Enjoy some rare hip-hop history, film and discussion with Ron Lawrence.
The leadership of our School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University has encouraged that professors like myself find ways this semester to incorporate into our work the new book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Noah is the South African-born, biracial, Colored comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Copies have been distributed to students and faculty alike and I anticipate there being a flurry of engagement for courses in media studies as Noah’s book has plenty to offer.
Featuring host, producer and researcher Sisa this new project is a news, politics and entertainment show by and for young people. In this, episode 1 (pilot), Sisa covers her namesake, Bartolina Sisa and Indigenous Women’s Day, interviews Marley Ball and talks about dj sensation Dj Kool Flash.
Filmmaker, activist and author Iris Morales joined us for a discussion of her new book, Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976, and many related issues from women in political struggle, feminism, Puerto Rican liberation, socialism, internationalism, race and colonialism and so much more.
Bruce L. Turner, descendant of Nat Turner, discusses the life and legacy of his great-great-great-grandfather. This was an event convened by Dr. Otis Williams and the African Psychology Student Association at Bowie State University.
Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) is remembered in this discussion with long time international organizers Rosa Clemente, veteran scholar and activist and former Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee and Netfa Freeman currently with Pan-African Community Action (PACA) based in Washington, DC.
Kwabena Sakidi Jijaga Rasuli of the Clear the Airwaves Project joined us to discuss the politics of radio, the relationship between lived condition and media environment and movements occurring around the country to rid radio of “the wratchet.”