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Farai has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently …

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Since 1995, when she began appearing on cable news as an analyst for CNN, Farai Chideya has given thousands of speeches and hosted hundreds of events. Her bookings have included Ivies Harvard and Yale, large state universities and regional colleges, events at the United Nations and on Capitol Hill, and …

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Digital Diplomacy and Global Economy: An Interivew with Alec Ross on One with Farai

Alec Ross

Alec Ross

Author and former U.S. diplomat Alec Ross on globalization

Alec Ross helped define “digital diplomacy”, and logged nearly a million air miles for work — as Senior Advisor of Innovation to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He talked with Farai Chideya about technology and the future of globalization.

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July 18, 2014 One No Comments

A Child of the Windrush: An Interview with Delroy Lindo on One with Farai

Delroy Lindo and Farai Chideya

Delroy Lindo and Farai Chideya

Delroy Lindo speaks of his Jamaican-British ancestry as well as his craft.

Farai Chideya speaks with actor Delroy Lindo, who’s played everything from a gangster in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” to an animated character in

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July 11, 2014 One No Comments

DJ’s Delight: An Interview with Adam Merced a.k.a DJ Mode on One With Farai

Adam Merced a.k.a. DJ Mode

Adam Merced a.k.a. DJ Mode

Adam Merced, aka DJ Mode, on building a career in the music industry

Farai Chideya speaks with the music director and DJ for the New York Knicks basketball team, Adam Merced. Known as DJ Mode, he’s a producer/musician who finds personal bala

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July 4, 2014 One No Comments

Hacking Race and Technology: An Interview with Kimberly Bryant on One with Farai

Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Technologist Kimberly Bryant on why she founded the nonprofit Black Girls Code.

Farai Chideya speaks with engineer-turned-nonprofit CEO Kimberly Bryant. Her daughter’s mixed experiences in early tech education led Bryant to found Black Girls Code, which offers hands-on instruction in cities across America.

Black Girls Code is the subject of a short documentary film produced by Janet Robinson, and directed by Shanice Johnson. Watch the trai

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June 13, 2014 One No Comments

Acting for Social Change: An Interview with Wendell Pierce on One with Farai

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce

Actor Wendell Pierce on Acting, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice in New Orleans

June 6, 2014 One No Comments


Discover Magazine: The Bypass Cure

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Worth a read — this Discover Magazine article on how the Roux-en-Y bypass technique for weight loss can literally cure diabetes overnight.

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Mayor Bloomberg to Talk Climate Change

Via Politico: At 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg will deliver a major speech in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard outlining the risks New York City faces from climate change and the steps the city should take to protect neighborhoods.

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Notebook: Climate Change and New York

Watch the video of this panel on climate change and Sandy. Columbia University scientist Klaus Jacob said “On a nice sunny day in the year 2100, the water level will be almost as high as it was during Sandy.”

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Consumer Culture and Freedom

Consumer culture is not freedom.

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Voter Suppression: It’s Real. Now What Do We Do About It?

Voting lines in Florida. AP/Alan Diaz via TheDailyBanter.com

“Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud,” says the Brennan Center for Justice. A new article by Roger Simon of Politico blows open GOP plans to block the vote.

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Giving Thanks 2012


A long list of gratitude for things that are both beautiful and troubling — all of them are part of our world, and our lives, our realities.

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A Hot New Musical About the Search for Home


Because the story is about a black woman and not a black archetype or stereotype, anyone who loves the art of theatre and the place where struggle meets the sublime can relate to GIRL shakes loose her skin. I don’t know when it will hit the stage next, or what major theatrical producer will step up to bankroll it, but I’ll be there.

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Should President Obama Push for Criminal Justice Reform?

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Head on over to the Columbia Journalism Review’s site to read my piece on the President and criminal justice reform. Now that the election is over, these questions are more imperative than ever.

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Why the “Foreign Policy” Debate Wasn’t One

Please go to The Root and check out my piece on why the “foreign policy” debate was nothing of the sort….

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Politically Viral: Videos to Watch

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Props to Thanh Tan for her article about the GOP Washington State gubernatorial candidate bringing it Gangnam Style; plus Sesame wants Big Bird out of Obama ad.

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