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Imprisoned People and Ideas with Dr. Joy James

Dr. Joy James joined us for this hour to discuss her work on “Imprisoned Intellectuals” and the particular placement of Black revolutionary women and mothers.

Dr. LaTasha Levy on Pan-Africanism in Theory and Praxis and Dr. James Turner

Dr. LaTasha Levy discusses her article, “Pan-Africanism in Theory and Praxis,” for a forthcoming book, Discourse on Africana Studies: James Turner and Paradigms of Knowledge.…

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…

An Introductory Critical Media Literacy (Video) Mixtape

The iMWiL! Introductory Critical Media Literacy (Video) Mixtape features interviews with Janine Jackson, Kali Akuno, Joy James, Claude Marks, Safiya Umoja Noble, Morgan Maxwell, music from…

Book Review: Michael Eric Dyson And “Official And Safe Lines Of Thought”

What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. Michael Eric Dyson. St. Martin’s Press, 294 pp. $24.99. Reviewed…

BOOK REVIEWS: ‘Lady Presidents’ and Black Radical Dreams Between Garvey And The Civil Rights Movement

  Set The World On Fire: Black Nationalist Women And The Global Struggle For Freedom. Keisha N. Blain. University of Pennsylvania Press, 264 pp., $34.95.…

Beggars On Horseback: Creating a Pan-African Power Paradigm for the 21st Century

Last month Reuters reported that :  More central banks in Europe revealed plans on Tuesday to hold yuan as part of their foreign currency reserves,…

Centering the African Collective: Lessons To Learn from Umar Johnson and Roland Martin

The exchange recently between Umar Johnson and Roland Martin exposed further many issues related to the breadth and depth of African-centered thought and work, imposed…

Rebirth of a Nation Within a Nation

I was happily involved in this panel after a screening of Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation today at the Library of Congress. Even with the unfortunate loss of the last 10 minutes of the panel it was a lively and important conversation.