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Early Black Film

Hollywood’s representation of underserved and marginalized populations has been under scrutiny since the first film flickered. Authentic storytelling that fully embraces the complexity and vibrancy of any people must be rooted in, and informed by, th…

Policing Black Bodies

On this episode of Systemic, our host Dan Kimbrough sits down with Dr. Melissa Anyiwo. Dr. Anyiwo is an Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of Black Studies at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is also the Co-Chair of the Vampi…

Muslim In America

When looking at American media, images and portrayals of Middle Easterners and Muslims have always had a negative and terroristic focus. Given that the media we consume plays a large part in how we interpret and understand the world around us, the im…

Academic Diversity Directors

Underrepresented students (while we acknowledge that that term includes a wide swath, for this podcast, we’re referring to race and ethnicity) entering predominantly white campuses have not only the rigors of higher education to adjust to, but often, als…

Reframing Black History

Black history month is usually spent retelling the same stories and highlighting the same figures. And while it is important that we don’t forget the struggles and sacrifices of the significant Black American heroes, have you ever wondered about the Blac…

Race and Religion

In this episod,e our host, Dan Kimbrough, talks with Rev. Joshua Brockway, who is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren where he serves as the Director for Spiritual Formation and Co-Coordinator for Discipleship Ministries. Rev. Brockway is …