Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2011 Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice
Human Rights in a Post-Racial Era:
Challenges, Strategies & Implications
March 26, 2011
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
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
- Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights
Friday, December 10, 2010
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.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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