February 4, 2013 marked Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Historian Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, looks at Rosa Parks’ life in this video.
Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen
This talk evaluates the last fifty years of Chicana/o History, charting the progress ethnic Mexicans in the United States have made socially and culturally, their failures economically and politically, and their prospects for the future.
Professor Dayo F. Gore discusses her work, Radicalism at the Crossroads, which offers a sustained and in-depth analysis of the political thought and activism of black women radicals during the Cold War period and adds a new dimension to our … Continue reading
Scenes from Precious Knowledge, which portrays one of the final years of the highly successful but controversial Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. http://youtu.be/34oz5pslPjE
This video travels to Camden, NJ with Sister Simone Campbell as she and her sisters advocate for comprehensive immigration policy reform.
Hear from young black activists about the issues that brought them to the capital on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Bill Moyers discusses symbolism of the cross and lynching tree with theologian, James Cone.
This PBS documentary chronicles Malcolm X’s remarkable journey from his birth on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. http://youtu.be/r7JzlewmxPo
Latino workers are 14% more likely to be fatally injured than all other workers in the country. The number is twice as high for Latino immigrants. Learn more about this issue and the personal story of construction worker, Luis Rodriguez, … Continue reading
Bruce Wallace visits a Brooklyn co-op to find out how the almost entirely immigrant Latina members are taking ownership of their jobs. Listen here.
Repost from NPR . “For almost four decades, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling has barred tribes from prosecuting non-American Indian defendants. But as part of last year’s re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a new program now allows tribes … Continue reading
A group of students from the UCLA’s law school gather together to raise awareness of the emotional toll placed upon students of color due to their low representation in the student body.
Promotional video produced and filmed by Michael Shawn Cordero of MVMT for a 2011 fundraising campaign for Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop project.
Gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they’ve ever called “home.” http://youtu.be/zfiInvpjPtI#aid=P76mq7yd5Ug http://www.thedreamisnow.org/documentary
Historian Martha Biondi joins Left of Black via Skype to talk about what she describes as “an extraordinary chapter in the modern Black freedom struggle.”