Left of Black’s host Mark Anthony Neal interviews author Adam Mansbach in a special episode recorded in front of a live audience. Mansbach is an author whose works include “Angry Black White Boy”, “The End of the Jews”, and “Rage is Back”.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal and guest Margo Natalie Crawford draw a line from the Black Power and Black Arts movements to today's Black Lives Matter movement through style and gestures. Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Cornell University.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Lerone A. Martin to discuss his top five foundational black preachers. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center of Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Sheena C. Howard to discuss Howard’s book, “Black Queer Identity Matrix” and the importance of a black, gay charater on ‘Empire’. Howard is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Rider 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 Lynnell L. Thomas to discuss the parallels between Ferguson and New Orleans. Thomas is an Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Thomas recently published a book entitled, “Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory”.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio with Nicole Fleetwood to talk about the Black icon. Fleetwood is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Fleetwood’s latest book, “On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination” is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in June 2015.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Joel Christian Gill to talk about his graphic novels, “Strange Fruit vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History” and “Tales of the Talented Tenth”. Gill is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Left of Black Host Mark Anthony Neal and Natanya Duncan compare leaders and leadership through the eras of Black social movement from the UNIA to the Black Lives Matter. Duncan is an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Lehigh University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Daryl Michael Scott to discuss the importance of Black History Month. Scott is a Professor of History at Howard University and the President of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Jasmine Nichole Cobb to talk about her new book, “Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century”. Cobb is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, and African and African American Studies at Duke University.
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.