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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Husband and Wife Team, Taffi and JG Ayodele, created Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats. We spoke to the founders of Thandos for Color Creatives, our video series highlighting the wave of black innovators in several creative industries.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz brought their son to the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. Alicia wore a fitted red gown and Swizz opted for a black suit, but it was little Egypt who stole the show in a red letterman's jacket and matching red Converse kicks.
Assata Shakur Describes the New Jersey Turnpike Shooting
Shakur describes the series of events that took place on May 2, 1973, on the New Jersey Turnpike led to her being accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and gravely injuring Trooper James Harper. Shakur was shot twice during the incident, and maintains that she was treated inhumanely during her time in the hospital where she remained in custody.
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 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.
This Black History Month The Root is asking writers and other notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call 'My Black History'. Lorraine Toussaint is an award winning actress and producer. Recently, she’s received acclaimed reviews for her roles in Orange Is The New Black, Selma and currently stars in the fox series Rosewood.