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bell hooks, Melissa Harris-Perry On '12 Years A Slave,' 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild,' Much More...

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 8, 2013 4:07 PM
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The conversation is ongoing, live, right now, as of the time of this post. So if you're coming to this *late*, you've missed some (or all) of it. Although I'm sure it'll probably be available for you to watch in full immediately afterward - hopefully. 

The New School is hosting its scholar-in-residence, bell hooks, and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry in conversation - from 3:30-5pm EST. The talk is titled "Black Female Voices: bell hooks & Melissa Harris-Perry on black womanhood, politics, media, love."

With that, I'll shut up and let you dive right in:

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  • Dede | November 20, 2013 5:12 PMReply

    Thank you for the upload. Great points I love what Hooks says about sentimentality and melodrama like The Help and The Butler. I love Hooks critique of Solomon (12 YAS) after 38:00. She's right on point. I still love 12 YAS :)) Great discussion.
    not angry, but passionate black woman :))

  • Ameenah R. | November 11, 2013 5:03 PMReply

    That was amazing and such a great treat!! Lots of amazing power in that room! Thank you for posting this!

  • Tee | November 11, 2013 3:56 PMReply

    Thank you for posting this! People, share this with everyone you know!

  • Ava | November 10, 2013 8:12 PMReply

    Thank you for posting this video or I would have completely missed this. I plan to read that essay that bell hooks wrote on Lean In, I'm very interested in reading what her thoughts are on this. I don't know what Black female writer hasn't at some point been referred to as either difficult and/or angry. It's sort of a rite of passage if you're actually writing ideas outside of the dominant power structure.

    Lots of furtive discussion though. I'm glad I watched (admittedly, I'm doing a lot more reading than watching these days).

  • RAMONA DUBYA | November 10, 2013 4:27 PMReply

    Watched this the other day. It's remarkable.

  • Kia Barbee | November 10, 2013 3:37 PMReply

    Notice no comments. That unfortunate because this dialogue needs to occur more often on intellectual level. Thank you for sharing.

  • Janet | November 8, 2013 10:20 PMReply

    I don't have cable so I hanven't had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Harris-Perry until now. Thanks for sharing, because I'm now a fan. I also watched "Beasts" and was completely mortified and disappointed in its portrayal of the little girl/Hushpuppy and the environment she existed in. I'm pretty sure I would feel that way no matter who wrote or directed the film.

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