Study of the history, culture, and politics of black people from the United States
Michèle Lamont, professor of sociology, African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and the author of Seeing Others: How Recognition Works—and How It Can Heal a Divided World (One Signal/Atria, 2023), argues that "recognizing" and dignifying more than material success offers a path out of today's polarization.
This hour, we're exploring the history of civil rights for Black Americans and how people can create change now. Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith gives us some context around the 60th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which happened on the same day as the shooting in Jacksonville. And Professor Ruha Benjamin, who is being recognized with this year's Stowe Prize, talks about her book Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want. She discusses the small things around us that produce both problems and solutions, and she explains why racism hurts even those it supposedly benefits. Ruha Benjamin will be recognized for winning the Stowe Prize at events in Hartford on September 21st and 22nd. You can learn more about those events at this website: https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/stowe-prize/2023-stowe-prize/ GUESTS: Adriane Lentz-Smith: Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Duke University, author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I Ruha Benjamin: Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of African American studies at Princeton University and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. Her most recent book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, is the winner of the 2023 Stowe Prize. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to "The Hooswhere" podcast with your host Chase Minnifield, broadcasting from the heart of DC. Joining Chase and Max is a remarkable guest, Toria Edmunds-Howell, a UVA alum who's taken the entrepreneurial world by storm.In this episode, Toria shares her journey from choosing UVA to her career evolution, reflecting on her academic pursuits and her transition from psychology to English and African American Studies. Currently, she's an innovation center manager at a financial institution while simultaneously running her own thriving small business.Toria dives into her college experience, revealing that UVA wasn't a culture shock for her, but she wishes she had embraced those moments more. As an introvert, networking wasn't a priority during college, yet she found her calling as a college advisor post-graduation through the Virginia College Advising Corps program.The conversation shifts to Toria's decision to pursue a Master's degree in Education and her path as a teacher. She opens up about her motivation for launching a business focused on safe and non-toxic household cleaning products. Toria discusses market opportunities, the need for educating consumers about toxic ingredients, and her journey from online sales to expanding into mass retail.Toria shares the challenges she's faced in entering the mass retail market and the importance of securing funding to meet production demands. Despite hurdles, she radiates optimism about her business's future.Listeners will gain insights into Toria's unwavering vision and the sacrifices she's made for her business. She explores potential B2B opportunities and the thrill of realizing her business's success, from selling out inventory to charting a path for acquisition.Toria emphasizes the importance of maintaining a work-life balance and offers advice on effective time management. She discusses her marketing strategies, from social media to SEO, word-of-mouth, and agency partnerships, as well as the invaluable lessons learned through accelerator programs like Target Accelerator and Square Accelerator.As an aspiring entrepreneur, Toria encourages others to bet on themselves and take action. She shares exciting updates about her brand, North 24 Home, including new product launches and press opportunities. Toria's commitment to transparency with investors and customers shines through as she invites listeners to follow her journey on social media.The episode concludes with a fun rapid-fire question session, giving you a glimpse into Toria's personal preferences. Don't miss this inspiring conversation with a rising entrepreneur. Subscribe now on YouTube and Apple Podcasts to stay connected with "The Hooswhere" podcast!
EPISODE 1731: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to Michele Lamont, author of SEEING OTHERS, about rebuilding dignity in our age of anxiety , inequality and isolation Michèle Lamont is Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. An influential cultural sociologist who studies inclusion and inequality, she has tackled topics such as dignity, respect, stigma, racism and anti-racism, class and racial boundaries, social change, and how we evaluate social worth across societies. Her most recent book is Seeing Others: How Recognition Works and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Simon and Schuster (US) and Penguin Random House (UK), fall 2023). Her other books include: Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (1992), The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration (2000), How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (2009), and the coauthored Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel (2016). Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode, Chris sits down with Elizabeth Hinton. Elizabeth is an American historian and associate professor of History and African American Studies at Yale University, as well as a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the twentieth-century United States. Hinton's book “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America” traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. There are 80 million people in the US, or 1 in 3 Americans, that have an arrest or conviction record. Mass incarceration prevents these millions of people from fully participating in society when released. Hinton and Hyams will discuss how we got to this point in America, how the lack of job opportunities contribute to the cycle of police violence and social unrest and what policy recommendations are needed to break this cycle.
How can we challenge and change inequalities? In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works— and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Atria, 2023), Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, at Harvard University, explores this question by empirically substantiating the concept of recognition. Using a huge range of case studies, interview data, as well as wealth of cross-disciplinary research, the book shows the problems of our unequal societies and the people, and ideas, that can contribute to solving them. It looks at art, politics, media and culture, as well as social policy and generational conflicts, all of which show how individuals and social groups need and can give recognition to each other. An accessible as well as detailed analysis, the book is essential reading across the humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone who wants to make a better world. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Manchester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
In the fight for racial justice, it's important to highlight success stories when they happen. Ruha Benjamin is professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and founding director of the school's Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about emerging racial justice programs and policies making a difference and the inspiration we can take from that work to do better in our own lives. Her book is “Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want.”
How can we challenge and change inequalities? In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works— and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Atria, 2023), Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, at Harvard University, explores this question by empirically substantiating the concept of recognition. Using a huge range of case studies, interview data, as well as wealth of cross-disciplinary research, the book shows the problems of our unequal societies and the people, and ideas, that can contribute to solving them. It looks at art, politics, media and culture, as well as social policy and generational conflicts, all of which show how individuals and social groups need and can give recognition to each other. An accessible as well as detailed analysis, the book is essential reading across the humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone who wants to make a better world. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Manchester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
How can we challenge and change inequalities? In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works— and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Atria, 2023), Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, at Harvard University, explores this question by empirically substantiating the concept of recognition. Using a huge range of case studies, interview data, as well as wealth of cross-disciplinary research, the book shows the problems of our unequal societies and the people, and ideas, that can contribute to solving them. It looks at art, politics, media and culture, as well as social policy and generational conflicts, all of which show how individuals and social groups need and can give recognition to each other. An accessible as well as detailed analysis, the book is essential reading across the humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone who wants to make a better world. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Manchester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology
How can we challenge and change inequalities? In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works— and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Atria, 2023), Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, at Harvard University, explores this question by empirically substantiating the concept of recognition. Using a huge range of case studies, interview data, as well as wealth of cross-disciplinary research, the book shows the problems of our unequal societies and the people, and ideas, that can contribute to solving them. It looks at art, politics, media and culture, as well as social policy and generational conflicts, all of which show how individuals and social groups need and can give recognition to each other. An accessible as well as detailed analysis, the book is essential reading across the humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone who wants to make a better world. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Manchester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory
How can we challenge and change inequalities? In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works— and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Atria, 2023), Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, at Harvard University, explores this question by empirically substantiating the concept of recognition. Using a huge range of case studies, interview data, as well as wealth of cross-disciplinary research, the book shows the problems of our unequal societies and the people, and ideas, that can contribute to solving them. It looks at art, politics, media and culture, as well as social policy and generational conflicts, all of which show how individuals and social groups need and can give recognition to each other. An accessible as well as detailed analysis, the book is essential reading across the humanities and social sciences, as well as for anyone who wants to make a better world. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Manchester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is a distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. With a passion for material culture, Dr. Williams-Forson focuses her research on African Americans' lives in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. She is a multidisciplinary academic, serving as an affiliate faculty member of the Theatre, Dance, and Performing Studies, the Departments of Anthropology, African American Studies, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity. Her extensive research in this area employs cultural studies, intersectionality, and popular culture to inform our understanding of historical legacies of race and gender representation. In Nicolette's second PhD interview, Dr. Psyche discusses her doctoral research on the association between Black people and chicken, which turned into just one chapter of her broader research. Their conversation explores the foodways of Black people, Southern food, and the legacy of slavery, which resulted in African slaves' agricultural knowledge. The discussion also touches on the complexity of factors contributing to Black people's health, including trauma and violence, and how food choices are not solely responsible. They highlight the importance of understanding that choosing what to eat is a middle/upper-class conversation, and food shaming should be avoided. Instead, we need to consider factors such as taste, access, availability, affordability, and knowledge of how to prepare food. Dr. Psyche emphasizes that eating is a necessity, and we need to help people where they are. Find Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson at:Website: www.psychewilliamsforson.comFacebook: @psyche.williamsforsonInstagram: @buildinghouses9Twitter: @pwilliamsforsonBooks:Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power - https://a.co/d/3xdA4RHEating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America - https://a.co/d/hrAJD4wTaking Food Public: Redefining Food in a Changing World - https://a.co/d/4BJnOpm Discussed on the PODCAST:Alice Walker – https://alicewalkersgarden.com/Black Therapist Thoughts - Patricia Hill Colins – https://bit.ly/3LpOZ9EDarleen Clark Hine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlene_Clark_HineElsa Barkley Brown - https://history.umd.edu/directory/elsa-barkley-brownContending forces 1900 - Pauline Hopkins – https://a.co/d/aVr6b28Vibration Cooking - Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor - https://a.co/d/9yqFLEsIron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa's Gift to New World Cooking - Jessica Harris - https://a.co/d/jh7NllHBlack Rice - Judith Carne – https://a.co/d/6V6o69ySlavery at Sea, Terror, Sex and Sickness in the Middle Passage - Sowande M Mustakeem – https://a.co/d/42gtccu19th Century Slave Diet - https://bit.ly/3mYoGNCCurated Exhibition Fire and Freedom - Food and Enslavement in Early American - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fireandfreedom/index.htmlMarcie Cohen-Ferris – https://marciecohenferris.com/Isobella Winston – https://bit.ly/3LrZRDZFilm – Theyr'e Trying To Kill Us – John Levis - https://www.theyretryingtokillus.com/Good Meat Documentary - Lacota Community South Dekota – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zIP1Cer_PIChef Andres World Central Kitchen - https://wck.org/teamPregnancy Aids Centre – https://pregnancyaidcenter.org/homepage/Vegan Soul Sistuhs - www.instagram.com/vegansoulsistuhs/Film - Contagion – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/Doc - The Invisible Vegan – https://theinvisiblevegan.com/Doc - Ugly Delicious - https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80170368.%202018 Learn More:Ready to launch your career as a certified Metabolic Nutrition & Detox Coach? Learn more about our 6-Month Training Program here: https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/nutrition&detox-minicourse Join Nicolette in person for 4 days at the From Illness to Wellness Retreat from Nov 1-4, 2023 in beautiful Whistler, BC. https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/retreat Watch the trailer for Nicolette's new film Food of Our Ancestors coming out 2025 - https://bit.ly/FoodAncDoc Our 22M Bike tour kicks off July 1, 2024. Find out more about and support our 22 Million Campaign here - https://bit.ly/RH22Mil Find out more about our non-profit society Sea to Sky Thrivers - https://bit.ly/S2STS Want to know more about Nicolette's Green Moustache Café's https://bit.ly/GMCafeW Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course - https://bit.ly/ERTHolc Buy the Eat Real to Heal Book here: https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG
Today's episode features Alexandria Miller, fifth year doctoral student at Brown University's Africana Studies Department and host of Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture podcast which is a project to promote accessibility of Caribbean history. Alexandria shares her graduate school journey, how she navigated graduate school during the pandemic as well as how she uses her research as a means to stay connect with her community.About Alexandria MillerAlexandria Miller is a historian, writer, and multimedia documentarian who is passionate about capturing Caribbean stories. She earned her B.A. with distinction in African & African American Studies and History from Duke University and is currently a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. Miller was selected as one of the 30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in 2018 and, as a member of The Beautiful Project, her photography on Black women's beauty was showcased at The Metropolitan Museum of Art the following year. The winner of several academic awards including the American Association of University Women's American Dissertation Fellowship, Alexandria's scholarly interests encapsulate Caribbean history, women's history, Black culture, and entrepreneurship. She is also a fierce advocate for educational equity and supports underrepresented groups' learning in and out of the classroom. With this advocacy work in mind, she founded Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture https://www.strictlyfactspod.com/ in 2021, a podcast and digital platform that aims to educate and celebrate Caribbean history by connecting history, politics, and activism to the region's rich, contemporary music and popular culture.Follow Alexandria on Twitter, Facebook, and InStagram. Check out my episode on the Strictly Facts podcast here.Support the showAbout the Writing on My Mind PodcastDr. Emmanuela Stanislaus, a certified career services provider, author and researcher, discusses the ups and downs of pursuing a graduate degree. Tune in as she shares personal stories and revealing conversations with other women of color who share their graduate school journey and provide inspiration for graduate students to level up.Follow Dr. Emmanuela Stanislaus on Instagram and Twitter. Connect with Dr. Emmanuela Stanislaus on LinkedIn. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.4 Ways to Support the Podcast: Rate Review Share the show with 2 women of color graduate students Share an episode on social media & tag me
At this week's Round Table, Emily, Heba, and Ruby spoke with Michael Partis, Executive Director of the Redhook Initiative, a Brooklyn-based organization facilitating social change through education, youth development, and local hiring. His current role builds on his experience running the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative; the Bronx Brotherhood Project, a college success and mentorship program for Black and Latino teens at the New Settlement College Access Center; and South Bronx Rising Together (SBRT), a “cradle-to-career” initiative, along with his experience as a researcher at Fordham University's Bronx African American History Project and a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Department of Anthropology at Brooklyn College. Yes, be impressed, be very impressed. Michael is very focused on how to create generational wealth in black communities and the intersection with educational equity—as are we! We spoke about how the US economy was historically based on coerced labor and people working without compensation—part of a continuing legacy of social policy with negative economic impact and the grounds for race-based reparations today. We acknowledged that the implementation and distribution of reparations is complicated—as all systems are—but that the principle is worthwhile and logical and should be pursued. A Society is deeply driven by values and relationships and problems happen when we don't value people different from ourselves and dominate or control people based on that. This can then bleed into politics and become racism, with a dominant ethnic group distributing resources inequitably. Michael works in education in order to influence redistribution and equity, balancing social vs political efforts for change. Understanding the history of how things were formed and how things are organized is critical because when you know how something was built, you have better insight into why things are as they are. The present disparities we experience —and the history of black people being underrepresented —starts with a history of being seen as inferior carried over with a compounding effect today. This of course makes the case for teaching African American Studies—and Michael shared that teaching about and through hip hop is a powerful way to do so—particularly as we celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. He also recommends you check out the Bronx African American History Project oral history archives here. We closed with Michael's words of inspiration and empowerment to youth which you won't want to miss. Thank you for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nextgenpolitics/message
Air Date 8/20/2023 Big tech is currently scrambling to bring untested A.I. products to market, over-promising, under-delivering, and working hard obscure and ignore any possible downsides for society. Big tech needs A.I. regulation now before we all suffer the easily foreseeable consequences as well as some unforeseeable ones. Be part of the show! Leave us a message or text at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Members Get Bonus Clips and Shows + No Ads!) Join our Discord community! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: A.I. is B.S. - Adam Conover - Air Date 3-31-23 The real risk of A.I. isn't that some super-intelligent computer is going to take over in the future - it's that the humans in the tech industry are going to screw the rest of us over right now. Ch. 2: Center for Humane Technology Co-Founders Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss The AI Dilemma Part 1 - Summit - Air Date 6-15-23 What does it look like to align technology with humanity's best interests? Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss how existing A.I. capabilities already pose catastrophic risks to a functional society Ch. 3: Tech's Mask Off Moment - What Next: TBD | Tech, power, and the future - Air Date 8-13-23 When conservative writer Richard Hanania's old posts, originally published under a pseudonym, came to light people were shocked at just how racist and reactionary they were. Perhaps less shocking were the tech moguls who were revealed to be supporting him Ch. 4: Pregnant Woman's False Arrest in Detroit Shows “Racism Gets Embedded” in Facial Recognition Technology - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-7-23 A shocking story of wrongful arrest in Detroit has renewed scrutiny of how facial recognition software is being deployed by police departments, despite major flaws in the technology. Ch. 5: Princeton University's Ruja Benjamin on Bias in Data and A.I. - The Data Chief - Air Date - 2-3-21 Joining Cindi today is Ruha Benjamin, a professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and the founding director of the IDA B. WELLS Just Data Lab. She has studied the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine for over 15 years Ch. 6: AI ethics leader Timnit Gebru is changing it up after Google fired her - Science Friction - Air Date 4-17-22 Timnit Gebru was fired by Google in a cloud of controversy, now she's making waves beyond Big Tech's pervasive influence Ch. 7: Center for Humane Technology Co-Founders Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss The AI Dilemma Part 2 - Summit - Air Date 6-15-23 Ch. 8: Can We Govern AI? - Your Undivided Attention - Air Date 4-21-23 Our guest Marietje Schaake was at the forefront of crafting tech regulations for the EU. In spite of AI's complexity, she argues there is a path forward for the U.S. and other governing bodies to rein in companies that continue to release these products MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 9: Buddhism in the Age of AI - Soryu Forall - Monastic Academy - Air Date 6-21-23 FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 10: Final comments on the difference between Microsoft's marketing and the realities of capitalism MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions) Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
On this episode, I speak with Shirley Moody-Turner, an associate professor of English and African American Studies and founding co-director with Gabrielle Foreman of the Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk. She is an Author and award-winning educator that says, “As a young girl growing up in Buffalo, NY, I felt a deep longing to learn more about my family history. Shirley has worked to unearth those stories and many others. She has authored, edited, and written many books, essays, and journals depicting the African American story through a folkloric and ethnographic lens. She is highlighting and honoring the Black men and women scholars like her who have significantly contributed to the Blues and Black narrative of the Americas. Her website also states, “Honoring the legacy of the intellectuals and activists I study, I also work in partnerships to carry these histories out into communities beyond the university. Through the Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk and the Black Women's Organizing Archive, I work with extraordinary individuals to help public and scholarly audiences forge meaningful collaborations with the shared mission of bringing the buried and scattered histories of early Black organizing to digital life. “ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/africanamericanfolklorist/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/africanamericanfolklorist/support
African-American Studies – Arkansas declares the Advanced Placement course in the subject will not count toward graduation. Meanwhile, Oakland teacher discusses his own teaching of African-American Studies, the content, the methodology, and the impact. The post Education Today – August 16, 2023 appeared first on KPFA.
Episode 240 of A Shot of Brandy Podcast is pure comedy and features comedienne Georgina Adjaye. Join us as she hilariously shares her incredible story on how she began her comedy career. From her humble beginnings in Okmulgee to her graduation from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Sociology and African American Studies, Georgina’s […]
We delve into the story of the founding of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard by Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor Henry Louis Gates to “facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture, scholarship and responsible leadership through Hiphop.” You'll hear from Professor Morgan, Professor Gates, Nas, Nas Fellow Patrick Douthit aka 9th Wonder, The Hiphop Fellows working at the Archive, an array of Harvard archivists, and students studying at the Archive as well as the records, music and voices being preserved there. And we take a look at the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection, founded in 2007, through a sampling of stories from Assistant Curator Jeff Ortiz, Johan Kugelberg author of “Born in the Bronx,” and hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Pebblee Poo, Roxanne Shante and more. This episode is part of The Kitchen Sisters' series THE KEEPERS—stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians—keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep.
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an author, political commentator and educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor; former chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University; and former president of the American Academy of Religion. He frequently appears in the media as a columnist for TIME Magazine and regularly appears on MSNBC and Meet the Press. His most recent book is 2020's Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. He is also host of the History is Us podcast. Please join us for this brutally honest conversation about race and racism in America today, and the role played by Donald Trump and Trumpism in stoking the flames of hatred. Eddie also takes us back through his childhood, his complicated relationship with his father, the challenges he faced in his youth, his early inspirations and his journey to academic and literary success. Got somethin' to say?! Email us at BackroomAndy@gmail.com Leave us a message: 845-307-7446 Twitter: @AndyOstroy Produced by Andy Ostroy, Matty Rosenberg, and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel
We are excited to rerelease our inaugural episode of Money on the Left alongside a brand new transcript. Conversation originally published on May 27, 2018 Money on the Left is the official podcast of Modern Money Network: Humanities Division (@moneyontheleft).In our inaugural episode, we consider the recent resurgence of full employment politics in the United States from both a political and historical perspective with historian David Stein (@davidpstein). Stein is currently a fellow at UCLA's Luskin Center for History and Policy and a lecturer in the departments of History and African American Studies. Check out his recent article in Jacobin: David Stein, “Full Employment and Freedom.”Intro music by Hillbilly Motobike.
Welcome to an inspiring episode of our podcast, where we are honored to host Dr. Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., a distinguished strategist and cultural anthropologist. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of navigating change, optimizing performance, and sustaining well-being with this remarkable thought leader.Dr. Williams has dedicated her career to equipping high-achieving organizations and leaders with the tools and strategies they need to execute their next pivot or growth goal successfully. Her expertise in cultural anthropology allows her to understand the intricate dynamics of human behavior and provides invaluable insights on how to recalibrate for change, enhance performance and outcomes, and foster long-term well-being.With an impressive portfolio, Dr. Williams has made significant contributions to various fields. Her work has been recognized and featured in prestigious publications such as Essence Magazine, LMCTV-New York, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Scientific American, and University Affairs. Through her dynamic consulting and speaking engagements, she has collaborated with esteemed institutions like the National Institutes of Health, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and RWJ Barnabas Health.As an accomplished author, Dr. Williams has written three impactful books: the Professional Pathways Planner, Be Bold: Launch Your Job Search or Career Change with Confidence, and the highly anticipated Options for Success, set to be released by Oxford University Press in 2024. Her publications offer invaluable guidance and practical strategies for individuals seeking to navigate their professional journeys and achieve their goals with confidence.Dr. Williams' educational background is as impressive as her accomplishments. She holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University, where she has honed her deep understanding of cultural dynamics and their impact on organizational and individual success. She also earned bachelor's degrees in Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia.Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Williams actively engages in the community and has served as an advisory council member of the Zimmerli Art Museum and a board member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. She resides in Atlanta, sharing her life with her beloved rescue dog, Rey.Prepare to be captivated by Dr. Fatimah Williams as she shares her profound insights, actionable strategies, and transformative wisdom. Whether you are a leader seeking to navigate change, an organization aiming to optimize performance, or an individual striving for personal and professional success, this podcast episode promises to inspire and empower you.Join us as we unravel the secrets to recalibrating for change, unlocking your full potential, and charting a course toward sustainable success. Click the links below to learn more about Dr. Fatimah: Support the showSubscribe to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/awaken-to-purpose-podcast/id1547740739Subscribe to the Awaken to Purpose YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlP4_rGBiSUSC6VMhftpbA/featuredFollow me on IG: http://www.instagram.com/iamdrvernellTake the K-12 Education Market Quiz: https://bit.ly/K12EducMarketQuizTake The FREE Purpose Walk Quiz: https://vdeslonde.kartra.com/survey/ZJtoXfdP3elFPurchase my book, From Pain to Purpose: https://drvernell.com/from-pain-to-purpose/ Grab my Freebie on the 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Pursuing Profitable Opportunities with Schools & Districts: https://bit.ly/5_Pitfalls_FreebieIf you're ready to sell to schools and districts, sign up for the Position Your Proposal with Purpose Course: https://bit.ly/P3Accelerator
While Chuck is away for the next two weeks in Northern Michigan on the annual family vacation, producer Will Ippen is holding down the fort. This episode features the first of six This is Hell! interviews with prolific historian and listener favorite Gerald Horne. This interview features a discussion of the roots of white supremacy in 17th century settler colonialism in North America as revealed in Horne's 2018 book The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. Gerald Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews that document the history of racism as it intersects with labor, civil rights, politics, international relations, and war.
In this thought-provoking episode of The Black Lotus Podcast, Josiah sat down with Deanrea Sykes Jr, a recent Howard University alumnus who studied Philosophy and African American Studies. As an aspiring academic, Deanrea's research centers around Africana Philosophy and Afro-pessimism, delving into the intersection of race, social/political philosophy, and the lived experiences of the Black community. In the fall, Deanrae will be attending Emory University to obtain his Doctorate in the discipline of Philosophy. Throughout our conversation, we explored a wide range of captivating topics, from continental philosophy and the dehumanization of the Black race to the impact of social media on how Black death is perceived along with how integration affected the Black Community as a whole. We also delved into the complex dynamics between HBCUs and PWIs, discussing the contrasting approaches to navigating White society and the unique strengths each educational environment offers. Deanrea shared profound insights on Black male mass incarceration, reproductive rights, and the significance of understanding Afro-Pessimism in our society. We touched on the enduring consequences of historical acts like the 1956 Highway Commission Act and the repercussions faced by Black teachers after the Brown v. Board decision in 1954. The conversation didn't shy away from addressing pressing contemporary issues, such as Kamala Harris becoming Vice-President and its impact on the Black community. This was a fun, wide-ranging, and informative episode and you guys are in for a treat with this one. All the continued support is much appreciated. And as we always say, as long as y'all show love, we'll stay consistent! What's Deanrae been reading lately? - 3:06 What is Continental Philosophy? - 5:15 Josiah's Next Steps/HBCU vs PWI Black Student Experience - 8:20 “HBCUs teach you how to dominate White Society, PWIs teach you how to navigate it beautifully” - 16:10 Is Black Male Mass Incarceration a Reproductive Rights issue? - 25:50 Black Immigrants and Black Americans/What inspires Deanrae to study Afro-Pessimism - 27:10 The Dehumanization of the Black Race - 31:28 What got Deanrae into Philosophy/Afro-Pessimism - 38:35 Being Pessimistic versus Realistic - 44:00 How does Social Media affect how Black Death is viewed? - 48:15 Did Kamala Harris becoming Vice-President Hurt Black People? - 54:20 Blaxploitation and Black Radicals - 1:00:09 Are other races more prideful and unified? - 1:05:35 Building Ourselves Up - 1:10:00 Effects of the 1956 Highway Commission Act/Urban Renewal - 1:26:00 Integration and Afro-Pessimism - 1:38:40 Black People and Feminism - 1:46:08 Do you know how many Black Teachers eventually lost their jobs after the Brown v. Board decision of 1954? - 1:50:30 Are Black people afraid of being Segregationists? - 1:54:40 “America is a Watered-Down Version of Black Culture” - 1:58:00 Doctorate program at Emory University - 2:00:45 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacklotuspodcast/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacklotuspodcast/support
Florida's African American studies curriculum. Last week, the Florida Board of Education approved a controversial new curriculum to teach African American history. The 216-page document is part of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act (commonly called the Stop W.O.K.E. Act), which was passed in 2022 and regulates the way race and gender can be taught in the classroom. Among other things, the law prohibits classroom teachings that make students feel guilt over past actions by members of their racial group. The first-ever live Tangle event in Philadelphia on August 3rd is one week from today! Our three guests and the topic: We'll be joined by Mark Joseph Stern of Slate, Henry Olsen of The Washington Post, and Anastasia Boden of the Cato Institute. On stage, I'll be moderating a discussion on the biggest Supreme Court decisions from this term and the current state of the high court. As we've said in the past, our goal with this event is to gather the Tangle community and bring the newsletter live to the stage. Please come join us! Tickets here. You can read today's podcast here, today's “Under the Radar” story here, and today's “Have a nice day” story here. You can also check out our latest YouTube video here. Today's clickables: Quick hits (0:48), Today's story (3:52), Left's take (7:26), Left's take (12:03), Isaac's take (16:44), Listener question (22:58), Under the Radar (23:48), Numbers (24:51), Have a nice day (25:46) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and edited by Jon Lall. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle's social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tanglenews/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tanglenews/support
Listen in as Deej, Christian, and I discuss AfroPessimism with Professor Frank Wilderson Frank B. Wilderson III is an American writer, dramatist, filmmaker, and critic. He is a Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. I.G. @TheGambian Twitter: @MomodouTaal @FanonIsCanon @CTayJ
Mass firings at ESPN, the elimination of the New York Times' entire sports section, Disney talking about huge changes in its sports programming. Sports are splintering. Joining us as sage and guide is John Ourand, Media Reporter at Sports Business Journal and cohost of The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast. Plus, Florida's African American Studies standards scrutinized ... pilloried, even. And the crushing candor of Mike Pence. Produced by Joel Patterson and Corey Wara Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org To advertise on the show, visit: https://advertisecast.com/TheGist Subscribe to The Gist Subscribe: https://subscribe.mikepesca.com/ Follow Mikes Substack at: Pesca Profundities | Mike Pesca | Substack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today's Summer School episode from the IBI Archive is episode 2 with architect, designer, and scholar, Dr. Mabel O. Wilson. Doing double duty as a Professor of Architecture and as Associate Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, both at Columbia University, Dr. Wilson is not your traditional designer of buildings. Her trans-disciplinary practice extends well beyond the built environment into the worlds of curation, performance, art, and cultural history.We discuss how Mabel's problems fitting in as a young architect led to designing her own path to success (5:40), her advice for young architectural students (9:00), what Beyonce stole from her (21:30), the ways in which design and structures have been used to create the concepts of both blackness and whiteness (26:26), the radical change needed for an equitable America (32:27), the invisibility of Black women (35:00) and how mass incarceration not only tied a generation of Black men to a failing capitalist state, but left a generation of Black women without partners (49:40).Links we mention in the episode:Mabel's Instagram: @studio_andHer new book: Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present Thank you for tuning in! Please don't forget to rate, comment, subscribe and SHARE with a friend. Visit us on IBI Digital at blackimagination.com Watch other episodes on YouTube at The Institute of Black Imagination.Connect with us on Instagram at @blackimagination
Guest: Kelly Lytle Hernández is the Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. She is a 2019 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and the author of the award-winning books Migra!, City of Inmates, and her latest, Bad Mexicans Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands winner of the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History. The post KPFA Special – The Mexican Revolution and The Migrants Who Sparked it appeared first on KPFA.
Today on Conflict Managed we are joined by award-winning attorney Jessica Childress. Join us as we discuss: Addressing conflict with de-escalation strategies Powerful and effective mentorship practices Boosting confidence through intentional leadership The power and gift of remaining calm in difficult circumstances The differences between a toxic and an uncomfortable work environment Respecting individuals at work Jessica Childress is the author of Peace: Leaving a Toxic Workplace on Your Own Terms. Ms. Childress has practiced employment law for over eleven years, representing organizations of all sizes and individuals in employment law matters. She is the Managing Attorney of the Childress Firm PLLC, a boutique employment law firm, based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Childress holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Childress graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2007. Prior to launching the Childress Firm PLLC, Ms. Childress served as an associate at two global law firms and as an attorney at the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Childress has litigated retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, non-competition, trade secret, unfair labor practice, and whistleblower cases before various tribunals. She serves clients in general business transactions with employees and independent contractors. Ms. Childress drafts agreements such as employment agreements, consulting agreements, severance agreements, and confidentiality agreements. She has been the recipient of several honors, including the National Bar Association's 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year Award, the Washington Bar Association's 2017-2018 Young Lawyer of the Year Award, the National Bar Association's 40 under 40 Best Advocates Award, the Kim Keenan Leadership & Advocacy Award, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the National Bar Association's Rising Star Award, and recognition by the National Black Lawyers as one of the top 100 black attorneys. In 2022, Ms. Childress received the Women Owned Law organization's Woman Legal Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ms. Childress has been named to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Only 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Washington, D.C. are selected to receive this honor. Ms. Childress is a 2022 graduate of the Aspen Institute's Justice and Society program. Ms. Childress serves as a contributor for Arianna Huffington's international media outlet, Thrive Global. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Essence, the Huffington Post, Success, and Entrepreneur. Mentioned on this episode: Want to leave a toxic job? What should you consider before leaving?DOWNLOAD your FREE checklist now! You can find Jessica Childress online: Twitter || https://twitter.com/childressfirm (@Childressfirm) Meta || www.facebook.com/thechildressfirm Instagram || https://www.instagram.com/thechildressfirm (@thechildressfirm) Website: www.thechildressfirm.com LinkedIn|| https://www.linkedin.com/in/childressjessica Youtube || https://www.youtube.com/@childressfirm Conflict Managed is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Conflict Managed is hosted by Merry Brown and produced by Third Party Workplace Conflict Restoration Services.
Steve Adubato and Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, have an insightful and important conversation about the acclaimed writer James Baldwin and our failure to confront racism, as well as the issue of […]
7.13.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Buffalo shooting lawsuit; DOJ joins suit against Miss.; Tobacco companies targeting Blacks exposed The families of the victims of the tragic 2022 Buffalo Tops Supermarket massacre are taking legal action. One of the attorneys will be here to explain why they are going after social media firms and firearm manufacturers. The Department of Justice launches an investigation into Fulton County, Georgia, Jail where a black man, LaShawn Thompson, died covered in insects and filth. Civil Rights attorney, Ben Crump, will be here to tell us more. The DOJ files to become a part of the NAACP's lawsuit against the state of Mississippi, trying to create a separate legal system for the state's Capitol City. And One of Los Angeles' largest hospitals, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, is facing a federal investigation over how they treatment of black women, especially those having babies. The family of a black Indiana man who died after he was tased and handcuffed while naked during a mental health crisis will be here with their attorneys to talk about their civil lawsuit and how they are preparing for the trial of the cops who killed their son. We have a special report on the disproportionate use of menthol products in Black communities. Tonight, we'll examine how tobacco companies targeted black communities with an expert from the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Download the Black Star Network app at http://www.blackstarnetwork.com! We're on iOS, AppleTV, Android, AndroidTV, Roku, FireTV, XBox and SamsungTV. The #BlackStarNetwork is a news reporting platform covered under Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. "See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everyone's talking about affirmative action at elite universities. But they educate fewer than 5 percent of students seeking advanced degrees. So why should the other 95 percent care? Kai wants to know about the future of equity in higher education. So he talks to: -Dominique Baker, Southern Methodist University Associate Professor of Education Policy. -Imani Perry, Harvard University Professor of African and African American Studies, and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Tell us what you think. Instagram and Twitter: @noteswithkai. Email us at email@example.com. Send us a voice message by recording yourself on your phone and emailing us, or going to Instagram and clicking on the link in our bio. “Notes from America” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. Tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on notesfromamerica.org or on WNYC's YouTube channel.
Sometime in the mid-1780s, Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a Black man from Saint-Domingue, and his Potawatomi wife, Kitihawa, settled with their family on a swampy site near Lake Michigan called Eschecagou, “land of the wild onions.” The homestead and trading post they built on the mouth of the Chicago River, with a comfortably appointed cabin, workshop, bake house, stable, smokehouse, and more, was the first settlement on what would become the city of Chicago. Their importance was long forgotten, but in 2006, the Chicago City Council belatedly voted to amend the Municipal Code of Chicago to add DuSable as the city's official founder. Joining me in this episode is Dr. Courtney P. Joseph, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Lake Forest College who is writing a book titled DuSable's Diaspora: Haiti, Blackness, and Belonging in Chicago. Our theme song is Frogs Legs Rag, composed by James Scott and performed by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. The mid-episode audio is: “Chicago (that Toddling Town),” written by Fred Fisher and performed by Jazz-Bo's Carolina Serenaders in 1922; the audio is in the public domain and is available via the Internet Archive. The episode image is a photograph of the bust of DuSable just north of DuSable Bridge in Chicago; the bust was created by Erik Blome in 2009; the photograph was taken by Matthew Weflen on June 17, 2023, and is used with permission. Organizations: DuSable Heritage Association Friends of the Park DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center Sources: “Chicago's Authentic Founder: Jean Baptiste Point Dusable Or Haitian Secret Agent In The Old Northwest Outpost 1745-1818,” by Marc Rosier, Trafford Publishing, 2015. “Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the First Chicagoan,” by Thomas A. Meehan, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 56, No. 3, Emancipation Centennial Issue (Autumn, 1963), pp. 439-453. “The Father of Chicago: Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable,” by John R. Schmidt, WBEZ Chicago, August 8, 2011. “'The First White Man in Chicago Was a Negro'?” by Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root, September 30, 2013. “Do Chicagoans know DuSable had a Native American wife? We should celebrate her, too,” by Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times, June 13, 2021. “The Black Founder of Chicago: Point du Sable | Black History Explainer [video],” Unique Coloring, 3,027 views Oct 1, 2022. “The Story of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable [video],” Field Museum, “Who Is Jean Baptiste Point du Sable? [video],” 77 Flavors of Chicago, February 6, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Blair LM Kelley about the roots of the Black working class in the United States. They discuss why she wrote the book with some biographical content along with the historical events, class and race for Black Americans, and the impact of slavery for Black working class folks. They talk about the role of the church for building and organizing community, history of Black washerwomen and their involvement with unions, and the great migration. They also discuss the Porter union, Black maids, current themes with the Black working class, and many more topics. Blair LM Kelley, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, historian, and scholar of the African American experience. Currently, she is the Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the incoming director of the Center for the Study of the American South. She has her B.A. from the University of Virginia in History and African and African American Studies. She also has her M.A. and Ph.D. in History, and graduate certificates in African and African American Studies and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author of two books, Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship, and the latest, Black Folk: The Roots the Black Working Class. Website: https://www.profblmkelley.com/Twitter: @profblmkelleyInstagram: @profblmkelley This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit convergingdialogues.substack.com
We return to Hell today with Gerald Horne, on his new book “Revolting Capital: Racism & Radicalism in Washington, D.C., 1900-2000” (International Publishers). Sebastian Wüpper also returns with a 'Past Inside the Present.' Find Gerald's book here (and as a raffle prize at our listener appreciation party): https://www.intpubnyc.com/.../revolting-capital-racism.../ Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.
In the early 2020s, many conservation-related organizations seem to have accelerated their promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as reckoning with their racist origins. The University of Puget Sound recently made the decision to remove the name “Slater'' and give back the original name of their natural history museum. Furthermore called Puget Sound Museum of Natural History, the institution calls this out as “an important step in acknowledging the often problematic figures intertwined in natural history museums and ensuring our museum is an inclusive space for all.” My guest on this show, Grace Maria Eberhardt is a PhD student at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign studying the history of science and race. She led the movement to remove the name “Slater” from the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, where she earned her B.S. in Biology and African American Studies, and Bioethics emphasis in 2020. This episode contains discussion of sterilization, which includes involuntary or coerced removal of a person's ability to reproduce; murder by police; selective breeding of humans for the improvement of human race; and, genocide. Puget Sound Museum of Natural History website and @pugetsoundmuseum post about renaming The History of Eugenics at Puget Sound and Beyond Chang-Yoo, Albert. University tackles ugly history in Slater Museum renaming. University of Puget Sound's The Trail. May 13, 2022 Hodder, Sam. “Reckoning with the League Founders' Eugenics Past.” Save the Redwoods League Blog (2020) King 5 News. University of Puget Sound removes name of professor from on-campus museum. May 23, 2023 Miriti, Maria N., Ariel J. Rawson, and Becky Mansfield. "The history of natural history and race: Decolonizing human dimensions of ecology." Ecological Applications 33.1 (2023): e2748. Wohlforth, Charles. "Conservation and eugenics." Orion Magazine (2010). Yoon-Hendricks, Alexandra. University of Puget Sound to remove name of eugenics professor from museum. Seattle Times. May 19, 2023. Music from the show TrackTribe & Dyalla
“Happy” 4th of July to America, where 36 states have adopted laws that restrict teaching about race and racism. Instead of promoting the unquestioning jingoism that often characterizes this holiday, we want to share this conversation on the role of Black Studies as a critically important lens in the academy and broader society.Our hosts speak with Dr. Christopher Tinson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at Saint Louis University, about the obsessive demonization of Critical Race Theory over the past few years and the fear associated with discussing real history.Join the conversation around this week's episode using #UnderTheArch and send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week's Music Minute features the song "Posture" by Shinra Knives. You can find more of their music on your favorite streaming platform.
Guest: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote; and her latest, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. The post The Second Amendment: How Slave Supporting Politicians Got Their Right to Quell Slave Revolts appeared first on KPFA.
Our notes for this conversation with Christine, before we had it, were this: expect this to be a casual vibe, hilarious interaction, lighthearted fun conversation! We would say that was EXACTLY what this was, in a nutshell. We went into this thinking we'd probably discuss some stuff like her upcoming book(s), plans, and more. But it really was more of a conversation that was about so many other facets of life than we had planned out, and it also seemed like the perfect conversation to air this holiday week. And - if this doesn't make you want to hear more about Rebecca and Becky in the fall, we don't know what will! What to listen for: Time, and how we process this as we get older Intentionality, and how this plays a role in everything in our lives from simpler living, to projects we choose, to how we spend our time Rebecca, Not Becky - the story of a suburban interracial friendship with SO MUCH under the surface, coming out later in 2023! About Christine: Christine Platt is an author and advocate also known as The Afrominimalist. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. From working with educators and children through the ADL's No Place for Hate in Schools initiative to serving as a Senior Policy Advisor for the US Department of Energy, Christine has dedicated her career to working at the intersections of social justice and environmental sustainability. A believer in the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, her literature centers on teaching and building empathy and awareness for people of all ages. Christine is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, Women's Council on Energy & the Environment, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Association of Black Women Historians, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and serves as an Ambassador for Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Guest: David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History and African American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of several books on Slavery and Abolition including, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The post The Intellectual Life of Frederick Douglas appeared first on KPFA.
Michael Steel, in for Ali Velshi, is joined by Judith Browne-Dianis, Executive Director at Advancement Project, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Contributing Writer at the New Yorker, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at NYU, Fmr. Rep. Joe Walsh, Fmr. Republican Congressman, Fmr. Rep. Charles Dent, Executive Director & Vice President for the Congressional Program at the Aspen Institute, Adam Harris, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University, Alyse Adamson, Fmr. Asst. U.S. Attorney, Joshua Kaplan, Reporter at ProPublica, and Michael Waldman, President & CEO at Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law.
In this episode, Jennifer talks to Melissa Moschitto and Dr. Haile Eshe Cole of The Anthropologists to discuss their unique approach to investigative theater and explore how anthropology & research intersect with storytelling & art. They share what it means to challenge assumptions, break predominant narratives, and unearth hidden histories. They also navigate leaning into gaps, asking critical questions, and embracing the transformative power of art in shaping our understanding of the world. Plus, they unpack what responsibility and accountability are when it comes to devising work and creating art in general. About Melissa: Melissa Moschitto (she/her) is a director, playwright and producer advancing the form of research-based investigative theatre. She is the Founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists, a theatre company dedicated to the creation of devised theatre that inspires action. Her dynamic, kinetic work has been seen at HERE, The New Ohio, Dixon Place, and she has been an artist-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center. Most recently, she helmed The Anthropologists' world premiere of No Pants In Tucson, for which she received a 2020 NYC Women's Fund Grant. Melissa holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is married to an engineer-slash-secret-dramaturg and the mother of two dramatic children. She resides and works in Upper Manhattan on the ancestral land of the Lenape. About Dr. Cole: Originally hailing from a small Central Texas town, Dr. Haile Eshe Cole has spent most of her adult life working and playing in Austin, TX. She has a B.A. in Sociology and African-American Studies and received both her M.A. and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Haile has conducted research on alternatives to incarceration for mothers and their children in both Texas and New York as well as maternal and infant mortality for Black women nationally and in Texas. She is also a trained birth educator and birth companion (doula). In her free time, Haile likes to read, write, watch movies, try new recipes from the food network, and spend time with family and friends. She currently resides in the New England area with her two wonderful children. About The Anthropologists: The Anthropologists is dedicated to the collaborative creation of investigative theatre that inspires action. Fusing research, expressive movement, and rigorous dramaturgy, we create dynamic plays rooted in social inquiry. We use theatre to engage with challenging questions, to re-contextualize the present and reimagine our collective future. Founded in 2008. The Anthropologist IG: @theanthropologists The Anthropologist's Website: www.theanthropologists.org The Anthropologist's Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheAnthropologists Want to coach with Jennifer? Schedule a session here! https://appt.link/jenniferapple Monologue Sourcing Promo Link! https://empoweredartistcollective.com/podcastpromo Learn more: https://www.empoweredartistcollective.com/podcast EAC IG: @EmpoweredArtistCollective EAC TikTok: @EmpowerArtistCollective EAC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empoweredartistcollective/ Sign up for our newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/8e72e8dcb662/stay-in-touch Check Out Our Merch! https://www.empoweredartistcollective.threadless.com/ Any thoughts you'd like to share? Email us at EmpoweredArtistCollective@gmail.com