Tasha Cobbs Leonard performs onstage singing into a microphone
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How Black Artists Push Past Gatekeepers

Black artists have contributed immeasurably to American culture – but having their voices heard hasn’t always been easy. This hour, host Krys Boyd talks about gatekeeping and Black expression with a prominent attorney who works with Black artists to sign fair contracts, a writer who mined her own experiences in the music industry for her latest Y.A. novel, and an English professor who studies gatekeeping during one of the most celebrated periods of Black expression – the Harlem Renaissance.