…..have openly demoted themselves to special correspondents. I’d like to think it’s a public commentary on the limitations of network anchoring and a true hunger to produce 20th-century, middlebrow magazine-like narrative–and those professional aspects might play a part. But hearing these goodbyes, it really sounds more like the intimate results of a work-life balance self-inventory, a real understanding that they are in a post-COVID/pre-old-age-illness vortex. (I mean, even Amy Goodman–who used to helm Democracy Now! no matter how sick she got!–actually took a day off last week to be part of a relative’s graduation.) In Chuck’s case, it’s almost like someone in his family told him, “You’re missing it.” Well, now he, Judy and Rachel won’t.
Category Archives: american history
R.I.P. Tina Turner: The Original “Wardrobe Malfunction?”
Insert your own Afrocentric comment about white men here 😉
Dr. #JaredBall and I Discuss Jonathan Eig’s “Martin Luther King, A Life” On #BlackPowerMedia
Hands-down, one of our better public discussions, on #BlackPowerMedia or anywhere.
Correcting the now-typical goof I make when I talk too long 🙂 : I think it’s more accurate to say that Mahatma Gandhi was a supporter of African independence in his later years, not a Pan-Africanist per se.
The Western Fantasy Construction At The Core Of Writing About Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ll try to talk about this on Saturday when I’m on #BlackPowerMedia with Dr. Jared Ball to talk about Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life.
BREAKING NEWS: Seton Hall University Africana Victory
🙂 What’s the phrase? “If we fight, we win,” right? So they fought and won! Congrats to the courageous Seton Hall University students and the integrity-filled leadership of past Africana director Dr. Kelly Harris and current, interim director Forrest Pritchett!
What The *&$# Is Going On @ Seton Hall University???
Dhrouba bin Wahad, Circa 1992
Watching Dr. Jared Ball’s recent series of interviews with Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad on Black Power Media led me to finally check out Passin’ It On, the documentary about his life. It is a clear explanation.
Asante Sana, Harry Belafonte
Activists Celebrate Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 69th Birthday, Which Is Today (4/24/23)
Continuing the tradition of fixing my goofs here: I meant to say that Mumia Abu-Jamal was “the first Black radical blogger.” And by the way, The Daily Challenge was/is an African-American newspaper.
My Conversation w/Dayvon Love Of The Leaders Of A Beautiful Struggle About “The Intellectual Legacy of Mumia Abu-Jamal”
I wanted to fix some goofs and omissions here from this November 2022 interview. The name of the Philadelphia NAACP president I didn’t remember was Cecil Moore. The “Hinton” I mentioned was Elizabeth Hinton. Also, I meant “ECO-system,” not “ECHO-system.” And the documentary with Raoul Peck was Exterminate All The Brutes, available on HBO Max, platform also containing 40 Years a Prisoner, Mike Africa Jr.’s journey with his MOVE parents.