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Saturday, May 15, 2021


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'Land-Grab Universities' Thrived On Indigenous Land. Now, Some Are Making Amends
'Land-grant universities broadened access to higher education in the United States — but only at the expense of Indigenous Americans. Nearly 11 million acres of land were taken from tribes and Native communities to fund the universities, according to an investigation by High Country News . That investigation, published a year ago, has since won awards and sparked calls for change. Here & Now 's P
Tested: Beginning To Right The Financial Wrongs Of Funding HBCUs
'For decades, states and the federal government have funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities at rates much lower than historically white schools. Those funders – public and private – are just beginning to see the systemic racism built into how we pay for colleges, and small steps are being taken to right past wrongs. Host Dave DeWitt speaks with Liz Schlemmer , WUNC's education report
Left of Black S11 · E27 | Author Deesha Philyaw on The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
How have Black women had to move within the institution of the Black church, maneuvering through the sometimes-toxic patriarchy and sexism that has contributed to their silence, while also living full lives outside of the church walls? Celebrated author Deesha Philyaw joins Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to discuss her the break-away hit, The Secret Lives of Ch
How Barry Jenkins Reimagined Slave Narratives in "The Underground Railroad"
'Director Barry Jenkins ’s mini-series adaptation of the Colson Whitehead novel The Underground Railroad premieres on Amazon Prime. Both the book and the series center around Cora, an enslaved woman who escapes from a plantation in Georgia. Like the book, the new show depicts the harsh realities of slavery, but also imagines what it would have been like for enslaved people to escape from plantati

MAY 13

Creative Time’s Diya Vij Helps Launch an Art World Think Tank
' Diya Vij started her new job as Associate Curator of Creative Time just last fall, in the midst of the pandemic. She has since announced the first Creative Time Think Tank cohort, which includes La Tanya S. Autry , Caitlin Cherry , Sonia Guiñansaca , Namita Gupta Wiggers , and a number of other engaged voices of the art community. This new initiative invited people to submit proposals for an op

MAY 12

Former 'Pregnant Girl' Builds Support To Help Other Teen Moms
' Nicole Lynn Lewis felt overwhelmed and isolated as a young single mom in college. Now she runs a nonprofit, Generation Hope , designed to help teen parents get the financial and emotional support they need to thrive. Lewis is the author of Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. ' -- Fresh Air
What Boston Can Teach Us About Free Universal Preschool Education
' President Biden has proposed the American Families Plan. And as part of that plan, he is proposing $200 billion towards free, universal preschool. Back in the late 1990s, Boston offered preschool to some of its children through a lottery. And this week, researchers released a study looking at the long-term effects of preschool education on those children. Joining The Takeaway to help us underst
Kaepernick Publishing to Release 'Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future without Policing & Prisons' In October
Cover Art by Emory Douglas KAEPERNICK PUBLISHING’S FIRST BOOK ARGUES FOR A WORLD BEYOND POLICING & PRISONS NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 11, 2021 – Kaepernick Publishing is proud to announce that it will release its first title, Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future without Policing & Prisons , on October 12, 2021. Abolition for the People will be available in print, e-book, and audio format
Book Trailer: Adrian Miller's 'Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue'
'In Black Smoke ( UNCPress ), Adrian Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It's a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a barbecue culture that has come

MAY 11

'Underground Railroad' Director Barry Jenkins Sees Film As An 'Empathy Machine'
'For director Barry Jenkins , filming The Underground Railroad has been the most difficult undertaking of his career. Amazon's new series based is based on Colson Whitehead 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an enslaved teenage girl who escapes from a brutal Georgia plantation. The series, which was filmed in Georgia, depicts the underground railroad as a literal train that secretly transports
Mind/Shift – Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul: Using 'Stamped (For Kids)' to Have Age-Appropriate Discussions About Race
'When you first hold Stamped from the Beginning , it’s heavy, even as a paperback. At almost 600 pages and dense with text, a person can tell at once that author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi wasn’t pulling any punches when he set out to write “The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Stamped from the Beginning has since been remixed as Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You , a version of the book

MAY 10

The Quarantine Tapes 188: Tracy K Smith
“I am someone who has been eager to bring the vocabulary of justice and anti-racism into the different contexts that I inhabit, and one of them is the campus where I teach and where I feel fortunate to serve students who have a lot of wishes and needs. I think it’s been a year of working together with others to see how far we’re willing to go with this goal. But, as you may know, we’re not all on
Invisible Blackness – Interview with Terrace Martin
'On this episode of Invisible Blackness , host Adrian Younge is joined by Terrace Martin : a multi instrumentalist, producer and composer. He’s an essential musical voice, with a captivating story. Martin sheds light on his South Central upbringing, during the crack epidemic, and how this environment shaped his perspectives on life and culture.'

MAY 09

'Chauvin Is Guilty and Our Work Is Still Cut Out for Us' by Ben Jealous
Chauvin Is Guilty and Our Work Is Still Cut Out for Us by Ben Jealous | @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Though time has passed since Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd. But the images from that moment are seared in our memories forever: the murderer, led away in handcuffs. The Floyd family, Philonise Floyd speaking through tears, at the microphones after the
Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership
'Owning a home is a part of the American dream. It's also the key to building intergenerational wealth. But Black Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, including through higher costs.'-- Code Switch

MAY 08

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