On New Year’s morning a round up of the year that was and predictions about the year to come with: Marion Nestle, author of “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda and Winning” Ishmael Reed, author of, “The Complete Muhammad Ali” Krissy Keefer, art director of the Dance Brigade, celebrating its 40 years of art activism … Continued


Ishmael Reed, editor of the anthology Black Hollywood Unchained, examines and responds to the contemporary portrayals of Blacks in films and television. Using the 2012 release of the film Django Unchained as the focal point of much of the discussion, these essays and reviews provide a critical perspective on the challenges facing filmmakers and actors … Continued


“Just Take Me to Jail”: Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Refusal to Fight in Vietnam; “The Greatest”: Ishmael Reed on the Untold History of Muhammad Ali; John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali’s 1966 Antiwar Speech: “The Real Enemy of My People is Right Here”; “Narrative: Ali”: Elizabeth Alexander Recites Her Poem Written from Muhammad Ali’s Perspective.


“Just Take Me to Jail”: Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Refusal to Fight in Vietnam; “The Greatest”: Ishmael Reed on the Untold History of Muhammad Ali; John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali’s 1966 Antiwar Speech: “The Real Enemy of My People is Right Here”; “Narrative: Ali”: Elizabeth Alexander Recites Her Poem Written from Muhammad Ali’s Perspective.


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