This teenager used her father's Diabetes diagnosis as motivation for The Happy Organization--youth-lead nonprofit with a mission to engage/educate/inspire generations of healthy, active, positive, purposeful youth.
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”.
There's a refugee crisis in Italy and there's hardly anyone talking about it. Over 150,000 Africans migrated across the Mediterranean for safety and thousands have died on their way. This is their story.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is join by Thomas Allen Harris to talk about his new film, “Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” and modern photographic documentation of social movements.
While it's a beautiful thing to celebrate suffragette Susan B. Anthony, we'd be remiss if we didn't call out her explicit exclusion of black people. "I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman." -Susan B. Anthony
Kerry Washington is beloved as Olivia Pope on "Scandal" and she's nominated for an Emmy for playing Anita Hill in the HBO movie Confirmation. There's also buzz that she might get nominated for an Oscar for her role in a scary new thriller that was inspired by real life events. (Jimmy Kimmel Live)