A Ballerina’s Tale

Posted in Arts, Forthcoming Media, United States, Videos on 2016-02-08 01:14Z by Steven

A Ballerina’s Tale

By Nelson George | in Dance
Independent Lens
Public Broadcasting Service
Premieres 2016-02-08

Few dancers reach the highest levels of classical ballet; of that few only a fraction are black women. Against the odds, Misty Copeland has made history by becoming the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, considered the pinnacle of ballet in the United States. A Ballerina’s Tale is an intimate look at this groundbreaking artist as she breaks through barriers and transcends her art.

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Voices from Mixed Asian America

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Autobiography, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Videos on 2016-01-28 15:53Z by Steven

Voices from Mixed Asian America

MJ Engel
Columbia University, New York, New York
2016-01-27

Hearing the unfiltered voices of the mixed Asian experience remains a novelty. “Voices from Mixed Asian America” is a compilation of interviews conducted with eight mixed race individuals. This series amplifies and connects the personal experiences of mixed Asian voices and issues. Each video is centered on a theme, from personal experiences of being othered and how being mixed race has factored into love lives to more general reflections on how mixed identities destabilize race as we know it.

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Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?

Posted in Census/Demographics, Law, Media Archive, Politics/Public Policy, United States, Videos on 2016-01-25 22:51Z by Steven

Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fall 2015 Speaker Series presents: “Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?”
University of Pittsburgh
2015-12-10

Tanya Hernandez, Professor of Law
Fordham University

Welcome by:

Larry Davis, Dean, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director
Center for Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh

Introduction by:

Jeffrey Shook, Associate Professor
School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Watch the video (01:02:59) here.

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Mixed: The many faces of the multiracial experience.

Posted in Autobiography, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Videos on 2016-01-22 23:23Z by Steven

Mixed: The many faces of the multiracial experience.

The Stream
Al Jazeera English
2016-01-20

Femi Oke, Host

“What are you?” is an often used opening question that doesn’t always have a short and simple answer. For people with more than one racial background, identity is a lot more than one word; it’s a sentence, a paragraph or a lived experience. As we become a more and more mixed race population world over, racial identity is also becoming more fluid. On the next Stream we’ll speak to biracial and multiracial people about their mixed race journey.

Joining this conversation:

David Shams, Blogger and Freelance Journalist

Julie Matthews, Associate Professor
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Naomi Kissiedu-Green and Matthew Green, Authors of Surprise Baby: The Colourful Life!
Australia

Maya McManus, Social Media Consultant

Watch the episode (00:44:04) here.

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Two Systems or A Reading Towards New Work

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Media Archive, United Kingdom, Videos on 2016-01-22 18:56Z by Steven

Two Systems or A Reading Towards New Work

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard (Sherr Room)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2015-10-28 (Published 2015-11-06)

Sarah Howe, the 2015–2016 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, presents “Two Systems,” a new sequence of poems in which she explores the historical encounter between China and the West.

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How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Mark

Posted in Autobiography, Media Archive, United States, Videos on 2016-01-22 02:50Z by Steven

How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Mark

Fanshen Cox
2016-01-20

One Drop of Love is a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, justice and LOVE.

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Olbermann Ties Dolezal Race Manipulation to ‘Senseless’ Charleston Shooting

Posted in Articles, Media Archive, Passing, United States, Videos on 2016-01-19 18:57Z by Steven

Olbermann Ties Dolezal Race Manipulation to ‘Senseless’ Charleston Shooting

Breitbart News
2015-06-18

Trent Baker, Sports Reporter

On Thursday’s “Olbermann” on ESPN2, host Keith Olbermann opened his show with a monologue speaking about former Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal, deceased American sports executive and the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Effa Manley, who was white and identified as black after being raised by her black step-father, and the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which he tied all of them together at the end.

“The Effa Manley story is not about passing, but both lives rise from curiosity and story telling when one remembers that biologists long ago concluded genetically there are no “races” just one species we call human beings. In the stories of both Rachel Dolezal and Effa Manley the importance and meaning we have given to skin pigmentation prove to be amazingly easy to manipulate, proved to be flexible, prove to be impermanent; prove to be remarkably inaccurate, all of which means the madness and nightmare and terrorism that unfolded last night at the church in South Carolina all of that was even more senseless.”…

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“Crossing from Guangdong:” A Poem | Sarah Howe | TEDxHarvardCollege

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Media Archive, Videos on 2016-01-17 01:43Z by Steven

“Crossing from Guangdong:” A Poem | Sarah Howe | TEDxHarvardCollege

TEDx Talks
2015-12-02

The poet is always in a foreign country. Poet Sarah Howe shares a beautiful, melodic poem about crossing borders to find the China her mother left behind during the Communist Revolution.

Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade, is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her chapbook, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia, won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. She has performed her work at festivals internationally and on BBC Radio 3 & 4. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism.

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Musician Chi-chi Nwanoku discussing her life and work on Talking Africa

Posted in Arts, Interviews, Media Archive, United Kingdom, Videos, Women on 2016-01-14 04:28Z by Steven

Musician Chi-chi Nwanoku discussing her life and work on Talking Africa

BlackRook Media
2015-05-12

Musician Chi-chi Nwanoku has been discussing her life and work on Talking Africa. Chi-Chi is a passionate advocate of music and particularly the double bass. She is a Principal Double Bass and founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Endymion Ensemble. Born in London of Nigerian and Irish parents, Chi-Chi is also a Professor at Royal Academy of Music, a broadcaster, writer and mentor.

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Hundreds gather over Maggie Walker statue controversy

Posted in Articles, History, Media Archive, Politics/Public Policy, United States, Videos, Virginia, Women on 2016-01-14 04:12Z by Steven

Hundreds gather over Maggie Walker statue controversy

WWBT, NBC 12
Richmond, Virginia
2016-01-12

Ashley Monfort, Henrico Reporter

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Discussion about plans to build a statue of Maggie Walker in downtown Richmond drew a lot of opinions on both sides.

Hundreds of residents gathered at the Richmond Public Library Tuesday to have their opinions heard.

Plans are to build the statue at the intersection of Broad street and Adams Street. While the consensus is that everyone supports building the statue, not everyone supports the location because there is a live oak tree growing at the location…

NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side

…Maggie Walker devoted her life to civil rights and education. She was also the first African-American woman in the U.S. to found a bank.

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