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Shows featuring Mark Anthony Neal

  • 2012 Culture and Resistance with Alice Walker, Randy Weston, Walter Mosley, Gore Vidal and More 2012-dn_culture
    Today we look at the nexus of politics and art, airing highlights of our cultural coverage from the past year featuring Alice Walker, Walter Mosley, Tony Kushner, Randy Weston, Steve Earle, Randall Robinson, Toshi Reagon, Tom Morello and others. We pay tribute to the late Adrienne Rich, Gore Vidal and Whitney Houston and mark...
    January 01, 2013 | Story
  • Black Power on TV: How "Soul Train" Host Don Cornelius (1936-2012) Reshaped Independent Black Media Splash_image20120213-29659-1ohh3ym-0
    Whitney Houston is just the latest cultural icon to pass away during this year’s Black History Month. On February 1, "Soul Train" host Don Cornelius was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, in what appeared to be a suicide. Cornelius brought black music and culture into America’s living rooms through...
    February 13, 2012 | Story
  • Whitney Houston Remembered for Unprecedented Crossover Success Splash_image20120213-31312-n929uq-0
    The music world continues to pay tribute to pop superstar Whitney Houston following her death on Saturday at the age of 48. She was honored at last night’s Grammy Awards by host LL Cool J and Jennifer Hudson. "She is part of a generation of what I called 'black pop crossover artists,' that would include...
    February 13, 2012 | Story
  • Michael Jackson 1958-2009: The Life and Legacy of the King of Pop Mj-webdouble
    Fans around the world are still mourning the passing of Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop." Jackson catapulted to fame on the Motown Records label as the youngest member of the Jackson 5 but soon embarked on a solo career that made him the biggest star in the country and one of the most globally recognized entertainers. Michael Jackson’s immensely popular music, dance moves and...
    June 30, 2009 | Story