Student protesters, including former Columbia student and Student Afro-American Society (S.A.S.) leader Raymond Brown (second from left). Photo: Richard Howard/From the Collection of Paul Cronin.

Black Students and Liberation (feat. Professor Stefan Bradley)

Professor Stefan Bradley, author of "Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League" joins me to talk about Black students' role in liberation movements and the importance of their contributions throughout history.

A photo from a past Israeli Apartheid Week (the first week of April) on Columbia's campus, organized by CSJP.

Columbia University Divest (feat. Naye Idriss & Sophie Edelhart)

Naye and Sophie, organizers with Columbia University Students for Justice in Palestine, join me to discuss their activism, Palestinian liberation, and demands for Columbia's divestment from Israeli Apartheid.

Basquiat’s Defacement (feat. Chaedria LaBouvier)

Chaedria LaBouvier, a scholar and curator, joins me to talk about Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1983 "Defacement" piece, his career, and his identity.

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State of our Schools (feat. Educator Jose Vilson)

Jose Vilson, a New York City-based educator, writer, blogger, and activist joins the show to talk about education, schooling, culturally-relevant pedagogy, and much more.

rightnow – 12.4.18

A list (and analysis!) of some the music, reading, and art I'm into rightnow.

Diamond Gray and “Stranger in the Village”

I talk with Ms. Gray, an artist and high school teacher, about her spring art exhibition, and its relation to themes of family, blackness, and artistic intention.

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Winter Musings

In this post, I share about several topics that were on my mind during my winter semester of school.

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline during the anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick, August Wilson, and the Denial of Black Freedom

Despite a massive time difference between playwright August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," and quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests, both showcase a similar understanding of the relationship between blackness and freedom in America.

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