Jerome Dotson reveals how African-American physicians in the 1970s, concerned about high rates of hypertension in black communities, spurred black political and cultural celebrities to tout the connections between diet and wellness. In Dotson’s work, black Hollywood, black nationalists, and black doctors are aligned in the cause of raising awareness about a health crisis long ignored by the medical mainstream. Using the under-explored work of Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps as a case study, Emily Lutenski examines how radical black writers of the Depression era struggled to reconcile their revolutionary goals with their personal and professional ones. Lutenski’s work gives us a useful lens for understanding how subversive black entertainers and scholars today grapple with commercial success. Jeanelle Hope examines the vital role that poetry and poet-activists have played in the development of contemporary black radicalism. Her work demonstrates how, since the Black Power era, hip-hop and spoken word have emerged as the primary vehicles by which black radical thought has evolved and spread across the globe. By digging deep into the catalog of Gil Scott-Heron, Joseph Thompson shows how black music in the 1970s addressed the impact of Cold War defense spending on black communities. Thompson’s careful analysis of Scott-Heron’s music offers us new ways to see how the artist called attention to institutional white supremacy.