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Friday Nite Videos | August 17, 2018

Portside
John Oliver: Astroturfing. A Ride Through Oakland With Boots Riley. Amos Lee - “Dying White Light”. Movie | Fahrenheit 11/9. Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson Remember Aretha Franklin.

A Ride Through Oakland With Boots Riley

Boots Riley, frontman of the politically-charged hip-hop group 'The Coup' and director of movie Sorry to Bother You, reflects on his music, his future, and his relentless revolt against capitalism during a tour of the streets of Oakland.

Hip Hop or Shakespeare?

 
Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it's power.

Friday Nite Videos -- September 30, 2016

Portside
Elizabeth Warren Rips Wells Fargo's CEO A New One. Michael Franti | Good to Be Alive Today. Why Doesn't Time Flow Backwards? 13th | Documentary.

film

‘Junction 48’ Film Review: Permission to Rhyme

Khelil Bouarrouj Palestine Square
Udi Aloni's Junction 48 is a melodic drama set Isreal in the town of Lydd (Lod) with a nearly all-Palestinian cast that forcefully confronts anti-Arab racism in Israel by shining a light on the oft-forgotten Palestinian citizens of Israel (PCIs). (The title Junction 48 presumably refers to Lydd’s historic transit-point between Palestine and Egypt and the designation often applied to PCIs as “’48 Palestinians.”)

books

New Releases in African American Intellectual History

Chris Cameron African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)
New books and research in African American history and culture. Recent or soon-to-be published books, which the African American Intellectual History Society feels would be of interest to readers. Regrettably the cost for some puts these out of reach of many - but there is always your public or school library. Suggest that these be ordered.
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