Tag Archives: brooklyn

the organization for afro-american unity: 1964

el-hajj malik el shabazz (formerly malcolm x) founded¬†the organization of afro american unity in 1964, a political and social movement dedicated to the philosophy of black nationalism, “which means that the black man should control the politics of his own … Continue reading

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was jesus white?

spike lee came to colby tonight. the theme was take charge, make change. protest in the name of creative self-expression. he spoke about how he was a C- student at morehouse in Atlanta for the first two years. before he … Continue reading

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know your history: black power

black power. apparently stokely carmichael said it first. what do you know about the legacy of the revolution? (i hope not just what they have taught you in schools). question: what is america teaching about the black power movement that … Continue reading

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prophecy?

june 5th on RE:Birth of the Cool:¬† “There is a worldwide revolution going on. Whether you are aware of this movement or not does not stop it from happening or spreading, you have only to make yourself aware. It is … Continue reading

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knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everyone

live freestyle on stage in los angeles, talib kweli featuring krs-one on the bob marley sample that turned into the Perfect Beat. hip-hop teaches us to analyze history, stimulates the desire to decipher the coded and layered meanings behind the … Continue reading

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seun kuti: brooklyn, new york

to all those who know the spiritually and politically charged afrobeat rhythmic music of fela kuti, god bless you. to those who don’t, i suggest you watch the documentary on his life to learn about the legendary african musician and … Continue reading

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bridges

massive structures linking manhattan to brooklyn, bridges bringing bodies over bodies of water, steel beams lining suspension wires, bridging the gap between dreams and reality.

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