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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."
Watch! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was live May 8, 2018 for Between the Lines: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” a conversation delving into the significance of Hurston’s record of the life of Kossola, also known as Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known living survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade; within the larger context of slave narratives, and the impact of Hurston’s training as anthropologist and ethnographer on her literary works of fiction and non-fiction.
Moderated by Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Associate Professor, Director of Black Studies Program at City College of New York; the panel included: Deborah G. Plant, Zora Neale Hurston scholar and literary critic; Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl and editor of forthcoming anthology of black women writers (Ballentine Books); and Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora, author of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship “Clotilda” and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press). Read more to watch this extraordinary conversation on a major literary event!
Watch! Radical Reproductive Justice, in conversation moderated by journalist and editor, Linda Villarosa, along with book editors Loretta Ross and Lynn Roberts, and doulas Morgane Richardson and Rina Crane.
Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele in conversation with Akiba Solomon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on January 16, 2018.