Today on the 100th Anniversary weekend of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Organization (UNIA), Professor Kimberly C. Williams shares with audiences a hate crime whe was subjected to and administrations response and punishment. Professor Williams teaches Sociology at a small, southern U.S. college. She has written about and studied race and gender dynamics throughout her career, including her undergraduate and graduate research on race in education. Her current research focuses include analyzing the portrayal of women and people of color in media and the contrapower harassment dynamic prevalent on college campuses. She is beginning a new career in public speaking and writing on feminism and race. She blogs for the Rebel Researchers Collective http://rebelresearchers.com/ 2014/06/08/death-by-a-million-papercuts-are-prestigious-degrees-really-worth-the-trouble/ on her personal blog, Radicalize Me! (http://wp.me/4cdDt) on Facebook at “Blackademia” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackademia/1388228314732814) and “Welcome to my Post-Racial Life” (https://www.facebook.com/ welcometomypostraciallife). Brother Aliki Nkrumah (Anthony Murphy) is Second 1st Assistance President General for the UNIA-AFL, Executive Director of Town Watch Integrated Services for the City of Philadelphia Neighborhood Organizations and Town Watch Groups. We close with an interview with Thomas Simpson, Artistic Director of AfroSolo and participants this season:Stephanie Anne Johnson who performs Every Twenty Days: Cancer, Yoga and Me, Lance Burton who performs The Irrelevance of Being Relevant and Kurt Lamont Young will perform If God Wanted Me to Fly He Would Have Give Us Wings to Do So.
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