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Slavery Reparations

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: understanding the arguments for reparations for slavery and whether or not they are achievable. Guests: Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor, Ohio State University department of history William Darity Jr., professor of public policy, Duke... Read More »

Two Events Making Duke the Center of Black Dance

Monday, February 17, 2020
The upcoming Afro-Feminist Performance Routes symposium and the Collegium for African Diasporic Dance highlight the contributions of Black dance, allowing artists, dancers, students, faculty, and the wider Durham community to share in critical inquiry and inspiration. Read More

'Hair Love,' Remembering Kobe Bryant and Michael Vick's Road to Redemption

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Popular culture experts Natalie Bullock Brown and Mark Anthony Neal join host Frank Stasio in this installment of #Backchannel to talk about representation in animated film and how the short disrupts assumptions about black fathers. They also pay tribute to the recently-deceased Los Angeles... Read More »

A Reparations Roadmap for 21st Century Black Americans

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Could financial reparations reduce the racial wealth gap? What else could the United States government do to make amends to black Americans for the crimes of slavery and subsequent injustices? Guests: William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and... Read More »

Five Decades of African American Studies at Trinity

Monday, February 10, 2020
Thanks to 50 brave Duke black students who, in 1969, orchestrated a takeover of the Allen Building demanding a call for action beyond the desegregation of Duke campus that occurred six years prior, not only has the undergraduate student population grown to include approximately 10% black... Read More »

Said@Duke: Jamillah Karim

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Author Jamillah Karim participated in last week’s Black Muslim Atlantic Symposium honoring the legacy of C. Eric Lincoln.  Read More

Introducing Black Hair Defined

Monday, February 3, 2020
“When we talk about Black aesthetics, we’re usually talking about the production of art, literature, theater and these sorts of things,” Duke University historian Jasmine Cobb told HuffPost.  Cobb is an expert in media depictions of Black people throughout history, and her forthcoming book... Read More »

Naomi Lilly '20 is Disrupting Arts & Entertainment

Monday, February 3, 2020
Duke senior Naomi Lilly has just launched a new kind of online community. Her company, NAL-Nay Lilly is “creating networking opportunities for silenced voices in the media industry.” Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of this arts project, which is informed by Lilly’s own creative practice,... Read More »

Andre Mego '20 Blends Pre-Med, Writing and Hip Hop

Monday, February 3, 2020
I took all the 9th Wonder classes here: History of Hip Hop (co-taught with Mark Anthony Neal, Department of African and African-American Studies), Black Popular Culture, Hip Hop Production, and a class taught with Professor Francis L. Roberts (Duke Music). Students can... Read More »

Dick Gregory and the History of Black Comedy and Activism

Monday, February 3, 2020
Mark Anthony Neal explains why comedy has been a regular means of resistance Watch

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