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"paul robeson" Discussed on WTOP
"Pneumonias. It's 8 45. I'm Luke Luger and thanks for being with us. 14 books deemed in violation of a Virginia state law were removed last month from sponsoring county public schools by superintendent Mark Taylor. The ACLU of Virginia is now challenging that decision. The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chomsky was among them in response to a parent's complaint over sexually explicit content Taylor took action even though a county committee that included parents and teachers disagreed, the state's ACLU chapter says he's misinterpreting state law and violating the constitution. It says the law which requires schools to notify parents. If instructional materials contain sexually explicit content is meant to apply to classroom materials, not library books. Summer will bring a full slate of metro construction projects that will slow service on parts of the orange silver and green lines. Some rail stations will receive upgrades, 30 miles of steel rail will be replaced, and fiber optic cable installed to improve communications. There will be single tracking starting in mid may from stadium armory to Chevrolet for work at the Minnesota avenue dean wooden Chevrolet stations. In early June, there will be free shuttle bus service as orange line stations in Northern Virginia are closed, including Vienna, Dunn loring, west and east falls church, and free shuttles will move green line riders between greenbelt and fort totten, particularly on WTO P news. Days after a mass of mural in northwest D.C. was defaced, the artist behind it wants to start over and reimagine the homage to actor and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. My first feeling
"paul robeson" Discussed on WTOP
"Laura Rodriguez should know he's been a barber here for years now. Route one is Laura's Main Street. That's where all the businesses all the restaurants. That's thriving. We really want to make it the Main Street. Robert loves the director of economic and community development here. A new law allows 5 new liquor licenses to be issued to businesses here to help do that. Maybe some brew pubs or some wineries and those types of businesses that kind of help out every other business. The hope is that all the people who drive by will actually stop enjoy our businesses. On Main Street in Laurel, John dome in WTO news. Last year, a former Montgomery county official was accused of creating a hostile workplace. However, an independent investigation says those allegations are unfounded. Former Montgomery county planning board chair Casey Anderson was first reprimanded for having a liquor cabinet in his office, and then an email accused him of inappropriate language in the workplace. Following an investigation by the Maryland national capital park and planning commission, county council president Evan glass says no evidence was found to support the allegations of a hostile toxic or misogynistic workplace at Montgomery parks. Montgomery planning are at the county planning board. Dick giuliano WTO news. Days after a massive mural in northwest D.C. was defaced. The artist behind it wants to start over and reimagine the tribute. My first feeling was of an Abdul Rahim Muhammad commissioned artist Corey stowers to paint the mural of his hero Paul Robeson on the side of his business at 13th in ew streets in 2015.
"paul robeson" Discussed on NFL Live
"Off top. The son of an escaped enslaved person, Paul Robeson, was a two time all American at Rutgers and also valedictorian. While an NFL, he earned a law degree from Columbia. He quit football became a movie star, musician, and then committed his life to activism. It's a real crazy story. She takes some time to read about it. Play the music. This is a Dominique foxworth show. What up, Charlie? Feeling very unaccomplished right now. Yeah, I could fit in all the impressive things from his dalliances and politics and everything but he's a civil rights activist, a worker's rights activist moved to Europe where he became a star there. But anyway, we'll get, we'll get back to that at some layer point or I'll send you a book or something, but where I wanted to start was with John morant and it's not about the incidents, any of the incidents in particular. It's just much, I don't know, it's a bigger picture, thought I guess, that I've been working with and juggling with when it comes to John morant. And it's just like about maturation and growing up and I think we often think of people as being adults after their 18 or 21 or 25 or I don't think that's how it works, I guess there's no law that you have to stop, I guess you do, we all like stop maturing physically. At a certain age, around 16 to 20 or so, but you never really stop growing up, I think, or you shouldn't, at least. I feel like one of the worst things about getting older and also the best thing about getting older is looking back at how stupid you were or all the stupid things you said or did or thought just a couple of years ago. And I have that now as I'm coming up on my 40th birthday, I can look back at things that I did when I was 35 and you know you think like a 35 year old is a full grown person and that you are who you are but I don't know, I don't believe that and it pertains to job because I think we're seeing him do some really immature things and everyone's like you're a grown ass man, but at the same time like I mentioned I can think of things nothing as risky or as dangerous as jab, but I can think of things from just a few years ago that I'm embarrassed by and positions that I took and like, I don't
"paul robeson" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"And eventually they were like, yeah, you got to go. That's enough. Yeah, he wasn't with him very long. No. No. But he said, in an interview, he said, I wouldn't change a thing. You know, there's like a video of him that they said it's one of the only ones that somebody got. It's on YouTube. I went and looked at it. And it is this long twanging down on your knees. You go to see kiss. You're not going to see, you know, it was almost like hairband before air bend. That'll. But let's see. Let's get one more. Let's get one more. The gloomy Sunday curse. If you hear the gloomy Sunday curse, no. All right. So it says, can a song be so sad and depressing that it encourages people to end their lives? What's the most depressing song you've ever heard? I think I'm so lonesome I could cry by Hank Williams is a pretty depressing song. But let's see. It's a motherfucker by the eels is a pretty depressing song. Did you have one in mind? No, no, no. I was just curious. I was just curious. Yeah, but yeah. Yeah. That's the most depressing song. Anyway, the song question. Yeah. Yeah. The song in question is by Hungarians Rez Rez sires and led this list. And it was written about suess's girlfriend who took her own life. When it was released in 1933, authorities reported a rise in people taking their lives and promptly banned it. From being played nationwide. It was also recorded by Paul Robeson and Billie Holiday in 1941. Each time it was released, it was held responsible for an uptick in untimely passings. So just because you mentioned there, you talk about depressing songs. How about strange fruit by Billie Holiday holy Moses? Yeah. Hey, so I'm not going to do any trivia this week because, well, we just gave out a lot of trivia.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Think 100%: The Coolest Show
"It was became this weird dichotomy between well. The facebook people don't get it And i will always low. Confuses is like that's not going to win this and not to be protecting atlantic. Because you know there's lots of catholics in his lots of pentecostals and there's lots of buddhists in the world is locked his lots of hindus everywhere in the blood. There's lots of seek and jane folks We need everybody on his on his in his mission. So i think that that. I think that's sort of like that where we agree. Redeem was really has a tool to be a translation device for people involved in the movement that want to connect with muslims. So if you wanted to take these concepts and ideas and a great example that is you talk about how we talk about like extraction as a key understanding within this context. You know the environmental movement is a the toxicity environments because we've sorta extracted resources out of the ground and we don't replenish them. We don't renew them. And we and we know. And then so the idea that we want regenerate instead of extract. Wanna move away from extraction and at manifest today with like you know extraction is taking oil and colon gas out of the ground right. Extraction economy was taking people out of places like africa extraction economy manifest today in extracting data from all these social media platforms right. It's a it's an approach. It's an approach to capitalism. That's gonna take from Regenerates approaches are are very wholesome way and health and more healthy help repair and heal. And the way i frame it in a muslim contexts which i learnt from a christian was Really get our energy energy from heaven versus getting energy from the energy from hell is energy that burns as coal and gas. That's a oil energy that we have to extract in and destroy whole mountainsides to get a little stripper coal. That's energy from hell and from having is wind and solar and when you have that energy heaven presented you have conversation with someone who is like this woman. Virginia one said to me. My great uncle brought me tennessee. See them in an absolute squalor and the community where my family is from. And he said i'm gonna show you what real poverty looks like. This woman grew up with my with my grandmother and she looked me up and down. She said lena your lena's grandchildren and she gave me that. Look like you ain't nothing she's like you don't even go to buy and i was like man. I'm sorry i don't write. But if i could say to her which i didn't get q. I shut up. Just listened to her but the people who the bible is the word. The koran is the word. Let's talk about energy from heaven versus energy compound. This god talk about. So if i'm someone who's absolute rational scientists in this is orientation that i have but this is organizing moment need to connect with as many people as possible. That's a tool to get through people's heads and get get past that that have that sort of like layer and penetrate a little bit so that they can at least listen to me and then we can get into other things. So i think that. That's it's a tool as a vehicle like everyone has to get organized in different ways to engage other people but we have to understand the language that we're all using so that we can get to the core of the issues. While i love that angie from heaven energy from how i liked that a lot after might be used that. That's a good one i if you say if he went there screaming someone some corner. He's at i gave revy that. That's that's a good one but speaking of that you know You know this issue dealing with regards to Our movement and where. We are with the environment i i was. I was speaking actually in long island in new york Not too far from where sean bell been had been killed In for those. Who don't know there was a black lives matter movement before there was a black last latter right movement and so we were dealing with that But i was speaking at an earth day event with State senator sanders out of their out of new york. Oh yeah yeah good. Good good brother. And so he had. He had a van and advocate. Finish speaking a young brother can mean might have been thirteen fourteen in that age range and when he came to me he said. Read if you know Like what you said man. And i wish more environmentalist look like you and But this this is the thing that hit me with all. That's going on with with racial justice in climate as he said this to me he said but i gotta actually request he says. Why do you want to save hails. So bad wow how as d. Yeah that's deep. I mean i remember one of the first conversations. You know around green bean that i had i would go to communities and people would say so what who cares gaas gonna kill destroy dismiss. Anyway you know. I think A scenario kendrick. Lamar has you know. He said the earth is no more once you burn this musher own wa wa wa. I gotta struggle you know like that kind of kind of wailing. I get that. I totally get that. I think it's less about on. I think the best presumptious. You're a person who whether you believe in a higher power not. I think it's been presumptuous. That you one person to action out of the billions and billions and trains of human beings. That have lived in all of existence is going to change something. That's you know is a bit presumptuous. I think in reality. It's a test on you and how you operate in that particular moment you know. It's your choice. In that moment. You are buddhist brothers and sisters will always remind us at passes not existent. The future is a lot is like a inclusion. The only thing you have is the press. Only thing you have is the moment that you're in at that moment right now. and that's why are buddhists. Roses will tell us think thoughts that will create the future. You have this ideas in your head. You know when people talk about in different ways but if we all were resonating in such a way that we were positively thinking about our future then that would manifest into creating a positive future So i think it's like you know you you don't wanna be in a situation where you are contributing to the problem in the presence because you don't know what the future how it will manifest out an ice. That's i always think that. I'm going to try my best in this moment in this time. To sort of do my very best and be speak that truth. I was listening. Recently to a tape of paul rogerson the great paul robeson before giving testimony to congress when they were trying to basically com communist. Whether a communist or not was irrelevant. His statements to them were so clear. So razor sharp so on point that he left no room for them to sort he was like i am not because he was absolutely able to look them in the.
"paul robeson" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"African Americans to American history. In short, the first show focused on musical contributions, Calvert and a number of black intellectuals who were involved in producing it. Like Alain Locke and Sterling Brown on the fact that on the faculty of Howard University realized that musical contributions would be the safest in the political sense the safest way. To begin the series what they were able to do, however, even within that kind of limited, um, approach was to talk about the kinds of music Like spirituals and others, where there were also implicit in some places, really quite explicit political arguments about slavery about equality about freedom and what it means to be free. And here's a voice that had sung itself into the heart of America. The beauty of America. Is a voice with all the glory of America. Paul Robeson. Mm. No more auction block for me? No. Oh, no. Oh, there were spirituals and blues that sounded a note of deep protests. For example, How long must my people weep and mourn too long. They've been barely missing along and no more sung at the end of the Civil War becomes today a song of protest, demanding that the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation be fully realized. Freedoms. People featured African Americans as diverse as Singapore. Robson fighter Joe Louis and Labor leader A. Philip Randolph. The.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Radiolab
"And came out victorious. Not only for himself before so many people that look like him. He was a shining example for the possibilities of america. It's interesting when he came back to the. Us having all claim in europe then they would hire him. You know that qualified him finally and he was the first black artist who be recorded by labels. He's very picky though. He didn't wanna record unless they pay them a lot of money. Oh damn right after the what. He's gone through but he could be a tough customer. Tim says even when the white owned labels wanted to record him he listened to the playbacks of these recordings. he wasn't satisfied with them And he said i don't want them issued and he said well we won't pay you and he said i don't care well. There was a recording contract that he had with the british recording company where he had recorded gorgeous -ly but because the deal wasn't a good deal financially he cut the masters like the original recording took so large pair of sheers and cut them into. He broke the masters. He was such a purist that he wasn't going to do anything that didn't meet his standards. Anything for which he wasn't properly paid Which is one of the reasons. We don't have much film of him. Because others paul robeson people like that made a lot of films later on especially when sound came in and hayes said Only if you pay me a huge amount of money. I find it interesting that he was so self possessed that he in a way possessed himself out of memory. It's like he vanished himself. Sorta of like harry but for a different reason and also i think chat that black people at work for so little for free for so long that they were so determined not to allow somebody to make money off of their backs anymore. By my estimation. I've done really the only study of this part of his career. He was able to press. Maybe five hundred copies of each of these. Tim is referring to a set of recordings which were some of the only ones that still exist from his prime because there are so few copies made of them binding these records. They're very rare when they come up for auction. They're very expensive. But over the years i've been able to assemble most of them. Probably the largest collection of them's only nine total one. Nobody's ever found the other aid of god either in the original or tape. Somebody sent me as we were talking with him about how hard he has had to work to find rowlands records. I kept thinking about that idea of roland. hayes intentionally. cutting the masters not allowing recordings of himself to get out into the future to people like ten people like us unless he got paid and all of that took on a whole new meaning when we ended up speaking to one of his colleagues a guy that you also heard an episode. one a bill doggett. I am an african american performing arts. Historian early sound are this bill. Doggett liked him is a historian an educator and a record collector. He has a pretty large collection of black swan records. Actually the six largest in the world. According to his estimation reveille conifer career and he shares them online. This is from youtube videos. Only this is the very first. According by an african american soprano. Let's take a listen in talking with bill ungrateful. I had the collection. I've amassed but there are no african americans in the field. The question naturally came up. Why as we were looking for record collectors did. The field seemed to be overwhelmingly white. Like bill was the first black collector. We found as an african american specialists in this world. What i have seen the legacy of ownership of the idea of ownership of cultural appropriation by white male collectors who have come to fetish cise black men who not black women. The blue not the black women who sing blues but the black men who recorded at the dawn of of the records. He told us about this one example. The most famous white collector in black leased music. Famously i think is the most in two thousand fourteen fifteen sixteen thousand dollars for this one seventy eight rpm records actually when we checked ebay. The final price was thirty. Seven thousand for one record is a record of a black man singing in the nineteen twenties. Who not only himself his family but his entire ancestors had never seen sixteen thousand dollars but yet a white man who has an infinitesimal amount of money he himself and others have created this frenzy. This tornado of high-pricing that is reminiscent for me of a slave auction. Where how much can i get for this black man his while this while pitt fourteen thousand. No i will be fifteen but this is a black man's music a black man's record. He got twenty five dollars or thirty dollars for the session. But now you know this white guy owns owns you..
"paul robeson" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"Had another baby and he wants to be a dad right now. So next man up marvin tori maybe not the most competitive in terms of what we're expecting inside the octagon exact opposite outside of. Im sarli entertained by this. Entire week of marvin taurean. Israel's on trash-talking. I'm not gonna live. I wasn't quite sold on it. But i am so here for israel decided arm toy part to based off of that press. Count so. I wanna ask you about that. Because marvin tories ahah is he unique cat. An anchorman gets angry a lot angry quickly. Tom and izzie is someone who seems to revel in needling human beings like that. We saw with paolo. Costa's well you were there for that press conference. That was a wild scene. This this phoenix crowd. We've seen it in the suns games like they've been over the top and they were like that on thursday. What do you make of this whole rivalry. does it feel real to you. Does it feel genuine. Does it feel one-sided like what do you make of the fight before the fight that we're seeing play out in front of. I wish i could tell you what marvin tory said or israel said at the press conference with the crowd was so raucous that they drowned out. Both men like this is awesome. Which i can see here. What they're saying. I just need to scream at each other and find fish. Fight on the stage but I've been entertained by the embedded countdowns and everything is doing his best to sell a fight. I really think the the fact that english is in his first language. I think adds to like you. He's so angry and so frazzled. There can't figure out what he wants to say. But it's just anger anger. There was a moment where he said something israel outside and was just like what like. What did you say that in. Marvin tories responses get new ears and i was like. Oh marvin i. I honestly love it. I think is fantastic. I think it's over the best trash-talking ever in terms of like comical timing. I don't think he's supposed to be like that. But i love everything about it. I've been entertained by it. I don't know if it's one sided or not because marvin hasn't stopped. It hasn't stopped four years. You could probably find a thousand interviews on the internet about martin tori talking about that. I fight i stayed. I was on the same floor as him. In jacksonville and paul robeson fell out. I heard more.
"paul robeson" Discussed on KGO 810
"Every one of us should not just here but abroad. 80 88 10 is the telephone number like we go to Lawrence in Berkeley. Lawrence. Hi. Welcome to K G O. Hello. Hi, Lawrence. You're on the air. Hi, Pat. How you doing? I I was Good. I was born in 1942 and my parents were leftists. So I can tell you with 100% accuracy that in the 19 thirties and through the forties, the left Including the Communist Party sang songs about the American flag. And this was some most notably that Paul ropes and but also by Frank Sinatra. And if you want, I'll sing it to you. Yes, please. Okay. It's called the house I live in and it goes like the it begins like this. What is America to me? Yeah. My name. Her place for guys see a certain word. Democracy? Yeah. That is America to me? Yeah. No Paul Robeson, Who's saying that was a Communist? Uh, Frank's an option was certainly not. That's an example of the kind of cultural unity that there was back then. And, Yeah, Yeah, What destroyed That was first of all the Cold War and second of all, and mostly Vietnam and truck drivers used to beat up hippies and radicals, and that was the time. When, after you know, these people used to beat them up that you started that they started calling America America and spelling it with you. Well, you know, I got to tell you, Lord, it's fascinating history, and I love that You shared the song with us. I think back to those times, and I remember that there was a bumper sticker that began to be displayed. That was to attack Vietnam War protesters, which was happening largely on college campuses. It was happening everywhere. But it was huge on college campuses, and the bumper sticker was an American flag, and it said Love it or leave it. And then there was a counter bumper sticker, which was an American flag, and it said, America, change it or lose it. So different perspectives but both indicating a reverence for the American flag. Um and so I'm I'm still unsure as to how it became so politicized. And I think a lot of the politicization did happen during the trump era. Um maybe it began earlier than that. But I certainly think that it became outrageous during that era. 80 88 10 is the telephone number 80808 10. Let's go to live on in mountain view, Laban Hi. Welcome to kgl. Hey, Pat. You know I love your show. We often talk Yes. I don't want to be the bearer of really bad but what you have to realize. Well, if you have to realize is is not been treating what by six. They got us thinking it is in our home. There was 11 Children and two parents. And we were taught That that flag didn't cover us..
"paul robeson" Discussed on On The Media
"Studios record numbers of journalists formed unions over the last few years during the pandemic. We saw the biggest upsurge in labor organizing in journalism since the nineteen thirties. Just this week. Journalists that the atlantic announced that they were forming a union affiliated with the news guild. That's why it's amazing that i'd never heard of one of the first people to lead a journalism. Unionization movement marvel cock was a crusading black journalist. Who organized one of the first chapters of the newspaper guild and she reported on labor and race until she was pushed out of journalism by red baiting. Today we're welcoming. Luis raven wallace onto the podcast to tell that story. He's the creator of the view from somewhere podcast about journalism with a purpose and author of the book the view from somewhere undoing the myth of journalistic objectivity for years. He's been researching journalists in. Us history whose stories haven't been thoroughly told because they were marginalized by structure. They didn't see them as real objective reporters. And that's what happened to marvel. Marvel cook was home in new york. When she got the the united states. senate subcommittee on investigations chaired by senator joseph mccarthy. Yeah that guy wanted her to testify. I remember spending that weekend. Getting as beautiful as i know how to get getting very conservative but beautiful dress after where i felt. So sorry for my husband here. He is married to this girl who looked like she was going to be a society somebody as she gets herself. And all this mess. She was a society lady a away she was fair skinned daughter of radical black socialists. From mankato minnesota. She was a communist and an investigative journalist. She was a close friend of paul robeson and had worked for w e b. Two boys marvel cook was amazing. The mccarthy hearings as you might remember eventually became infamous for targeting journalists and entertainers accusing them of communist ties. Unless we make sure that there is no infiltration of our government then just as certain as you sit there. Inland period of you will see a red world that fall of nineteen fifty-three. She showed up dressed to the nines to talk before the all white all male senate committee. She took the fifth though she deigned to answer a couple of questions he said. Where were you born. And i said oh. I was born in minnesota across the saint. Croix river.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Help you. You don't have to help me. Mr mexico home. You can hate me like the others again. That is richard wright playing bigger thomas in the film version of his book the blockbuster bestseller at the time native son and then his kind of literary biography black boy julia especially for the younger generation. If you could give us a thumbnail biography of your father of where your father grew up. Howie moved north. How he wrote these books. And ultimately i don't know if you describe it as fleet But fled the united states with you and your mother right fled. New york fled the racism. That's jazz james. Baldwin would do later and ended up in paris difficult. Because i'm so close to what he did I don't have that of birds sides you that i would like to have but i would say that may be. He would prefer the word. Expatriate to wig exile and he would prefer the word escape to light because they're more active words and he of himself as more endowed with agency as time went on on everything he did was used to gain more freedom in his ability to create. You showed a clip of the film. He invested so much of this energy into Writing cool writing the script of being part producer of Acting bigger on and in the in that film was censored off because it was a came out during mccarthyism that was one of the reasons why he could not stay and create freely in a land. Where the hey he wrote about police. Brutality would be dismembered from his book. A bit in the way. James spurred would be dismembered. I mean i'd use the word a bit violently but in a way it is the same thing thaw he needed freedom in all pences in all meanings of the term and so he went where he felt he could find it. I mean if you could talk about what he experienced here. Also the hvac hearings watching paul robeson being destroyed by the us government this enormous talent this giant. Figure them taking his passport. The anti communist fervor of the time Not wanting to the f. b. i. to come to Try to get him to spy on his colleagues his relationships with james baldwin. Ralph ellison and paul robeson the significance of this period. It was the cold war and culture. academics writers were used in the cold war against one another. It was a terrible cloak and dagger period but it was to the death to the death of creativity but also.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Help you. You don't have to help me. Mr mexico home. You can hate me like the others again. That is richard wright playing bigger thomas in the film version of his book the blockbuster seller at the time native son and then his kind of literary biography black boy julia specially for the younger generation. If you could give us a thumbnail biography of your father of where your father grew up. Howie moved north. How he wrote these books. And ultimately i don't know if you describe it as fleed But fled the united states with you and your mother right fled. New york fled the racism. That's jazz james. Baldwin would do later and ended up in paris difficult. Because i'm so close to what he did I don't have that of birds sides you that i would like to have but i would say that may be. He would prefer the word. Expatriate to wig exile and he would prefer the word escape to light because they're more active words and he of himself as more endowed with agency. As time went on on everything he did was to gain more freedom in his ability to create. You showed a clip of the film. He invested so much of this energy into Writing cool writing the script of being part producer of acting bigger on and indians. That film was censored off. Because it was a came out during mccarthyism that was one of the reasons why he could not stay and create freely in a land. Where the hey he wrote about police. Brutality would be dismembered from his book. A bit in the way. James spurred would be dismembered. I mean i'd use the word a bit violently but in a way it is the same thing thaw he needed freedom in all pences in all meanings of the term and so he went where he felt he could find it. I mean if you could talk about what he experienced here. Also the hvac hearings watching paul robeson being destroyed by the us government this enormous talent this giant. Figure them taking his passport. The anti communist fervor of the time Not wanting to the f. b. i. to come to Try to get him to spy on his colleagues his relationships with james baldwin. Ralph ellison and paul robeson the significance of this period. It was the cold war and culture. academics writers were used in the cold war against one another. It was a terrible cloak and dagger period but it was to the death to the death of creativity but also.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Help you. You don't have to help me. Mr mexico home. You can hate me like the others again. That is richard wright playing bigger thomas in the film version of his book the blockbuster bestseller at the time native son and then his kind of literary biography black boy julia especially for the younger generation. If you could give us a thumbnail biography of your father of where your father grew up. Howie moved north. How he wrote these books. And ultimately i don't know if you describe it as fleet But fled the united states with you and your mother right fled. New york fled the racism. That's jazz james. Baldwin would do later and ended up in paris difficult. Because i'm so close to what he did I don't have that of birds sides you that i would like to have but i would say that may be. He would prefer the word. Expatriate to wig exile and he would prefer the word escape to light because they're more active words and he of himself as more endowed with agency. As time went on on everything he did was to gain more freedom in his ability to create. You showed a clip of the film. He invested so much of this energy into Writing cool writing the script of being part producer of Acting bigger on and in the in that film was censored off because it was a came out during mccarthyism that was one of the reasons why he could not stay and create freely in a land. Where the hey he wrote about police. Brutality would be dismembered from his book. A bit in the way. James spurred would be dismembered. I mean i'd use the word a bit violently but in a way it is the same thing thaw he needed freedom in all pences in all meanings of the term and so he went where he felt he could find it. I mean if you could talk about what he experienced here. Also the hvac hearings watching paul robeson being destroyed by the us government this enormous talent this giant. Figure them taking his passport. The anti communist fervor of the time Not wanting to the f. b. i. to come to Try to get him to spy on his colleagues his relationships with james baldwin. Ralph ellison and paul robeson the significance of this period. It was the cold war and culture. academics writers were used in the cold war against one another. It was a terrible cloak and dagger period but it was to the death to the death of creativity but also.
"paul robeson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Like the others again. That is richard wright playing bigger thomas in the film version of his book the blockbuster bestseller at the time native son and then his kind of literary biography a black boy julia especially for the younger generation. If you could give us a thumbnail biography of your father of where your father grew up how he moved north how he wrote the books. And ultimately. I don't know if you describe it is fleet But fled the united states with you and your mother fled new york but the racism of jazz james baldwin would do later and ended up in paris off difficult. Because i'm so close to what he did. I don't have that a bird side view that i would like to have but i would say that. Maybe he would prefer the word expatriate to exile and he would prefer the word escape to light a coach. They're more active words and he thought of himself as more endowed with agency. As time went on on everything he did was to gain more freedom in his ability to create. You showed a clip of the film. He invested so much of this energy into a writing code writing the script of being part producer of Acting bigger on in the end that films was censored because it was a came out during mccarthyism on that was one of the reasons why he could not stay and create freely in a land where the pages he wrote about police. Brutality would be dismembered from his folk a bit. In the way james spurred would be dismembered. I use the word a bit violently but it away. It is the same thing. He needed freedom in old fences in all meanings of the turn and so he went where he felt he could find it. I mean if you could talk about what he experienced here. Also the hvac earrings watching. Paul robeson being destroyed by the us got from anthony enormous talent this giant figure them taking his passport The anti communist fervor of the time Not wanting to the fbi to come to try to get him to us spy on his colleagues his relationships with james baldwin and fellow san paul robeson the significance of this period. It was the cold war and culture. Academics writers were used in the cold war against one another. It was a terrible cloak and dagger period but it was to the death to the death of creativity but also to the death of life on it was terrible. I remember my father's best friend. Ali harrington who was a member of the cpa usa and the creator of bucci the communist congress and yes. Yes yes and he was. The creator of boots see a very famous cartoon and he was my father's best friend to the end. My father used to tell all the all the the apartment is bugged and only used to laugh at. My father was in paris at the end julia. Weaker sending twenty seconds and ali would laugh and say no no way. You're being paranoid richard. But richard insisted so all the technicians in and they found. Well we're gonna and we have to leave it there but people can pick up this latest book of the great literary giant richard. Right thank you so much to his daughter julia right. The man who lived underground just published. I mainly goodman. Thanks for joining us..
"paul robeson" Discussed on Quizbeard weekly trivia quiz
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"paul robeson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is one A. We've got some great music coming up later in the hour. But before we get to that, let's return to my conversation with actor Delroy Lindo. He's part of the cast of the five Bloods. That's a film drama set in Vietnam and co produced and directed by Spike Lee. The film's plot follows a group of four aging Vietnam vet who returned to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader as well as the treasure they buried while serving there. On screen the relationships between all four Phil's very real, in particular between Paul the Trump loving that played by Lindo and David, his estranged son, played by Jonathan Majors. We're here for the goal. Don't lie. Going after the gold. I read those e mails. You gotta choose better passwords 123 full Come on, man. Bad. You want, David? An equal share for help you find it. Helton. Theodore does find out about this. You'll go back to the crib empty handed. See you just blew jarred as gangster now. After everything you put me through, I say you get in a basement bargain. I swear to you, I swear to God, I did not know Jonathan Prior to working with him. We had dinner together with Spike Spike Isaiah. Jonathan myself had dinner together. Maybe I don't know. A month before we were to leave for Thailand. We had dinner. And then we were all in Thailand, beginning the work. So I was not worried. About how we would work together. And we did not discuss how we would work together. I could be wrong, but I don't recall. It may have been one or two specific. Decisions that we made about our history together. It's father and son. Other than that. Johnson. Did his prep And came to work better the work. I did my prep I came to work ready to work, and we just worked together. And the relationship and the vulnerability that you see. Happened organically. One thing I will say. In addition to that is that part of what helped forge the relationship force the vulnerability the various aspects of emotional aspects of the relationship that you see in the film. Part of with for help to forge that was the equally organic Relationship that we as actors, and I mean all of us. We forced this bond off screen. And that happened just as a result of the fact that we are we're staying in the same hotel. We spent time. Away from the camera just because we were in the same hotel and we would talk. About everything we talk. As men. As human beings on the planet and his black man, we would just commune. Constantly. We had some of them. From my point of view. We had some of the most Stimulating. Hilarious little barbershop talk, perhaps? Yeah, it never It never got to, you know, playing the dozens, and it never got there. But it was. It was just a deep seated Communing. And certainly Jonathan and I were part of that because we were part of the group. And so we were able to. And I've said this to various of your colleagues, but I can't Say it enough. Because it was so rich. It was so rich. And you know what? We may not ever connect like that again. You know, I mean, on some level, it doesn't matter because we will always have that experience the experience of Bloods. You mentioned Chadwick Boseman and this was one of the last films. He was in before his untimely his untimely death. And one of the themes this film explores. It's um really unique ways, I think is grief. And how we deal with grief. Having been through the experience you've just described. With these other black men. And to have his death follow. I wonder if you're thinking about about grief any differently these days? It's a fair question. It's a good question. And the short answer is no, I'm not. But I'm not being facetious. Certainly have I have a broader understanding of life. And so I would say, rather than Thinking about grief, which frankly, scares me. Scary shit. Scares me. Sure. Sure it does. I'm thinking about I should have said that to you. You were a journalist. Is this safe space? Yeah, right. Jumped all over there. That scares you. Well, tell me about that, because I think a lot of us are thinking about grief right now and You know it. I've been thinking about grief, a lot of late, in part because of Fairly recent losses in my life. And I guess it grief never scared me but suffering did Oh, hey, man. Hey, man. I'm sorry. Continue. I cut you up going. No, no, no. That That was the end of my thought. It wasn't the world that scared me. It was the suffering. Sure. First of all, Amen to that right? I think that the reason that I am trying to focus on all that I am more connected to the dynamics of living. Is because I tend to be a cynical individual anyhow. And I can be I have been known to be a glass half empty, kind of an individual therefore, I don't want to further by thinking contemplating. About grief. I don't I think I think it's a protective mechanism on my part because the fact of the matter is There is so much to grieve. Huh? So much to grieve. But I think as a defense mechanism I need to You find Abel? Give myself a reprieve from that, because I could I could I could imprison myself with that. On guy can't afford it. I have a son to raise. I have family. I have things to do. And again. I'm not trying to be glib here and I wanted to. I just want to say one thing, but that's occurring to me right now. Many people have asked me about Chadwick. And I could say many things about Chadwick. And as I was speaking to you, and specifically as I was speaking to you, as you were speaking to me about grief, I remembered something. And that is that at the Chadwick past Receive. Chadwick, some people Simone. His wife. Gotta email saying that They were having a service for Chadwick, and they wanted me to come. Was not able to be there because I literally literally received this. Email when I was on a plane about to go to start my next job, but What was significant and beautiful about my being invited to participate in These service, the going home Service for Chadwick. What was significant about that for me is that it spoke to the connection. That he and I apparently had forged that I didn't quite know. I mean, I appreciated working with him. Champion was incredibly gracious toward my son. We had dinner before he left Thailand. But the fact that his family would reach out to me and invite me to be a part of Chad weeks going home service. When I had just known and worked with Chadwick for a number of just a few weeks. Spoke volumes to me about the connection that he valued. From our coming together and that I certainly value from our coming together, And that's a positive. Does that make sense? What I make sense? That makes absolute sense. So I'm speaking to you from Washington, D C. You're in Oakland. We both know what played out here on January. 60. My God. And having played Paul this, you know, he's trump loving veteran. And watching the news and I'm also thinking about your work here on the good fight and some of the things you explore. On that television series. Where is your mind? Right now, when you think about the intersection Of art and politics. If ever The intersection of art and politics. If ever I think it was Paul Robeson, or maybe it was the main hands Berry, who said that the artist.
Storytellers: Lorraine Hansberry
"Today's storyteller was a playwright and activist. Who stories centered. African american working class families despite tragically short career. She became the first black woman to have a play produced on broadway half a century later her work remains one of the most celebrated snapshots of black struggles and black joy. Here's the story of lorraine hands berry lorraine hands berry was born on may nineteenth nineteen thirty on the south side of chicago. Her father carl. Augustus was a prominent figure. Within the city's black community having founded one of the first african american banks growing up lorraine and her three older siblings played host to a number of famous people including langston hughes. Wabc boys duke ellington and olympic gold. Medalist jesse owens. Despite their middle class status and cultural connections the hands berries were still subject to chicago's deeply ingrained. Housing segregation agreements known as restrictive covenants were widespread throughout the city. White property owners could collectively agree not to sell to african americans. This practice created a ghetto known as the black belt which ran through the south side when lorraine was eight years old. Her father secretly bought a home. In one of the so-called restricted heads in nineteen thirty seven when the family moved in a white mob attacked a brick was thrown through the window narrowly missing lorraine the local homeowners association filed an injunction for the hands berries to vacate lorraine her siblings were chased spat and beaten during their walks to and from school the supreme court of illinois doubled down on the legality of the restrictive covenant. And the hands. Berries were forced out of their home eventually the. Us supreme court overruled this ruling on a technicality. Thirty blocks subsequently opened up to black families across the south side while this ruling and the hands fight did not outlaw restrictive covenants. It did signal. The beginning of the end for the practice lorraine attended. Chicago's englewood high school where she became interested in theatre. She initially attended the university of wisconsin. Where she cut her teeth with the communist party but left after two years in one thousand nine hundred fifty lorraine moved to new york to be a writer by nineteen fifty one lorraine had found a home in harlem and began socializing with many of the great thinkers who had once visited her family back in chicago. She started writing for paul robeson freedom a progressive newspaper at a protest against racial discrimination at new york university lorraine met robert number off a jewish writer. They married at her family home in chicago. In nineteen fifty three in nineteen. Six robert co wrote the hit song. Cindy oh cindy it's prophets allowed lorraine to stop working to focus on writing. She began developing a play that she initially called. The crystal stair langston hughes poem mother to son she would later changed the name to a raisin in the sun. This too was from a langston hughes poem called harlem. What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or faster like a sore and then run a raisin in the sun centers on a black working class family in chicago south side as they try to improve their financial situation. The patriarch of the family has died and a ten thousand dollar insurance payout is imminent they the money to buy a house in the cheaper all white neighborhood nearby to they use it to invest in a liquor store and education lorraine based many of the characters on the families who rented from her father and with whom she attended high school the cast safer one character was entirely black lorraine was in her twenties and the play itself dealt with racism life in chicago's black belt and the pain of assimilation into white culture topics that were considered risky for the predominantly white theater. Going crowd it took over a year to raise enough money to put the play up. When it debuted in nineteen fifty-nine a raisin in the sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on broadway and the first to be led by an african american director lorraine was twenty nine years old. The play was an almost instant. Hit the new york drama critics circle named it. The best play of the year just five months after its broadway debut arisen in the son of in london's west end in nineteen sixty one. A film starring much of the original cast was released and several of the actors received golden globe. Nominations perhaps the most important element of the play success was that entailing box stories. Lorraine also make theater accessible and previously unimaginable ways as the writer. James baldwin noted. I had never in my life seen so many black people in the theater and the reason was that never before in the entire history of the american theatre had so much of the truth of black people's lives and seen on the stage. Black people had ignored the theatre because the theatre had always ignored them lorraine would go on to finish in stage. Just one other. Play the sign in sidney bruce. Deans window about a jewish intellectual the play which explored themes of homosexuality and the bohemian lifestyle. Debuted to mixed reviews in nineteen sixty four. It ran for just over one hundred performances closing on january twelfth. Nineteen sixty five. That's same day. Lorraine hanbury died of pancreatic cancer. She was thirty four years old. After lorraine's death. Her ex husband robert had several of her plays produced posthumously to be young gifted and black became an autobiographical work. Drawing on lorraine's letters interviews and journal entries the title came from a nineteen sixty four speech of lorraine's when she spoke to the winners of a united negro fund writing competition. She said speech though. It be thrilling marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times it is doubly so w dynamic to be young gifted and black