Yvonne Bynoe will offer some pretty tough words for black leaders tonight when she talks about "The New Black Woman" with Kent State University political science professor Bakari Kitwana.
In 2004, Bynoe published Stand & Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip-Hop Culture, which connects rap music to political leadership. In it, she argues that black leaders constantly whine about the "white power structure" in politics, economics, and the media. If you don't like it, she says, join the growing number of African Americans who are trying to balance the color wheel. "Every person can be politically active. They simply have to decide what issues they care about. And they should get away from the idea that, if they cannot contribute in a big way, they should not contribute at all," says Bynoe. "Millions of small efforts translate into major activism."
Tue., March 28, 6 p.m.