Saturday, September 18, 2021


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'We Can’t Afford To Keep Going To Funerals': The Lumbee Tribe Works To Combat COVID Surge
'In Robeson County, about a third of residents are fully vaccinated. As of September 16th, 39% of the county has received a single dose. For members of the Lumbee Tribe in the region, that rate is even lower. As COVID continues to inundate Robeson County, health officials and local leaders are working tirelessly to get more tribal members vaccinated.'
Intersectionality Matters!: The Insurgent Origins of Critical Race Theory
'Over the past year, Critical Race Theory has been increasingly misrepresented by the Right in an organized, widespread effort to stifle racial justice and gender equity, and weaken our multiracial democracy. In response to these attacks, African American Policy Forum held a 5-day Critical Race Theory Summer School in mid-August to educate participants about the origins, principles, and insights

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New Young Adult Novel By C.J. Farley Illustrates Kids' Eye View Of The Pandemic
' Here & Now host Tonya Mosley speaks with author and music journalist C.J. Farley about Zero O'Clock, his new book for young adults. The book focuses on a high school senior in New Rochelle, New York, whose preoccupation with college admissions, her father's death and the K-pop group BTS becomes overshadowed by the COVID-19 outbreak.'
Jasmine Crowe: What Can We Do To Tackle Food Waste And Hunger?
' Jasmine Crowe is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Goodr , a startup based in Atlanta, Georgia that is leveraging technology to combat hunger and food waste. Goodr collects surplus food from organizations like Turner Broadcasting Systems, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and others, and redirects that food to nonprofits who distribute the food to people experiencing food
Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: Ben Fletcher –The Life And Times Of A Black Wobbly With Peter Cole
' Ben Fletcher was among the most successful union organizers in the early 20th century, and a Black leader of the Local 8 union - a component of the Industrial Workers of the World - which organized on the docks in South Philadelphia beginning in 1913. Local 8 of the IWW's Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union, was the most powerful interracial union of its era, and the IWW or the Wobblies w
Chicago Humanities Festival: Community Gardens as Neighborhood Resources
'In neighborhoods all over Chicago, community gardens bring people together. They offer beauty and respite, preserve foodways, support well-being and social cohesion, and facilitate neighborhood self-sufficiency. As part of our Neighborhood Initiative, Chicago Humanities Festival and community-based partner organizations on the South Side co-create a morning of conversation and exploration in and
The Unwritten Rules of Black TV
'The Atlantic staff writer Hannah Giorgis grew up in the 1990s, watching dozens of Black characters on TV. Living Single , Sister, Sister , Moesha , and Smart Guy were just a few of the shows led by Black casts. But at some point in the 2000s, those story lines and some of the Black writers behind them seemed to disappear. In a cover story for The Atlantic, Giorgis traces the cyclical, uneven his
Colson Whitehead Returns To His Home Turf With 'Harlem Shuffle'
' Colson Whitehead says his latest novel was inspired by his love of heist movies. The story centers on a furniture store owner who has a side hustle trafficking in stolen goods. Whitehead tells Fresh Air "I was just thinking about how much I like heist movies and thinking [about] how much fun the directors and writers must have put it all together," he says. "And asked myself ... can I do that?"

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Carmelo Anthony Gets Personal, Sharing The Story Behind His Journey To The Lakers
'Ten-time NBA All-Star, three-time Olympic gold medalist and top-ten NBA all-time scorer Carmelo Anthony tells Moira Forbes the story behind his legendary NBA career and how he beat the odds on and off the court. He shares why he’s “still a work in progress,” the significance of his upcoming season at the Lakers, and life lessons from his long-time friend LeBron James . Anthony released his memoi
New Police Abuse Footage Exposes Cover-ups By Louisiana State Troopers
'An investigation has found Louisiana police covered up at least a dozen use-of-force incidents, most of them against Black people. Reporters also discovered multiple body-camera recordings of police beatings that had previously been buried. The cases range from the violent arrest of Aaron Bowman during a routine traffic stop that resulted in broken ribs and a gaping wound to the death of Ronald
Helga—The Armory Conversations: Deborah Archer
“It was so important to be apart of community. To find strength in each other. To know that on the days when I can’t move forward, someone is going to take up the baton and move forward for me." 'Professor, Lawyer and ACLU President Deborah Archer sat down to speak with Helga Davis about some of her earliest moments and how they shaped her desire to fight for equality. Archer is a Professor of Cl
Black Homebuyers Are Being Left Out of Pandemic Housing Boom
'During the pandemic, there’s been a massive real estate boom in the U.S., as many people looked to leave crowded cities like New York City for the suburbs. But for Black Americans, the boom has been more like a bust, as they’ve been priced out of this pandemic-fueled housing frenzy. Housing inequity is nothing new in this country; there’s a deep history of discrimination in the housing market ag

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'Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma' (dir. by Topaz Jones and rubberband)
'The Black ABCs were once taught across the United States. Created in 1970 by two Chicago teachers and the Society for Visual Education, the cards and posters linked the 26 letters of the alphabet with language and imagery that reflected the lives of Black children. Now, 50 years later, artist Topaz Jones offers a new vision of his – and America’s – Black identity through a reimagining of the Bla
American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
| @DrBenChavis | NewBlackMan (in Exile) ( NNPA NEWSWIRE ) — Even as the pandemic has laid bare societal inequities that have long eroded the foundation of our democracy, political leaders in Washington and in state capitols are mired in a level of rancor and partisanship not seen since the ideological struggles over the Vietnam War. This toxic atmosphere has left them incapable of addressing pre
Colson Whitehead on Writing His First Crime Novel, 'Harlem Shuffle'
'Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead talks with CBS Mornings ' Anthony Mason about his new book, Harlem Shuffle . Whitehead and Mason take a walk through history, touring some of the iconic Harlem spots that inspired the best-selling writer's first crime novel.'
Virginia Voters’ Choice: Forward with Voting Rights Champ for Governor or Backward With Team Trump by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Virginia’s voters will pick the state’s next governor in November. The choice couldn’t be clearer, and neither could the national implications of this race in a bellwether state. Not only is the Virginia election a curtain-raiser for the midterm elections of 2022, it’s also the biggest test so far of whether the Trumpified GOP can win major races
Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: Rinaldo Walcott On Black Freedom And The Abolition Of Property
'This episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism features Dr. Rinaldo Walcott , a Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Walcott is also the author of many books, including Black Like Who? Writing Black Canada , Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora , and Black Studies , and the co-author of BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freed
Black & Highly Flavored: Black Smoke with Adrian Miller
' SoulPhoodies Tamara Celeste and Derek Kirk are joined by author Adrian Miller ( @SoulFoodScholar ) to discuss his recent book, Black Smoke , the definitive history of African-Americans' influence on barbecue culture.'

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TheBlerdGurl Podcast with Karama Horne: Peter Ramsey was in the Game Long Before the Spiderverse
'The guest in this episode of T heBlerdGurl Podcast with Karama Horne is Academy-Award Winning director Peter Ramse y. Of course, everyone knows Peter Ramsey is one of the co-directors on Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse , which won the team an Oscar. This was a historic moment for Ramsey, who became the first African-American ever to be nominated for or win in the Animated feature categor
How The 'Funhouse Mirror' Effect Of Zoom Impacts Our Perceived Self-Esteem
'Zoom dysmorphia, where people are fixated on perceived flaws they see in the image of themselves on scree,n isn’t a medical diagnosis but rather a term used according to Dr. Shadi Kourosh , to “describe certain conditions of life and work in the pandemic that could give rise or trigger aspects of body dysmorphic disorder or aspects of a dysmorphic view of our own appearance.” Kourosh and her der
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: Why The Strange and Wonderful Parrot Fish Is In Trouble
' Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist. She has founded or co-founded the following institutions and initiatives: Urban Ocean Lab , a think tank focused on coastal cities; Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions; and The All We Can Save Project, a climate initiative. She is also the co-host of the podcast How to Save a Planet. Johnson is obsessed with one r
A Look at Police Violence Against Black Women and Queer People
'Amid all of the issues that exist in coverage and legal accountability when it comes to cases of police violence against Black people, separate hurdles remain when it comes to acknowledging the stories of Black women and queer people killed by the police. State violence against Black women, femmes, and queer folk is rarely at the center of mass mobilization and media attention. That’s despite th
The Attica Prison Uprising 50 Years Later
'WNYC's Race and Justice unit is looking back at the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising. Joseph Gedeon , reporter in WNYC's Race and Justice Unit, and Emily Lang , producer at WNYC, discuss their project and what's changed in New York's prison system five decades later.'

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Little Women Remixed, But Not Reimagined
'When Bethany Morrow was asked to write a new take on the beloved classic, she agreed on one condition: The new March family would look nothing like the old. Morrow joins NPR Code Switch 's Karen Grigsby Bates '
Black Like Me – Gay, Free and Happy!: In Memoriam—Carl Bean: May 26, 1944 – September 8, 2021 by Johari Jabir
| special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) It is an old story. Some ultra-talented Black singer leaves the church in order to pursue a career in a more lucrative career in secular music. Never mind the fact that the binary divisions between the sacred and secular have never really worked when it comes to Black music, Carl Bean is one of those many examples of Black gospel talent who may have momentaril

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The Downside to Surveilling Your Neighbors byTodd Feathers
The Downside to Surveilling Your Neighbors by Todd Feathers | @ToddFeathers | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) In one town, police say products like Nextdoor and Ring are helping fight crime. But racism and vigilantism are pervasive on safety platforms In late August, a resident of Mobile, Ala., posted a video on Nextdoor, a social media app that advertises itself as a place for neighbors to con
Enlightened with Lisa Borders: Toni Jones - Mental Health, the Motor City, and the Medicinal Power of Music
'Former wellness coach, Toni Jones , is now an affirmation musician determined to help people revolutionize the way they think, behave, and move through life. She joins Enlightened with Lisa Borders to talk about the importance of grounding yourself in gratitude, what it truly means to 'speak to the times,' and why she believes music can be medicinal. In this upbeat, energetic conversation, we di
Stay Human with Michael Franti: Master Gee of The Sugarhill Gang
'As a founding member of the hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang, Master Gee has been penned as one of the godfathers of Hip Hop. With the first and most popular hip hop single of all time in 1979 called "Rappers Delight,” The Sugarhill Gang revolutionized the music industry. "Rappers Delight" was the first rap song to be played on the radio & TV, exposing millions of people to a new and exciting st
IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit: 'Small Axe' Dir. Steve McQueen & DP Shabier Kirchner
'Director Steve McQueen and DP Shabier Kirchner go inside how they created the magic of the “Lovers Rock” dance scenes, how McQueen’s own life was saved by the heroic mothers featured in “Education,” the fight to shoot 16mm, and how they approached making five individual movies in the remarkable anthology Small Axe .'

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