Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Nina Simone was just one of the immense talents to grace the stage of the National Black Theatre over it’s long history in Harlem. Others like actor Ruby Dee, and poets Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni also performed there. We look at the important cultural legacy of the National Black Theatre, which was founded by the late Barbara Ann Teer in 1968.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Forty five years ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduced the idea of a “culture of poverty.” The idea has since been derided for describing the urban black family as caught in a “tangle of pathology.” But it never lost its appeal to conservative thinkers.
And with one in seven Americans living in poverty today, scholars are revisiting the idea.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Dr. Sheri Parks, associate professor in the American Studies department at the University of Maryland and author of Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture, discusses the mythology of the "strong black woman" in both black and mainstream culture in the United States.