Archive for November, 2010


Poet, Playwright, and Healer Sonia Sanchez addressed the Art & Power Conference at UMass. She discussed a range of issues, but mainly her focus was on the process and practice of teaching and learning. Professor and author Jim Smethurst introduced Ms. Sanchez.

Presented by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass, the conference honored the history, politics and ideologies of Black Arts and Black Power internationally, as well as the history of Black/Africana Studies at the University. A special shout out to all of the Du Bois department faculty and graduate students who worked to make this conference a success.

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Poet, Playwright, Critic, and Teacher Amiri Baraka presented one of the conference Keynotes. Hear his thoughts on a range of subjects from the legacy of Black Arts and the need for a contemporary Revolutionary Arts Movement to black participation in electoral politics. Historian and professor John Bracey, a long-time faculty member of the W.E.B. Du Bois department, introduced Mr. Baraka.

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Print Culture Panel, UMass, Amherst 11.20.2010

Posted: November 22, 2010 by trggradio in Uncategorized


Jonathan Fenderson of UMass, Amherst, Chris Tinson of Hampshire College and Brian Purnell of Bowdoin College discuss the role of the radical press in Black Arts/Black Power. Fenderson’s work is on Negro Digest/Black World, Tinson’s work is on the Liberator Magazine of the 1960s, and Purnell is working on Black News, the periodical of the Black Nationalist group out of Brooklyn known as The East. This panel was chaired by professor Dayo Gore of the Women, Gender and Sexuality department at UMass, Amherst.

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Black Arts Plenary Panel, UMass, Amherst 11.20.2010

Posted: November 22, 2010 by trggradio in Uncategorized


Filmmaker Judy Richardson, Poet Sonia Sanchez, visual artist Nelson Stevens, poet Eugene Redmond, and poet Askia Toure discuss the legacy of Black Power and Black Arts. This panel was chaired by professor Bill Strickland of the W.E.B. Du Bois department of Afro-American Studies.

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TRGGR Radio feat. Dr. Jared Ball – 11.5.2010

Posted: November 6, 2010 by trggradio in Uncategorized

On this episode we once again turn our attention to electoral politics and what they mean for radical and progressive forces inside and outside of Hip Hop. Dr. Jared Ball, professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University joined us once again to give some insight on the general political malaise in the days after the 2010 Midterm Elections. This is actually part two of a conversation that started on his radio program on Friday morning, which you can find by going to his Voxunion website. Peace.

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