dollars after it withheld funding for decades. A bipartisan legislative committee determined last month that the state failed to adequately fund Tennessee State University in matched land grants going all the way back to the 1950s, costing the public university between $150 million and $544 million. Andre Perry , a seni
Orisanmi Burton: What Really Happened During the Attica Prison Rebellion
'On September 9th 1971, a spontaneous uprising began in a New York State prison. A group of prisoners overpowered guards, broke windows, started fires, and captured supplies, sparking the Attica Rebellion. Soon, over 1,200 prisoners had assembled with 42 hostages to demand better treatment and better living conditions. Orisanmi Burto n details the revolt and deadly retaking of Attica prison.' --
“Fire in Little Africa,” a Rap Album About a Historical Tragedy
'The Tulsa massacre of 1921 was perhaps the single worst act of racial violence in the terrible history of Jim Crow. But, for generations, few people—even in Tulsa—knew about it. Now the rap community of Tulsa is coming together to change that, with the new record Fire in Little Africa .'

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