'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 Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and share insight  into the tension surrounding how his 2003 rape allegation is being talked about in the wake of his death.

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