This event convened by the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and their Eddie Conway Liberation Institute in Baltimore, MD. was a great honor and pleasure to participate in. The goal […]
Many thanks to The Africa World Now Project, Dr. James Pope, Mwiza Munthali and Tim Jones, Tim Hicks of The Cornel West Theory and Ka’ba Akintunde for this event and […]
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Panel 3 #WordsMatter: Mobilization & Expressive culture Moderators Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Communications, Morgan State University, Founder and Host, iMiXWHATiLiKE! (@imixwhatilike); and Mark […]
This was a talk given by Rosa Clemente April 26, 2015 in Colorado Springs at The Butler Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
In collaboration with Mr. Tom Porter we’ve attempted to chronicle the brilliance and analyses of our elders by launching this virtual lecture series with Dr. Robert Rhodes. Rhodes is a […]
This was a talk given as part of Goucher College‘s Peace Studies series on Black Lives Matter. Audio:
From Community Cinema: “The Q&A of Community Cinema DC’s presentation of “American Denial” was one of the rare moments when the entire audience remained in their seats after the film […]
This was a talk given February 26, 2015 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, was quoted recently as saying that, “It was when I was watching the second Obama inauguration that I started to really worry that […]
Our recent book talk at the University of Maryland (2-18-15) Get a copy of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X from Black Classic Press! – More from […]
2014 Optimal Health for Black Men Conference Rites of Passage as Preparation/Rites of Passage as Prevention November 4th 2014 Morgan State University 8:30am-4:30pm Sponsored by the Black Men’s Optimal Health […]
In this fascinating presentation from D.O.P.E. 2014 Dr. Mark Bolden honors Tata K.K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau with a wide-ranging and powerful look at African perspectives on health, hip-hop and community. Kotuswa mu […]
We pay tribute to the late Chokwe Lumumba (August 2, 1947 – February 25, 2014) by reposting this classic speech of his from African Liberation Day in Washington, DC 2008. […]
In the video: Baba Zak Kondo THE “BLACK MESSIAH” THE LIFE AND ASSASSINATION OF MALCOLM X WHO KILLED HIM AND WHY? A POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL FORUM ON THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY […]
Hip-Hop is no different than any other cultural expression in that when not organized, “nationalized,” or conscious of its particular use at any given moment, it too can become an […]
Over the years I’ve developed versions of this presentation and have been asked for copies. I just started messing with Prezi and put the latest version there. These are visuals […]
This is a classic lecture from John G. Jackson about his work Christianity Before Christ.
We went intellectual-digital-crate-digging and found excerpts from a 2009 interview conducted with professor Robert Allen about his development and use of Internal Colonialism Theory and from later that same year […]
Dr. Scot Brown, author of Fighting For US, invited me to discuss A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X with one of his classes at UCLA. Dr. Brown’s […]
This is a 1996 speech on pan-Africanism delivered in 1996 by Kwame Ture at the late Elombe Brath’s Patrice Lumumbia Coalition gathering in New York.
A discussion of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X. This event took place November 5, 2013 at the East Columbia Branch of the Howard County Library in […]
This event was hosted by the Center for Media Justice and Free Press on December 24th 2013 at Bus Boys and Poets in Washington D.C. The panel was moderated by […]
The Intent, History and Legacy of Activism and Scholarship in Africana Studies: A Conversation with Dr. James Turner
Dr. James Turner is the founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center established in 1969 at Cornell University. Having himself been part of and impacted by burgeoning political and cultural […]
A presentation on internal colonialism, popular culture, hip-hop, and psychological warfare.
During this week’s 28th annual Kemetic Studies Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) a panel was convened on the continuing relevance of Kemetic Womanhood. Dr. Valethia […]
Dr. Greg Carr speaking at the 28th annual Kemetic Studies conference convened by the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations gave this rousing talk: “Translation and Recovery: Intellectual Work […]
I was asked to visit CUNY Law School today to discuss capitalism and social justice… Among those who drive now and those who have driven previously the traditions or lineages […]
This is truly a brilliant presentation given by Dr. Greg Carr on the life, history and political/cultural “genealogy” of Dr. John Henrik Clarke at the 1998 (November) gathering of the […]
Paul Robeson, Jr. spoke at this symposium on The Counter Intelligence Program arranged by former Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney. September 22, 2005.
During this 2013 commemoration of Malcolm X’s assassination – and between some powerful presentations two of which are included here – we found it appropriate and fitting to include discussion […]
Emory Douglas gave this rousing lecture on his history as an artist with the Black Panther Party June 24, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. for the Friend Of a Friend prison […]
This was a presentation given at the Passing the Ball: Race and Sports conference at Temple University. In 1913 James Sullivan, the U.S. minister to the Dominican Republic said: “I deem it […]
Activists and scholars gathered April 4, 2013 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event’s focus was the particular relationship Dr. King had […]
At this year’s DOPE (Dialogue On Progressive Enlightenment) Conference we were fortunate to hear this powerful lecture on the historic media battle waged between Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. DuBois by Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs. Dr. Burroughs put […]
v Django and Lincoln from Jared Ball on Vimeo. Thanks to Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. for the invitation to take another shot at the political function of these films and films […]
(Symposium) Edutainment: The Limitations of the Form from Words Beats & Life on Vimeo. This was a panel convened by Words, Beats and Life in 2012. “This panel seeks to […]
This collection of essays by black scholars and activists, edited by Jared Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs, is a critical response to Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Malcolm X: A […]
An Interview about I Mix What I Like! from VoxUnion Media on Vimeo. This was a taped discussion/interview to be used for a class run by Dr. Stephen Ferguson at North Carolina A&T.* *April […]
Though the discussion here was not of our book, A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, it does speak directly to the issue(s) we raise therein. During their […]
A discussion about the omitted politics of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at SUNY New Paltz.
As a follow up and response to his keynote address on the state of mass media and journalism Robert McChesney sat down this morning with Jared Ball for a discussion of that address. This […]
An Al Jazeera / Riz Khan Show panel discussion on Manning Marable’s A Life of Reinvention…
Dr. Chris Tinson, Rosa Clemente, Mariama White-Hammond and Jared Ball participated at this year’s (2011) National Conference for Media Reform held in Boston, MA. and looked to expand and promote this concept of “hip-hop […]
Rosa Clemente and Jared Ball addressed the topic of “The Rap on Politics” during the second annual “Is Hip-Hop History?” conference at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education. In […]