AfroBeat Radio

August to December, 2018, I produced the Critical Joy Series that airs every through 2018, Wednesday 10:00pm -12:00am on Afrobeat Radio with host Wuyi Jacobs.  On every third Wednesday Afrobeat Radio hosts the Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning workshops at Brooklyn Commons:

GirlTrek, Critical Joy Interview on AfroBeat Radio

I am pleased to have produced  the interview with GirlTrek Founders T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison with AfroBeat Radio Host, Wuyi Jacobs as part of the Critical Joy Series.  GirlTrek aims to have Black women walkers “1 Million strong by 2020.”     https://anchor.fm/afrobeatradio/embed/episodes/GirlTrek—inspiring-one-million-African-American-women–girls-to-develop-a-daily-habit-of-walking-e2l60c

AfroBeat Radio – Ntozake Shange Tribute 10:30pm – 12:00am Nov. 7, 2018

You are invited to listen to Afrobeat Radio and The Critical Joy  Series collaborative Tribute to Ntozake Shange, 10:30pm – 12:00am (EST) November 7, 2018.   Join AfroBeat Radio Host Wuyi Jacobs, Critical Joy Series -co-producer – Dr. Carol Marie Webster, and  Dr. Halifu Osumare, Professor Emerita African American and African Studies – University of California, Davis and Livelong friend of renowned author and activist  Ntozake Shange. The […]

Columbia University

Department of Religion The Talk Institute for Religion, Culture, and Pubic Life (IRCPL) Protests and Pedagogy Conference Keynote Closing Presenter (Workshop): Ecstatic Reasoning – blackness protracted: Joy/Rage IRCPL Presentation (October 2018) and Teachers College of Columbia University (June 2019) where I delivered my paper, God and The Dancer: A Theo-Ethnographic Account

Ntozake Shange

Rest in Peace Ntozake Shange! It was an honor to meet and work with Ntozake Shange this spring in New York City on Halifu Osumare’s Dance in Blackness, A Memoir book tour.  Below is the podcast of one of Shange’s last interviews with her good friend Halifu Osumare, and Afrobeat Radio host Wuyi Jacobs.  

Workshop Today! Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning (CJ/ER)

September 19, 2018        Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning (CJ/ER) – Blackness Protracted Workshop AfroBeat Radio at BROOKLYN COMMONS, 388 ATLANTIC AVENUE, BETWEEN BOND & HOYT STREETS, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 REGISTER at the door.  More Information: HERE Though embodied practices that center on African Diasporic (Black) body technologies of reasoning in and through ecstatic joy, CJ/ER […]