One year after the Barack Obama Block Party, the Tara Lake Show returns to tackle some of the year’s biggest topics and chat with young innovators who stepped up to make change in 2009. We discuss a number of topics, including the building of Black Family Genealogies, The Obama Presidency, new ways to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities, The Fire & Ink Cotillion, ensuring diversity in Bone Marrow donor banks, and the controversial issues surrounding H1N1 Swine Flu.
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And of course, we take it to the streets, as folks sound off on the Health Care Debate, President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, and the ongoing Tiger Woods drama.
Samara Rivers – Visual Arts Coordinator, Owner of 29 & Holding Events Services, and culture blogger. View images of Samara’s Great-Grandfather and Great-Great Grandmother in Extras.
Chike Ogbunugafor – MD Student, Yale University and lead author of “Predicting Virus Evolution: The Relationship between Genetic Robustness and Evolvability of Thermotolerance” (Hardcover edition available in Spring 2010).
Fire & Ink Cotillion & Does Your Mama Know: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories (2nd Edition) – featuring Lisa C. Moore – Editor & Publisher of Redbone Press & Board President of Fire & Ink along with anthology contributor Alexis Pauline Gumbs – black feminist scholar/media activist and PhD Student, Duke University. More on the book.
Additional Show Links:
Samara’s Family Photographs – see images of Samara’s Great-Grandfather and Great-Great Grandmother here.
Natasha Collins, Bone Marrow Registries and Community Projects
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