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Mark Anthony Neal

Black Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Case of DeSean Jackson

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

This is bigger than DeSean Jackson or the NFL. In a nation where black youth are routinely stopped and frisked because they "fit a profile," what happens to DeSean Jackson matters.

Left of Black: Greg Tate on Black Sci-Fi and Consuming Black Culture

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

To understand the impact of Greg Tate, one need only consult the words of fellow critic Michael Gonzales, who on the occasion of Tate's 50th birthday.

Sex, Power and Desire in an Age of 'Scandal'

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Forty-four years after the premiere of Julia, Kerry Washington, another Bronx-born actress, debuted in the role of "Olivia Pope" on the hour-long drama Scandal, created and executive produced by, Shonda Rhimes, an African American woman.

Left of Black: The Black Revolution on Campus and the Roots of Black Studies

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.05.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black is proud to be of the many progeny of this visionary project, born during an era in which Black student activism on American college campuses helped transform institutions that less than a generation earlier, Black students were largely denied access to.

Left of Black: Dr. Luke Powery Discusses Preaching, Death and Hope

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Throughout his career, preacher and scholar Dr. Luke A Powery, has attempted to strike the right chord with regards to the reality of death and the responsibility of those in the pulpit.

Left of Black: Filmmaker Byron Hurt Discusses His New Film 'Soul Food Junkies' and 'Django Unchained'

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

With Soul Food Junkies, Hurt travels from his New Jersey home to the deep South to find out more about Soul Food and its lasting effects on Black communities.

Color-Blind Racism in the Obama Era

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 01.01.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black host and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black studios by Eduardo Bonilla Silva, author of the now classic Racism without Racists.

'Revolutionary' Black Women & the Musical Life & Death of a Chocolate City

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.15.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black, host and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor Lakesia D. Johnson, author of Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman and longtime Washington, D.C. based journalist, Dr. Natalie Hopkinson.

Where Are the Discussions About Poverty and Youth Violence in the 2012 Presidential Race?

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype journalists Rahiel Tesfamariam and Mychal Denzel Smith in a discussion of youth violence and poverty in the United States and the lack attention given to these issues in the 2012 Presidential Election.

The Imagery of African American Identity and Raising Black Daughters in the Obama Era

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black Studios by Maurice O. Wallace, Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at Duke University.

Left of Black Season 3, Episode 1 | Race and the Digital Humanities

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Neal, Rambsy and Johnson discuss the "Digital Humanities," one of the current academic buzzwords, and the double-bind that the Digital Humanities can present for scholars working within the context of Race, particularly within Black Studies.

Got Solutions? Beyond Denial and Toward Transformation (Part 2)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

What I have in mind is an end to the war on drugs, the war on women, and the war on the poor; or maybe a program that actually works to address poverty and homelessness.

Politics as Usual: Decoding the Attacks on a Liberal Education

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Few university courses generate much attention from mainstream media, but Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson's course "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z" has drawn national attention.

Left of Black with Guest Michael Eric Dyson

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black S:2 E:1 w/ Michael Eric Dyson September 12, 2011 Host Mark Anthony Neal, is joined by Georgetown professor and public intellectual Mi...

Celebrating Michael Jackson's Youth: The Stripped Mixes and Hello World - The Motown Solo Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mixing Michael Jackson's solo material with that of The Jackson 5's, The Stripped Mixes rips away layers of production, revealing a young boy with the ability to emote mature emotions at an early age.

How Heavy the Load

Ferentz LaFargue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ferentz LaFargue

Training public servants to treat black people more humanely is a very different task than training public servants to treat black people more humanely because they might be Harvard professors.