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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marcia McNair. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marcia McNair, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marcia McNair. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marcia McNair, often where they are interviewed.

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EP 10 HerSuiteSpot Experience with Marcia McNair

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On today's show we talk with Marcia McNair on 3 tips to securing top media coverage. Marcia L. McNair is currently an Associate Professor of English, Journalism, and Women and Gender Studies at Nassau Community College and formerly an assistant editor at Essence Magazine. McNair has numerous publishing credits as a journalist, poet, and essayist. Her essay, The Incident Revisited, excerpted in the play she co-authored, Sistas On Fire! A Newsical, appears in the anthology Black Lives Have Always Mattered (2LeafPress, 2017). Her poem Long Island Just Isn’t Long Enough is published in Songs of Seasoned Women (QuadraSoul, 2008) and was performed by Composer Leonard Lehrman at the opening of Hofstra University’s Suburban Conference on Diversity in 2009. An excerpt from her first novel, E-Males (Aya Press, 2007), was performed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 2009.  Her essay, A Tale of Two Mothers, appears in the anthology Mothers R Special/Celebrating Momma N’em (Memory Lane Publishers, 2017). A mother of two, McNair grew up in New Jersey, lived in both Harlem and Queens, but has resided on Long Island for over twenty years.

Mar 30 2020 · 58mins
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Professor Marcia McNair

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Professor Marcia McNair visits Conversations with Malik with her co-author the esteemed Soledad!

The play Sistas on Fire! Long Island Girls Talk! Bold Mynds! These sisters are trailblazing the way for young women. If you need a place to send your daughter find them.
Jan 24 2020 · 1hr
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Episode 47: Marcia McNair – How Sistas on Fire addresses social issues through theatrical performance

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Professor Marcia McNair is the co-author of Sistas on Fire, an award-winning theatrical performance that addresses pressing social issues from an African-American female perspective. 

On this episode, Marcia shares what inspired her to create Sistas on Fire about 10 years ago, and how it evolved from a collection of writings into a theatrical experience that incorporates the spoken word, music and dance. She also shares how Sistas on Fire has connected with people across race, class, gender, religion and cultures, and how it empowers the audience to think and take action about the social issues they care about.

Sistas on Fire will be playing at the East Village Playhouse in New York City from February 22 – March 17, 2019. Buy your tickets at www.sistasonfire.com and visit the website or Facebook page to learn more about the show!

Marcia’s full bio:

Marcia McNair, the mother of two sons, grew up in New Jersey and moved to New York shortly after her college graduation. She has lived in both Harlem and Queens, but has resided on Long Island for over twenty years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and her master’s degree in Writing from New York University. McNair was an assistant editor at Essence Magazine and is currently an Associate Professor of English, Journalism, and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community College. She is the former coordinator of the NCC African American Read-In and a current member of the Black History Month Committee and the Secretary for the Black Women’s Initiative (a student retention program).

In addition, she was an adjunct professor of English at Molloy College, where she taught African American Literature, for over five years. She served on the Uniondale Community Council Executive Board for two years. She is the Executive Director and Founder of Long Island Girl Talk, a program for teen girls interested in media, and a co-host on Café Long Island, a public access television series. McNair’s essay, It Takes a Lioness to Raise Young Lions, appears in Issues in Feminism/ An Introduction to Women’s Studies/Fifth Edition (Mayfield, 2001). Her creative nonfiction story, Before We Were Gangstas, won honorable mention in the National New Millennium Writers Creative Nonfiction contest in 2003 and appears in the anthology, Memoirs in the Light of Day (Lamberson Corona Press, 2008).

In 2006 and 2007, she received a grant from the Long Island Council for the Arts for her collaborative performance, Diary of a Mad Black Feminist, now known as the award-winning Sistas on Fire! Her poem Long Island Just Isn’t Long Enough is featured in Seasoned Women (QuadraSoul, 2008), an anthology of women’s poetry and performed by Composer Leonard Lehrman at the opening of Hofstra University’s Suburban Conference on Diversity in 2009. An excerpt from her first novel, E-Males (Aya Press, 2007), was performed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 2009 . Her professional memberships include Sigma Delta Chi (the Society of Professional Journalists) and the American Association of University Women.

Feb 11 2019 · 28mins
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Marcia McNair: Power of LIGT (Long Island Girl Talk)

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All girls deserve to have a voice in media. Host Natasha Nurse sits down with Marcia McNair, Executive Director and Founder of Long Island Girl Talk
Mar 20 2018 · 27mins
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Extended Hustle Presents: Marcia McNair

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Marcia McNair rejoins us for her extended hustle episode. We ask her questions ranging from what she can't live without and what was her most rewarding experience as a professor. She tells us about the old days of Essence magazine and how there is no publication out now that resembles how it was in the 80s & 90s, Full of knowledge and fun Marcia lets us dive deeper into what makes her tick and why she is such an incredible woman, tune in!.
Sep 16 2017 · 11mins