Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Karla FC Holloway to talk about her new book, 'Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature' and President Obama. Professor Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Zandria F. Robinson to talk about the concept of "country cosmopolitism" and her new book, "This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South". Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal visits with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in the Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. Zollar and her dance troupe, Urban Bush Women are partaking in a two-week residency at Duke University. Urban Bush Women celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Rev. Raphael Warnock to talk about the state of the black church and his new book, "The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness". Rev. Warnock is the senior pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Left of Black with Stephane Dunn and Esther Iverem
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Stephane Dunn and Esther Iverem to talk about black filmmaking and the 2014 awards season. Dunn is an Assistant Professor of English and the Co-Director of Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies at Morehouse College. Iverem is the founder and editor of SeeingBlack.com.
Get On Up: Chadwick Boseman Interview on James Brown
The Root's Terron Moore interviews actor Chadwick Boseman about his upcoming role in the biopic Get On Up, the James Brown story. Boseman discusses his preparation for the challenging role as the legendary artist, from the signature dance moves to the 'genius' of Brown's artistry.