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Saturday, April 30, 2022


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A Brush with...Kehinde Wiley
' Ben Luke talks to Kehinde Wiley about his influences, including artists, writers, composers, musicians and filmmakers, and the cultural experiences that have shaped his life and work. Perhaps more than any other contemporary artist, Wiley has situated himself within the history of Western portrait painting. He makes direct reference to the art of the past, quoting from artists like Holbein, Tit
In Her Shoes: Leah Thomas
'Sustainability is often framed as an obstacle to a successful business in today's world, but Leah Thomas -- aka Green Girl Leah - - has carved out a career marrying the two. On this episode, host Lindsay Peoples talks shop with Leah, diving into the coinage of Intersectional Environmentalist, bringing Black joy to the environmental movement, and how she's made a career out of making the world a
Edge of Sports: Aaron Maybin Is In The True Trenches
'Former NFL player, artist, and author Aaron Maybin has a new book about history, politics and his work doing mutual aid organizing and education in the communities of Baltimore. Aaron is always great to talk to and as usual, he doesn’t disappoint.'
How We Stay Free - Philadelphia Housing Action featuring Christopher Rogers, Fajr Muhammad, Sterling Johnson, and Wiley Cunningham
'Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with the editors and contributors to a book called How We Stay Free: Notes on a Black Uprising . This book is edited by Christopher R. Rogers , Fajr Muhammad and the Paul Robeson House & Museum and is a great testament to the local dimensions of the Black uprising in Philadelphia in the months after the murder of George Floyd . In this conversation Rogers and Muha
Into America: Is Black Crypto Freedom? Or Fad?
'The racial wealth gap in this country between Black and white Americans is vast. But a sizeable number of people, like Lamar Wilson , the founder of Black Bitcoin Billionaires , say there’s a new way to help close this gap: cryptocurrency. There are even cryptocurrencies made by Black people to benefit the Black community, like Guapcoin , run by technologist Tavonia Evans. But while some people

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Race at Work with Porter Braswell | NHL's Kim Davis: Overcoming Discrimination, Impact of Sponsors, and The Rooney Rule
'In this episode of Race at Work , host Porter Braswell chats with Kim Davis , Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League. They discuss the life-changing impact a sponsor made on Kim’s career and why the Rooney Rule - a policy started in 2003 by the NFL that requires teams to interview candidates of color for leadership
How a Silicon Valley Engineer Turned Creator is Pushing Back Against Hustle Culture
' Mayuko Inoue is a software engineer who's worked for Intuit, Patreon, and Netflix. But she left her stable career behind to become a full-time creator in 2020. Host KC Ifeanyi unpacks burnout with a creator who jumped out of one fire in working tech and into a completely different fire as a content creator.'
André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”
'In this clip from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , the late André Leon Talley discusses his fashion muse, who was none other than his grandmother. He says that she was a domestic worker for 50 years, but she “rose to her regality every Sunday when she put on that hat…”
One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast | Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There
'Host Ed Gordon talks with co-authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson about their latest book, Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There . The book uses examples, including those of Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, TV-One founder, Cathy Hughes and Senator Cory Booker to demonstrate challenges they faced and showcases the
How the Late Jazz Great Charles Mingus is Remembered 100 Years Later
' Charles Mingus is one of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday on April 22. "Charles Mingus is one of our most important thinkers and composers," says Wynton Marsalis , who will lead two concerts in honor of the composer at Lincoln Center. "He touched on many of the foundations of jazz and American music, from the roots to the most sophistica

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Black in Blue: The Duke Sports and Race Project
' is a faculty-led initiative that critically studies race and sports at Duke University and beyond. This faculty-led project has three pillars, with each examining the politics and histories of intercollegiate athletics and athletes, particularly in revenue-generating sports.'
Curating a Library from Scratch 📚 Heavy Manners Library
“The moment we opened our doors, the project belonged to everybody else who's interacting with it. It’s [now] about serving those people and their engagement with things. A lot of curation is also about listening and continuing to change your perspective and accept things that you didn't know or understand before you started on the journey you're on.” — Matthew James-Wilson , Heavy Manners Librar
Humor, Horror and Social Commentary Blend in Percival Everett's Detective Novel
' Percival Everett 's page-turning new detective novel is at once gruesome and screamingly funny. A racial allegory rooted in southern history, the book features two big-city special detectives with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation who are sent to investigate a small town crime. The murders are hideous in detail, the language is rough, there are racial epithets of all kinds, and somehow th
The Beauty and Pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'
'To comedy fans, Jerrod Carmichael is known as a stand-up comic with an acerbic brand of observational humor, and he's starred in his own family sitcom, The Carmichael Show . Now his recent HBO special Rothaniel has made headlines. Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and he talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations. It's a profoundly immersive e
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Sarah J. Zimmerman on Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers' Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
'This discussion is with Dr. Sarah J. Zimmerman , an Associate Professor of history at Western Washington University and is the Vice President of the French Colonial Historical Society. Her research focuses on women and gender in West Africa, French Empire, and the Atlantic World. Her current research attends to the gendered production of history and memory on Gorée Island–a UNESCO World Heritage

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A Soul Enigma Comes to America: Revisiting Lewis Taylor (2006)
by Mark Anthony Neal | Popmatters | [8 February 2006] "My favorite CD right now is Lewis Taylor ... My stylist had a mix-tape with his song 'Bittersweet' and I had to know who was singing." — Aaliyah, 2001 For much of the last decade (1995 - 2005), arguably the most brilliant R&B artist of this generation has toiled in relative obscurity in Britain. It's not that Lewis Taylor is unknown -- Elton

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From Cardi B to His Own Inventions, Pianist BLKBOK Plays it All
' Here & Now host Celeste Headlee speaks with musician BLKBOK , who is beginning an East Coast tour next week. BLBOK is a classically trained pianist who covers musicians like Cardi B but also writes his own music based on current events.'
"Managed Retreat": A Solution to Communities Impacted by Climate Change
'At the beginning of April, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report stating that global greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise… putting the world at risk for more climate-change related issues, unless immediate action is taken. Extreme weather events are likely to force millions from their homes - creating climate refugees across the world a

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Cypress Hill's Impact Comes into Focus in New Documentary
'When Cypress Hill released its debut album in 1991, the group's staccato lyrics were, for most outside of their LA hometown, a first introduction to Spanglish slang. "We didn't really have much representation in that time," rapper B Real tells Morning Edition 's A Martínez. "You either saw one side of the spectrum or the other, but not anything in the middle. And I think we represented that." Sp
Reinventing the Epic with 'The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois'
'When you think of an epic, what comes to mind? The Iliad , the Odyssey , maybe Beowulf ? Well, author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers points out that epics are almost always about white men. She told former Morning Edition host Noel King that she didn't want to tell that story because that story has already been told...many times. So, Jeffers set out to write a different kind of epic about heroic Black
Left of Black S12 · E20 | Brandon J. Manning on Black Satire
What have Black satirists been able to show and say about the political, cultural, and social landscape through the use of humor? Dr. Brandon J. Mannin g, Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality / Race & Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University, joins Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to discuss his book, Played Out: The Race Man in 21st Century Satire , pub

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