Jared A. Ball

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Jared A. Ball is the father of two brilliant and adorable daughters, Maisi (8) and Marley (6), and the fortunate husband of Nelisbeth Yariani Ball. After that he is an associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Ball is the author of I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press, 2011) and co-editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X (Black Classic Press, 2012). He can be found online at IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG.

CONTACT

Dr. Jared A. Ball / Morgan State University Communication Studies / 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD. 21251 / email: imixwhatilike@gmail.com / Twitter /Instagram/ FacebookYouTube

EXPERIENCE/ACADEMIC

Morgan State University, Associate Professor of Communication Studies (2011 – present) / Morgan State University, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (2006 – 2011) / University of Maryland at College Park, Lecturer, Black Studies (2004 – 2006) / Frostburg State University, Lecturer, Media Studies (2004 – 2006)

EXPERIENCE/PROFESSIONAL/PRACTICAL

Radio Programmer, Host, Producer, WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio, Washington, D.C. (2002 – present – “iMiXWHATiLiKE” Fridays 10a-11a), Co-host with Catalina Byrd of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles (2014 – present – Weekdays on RapStation.com and WEAA 89.3 FM, Baltimore), Producer/Host with The Real News Network (2014 – present), Columnist with Black Agenda Report (2006 – 2012) Producer/Founder of FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show (2002 – 2010)

EDUCATION

University of Maryland at College Park, Ph.D. in Journalism and Media Studies (2005) Cornell University, M.P.S. in Africana Studies (2001) Frostburg State University, B.S. in History (1999)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“A New Apartheid: Media Consolidation and Black America,” The Black Scholar, Spring, 2014.

“Hip-Hop Fight Club: Radical Theory, Education, and Practice In and Beyond the Classroom,” Radical Teacher, No. 97, (Fall) 2013.

“Tyler Perry and the Mantan Manifesto,” Baruti N. Kopano and Jared A. Ball in Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Jamel Bell & Ronald L. Jackson II (Eds.), New York: Taylor & Francis / Routledge Transformations in Race and Media Series, 2013.

A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, (Eds.) Jared Ball and Todd S. Burroughs, Baltimore: Black Classic Press, September 2012.

“A Black Nationalist Raised by a White Jew?” in Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love and Struggle, J. Love Calderon (Ed.), Love-N-Liberation Press, May 2012.

I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto, Baltimore, MD: AK Press, 2011.

“I Mix What I Like! In Defense and Appreciation of the Rap Music Mixtape as ‘Dissident’ and ‘National’ Communication,” International Journal of Communication, vol. 5, 2011, 278-297.

“In Living Colors: A Black Man with a White Mother Examines the Concept of Multiracial Identity– Past, Present and Future,” B.L.A.C. Detroit: Black Life, Arts and Culture Magazine, February, 2011.

“Anti-Colonial Media: The Continuing Impact of Robert Allen’s Black Awakening in Capitalist America,” The Black Scholar, vol. 40, no. 2, Summer 2010, 11-23.

“Beyond Health Disparities: Examining Power Disparities and Industrial Complexes from theViews of Frantz Fanon (Part 1)” in The Journal of Pan-African Studies, vol.3, no.8, June 2010. Co- authored with The Fanon Project: Drs. Mark Bolden, Chante DeLoach, Alex Pieterse, Otis Williams, Sirein Awadalla.

“Communicating Liberation in Washington, DC.” In Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy. Ronald Walters and Toni-Michelle Travis, (Eds.). Lanham, MD. Lexington Books, Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010.

“Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion by Adam Haupt” {Book Re- view} in The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, vol. 4, no. 1, June 2009.

“FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show: A Case Study in ‘Mixtape Radio’ and Emancipatory Journalism” in The Journal of Black Studies, vol. 39, no. 4, March 2009.

“Derrick Bell,” and “COINTELPRO: Counter Intelligence Program,” entries included in Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty- First Century. Paul Finkelman, (Ed.). Oxford University Press, February 2, 2009.

“Barack Obama, ‘Connected Distance,’ Race and 21st Century Neo-Colonialism” in The Black Scholar, vol. 38, Issue 4. Winter 2008.

“Mixtape Inc. and the Definitive Incorporation of Dissident Culture” {Film Review} in The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture from Words, Beats and Life, vol. 3, no. 2, Fall 2008.

“Communicating the Logic and Language of Black Liberation” in The Journal of Pan-African Studies, vol. 2, no. 5, July 2008.

“Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership and Hip-Hop Culture by Yvonne Bynoe” {Book Review} in The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Vo. 3, No. 1, January 2007.

“In Search of ‘B-SPAN’: The Promise of Black Media Self-determination Now.” New York Amsterdam News; 5/11/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 20, p13. Co-authored with Todd Steven Burroughs.

Other commentaries, essays, interviews and statements have appeared in the Amsterdam News, DC Indy Media, Free Speech Radio News, The Institute for Public Accuracy, Black Commentator.com, Black Agenda Report.com, LefTurn Magazine, Socialist Worker, The Nation, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), San Francisco Bay View, DaveyD.com, Free Press Media Re- form Daily, Democracy Now!, TheGrio.com, TheRoot.com, The Washington Post, Common Dreams, Al Jazeera (English) and VoxUnion.com. Dr. Ball also now serves on the editorial board of The Black Scholar Journal.

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

“For Hip-Hop: Amiri Baraka and Black Radical Art,” The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Spring, 2014.

“Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson and Spatial Entitlement an Interview with Dr. Jared A. Ball,” The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Spring 2014.

Gangsta Rap: An Unholy Collaboration Between Gangstas From the Streets and Gangstas From the Suites, by C. Delores Tucker, Eds. A. Peter Bailey, Clem McCoy, Todd Steven Burroughs and Jared A. Ball.

“Stokely: A Review of ‘Our Premier Interpreter’ of Black Power Studies,” The Black Scholar, Spring 2015.

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“Narrative Dilemmas: Black Studies, Hip-Hop, Politics and Beyond,” Loyola University, African and African American Studies Lecture Series, November 18, 2014

“Malcolm, Martin and Mass Media,” Library of Congress, January 29, 2014.

“Internal Colonialism and Continuing Colonialisms,” Temple University, November 14, 2013.

“Capitalism and Racism,” Capitalism: Racial and Social Justice Orientation Workshop at CUNY Law School, August 12, 2013.

“Not Yet Unchained: Django and Lincoln’s (Ab)Use of History as False Transcendence,” Black History Month presentation at Bellevue College, WA. February 27, 2013.

“A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference ‘Reinvigorating Social Theory; Redefining Political Struggle,’” conference participant/presenter. April 26, 2012, New York, NY. Columbia, University.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Radical Tradition,” keynote presentation at the 22nd Annual Students of Color Conference, Highline Community College, Seattle, WA. April 20, 2012.

“Internal Colonialism in the Age of Obama,” panel presentation at the Left Forum Conference, New York, March 17, 2012.

“Media and Democracy and the Coming Upheaval” at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), part of the Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights, February 16, 2012.

“Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” a panel discussion, February 15th 2012 at the University of Maryland at College Park.

“Reading Hip Hop: Off the Records, In the Books,” presentation made to the Center for Worker Education at CUNY, New York, NY. September 9, 2011. “Beyond the Beats: Towards a Radical Analysis of the State of Hip-Hop,” with Dr. Chris Tinson, Rosa Clemente and Mariama White-Hammond. Presentation delivered during the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Boston, MA. April 9, 2011.

“Drawing Some Political Lines: Ideology in Hip-Hop,” delivered during the second annual “Is Hip-Hop History?” conference at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education, February 26, 2011.

“The Boondocks and Black Power Media: Revolutionizing the Black Public Sphere,” with Drs. Mark Bolden and Chante Deloach. Delivered during “Diversity Week” at Highline Community College in Seattle, WA. January 18, 2011.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Press: Assassination of Body and Image,” delivered during “Diversity Week” at Highline Community College in Seattle, WA. January 18, 2011.

“Social Movements v. Social Media: The Internet Myth and Our Newton’s Laws.” Paper presented at the Maryland Communications Association conference, Frostburg, MD. October 23, 2010.