Tag Archives: The Atlantic

Forum on Race in America – Ta-Nehisi Coates at Johns Hopkins University


Earlier this morning, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer and correspondent for The Atlantic, spoke at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland for the inaugural event in a series of forums on Race in America. Coates was joined by Dr. Nathan Connolly, JHU Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, JHU Associate Professor of Mental Health for a conversation that was livestreamed here.

Initial remarks spoke to the recent events in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray and the #BaltimoreUprising, as well as the ingrained culture of day-to-day violence that exists in communities of color. Later, conversation topics touched on historical roots of inequality and how language and policy shapes marginalized communities, before a Q&A with the audience. It’s a fantastic and timely conversation that is well worth checking out.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

#LinkRoundup! — 11/14/14

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Definitely check out this awesome post from author and illustrator MariNaomi:



The Clyde Fitch Report has this important reminder about the class and economic factors at play in the development of young artists:

It begins in high school. If you are fortunate enough to grow up in a wealthy suburb, you are likely to have the benefit of a drama teacher (or two) at your school and a well-financed and active drama program where you can begin to develop your talents and gain experience in front of an audience. If your parents are wealthy enough, they will notice your theatrical interests and send you off to drama summer camps for further arts training, and perhaps they will pull whatever strings are necessary to get you enrolled in a high school of performing arts, where you will receive more attention, more training and more experience.

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The Atlantic: Art is Vital

This article from The Atlantic highlights the importance of art in education and how participating in the arts enhances success in other areas of academia. Read the article here.