Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Stacks and Crates

selections from our collections...

Pan-Africanism and The #ADOS Phenomenon

Thanks to Baltimore's Reality Speaks and Pleasant Hope Baptist Church for hosting this conversation. The full video will be coming soon from the good folks...

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...

Race, Rebellion and Reporting: The Kerner Commission at 50

  “Can you hear me? ... I’m Screaming from way down here below!” – Hugh Masekela   I. INTRODUCTION “Chief Blame for Riots Put on...

Image Weaponry and The Cuban Example

I and some others were asked recently by Dhoruba bin-Wahad to consider the story (below) from Al Jazeera's The Listening Post at the end of...

Dr. James Turner and Africana Studies Tribute

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...

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...

Dr. James Turner: Internal Colonialism Summarized

In this never before published short interview with Dr. James Turner, legendary founding Chair of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, summarizes...

An iMWiL! EXCLUSIVE: Book Excerpt: POLICE FORCED: The Case of Earl Faison, By Lawrence Hamm (with Annette M. Alston)

Thursday night, the People's Organization for Progress, a New Jersey progressive activist group, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the police killing of a Black...

Critical Media Literacy

from our extensive catalog archive...

‘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...

The Green Book and The Vernon Philosophy Of Black Media Avoidance

“I got a call from Mahershala Ali, a very, very respectful phone call, from him personally. He called me and my Uncle Maurice in which...

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