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Author Discussion on Healing the Community Through Black LiteratureAuthor Discussion on Healing the Community Through Black Literaturehttp://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj0yMDAmU3RhcnREYXRlVGltZT0wOSUyZjE5JTJmMjAyMiswMyUzYTM0JTNhNTcmRW5kRGF0ZVRpbWU9MDklMmYxOSUyZjIwMjIrMDMlM2EzNyUzYTQ0JiYmZHVyYXRpb249Mjk3MjkxJm1vZGVkaXRvcm9yZGVycGxhY2VkY2FsbGJhY2s9aHR0cHMlM2ElMmYlMmZ0dmV5ZXMtYXBpLX2022-09-19T04:00:00ZCSPAN2Monica Coleman, Africana studies, draws on her research and the six books she has published to talk about the connection between spirituality and the journey of Black women as well as its impact on the healing of the Black community as a whole. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2047
Does Stand-Up Comedy Still Have The 'Right To Offend?'Does Stand-Up Comedy Still Have The 'Right To Offend?'https://www.huffpost.com/entry/does-stand-up-comedy-still-have-the-right-to-offend_n_62ba11f1e4b0326883a8a1b52022-06-30T04:00:00ZHuffPostTiffany Barber, Africana studies, says that some comedians haven’t shown enough interest in reevaluating how their comedy can reconnect with today’s world. “I think that society has shifted, even though there are all these isms that persist — racism, sexism, misogyny,” she said. “But there’s a vocabulary that I think everyday folks are able to access and marshal, even if they misuse it, that is causing the disconnect.”https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2030
Delaware offers litmus test for Biden's EJ planDelaware offers litmus test for Biden's EJ planhttps://www.eenews.net/articles/delaware-offers-litmus-test-for-bidens-ej-plan/2022-02-03T05:00:00ZE&E News“The fines don’t seem to be enough to stop that behavior. Many times, the fines are too lax.” Jeffrey Richardson, Africana studies, on efforts to limit pollution in the Route 9 corridor. A Delaware task force is working to meet a White House goal of ensuring that 40 percent of the benefits of clean energy and climate programs reach disadvantaged communities.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1817
Ian Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialogueIan Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialoguehttps://thegrio.com/2022/01/24/ian-alexander-death-black-mental-health/2022-01-24T05:00:00ZTheGrio“Mental health isn’t about class. It’s about chemistry, trauma, genetics, experience and all these things put together. Mental health is an equalizer—and all of us can experience that.” Monica Coleman, Africana Studies, on how Ian Alexander Jr.'s death has sparked a discussion around the state of mental health in Black America.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1881
The Modern Western Is A ContradictionThe Modern Western Is A Contradictionhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-modern-western-is-a-contradiction_n_61b38246e4b04ae319fee4af2021-12-10T05:00:00ZHuffPost"I think that the issue of the corrective or the reparative is very much at the center of this. It’s a very surface understanding and representation of Black life that’s not even about Black life. It’s about the genre itself.” Tiffany E. Barber, Africana studies and art history, on how "The Harder They Fall," a new movie about Black outlaws in the Wild West, suffers from flat characters in a story that simply replaces the typical white faces of the genre with Black ones. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1891
Wilmington's turbulent history led to this exhibition. Here's why it's back 50 years laterWilmington's turbulent history led to this exhibition. Here's why it's back 50 years laterhttps://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2021/10/27/wilmingtons-turbulent-history-led-exhibition-why-its-back/8523454002/2021-10-27T04:00:00ZDelawareonline.com“One way to get people to begin to acknowledge the treasure that African Americans have was to expose them to it and Percy Ricks was the vehicle for that.” James Newton, professor emeritus of Africana Studies, on an important artist whose work is being reprised through a new exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1879
Can kids wear that? What to know about culturally insensitive costumesCan kids wear that? What to know about culturally insensitive costumeshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/article/can-kids-wear-that-what-to-know-about-culturally-insensitive-costumes2021-10-14T04:00:00ZNational GeographicExperts say parents should give careful thought to costumes and avoiding misrepresenting a cultural image. “It’s about not reducing cultures to this narrow representation that you took off a hanger in the store,” says Tiffany E. Barber, assistant professor of Africana studies and art history at University of Delaware.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1956
On Occasion of New Exhibition ‘Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,’ Curators and Scholars Reflect on Lesser-Known Aspects of Artist’s LifeOn Occasion of New Exhibition ‘Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,’ Curators and Scholars Reflect on Lesser-Known Aspects of Artist’s Lifehttps://www.culturetype.com/2021/07/28/on-occasion-of-new-exhibition-alma-thomas-everything-is-beautiful-curators-and-scholars-reflect-on-lesser-known-aspects-of-artists-life-and-work/2021-07-28T04:00:00ZCulture TypeTiffany Barber, Africana Studies, talks about the essay she wrote for the exhibition. Barber's contribution focuses on the artist's self-fashioning in relation to her painting practice, a phenomenon largely undiscussed in the scholarly record. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1914
Historians throw shade at colorism conflict in Netflix’s ‘Self Made’ Madam C.J. Walker seriesHistorians throw shade at colorism conflict in Netflix’s ‘Self Made’ Madam C.J. Walker serieshttps://www.inquirer.com/news/self-made-netflix-madam-cj-walker-annie-turnbo-malone-black-hair-care-colorism-20200407.html2020-04-07T04:00:00ZInquirer.comA Netflix series about Madame C.J. Walker, the first black female self-made millionaire, is coming under fire for a plot line that focuses on a "colorist" feud between Walker and a lighter-skinned female business rival. Tiffany Gill, Africana Studies, also expresses concern about how the portrayal fails to examine Walker's rise from poverty.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1741
Ian Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialogueIan Alexander Jr.’s death reignites a much-needed mental health dialoguehttps://thegrio.com/2022/01/24/ian-alexander-death-black-mental-health/2020-01-24T05:00:00ZThe Grio“Mental health isn’t about class. It’s about chemistry, trauma, genetics, experience and all these things put together. Mental health is an equalizer—and all of us can experience that.” Monica Coleman, Africana Studies, on how Ian Alexander Jr.'s death has sparked a discussion around the state of mental health in Black America.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1821

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