The first segment (approx. 25 mins) of this week's episode of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal's weekly webcast Left of Black features Michael and his daughter Aishah Shahidah Simmons discussing their work to end violence against women around the world. They also discuss the role that Michael played in Aishah's coming out process, and the importance of parental support at such a pivotal moment.
The second part of the episode features an interview with Prof. Meta DuEwa Jones discussing the legacy of jazz poetry.
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