We speak with journalist and music critic John Villanova, about the limitation of Black Excellence within the confines of Award shows. John Vilanova is a third-year PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication. His broad research and writing agenda focuses on the production, reception, and consumption of African American and Afro-diasporic music. His current … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Formation: Celebrity and Activism

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Celebrity and Activism in the wake of Beyonce’s Formation. And later  Bay Area born soul singer Jennifer Johns stops by to talk about her Bon Voyage event.   We spoke with Ronnisha Johnson an organizer with Black Lives Matter Bay Area and the Last 3 Percent, a group named after the size of San Francisco’s … Continued


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