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    Bio

    Bio

    Frank Roberts is a a university-level educator based in New York City. He currently teaches in the Gallatin School at NYU (where he teaches “Race, Ethnicity, and Popular Culture”), the English department at Hunter College (where he teaches “Black Women Writers” and “20th Century African American Literature”) and the African American Studies department at John […]

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    NYU’s African Heritage Month (in honor of the 5th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week) will commemorate the legacy of James Baldwin through a special film screening of the documentary  James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Baldwin, who was a 20th century American author and Civil Rights activist, was know for calling Black and […]

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    Best R & B of 2010

    Best R & B of 2010

    When it comes to my patterns of musical consumption,  I have a straightforward criteria: I place a high premium on vocal ability.  This immediately puts me at odds with the majority of black music critics writing today, most of whom seem more fascinated with aesthetics over vocality (for proof, see the never-ending critical praise of […]

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    Student Testimonials

    Student Testimonials

    Student Testimonial: Why I Took the “Black Women Writers” course at Hunter College from frank roberts on Vimeo. – IMG 2039[1] from frank roberts on Vimeo. – What I Learned in “Black Women Writers” at Hunter College (Student Testimonial) from frank roberts on Vimeo. – -

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    Art and Aesthetics

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    The Public Syllabus
    The Public Syllabus

    25 contemporary books that every liberal should read. …

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    Rethinking the Culture Wars at Morehouse College
    Rethinking the Culture Wars at Morehouse College

    The article that brought the Morehouse dress-code to national attention. …

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