"Because the world is so hard on young Black men, you end up creating this version of masculinity. You have to perform it in a certain way to protect yourself and to protect your community in a certain way." Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said.
Recreating 'Roots' For a Modern Audience: VICE Talks Film
VICE's Jaimie Sanchez interviews Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, and Mark Wolper about the remake of Roots for this episode of VICE Talks Film. In this personal interview VICE Talks Film covers the legacy of Roots from 1977, what changes were made in this remake, and how the themes in Roots relates to today's political landscape. (VICE)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Erica Lorraine Williams about her new book, "Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements". Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College.
SMOKEABLES: The Quickest Way to Make Cannabis Dabs
Dabbing has become a super popular way to smoke weed over the past few years, but wax or cannabis concentrate is not always the easiest thing to come by. However you can make it yourself at home with just some parchment paper, some weed & a flat iron, Watch as Abdullah shows us how. (VICE)
Left of Black With Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. to talk about teaching our children about sex, black masculinity, and state violence against black men. Daniels and Jackson recently published a book together titled, “Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money and Religion”. Daniels is an award-winning journalist and author. Professor Jackson is a cultural anthropologist, filmmaker, and the Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the...
Bun B breaks down how 'Dump Trump' Republicans might be able to nominate a candidate other than Donald Trump at next week's Republican National Convention. A successful effort to 'free the delegates' is not probable, but it is possible. (VICE)
In our new video series, The Root Interviews, we examine social and political issues that affect black people in America. In this episode, The Root sat down with former police commander and author of "Once A Cop", Corey Pegues.
He shares his analysis on current police shootings, the black lives matter movement and solutions to help improve police and community relations.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor E. Patrick Johnson to talk about his play, Sweet Tea. Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Sweet Tea will be touring this spring at Williams College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Brown University.
Gwen Ifill in Conversation with Michele Norris: Politics and Race
92nd Street Y wrote: Gwen Ifill talks with All Things Considered's Michele Norris about her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Subscribe for more videos like this: http://bit.ly/1GpwawV Your support helps us keep our content free for all.
Zoe Saldana looks stunning in a white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline as she covers the December issue of Manhattan magazine. The actress opened up about gender equality and her career, saying, "It's very hard being a woman in a man's world." When it comes to her roles in Hollywood, she admits that she is very picky, saying, "what matters most is that they be good female roles where the character isn't cardboard or objectified, and where there's real substance."
Navigating #BlackLivesMatter From the Black Middle Class
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Candice Jenkins to talk about her new work on the Black Middle Class. Jenkins is an Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.