African-Americans http://wunc.org en One-Man Play Narrates Stories Of Gay Black Men Of The South http://wunc.org/post/one-man-play-narrates-stories-gay-black-men-south <p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Television shows like Glee, Will and Grace, and Modern Family portray gay identity as white, northern, and secular. But that was far from E. Patrick Johnson's reality growing up in Hickory, North Carolina. Johnson decided to travel across the South to unearth stories of African American gay men and document his findings in the book&nbsp;</span></font><a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/SweetTea/"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><i>Sweet Tea: Gay Black Men of the South&nbsp;</i></span></font></a><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">(UNC Press/2008).</span></font></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:11:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30456 at http://wunc.org One-Man Play Narrates Stories Of Gay Black Men Of The South Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora http://wunc.org/post/duke-conference-dances-across-african-diaspora <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">For centuries, countless dances were born out of the&nbsp;disbursement&nbsp;of African people.&nbsp; <a href="http://aaas.duke.edu/dancing-the-african-diaspora-2014">Dancing The African Diaspora</a>, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent. </span></font></span></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:57:24 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30074 at http://wunc.org Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora Stunning Images Detail Chicago's Jazz Renaissance http://wunc.org/post/stunning-images-detail-chicagos-jazz-renaissance <p>Archibald Motley is one of the most well-known painters of the Harlem Renaissance even though he never lived in Harlem. He spent most of his career documenting the nightlife scene in both Chicago and Paris.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:29:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29707 at http://wunc.org Stunning Images Detail Chicago's Jazz Renaissance Author Explores History Of American Indian And African-American Heritage http://wunc.org/post/author-explores-history-american-indian-and-african-american-heritage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Many people know that during the Trail of Tears, tens of thousands of American Indians were forced to walk to Oklahoma. </span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26439 at http://wunc.org Author Explores History Of American Indian And African-American Heritage The Struggle Of Black Women In The World Of Heavy Metal http://wunc.org/post/struggle-black-women-world-heavy-metal <p></p><p></p><p>When Laina Dawes was eight years-old, she sat in front of her television watching the made-for-television movie “Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park.”&nbsp; Soon after, her parents gave her Kiss’ Double Platinum record, and later followed an obsession with bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.lainad.typepad.com/">Laina Dawes</a>&nbsp;is a bona fide metal head. But her fandom is complicated, though it probably shouldn’t be, by the fact that Laina is a black woman.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:06:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25295 at http://wunc.org The Struggle Of Black Women In The World Of Heavy Metal Bank Of America Ordered To Pay Restitution http://wunc.org/post/bank-america-ordered-pay-restitution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20131967.htm">Bank of America discriminated against more than 1,000 black job applicants</a>, a U.S. Department of </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Labor Judge held <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_152632949" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Monday</span></span>. </span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:31:46 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23091 at http://wunc.org Bank Of America Ordered To Pay Restitution Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week http://wunc.org/post/roundtable-examines-issues-week <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">On this week’s roundtable, a jazz great, a leading string theory mathematician and an accomplished writer share their diverse perspectives on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a range of issues from the latest Middle East update to the challenges facing minorities in higher education.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:19:38 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22458 at http://wunc.org Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week Art Exhibit Marks 25th Anniversary Of The Stone Center http://wunc.org/post/art-exhibit-marks-25th-anniversary-stone-center <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/">UNC Stone Center</a> is celebrating 25 years of promoting black scholarship in the Chapel Hill community. The Center’s first exhibit of the season features the portraiture work of Brooklyn-based artist <a href="http://timokamura.com/">Tim Okamura</a>. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:41:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22307 at http://wunc.org Art Exhibit Marks 25th Anniversary Of The Stone Center Bruce Lee Brings Together Black and Asian-American Audiences http://wunc.org/post/bruce-lee-brings-together-black-and-asian-american-audiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">In the 1970s, Kung Fu movies took America by storm and Bruce Lee became a household name.&nbsp; Lee turned into an unexpected icon for African-American audiences, and his image especially resonated with black males.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:00:39 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22242 at http://wunc.org Bruce Lee Brings Together Black and Asian-American Audiences Duke Study: For African American Women, Maintaining Weight Is More Practical Than Losing It http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-african-american-women-maintaining-weight-more-practical-losing-it <p><a href="http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1731966&amp;utm_campaign=social_082613&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=@jamainternalmed">New research out of Duke University</a> suggests merely maintaining weight, instead of losing it, is a more practical and successful approach for African American women. Lead author Gary Bennett is associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke. He says pre-menopausal black women have the highest rates of obesity in the country. About 80 percent are overweight, which contributes to a disproportionate risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:47:08 +0000 Catherine Brand 21441 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: For African American Women, Maintaining Weight Is More Practical Than Losing It