This black history month The Root is asking notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call My Black History. Professor Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained minister, a University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of nineteen books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His latest book is Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.
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This Black History Month The Root is asking writers and other notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call 'My Black History'. Lorraine Toussaint is an award winning actress and producer. Recently, she’s received acclaimed reviews for her roles in Orange Is The New Black, Selma and currently stars in the fox series Rosewood.
Peabody Spotlight: Black Power and Creative Expression
This installment is called Black Power and Creative Expression, which showcases both local and national programming provided African-Americans vehicles to express themselves through art and performance.
Mardi Gras Indians Bring Colorful History to New Orleans
Roughly three dozen tribes, known collectively as the Mardi Gras Indians, perform in their neighborhoods on New Orleans during the big festival. Their origins date back to the 18th century, when slaves would gather to play traditional African music.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with Derrick White his memories of historian and scholar, Vincent Harding. White is a visiting associate professor teaching in the Department of History at Dartmouth College. White is the author of "The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Acitivism in the 1970s".
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to discuss President Obama’s position on race in America and the digitization of social movements. Bonilla-Silva is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University.