Blackademics TV

Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment. Blackademics TV airs Sunday October 13th.

10/13 – 1:30 pm
Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media, youth and the creation of new narratives; Dr. Amy Brown describes how urban fiction can be used as a teaching tool.

10/13 – 2 pm
Dr. Kevin Cokley discusses the academic achievement of black students; Students of Dr. Gloria Quinlan perform as she explains the work of teaching voice at Historically Black Universities.

10/20 – 1:30 pm
In his presentation, Dr. Kevin Michael Foster advocates for community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig offers a community grounded vision for accountability in schools.

10/20 – 2 pm
Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor; Former Ailey dancer Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance.

10/27 – 1:30 pm
Dr. Leonard Moore discusses the surprising intellectual aspects of elite football; Baritone Sax musician Fred Ho performs and talks about jazz as black vanguard music.

10/27 – 2 pm
Husband and wife team, Drs. Keffrelyn Brown and Anthony Brown, discuss how race is avoided in classrooms and textbooks. Dr. Kevin Michael Foster discusses the challenges parents face in choosing schools for their kids.