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 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 with Regina Bradley and Julius Bailey
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Julius Bailey and Regina Bradley to talk about hip hop and the academy. Recently, Bradley contributed to and Bailey edited the volume, "The Cultural Impact of Kanye West."
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Erica Lorraine Williams about her new book, "Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements". Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Quincy T. Mills to discuss his book, "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America". Professor Mills teaches history at Vassar College.
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 visits with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in the Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. Zollar and her dance troupe, Urban Bush Women are partaking in a two-week residency at Duke University. Urban Bush Women celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Rev. Raphael Warnock to talk about the state of the black church and his new book, "The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness". Rev. Warnock is the senior pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.