#CONNECTID Jennifer Johns: From California to Cape Town, South Africa

#CONNECTID Jennifer Johns: From California to Cape Town, South Africa

In Episode 1 of #CONNECTID we sit down with the talented Jennifer Johns as she delivers her live recorded album AZANIA and leaves Cape Town to head back to sunny California. She discusses how a 3 week trip turned into a 10 month journey of reflection on the continent and how her experience as a Black American in Africa has shaped her. 

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Educating Hip Hop: 9th Wonder on PBS

Educating Hip Hop: 9th Wonder on PBS

DJ, Producer, North Carolina Central and Duke University Professor 9th Wonder talks about the preservation of a Hip Hop archive and legacy on PBS with "The Open Mind".

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In Case You Were Wondering : NBA “Super-Max” contracts

In Case You Were Wondering : NBA “Super-Max” contracts

With all the controversy and craziness this summer the NBA has shifted from a basketball league to more of a reality show. However, one thing that has inspired some of us to dust off the old high-tops--the seemingly outrageous contract extensions which have been handed out to some of the league’s biggest superstars. Jon Wall resigning for $ 170 milli, Steph Curry making $ 201 milli, and James Harden coming in at $228 milli.

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5 Minutes w/ The Sociologist

5 Minutes w/ The Sociologist

In the first installment of #5Minutes Austin sits down with Jovonne J. Bickerstaff, a scholar of gender, race and emotion work. She is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Mellon-funded African American History, Culture & Digital Humanities Initiative at University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation, “Together, Close, Resilient: Essays on Emotion Work Among Black Couples,” probed the emotion strategies partners co-construct to foster emotional intimacy, navigate differences and cultivate a shared identity - offering a rare window into black intimate lives. 

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