Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in-studio by Alisha Lola Jones (@Move_And_Shake), Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Jones and Neal discuss her research on Gospel Music and the performances of Black Masculinity, the career of Anthony Clark Williams II (B.Slade/Tonex), and her Top-5 of Gospel #turnups.
There’s a pretty stark divide among the “Hated it” and “Loved it” crowd. It’s concerning. It tells me that whatever we learned in seminary is not exactly finding its way to the spaces that matter. This experience taught me that there has to be something other than thinkpiece-smack-and-tag culture.
Join us for a lively conversation moderated by Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III and conversation partners, Harriet Moon Smith of Baltimore Racial Justice Action and Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, Pastor of the Open Church.
Leah Gunning Francis’s conversations with both the clergy and the young activists show how important it is for communities of faith to reach out to a new generation of young leaders and help elevate and nurture their gifts.