Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio with composer and musician Neo Muyanga. Muyanga is the co-founder of the Pan African Space Station and is currently working on a libretto, Revolting Music.
Ferguson Shooting: Gunfire and Aftermath of Suspect on Ground
Police said they came under fire and then shot a man in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night. This clip was posted by the user Search4Swag, who regularly live tweets from protests in Ferguson. The user also tweeted that he himself was under arrest, and later, that he had been released
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman to talk about her strategies to provide guidance during the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Rev. Marshall Turman teaches Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School.
Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney and "Sing" Cast Perform "Wonderful Christmastime" (A Cappella)
Jimmy and The Roots join Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly for an a cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime." (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Liana and Jabari Asim to talk about protest and the criticism of pop culture figures. Liana Asim is a playwright and a librettist. Jabari Asim is an author, poet, and playwright.
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.
Malia Obama Follows in Dad's Footsteps...Going to Harvard!
The White House announced on Sunday, Malia Obama will attend Harvard University. The eldest Obama daughter will take a year off after she graduates high school before heading to the Ivy League college. She’s following in the footsteps of her father, who famously went to Harvard Law School. Malia Obama’s search for the right school has attracted a great deal of attention, though she somewhat gave the game away recently when she wore a Harvard shirt at her school’s college day. There was no...
Rescue operations were underway in Huruma estate, where a residential building collapsed trapping tens of people inside. Eight people were confirmed dead while six others were pulled out of the rubble.
According to Kenya Red Cross three adults and a child were pulled from the rubble and taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.
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”.