Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal joins Professor Richard Powell in a walk through The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to discuss the works of Archibald Motley. Prof. Powell is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University as well as the curator of the "Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist" exhibit.
The Root Interviews Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life
Tufts Professor and Root Contributor Peniel Joseph has written a new biography of black power activist Stokely Carmichael. He is interviewed by The Root writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele. Stokely: A Life will be available for sale on March 4th.
Black-ish Woes: Is My Success Making My Child Less Driven?
At the heart of the ABC series Blackish lay one question: How do you go about instilling certain traits and values in your children about hard work and success if your kids are having a much more privileged upbringing than you had growing up? It's a question that is furrowing the collective eyebrows of middle-class and upper middle-class black parents who fear that their own successes will cause their children to not develop certain qualities that would help them get to the top.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Lerone A. Martin to discuss his top five foundational black preachers. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center of Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
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.
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor E. Patrick Johnson to talk about his play, Sweet Tea. Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Sweet Tea will be touring this spring at Williams College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Brown University.
Root TV: I'm Black, Undocumented & Torn About Obama's New Immigration Plans
In the Root TV segment above, Jonathan Jayes-Green spoke with The Root’s Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele about how Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration will affect his life, and why it is imperative that we connect the dots between the distrust that both black citizens and undocumented immigrants have for law-enforcement.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews w...
Left of Black Host Mark Anthony Neal and Natanya Duncan compare leaders and leadership through the eras of Black social movement from the UNIA to the Black Lives Matter. Duncan is an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Lehigh 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 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.
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.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal and guest Margo Natalie Crawford draw a line from the Black Power and Black Arts movements to today's Black Lives Matter movement through style and gestures. Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Cornell University.