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If there is any question about what Black culture remains in Brooklyn, all you have to do is check out the summer scene on the streets of Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and even Dumbo where festivals and block parties celebrate Brooklyn negritude.
Mark, Veralyn and our guests, Zawadi Morris, Editor of BK Reader, and Tai Allen, poet and event curator dedicate this episode to look at Brooklyn Summers. Join us as we take a critical guided tour through the histories and happenings of the events that help define Black cultural life in the BK.
Segment One: We take a walk through neighborhoods of Brooklyn to document the summer line up of events. Who is doing what and when.
Segment Two: We provide commentary on these events and how summers in Black Brooklyn have changed over the years, whether for better or for worse.
Segment Three: "Tell 'Em Why You Mad"
Intro and Outro theme Music:
“City Survival” by MC K-Swift featuring TreZure Empire.
Episode Music: "Earth, Wind, Fire”, “Purpose”, & “Summer” by Ryan Little.
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Third Rail Eps 51: Racing Stripes
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Third Rail Eps 40: Toward a Black and Muslim Future
Third Rail Eps 39: By Any Means Necessary?
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