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Midday Culture Connections: Freedom of Speech in the Age of Social Media

May 1, 2018

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It’s Midday Culture Connections with Dr Sheri Parks.  Today, we examine the mini-firestorms that have erupted over the past week surrounding journalist, a comedian and a rapper. 

Kanye West set the Twittersphere alight with a series of pro-Trump tweets that led more than a few people to question the rapper’s mental health, and even challenge his “Blackness.”

Comedian Michelle Wolf has come under fire for her biting “roast” at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. 

And MSNBC host Joy Reid’s journalistic ethics have been called into question.

Dr. Sheri Parks is about to become the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the MD Inst College of Art.  She’s the author of Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Sacred Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman.  

Joining Sheri and Tom in Studio A, is Dr. Stanford Carpenter.   He’s a Cultural Anthropologist, a comic book creator and a political consultant. He serves on the board of the Black Comic Arts Festival, and his work can be found in the recently published Black Comix Returns