pop culture http://kcur.org en How To Be Black http://kcur.org/post/how-be-black <p>How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston? Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22331 at http://kcur.org How To Be Black Coolness Secrets Revealed http://kcur.org/post/coolness-secrets-revealed <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we&rsquo;ll meet the researcher who conducted <a href="http:// http://rochester.academia.edu/IlanDarNimrod/Papers/1577928/Coolness_An_Empirical_Investigation">the empirical investigation of what it means to be cool</a>, and found there&rsquo;s a lot more to it than just likability or popularity. Think James Dean. Think the Fonz.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:11:28 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20741 at http://kcur.org Coolness Secrets Revealed Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media http://kcur.org/post/civil-rights-exhibit-displays-power-popular-media <p>In 1955, Emmitt Till was a young boy visiting family in the South, and was brutally murdered. After his death, his mother made the decision to send the explicit photos of his autopsy to the media, saying, &ldquo;Let the world see what I&rsquo;ve seen.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 15:15:42 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 17363 at http://kcur.org Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media