Saturday, January 12, 2008

Show me your Artistic License!

This image, provided by ArtWalk, represents the mural that has been proposed for display on the Arundel County government headquarters in Annapolis. (Handout photo courtesy of ArtWalk / January 10, 2008)

Pambazuka News

Pambazuka is an independent, progressive publication covering the news in many countries in Africa and the diaspora. It is overseen by Firoze Menji of Fahamu Networks for Social Justice, who has been careful not to become beholden to or dependent on big corporations.

The reportage is upbeat, and positively inspirational. The subject matter goes from the latest events in Kenya to, environmental justice in Nigeria, to Zimbabwe youth protest in London, as well as art therapy with children in Uganda, to get well soon comrade Castro and much more.

The site contains enlightening podcasts and videocasts with the promise of more to come.
For a real close look at pan African grassroots, Pambazuka is an excellent place to start.

Friday, January 11, 2008

One Mic

"One Mic" hosted and produced by Rebecca Dupas, is a real treat.
You'll enjoy the interviews and performances of some world class poets.
The set is a very classy white background and a performer and a mic.


Welcome to the Black Media Mine.
The title is pretty much self explanatory. My objective, is to share information in the form of digital media, be it audio, video, print or other, that I find on the internet, concerning the people of African descent, with the emphasis on, but not limiting myself to Black Americans.

I have been present online since the BBS days and have been collecting bookmarks 'til they either die of old age or fade from my memory or just get lost among thousands of other equally interesting but otherwise unused (at least by me) gems created by, for and about our people.
From what I read about the nature of the blog this appears to be a good way to get the information dug up and out in the open for the following reasons.
  1. The Black Blogosphere is growing at good rate.
  2. The information is more easily accessed as an archive.
  3. The more links there are to a site the more prominent it is.
  4. There is more content than ever before.

I hope to enlist the help of you my fellow Cybernauts and make this a place where true gems of information can be found.