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In Search of Black Power challenges conventional narratives around Black policy, Black movements, and Black Life. Blending art, storytelling, and policy analysis, and dialogue. We give a substantive yet accessible look at the critical issues impacting the Black community. Using the unique perspective of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, with its experience building independent black institutions and advancing a political philosophy stemming from Pan Afrikan Liberation Struggle and the Black radical tradition, we focus on creating a new language to discusses the issues presenting Black America, with a focus on independent institutional building and seeing Black folks as the solutions to their problems.

In Search of Black Power challenges conventional narratives around Black policy, Black movements, and Black Life. Blending art, storytelling, and policy analysis, and dialogue. We give a substantive yet accessible look at the critical issues impacting the Black community. Using the unique perspective of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, with its experience building independent black institutions and advancing a political philosophy stemming from Pan Afrikan Liberation Struggle and the Black radical tradition, we focus on creating a new language to discusses the issues presenting Black America, with a focus on independent institutional building and seeing Black folks as the solutions to their problems.
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United States

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In Search of Black Power challenges conventional narratives around Black policy, Black movements, and Black Life. Blending art, storytelling, and policy analysis, and dialogue. We give a substantive yet accessible look at the critical issues impacting the Black community. Using the unique perspective of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, with its experience building independent black institutions and advancing a political philosophy stemming from Pan Afrikan Liberation Struggle and the Black radical tradition, we focus on creating a new language to discusses the issues presenting Black America, with a focus on independent institutional building and seeing Black folks as the solutions to their problems.

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English

Contact:

(410) 374-7683


Episodes

Hardcore Black History - Part 2 - Slouching Towards Baltimore: Dreams of a Ghetto Utopia and the History Behind the #BaltimoreUprising

4/15/2019
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In Part Two of In Search of Black Power's Hardcore (Black) History of Baltimore, we tell the story of one of the grandfathers of the neoliberal city, Jim Rouse, depicting what happened when his vision of city planning as "civic engineering" came to West Baltimore. In trying to create a utopia in Upton, did liberal reformers and nonprofit developers sow the seeds for the 2015 Baltimore Uprising?

Duration:01:15:55

Hardcore Black History - Part 1 - Utopia and Apocalypse on the Patapsco: The Story of the "Other" Baltimore Riots

4/1/2019
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Inspired by Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History" Podcast, In Search of Black Power host Lawrence Grandpre does a deep dive on Baltimore history, using the stories of the riots of the 1860s and the 1960s to show Baltimore as a site where the highest hopes, and deepest darkness, of the American experiment in race relations have been played out.

Duration:00:52:42

#SayHerName: Gender, Policing and The Wire

3/4/2019
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"The Wire" is often seen as a show showing the gritty side of police work. But in light of questions raised by the Black Lives Matter movement, does the shows depictions of police corruption and gender politics go deep enough? This episode goes deep on the real corruption in the BPD and the depth of gender violence of policing, focusing on the story of Korryn Gaines, a Black woman and self-proclaimed "sovereign citizen" killed by Baltimore County police in 2016. We close with an interview...

Duration:01:32:04

Voices from the Real Baltimore - Challenging The Wire on Drugs and Violence

2/4/2019
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The HBO show The Wire is hailed as a "realistic" portrayal of the Baltimore's street drug trade and violence that springs from it. But is this true? In the first episode of "In Search of Black Power" activists and residents from Baltimore challenge the show's depictions, incorporating analysis from Baltimore history and of current movements to show the real Baltimore is more complicated, and beautiful, that the show could imagine.

Duration:01:15:50