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 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 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 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.
Left of Black With Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. to talk about teaching our children about sex, black masculinity, and state violence against black men. Daniels and Jackson recently published a book together titled, “Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money and Religion”. Daniels is an award-winning journalist and author. Professor Jackson is a cultural anthropologist, filmmaker, and the Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the...
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to discuss President Obama’s position on race in America and the digitization of social movements. Bonilla-Silva is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University.
Left of Black With 'Angry Black White Boy’s' Adam Mansbach
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 talks with Derrick White his memories of historian and scholar, Vincent Harding. White is a visiting associate professor teaching in the Department of History at Dartmouth College. White is the author of "The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Acitivism in the 1970s".
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Ashley Farmer to discuss the Black Power movement of the 1960’s influence on the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Farmer is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of History at Duke University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in studio with documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Nelson is known for his films Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, and, Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with spoken word poet, Dasan Ahanu. Ahanu is also an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Augustine’s University and a 2015 –2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archives at the W.E.B Du Bois institute.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with the Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University Valerie Ashby to talk about her career path through chemistry to become a senior level academic administrator.
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.