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Black History Month continued (part V)…

In Americas (North), Artsy Fartsy, History, World News on March 5, 2010 at 2:42 am

Julian Curry – Niggers Niggas & Niggaz

Amir Sulaiman – Danger




Black History Month continued (part IV)…

In Americas (North), Artsy Fartsy, History, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace, World News on March 5, 2010 at 2:24 am

Gordon Parks and Jean Michel Basquiat: two incredible artists who found a way to balance giving a voice to their underrepresented (black) communities without losing their own voice, and art, in race. transcendent. they each explored many forms of art, refusing to put themselves, and allowing no one to put them, in any boxes. they were humans first. artists. and made it a point to make noise about things silenced.

what’s really interesting to me in watching the video of this interview, and you see it a lot in interviews with bob dylan and the like too, for some artists you just have to let their work speak for them and for itself, its like they hate being asked questions almost especially about their art, they seem annoyed. i really believe we’re ALL meant to communicate with each other and i think maybe for some people that need for communication can only be expressed, or rather is best expressed, non-verbally…



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Black History Month Continued, again…

In Americas (North), History on March 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

a clip of Dick Gregory being both hilarious and completely serious and accurate. What a way to connect to people…



Black History Month Continued…

In Americas (North), History on March 1, 2010 at 2:04 am

A clip of Rush Limbaugh being a big racist, ignorant idiot, followed by an old banned clip of the Betty Boop cartoon, and finally a funny clip on the most effective and appropriate ways of telling someone they said something racist.



Still Black History Month in My Book!

In Americas (North), History, World News on March 1, 2010 at 1:57 am

In face of the ridiculousness that has taken place at UCSD this past week, and the efforts that we, as the Berkeley Black Community, are getting ready to engage in in response to ignorance and racism on our own campus, I’ve decided…I AINT DONE CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY!!

To begin, a video of the GREAT Dr. Cornel West speaking at a Black History Month Celebration at Brown University in 2007. I should mention that often when I’ve hit a writer’s block while writing my papers, I watch youtubes of Cornel West speaking, this one in particular, to get the creative, intellectual juices flowing. Saw him speak once: hot fiya.