Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kids Who Die

A Movement Grows #Ferguson

Poem by Langston Hughes
Narration Danny Glover
Video created by Frank Chi and Terrance Green

Monday, August 17, 2015

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Born: August 17, 1887

#Africa Hidden Meanings in Congo Music

"Viewed through the lens of music, the Congo presents a stark contrast. From the ravages of the slaving Portuguese, to King Leopold's virtual slave state in the late 19th century, through the monumental corruption and ruthless oppression of the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko that ended in 1997, this African heartland has known a history of unrelieved brutality and sadness. And yet, its cities have produced some of the most innovative and ebullient popular music the continent has known in the past century. Beginning in the 1950s, when Congolese music began to be distributed on vinyl records, it found admirers and imitators throughout East, West and Central Africa, and in much of southern African as well. With Congolese-born ethnomusicologist and author Kazadi wa Mukuna and arts educator and community scholar Lubangi Muniania as guides, this Hip Deep program will delve into the untold stories and messages disguised within the lyrics of Congolese songs."

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75

Julian Bond

Born: January 14, 1940 (age 75), Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Died: August 15, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States

Spouse: Pamela Horowitz (m. 1991), Alice Clopton (m. 1961–1989)

Parents: Julia Agnes Washington, Horace Mann Bond

Children: Jeffrey Alvin Bond, Julia "Cookie" Louise Bond, Phyllis Jane Bond-McMillan, Horace Mann Bond II, Michael Julian Bond

Organizations founded: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,Southern Poverty Law Center

I suggest you make the time to watch these  videos.

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education
Julian Bond

Black in Brazil

  1. Brazil has the world's second biggest black population after Nigeria, the largest number of people of Japanese ancestry outside Japan, and more people of Lebanese or Syrian extraction than the combined populations of Lebanon and Syria.