Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and Editor of Special Projects at WNYC, where she develops, produces and hosts a broad array of multi-platform content, including podcasts, live events and on-air broadcasts. Rebecca is also a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times, and a regular columnist at Shondaland and Gothamist. She is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw, and her personal essays, cultural commentary and opinion pieces have been published widely. 

Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond is Ready to Minister to the Masses

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The 119-year-old New York Theological Seminary now has its first black president. "It's exciting," says Dr. LaKeesha Walrond. "But you wonder why and how did it take so long." 

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Zach Stafford on the Future of Queer Media and Stepping Into Big "AM To DM" Shoes

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

In December, Zach Stafford was named the first black editor in The Advocate's 50-year history. In May, he was tapped to co-host Buzzfeed's AM To DM. 

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Commemorating Stonewall Through the Art of Queer Millennials

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

In a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, artists younger than the Stonewall rebellion explore themes of identity, gender and race — and the 'double closet' of being gay and undocumented.

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Walt Whitman Turns 200, So It's Time to Be Honest About His Racism

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Writer Harmony Holiday says "there's a new level of honesty" in how readers are ready to challenge Whitman's work.

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"Dealing in Dreams" Is a Love Letter to the Bronx

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Author Lilliam Rivera grew up in NYCHA housing in the Bronx. In her new young adult novel, her childhood apartment becomes luxury housing, set in a dystopian future. 

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"Good Talk" Shows How One Mixed Race Family Navigates New York City

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In her new graphic novel, Indian-American author Mira Jacobs captures conversations with her son about growing up brown in New York City.  

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Liz Johnson Artur Creates Black Visual Community with "Dusha"

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

In her first solo museum exhibition, Russian Ghanaian artist and photographer presents three decades worth of work focusing on people and scenes reflecting global blackness. 

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'See You Yesterday' Is a Sci-Fi Black Lives Matter Anthem for the Next Generation

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Stefon Bristol's first feature film, "See You Yesterday," follows two black Bronx Science students intent on inventing time travel. Oh, and Spike Lee was the executive producer.

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"Sprinter" Filmmaker Talks About Coming of Age in New York City

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jamaican-born Storm Saulter says New York City is "a place of creative renewal" that helped him grow as an artist.

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Lawyer and Comedian Andrea Coleman is Here to Judge Your Laws

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Andrea Coleman can prepare a deposition for a racist client — and turn it into comedy in one fell swoop.

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Fighting White Supremacy with a Celebration of Blackness

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

In their new book, How We Fight White Supremacy, Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin amplify black joy and humor and complexity in the face of systemic racism. 

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REBEL: Jason Ward Is Changing the Face of Birding

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Bronx-born birder is the face of the new series "Birds of North America." 

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REBEL: Artist Torkwase Dyson Is Trying to "Desperately Live Up to Blackness"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Torkwase Dyson's art mines the history of black bodies in America — and connects it to urgent issues of climate change and migration. 

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REBEL: Climate Change is a Social Justice Issue

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The face of environmental activism is changing, and while some of that is due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it's also part of a "moral examination" of energy systems.

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REBEL: Actor and Author Karyn Parsons on the Power of Storytelling

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Karyn Parsons has made it her mission to bring stories about black Americans to young folks in new ways. "It would change the way they looked at the world as they entered it," she says.

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Emotions Run High in LGBTQ Community Following Alleged Attack on Actor Jussie Smollett

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

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Following the alleged racist and homophobic attack on singer and Empire actor Jussie Smollett, both celebrities and non-celebrities make a plea to be seen. 

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All the TV that's Fit to Watch

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Emmy Round Up” with Margaret Lyons, Matt Zoller Seitz, & Rebecca Carroll. Then, Cara Cusumano on this year's Tribeca TV festival.

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Rebel With Rebecca Carroll

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Tanzina Vega, Joan Walsh, and Blair Imani for a critical analysis and debate around the question: Is there a statute of limitations on racism?

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In Conversation: (De)constructing Images of Color

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Join curator Legacy Russell, WNYC's Rebecca Carrol, and others for an exploration of the connections among race, color theory, and decolonized oral histories.

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Rebel: Would You Hire a Racist?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Kara Brown, Mona Eltahawy, and Ziwe Fumudoh for a conversation about accountability in media and Trump’s America. 

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