“Black Male Feminism: A Dialogue Between Scholars” ll Drs. David Ikard and Tommy Curry

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“Black Male Feminism and Black Liberation”    
A Dialogue Between Scholars

Dr. David E. Ikard and Dr. Tommy J. Curry 

This Week on OUR COMMON GROUND   
"Black Male Feminism and Black Liberation"    
A Dialogue Between Scholars   

What is a Black male feminist ? How does the theory of Black male feminism inform the practice of Black liberation ? How do Black men perform masculinity ? Is is wrapped in the way in which they understand blackness, and vice versa. Does and can Black male feminism clear the way for men to free themselves from the stranglehold of traditional masculinity ? Does it ignite a path to a more concise Black male leadership to Black liberation ? We attempt to explore these questions this week on OUR COMMON GROUND with a dialogue between scholars, professors and authors Dr. David E. Ikard and Dr. Tommy J. Curry. 

Dr. David Ikard is a professor of African American Literature at UMiami (FL) and the author of Breaking the Silence:Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism (LSU Press), 

Dr. Tommy J. Curry is a professor of Philosophy and critical race theorist who engages in the study of Black people at Texas A&M University. His teaching, research and writing spans various fields of philosophy, jurisprudence, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies.

They both have been guests on OUR COMMON GROUND numerous times. We welcome them back in this important discussion.

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Dr. Vernellia R. Randall Honored by National law conference

Congratulations to OUR COMMON GROUND Voice,  Professor Dr. Vernellia Randall. Dr. Vernellia Randall to be honored for her contribution to the success of the National Black Pre-Law Conference on the celebration of their 10th year of service to our community.

Law professor, Vernellia Ruth Randall was born March 6, 1948 in Gladewater, Texas to Mary Pauline Hall Randall and Ernest Randall. Both parents were associated with Jarvis Christian College. Raised by her father in difficult circumstances in Mule Shoe, Texas, Randall attended the colored school there and graduated from Carver High School in Amarillo in 1966. Receiving an A.A. form Amarillo College, she entered the University of Texas and earned a B.S. from the School of Nursing. Randall obtained an M.S. in nursing from the University of Washington in 1978 and in 1987 her J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. 

Retired now, she has been a professor of nursing and community health at Oregon Health Sciences University and Wright State University as well as a law professor at Northwestern School of Law, Seattle University School of Law and the University of Dayton. She was an associate with the Portland law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass and Hoffman from 1987 to 1989. In 1994, Randall was an Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Dayton.  She also has been director of the Academic Excellence Program for the University of Dayton, where she planned and implemented academic support services for students and trains teaching assistants.

An OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, we extend her our heartiest congratulations for this honor. 

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POWERViews ll “Slavery by Another Name” ll Listen Learn Radio ll

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Saturday, September 6, 2014      10pm ET

” Slavery By Another Name”

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" Slavery By Another Name”
The Age of Neo-Slavery

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—when a cynical new form of slavery was resurrected from the ashes of the Civil War and re-imposed on hundreds of thousands of African-Americans until the dawn of World War 

Under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these ostensible “debts,” prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized by southern landowners and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Government officials leased falsely imprisoned blacks to small-town entrepreneurs, provincial farmers, and dozens of corporations—including U.S. Steel Corp.—looking for cheap and abundant labor. Armies of "free" black men labored without compensation, were repeatedly bought and sold, and were forced through beatings and physical torture to do the bidding of white masters for decades after the official abolition of American slavery.

The neoslavery system exploited legal loopholes and federal policies which discouraged prosecution of whites for continuing to hold black workers against their wills. As it poured millions of dollars into southern government treasuries, the new slavery also became a key instrument in the terrorization of African Americans seeking full participation in the U.S. political system.

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8 Disturbingly Racist Children’s Books Designed to Devalue Black People – Atlanta Blackstar

Let’s Hurry or We’ll  Miss the Public LynchingIn the late 19th and early 20th century, many books were developed in the United States and the United Kingdom to propagate the devaluation of Black people in their relative societies.   Some of the books were so outrageous, comedian Bob Staake’s  made ‘Let’s Hurry or We’ll  Miss …

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"In the late 19th and early 20th century, many books were developed in the United States and the United Kingdom to propagate the devaluation of Black people in their relative societies.   Some of the books were so outrageous, comedian Bob Staake’s  made ‘Let’s Hurry or We’ll  Miss the Public Lynching‘ parody cover to bring light to the era."

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The ALFO Show ll The DOJ Investigation: Will It Matter ?

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"Will the INVESTIGATION BE ENOUGH?"

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Even in the face of great protest and apparent police brutality and murder, there remains the dead bodies of Black people, and the officials of law deny what our lying eyes show us. With DOJ beginning an investigation into the Ferguson MO PD, will it make a difference? What are the issues ? How will it impact other similar police departments and the culture of police brutality and disdain for Black neighborhoods and communities?

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