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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Actors Key Meersman and Zachary Scott in The Young One (1960)
As with our recent show on the 1954 Salt of the Earth, here is another “forgotten film” that seems a kind of impossibility. Made by a Spanish filmm...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:31
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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter reflections on humanity, the end of policing and her new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORI...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Douglas Thompson
Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson star in this offering from Playing on Air. In the short play, A Man of His Time, a descendant of Supreme Co...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 32:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Assault on De'Andre Harris, Credit: Zach Roberts
When disaster strikes, will we descend into dystopia — or cooperate? We talk with Cory Doctorow about his new work of speculative fiction, Walkaw...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Thomas M. Shapiro
Income and wealth inequality is now a regular topic of conversation. The standard of living for most Americans’ since the Great Recession is either...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Justin Hopkins performing the role of Booker Wright in "Repast." , Credit: Photo by Brandall Atkinson.
One spring day in 1965, a waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi gave an interview for an NBC television documentary. What he said has made him an unlike...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 36:08
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint MD
Racial profiling has a little understood yet profound impact on race relations, and remains a source of fear and humiliation for blacks and other p...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sanford Biggers, Credit: Alexander Stein
American artist Sanford Biggers talks about what inspires him to radically alter old quilts and African sculptures.

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:20
Caption: Erin Aubry Kaplan
In his nearly two terms as president, Barack Obama has solidified his status, as something black people haven’t had for fifty years: a folk hero.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode of Culture Clique, we bring you part 3 of “What’s Race Got to do With It?” Media Management of Minority Images”. previously, Bryant...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 31:24
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Scholar Walidah Imarisha talks about the racial messages of movies like The Jungle Book.

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 14:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Waiter Carriers selling fried chicken. , Credit: Photo courtesy of the town of Gordonsville, VA.
Fried chicken has both been the vehicle for the economic empowerment of a whole group of people—and the accessory to an ugly racial stereotype. How...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 25:51
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Book cover, Credit: Lyon Press
One Sunday afternoon in August 1965, on a day when baseball’s most storied rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, vied for the pennant, the national pasti...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Beyonce
Teen radio journalist, Lilli Carlsen, traces how her journey to become a feminist directly corresponds to musical artist Beyonce’s lyrics. For many...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Diamen, Rosa and Javon interview Nate Brown (Family Resources) and Jason Harris, Taymar Fields, Tramell Perry and Aaqila Youngblood (public housing...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: Janet Cheatham Bell
In her collection of essays, author and publisher Janet Cheatham Bell emphasizes our mutual dependency. It’s about identifying and using the power ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The protests carry on and for now, as the protestors say, Ferguson is everywhere — not just in the news, but in our institutions, our interactions,...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dedan Gills & Belvie Rooks
What might happen when the descendants of a white slave trader and of slaves meet? That is the brave and wrenching journey of Thomas DeWolf, whose ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:30