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ADOS: Condo Kneegrows. A Black Revolutionary Response

By Christopher Marshall The American Descendants of Slaves, ADOS, condo kneegrows, the descendants of house slaves. This a hashtag who has taken the ashes of...

Jay-Z’s Politics Present More Than 99 Problems

Similar to the inspired look at the politics of Jay-Z by the kinds of "#BlackTwitter" genius exhibited above, Dr. Hate returns with a first verse...

That Time Toni Morrison Edited Muhammad Ali’s Autobiography

"'I don't like boxing, but he was a thing apart. His grace was almost appalling.'' -- Toni Morrison on Muhammad Ali, in the David Remnick book...

‘Mayor Pete’ and Rebranding Revolutions

It was again a pleasure to join By Any Means Necessary to talk Reparations, Black Godfather, New Orleans/Katrina, and general tendencies to rebrand potentially radical...

Tribute to Dr. James Turner and Africana Studies

Presentations and Panels

making debate great again...

Reparations: A Discussion with Drs. William Darity and Jared Ball

At the invitation of Dr. Keith Montgomery of Chaffey College Drs. William Darity and Jared Ball were asked their thoughts on reparations, racial wealth inequalities...

Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies

Drs. Carol Henderson, Dana Williams and Jared Ball discuss the state of Black / Africana Studies during what is the discipline's 50th anniversary. The event...

A Brief History of Pan-Africanism with Hakim Adi

Professor Hakim Adi was a guest of Dr. Herbert Brewer at Morgan State University. We discussed a history of Pan-Africanism, its history, contemporary relevance and...

Degrees of Propaganda: The University and Public Opinion

This talk was given as the keynote address to an open-session of the Faculty Senate at Howard University March 29, 2019. When black scholars hear...

From The Desk Of

contributor essays, articles, reports...

ADOS: Condo Kneegrows. A Black Revolutionary Response

By Christopher Marshall The American Descendants of Slaves, ADOS, condo kneegrows, the descendants of house slaves. This a hashtag who has taken the ashes of...

That Time Toni Morrison Edited Muhammad Ali’s Autobiography

"'I don't like boxing, but he was a thing apart. His grace was almost appalling.'' -- Toni Morrison on Muhammad Ali, in the David Remnick book...

BOOK REVIEW: Mumia Abu-Jamal And His Film Biographer Detail, And Damn To Hell, America’s Eternal War Machine

Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny. Book Two: America’s Favorite Pastime. Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria. Foreword by S. Brian Wilson, Afterword by David...

Indiana Prisons Engage in Suicidal Malpractice

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson As a captive population, prisoners have no choices about what, if any, medical and mental health care they receive. And, in...

This is black excellence The Space Program Album: Curriculum of the Mind

Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson and The Space Program Collective: A review by Tryon P. Woods This is black excellence.  Never mind Jay-Z and Kanye.  Forget...

Critical Media Literacy

from our extensive catalog archive...

Jay-Z’s Politics Present More Than 99 Problems

Similar to the inspired look at the politics of Jay-Z by the kinds of "#BlackTwitter" genius exhibited above, Dr. Hate returns with a first verse...

‘Mayor Pete’ and Rebranding Revolutions

It was again a pleasure to join By Any Means Necessary to talk Reparations, Black Godfather, New Orleans/Katrina, and general tendencies to rebrand potentially radical...

Fastball as Media Analysis

https://youtu.be/TD9IJ8wtKNc The documentary Fastball, in addition to giving us some fascinating background about baseball, also provides a great method for explaining the power of media....

John Singleton, Race and Film: News Roundup with Sputnik Radio

It was fun to be back with the Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik. We started off with...

Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies

Drs. Carol Henderson, Dana Williams and Jared Ball discuss the state of Black / Africana Studies during what is the discipline's 50th anniversary. The event...

Degrees of Propaganda: The University and Public Opinion

This talk was given as the keynote address to an open-session of the Faculty Senate at Howard University March 29, 2019. When black scholars hear...

Mueller, Media and Russia

A quick summary of the Mueller probe, its meaning and media coverage. https://youtu.be/69JmeU93vAs

A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X

"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...

Poverty Scholarship: Redistribution of Wealth and Ideas

We were joined in this edition by Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia, author and editor of Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, & Tears Across Mama...

The Fake Of News

"Fake News" is a fake of news in that its contemporary meaning, use, deployment masks an initial "fakeness" of "news" itself. Thanks to professor Gus...

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