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 Jeffrey Q. McCune to discuss Black political discourse in Ferguson, Missouri, and McCune's new book, “Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing”. McCune is an Associate Professor teaching Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman to talk about her strategies to provide guidance during the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Rev. Marshall Turman teaches Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio with composer and musician Neo Muyanga. Muyanga is the co-founder of the Pan African Space Station and is currently working on a libretto, Revolting Music.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Liana and Jabari Asim to talk about protest and the criticism of pop culture figures. Liana Asim is a playwright and a librettist. Jabari Asim is an author, poet, and playwright.
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.