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Saturday, February 19, 2022


 NewBlackMan (in Exile)


ew World Coming: Afro-Venezuelans In The Bolivarian Process
'For this episode of New World Coming , James Counts Early is joined by historian, activist, and former diplomat, Jesus “Chucho” Garcia to discuss the complexities of the state, social and civil organizations, and the people working together to deepen the principles of the Bolivarian Revolution. They also discuss the power relations of developing democracy, the struggle for reparations in Latin A
When the Government Tried—and Failed—to Silence Catwoman
'In the documentary Catwoman vs. the White House , the director Scott Calonico brings to life a time when the actress Eartha Kitt was retaliated against by President Lyndon B. Johnson—but persisted in spite of it.'
BOOK TALK: The History of Black Studies with Abdul Alkalimat
' The People's Forum NYC hosted a book talk on The History of Black Studies with author Abdul Alkalimat . In this book, Black Studies founder and movement veteran Abdul Alkalimat offers a comprehensive history of the discipline that examines Black Studies as intellectual history; as social movement; and as academic profession. The book also demonstrates how Black people themselves established the
Meet the Makers: Finding Your Voice Through Fannie Lou Hamer
'Fannie Lou Hamer’s legacy of activism lives on. So what can young activists learn from her? In a Meet the Makers panel, Aunjanue Ellis , Oscar®-nominated actress & activist; Dr. Keisha N. Blain , historian & author of Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America ; and the makers of Fannie Lou Hamer's America - Monica Land , executive producer & Mrs. Hamer's great-niece, and di
Brendan Slocumb on Racism in the World of Classical Music
'Can an author write a novel about a classical musician and get all the details right? And can he make that world the backdrop for a gripping contemporary thriller? If the author is Brendan Slocumb , then the answer is a resounding yes . In this episode of Book Dreams , Brendan joins Eve and Julie to talk about his debut novel, The Violin Conspiracy , about a concert violinist whose Stradivarius
Nishani Frazier: The Making and Unmaking of One America
'At this Wednesdays at the Center talk at Duke University, Professor Nishani Frazier , A ssociate Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Kansas, spoke about the flaws and fallout of President's Initiative on Race, launched by Bill Clinton in 1997. The initiative, titled One America, promised to "help educate Americans about the facts surrounding issues of race, to promote

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Anxiety and Depression Among Kids of Color Surging During Pandemic, New Study Shows
'As the pandemic heads into year three, we're finding out more about the toll it's taking on mental health. We look at how it's affecting children, and more specifically, children of color. One new study out of Boston reveals a surge in depression and anxiety in Black and Brown kids between the ages of 5 and 11. The study by a team at Boston Medical Center is published in the journal "Child and A
B. Sharise Moore in The Black Writer's Studio
' B. Sharise Moore ’s love of literature was ignited by Roald Dahl ’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing . After earning a BA in English from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, she began performing her poetry on stages throughout the country. To date, Moore’s poems have appeared in Starline , Fantasy Magazine , These Bewitching Bond s, Mer
Bobby Hundreds On Setting Trends in Streetwear and Web 3.0
' Bobby Hundreds is a trendsetter, and he believes if you give yourself permission you can be too. As founder of the iconic streetwear brand The Hundreds, he's been at the forefront of design for decades, and in this episode of The Limits with Jay Williams he tells Jay how he does it. For Bobby, success is about reframing your perceived weakness as your greatest strength. In the early days of The
In Georgia, Black Communities Are More Likely to Live Near Toxic Waste Sites
'For decades, Black people in this country have felt the heavy toll of environmental racism. A study published by University of Michigan in 2016 shows that communities of color and low-income neighborhoods are targeted by polluting industries. At the same time, people of color are more likely to be exposed to high levels of fine particulate air pollution , which causes tens of thousands of deaths
Milwaukee's Bronzeville is Making a Huge Comeback
'Once a dynamic Black neighborhood, Milwaukee's Bronzeville was destroyed significantly by highway construction. Now, its Black Holocaust Museum is reopening after being closed for more than a decade as well as other cultural touchstones, including a new cultural center. It's also got new restaurants and has been included in The New York Times 's "52 Places for a Changed World." Wisconsin Public
Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson on the History of HBCUs and 'Attica'
' Stanley Nelson Jr. , documentary filmmaker of many films including Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities and the new Oscar-nominated documentary Attica, joins to discuss the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and how they built generations of Black leadership in America.'

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The United States of Anxiety: Black People Are From Outer Space
'Afrofuturism is an old idea that’s reaching new people. This Black History Month, we travel from Seneca Village to Wakanda, from Sun Ra to Lil Nas X as we learn this cosmic vision of Black freedom, directly from the culture makers propelling the movement. Academy Award winning production designer and lead curator of the Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room at The Metropolit
After 'Texas Sun,' Leon Bridges and Khruangbin seek solace on 'Texas Moon'
'An endless stretch of Texas highway on a hot day; moonlit car rides with a secret lover. These are some of the images invoked on Texas Sun , the first collaborative EP between soul and R&B musician Leon Bridges and psychedelic trio Khruangbin . They debut their second homage to the state both musical acts call home — this time a more introspective, spiritually-driven journey through the darker u
How One Woman's 'Immortal' Cells Changed the World
'In 1951, Henrietta Lacks , a young black woman from Baltimore, died of cancer. However, before her death a small sample of her cells were taken from her without her knowledge, and these cells did not die. Unlike every other previous sample of human cells, these continued to grow and multiply and still do so today. The HeLa cells became the first 'immortalised human cell line' and have helped bot
Immanuel Wilkins live from PhilaMOCA
'Coming up in the Philadelphia area, Immanuel Wilkins got his musical training not only in jazz circles but also at the Prayer Chapel Church of God, where he played piano. The active feedback loop of a worship service, with its pulsating cycles of call and response, remained a vivid sense memory for Wilkins as he moved on to some fairly elite institutions — notably the Juilliard School, from whic
Rev. Dr. Justin Lester on Bringing Young Black People Back to Church
' Weekend Edition Saturday 's Scott Simon speaks with the Rev. Dr. Justin Lester of Congdon Street Baptist Church in Providence, R.I., about Black pastors trying to bring the younger generation back to church: "the real questions of life - dealing with divorce and parents and depression and sex and sexuality and gender identity and - we're not giving people the space to ask questions".'
Left of Black S12 · E11 | How the Transatlantic Slave Trade Changed Black Age with Dr. Habiba Ibrahim
How are African Americans socialized in this society that redefines age, and by extension childhood, for those of enslaved descent? Black children are brutalized by a criminal justice system that does not see them as "children," while fully-grown mature Black men were historically called "boy" by their Caucasian counterparts. Are the attempts at un-aging, and re-aging, Black bodies yet another me
Kiese Laymon on Radical Revision
“It’s hard not to write whack-ass shit if you’re afraid of looking at the parts of yourself and the people around you that you don’t want to look at.” ' Thresholds host Jordan Kisner talks with Kiese Laymon about fear, loving an enemy, trying not to write wack-ass shit, and what it was like to buy back the rights to his first books in order to have them revised and republished.'

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