“From the opening track and lead single, the Jackson-penned “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” (with that precoital purr in the beginning), Off the Wall was a timeless endeavor in pure pop pleasure. Drawing references to Star Wars (“the force”) with a pulsating rhythm that can still move an ass—or a thousand—35 years later, “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” was the ideal reintroduction for Jackson, finding a spot on both the pop charts and the dance floor. The song earned Jackson his first Grammy Award as a solo artist for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.”—Mark Anthony Neal
Don Cheadle on the set of MILES AHEAD.
Baldwin in Durham, NC. Happy Birthday, Jimmy!
USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming in the United States, unveils SwimToday campaign to encourage youth and their parents to look at competitive swimming as a regular sports activity.
"The Praise House"— Boone Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, SC.
27.74. 50 Meter Freestyle. YMCA Long Course Nationals. Indianapolis. Won heat. Seeded 85 out of 161. Finished 31st. Personal Best. #BlackGirlsSwimFast.
Left of Black Summer Special (vol. 2): Alexis De Veaux Discusses Her New Novel, The Erotic Life of the Classroom and Popular Feminism
Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Alexis De Veaux, Professor Emeriti of Global Gender Studies at the University at Buffaloand the author of several books including Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde and the just published novel Yabo.
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Black Scholars—The CSI Edition. #TBT with Tracy Sharpley-Whiting at Duke in 2006.
On stage at the Guggenheim celebrating the art of Carrie Mae Weems. (April 2014)