Posts by Amiri Tulloch

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.


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.


A Note on Charlottesville

"It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6, or 7 to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you.” - James Baldwin, 1965.


The School-to-Prison Pipeline (feat. Harold Jordan of the ACLU)

Harold Jordan, an advocate at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, joined the podcast to talk about punishment in American schools and the school to prison pipeline.


On Serena Williams’ Identity in Tennis

Today, I talk about Serena Williams. How does her identity as a black woman contradict the sport she excels at?


This is the third of 3 pieces I'm sharing from my personal English class blog.