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 period. http://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.”

Check out “The Age of Magic” by Andrea E. Shaw

The Age of Magic.

During one of my morning surfing ventures through the web theGrio.com led me to Dr. Shaw’s blog post about “magic,” or more accurately, perceptions of the world and technological advances.  It has occurred to me that someone dumped into 2012 from 1812 or even 1912 via a time machine (and we’re working on that one-trust me!) would think we were all sorcerers who sold our souls to the Devil himself for having these contraptions with sound and sight.  Musical instruments with buttons instead of strings (iPods/iPads?).  Metal books without paper yet able to hold thousands and thousands of pages you find just by pressing more buttons.  Read more and tell me what you think you would do if you were plopped into the 24th or 28th century of our planet.  First of all, would anything be left?  We seem to enjoy burning out our planet’s ability to sustain itself, lately.