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Left of Black S3:E7 |  Hip-Hop, Religion & The Black Church

October 29, 2012

Left of Black host and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Monica R. Miller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lewis & Clark College and author of  Religion and Hip-Hop(Routledge, 2012);  Ebony Utley, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach and  author Rap and Religion: Understanding The Gangsta’s God (Praeger 2012); and Emmett G. Price III, Associate Professor of Music and African-American Studies at Northeastern University and editor  The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide (Scarecrow Press, 2012).

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Religion, Politics and the Black Church on the March 12th Left of Black
Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype© by Professor Obery M. Hendricks, author of The Universe Bends Towards Justice (Orbis Books) and visiting scholar at The Institute of Research and African American Studies in the department of Religion at Columbia University.  Hendricks shares his recent experience at singer Whitney Houston’s home going ceremony, and explains how it gave people access to traditions in the Black church.  Neal and Hendricks discuss why gospel music does not get the same kind of criticism as contemporary R&B and hip-hop for not being conscious and engaged in the world.  Lastly, Hendricks discusses the biblical vision of economic society. 
Later, Neal is joined via Skype© by Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou who is a documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor, theologian, and author of the book Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy (Campbell & Cannon Press).  Rev. Sekou shares about his relationship with the late Manning Marable and discusses the breakthrough religious concepts in Marable’s last book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Penguin Group).  Sekou highlights the importance of holding President Barack Obama accountable, and discusses homosexuality and hip-hop in the context of the Black church.
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Left of Black is recorded and produced at the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University 
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Religion, Politics and the Black Church on the March 12th Left of Black

Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype© by Professor Obery M. Hendricks, author of The Universe Bends Towards Justice (Orbis Books) and visiting scholar at The Institute of Research and African American Studies in the department of Religion at Columbia University.  Hendricks shares his recent experience at singer Whitney Houston’s home going ceremony, and explains how it gave people access to traditions in the Black church.  Neal and Hendricks discuss why gospel music does not get the same kind of criticism as contemporary R&B and hip-hop for not being conscious and engaged in the world.  Lastly, Hendricks discusses the biblical vision of economic society. 

Later, Neal is joined via Skype© by Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou who is a documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor, theologian, and author of the book Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy (Campbell & Cannon Press).  Rev. Sekou shares about his relationship with the late Manning Marable and discusses the breakthrough religious concepts in Marable’s last book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Penguin Group).  Sekou highlights the importance of holding President Barack Obama accountable, and discusses homosexuality and hip-hop in the context of the Black church.

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Left of Black airs at 1:30 p.m. (EST) on Mondays on the Ustream channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/left-of-black. Viewers are invited to participate in a Twitter conversation with Neal and featured guests while the show airs using hash tags #LeftofBlack or #dukelive.

Left of Black is recorded and produced at the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University

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Follow Left of Black on Twitter: @LeftofBlack

Follow Mark Anthony Neal on Twitter: @NewBlackMan

Follow Obery Hendricks: @UniverseBends

Follow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou on Twitter: @RevSekou

 

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