Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor Rickey Vincent of University of California, Berkeley. Professor Vincent recently released his book, Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers.
Elon James White of This Week in Blackness TV:"This was at 5:45 yesterday (8/13/14). The police had locked down Ferguson so we had to get in on foot..we cut across backyards to get inside the police line...there were children playing basketball and just folks on the street talking. But once we turned the corner of the block, thats when we hit the wall of police again but this time we were with the protestors. At a certain point as opposed to just containing the area they started marching to...
Vigil of protest over death of Mike Brown and others killed by police
Protest vigils were held in cities around the country 8/14/2014 to stand in solidarity with Ferguson Missouri where 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer. Washington DC's Malcolm X park saw 2,000 stand in silent protest while the names of the dead were read.
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."
The Root Interviews Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life
Tufts Professor and Root Contributor Peniel Joseph has written a new biography of black power activist Stokely Carmichael. He is interviewed by The Root writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele. Stokely: A Life will be available for sale on March 4th.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal speaks to Professor Ruth Nicole Brown about her new book, "Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood". Professor Brown is an assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African Studies, and the Ethnography of the University Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz brought their son to the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. Alicia wore a fitted red gown and Swizz opted for a black suit, but it was little Egypt who stole the show in a red letterman's jacket and matching red Converse kicks.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Yaba Blay to talk about her new book (1) Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Yaba Blay is an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Rapsody to talk about her music, influences, and the gender dynamics in hip hop. Rapsody released her new single, 'Hard to Choose' this week, Rapsody's forthcoming album 'Beauty and The Beast" will be released on October 7th, 2014.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Quincy T. Mills to discuss his book, "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America". Professor Mills teaches history at Vassar College.