Have you ever seen the late + great Nina Simone perform? This is from equalityarchive.com: “She was an American musician and activist who became an important voice of the Civil Rights Movement, and of anti-racism in the music industry. Her experiences … Continue reading A Performance by Nina Simone, The High Priestess of Soul
We found this art and listening experience from the BLUES exhibition at Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery: Black Metamorphosis is the first installment of an album trilogy inspired in part by Sylvia Wynter’s unpublished manuscript of the same title written in … Continue reading Black Metamorphosis
Professor Johanna Fernandez’s recent book, The Young Lords: A Radical History tells the story about how how the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party, redefined the character of protest, the color of politics, and the … Continue reading The Young Lords: A Radical History
Professor Karanja Carroll invites you to consider this 2010 talk “What is Black Studies?” (2010), archived in Baruch’s Digital Media Library by Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr (Associate Professor & Chair of Afro American Studies at Howard University). It explores what … Continue reading What is Black Studies?
Baruch Poetry Professor Donika Kelly talks with Poet Ladan Osman about why we need poetry right now. Their virtual conversation took place just for Baruch students during the COVID-19 lockdown in New York City. Continue reading What Can Art and Poetry Do For Us Right Now?
Do You Identify as “Latinx”? By Tanisha Love Ramirez and Zeba Blay (from Huffington Post, October 17, 2017) The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and … Continue reading Why Are People Using the Term “Latinx”?
Over the past several months, journalists working on Baruch’s student magazine, Dollars & Sense, attended events marking the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, visited its cultural institutions and churches, knocked on doors, and tirelessly worked on building connections in, … Continue reading Harlem Renaissance at 100
As we start National Poetry Month in a moment of incredible hardship, we can find some comfort in Audre Lorde’s reminder in “Poetry is Not a Luxury” (1985): “The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct … Continue reading “Poetry is Not a Luxury”