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Teaching Artist Podcast
#82: Melissa Parke: Black Teaching Artist Lab

Teaching Artist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 63:33


Melissa Parke shared her journey in bringing an idea to life through Black Teaching Artist Lab where she conducts research, offers workshops and professional development, and so much more. She shared so vulnerably about mental health and struggles with feeling confident despite being certain of the importance and value of her work. She has created the Afrocentric Social-Emotional Learning Framework, which centers social-emotional learning (SEL) for the Black learner through arts education. Melissa talked about developing this framework and using it within professional development for Black teaching artists. Another major part of her work is the Pan-African cultural exchange, which provides opportunities for Black identifying teaching artists to travel to different parts of the African Diaspora, in order to better understand the Black experience globally. To support this project, donate here! Melissa also talked about research and how she began this work. When she asked for data on Black teaching artists and was told it doesn't exist, she decided to gather it. She is conducting this research and currently has a survey gathering information from Black identifying teaching artists. If that's you, please respond here! It's anonymous and gathers valuable data to demonstrate the impact of Black teaching artists' work and to tell the stories of their work in different communities. You can also help by sharing the survey widely and getting the word out about this work. Melissa Parke is a Brooklyn-based creative that is making waves in the arts-education world. Parke initially developed her concept for Black Teaching Artist Lab, LLC at the beginning of 2019, while working as a community manager at Brooklyn Creative League—a co-working space in Brooklyn, New York. Surrounded by successful entrepreneurs and immersed in the social changes that were underway in America, Parke was inspired to turn her big ideas into a tangible, new reality. Black Teaching Artist Lab, LLC (BTAL) is a professional development and travel abroad organization that aims to connect Black teaching artists and learners from the African Diaspora through arts education, in order to unify and strengthen intercultural understanding between marginalized Pan-African populations. We believe that through the use of art—one of the most powerful tools we have for human expression—Pan-African teaching artists will be able to share their individual stories of the lived Black experience with Black youth, everywhere. Blog Post with links and images: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/episode-82-melissa-parke https://www.blackteachingartistlab.com/ @blackteachingartistlab on Instagram . . . Follow: @teachingartistpodcast @pottsart @playinspiregallery Teaching Artists' Lounge meeting registration: http://teachingartistslounge.eventbrite.com/ Submit your work to be featured: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/featuredartist/ Book an Art Critique Session with Rebecca: https://www.teachingartistpodcast.com/mentor/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachingartistpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachingartistpodcast/support

Bringing books to LIFE with BlisB
Let The Circle Be Unbroken written by Marimba Ani

Bringing books to LIFE with BlisB

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 48:15


An essential healing tool for the African Diaspora... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blisb/message

ISIRKA
S2EP14. SOMALI MUSIC TO THE WORLD FT. DJ AMAL

ISIRKA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 36:44


In this week's episode I talk to DJ Amal, a Female DJ based in Toronto, Canada. We talked about Somali music of course and a bit of her journey. Whereas there are many male DJs in the Somali music scene, there are not too many women DJs In this convo Amal sheds light on her experience and her hopes for Somali music in the future. Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at DJ_Amalx

The Entrepreneurial You
My 2021 Year in Review

The Entrepreneurial You

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 14:50


I trust you had a Merry Christmas. I am praying that 2022 will be a year of victory for you. 2021 has been quite a year, as was its predecessor 2020. But I am here to tell you that I gave it all that I've got from a place of surrender, ease and grace. I was in no rush to go anywhere nor do anything. My modus operandi became one of simply being. I won't lie though, I have had some serious challenges that I am still navigating. Honestly, there was a time in the year where I thought I couldn't bear anything else. While still recovering from a life-threatening burnout in 2020, my husband suffered major strokes in May, which frightened the daylight out of me. I cried, acknowledged where I was and reached out for help. And man did my community rally around me! Oh yeah, you supported as only you could—the prayers, the retreats, the phone calls, the cooking of meals and more—you reminded me that I was not alone, and I am grateful for that. Notwithstanding the challenges, I have had many wins (big and small). The Entrepreneurial You podcast celebrated its 200th episode in January with 2nd-time guest, Seth Godin. Lisa Nichols shared her brilliance on The Entrepreneurial You podcast My forever virtual mentor, Les Brown, accepted my invitation to be on The Entrepreneurial You. UWI Press became a Distributor for my 5th book, Podcast Power: The Quick-Start Guide to Launching & Leveling-Up Your Brand. I partnered with Business Access TV to launch the TV edition of The Entrepreneurial You podcast. Here is a sample. They will soon be made available on the podcast and my YouTube channel. In addition to The Entrepreneurial You, I produce two other business podcasts: EXIM Bank's Your Business Matters JSE's The Jamaica Stock Exchange & You I coached some clients into their winning season during one-on-one sessions and from my Take-Flight Mastermind. Interviewed some insightful people for the podcasts that I produce Contributed to the 1st episode of the PodFest Podcast I was an audience member in the audience of the Dr Phil Show. Continue to treat my mental and physical health as a priority on my schedule. Revived the Patwa Apparel brand via dipatwalifestyle.com Became more Africa-centric (planning a women empowerment trip to Ghana). As it relates to plans for 2022, I don't have a lot of those. I have a few bucket list items that I intend on crossing off. The aim is to do more things that give me joy, go with the flow while I reap the benefits from seeds planted over many years. As I go forward, The Entrepreneurial You will feature the brilliance of the African Diaspora and share content from the TV edition of the show. I want you to know how much I value your support. I look forward to sharing more informative content in 2022. Until we connect again, do take care of yourself. Sincerely, Heneka

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Archives July 10, 2012

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 147:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  Today we speak to Dr. Tescia Evans & Mrs.Tiana Jones-Bey about Ross Dance Company's Second Annual Praise Dance Festival in Davis, July 7, 2012, 7 PM at the Veteran's Memorial Theatre. Visit www.rossdance.com  Mr. Jesse Brooks joins us to talk about the debut on PBS's Frontline World, award-winning filmmaker Renata Simone's End Game: AIDS in Black America, 10 p.m. PST, Tuesday, July 10 (check local listings). Visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/social-issues/endgame-aids-in-black-america/aids-in-black-america-the-worlds-16th-worst-epidemic/  We close with a rebroadcast of an interview last Nov. with Rachelle Ferrell, singer, composer, musician, who is in town this weekend, July 6-8, 2012 in San Francisco.

Tellemtiptoldyou
Ep 82 The Thing About Kwanzaa

Tellemtiptoldyou

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 24:07


Hey ya'll hey! Thanks for tuning into Episode 82 of Tellemtiptoldyou—"The Thing About Kwanzaa.” Can I tell you how happy I am that we've made it to the end of another year? We get to celebrate our lives, our accomplishments, and our all. This week, there isn't any news to share because I wanted to spend all of my time talking about culture, cultural symbols, and the principles of Kwanzaa. In fact, today is one of my favorite Kwanzaa principles: kujuchagulia (or self determination)! If you don't do anything else now, consider becoming more culturally-centered as a way to better secure your hopes and dreams. I'd love to hear what you think about these ideas. And, if you're an expert on Culture or African Diaspora culture, please consider being a guest on the podcast. Send us an email at drtip@tellemtiptoldyou.com. I'm a life coach helping folks reach holistic success over here! After you tune in, let me know what you think of this episode by leaving me a 5 star review. Take care of each other so we can build together. #tellemtiptoldyou For more on Tellemtiptoldyou (the podcast on Black History, Black Spirituality, and Black Culture, be sure to follow Dr. Tip on Instagram (@tiffanydphd) and Facebook (@tellemtiptoldyou). Be sure to subscribe to our website, www.tellemtiptoldyou.com, so that you never miss an update! And, if you want to send us a message, our email address is drtip@tellemtiptoldyou.com Hosted by: Dr. Tip Guests on this episode: none TAGS: #thoughtleader #BlackHistory #Goals #Reflections #BlackHistory365 #Kwanzaa #Karenga #Kujichagulia #SelfDetermination #tellemtiptoldyou #lifecoachforwomen

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 214:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of aArt on socAiety, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1.Today we have the first of several conversations with Donna Chang, L.Ac. (MSOM), Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist; BodyIntuitive Practitioner; Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Counsellor; Transformational coach and founder of Alameda Community Acupuncture.Visit http://www.alamedacommunityacu.com/who-we-are/ 2. In "LIFE I SWEAR" by Chloe Dulce Louvouezo, she brings together twenty-five of today's most influential Black female voices in an exploration of self love and healing. Chloe was in the SF Bay Area on November 19, 2021 for an event at Black Girls Greenhouse in Oakland.  https://www.chloelouvouezo.com/events   Derek Walcott's affirming: https://allpoetry.com/love-after-love   3. nialla rose, Tai Chi Chih teacher joins us to talk about her work.

Hospitality Design: What I've Learned
Episode 78: Ini Archibong

Hospitality Design: What I've Learned

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 38:45


In November, during ICFF and WantedDesign, editor in chief Stacy Shoemaker Rauen sat down with multidisciplinary design Ini Archibong for a candid one-on-one discussion. Archibong's work transcends disciplines: He's crafted furniture for the likes of Bernhardt Design and Knoll, he's designed a watch collection for French luxury brand Hermés, conceived the Pavilion of the African Diaspora for the London Design Biennale, and recently landed his first solo gallery exhibition in New York scored with his own music. The conversation dove into Archibong's process, which is centered on storytelling that combines empathy, philosophy, spirituality, and everything in between.

The Living Experiment: Rethink Your Choices. Reclaim Your Life.
Episode 117: Afro Flow Yoga with Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones

The Living Experiment: Rethink Your Choices. Reclaim Your Life.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:39


This week, Pilar talks with special guests Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones, co-founders of Afro Flow Yoga. Leslie and Jeff created Afro Flow Yoga in 2008, fusing a new blend of expressive movement and rhythmic music from their own explorations of healing and their African-American and Caribbean heritage, in West Africa, Haiti and Jamaica. Leslie and Jeff describe Afro Flow Yoga as an embodied practice, integrating dance movements of the African Diaspora with meditative yoga and live healing music, promoting individual and collective healing in a compassionate, inclusive, non-judgmental and safe environment. In this conversation, Pilar talks with Leslie and Jeff about what inspired them to create Afro Flow Yoga, the special role this practice has in helping us heal our fractured selves and culture at this time, and where they see it going from here. If you haven't already checked out one of their virtual classes, we hope you will so you can experience the whole-person "aha" of Afro Flow Yoga for yourself. Get full show notes and resources at https://livingexperiment.com/afro-flow-yoga/

Top Rank Magazine
Episode 37: Interdisciplinary artist, writer and organizer Eilen Itzel Mena

Top Rank Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 53:22


For our last episode of 2021, we shared a special conversation with artist, writer, and organizer Eilen Itzel Mena (@eilen.itzel.mena), whose interdisciplinary visual art practice synthesizes elements of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism with spiritual frameworks of the African Diaspora. Eilen is co-director and creative collaborator for @_honeyandsmoke_—an artist community & platform that makes space for artists to meditate on the important themes of our time—and a principal member of @zealcoop, a Black artist cooperative, creative agency, and studio. We talked to Eilen about her upbringing between the Dominican Republic and NYC, the personal origins of her relationship to creativity, and the role of spirituality, ritual, and knowledge of self in how she's navigating and finding purpose in her work. Visit Eilen's website: https://www.eilenitzelmena.com

New Books in Food
Bryant Terry, "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora" (4 Color Books, 2021)

New Books in Food

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 70:35


James Beard and NAACP Image Award-winning chef and educator, Bryant Terry calls Black Food a “communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora.” Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (4 Color Books, 2021) weaves together a diverse collection of more than 100 different contributors, including food writers, chefs, scholars, activists, and leaders exploring the food, experience, and community across the diaspora. As the editor, Terry extends the cookbook genre by curating a stunning gathering of over 50 recipes, song titles, essays, and poems, spanning over 300 pages while discussing issues like land ownership, race and gender, and self-care. Black Food is an impactful and enduring tribute to Black foodways. N'Kosi Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. Find him on Twitter at NKosiOates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/food

New Books in African American Studies
Bryant Terry, "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora" (4 Color Books, 2021)

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 70:35


James Beard and NAACP Image Award-winning chef and educator, Bryant Terry calls Black Food a “communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora.” Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (4 Color Books, 2021) weaves together a diverse collection of more than 100 different contributors, including food writers, chefs, scholars, activists, and leaders exploring the food, experience, and community across the diaspora. As the editor, Terry extends the cookbook genre by curating a stunning gathering of over 50 recipes, song titles, essays, and poems, spanning over 300 pages while discussing issues like land ownership, race and gender, and self-care. Black Food is an impactful and enduring tribute to Black foodways. N'Kosi Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. Find him on Twitter at NKosiOates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

New Books Network
Bryant Terry, "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora" (4 Color Books, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 70:35


James Beard and NAACP Image Award-winning chef and educator, Bryant Terry calls Black Food a “communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora.” Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (4 Color Books, 2021) weaves together a diverse collection of more than 100 different contributors, including food writers, chefs, scholars, activists, and leaders exploring the food, experience, and community across the diaspora. As the editor, Terry extends the cookbook genre by curating a stunning gathering of over 50 recipes, song titles, essays, and poems, spanning over 300 pages while discussing issues like land ownership, race and gender, and self-care. Black Food is an impactful and enduring tribute to Black foodways. N'Kosi Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. Find him on Twitter at NKosiOates. 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

New Books in American Studies
Bryant Terry, "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora" (4 Color Books, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 70:35


James Beard and NAACP Image Award-winning chef and educator, Bryant Terry calls Black Food a “communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora.” Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (4 Color Books, 2021) weaves together a diverse collection of more than 100 different contributors, including food writers, chefs, scholars, activists, and leaders exploring the food, experience, and community across the diaspora. As the editor, Terry extends the cookbook genre by curating a stunning gathering of over 50 recipes, song titles, essays, and poems, spanning over 300 pages while discussing issues like land ownership, race and gender, and self-care. Black Food is an impactful and enduring tribute to Black foodways. N'Kosi Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. Find him on Twitter at NKosiOates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Popular Culture
Bryant Terry, "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora" (4 Color Books, 2021)

New Books in Popular Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 70:35


James Beard and NAACP Image Award-winning chef and educator, Bryant Terry calls Black Food a “communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora.” Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (4 Color Books, 2021) weaves together a diverse collection of more than 100 different contributors, including food writers, chefs, scholars, activists, and leaders exploring the food, experience, and community across the diaspora. As the editor, Terry extends the cookbook genre by curating a stunning gathering of over 50 recipes, song titles, essays, and poems, spanning over 300 pages while discussing issues like land ownership, race and gender, and self-care. Black Food is an impactful and enduring tribute to Black foodways. N'Kosi Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. Find him on Twitter at NKosiOates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/popular-culture

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 94:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1. Lisa Ramirez, Associate Artistic Director, OTP, joins us to talk about her sAiNt jOaN (burn/burn/burn), a WORLD PREMIERE at Oakland Theater Project (OTP), directed by Michael Socrates Moran at Oakland Theater Project through Dec. 19, 2021 2. Claire Diao's Sudu Connexion presents: AfroFuturistik@ Roxie Cinema, Dec.14 and Smith San Rafael Film Center    

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast
399: Fall Fund Drive: Donte K. Hayes on objects as initiation

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 71:12


Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Donte K. Hayes. After focusing on printmaking early in his career, Donte moved into ceramics in 2015 and continues to make sculptural ceramics that incorporate sci-fi, social issues, and the material culture of the African Diaspora. In our interview we talk about transitioning from the figure to abstraction, how objects can initiate the viewer into a new mindset, and his recent collaborative mural project “Oracles of Iowa City.” Along with Antoine Williams he designed two large-scale murals that cover the façade of a parking garage in downtown Iowa City. To see examples of his work visit www.dontekhayes.com.   Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I want to thank you for spending your time listening to world-class artists speak about their lives and creativity. As we wrap up 2021, I need your help funding future episodes. For our Fall Fund Drive I ask that if you are able, you commit $4 a month to the show. That's only a dollar an episode to keep you inspired and connected to the greater ceramic community. There are two easy ways to donate, one through the Pay Pal portal at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate or by making a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler.   Today's episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:   For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to Electric kilns, ...and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com   The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

Seasoned
Bryant Terry and George McCalman discuss Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

Seasoned

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 49:00


Author and activist Bryant Terry has curated a book unlike his previous cookbooks. It's called Black Food. It's a deep dive into Black culture: art, essays, history, poems, and recipes, of course. This week on Seasoned, a conversation with the always-inspiring chef and creative force, Bryant Terry. We also talk with the book's designer, George McCalman about his experience crafting the book. This show was produced by Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski. Guests: Bryant Terry – James Beard Award-winning chef, educator, and food justice activist. He is the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco (MoAD). He is the author of several cookbooks. His latest book is Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora. Bryant is the editor and curator of the collection. George McCalman – Artist and creative director based in San Francisco. George is the designer of Black Food. In 2022, you can see more of his beautiful work in the forthcoming, Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen. Featured Recipes: Cocoa-Orange Fish by Nicole Taylor Jerk Chicken Ramen by Suzanne Barr Support the show: https://www.wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 147:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay! 1. We continue our discussion of Veterans Healing Veterans (VHV) @ the Veterans Transition Center in Monterey county and in CA State Prisons. We are joined by the founder, participants and facilitators: Sally McNeill, Craig Farrell, Randal Williams, Marcus Blevins-- participants VHV; Jenny Nesler, VHV; Ron Self, Founder, VHV; Bobby Emory, VHV; Alejandra Saldana, Caseworker, VTC/VHV 2. Deodoceo Habi, veteran, joins us to talk about his healing journey outlined in his book: "Memoirs in the Moment" (2021).  3. David M. Massey, the first African American Filmmaker ever Oscar-Nominated for “Best Live Action Short Film” (for 1992's “Last Breeze of Summer” which he produced,) joins us to talk about his newest Short Film Project: “Passage.” The film presents a West African culture that faces an unprecedented challenge in the year 1600. 

The Secret Adventures of Black People
Black Christmas in Ireland

The Secret Adventures of Black People

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 15:00


The Secret Adventures of Black People is a podcast telling the stories of Black people holding it down across space and time. To listen to past episodes, join the newsletter, or get in touch, visit the TheSecretAdventuresofBlackPeople.com. You can follow Kenny at @kengy16. Shout out to the Black Adventurers at the Black and Irish an organization highlighting and celebrating the identity of Black and mixed race Irish people while spreading awareness around the world for the experiences struggles and successes from within the Black and Irish community. You can listen to and read their stories at https://www.blackandirish.com/.To support the show and get exclusive behind the scenes content, become a supporter on Patreon. To check out stories and pics follow the show on Instagram. For occasional thoughts and podcast recommendations check the show out on Twitter. To connect with other listeners, checkout Facebook. This episode was written, produced by Nichole Hill. Music and effects from Epidemic Sounds . Story editing assistance from Robin Hill (my Mom!) and Shonte Hill (my sister). 

Being Human
The Poetics of Difference: An Interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Being Human

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 51:24


An interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. The interview focuses on Professor Sullivan's most recent book The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora. Information on the essay collection Teaching Black, from the University of Pittsburgh Press, can be found here: upittpress.org/books/9780822946953/. The webpage for Professor Sullivan's upcoming novel can be found here: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/712169…781324091417.

This...I...Do...For...Me:  Over 50, Black and Fabulous!

Trish Williams is a Fiber Artist Par Excellence. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Trish learned early from her mother and sister that she had a special talent. Her sister would take her artwork (unbeknownst to Trish) and sell it and bring Trish the money. This is how much her family believed in her and her gifts. Additionally, Trish read voraciously about art, famous artists, African American artists, and she was particularly drawn to work that made a social justice statement. While a student in the Upward Bound Program (a college preparatory program for high school students), Trish was exposed to a myriad of art from all types of artists – American, European, Latin and women. She states the cultural offerings that were placed before her, excited her and more importantly that exposure showed her that there were no boundaries to how she could show up in the art arena. She quickly connected to other fiber artists, especially those engaged in the quilting arts. She was struck by the richness of colors, patterns and the generation of innovative ideas. The stories that she heard in these quilting circles, especially from Black women amazed her and had her so enraptured that Trish quickly became committed to showcasing her work through an African American lens. As a result of the artistry and vibrancy of her work, it became commonplace for Trish's work to be featured in both solo and group exhibits on college campuses, art galleries, museums, cultural centers and festivals. Her work is classified as “fine art” and it tends to fall into the categories of “Large Works”, “Darling Divis and Friends”, “Glad Bags”, “Wearable Art”, “Mix Media” and “Public Art”. Her patrons range from the wealthy to the collector who requests a payment plan. Trish makes her art accessible. Her work has been featured in anthologies, quilt portfolios, fiber arts magazines, and her works have been the subject of lectures and trunk shows. She has also been generous with students in sharing her knowledge, wisdom and here arts manifesto. About herself, Trish says, “I bring together the rhythm of hand dyed, painted and commercially made fabrics with the syncopated lines of my quilting to tell stories about the African Diaspora and my community. While my textiles are steeped in the tradition of the story, quilt, cloth-based narratives constructed frequently from scraps of clothing and other familiar fabrics to record history at a particular time and place, they are intended to be viewed on the wall rather than to dress a bed. My tales are for all to see and know, rather than for just an intimate few. I challenge the status quo, refusing to accept the stereotypes forced upon me by society. Instead, I question the very nature of these stereotypes using familiar forms and processes to hold the viewer's attention.” During the interview, I asked Trish what words of counsel would she offer African American women age 50+, and her response was “learn how to say ‘no'. Accept your power and mean it when you say ‘no'. You can connect with her on Facebook as Trish Williams and her website is www.handworksbytrishwilliams.com

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 132:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1. MalongaFest2021: Casting Our Light (Grand Finale) We speak to Muisi-kongo Malonga 2. The First Wave, film, directed by Matthew Heineman, interview with Dr. Nathalie Douge.  2. SF IndieFest Presents: 18th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, December 1 to 15 at New People Cinema, Eventive and Zoom  https://www.ahith.com/ We speak with Romany Adams who was born in San Francisco in the late 1950s, grew up in East Side Daly City. She writes she is "currently back in SF until they drag me away." Romany is Producer/Programmer/Herder of Cats @ Another Hole in the Head Film Festival for the past 18 years.

NPR's Book of the Day
'Black Food' is more than just recipes, it's the stories behind them

NPR's Book of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 12:15


Cookbook author and chef Bryant Terry edited and curated the new book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes From Across The African Diaspora. His goal was to preserve Black American recipes and their complex stories, but he uses more than just food to tell those stories. The book is also full of essays, art and music. Terry told Here And Now's Scott Tong that the cookbook is a "communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African Diaspora."

Good Life Project
Keisha N. Blain | On the Path to Freedom

Good Life Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 61:09


With the rigor of a world-class researcher and the intention of someone who cares deeply about the human condition and understanding how we all got to this moment in history, Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women's and Gender Studies. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the president of the African American Intellectual History Society. She is also the author of the multi-prize-winning book Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, and co-editor of the Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence. Her #1 New York Times Best Seller Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited with Ibram X. Kendi, drew together an incredible collection of voices with a vision to reclaim the historical narrative. And her new book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America, is a powerful look not just at the role of civil and voting rights activist, Hamer and other Black women in social and political change, it's also an invitation for us all to explore our individual roles in the path to equality and freedom, led by Hamer's famed rallying cry, “Nobody's free until everybody's free.”You can find Keisha at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Austin Channing Brown.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: GoodRx: Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons at more than 70000 US pharmacies. Save up to 80% instantly! For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, check GoodRx at GoodRx.com/GOODLIFE. GoodRx is not insurance but can be used instead of insuranceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 132:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  We start off the morning with a look at Black Theatre in NYC via the esteemed lens of Audelco Awards, coming up Monday, Nov. 29: https://www.audelco.org/ We are joined by Rome Neal, Ms. Vinie Burrows, Ishmael Reed and Ms. Bianca Lavern Jones.  We close the live program with SF Mime Troupe's "A Red Carol": Velina Brown, Michael Gene Sullivan, Mike McShane  https://www.sfmt.org/a-red-carol

KQED’s Forum
Forum From the Archives: Chef Bryant Terry Curates a Feast of Food and Self-Discovery in ‘Black Food'

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 55:29


Bay Area-based chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry is back with another cookbook — but this time it's not just his recipes. He's created “a communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora,” as he writes in the introduction to “Black Food.” Bringing together a number of contributors who share recipes, stories and artwork — plus Terry's signature playlists to go with the recipes — “Black Food” aims to be a feast not just for your tastebuds, but your eyes, ears and spirit, too. Terry, who's also the chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora, says this is his last cookbook, but just the beginning of a bigger vision to publish more writers of color under his new publishing imprint 4 Color Books. Terry joins us to talk about “Black Food” and what else he's got cooking — both in and out of the kitchen. This segment originally aired Nov. 9.

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 130:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  We start off the morning with a look at Black Theatre in NYC via the esteemed lens of Audelco Awards, coming up Monday, Nov. 29: https://www.audelco.org/ We are joined by Rome Neal, Ms. Vinie Burrows, Ishmael Reed and Ms. Bianca Lavern Jones.  We close the live program with SF Mime Troupe's "A Red Carol": Velina Brown, Michael Gene Sullivan, Mike McShane https://www.sfmt.org/a-red-carol

Leading With Empathy & Allyship
Embracing Anger As A Pathway To Empathy... And Resilience With Meag-gan O'Reilly

Leading With Empathy & Allyship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 40:20


In Episode 63, Meag-gan O'Reilly, CEO & Co-Founder of Inherent Value Psychology INC, joins Melinda in an illuminating conversation about the importance of embracing your anger and how it helps us foster empathy with one another. They also discuss how anger helps us build resilience by allowing us to recognize our own needs and boundaries and how Systems Centered Language can be the first step to dismantling oppression and marginalization.About Meag-ganDr. Meag-gan O'Reilly (she/her), is a staff Psychologist at Stanford University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Adjunct Faculty in the Stanford School of Medicine. While completing her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at CAPS, Dr. O'Reilly created the first satellite clinic for Black undergraduate and graduate students across the African Diaspora. She currently serves as a Program Coordinator for Outreach, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Dr. O'Reilly co-created the Outreach and Social Justice Seminar in 2016 with the goal of training the next generation of culturally conscious and justice-oriented clinicians.Outside of Stanford, Dr. O'Reilly is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inherent Value Psychology INC., her private practice that provides DEI consulting, workshops, trainings, and international speaking engagements. Dr. O'Reilly is a DEI consultant for companies including Google, LYRA Health, and The United Negro College Fund's STEM Scholar Program that supports Black college students nationwide to navigate underrepresentation and discrimination in STEM fields. She also serves as the lead clinician in a partnership with Google to provide therapeutic spaces called The Gathering Space for Black Google Employees in response to the murder of George Floyd and the chronic trauma, and grief, in the Black community. Her TEDx talk: Enough is Enough: The Power of Your Inherent Value, can be seen on YouTube and is a helpful reminder of unconditional self-worth and that our lives matter to the world.Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode!For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for our monthly live event, visit https://ally.cc. There, you'll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.Connect On SocialYouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalystTwitter: twitter.com/changecatalystsFacebook: facebook.com/changecatalystsInstagram: instagram.com/techinclusionLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalystsProduction TeamCreator & Host: Melinda Briana EplerProject Manager: Emilie MaasFinance & Operations: Renzo SantosMarketing Communications Coordinator: Christina Swindlehurst ChanCreative Director @ Podcast Rocket: Rob Scheerbarth[Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of Meag-gan O'Reilly; a Black woman with curly black hair and yellow shirt; and host Melinda Briana Epler; a White woman with red hair, glasses, and orange shirt holding a white mug behind a laptop.]Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

Push Talks
Push 15: Young Entrepreneurs, Building Generational Wealth

Push Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 22:23


To my inspiring entrepreneurs, this month is for you!! Michelle Makayi is our next guest to share her journey on our young entrepreneurship series! Michelle was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the United States with her family at the age of 15. Michelle is a 24 year old entrepreneur who owns an online business called Blac Reina where she sells her handmade blankets and fashion accessories. She is multi gifted in arts and crafts; she draws, does canvas paintings, and plays the keyboard at her home church . Michelle is  a YouTube blogger and podcaster whose goal is to motivate and encourage young women to find their identity in a world that is full of many pressures. She is also the Founder of Young Catalysts, a forum she created for young people in the diaspora to make a positive impact on their communities and never forget where they came from. Lets support our Young talent, listen now! To find out more about Push Talks Podcast guest and your Push Strategist, visit:Push Strategist WebsiteListen to Michelle on Apple podcast "For my bad girls" and shop her store at https://blacreina.com.Follow Push Talks Podcast for past episodes and follow your Push Strategist Ose Sesay to help you push towards your purpose! InstagramFacebookYouTubeLinkedInPssss...Don't get to take a moment and write us a review on Apple Podcast and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (Push Talks Podcast).© 2021 Push Strategist LLC. All rights reserved. Music by ℗  2021 Jerne Music Group. All rights reserved

AFROSAYA The Afrolatino Podcast
S7 Ep90: Afro-LatinX Conversations

AFROSAYA The Afrolatino Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 27:43


In this episode Alex, talks to Orlando Addison who is part of the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora. Miami MoCAAD is organizing a series of conversation about Afro-Latinx and our guest speaker tells us all the details. 

That's What She Did Podcast
S7E8: Seeing The World Through Afro-Latinx Eyes with Dash Harris Machado

That's What She Did Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 52:01


Dash Harris Machado is a Peabody-award-winning multimedia journalist and entrepreneur currently based in Panama. She is the producer of NEGRO: A docu-series about Latino Identity, a decade-long, ongoing web-based docu-series that explores AfroDiasporic identity, colonization, the historical and present-day class, and color complex, and hierarchy among Latinxs throughout the Americas. She is also the co-founder of AfroLatino Travel, a travel and community-building resource for the African Diaspora in Latin America, led by Black Latin American locals. Dash has been featured in “50 Shades of Black,” USA Today, Latina Magazine, Remezcla, Vibe, CNN, People Chica, Hip Latina, For Harriet, & The Root. In This Episode: The unexpected journey a “girls trip” to Brazil that led to founding AfroLatinx Travel AfroLatinx Travel - why it was founded Why using the word “Latino” when describing one's identity can be tricky Episode Details: 01:30 - Where did the idea of AfroLatinx Travel come from? 11:00 - It's often the whitest person representing the country 23:00 - What did Dash experience when she founded AfroLatinx Travel? 28:00 - What legacy does Dash hope to leave using Afro Latino Travel? 33:00 - Is AfroLatinx Travel a movement? Follow Dash: https://www.instagram.com/diasporadash/ https://www.afrolatinxtravel.com/ https://www.instagram.com/afrolatinotravel/ Support The Show ---> BuyMeACoffee Listener Perks:  ---> Enter Our Giveaways! - Go to www.Thatswhatshedidpodcast.com to enter to win our season giveaways. Each season we pick listeners at random to win cool FREE stuff like books and show merch. Don't miss out!   ---> FreeBodySociety.com - On a mission to make sure all women feel powerful and free in their bodies. The Free Body Society has you covered with the super soft hoodies and t-shirts you can't wait to rock. Use Code: SheDid at check to get 15% off your first purchase.  ---> Our listeners get 10% off at The Feminist Shop! Use code SheDid at checkout.  Follow The Show:  Contact the Show: ThatsWhatSheDidPodcast@gmail.com IG: @That'sWhatSheDidPodcast FB: That'sWhatSheDidPodcast Website: That'sWhatSheDidPodcast.com

ISIRKA
S2EP12. VIVA FANKA

ISIRKA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 20:20


This quick episode is paying respect to how Somali music and arts is killing it this past month. I talk on Suldaan Seeraar's London show, the screening of The Gravedigger's wife at the National Theatre in Mogadishu and Nimco Happy. After this fall, we can not say there is not space for Somalis in the arts, or that Somali music doesn't bang. Viva Fanka!!

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 129:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1. In "LIFE I SWEAR" by Chloe Dulce Louvouezo, she brings together twenty-five of today's most influential Black female voices in an exploration of self love and healing. Chloe will be in the SF Bay Area on November 19, 2021 for an event at Black Girls Greenhouse in Oakland.  ("Love After Love" by Derek Wilcox.) 2. nialla rose is an accredited T'ai Chi Chih teacher. She has been practicing t'ai chi/ qi gong for over a decade. 2 years ago, she co-created a group for movement teachers determined to make movement increasingly accessible to everyone. nialla has worked in the health field for 25+ years, with a focus on marginalized communities and women with cancer. 3. Amikaela Gaston from 07/26/2014  This morning we also mix it up with prerecorded or previously broadcast interviews with filmmakers and actors and activists. Be surprised for now. We will annouce and then update the website later. 

In The Moment podcast
114. Tina Campt with Elisheba Johnson: Contemporary Black artists who are changing the way we see

In The Moment podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 49:54


Visual art holds the extraordinary power to connect the dots between ideas or emotions, the person thinking or feeling them, and the outside viewer; but how might the viewer go beyond simply looking to experiencing art, in all its joys and especially in its challenges and discomforts? In the 114th episode of Town Hall's In the Moment podcast, Elisheba Johnson interviews Tina Campt about her latest book, A Black Gaze. In the book, Campt explores the work of eight contemporary Black artists who are shifting the nature of visual interactions with art and demanding that Blackness be seen anew. She considers, “Rather than looking at Black people, rather than simply multiplying the representation of Black folks, what would it mean to see oneself through the complex positionality that is Blackness — and work through its implications on and for oneself?” The featured artists' work includes the portraiture of Deana Lawson, the video of Arthur Jafa, the film of Khalil Joseph, the photography of Dawoud Bey, and the multimedia practices of Okwui Okpokwasili, Simone Leigh, and Luke Willis Thompson. Through their work, Campt discusses how seeing — especially seeing Blackness — cannot be the passive act of simply looking; it must be actively felt with, through, and alongside the experiences of the Black artist. Tina M. Campt, a Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and a Research Associate at the VIAD (Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre) at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe, Listening to Images, and other books. Elisheba Johnson Elisheba Johnson is a multimedia artist, curator, and organizer based in Seattle. Along with her father, Charles Johnson, she created the young adult science-fiction series, The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder. She is also one of the co-founders of Wa Na Wari a Black arts center in Seattle's Central District that uses art to fight displacement. Buy the Book: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/black-gaze  Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation click here. 

Here & Now
'Black Food' gives a taste of the African Diaspora; Remembering NPR's Petra Mayer

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:23


We talk with Bryant Terry, editor and curator of the new book "Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora." And, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer died unexpectedly on Saturday. Producer Emiko Tamagawa, who worked with Mayer on Here & Now segments, has a remembrance.

Hoodoo Plant Mamas
Spirit Writing with JujuBae

Hoodoo Plant Mamas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 37:06


In this episode, we're talking about spirit writing with JujuBae! We discuss showing up as our full selves, writing as a healing tool and releasing ritual, and the role media plays in African Traditional and Diasporic Religions. This episode is sponsored by Biddie's Baby Cakes. Biddie's Baby Cakes is a family-owned business that creates an assortment of Southern pound cakes for the central Mississippi area. Each treat is made to order and their buttery sweet roasted pecans can ship anywhere in the continental US. To order yours today, check out Biddie's Baby Cakes on Facebook and Instagram. JuJuBae is a proud Black girl millennial from Baltimore, Maryland with ancestral roots in West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, and Alabama. JujuBae has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College. She believes liberation is attainable and our ancestors will lead us there. When she's not divining for her clients or facilitating healing workshops, you can find her snuggled up in her bed or hula hooping to Afro Beats!    JujuBae is a proud healer, educator, influencer, and host of iHeart Radio Nominated Best Spirituality Podcast, A Little Juju Podcast. She inspires Black women and all those of African Diaspora, to reconnect to their heritage and personal power through spirituality and communal healing. JujuBae believes liberation is attainable and that our ancestors will lead us there through natural healing practices of working with herbs, consulting with Spirit, and communing with each other. A leader and student, JujuBae shares her journey and opinions genuinely, raw, and in joy! She is recognized as one of the most real and caring traditional Afro- Spirituality teachers of modern times by her community and large social following. JujuBae is remembering our roots in these modern times.   Resources A Little Juju Podcast Juju Bae Website, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon "Beyonce took me to the river (an ode to lemonade)" by JujuBae "she who sees" by JujuBae Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Patrice Somé The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways by Sobonfu Somé African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison by K. Zauditu-Selassie "the light that came to lucille clifton" by Lucille Clifton BE A PATRON! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hoodooplantmamas SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: @hoodooplants Instagram: @hoodooplantmamas EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES hoodooplantmamas@gmail.com DONATE Paypal: paypal.me/hoodooplantmamas Cashapp: cash.me/$hoodooplantmamas This podcast was created, hosted, and produced by Dani & Leah. Our music was created by Tasha, and our artwork was designed by Bianca.

KQED’s Forum
Chef Bryant Terry Curates a Feast of Food and Self-Discovery in ‘Black Food'

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 55:28


Bay Area-based chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry is back with another cookbook -- but this time it's not just his recipes. He's created “a communal shrine to the shared culinary histories of the African diaspora,” as he writes in the introduction to “Black Food.” Bringing together a number of contributors who share recipes, stories and artwork -- plus Terry's signature playlists to go with the recipes -- “Black Food” aims to be a feast not just for your taste buds, but your eyes, ears and spirit, too. Terry, who's also the chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora, says this is his last cookbook, but just the beginning of a bigger vision to publish more writers of color under his new publishing imprint 4 Color Books. Terry joins us to talk about “Black Food” and what else he's got cooking -- both in and out of the kitchen.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Bryant Terry's Black Food

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 65:47


With dazzling illustrations, sumptuous recipes, and its own curated playlist, Bryant Terry's sixth book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora, is a feast for the senses. Terry, a renowned vegan culinary innovator, returns to dive into the depth and breadth of Black foodways spanning nations and time. Black Food celebrates both the creations and creators, pairing heartwarming stories of generational traditions with the soul-filling foods at the center of them. From tropical Afro-Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken to beloved Nigerian jollof rice and further on to southern sweet potato pie, this book is an ode to the African diaspora's influence on food and culture. At INFORUM, Bryant Terry will share the stories, people, places and ingredients that make Black food the diverse and divine cuisine it is today. SPEAKERS Bryant Terry Chef; Author, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora Anjali Menon Vice President, IfOnly; Member, INFORUM Advisory Board In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on October 20th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 138:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1. Tharwat Abbas, Save Nubia Project field director, joins us from Germany to talk about his native land, Sudan which had a coup Oct. 25.   2. Adrianna Thompson, SOULSKIN Artistic Director, joins us to talk about her company performances and a film debut, Nov. 5-6 at Dance Mission in San Francisco. CLOSER is a dance film about relationships in a time of isolation, and THE AWAKENING is part disco celebration and part prayer. https://www.soulskindance.org/ 3. The playwright, director and lead actor, join us to talk about Theatre Rhinoceros current show: AT THE WAKE OF A DEAD DRAG QUEEN by TERRY GUEST, directed by TANIKA BAPTISTE, Thursdays-Sundays, through November 14, 2021 at Spark Arts 4229 18th St. in San Francisco Tickets at http://www.TheRhino.org

Hoodoo Plant Mamas
Taking Power Back Through Art with Nadia Alexis

Hoodoo Plant Mamas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 53:01


In this episode, we're joined by poet and photographer Nadia Alexis. We discuss how writing and photography can fight erasure, the need to reclaim natural spaces for ourselves, and the impact Lucille Clifton's writing has on Black women. Nadia Alexis is a poet and photographer born in Harlem, NYC to Haitian immigrants and she is currently based in Oxford, Mississippi. Her poetry has been published in Indiana Review, MQR: Mixtape, Shenandoah, and others. Her poetry has also been anthologized in Wild Imperfections: An Anthology of Womanist Poems and Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary American Poetry and Prose. Her photography publications include Forgotten Lands, MQR: Mixtape, TORCH Journal, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, and others. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, 2019 honorable mention poetry prize winner of Hurston/Wright College Writers Award, 2020 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters photography award nominee, and 2020 semifinalist of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest. She is also a fellow of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole. Her photographs have been shown in several exhibitions in the U.S. and Cuba, and she was mentored by Carrie Mae Weems in an independent scholars fellowship program for early-career artists and art historians of color. She is currently an English - Creative Writing Concentration Ph.D. student at the University of Mississippi where she studies and teaches Black literature. Resources Nadia Alexis website Instagram: @nadialovestocreate Pre-order Wild Imperfections: An Anthology of Womanist Poems  “Language", “Knees,” “Thunder,” “Lament,” and “Aubade After the Storm” Mud Season Review “Watershed,” “Nocturne,” and “A Horse's Arrival,” Michigan Quarterly Review: Mixtape "Suppose You Failed to Cover Your Mouth & So Evil Spirits Flew Out of Your Body,” in Indiana Review “Cantaloupe” and “Letter to My Friend Robert,” Shenandoah Ezili Dantor "What Endures" photography series by Nadia Alexis "The Spirit that Resides" Carrie Mae Weems CCADI "On Protest and Mourning" BE A PATRON! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hoodooplantmamas SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: @hoodooplants Instagram: @hoodooplantmamas EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES hoodooplantmamas@gmail.com DONATE Paypal: paypal.me/hoodooplantmamas Cashapp: cash.me/$hoodooplantmamas This podcast was created, hosted, and produced by Dani & Leah. Our music was created by Tasha, and our artwork was designed by Bianca.

KQED’s Forum
San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora Reopens, Spotlights Amoako Boafo and Billie Zangewa

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 27:18


For the first time since the start of the pandemic, San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora reopened its doors to the public last week. Featured in the museum's newly renovated space are the first solo exhibitions of two of Africa's most critically-acclaimed contemporary artists: Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo and Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based Billie Zangewa. We'll talk with the curators about the shows, which both center and celebrate the Black gaze.

SDG Talks
SDG 17 | Harnessing the Power of Art to Spearhead the SDGs | Tayler Ava Friar

SDG Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:06


|Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Don't you know that you don't have to be a Hollywood producer to make good content? IN THIS EPISODE: - How can art be used as a primary driver of the SDGs? - How to put development into context & set goals - How to empower others to use the arts for social change - Discover unconventional art in unconventional spaces through black & brown voices Tayler Ava Friar is an art historian and international communications consultant with a passion for storytelling. Her career began in tech communication, one of her roles being editor-in-chief of “Women in Technology” initiatives at Google. Since leaving the US in 2013, she has been living abroad across Europe, Asia, and now Africa. For the last five years, she has been a communications officer at the World Bank, first supporting their Innovation Labs in Washington DC and Tokyo, and later leading communications in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience practice. Recognizing the emerging use of art in the development agenda, Ms. Friar served as communications lead for a 500+ person summit in Bridgetown, Barbados, where she did her first curatorial collaboration with the University of the West Indies. This opening exhibition was attended by the Hon. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley. She has recently transitioned jobs during the pandemic and now serves as Communications Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme. Additionally, she is a newly appointed contributing writer at Business Insider and founder of ART|unknown. - a platform that explores the intersection of the art, black avant-garde and travel in the African Diaspora. Ms. Friar previously served as a lecturer and is in the final year of her PhD program in Art History at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis is entitled “Black sexual politics and the erotic: The intersection of gender politics and sexuality in contemporary visual art in Africa” which will be partially published this year with Aix-Marseille University in Provence, France. Finally, Ms. Friar can be seen as a feature in Vogue Magazine's November 2020 issue, speaking to the importance of black voices in the 2020 US elections. Connect with Tayler: LinkedIn | Instagram Episode Resources: - ArtNet.com: Climate Change Research - Bloomberg.org: Public Art Pieces Responds to Climate Change - GFDRR's YouTube: Art for Resilience in the Caribbean (World Bank) Let's get SDG Talking!! Got a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can! And don't forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our website! Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

KQED’s Forum
Black-Jewish Solidarity for Prison Abolition, Expressed Through Aerial Dance

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 21:00


“I am freedom,” says Rahsaan Thomas in a recorded phone call from San Quentin State Prison, featured in a new performance by Flyaway Productions and Museum of the African Diaspora. "Meet Us Quickly with Your Mercy" combines first-person recordings with music and aerial choreography— with the goal of conveying the solidarity of Black and Jewish activism for racial justice and prison abolition. It's rooted in a four-year collaboration that comprised hundreds of letters, prison visits and monitored phone calls between artistic director Jo Kreiter and lead writer Thomas, who co-hosts and co-produces the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast “Ear Hustle” and who is currently incarcerated in San Quentin. "Meet Us Quickly with Your Mercy” will run through Oct. 17 and charge no admission fee. Kreiter and Thomas join us to discuss the show and its message.  

Black Wealth Renaissance
EP: 140 - Black Owned Crypocurrency Guapcoin (Guest Tavonia Evans)

Black Wealth Renaissance

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 50:23


In this episode Jared and Kelly have the opportunity to interview the Founder of Guapcoin, a currency quoted with being "The ONLY crypto built with the premise of creating a unified financial identity for the African Diaspora that can truly make Black Dollars Matter" Tavonia Evans. Using her extensive experience as a Software Engineer Tavonia decided to create a crypto currency completely dedicated to the building of black and brown communities and has been pushing forward on that mission every since. In this episode we discuss the nitty gritty of alt coins, what makes them different, plausible uses, and more! Leave Us A 5 Star Rating & Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Check out Aspira Pura here and use code BWR10 for a discount Complete this short survey to help grow the BWR Podcast: 1-Min Survey Get Access To Products, Services, & Free Resources Click Here