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Ace Clark (Black Privilege)

By Taj Salaam | Nov 4, 2018 |

Ace Clark is an emcee, representing Brooklyn, NY. We’ll be talking about his socially-conscious album titled, “Black Privilege”.

Sceyentifik (The Science Project, Vol. 1)

By Taj Salaam | Oct 28, 2018 |

Sceyentifik is an emcee, representing Ohio. We will be talking about his album titled, “The Sceyence Project, Vol. 1”.

THE BLACK TAX

By Taj Salaam | Oct 21, 2018 |

“The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America”, is an extraordinary analysis of how anti-Black bias has created a detrimental tax that Black Americans pay in almost every marketplace and how that tax has suffocated our livelihood, and significantly reduced our ability to leave a sizable inheritance to our children…….

Ghost of the Machine (Heroes for Hire 2)

By Taj Salaam | Oct 14, 2018 |

Ghost of the Machine is an emcee, representing New York City. We will be talking about his album produced by DJ Proof titled, “Heroes of Hire 2”

Jamall Bufford (Time in Between Thoughts)

By Taj Salaam | Oct 7, 2018 |

Jamall Bufford is an emcee, representing Detroit, Michigan. We will be talking about his album titled, “Time in Between Thoughts”.

Backlash

By Taj Salaam | Sep 30, 2018 |

When Dr. George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled “Dear White America” asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism, he knew his article would be controversial. But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response.

The resulting blowback played out in the national media, with critics attacking Dr. Yancy in every form possible—including death threats—and supporters rallying to his side. Despite the rhetoric of a “post-race” America, Dr. Yancy quickly discovered that racism is still alive and thriving. In “Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America”, Dr. Yancy expands upon the original article and chronicles the ensuing controversy as he seeks to understand what it was about the op-ed that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to rise above the vitriol and to develop a new empathy for the African American experience.

Dr. George Yancy is a Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, and works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 18 books. He is known for his influential essays and interviews in the New York Times’ philosophy column called, The Stone.

Benjamin J (First in Flight)

By Taj Salaam | Sep 23, 2018 |

Benjamin J is an emcee, representing North Carolina. We will be talking about his album titled, “First in Flight”.

Birth of a White Nation

By Taj Salaam | Sep 16, 2018 |

“Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and its Relevance Today”, is a fascinating book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when “white people,” as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws.

It provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which “white people” were created, and how the creation of whiteness divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite. “Birth of a White Nation” demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of “white people” has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled.

Jacqueline Battalora is currently a lawyer and professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University. She is also a former Chicago Police officer. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has been engaged in anti-racist training since the mid 1990s.

Denzil Porter (Semantics of Mr. Porter)

By Taj Salaam | Sep 9, 2018 |

Denzil Porter is an emcee hailing from the North Bronx, NY. We will be talking about his album titled, “Semantics of Mr. Porter”.

White Fragility

By Taj Salaam | Sep 2, 2018 |

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”, explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this in-depth exploration, Dr. Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer, and author and has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty years. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University.