This episode was conducted on March 21st, 2011 by Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University Professor and host of Left of Black.

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Rosa Clemente, the 2008 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate in a conversation about the historic Green Party ticket in 2008, contemporary Black activism and Hip-Hop. Later Neal is joined in-studio by producer, label head and educator 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).

Rosa Alicia Clemente is a community organizer, journalist Hip Hop activist and the 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate with the Green Party. She has been a featured keynote speaker, panelist, and political commentator all over the United States. In 1995, she developed Know Thy Self Productions, a speaker’s bureau for young people of color.. Clemente is currently working on her first book, When A Puerto Rican Woman Ran For Vice-President and Nobody Knew Her Name and will begin pursuing her doctorate degree in Black Studies this upcoming fall.

Patrick Douthit aka 9th Wonder is a Grammy Award winning music producer, who has worked with artists like Erykah Badu, Jay Z, David Banner, Destiny’s Child, Jean Grae, MURs and was a founding member of the group Little Brother. Douthit is currently the head on the Jamla Record label and It’s A Wonderful World Music Group (IWWMG). The Wonder Year, a film directed by Kenneth Price, featuring a year in the life of 9th Wonder will debut later this month at the RiverRun International Film Festival in his hometown of Winston-Salem. In the fall, he will co-teach the course “Sampling Soul” with Mark Anthony Neal at Duke University.

Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.