Crunk Culture

Wednesdays at 7:45am & 4:44pm (biweekly)
  • Hosted by Robin Boylorn

Crunk Culture is a commentary about creative and sometimes cursory perspectives and responses to popular culture and representations of identity. Dr. Robin Boylorn defines "crunk" as resisting conformity and confronting injustice out loud. Getting crunk, in this space, is a way of engagement that seeks to hold people accountable by offering counternarratives or new perspectives on topics of public interest.

Inherently southern and black, Crunk Culture is conscious, creative and intentional about amplifying perspectives that are often silenced or dismissed. The goal is to offer cultural critique that encourages folk to look at something differently and critically.

Dr. Boylorn is a professor at The University of Alabama in the Communication Studies department, focusing her research in the areas of interpersonal and intercultural communication. http://robinboylorn.com

Produced and edited by Brittany Young

Logo created by Kierra Wright

Theme music: "Belvedere" by Rocki; YouTube - Offically Rocki 

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Pregnancy-related deaths in the US, especially among black women, have been problematic for quite some time, but not much has been done to prevent and alleviate this issue.

In this first installment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn addresses black maternal mortality and two of its factors...