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Left of Black S4:E19:  Urban Bush Women Celebrate Thirty Years of Art & Struggle

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Woman On stage at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater, Zollar discusses the history of the group, the importance of community engagement and its current stage works.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Left of Black S4:E18:  The Story Behind ‘We Shall Overcome’ and Other Anthems of Black Resistance

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor Shana Redmond author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (New York University Press).  Redmond, a professor American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, examines the role of well known anthems of Black resistance including, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “To Be Young Gifted and Black” and “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.”

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Left of Black S4:E17:  The Role of Black Barbers from Slavery until the Civil Rights Era

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor Quincy T. Mills, author of  Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America (University of Pennsylvania Press).  Mills, a Professor of History at Vassar College, reveals the unique role that Black barbers have played in the cultural, economic and political life of Blacks since Slavery.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Left of Black S4:E16:  Parenting in “Post-Race” America and the Role of Black Public Intellectuals

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor David Ikard, author of  Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America (Indiana University Press) in a discussion about parenting in a “post-race” society and the role of Black Public Intellectuals.Professor Ikard teaches English and African-American Studies at the University of Miami.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Left of Black S4:E15:  The Latining of America + Creating Alternative Images of Black Women

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in-studio by Duke Professor Claudia Millian, author of Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies (University of Georgia Press).  

Later, Neal sits down with actress Lakeisha Coffey and writer/director Chaunesti Webb, who discuss Webb’s play, I Love My Hair: The Remix, which opens at the ManBites Dog Theater on January 16, 2014. 

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Left of Black S4:E14:  How Black Power Transformed Soul Music

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Rickey Vincent, author of Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music (Chicago Review Press).  Vincent, a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, is also the author of the classic Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One (1996)

Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Left of Black S4:E13:  The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem & Shifting the Lens on Race

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by historians Davarian Baldwin (Trinity College) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas) for a discussion of their new co-edited volume Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem.

Later Neal is joined, via Skype, by Professor Yaba Blay, to talk about her new book (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Blay is co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Left of Black S4:E12:  Journalism in the Obama Era & the Emotional Justice Movement

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in studio by David Swerdlick, longtime columnist and associate editor of The Root.com.

Later Neal is joined, via Skype, by journalist and playwright Esther Armah, currently a columnist for Alternet.org and a regular contributor to MSNBC. Armah is creator of “Emotional Justice Unplugged,” a multi-platform, multimedia, public arts and conversation series. 

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Follow Left of Black on Twitter: @leftofblack 

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Left of Black S4:E11:  The Politics of Hip-Hop & the Hip-Hop of Queerness w/ Jasiri X, C. Riley Snorton & Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined, via Skype, by artist and activist Jasiri X, who discusses the value of social media, his work with legendary activist Harry Belafonte and the 1Hood Media Academy.

Later Neal is joined, also via Skype, by C. Riley Snorton and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan to discuss a special issue of the journal Palimpsest dedicated to the Queerness of Hip-Hop | The Hip-Hop of Queerness.  Snorton, an assistant professor of Communications at Northwestern and the author of the forthcoming Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press), is the co-editor of the special issue along with noted writer and critic Scott Poulson Bryant, and Sullivan, an assistant professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, contributed the essay  Fat Mutha: Hip Hop’s Queer Corpulent Poetics

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Follow Left of Black on Twitter: leftofblack

Follow Mark Anthony Neal on Twitter: @NewBlackMan

Follow Jasiri X on Twitter:  @Jasiri_X

Follow C. Riley Snorton on Twitter: @CRileySnorton

Follow Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on Twitter: @Mecca_Jamilah

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Left of Black S4:E8:  Soul Power TV—Soul Train and the Birth of ‘Black’ Talk TV

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined, via Skype, by Ericka Blount Danois, an award-winning journalist and author of Love, Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments.

Neal is later joined via Skype by Chicago-based media scholar Devorah Heitner, author of Black Power TV (Duke University Press), which examines first generation public affairs programs such as Inside Bed-StuySay BrotherSoul!and Black Journal.

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Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.

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Episodes of Left of Black are also available for free download in @ iTunes U

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Follow Left of Black on Twitter: leftofblack

Follow Mark Anthony Neal on Twitter: @NewBlackMan

Follow Ericka Blount Danois on Twitter:  @ErickaBlount

Follow Devorah Heitner on Twitter: @DevorahHeitner

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