Watch! Michael Eric Dyson swung by The Breakfast Club recently to break down his recently released book What Truth Sounds Like and hip-hop's impact on the culture. In this must watch conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, Dyson connects a 1963 meeting between Robert F. Kennedy and James Baldwin on race relations in the United States then to the current state of race in America now; on everything from Kanye West and Trump, to sports culture and take a knee; to Drake and the history of black face. Watch!
As news is breaking that NFL teams will be fined if players kneel during the National Anthem; listen to author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality Howard Bryant in conversation with NPR's Scott Simon about his recent book, The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, And The Politics Of Patriotism "that traces what he calls, the heritage black athletes have received from figures that include Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali to assert themselves not just as athletes, but citizens."