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Remembering Tulsa and Investing for Racial Equity
by Mark Anthony Neal / 10h
'Remembering the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre that destroyed Black Wall Street, is America ready to invest in Black businesses and communities to bring about equity? Dr. Henry McKoy , Patrick Hannah , and Steve Rao join #BlackIssuesForum with Deborah Holt Noel to share views on Biden's proposed $6 Trillion Budget and it's efforts to achieve racial equity. Panel also comments on Naomi O
'High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America'
by Mark Anthony Neal / 16h
'Food historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris and journalist Stephen Satterfield , the founder of Whetstone magazine, join All Of It to discuss their new Netflix original docuseries called High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America which premiered on May 26. Based on one of Dr. Harris' books, the series explores African foodways in the U.S. and slavery's impact on American food as

JUN 03

Bringing Midwifery Back to Black Mothers
by Mark Anthony Neal / 1d
' In the face of disproportionate childbirth mortality rates, activists are fighting to make midwifery more available to Black mothers in the South.' -- The New Yorker
I Went Camping With...André Cymone's Best Stories About Prince, Rick James, and Changing Music Forever
by Mark Anthony Neal / 1d
'A rare and incredible interview with legendary bassist, producer and bandmate of #Prince , Andre Cymone´ . Hear the stories of the creation of the #Minneapolis sound, the craziness of #RickJames , and why #TomJones still sounds amazing. If you're a music fan or just wonder if Charlie Murphy 's True Hollywood stories are accurate, you'll want to give this episode of I Went Camping With a listen.'
How Michael Jackson's Complicated Legacy Impacts The Family's Music
by Mark Anthony Neal / 1d
' Jody Rosen recently explored the intersection of music and accountability for The Los Angeles Times after the re-release this year of expanded digital versions of the Jacksons’ albums . Almost every genre of music and dance has been influenced by Michael Jackson , the trailblazer of the group that first called themselves The Jackson 5. As he writes, Rosen says listening to music in general is s
Report Details How Black Girls are Disproportionately Affected by Covid-19 and Systemic Racism
by Mark Anthony Neal / 1d
'The pandemic, like so many disasters before it, revealed the sustained inequalities that underlie many aspects of American life, laying bare health disparities, housing instability, and workforce vulnerabilities. Left shouldering the heaviest burden was an often forgotten group: Black girls. A new report from A Long Walk Home , a Chicago-based non-profit advocating for racial and gender equity,

JUN 02

Historian Carol Anderson Uncovers The Racist Roots Of The 2nd Amendment
by Mark Anthony Neal / 2d
'Do Black people have full Second Amendment rights? That's the question historian Carol Anderson set out to answer after Minnesota police killed Philando Castile , a Black man with a license to carry a gun, during a 2016 traffic stop. In her new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America , Anderson traces racial distinctions in Americans' treatment of gun ownership back to the f
Ben Okri Reads Franz Kafka
by Mark Anthony Neal / 2d
' Ben Okri joins Deborah Treisma n to read and discuss “ The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time ,” four short fiction pieces by Franz Kafka , translated from the German by Michael Hofmann, which were published in The New Yorker in June of 2020. Okri is the author of two dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including the novels “ The Famished Road ,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, a
Slavery Wasn't 'Long Ago': A Writer Exposes The Disconnect In How We Tell History
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
'Growing up in New Orleans, Atlantic writer Clint Smith was surrounded by reminders of the Confederacy. To get to school, he traveled down Robert E. Lee Boulevard. He took Jefferson Davis Highway when he went to the grocery store. In elementary and middle school, Smith never learned about the legacy of slavery. Instead, his class took field trips to plantations — "places that were the sites of to
What Would Reparations for Black Americans Look Like? Economist Sandy Darity Does the Math
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
'Tulsa's history is casting a larger light on the long-term effects of institutional racism, lost opportunities and the toll it all takes on the wealth of Black Americans. The wealth gap is believed to have widened during the pandemic and stretches among all levels of education. William Darity , a professor of economics and African American studies at Duke University, joins PBS NewsHour 's Judy W

JUN 01

Meet Bill Traylor, One of America's Most Important Artists
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
' Bill Traylor 's drawings depicted memories from the plantation and the Black Southern experience throughout the 20th century. The self-taught artist was born into slavery and died penniless at the age of 96. Earlier this year, one of his paintings sold for almost $300,000.' -- The Root
The Tight Rope Pod: Dr. Maulana Karenga - The Founder of Kwanza on the Legacy of Malcolm X
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
'On this episode of The Tight Rope , Professor and activist Dr. Maulana Karenga joins the co-hosts Tricia Rose and Cornel West , to discuss his relationship with Malcolm X, his beliefs about what is necessary to develop a true sense of Black identity, and Kawaida-- his interpretation of ancient Egyptian ethical thought as a living tradition and a useful philosophical option for critical reflectio
Debbie Allen I One Million Truths
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
' Debbie Allen Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Producer. One Million Truths Participant One Million Truths is a real-time testament to the scale of endemic bias and racism built into the fabric of American life built on the power of widespread personal testimonies from Black Americans to effect change.' -- TIME
Julie Mehretu: Politicized Landscapes | Art21 "Extended Play"
by Mark Anthony Neal / 3d
'Shown working on two site-specific paintings for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Julie Mehretu recontextualizes the history of American landscape painting by merging its sublime imagery with the harsh realities not depicted. "What does it mean to paint a landscape and be an artist in this political moment?" she asks from the decommissioned Harlem church used as her studio for th

MAY 31

Closing the Digital Divide Requires Everyone to Come to the Table by Donna Rattley Washington
by Mark Anthony Neal / 4d
| @DRWashington11 | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) It took a public health crisis to reveal, more than anything, the stark reality for the millions of digitally disconnected families in our nation. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, households have relied on quality internet access to work, order groceries, see a doctor, and communicate with extended family, colleagues, and frie

MAY 30

Quiet Storm: How 1970s R&B Changed Late-night Radio
by Mark Anthony Neal / 5d
'Late one evening in the summer of 1976, a Howard University student named Melvin Lindsey was tapped to fill in as a host at WHUR, the university-owned Black radio station. He chose a lineup of his favorite R&B ballads to soundtrack Washington, DC, that evening. The show was an accidental success. Shortly thereafter he was hired, and his show had a name: The Quiet Storm. Quiet Storm radio shows h
The Quarantine Tapes 192: Kevin Young
by Mark Anthony Neal / 5d
“History is meant to combat silence, but I think being a poet, you sometimes need to work with silence. You sometimes need to represent it.” 'On episode 192 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber is joined by Kevin Young . Kevin is a poet and the new director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. As the museum prepares to reopen this spring and approache
Black Entrepreneurship Booms During Pandemic
by Mark Anthony Neal / 5d
' Weekend Edition Sunday 's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Andre Perry , senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about a nationwide pandemic-era increase in Black-owned small businesses.'

MAY 29

Left of Black S11 · E30 | Artist Carrie Mae Weems on RESIST COVID/Take 6! and the Role of the Artist
by Mark Anthony Neal / 6d
How should an artist respond when bombarded by daily reminders of the gross injustices that tear at our fragile social fabric? Renowned and celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems joins host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal for the season 11 finale of Left of Black as they discuss her latest work, "RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!," on display at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and th
Black Issues Forum | Nikole Hannah-Jones at UNC, The 1619 Project and Black Women Leading
by Mark Anthony Neal / 6d
'The head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina's Hussman School, Dr. Trevy McDonald discusses the issue of tenure for Knight Chair Nikole Hannah-Jones ; Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and La'Meshia Whittington of Advance Carolina expound on the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory, and Venture Capitalist Dr. Shante' Williams joins to discuss the ch

MAY 28

Singer Allison Russell Shares Personal Saga Of Trauma And Triumph On 'Outside Child'
by Mark Anthony Neal / 7d
'Over the last couple of decades, Allison Russell has preferred to do her songwriting, singing and playing alongside others. She's been the consummate collaborator, bringing exceptional emotional intelligence to a series of respected roots groups. In the process, she's gained necessary perspective on her own experiences and abilities, and worked her way toward readiness to step out front. On her
How Taxes Keep American Wealth White
by Mark Anthony Neal / 7d
'Building wealth is hard, but the racial wealth gap makes just how difficult it is apparent. As recently as 2016, the median wealth of a white household was $171,000 dollars. That's eight times the median $20,600 of Hispanic households. For Black households? Just $17,000, according to Pew Research Center. In her new book, The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—an
Badia Ahad-Legardy: Let's Celebrate Black Joy Download
by Mark Anthony Neal / 7d
'Although many Black American’s lived experiences include bias and systemic racism, finding moments of Black joy to distract from what can feel like a never-ending cycle of news about the pandemic and other injustices has become sort of an outlet. The Takeaway spoke to Badia Ahad-Legardy , p rofessor and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola University Chicago and author of Afro-Nostalgia: F
Spike Lee on the Knicks’ Resurgence and His Documentary Series 'NYC EPICENTERS 9/11→2021½'
by Mark Anthony Neal / 7d
' Spike Lee is one of the most passionate and committed fans of the New York Knicks—not to mention one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time. Underdogs for many years, the Knicks are enjoying a renaissance, and Lee is in his glory. David Remnick and Vinson Cunningham called Lee to talk about a life of fandom, the politics of activism in the N.B.A. and the N.F.L., and Lee’s multipart docum

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