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 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.
The Root Staff Discusses Raven-Symoné's Contradictory Comments on 'What is American'
In Raven-Symoné's attempt to argue that 'American' is a broad category that includes people from all ethnicities, she spoke as if all Americans are mixed-race or perhaps not clear about their ancestry.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Rev. Raphael Warnock to talk about the state of the black church and his new book, "The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness". Rev. Warnock is the senior pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Watch The Root Staff Discuss the Midterm Elections with Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams
The Root is doing an occasional series of interviews with up-and-coming politicians. Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams, an honoree in The Root 100 for 2014, is a leader in the voter-registration movement in her state. She speaks with The Root’s Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele about the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections.
Left of Black with Stephane Dunn and Esther Iverem
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Stephane Dunn and Esther Iverem to talk about black filmmaking and the 2014 awards season. Dunn is an Assistant Professor of English and the Co-Director of Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies at Morehouse College. Iverem is the founder and editor of SeeingBlack.com.
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.
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 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.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Rapsody to talk about her music, influences, and the gender dynamics in hip hop. Rapsody released her new single, 'Hard to Choose' this week, Rapsody's forthcoming album 'Beauty and The Beast" will be released on October 7th, 2014.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Yaba Blay to talk about her new book (1) Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Yaba Blay is an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Karla FC Holloway to talk about her new book, 'Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature' and President Obama. Professor Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies.