"I won’t have made it until the most underpriviledged Negro from Mississippi can live in equal dignity with anyone else in America." — Jackie Robinson, from promotional material for The African Americans: Many RIvers to Cross
Great opportunity for young leaders:
CBCF Congressional Internship Program
Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. This program is offered every summer.
- Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend
- Housing at a local university (all expenses covered)
- Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program
- U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
- Currently or recently (within the past 12 months) enrolled in college full-time when applying for program
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Be at least a college sophomore by the internship start date
- Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and policy-making process
Drawing on interviews with the black survivors of Nazi concentration camps and archival research in North America, Europe, and Africa, this book documents and analyzes the meaning of Nazism’s racial policies towards people of African descent, specifically those born in Germany, England, France, the United States, and Africa, and the impact of that legacy on contemporary race relations in Germany, and more generally, in Europe. The book also specifically addresses the concerns of those surviving Afro-Germans who were victims of Nazism, but have not generally been included in or benefited from the compensation agreements that have been developed in recent years.
Hoodies restriction posted by a Burger King in Britain. [source]
MoonDust is Sara Golish’s ode to to Afrofuturism and natural hair.
Love Song #1
by Me'Shell Ndegéocello
album Comfort Woman
Martha Redbone Roots Project: 10 January 2014 - New York
By Christian John Wikane
On a recent January evening, the soul and spirit of Appalachia visited 125th Street in Harlem. The Martha Redbone Roots Project filled the Apollo Music Café with the poems of William Blake and music inspired by Redbone’s childhood home in Harlan County, Kentucky. The centerpiece of the concert was The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake, Redbone’s critically acclaimed album that features production by John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and David Hoffner. Joined by a five-piece band, plus a fiddler and two guest vocalists, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter brought the Apollo to Black Mountain, delivering a rousing set that will certainly be remembered long past 2014. Perhaps host Lisa Yancey said it best at the outset of the evening: “Sister Martha is about to light this stage on fire”.
H.N.I.C. by Albert Johnson
Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of his crew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees to do one last job, but only because it’s the price of his freedom. He knows his “brother” Black would rather see him dead than let him walk away. Yet he still agrees to do the job because Black isn’t the only one who can’t be trusted.
Further developing the stark realism and uncompromising streetwise narratives of his lyrics, H.N.I.C.cements Prodigy’s position as one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary urban life. Simultaneously a fast-paced crime drama and an engrossing, unsentimental moral tale, H.N.I.C. peers into the dark heart that underpins the codes of loyalty and friendship, betrayal and vengeance.
Juanita Moore (October 19, 1914 - January 1, 2014) in her Oscar-nominated role as Annie Johnson in Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life.
I believe Misty Copeland to be one of the greatest dancers living. She has my utmost respect.