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NEWDradio: Strange Fruit

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Featuring Professor Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Ph.D. of African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, the culture vultures will explore an elusive kind of strange fruit alluded to in Billie Holiday's famous song -- the black female body. What does it mean to heal from the scars and wounds of our enslaved past? Author bell hooks describes Black women as one of the most devalued female groups in American society unable to ally herself with any group to receive protection. How has this notion of a lack of protection impacted identity of young Black females? Culture vultures, Tiffani Knowles, Milka Denis and Kereth Powell, dish about art, music, film, trends, politics and spirituality -- all from the fresh, edgy twentysomething perspective.