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Walter Kimbrough is an American academic administrator. He is the President of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, serving since 2012. Before that, he was President of Philander Smith College from 2004 through 2012.
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Rap on Trial
Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America
Erik Nielson - Nov 12, 2019
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A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of colorShould Johnny Cash have been charged with murder after he sang, “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die”? Few would seriously subscribe to this notion of justice. Yet in 2001, a rapper named Mac whose music had gained n...
Walter Kimbrough
Jan 09, 2021
I would love for @theangiestanton to sit in on my class @phi_444 this spring. She would learn that lyrics have been used to lock up rappers. You should read the book “Rap On Trial” - one of the co-authors teaches at UGA. So yeah. Twitter ban ain’t the same as jail.      source
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
Frank Bruni - Mar 08, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Read award-winning journalist Frank Bruni's New York Times bestseller: an inspiring manifesto about everything wrong with today's frenzied college admissions process and how to make the most of your college years. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by ...
Walter Kimbrough
Oct 12, 2019
@JerikaMarshae @itsreeyon Would love to have this conversation with you all + @laulyyyyyy — there is a great book that addresses this:      source
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My 40 Years in the Music Business
Paul Porter - May 31, 2017
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Since 1976, when the busing riots in Boston sent me scrambling into the radio station at WRBB at Northeastern University, the music industry has been my life. During my very first stint in radio, I was Paul “Pure Love” Porter from midnight to 3 a.m., and I fell in love with the medium of radio and the impact I had on my community. Radio introduced ...
Walter Kimbrough
Jul 09, 2019
I would suggest reading @PorterOnAir ‘s book BLACKOUT to add some context to how interesting these remarks are...      source
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The Time Is Now
A Call to Uncommon Courage
Joan Chittister - Mar 05, 2019
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Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday , offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world. Joan Chittister has been a passionate voice for women's rights for over 50 years. Called "one...
Walter Kimbrough
Jun 03, 2019
Just finished this great book by @JoanDChittister - lots of good quotes. She says the world “waits for some wise and wild voices to lead us back to spiritual sanity... the prophet is the person who says no to everything that is not of God.”      source
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Holler If You Hear Me
Searching for Tupac Shakur
Michael Eric Dyson - Sep 05, 2006 (first published in 2001)
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With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclai...
Walter Kimbrough
Sep 14, 2016
#myDU- @MichaelEDyson has a great book on Tupac...      source