Sunday, December 12, 2010

Call for Proposals

THEME: "And liberty & Justice for All"?
Race and the politics of education reform
and public policy

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Conference on Equity and Social Justice
2011 Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice

Addressing Diversity, Social Justice and
Human Rights in a Post-Racial Era:
Challenges, Strategies & Implications

March 26, 2011
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Pomona, NJ

The Conference Committee invites proposals on the following all topics relevant to equity & social justice:

  • Critical Race Studies
  • Critical Youth Studies
  • Urban Education & Community Partnerships
  • “Othering”
  • Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights
Click here to go to conference website

Friday, December 10, 2010

Aretha Franklin: The Redefinition of QUEEN

Today is Aretha Franklin day in my world. I send my prayers, chants, and meditation to her and dedicate my work to her today. To learn that she has pancreatic cancer is a tough blow. As you view the following videos, consider her artistry. Aretha is a messenger. She is exactly what those who redefined "American" fear. Her spirit, expression and delivery is the quintessence of American. More on this later. For now, enjoy the messenger.


Aretha FRANKLIN - "God Bless The Child" (1962)

Aretha Franklin Sammy Davis Jr. 1968 Respect Think

Aretha Franklin - Duke Ellington Medley - 1973

Aretha Franklin - Intro - Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly - 1973

Aretha sings at the funeral of Miss Rosa Parks

Rarely Seen Aretha Franklin performance You make me feel

ARETHA FRANKLIN sings National Anthem (live) Madison Square

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer [totp2]

Aretha Franklin - Everyday People

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Black Violin "Brandenburg" - Music Video

The First FUBU Brutha

W.E.B. DuBois, proposed that to achieve Black Theater art must be:

1. About us. That is, they must have plots which reveal Negro life as it is.

2. By us. That is, they must be written by Negro authors who understand from birth and continuing association, just what it means to be a Negro today.

3. For us. That is, the theater must cater primarily to Negro audiences and be supported and sustained by their entertainment and approval.

4. Near us. The theater must be in a neighborhood near the mass of ordinary Negro people.

W.E.B. Du Bois, “Krigwa Players Little Negro Theatre,” in The Crisis, v. 32, July 1926, pp. 134-136

Saturday, November 27, 2010

chicago sinfonietta teaser

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment six days a week. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.