Troy Posted October 22, 2015 Report Share Posted October 22, 2015 S. Pearl Sharp, a writer and actress who was an influential player in the Black Arts Movement and co-founded the Black Anti-Defamation Coalition is interviewed by Tavis Smiley. We need to see more people like Sharp gain media attention and exert greater influence on our culture. Here Sharp is the author of The Evening News: Essays and Commentaries from NPR and Other Clouds. We really need to see more people like Sharp gain media attention and exert greater influence on our culture. I have to give Smiley props for continuing to interview people like this. As an aside: I did not recognize this at first, but now I see that Smiley, along with Cornel West, have been marginalized by mainstream media. This probably started before the riff with Obama, and is part of the whole process of marginalizing Black men who are trying to do something positive for Black people, and are becoming too successful at it--too powerful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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