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Terrence Howard, It’s Not So Hard Out There For Pimp Afterall

Published on 13 Sep 2008 at 12:55 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under art,entertainment,music.

The entertainment industry has a long history of placing stars of a particular background into unfamiliar territory. The assumption is simple: if you can make money rapping or singing, then you (in theory) should be able to sell tickets at the box office – and vice versa. However, as we all know, just because you […]

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Virtual Panhandling for Reparations

Published on 9 Oct 2007 at 3:19 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under art,collective action,history,radical politics.

I Am Virtually Panhandling for Reparations! (Please REPOST) National Day of Panhandling for Reparations is a national street performance on October 10, 2007, led by conceptual artist damali ayo. I am participating in this performance because I believe that a conversation about reparations has been pushed aside for way too long. This country has paid […]

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Graffiti Tracker: Technology vs. The Streets

Published on 1 Sep 2007 at 12:59 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under art,black culture,technology.

Graffiti Tracker is a new technology used by public officials and law enforcement to track, apprehend and punish vandals in your community. This web-based program utilizes digital photographs, GPS navigation, and a team of experts to keep criminals off the streets. Just check out these testimonials from satisfied customers on graffititracker.net: “In addition to having […]

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Join the Performance: National Day of Panhandling for Reparations

Published on 3 Aug 2007 at 10:13 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under art,collective action,history,radical politics,theatre.

No commentary from me, just throwing this out to ya’ll. Tell me what you think. Do you plan to get involved? Let me know what’s up. from Artist, Author and Speak Damali Ayo’s site: October 10, 2007 We are taking it to the streets. Join the First Annual National Day of Panhandling for Reparations OCTOBER […]

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Superheroes: Urban Style

Published on 23 Mar 2007 at 9:18 am. 8 Comments.
Filed under art,black culture,black image,entertainment,positivity.

Okay, here’s my chance to speak on something I’m really passionate about: comic books. Yall can call me a lame if you want to but comic books have always appealed to me as a Black man. In the Marvel universe for example, mutants (X-Men) had to deal with racial discrimination, forced segregation, hatred and lynch […]

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I got a nigga like a sitting duck.. BOOM

Published on 5 Jan 2007 at 9:04 am. 6 Comments.
Filed under art,ignorance,ridiculousness.

I had an interesting encounter the other evening, while recording in the studio with some white emcees. One of my old friends from high school is now a producer (named, J-La) and he wanted to introduce me to a few of the artists he was working with, who happened fans of Language Arts. I was […]

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Being a Black Man: David Driskell

Published on 18 Nov 2006 at 2:43 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under academia,art.

The Washington Post continues its year-long “Being a Black Man” series with a video feature on celebrated black artist and scholar David C. Driskell, who is considered “one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African American Art.” Any art lovers in the audience (or anyone looking for a little black inspiration, really) […]

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