The Cast Of ‘Lean On Me’ Sings Fair Eastside School Song for the 25th Anniversary Reunion
In a scene that will give you chills every time, Mr. Clark drags troublemaker Thomas Sams, played by Jermaine Hopkins, into the boys bathroom where he busts a group of guys known as the Eastside “Song Birds” hanging out during class and they’re forced to sing the school song.
And this is the reality of it all:
BY PHILIP BUMP
Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that has gotten better (if not gone away completely) and that the way black Americans are treated in society is actually colorblind. So, if forced to pick between the idea that our country’s structures and systems are biased toward white people or the idea that black communities are flawed, many pick the latter. Some doing so, of course, because they’re racist.
"We felt this was important in creating a revival of collegiate advocacy," said a founding member.
By Patrice Peck
Spurred on by the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and other unarmed Black men, a group of student leaders from all eight Ivy League institutions have formed the Black Ivy Coalition to launch a movement against racial injustices.
The self-proclaimed aim of the coalition is “to correct the misconception that the civil rights movement is over and the United States exists in a paradigm of post-racism — that the slew of recent deaths is nothing more than a series of isolated incidents.”
Reine Ibala, a junior at Yale University and signee of the coalition’s statement, pointed to the media’s coverage of Brown, Garner and Ezell Ford, noting ”a racial disconnect when it came to who thought of these events as isolated incidents rather than manifestations of a systemic issue.”
Jeralean Talley is 115 years old
the oldest living American
These are her hands when she was 113
I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…
Just how much would you be willing to forgive?
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, reconciliation still happens one encounter at a time.
Photographs By PIETER HUGO I Text by SUSAN DOMINUS
Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus. In one, a woman rests her hand on the shoulder of the man who killed her father and brothers. In another, a woman poses with a casually reclining man who looted her property and whose father helped murder her husband and children. In many of these photos, there is little evident warmth between the pairs, and yet there they are, together. In each, the perpetrator is a Hutu who was granted pardon by the Tutsi survivor of his crime.
The people who agreed to be photographed are part of a continuing national effort toward reconciliation and worked closely with AMI (Association Modeste et Innocent), a nonprofit organization. In AMI’s program, small groups of Hutus and Tutsis are counseled over many months, culminating in the perpetrator’s formal request for forgiveness. If forgiveness is granted by the survivor, the perpetrator and his family and friends typically bring a basket of offerings, usually food and sorghum or banana beer. The accord is sealed with song and dance.
Black Power beyond Borders: The Global Dimensions of the Black Power Movementedited by Nico Slate
Black Power burst out of nowhere in 1966—a saga of pride, anger, and violence that threatened the civil rights movement and challenged the very fabric of America. Or at least that’s how it seemed to many Americans. The story of Black Power is older, richer, and more global than many recognize. In Black Power Beyond Borders, famous figures like Stevie Wonder and the Black Panthers emerge in a new light alongside lesser known organizations like the Polynesian Panthers. From Harlem and Oakland to India and Israel, Black Power inspired movements that challenged boundaries throughout the world.
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The great Jim Brown as Slaughter the blaxploitation film Slaughter’s Big Ripoff.
AFRICA IS THE FUTURE's new project spoofs LIFE Magazine covers! An ironic transposition of the World as presented in the international, traditional and dominant media landscape.
The images above are just mock-ups, full project coming soon.
Info + fundraising campaign —>http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/feature-africa-is-the-future-s-new-project-spoofs-life-magazine
Call for artists for the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra, Ghana, August 23rd and 24th of this year.
SHAKA ZULA (bar, restaurant, lounge) London, England.
La décoration d’inspiration africaine de ce lieu est trop incroyable !! Si un jour je vais à Londres je dois passer absolument une soirée dans cet endroit!
Créé sur une échelle inimaginable, le Shaka Zulu Club-Restaurant-Lounge est basé sur deux étages et est situé au cœur de Camden, le quartier cosmopolite et animée de Londres.
Trois ans ont été nécessaire pour la fabrication, la conception et la création et pour un coût total de 6,98 millions d’euros. Le lieu est décoré de mosaïques finement uniques et fait mains, masques tribaux et des scènes culturelles de la nation et du patrimoine Zulu. Le tout est sculpté à la main sur les haut murs de 20 mètres pour capturer toute l’essence de la grand Roi Shaka.
The African-inspired decor of this place is too amazing !! If one day I go to London I should spend a night in this place!
Created on an unimaginable scale, Shaka Zulu Restaurant, Lounge and Club is based over two floors and is situated in the heart of London’s lively and cosmopolitan Stables Market in Camden.
Three years in the making from concept to creation and with a total cost of £5.5m, the venue is intricately decorated with unique and hand made mosaics, tribal masks and cultural scenes from the Zulu nation and heritage, hand carved into 60 ft high walls all capturing the essence of the great King Shaka.
Beautiful, now who is making money off it? Cause I’m betting he or she ain’t Zulu.