Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor Guthrie Ramsey Jr. to talk about how music today is made, shared, and studied. Prof. Ramsey is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania and recently published, "The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebob".
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 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 sits down with Professor Emily Lordi to discuss her new book, "Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature". Professor Lordi is an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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 is joined by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Gaye Theresa Johnson. Professor Johnson teaches in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal speaks to Professor Ruth Nicole Brown about her new book, "Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood". Professor Brown is an assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African Studies, and the Ethnography of the University Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Alexis De Veaux to talk about Bell Hooks, Beyoncé, and feminism. De Veaux is a retired Women's Studies Professor from the University of New York at Buffalo and recently released the novel, Yabo.
Jimmy, Adele & The Roots Sing "Hello" (w/Classroom Instruments)
Adele joins Jimmy and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform "Hello" with classroom instruments. Instrument list below: Adele - vocals, flip phone Jimmy Fallon - wood block, huge bass drum, Casio keyboard Questlove - hand clappers, orange shaker Kamal Gray - xylophone James Poyser - melodica Captain Kirk - ukulele Tuba Gooding Jr.
Mark Anthony Neal is joined by TheRoot.com's own David Swerdlick to talk about modern journalism and Obama's influence on his career. Later, Mark is joined my Esther Armah to discuss her Emotional Justice Project and its holiday campaign for forgiveness, The F-Word.
How a Bout of Depression Led to Dwayne Johnson's Career-Defining Moment | Master Class | OWN
After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Yaba Blay to talk about her new book (1) Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Yaba Blay is an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.
Left of Black with Chaunesti Webb, Lakeisha Coffey, and Claudia Milian
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Chaunesti Webb and Lakeisha Coffey to talk about their upcoming play, I Love My Hair: The Remix. I Love My Hair: The Remix will be opening at the ManBites Dog Theater on January 16, 2014. Later Professor Claudia Milian discuss her new book, Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies. Professor Milian teaches at Duke University.