Black Studies http://wunc.org en 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 How Does Performing Race Impact Success http://wunc.org/post/how-does-performing-race-impact-success <p>During President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, some public discourse focused on the “blackness” of the President. Some on the right critiqued him for being “too black,” but some on the left claimed he was “acting white.”</p><p>“President Barack Obama, has these public moments, where he has to deal with the facts of race. He’s in this complicated situation where he has to appeal to members of multiple racial groups and have them all support him,” states&nbsp;<a href="http://law.duke.edu/fac/gulati/" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Mitu&nbsp;Gulati</a>, professor at Duke Law. “And then these instances occur as with Trayvon Martin, and he has both of these groups watching him so very carefully to see how Black is he or how Black isn’t he.”</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks with Gulati and his co-author and fellow law professor&nbsp;<a href="http://www.law.ucla.edu/faculty/all-faculty-profiles/professors/Pages/devon-w-carbado.aspx" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Devon&nbsp;Carbado</a>&nbsp;of UCLA School of Law. Their book, “<a href="http://global.oup.com/academic/product/acting-white-9780195382587;jsessionid=894BE3A2700863CDC8FAF1B7B5B3E1B8?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Acting White? Rethinking Race in 'Post-Racial' America</a>,” (Oxford University Press; 2013) addresses the question: “What does it mean to ‘act white’?”</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:50:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21607 at http://wunc.org How Does Performing Race Impact Success Duke Professor Carries On Tradition Of Black Radical Poetry http://wunc.org/post/duke-professor-carries-tradition-black-radical-poetry <p></p><p></p><div>Fred Moten grew up in a home and in a time where revolution was not portrayed as a romantic dream for the future, but a vital necessity for survival. He was raised in Las Vegas in the late '60s and '70s by a family who understood the need for change.</div><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:56:19 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 15250 at http://wunc.org Duke Professor Carries On Tradition Of Black Radical Poetry The Complex Identities Of Some Of America's Most Famous Black Men http://wunc.org/post/complex-identities-some-americas-most-famous-black-men <p>Have you ever thought of Jay-Z having multiple personalities? There's Jay-Z, Sean Carter, Hova, and Jigga. And they're all wrapped up inside one black man. In Mark Anthony Neal's latest book "<a href="http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=655#.UYp0C1LLllJ">Looking For Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities</a>," he explores the complex identities of figures like Jay-Z, Avery Brooks and Luther Vandross (<a href="http://nyupress.org/default.aspx">NYU Press</a>; 2013). Wed, 08 May 2013 15:56:21 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14998 at http://wunc.org The Complex Identities Of Some Of America's Most Famous Black Men