It’s our latest Cultural Crossroads conversation with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor and chanteuse extraordinaire Lea Gilmore! We start our conversation with a report back from Baltimore-based professors and musicians who visited Cuba to speak about Afro-Cuban music and opera. Guests include: Vincent Stringer, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Director of Opera Workshop, and Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University; Dr. Samuel Springer, Lecturer on Piano at Morgan State University; and Caridad Morales Nussa, professor at Towson University and Cuban consultant for Orpheus Music Global.
We discuss the straight-A 8th grade student who was denied entry into a Baltimore high school because she wears dreadlocks, and the incident in which Morgan State University’s (MSU) Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on probation for discriminating against a gay student. Our guests are: Krishana Davis, reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group covering news, politics and more in Harford County; and Samantha Master, Senior at MSU, where she is a Communications major and served as the Community Service Coordinator for Rainbow Soul from 2008-2010.
We turn to the topic of LGBT students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), in light of last week’s news that Morgan State University (MSU) student Brian Stewart, a former White House intern, came forward claiming that the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on campus rejected him because he is gay. Our guests are: Samantha Master, senior and Communications major at MSU, where she served as the Community Service and Outreach Coordinator of Rainbow Soul, the gay straight alliance, from 2008-2010; and Sultan Shakir, Director of Youth and Campus Outreach at the Human Rights Campaign.
Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, with:
Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University;
Dwight R.B. Cook, Director of Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is being produced for the 2013-14 season of Opera at Morgan State University;
Joanna Ford, soprano and faculty member in Vocal Studies and Opera at Morgan State University;
We talk to David E. Talbert, a multiple award-winning playwright, novelist and filmmaker. His latest film Baggage Claim marks the first time an African American has written and directed a film that was adapted from his own novel.
For information about where to see the film, click here.
We speak with DeWayne Wickham, Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Dean of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, about, among other things, Morgan’s new School of Global Journalism and Communication and the challenges and rewards of educating the next generation of journalists.
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