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Saturday, May 1, 2021


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The New Conversation with Dr. Dwight A. McBride | Ep. 3 Jonathan Holloway
" Jonathan Holloway , a U.S. historian, took office as the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, on July 1, 2020. He also serves as a University Professor and Distinguished Professor. 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 experienc


Bone Rooms: How Elite Schools and Museums Amassed Black and Native Human Remains Without Consent
"Revelations the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton hold the remains of a child killed by Philadelphia police in the 1985 MOVE bombing are the latest development in a conversation about demanding respectful treatment of African American remains in museum collections, especially those of the enslaved. The Penn Museum also apologized last week for holding more than 1,000 stolen skulls of ensl

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Left of Black S11 · E25 | Claudrena Harold on the Greats of Gospel
Who were the greats of post-Civil Rights era Gospel music and have they gotten their due for the major contributions they have made to Black music? What was the impact of such names as Rev. James Cleveland , Pastor Shirley Caesar, the Mighty Clouds of Joy , and many others? In this episode of Left of Black , host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Claudrena N. Haro
Merry Clayton's Inspiring Gift to the World
' The gospel, rock and soul singer, renowned as a backup artist for some of the world's leading musical acts, got some long-overdue public awareness from the 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom . Now, years after losing both legs in a car accident, Merry Clayto n has made a triumphant return to the recording studio for her new album, Beautiful Scars . CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Lee Cowan
Boston Review Heather McGhee Talks with Archon Fung
'Harvard Kennedy School professor Archon Fung talks with Heather McGhee about her new book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.' Boston Review · Heather McGhee talks with Archon Fung | Boston Review
Rickie Lee Jones' Memoir
'Two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones has been called “the premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation" by The New Yorker. She joins All Of It to discuss her new memoir, Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour. '
Terri Lyne Carrington: Trailblazer, Advocate and NEA Jazz Master
'In her more than 40 years behind the drum kit, 2021 NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington has built a reputation as one of the most dynamic instrumentalists, bandleaders and composers in jazz. But before she became an in-demand musician, she was a kid growing up outside of Boston, swinging behind the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson . On this episode of Jazz Night in America , we'll h
Butcher Brown: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' Butcher Brown takes to a restaurant's rooftop terrace in the band's hometown of Richmond, Va., for a home concert and sizzles from the first note. The band opens with "Sticky July," a tune every bit as catchy as its name implies; think rollerskating with a popsicle under a cloudless sky of blue. When you think you've figured it out, keyboardist DJ Harrison switches it up, launching into a solo

APR 28

Acting Is 'Problem Solving,' Says Courtney B. Vance
'Actor Courtney B. Vanc e plays Rev. C. L. Franklin in the National Geographic series, Genius: Aretha , now streaming on Hulu, which chronicles the conflicts that developed between father and daughter. For Vance, playing Aretha Franklin 's father was a chance to reconnect to his own roots. He grew up "churched," in Detroit, with music all around.' -- Fresh Air
New York City's Influence On Latin Music
'Felix Contreras host of Alt.Latino , speaks with Ben Lapidu s, author of New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990 . The deeply researched and resourced page-tuner puts the music we hear today into historical context. In the book, the scholar and Grammy-nominated musician posits that New York City and its Latin musicians have actually influenced in other countries across Lat
Do The Golden Arches Bend Toward Justice?
'Calls for racial justice are met with a lot of different proposals, but one of the loudest and most enduring is to invest in Black businesses. But can "buying Black" actually do anything to mitigate racism? To find out, Code Switch takes a look at the surprising link between Black capitalism and McDonald's.'
Invisible Blackness – How Black is Black Enough? An Interview with Wayne Brady
" Multidisciplinary performer, producer and host Wayne Brady is the comedic force you may know as the Black guy on "Whose line is it anyway”. As a renaissance talent with a brand that seduces mainstream America, he is our generation's Nat King Cole . In this episode of Invisible Blacknes s Wayne and host Adrian Younge discuss the power of code switching, defining success and exploring the idea of
Harlem On My Mind: Abram Hill
'In the final installment of Harlem on My Mind , Trymaine Lee learns about the legacy of playwright Abram Hill , who used his work to center Black characters, Black audiences, and Black communities unapologetically. Abram Hill co-founded the American Negro Theater in 1940, operating a small 150-seat theater from the basement of Harlem’s Schomburg Center. The American Negro Theater, also known as
Confronting Stereotypes Through Swim Lessons
" Paulana Lamonier , founder of Black People Will Swim , joins All Of It to discuss the program’s initiative to teach 2,020 people to swim by 2022 and to confront stereotypes about Black people and swimming."
New Wave of Black Superheroes Are Taking Over the Small and Big Screen
'In the recent Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , actor Anthony Mackie ’s Sam Wilson—better known by his superhero alias, Falcon—picks up the mantle, or rather shield , of Captain America from actor Chris Evans ’s Steve Rogers. Mackie’s star-spangled Captain America is part of a new wave of Black superheroes on the big and small screen as well as splashed on the pages of comic boo

APR 27

'Black Girl Songbook' – Chapter 8: Black California Girls, Featuring Anita Pointer and Cari Champion
" Danyel Smith , notable Oakland enthusiast, dedicates this episode to the state she adores. From the girls to the warm weather, she lays out why California is the best state and what makes it so special. She’s joined by Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters to talk about pioneering their unique style and growing up in Oakland. Later on, Cari Champion joins to talk about her experience being Black
Enlightened with Lisa Borders: Moving Beyond Fear To Create a Legacy featuring Grant Hill
"NBA Hall of Famer, Olympian, Atlanta Hawks co-owner, Grant Hill , joins Enlightened host Lisa Borders to speak on some unspoken truths. Hill and Borders critique the Rooney Rule, discuss the inherent value of having a sports background in the boardroom, and he explains the impact of being a ‘glue guy.’ Hill gets personal about his experiences with fatherhood, police and celebrity, and the painfu

APR 26

Principals Show Bias in Responses to Black parents, New Study Finds
Principals show bias in responses to Black parents, new study finds was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Principals show bias in responses to Black parents, new study finds Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Apr 26, 6:00am EDT A few years ago, thousands of high school principals across the country received a variation of the same email from a parent
Re-Imagining Public Safety: A World Without Police
" Daunte , Ma’Khia , Andrew , Anthony . The list keeps growing. Is it time to abolish the police? On this episode of “Be Heard Talk,” Selena Hill , Evan Mastrondari , and special guest activist and author Brea Baker will discuss the call to abolish the police." -- Black Enterprise
Black Muslims and the World: Rasul Miller on The Ideological Eclecticism of Black American Sunni Islam
"In a Wednesdays at the Center virtual event, Rasul Miller , Assistant Professor of History at the University of California Irvine, spoke about the lives and legacies of Shaykh Daoud Faisal and Mother Khadijah Faisal , the founders of the Islamic Mission of America, one of New York City’s oldest mosques. The event was introduced by Youssef Carter , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the

APR 24

"You see a lot of people doing acrobatics to show why Ma’Khia deserved to die, not why she deserved to live": On the Adultification of Black Girls
"The fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant is sparking demands for accountability and igniting conversation about how race and gender played a role in the way law enforcement interacted with her. Dr. Monique W. Morris , President and CEO of “Grantmakers for Girls of Color” and Author of "PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools", Treva Lindsey , Professor of Women’s St
Communities of Color and Other Buyers, Beware of Bold Promises from Health Insurers by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
| @DrBenChavis | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues of healthcare equity to the forefront of discussions of racial justice. Even when controlling for factors like age and income, communities of color have been much more severely impacted that white Americans. A recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that “older Black, Hispanic, and American In
Radio New Frame: Under the influence of influencers
"Everyone can be a social media influencer in a hyper-capitalist society. What comes next in advertising? Also, we look at the sinister side of the internet economy. Featuring guests Gordon Cook and Adam Haupt , Radio New Frame is hosted by Charles Leonard ."
Why South Africa is Still So Segregated
"For decades, South Africa was under apartheid: a series of laws that divided people by race. Then, in the 1990s, those laws were dismantled. But many of the barriers they created continue to divide South Africans by skin color - which in turn determines their quality of life, access to jobs, and wealth. Racial division was built into the fabric of cities throughout South Africa, and it still has
How L.A.'s Container Ship Logjam Highlights Larger Pandemic Supply-Chain Issues
" An average of 30 container ships a day have been stuck outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just waiting to deliver their goods. The backlog is part of a global supply-chain mess spurred by the pandemic that means consumers could see delivery delays for weeks." -- Wall Street Journal
Belabored: Black Against Amazon, with Steven Pitts and Robin D.G. Kelley
" The workers at the Amazon facility in Bessemer didn’t succeed in winning a union when all the votes were counted, but nevertheless the story has drawn attention to the company’s labor practices and the struggles of the workers in its facilities. Belabored teamed up with Steven Pitts of Organizing Upgrade’s Black Work Talk podcast to talk about the state of the Black working class. We were joine
Stuck in The Studio: Ayanah Moor
"On this episode of CCMA Creates: Stuck in the Studio features Ayanah Moor , an artist whose work explores blackness, gender, desire and language. She discusses her recent return to painting, inspirations behind her work and her solo exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art ."

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