Black in America, the Original "Illegals"
This discussion on race and citizenship exposes the white nativist roots of the anti-immigrant movement and draws parallels between the experiences African-Americans and the great migration and modern migration to the U.S., particularly that of Black immigrants and refugees.
Black Arts Matter
This talk explores the significance of arts and pop culture in making a movement. What is the role of artists in the movement for Black Lives and past and future Black liberation struggles? Whether its, We Shall Overcome, or Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud, art is a critical element of shaping social movements and the Movement for Black Lives is no different.
Chaos or Community: the Persistent Question in Achieving Racial Progress and Human Rights
50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Prize winning book, this talk discusses how progressives must not forget the importance of developing a radically inclusive coalition, which includes Black leadership, in building a full fledged human rights movement in the United States today.