“Imagining Black Feminist Ecologies: Sustainable Futures for a Wholly Earth.” Albright College, Virtual Symposium. April 7, 2021.
Inspired by the late jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, a pre-eminent panel of invited scholars, activists and educators explore Black feminist ecology from a variety of perspectives, asking how we all might respond to Lincoln’s call for a more “wholly earth.” Speakers will include Shannon J. Effinger, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Kameelah Martin, Ph.D., Yvette Modestin, and moderator Kami Fletcher.
Spoleto Festival USA, “Exploring Omar: Religion and Spirituality in Black Lowcountry Diaspora Networks.” February 9, 2021.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Gamma Zeta & Chi Iota Chapters, Colorism Virtual Forum. December 3, 2020.
“Conjure Feminism; or Educating the Folk.” Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture. “Black Women Warriors Week: Black Women’s Impact on Education.” October 20, 2020.
Perkins, Erin. “Beyoncé gets the Academic Treatment at the College of Charleston.” August 19, 2019.
Most Popular! The Podcast. “You Can’t Ignore a Force Like Beyoncé” August 5, 2020.
Charleston County Democrats “Juneteenth Forum.” June 19, 2020.
Thomas, Haley.”US Plantation Tourism.” October 3, 2019.
Prisad, Ritu. “The Awkward Questions about Slavery from Tourists in the US South.”BBC News. Oct. 2, 2019.
Port of Entry: An African American Studies Podcast (College of Charleston)
Schomburg Talks: The Lemonade Reader. Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. New York City, New York. November 2, 2019.
J.T. Roane. “The Lemonade Reader: A New Book on Beyoncé’s Visual Album.” Black Perspectives. African American Intellectual History Society. July 1, 2019.
Hobson, Janell. “The Lemonade Reader adds Beyoncé to the Black Feminist Canon.” MsMagazine online. June 11, 2019.
Kai, Maiysha. “The Bitter, the Sweet, and the Book: Beyoncé’s Seminal Work enters the Literary Canon with The Lemonade Reader.” The Glowup via The Root.com. June 11, 2019.
Lomax, Tamura. “The Lemonade Reader: Black Feminists Read Beyoncé.” The Feminist Wire. June 17, 2019.
“College of Charleston joins Universities Studying Slavery Consortium,” The College Today. College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. June 2018. Full text
Interviewee, “African American Studies Director Takes a Deeper Look At Black History Month.” The College Today. College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. 15 February 2018. http://today.cofc.edu/2018/02/15/african-american-studies-black-history-month/
Guest Lecturer, “Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics.” African American Studies Program, University of Houston. Houston, TX. 20 April 2017. UH African American Studies Book Talk
Guest, Literary Nation Talk Radio with Patrick Oliver. Air date: 15 December 2016. Joynetradio.com
Guest, “On Second Thought.” Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio. Air date: 24 March 2016. Savannah, GA.
Poetry in the Air, a Write Attitude Radio Show, spotlights poets Tim Seibles and Jeffrey Harrison: Septmber 28, 2016
This show includes interviews and poems from Tim Seibles and Jeffrey Harrison. They each shed a little knowledge to new and up and coming poets during their visit to Savannah State University. Listen to this as well as their interviews conducted by SSU faculty members Dr. Chad Faries, Dr. Dustin Michael, and Dr. Kameelah Martin. Production for this show was done by SSU students LaChrista Nelson, Melvina Sykes (host), and Sierra Walton.
Today we celebrate the Deep Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to address the negative impact of poverty on literacy here in Savannah. Deep organizes free writing workshops in local public schools, serving around 300 kids each year through their Young Authors Project—which runs in 14 middle schools in Savannah—and their advanced Block by Block program—which serves students aged 12-18 and runs all year round.
For today’s show we bring you interviews with the Deep staff, with Deep Writing Fellows, and with two young writers who currently participate in the Block by Block program, having previously graduated from the Young Authors Project. Additionally, throughout the show we will play for you excerpts from the Deep Speaks! Event held on February 23, 2016, in which dozens of students read their work to a packed audience in the historic Savannah Theatre.
SSU participants who have volunteered with the Deep Center: Shaniqua Brown (student), Dr. Chad Faries (faculty), Dr. Dustin Michael (faculty), Dr. Kameelah Martin (faculty), Dr. Lisa Yount (faculty), and Nikki Rech (staff).
Write Attitude Radio Show, spotlights internationally-known scholars Dr. Ali Asani and Dr. Antonio D. Tillis, February 24, 2016
This show features two internationally-known scholars who study and write about different cultures, and who each talk about the development of cultural literacy as an essential component of education in today’s global community. The first part of our show will include an interview with Dr. Ali Asani, who discusses the importance of cultural and religious literacy as a means toward honoring diversity and fostering coexistence.
The latter part of today’s show features an interview with Dr. Antonio D. Tillis, who talks about his work studying and writing about Afro-Hispanic literature, and the value of foreign language study and engagement with different cultures. Both scholars visited Savannah State in 2015 to give talks and meet with students as part of a free lecture series sponsored by the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan.
This show focuses on one of the best known and most widely read contemporary poets, Nikki Giovanni. We dive further into her work through a combination of poems read by Nikki Giovanni, herself, poems by Giovanni read by Savannah State University members, and excerpts from an interview conducted by our student that Nikki Giovanni gave while visiting Savannah State University in 2014. Dr. Kameelah Martin reads two of Giovanni’s poems.