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fidel castro meets malcolm x in harlem: 1960

In September 1960 Fidel Castro traveled to the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly. After being kicked out of the Shelburne hotel downtown due to baseless rumors started by the press, Castro’s team of Cuban delegates had … Continue reading

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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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contemporary art and corporate capitalism

In March 2012, CBS aired a showing of 60 Minutes with Morley Safer reporting on one of the world’s most gaudy and infamous art fairs: the Art Basel in Miami. The story began: “Even if some contemporary art seems alien … Continue reading

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how to make a video go viral

How to Make a Video go Viral As we are often told there is no such thing as a viral video. There is however a plan to make a video go viral.  And it does not take an experienced video … Continue reading

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corporate cosmology collage

inappropriate appropriation? ap·pro·pri·a·tion/əˌprōprēˈāSHən/ Noun: The action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission. The artistic practice or technique of reworking images from well-known paintings, photographs, etc., in one’s own work. the parts make up the … Continue reading

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take a stand for human rights

john lennon knew that if the divine forces give you the gift of musicianship, it must be well used, for the good of humanity. august 21. 1971, george jackson was shot to death in the prison in san quentin, california … Continue reading

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