The Apollo Theater will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall series with a FREE viewing party of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30pm. Continue reading
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The Apollo Theater and BET Networks will partner to present “Vote Like Your Life Depends On It”, a FREE community town hall forum to be held at the legendary Apollo on Monday, September 17th at 7:30pm. Continue reading
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“In Robinson’s majestic prose and sweeping historical vision, the tongues of Virginia Woolf, Gabriel García Márquez, and Toni Morrison blend to remind us that we can renew our souls in the eyes of ancestors who return to us in whatever way our lives demand.”—Michael Eric Dyson, author of Know What I Mean?
“Rich and detailed . . . Makeda is a lively and irresistible story about family and the coming-of-age of an intelligent black man in twentieth-century America. At once tender, intellectually daring, and emotionally unsettling, Makeda joins that short list of great American novels.” —Kwame Dawes, award-winning author of She’s Gone Continue reading
The top hip-hop writers come together to dissect one of the most prolific lyricists album in the Hip Hop community.
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Author Michael Eric Dyson dissects the relation between the gay rights movement and the civil rights movement. “Many African-American people forget that the civil rights movement itself was borrowed,” says Dyson. “Pay some royalties to Mahatma Gandhi, because that’s where King got it.”
Sociologist and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson talks about his book, Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson.
Author and commentator Michael Eric Dyson reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Dyson lists specific grievances with racial injustice addressed by the speech.
Michael Eric Dyson addresses the Georgetown community in a lecture titled, “No Dreams Deferred?” Professor Dyson is an outspoken scholar who exploded on to the national scene in a public dispute with Bill Cosby over poverty and the black underclass – Georgetown University. Continue reading