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Jan. 21, 2020
Always in Motion
Trinity College


Jan. 16, 2020
Year of Lizzo, Evolving Legacies of Nipsey Hussle & Prince, and What To Watch
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 26, 2019
Kaepernick’s Future, Meditations on Mothering Black Sons and the Apollo Theater
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Oct. 25, 2019
9th Wonder, Our Tar Heel of the Month, Goes Beyond Making Music. He Preserves Its Legacy.
News & Observer


Oct. 23, 2019
Elijah Cummings, ‘Red Table Talk,’ and Chelsea Handler’s White Privilege
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Oct 22, 2019
When Faculty of Color Feel Isolated, Consortia Expand Their Networks
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Oct. 21, 2019
A Quiet Force For Change: Meet Karla FC Holloway
The State of Things, WUNC (NPR)


Oct. 17, 2019
Easter, 9th Wonder Inducted Into N.C. Music Hall of Fame
Winston-Salem Journal


Oct. 14, 2019
Kerry Haynie  On Faculty Governance, University Initiatives and Duke’s Role in North Carolina 
Duke Today


Sept. 28, 2019
Texas Tribune Festival, American Politics (VIDEO)


Sept. 24, 2019
The 1619 Project, Comedy from Chapelle, and New Music from NC’s Rapsody
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Aug. 6, 2019
Toni Morrison Remembered As a ‘Writer For This Age’
Duke Today


July 25, 2019
Duke Professor: People Not Remorseful About Their Racism, Only About Getting Called Out On It


June 18, 2019
N.C.’s Pool Rules Echo History of Keeping Blacks Out
The (Raleigh) News & Observer


May 30, 2019
A Black Billionaire and Queen Latifah Pay It Forward; Rihanna’s Empire and Wu-Tang Clan
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


May 2, 2019
Remembering John Singleton and Nipsey Hussle and the Style and Swag of Lizzo and Beyoncé
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


April 24, 2019
Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Brings HBCU Culture to the Forefront
Diverse Issues in Higher Education


April 23, 2019
Newly Elected Academic Council Chair Kerry Haynie Looks Ahead at 2-Year Term
The Duke Chronicle


April 7, 2019
Revisiting Duke University’s History of Hip-Hop Course
Come Hear NC


March 28, 2019
The ‘Best of Enemies;’ What To Do About Michael Jackson, and More
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


March 11, 2019
Michael Jackson Academic Discusses Abuse Claims in Leaving Neverland
Radio New Zealand


March 11, 2019
‘Leaving Neverland’ and What To Do With Michael Jackson’s Music
NBC News


March 11, 2019
‘Black Duke’ Takes Flight
The Undefeated


March 4, 2019
How ‘Leaving Neverland’ Puts Michael Jackson’s Cultural Legacy and $2 Billion Empire in Jeopardy
The Washington Post


Feb. 28, 2019
Grammy-winning Producer, 9th Wonder, Brings Life Experience and History to His NC Classroom


Feb. 28, 2019
What Hollywood Gets Right & Wrong, the Contradiction of College Sports, & More
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Feb. 7, 2019
The Racist History and Role of Blackface in America
Forum, WQED


Feb. 4, 2019
The Racist Role of Blackface in American Society
PBS Newshour


Jan. 23, 2019
Believing What We See: The Covington Catholic Video and Competing Narratives
1A (NPR)


Jan. 21, 2019
Gladys Knight Has Earned the Right to Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl


Jan. 17, 2019
‘No One Cared Because We Were Black Girls’: Is Time Up For R. Kelly?
The Guardian


Jan. 11, 2019
Misogynoir, Celebrity Worship Made the Media Botch Reporting on R.Kelly-Aaliyah ‘Marriage’
Huffington Post


Jan. 11, 2019
Motown Legacy Remains Strong 60 Years Later
Tampa Bay Times


Jan. 4, 2019
NC Experts Ponder the 2019 Political Landscape
The State of Things, WUNC (NPR)


Jan. 4, 2019
New Sheriffs in Town as African Americans Win Top Law Enforcement Posts in N.C.
The Washington Post


Dec. 18, 2018
Black Women in the Penal System, Michelle Obama’s Memoir, & Lauryn Hill’s Impact
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 15, 2018
Trump and Black Women Plus A Review of LeBron’s ‘Shut Up and Dribble’
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 7, 2018
Reporters and Analysts on the Messages of the Midterms in NC


Oct. 30, 2018
How Black Feminism Saved This Duke Professor From Himself


Oct. 15, 2018
John Carlos, Tommie Smith Were Not Alone in Their 1968 Protest
The Shadow League


Oct. 4, 2018
Cosby Sentence, Serena Williams & Colin Kaepernick, Say It Loud’ Anniversary
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Sept. 11, 2018
A Wedding and A Funeral and All the Political News In Between
Duke Today


Sept. 6, 2018
Apollo Theater to Present Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud at 50
Broadway World


Sept. 5, 2018
Professors Analyze Trump policies, Other Summer Political News at Talk
The Duke Chronicle


Sept. 4, 2018
Duke Debates Reparations for Slavery as Confederate Controversies Continue 


Sept. 4, 2018
Should There Be Reparations for African Americans? Scholars Tackle the Topic at Monday Panel
The Duke Chronicle


Aug. 28, 2018
The Women Behind ‘Queen Sugar’ and Remembering Aretha Franklin
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Aug. 18, 2018
Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul
The Crisis Magazine


Aug. 17, 2018
Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, an Icon of the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements
Democracy Now!


Aug. 16, 2018
How ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Shaped American Music and Culture
NPR, Here and Now (WBUR)


June 28, 2018
NFL Players Respond to Trump, Nina Simone’s Childhood Home, and ‘Everything is Love’
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


June 26, 2018
Supreme Court Refuses NC Gerrymandering Case, What’s the Fallout?


June 22, 2018
Duke Awards Trinity Scholarships To Six Students From N.C. and S.C.
The (Duke) Chronicle


May 24, 2018
Mute R. Kelly, ‘This Is America,’ and Being A Professional Black Girl
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


April 26, 2018
Guilty Verdict in Bill Cosby Trial Effectively Ends Comedian’s Career


April 26, 2018
What Black Philadelphians See in the Cosby Verdict
The Philadelphia Inquirer


April 26, 2018
Bill Cosby Was Largely Irrelevant in Black America Even Before His Sexual Assault Trial Began
The Washington Post


April 25, 2018
Starbucks and Implicit Bias, the Reign of Kendrick and Beyoncé, and the Return of Tracy Morgan
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


April 23, 2018
How Anita Hill’s Confirmation Hearing Testimony Brought Workplace Sexual Harassment to Light


April 18, 2018
Mark Anthony Neal Discusses the Significance of Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize Win
Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod


April 17, 2018
Scholars: Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Is A Sign of Hip-Hop’s Impact


April 16, 2018
MHP Roundtable: How Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Changed The Game Forever


April 8, 2018
King’s Death Gave Birth To Hip-Hop
The Atlantic


March 30, 2018
Legendary Music Executive Speaks at Crystal Bridges
KNWA (Fox)


March 29, 2018
America’s Coolest Weapon During The Cold War: Jazz


March 28, 2018
How Black Panther Points to a More Enlightened Hollywood Future
Zocalo Public Square


March 28, 2018
 Women at the Helm in Film to Hip-Hop and Beyond
 #BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


March 28, 2018
How Black Panther Points to a More Enlightened Hollywood Future


March 18, 2018
Listen Closely
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


March 14, 2018
Here Comes Marvin Bagley III
The Bleacher Report


March 8, 2018
Refusal of Women’s March Leaders to Condemn Farrakhan Creates Rift
USA Today


March 1, 2018
The Rise of the Black Superhero, the Obama portraits, and Why HBCUs Still Matter
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Feb. 6, 2018
How A Philly Father-Son Comedy Duo Went From Funny Conversations to Viral Fame
The Philadelphia Inquirer


Feb. 2, 2018
Scholars, Leaders Discuss State of Voting Rights at Panel, Thursday
The (Duke) Chronicle


Jan. 28, 2018
Inside Hip-Hop’s Takeover of the Music Industry
Sunday Today with Willie Geist


Jan. 25, 2018
Oprah for President, Jay-Z’s ‘Family Feud,’ and Embodying ‘Young, Gifted and Black’
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Dec. 29, 2017
Was 2017 the Craziest Year in U.S. Political History?


Dec. 19, 2017
‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and Rewinding Pop Culture in 2017
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 22, 2017
Responding to Sexual Assault, ‘Mudbound,’ and #FreeMeek
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Oct. 19, 2017
Rapsody Talks ‘Laila’s Wisdom’ and The NFL Greenlights ‘Take A Knee’ Protests
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Sept. 20, 2017
Durham Mayoral Candidate Pierce Freelon Wants to Bring in ‘New Blood,’ ‘New Ideas’
The Duke Chronicle


Sept. 12, 2017
How Late-Night TV Has Changed Under Trump and Remembering Dick Gregory
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Aug. 24, 2017
How To Help Kids Disrupt ‘Bro’ Culture
New York Times


Aug. 24, 2017
Stamped from the Beginning Review: A Timely History of Racist Ideas in America
The Guardian


Aug. 21, 2017
North Carolina Lawmakers Rush to Pass New District Maps
Wall Street Journal


Aug. 17, 2017
To Go Down Dilapidated: A Case For Removing Confederate Monuments
Cassius Life


Aug. 14, 2017
Charlottesville and the Legacy of Slavery
Minnesota Public Radio (NPR)


Aug. 14, 2017
Violence in Charlottesville: Feelings ‘As Bitter as We’ve Had Short of Civil War’
WJLA (Washington, DC)


Aug. 14, 2017
White Supremacist Group’s Rally Turns Deadly in Charlottesville
Here and Now, WBUR (NPR)


Aug. 2, 2017
Black Women’s Right to be Raunchy in ‘Girls’ Trip’ and Jay-Z Spotlights Vulnerability
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


July 29, 2017
Educating Hip Hop
PBS The Open Mind with Alexander Heffner


June 30, 2017
1974 | Rock Your Baby By George McCrae
PBS American Experience: Songs of Summer


June 12, 2017
Here’s Who Shouldn’t Say the N-Word: Bill Maher, Ice Cube, Anyone
The (Raleigh) News & Observer


June 8, 2017
Expert: Now is the Time for Voters, Courts to Hold Legislators Accountable in Redistricting Process
The Progressive Pulse


May 29, 2017
Glitterboy Photo Project Expands Ideas About Black Masculinity


May 28, 2017
Strange Fruit: A Romp Through Black Masculinity with Mark Anthony Neal
WFPL (Louisville)


May 22, 2017
Duke Law Professor Talks Short- and Long-Term Impact of Redistricting Decision
WFAE (Charlotte)


May 17, 2017
Black Etymology: A Brief Look at the Evolution of “Culture Vulture”


May 3, 2017
N-Word at Fenway Shows Baseball Has Far To Go
Detroit Free Press


May 2, 2017
‘He Was Not A Thug’: Questions of Language Trail Police Killings
New York Times


April 15, 2017
Thank You, Jackie Robinson
Toronto Globe and Mail


April 14, 2017
Jackie Robinson and Black Parents Across the U.S.
Detroit Free Press


April 14, 2017
Still A White Man’s Sport


April 12, 2017
Jackie Robinson’s Lasting Legacy
South Florida Sun Sentinel


April 5, 2017
A Rap Album Dissertation and ‘Get Out’
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


March 7, 2017
Provost’s Forum Addresses Rising Tensions in Police-Community Interactions
Duke Today


March 4, 2017
‘We Need to Come Together as Equal Partners’
The Duke Chronicle


March 3, 2017
Panelists Discuss Police-Community Relations at Duke Forum
Durham Herald-Sun


March 1, 2017
What do men get that women don’t? Here are a few things
USA Today


Feb. 13, 2017
The Birth of Hip Hop
“The Forum,” BBC World Service


Feb. 3, 2017
Longtime Professor Karla Holloway Reflects on Duke Career
The Duke Chronicle


Jan. 20, 2017
At ‘Peace Ball’ Celebrities Offer Vows of Hope and Resistance
NBC News


Jan. 18, 2017
Popular Culture Prepares For A New President
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Jan. 17, 2017
Ugly American Donald Trump is About To Enter the White House
Sydney Morning Herald


Jan. 15, 2017
In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival
New York Times


Jan. 7, 2017
Obama Legacy on Race is About Representation, Respect
NBC News


Dec. 14, 2016
How Beyonce, ‘Moonlight,’ and More Shaped 2016
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 16, 2016
Dave Chappelle and A Tribe Called Quest Bring Politics to ‘SNL’
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Nov. 11, 2016
Nationwide Protests Continue As Obama and Trump Strike Conciliatory Tone
NBC News


Nov. 9, 2016
Donald Trump Clinches Election 2016 Victory
Here And Now, NPR (WBUR)


Nov. 9, 2016
NC Elections Results and Analysis
The State of Things, WUNC


Nov. 8, 2016
Trump Wins N.C. Vote For President Over Clinton
The Charlotte Observer


Nov. 7, 2016
In North Carolina, Independent Early Voting Surged. How Could That Affect the Outcome?
The Charlotte Observer


Nov. 5, 2016
In This Year’s Tight Election, NC Has Jumped to ‘Super Battleground’ Status
The Charlotte Observer


Nov. 2, 2016
What Can We Expect on Nov. 8, and After?
Duke Today


Oct. 19, 2016
From Nat Turner to a Bulletproof Black Superhero
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Oct. 16, 2016
Resting Place of Prominent African-Americans Faces Neglect


Oct. 14, 2016
The Many Costs of Campus Carry
The New Yorker


Oct. 14, 2016
Experts Emphasize Influence of Minority Voters, Local Politics in Panel Thursday
The Duke Chronicle


Oct. 12, 2016
In Discussing Chicago’s Violence, Trump Generalizes About Race
NBC News


Oct. 11, 2016
Obama Boosts Clinton With Black Voters
The Hill


Oct. 10, 2016
Capital Tonight: Minority Voters and the Presidential Election
Time Warner Cable News


Oct. 7, 2016
Panel To Discuss Impact of Minority Vote on U.S. Presidential Election
Duke Today


Oct. 4, 2016
Are They With Her?
U.S. News & World Report


Sept. 29, 2016
Colin Kaepernick’s Legacy and TV During a Time of Ongoing Police Violence
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Sept. 22, 2016
Charlotte, Tulsa and Living While Black in America (audio 18:21)
To The Point (KCRW)


Sept. 16, 2016
Colin Kaepernick’s Critics Are Ignoring the Target of His Protest
The Guardian.com


Sept. 9, 2016
Fifteen Years after 9/11, Duke Scholars Reflect


Sept. 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton Fighting ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Among Some Black Voters
The Charlotte Observer


Aug. 31, 2016
For Some Black Voters, ‘Not Trump’ is the Number One Reason To Support Clinton


Aug. 25, 2016
Trump Tries To Win Over African-American Voters
Time Warner Cable News


Aug. 18, 2016
Politics on the Olympic Podium
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Aug. 17, 2016
How 9/11 Chilled Musicians


Aug. 12, 2016
Three-Day Workshop For Junior Faculty of Color Provides Tips on Achieving Tenure
Duke Today


Aug. 11, 2016
Johannesburg Journalism Conference Has Roots at Duke
Duke Global Health


Aug. 9, 2016
Swimming Upstream
The Undefeated


Aug.9, 2016
Local Elections Boards Consider How To Reinstate Early Voting


Aug. 6, 2016
In St. Paul,  Brooks Funeral Home Offers Dignity to the Dead – and the Living
Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Aug. 3, 2016
Election Law Grounds Wars Underway in Federal Court
Roll Call


Aug. 3, 2016
N. Carolina Voter ID Ruling Means Another Election Disruption
Associated Press


Aug. 2, 2016
Duke Prof Compares Voter ID Laws to Jim Crow
Campus Reform


Aug. 2, 2016
North Carolina Immune From Voting Rights Formula, But Not Court Scrutiny
NC PolicyWatch Blog


Aug. 1, 2016
White Man Fires At Deputy and Survives. Would That Happen to a Black Man?
Raleigh News & Observer


July 30, 2016
Clinton, Trump Need To Grow Base of Support, Experts Say


July 27, 2016
Chelsea Follows Ivanka in Trying To Polish Parent’s Image


July 25, 2016
Duke Professors Weigh In on Republican National Convention, State of the Party
Duke Chronicle


July 22, 2016
The Leader of the Congressional Black Caucus Is Having a Huge Year
Miami Herald


July 19, 2016
Celebrity Activism and ‘OJ: Made in America’
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


July 14, 2016
Kaine’s Clinton VP Audition Includes Trump Attack Lines
The Charlotte Observer


July 14, 2016
There Are Fewer Pokemon Go Locations In Black Neighborhoods, But Why?
Miami Herald


July 13, 2016
Ground Game: Clinton Making Big Statewide Push Against Trump
Winston-Salem Journal


July 7, 2016
Aftershocks from Affirmative Action Ruling to Hit K-12, College
Education Week


July 3, 2016
What Is Race?
Black Issues Forum, UNC-TV


June 1, 2016
This Professor is His Own MAN
Duke Magazine


May 23, 2016
When A Race Man’s Color is Purple


May 20, 2016
How To Talk To Your Teen About SnapChat and ‘Digital Blackface’
USA Today


May 17, 2016
‘Lemonade’ and ‘The Birth of a Nation’
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


April 29, 2016
Without A Name, Feminism Shaped My Life


April 25, 2016
Beyonce’s Stunning Triumph: ‘What We’re Seeing is Absolutely Unprecedented’


April 25, 2016
A Call-And-Response with Melissa Harris-Perry: The Pain and Power of ‘Lemonade’
ELLE Magazine


April 21, 2016
Redistricting Reconsidered


April 19, 2016
‘Dog Whistle Politics,’ ‘Confirmation,’ and Remembering Phife Dawg
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


April 13, 2016
WATCH: Opening Up the Educational Space for the 21st Century
News One


April 13, 2016
What White People Have To Say About Being White
CNN Money


April 6, 2016
Duke University and Student Protesters at an Impasse
News One


April 2, 2016
Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis: The Latest ‘Badass’ Black Man on Screen
Code Switch, NPR


March 14, 2016
North Carolina Primary Review
Charlotte Talks, WFAE (NPR)


Feb. 24, 2016
Citizen Award: Mark Anthony Neal Teaches What It Means To Be a Black Man
The Independent


Feb. 19, 2016
Writers, Teachers and Lawyers React to Harper Lee’s Death
New York Times


Feb. 18, 2016
Kendrick Lamar’s Grammys, Beyonce’s Super Bowl and Remembering Maurice White
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Feb. 18, 2016
‘Black-ish’ Police Brutality Episode: When Should African-American Families Have ‘The Talk’ With Their Children?
International Business Times


Feb. 16, 2016
N.C. Likely Won’t Play Big Role If Primary Delayed
Duke Campaign Stop


Feb. 15, 2016
What Justice Antonin Scalia’s Case Means for North Carolina’s Redistricting Case
The State of Things, WUNC (NPR)


Feb. 14, 2016
Justice Scalia’s Death Means Political Chaos in NC, Says Political Scientist
Duke Today


Feb. 14, 2016
Scalia’s Death Could Create Chaos in NC Redistricting Case


Feb. 14, 2016
Divided U.S. Supreme Court Directly Affects NC Redistricting Case
News 14


Feb. 10, 2016
Mark Anthony Neal Dissects Coding in Hip Hop
MCLA Beacon


Feb. 10, 2016
NC State Backs Effort to Advance Equity in Research
NC State University


Jan. 19, 2016
Bill Cosby and #OscarsSoWhite
#BackChannel, WUNC (NPR)


Jan. 12, 2016
Interview with Kerry Haynie: Obama’s Legacy on Race
Here And Now, NPR


Jan. 6, 2016
What 9th Wonder and Mark Anthony Neal Will Be Teaching At Duke This Year
Watch Loud


Dec. 9, 2015
Why State Legislators Are Still Pretty White


Aug. 14, 2014
Opinion: After Ferguson Shooting Black Parents Must Shield Their Children