Saturday, June 19, 2021


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Graphic Novel 'Wake' Explores The History Of Women-Led Slave Revolts
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts not only tells the stories of women-led revolts but also author Rebecca Hall 's efforts to uncover that history. Here & Now host Callum Borchers speaks with Hall about her part-graphic novel, part-memoir.'
'Reclaiming Black Spaces' Walking Tour
'A new walking tour from the Tenement Museum sheds light on the history of Black New Yorkers in the Lower East Side. Lauren O’Brien , historian and lead scholar for the walking tour , and Kathryn Lloyd , director of programs and education , join All Of It to discuss the tour , called Reclaiming Black Spaces. '

JUN 17

Never Aired: Profile on James Baldwin ABC’s 20/20, 1979
The following 1979 profile of James Baldwin was never aired. Sylvia Chase: Writer, interviewer, Narrator. Joseph Lovett: Producer, Director Richard O’Regan: Associate Producer Robert Leacock, Jr. : Cinematographer Michael Lonsdale: Sound Editor: Dina Boogaard. Supervising Producer: Karen Lerner from A Closer Look on Vimeo .
'Black Girl Songbook' – Chapter 11: Black Cover Girls Feat. Karyn White
'On this episode of Black Girl Songbook , host Danyel Smith looks at the songs that are so nice they were recorded twice! From tracks like “I’m Going Down” to “Killing Me Softly,” she examines what makes timeless songs desirable covers. Later on, she speaks with Grammy nominee Karyn White about her anthem “Superwoman”.'
Death By Incarceration - Episode One: Art & Mass Incarceration with Nicole Fleetwood
'Hosts David "Suave" Gonzalez and Kevin McCracken speak with Dr. Nicole Fleetwood , Professor of American Studies and Art at Rutgers University. Topics include mass incarceration, the system disappearing people, abolition, and of course her award winning book Marking Time: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration . Death By Incarceration is a show about life behind bars. The USA is the only nation wh

JUN 16

Lack of Broadband Internet Creating Divide in America
' High speed broadband internet needed for video conferencing has always been hard to get in rural America because companies make less money connecting remote communities rather than cities. Internet is a public utility in Wilson, North Carolina, but that isn’t an option in other rural areas as they struggle with slow and spotty service.' -- NBC News
A Taste Of Freedom
'Juneteenth commemorates the day that enslaved Texans found out — more than two years after Emancipation Day — that they were free. It's also a day known for celebratory meals and red drinks. But as the holiday becomes more widespread, Code Switch wondered: Is there a risk that certain people (and corporations) will try to keep the food and lose the history?'
In Conversation: Jewelle Gomez, April Bey, and MarĂ­a Elena Ortiz
'In "Atlantica, The Gilda Region," April Bey ’s first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles, the Bahamian-American artist positions herself as an alien from the planet Atlantica whose mission on Earth is to observe and report as an undercover agent. Bey’s mythological realm is inspired in part by author Jewelle Gomez ’s Lambda Award-winning novel "The Gilda Stories." In this conversation moderate
Where We Come From: An Immigrant Family Navigates Generational Trauma
"My father was very well educated. So he wanted the same for his children. He wanted us to be successful. But we left the diaspora, you know, we left what now I see was our comfort zone — moving from an all-Black neighborhood into an all-white neighborhood. And we later came to find out that it was not going to be an easy road for our family." -- Colette Baptiste-Mombo
Amythyst Kiah - Black Myself (Official Music Video)
“ Kwaku Otchere 's artistic eye and ability to create such powerful visuals while simultaneously keeping everyone on set safe amid the pandemic is truly remarkable. Adding the talents of choreographer Aysha Upchurch and dancer Des Polk allowed this project to flourish even further. The four of us helped realize the vision of this video by incorporating our individual experiences of being black in
Invisible Blackness – When Art Becomes Your Ethnicity, An Interview with Jeff Chang
' Jeff Chang is a renowned historian, journalist, professor (Stanford University) and critic on the music, culture and politics of hip hop. His books, Can't Stop Won't Stop, Who We Be , and We Gon' Be Alright have become acclaimed assets to the analysis and understanding of the culture. On this episode, host Adrian Younge and Jeff discuss hip hop's evolution from its community roots to its worldw

JUN 15

We Invented Swag: The Lens of Jamel Shabazz by Mark Anthony Neal
| @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Obviously the subjects of Jamel Shabazz’s groundbreaking collection Back in the Days didn’t create swag; an Afro-disaporic style of expression that we can surely witness in the figures of Jack Jonson and Bessie Smith in the early 20th century, as surely as some alpha male was crip walking across a plantation field at night generations earlier. Yet the phot
Why Major Cities Are Experimenting with Guaranteed Income for Artists
' St. Paul, Minnesota and San Francisco, California have rolled out guaranteed minimum income programs for artists that give out monthly, no strings attached payments. Both programs primarily were intended to support artists of color. In St. Paul, the non-profit Springboard for the Arts partnered earlier this year with city government to deliver monthly payments to 25 local artists. To learn more
Your Hometown: Lynn Nottage – Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
' Lynn Nottage is the first woman ever to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, and she’s one of the most important voices writing for the stage and screen today, with works that include Infinite Apparel, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Ruined, Sweat, and MJ: The Musical, an upcoming show on the life of Michael Jackson. She often writes about characters in private, intimate spaces, where and how real
Exhibition: 'New York, New Music 1980-1986'
'The Museum of New York City’s new exhibition New York, New Music 1980-1986 opened on June 11th, highlighting the diverse musical artists of the decade and exploring the broader music and cultural scene centered in New York City. Photographer Janette Beckman and the Museum’s curator of photographs and prints Sean Corcoran join All Of It to discuss the exhibition.'

JUN 14

Black Churches Have Moral Authority to Defend the Black Vote by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) During the civil rights movement’s struggle against discrimination and voter suppression in Jim Crow America, the Black Church was a source of refuge and resolve. Today, a new wave of voter suppression laws is targeting Black voters, and new generations of Black clergy are bringing their moral authority to a campaign to defend the Black vote. We need these
Raheem DeVaughn: "Marvin Used to Say"
' "Marvin Used To Say" is a time period piece of visual art in tribute to the musical icon and legend Marvin Gaye , from Raheem DeVaughn ’s album What A Time To Be In Love.'
Shawna Murray-Browne | Decolonizing Mental Health
'Before Shawna Murray-Browne ’s brother was murdered, she dreamt about it. It was a residue from the trauma of seeing so many Black men being killed around her. This turning point in her career as an integrated psychotherapist made her focus on empowering communities of color to access ways of nurture, care, and healing, that the racist-capitalist society keeps away from them.' -- WORLD Channel

JUN 13

Legendary Songstress Eartha Kitt Is Remembered Through The Eyes Of Her Daughter In New Book
'Songstress Eartha Kitt enthralled audiences beginning in the 1940s up until just months before her death in 2008. She’s known for the sultry Christmas classic from 1953 “Santa Baby.” But Kitt was much more than her sex-kitten image. She supported Martin Luther King Jr., and advocated for women's rights and the LGBTQ community. And though the world viewed her as Black, she refused to be defined b
Merry Clayton: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'This performance is an inspiring comeback for Merry Clayton , who has been making great music for almost 60 years. Clayton is one of rock's most important backup singers (for starters, see The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" and Carole King's Tapestry ). She recorded several excellent solo albums that never broke big, but eventually received the recognition
Floating Along In Uncertainty With Vijay Iyer
'For the final entry in Morning Edition 's Song Project series, Vijay Iyer wrote a rhizomatic, inviting — and not entirely placating — instrumental piece to encapsulate his past year.'

JUN 12

The Complicated History Behind BLM's Solidarity With The Pro-Palestinian Movement
'Many Black Lives Matter activists have taken to the streets across the U.S. in recent weeks to voice their support for pro-Palestinian causes, including calls against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the U.S.-Israel alliance. Recent violence has renewed a sense of solidarity with the pro-Palestinian movement among some BLM organizers in the U.S., where sympathy with the Palestinians in t
Impact of Rosenwald Schools on Education and How They Changed the Lives of Black Americans
'Built between 1912 and 1973, Rosenwald schools provided an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of poor African Americans to be educated in the segregated South. Their construction has been called one of the most effective philanthropic endeavors of the 20th century. But the story of the school and their benefactor remain largely unknown today.' -- CBS This Morning

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