From NEO•GRIOT Kalamu ya Salaam’s information blog: James Baldwin

HISTORY + VIDEO: James Baldwin on Baldwin’s Nigger – NEO•GRIOT.

From NEO•GRIOT

Kalamu ya Salaam‘s information blog:

Filmed by Horace Ove‘ – British filmmaker, painter and writer and one of the leading black independent film-makers to emerge in Britain since the post-war periodhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Ove

James Baldwin and Dick Gregory talk about the Black Experience in America and relate it to that of the Caribbean in contemporary Great Britain. Filmed at the West Indian Student Centre of London.”

DO BLACK PEOPLE REALLY DO THIS STUFF? Cosplay and the building of a Black World « chroniclesofharriet

DO BLACK PEOPLE REALLY DO THIS STUFF? Cosplay and the building of a Black World « chroniclesofharriet.

Of course we do.  We are in the now, and we are in the future.  We imagine and build ourselves into the very fabric of what we call “world” with not only scientific study and research, but with words, music, beauty, and art.

Imagine that.

Ouroboros Rising

Unlimited power? Thaddeus does it again–read on!

Hub City Blues

“Apprentice.”

“Yes, master.”

“It’s time.”

I help him up and walk him into his study. He is paper-thin, light like a bird, a wisp of the force I remember from my youth. I can feel the fire burning through him, my second sight, even shielded cannot block the visions of his power. I help him to his workbench, a central seat of his gift. It was only as we drew close could I sense it.

The bracelet. It shimmered in darkness the way his power glowed brightly. A cool black metal that flickered like glass, lit from within with a sinister madness. This was my last time to say no.

He sits, his palsy stops when he picks it up. His eyes harden like flint and his unspoken gaze beckons me to sit across from  him. The light from the power within him dims. “Once you put this on, you will…

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1 Billion Women violated is an atrocity.1 Billion dancing is a revolution. NEW short film by @eveensler

One Billion Rising.

I am RISING with #1billionrising on 14 February.  Will you rise?  Watch this short film by Eve Ensler and South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel.

Please send the film http://ow.ly/dVLJK to everyone you know, and post it to every social network you are on.

We are about to shake the planet, and your participation is crucial.

Please use the hashtag: #1billionrising  when tweeting.   Join the movement to end violence against women! Power to the people-let’s set it off, sisters and brothers and bring peace to our planet!  Click on the links and make it happen!

Brooklyn’s Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture’s Dirty Little Secret – COLORLINES

Brooklyn’s Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture’s Dirty Little Secret – COLORLINES.

Not sure why Colorlines titled this article this way, but okay…

In any case, we know that in 2012 there is no such thing as a monolithic apparatus called “Black culture.”  Not everyone African American spends their weekends watching Tyler Perry movies or downloading mainstream hip-hop.  Sometimes we like hardcore.  Sometimes we like punk.  Sometimes we like alternative.

And some of us are Pagan–and not Baptist or Methodist.  Or Atheist.  Or Pastafarian.

Afro-Punk is also Afrofuturism.

Indeed.

At the Edge: Tzynya L. Pinchback, Poet & Visionary – Go to iTunes & download right now!

At the Edge: Tzynya L. Pinchback, Poet and Visionary 08/08 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio.