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 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 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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal's ancestral DNA is revealed by Rick Kittles. Kittles is the leader of African Ancestry and the Director of the Center for Population Genetics at the University of Arizona.
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.
What Would Radical Feminist Flo Kennedy Say to Black Lives Matter
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal prompts Sherie Randolph to speculate what Flo Kennedy’s advice would be to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Randolph is an Associate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She recently published the biography, “Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical”.
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 sits down with Bettina Love to discuss Love’s new project, “Get Free: Hip Hop Civics Education”. Love is an Associate Professor of Education Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia and a 2016 Nasir Jones Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Center at Harvard University.
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.
In this special episode of Left of Black, Tsitsi Ella Jaji interviews Ed Pavlić on his lastest work, “Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners” (Fordham University Press, 2015). Pavlić is a poet, author, and a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
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.