This installment is called Black Power and Creative Expression, which showcases both local and national programming provided African-Americans vehicles to express themselves through art and performance.
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.
This black history month The Root is asking notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call My Black History. Professor Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained minister, a University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of nineteen books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His latest book is Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.
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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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor Rickey Vincent of University of California, Berkeley. Professor Vincent recently released his book, Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers.
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 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.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with Tanisha C. Ford about the inspriation for her new book,"Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul” (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Ford is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Lauryn Hill Performs Feeling Good on The Tonight Show
Lauryn Hill was a musical guest on"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", performing Nina Simone's "Feeling Good", from the tribute album Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone. Watch the performance below.
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.
Assata Shakur on how COINTELPRO Targeted the Panthers and Forced Her to Go Underground.
The Black Panther Party was targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO initiative, which sought to dismantle any organization or person deemed a threat to the “existing social and political order.” Shakur explains why she decided to leave the Black Panther Party and how the FBI began to target her specifically.
What Would Radical Feminist Flo Kennedy Say to Black Lives Matter
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal prompts Sherie Randolph to speculate what Flo Kennedy’s advice would be to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Randolph is an Associate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She recently published the biography, “Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical”.