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The Foreigners

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The Foreigners are a duo consisting of Dre Skuffs and Passport Rav. They are both hailing from New Jersey. We will be talking about their self-titled EP, “The Foreigners”.

The MAN-NOT

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Dr. Tommy J. Curry is the author of the groundbreaking book titled, “The MAN-NOT: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood”.

Dr. Tommy J. Curry posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. He argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Dr. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.

Dr. Tommy J. Curry is a Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University.

Jonah Cruzz (Just to Get By)

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Jonah Cruzz is an emcee, representing Atlanta, GA. We will be talking about his mixtape, “Just to Get By”.

Kooley High (Never Come Down)

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Charlie Smarts is 1 of the 5 members from the North Carolina super-group, Kooley High. I’ll will be talking about their album, which was executive produced by 9th Wonder titled, “Never Come Down”

J. Nolan (Rise of ATLantis)

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J. Nolan is an emcee, representing Atlanta, GA. We will be talking about his album titled, “Rise of ATLantis”.

Magestik Legend (All This Time)

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Magestik Legend is an emcee representing Detroit, Michigan. And is also one half of the critically acclaimed duo, The Black Opera. We will be talking about his album titled, “All This Time”.

Class War, USA

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“Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History”, is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle when working-class people built movements of hope and defiance.

From the mines to the factories to the fields, Weber shares the experiences of the real-life men and women who organized, heroically resisted, and battled the bosses and corrupt politicians.

Class War, USA, is an invaluable tool for learning the lessons of grassroots struggle, and is the perfect counter-narrative to the myth that change comes only from the top.

Brandon Weber has written for The Progressive, Upworthy, Big Think, and many other online publications, and has been a union activist for over 30 years. His has also written for The Progressive Magazine, Common Dreams, Good.Is and Liberals Unite.

Awon (The Actual Proof)

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Awon is an emcee, representing Newport News, VA via Brooklyn, NY. We will be talking about his album produced by Phoniks titled, “The Actual Proof”.

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is the author of the fully revised and updated classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism titled, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”.

Enter any high school with a racially diverse population and you will find Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Why is this? Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, is president (EM-MERI-TAH) emerita of Spelman College and in 2014 she received the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, which is the highest honor presented by the American Psychological Association.

MCRE & Think 2wice (When No One’s Listening)

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Think2wice is an emcee from Portland, Oregon. MCRE is an emcee from Vernon, Connecticut. We will be talking about their album titled, “When No One’s Listening”.

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