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August 14, 2020
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Zoom is Yale’s audio and visual conferencing platform. Topic: African American Studies Information Session Time: Aug 14, 2020 12:...
August 10, 2020
“Music is my refuge.” This is how Maya Angelou opens her third memoir, “Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas,” from 1976. When she was piecing together a...
Vintage: Families of Value film collage
July 16, 2020
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Allen Harris’ debut film VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE, Third World Newsreel and Family Pictures USA present “Black Families Through...
June 26, 2020
SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 Axios 22 This edition examines the future of police reform, economy, public safety and the 2020 election, featuring interviews with: Former Minority...
June 24, 2020
Between 1987 and 1995, public television released four independent documentaries by filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Tongues Untied, Black Is … Black Ain’t , Color...
June 19, 2020
Click here for African American Studies’ response to the recent police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks. A Call to...
June 15, 2020
The poet Claudia Rankine writes for the Book Review about the climate in America at this moment. “This week, the Book Review asked two prominent American poets to write...
June 8, 2020
“It is sadly ironic that the United States, which claims to be devoted to democratic governance through the rule of law, has a long tradition of policing through force. It is...
June 4, 2020
“Black Public Media (BPM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the release of the 40 for 40 Media Game Changers list, which names the creatives, curators and institutions...
June 2, 2020
“Back then, following revolts in 125 cities nationwide after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and throughout the mid-1960s, fueled by inequality issues yet to be...
May 30, 2020
Redirect it to emergency response programs that don’t kill black people. “The only way we’re going to stop these endless cycles of police violence is by creating alternatives...