- Friday, Sep 25, 2020The violent theft of thousands of works of African art by mostly-Western powers is well-documented—but the pieces remain in the collections of Western museums. Is it time to return Africa's looted art? And how should that process play out?
- Monday, Sep 21, 2020On this episode, the meaning and purpose of James Baldwin's work and how his words can help us navigate the current moment.
- Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, have been named among the first cohort of Freedom Scholars, an initiative supporting progressive academics who are at the forefront of movements for economic and social justice.
- Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020We look back on the life and work of the great American writer and thinker James Baldwin.
- Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020It would be easy to underestimate the significance of the actions taken by these athletes because of their wealth and celebrity. But it is simply incredible that many players, for some during the playoffs for their various leagues, have violated their contracts, withdrawn their labor, and demanded that this country change.
- Friday, Sep 11, 2020Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin joins Adam to reveal the issues at play at the intersection of technology and race, her concept of the “New Jim Code”, digital redlining and and how the technology can’t be relied on to solve what are ultimately social problems.
- Friday, Sep 4, 2020Last week, over 140 students and community members attended a virtual book talk with University professors Imani Perry and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97.
- Friday, Sep 4, 2020We are living with the current forms of the lasting regime of American imperialism on which this nation was founded. Understanding and teaching this mitigates against narratives of US exceptionalism that declare America is not imperialist and that are therefore useless for challenging or imagining alternatives to our present. Untangling art history’s involvement in the project of nation building addresses the past to imagine what could have been, in order to sustain what can be.
- Friday, Sep 4, 2020
Hosted by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and moderated by Professor Eddie Glaude Jr., this panel discusses such topics as a Federal Jobs Guarantee, the Green New Deal, and the future of Unions and worker power. Their conversation also features Williams Spriggs, lead economist for the AFL-CIO and Pavlina Tcherneva, author of "The Case for a Job Guarantee."
- Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020
Joe Biden began his speech to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination with a quote from the civil-rights radical and Black revolutionary Ella Baker: “Give people light and they will find a way.” Though Baker may have been commenting on her particular approach to organizing, Biden used the line as an analogy for his campaign to replace Donald Trump.