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'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 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.
Lupita Nyong'o reveals a few of her (many) talents, from speaking Swahili: and Spanish, to showing off her impressive hula hoop skills. The Oscar-winning actress also reflects on what it was like to move to Mexico at age 16 without her parents, how she learned to cry on demand, what life was like as a Hollywood production assistant, and what it took to bring her upcoming Star Wars character to life.
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