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Mark Anthony Neal
Works at Duke University
Attends University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Lived in Durham, NC
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Mr. Garner's last words — "I can't breathe" — have become a meme that has inspired many around the globe to protest aggressive policing. Yet even if the police reforms needed to spare Mr. Garner's life had already been established at the time of his death, I wonder if he still would have succumbed to the kinds of avoidable maladies brought on by health care inequities. Like that police officer's chokehold, those preventable diseases might have left him gasping, "I can't breathe."
How the mythology of black masculinity obscures the fragility of black life.
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"While prayer and faith can carry the president's supporters along the road to a better society, his eulogy challenged them to take action. In this way, he insisted on individual responsibility to create a common good. This new social contract must rely on formerly enslaved Africans creating sustainable, global cooperatives with the children of immigrants, new and old."
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Rick Famuyiwa's new film Dope is about a Black high-school student who's into 1990s Hip Hop and Japanese comic books. Famuyiwa's calls Dope a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms.
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The FBI and ATF are now helping investigate a string of fires at black churches in the South since the massacre in Charleston.  Joy Reid talks with All in with Chris Hayes about #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches.
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In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of Public Enemy’s seminal Fear of a Black Planet, students in the “History of Hip-Hop” course, co-taught by Patrick Douthit (9th Wonder) and Mark Anthony Neal, at Duke University were charged with creating digital projects that translated the album’s historical significance into contemporary contexts. In this film short students make connections to the corporate ownership of Black music and Black political resistance. +Patrick Douthit
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Perhaps best known for his classic Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, Jonathan Kozol reads from his first book Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools (1968) as part of NPR's 50 Great Teachers series. In the  book Kozol recounts being fired from a Boston school for teaching a Langston Hughes poem.
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#TheRemix host James Braxton Peterson is joined by Drexel University Law Professor Donald Tibbs in a discussion of police violence, viral videos, race, gender and how the criminal justice system is failing communities of color.
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Profile of Death Metal bands in Botswana--via Seeker Stories.
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'Despite the prominence of visual expression in contemporary hip-hop, many art historians, curators, and critics often frame hip-hop primarily as a musical genre or employ analytical approaches derived from the study of hip-hop's sonic iterations." -- Krista Thompson, Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (216)
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"Marley was perhaps simply finding some quiet time with Kaya -- a chance to recover from assassination attempts, the pressures of balancing his "righteousness" with his growing iconical status and the realities of always (quick shout to Duke Ellington) being on the road. Kaya finds Marley in love -- in love with a thick stiff spliff, some bright mornings, and that lil' gal 'round the way."
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Anthony B. Pinn,  the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, discusses what Atheists can learn from Hip Hop Culture. Pinn is the author/editor of several books including The Hip Hop and Religion Reader (2014) and Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US.
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Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal  is joined via Skype by Shana Redmond—Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and Guthrie Ramsey, Jr.–Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.
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    Professor of African & African-American Studies, present
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AfroPoMo. Feminist. Left of Black. Daddy. Husband. BX Cat. Duke Professor. Writer. Swim Parent.
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    American Studies, present
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December 2
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