Conversations Among Friends: Sanford Biggers,... →
Transitions Mixtape, featuring: Final Second, La... →
Raines Law Room →
(Bernard, thanks for inviting me into your world! You know we always have a blast- I so cherish our sisterhood!) “This speakeasy in Chelsea is named for an 1896 law meant to curb New Yorkers’ liquor consumption. Past a door buzzer and a discerning host is the windowless space, which just about nails a sumptuous twenties vibe (Chesterfield furniture, turn-of-the-century wall hangings,...
"It 'Helps' To Be White" by Natalie Hopkinson →
“In one scene in the best-selling novel The Help, a spirited black woman has second thoughts about sharing the gory details of her life as a Mississippi domestic with a white writer who is part of the town’s bridge-and-tennis-playing aristocracy. “What am I doing?” Minny says, in an uncharacteristic attack of self-doubt. “I must be crazy, giving the sworn secrets a...
Ralph Lemon →
FIVE by Rashaad Newsome →
Five is a multimedia performance that redefines how performance art is chronicled beyond the traditional mediums of video and photography. At the same time, Five serves as a platform to help voguing transcend its marginalization and be seen as a legitimate art form. Using custom-made interactive sound and video manipulation technologies, Newsome creates line drawings from the five dance elements...
The Black Female Body →
Bad Black Mothers posted by Melissa... →
"Latin Female Artist Draws Criticism for Times... →
“I am sick and tired of black folks protesting stuff they have no business protesting. The object of my latest disgust is a fledgling uprising against Puerto Rican/Cuban artist Sofia Maldonado, a 26-year old Brooklyn resident. Maldonado painted a 92-foot mural that is located at 215 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan.”
Black Barbie Talks by Meera Bowman-Johnson →
…But what hurts me the most is being carted down the aisle, hung up for display, and passed over time and time again by little black girls who would rather have a doll with blonde hair and blue eyes than one who looks more like them…”
WHITEMANTALKING: a stream-of-consciousness... →
“…revolutionary costume.” -Little Edie
I. Am. Stoked. http://kenyaworkspace.blogspot.com/2010/02/binary-codes.html
The KiKi Twins →
End Racial Disparities In Cocaine Sentencing →
Authorities estimate that more than 66% of those who use crack cocaine are white. Yet in 2006, 82% of those convicted and sentenced under federal crack cocaine laws were African American. When you add in Hispanics, this percentage climbs to above 96%.
Inside a Divided Upper East Side Public School →
“If you’re a white student and you arrive at the public elementary school building on 95th Street and Third Avenue, you’ll probably walk through the front door. If you’re a black student, you’ll probably come in through the back. It’s a very New York kind of school facility: two completely different elementary schools sharing the same space.”
Harvard University announced over the weekend that... →
Harvard University Announcement Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H.. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing...
"You Can't Do That on Television" →
Absurd, strange, transgressive, confrontational and confusing performances for video. Marc Aschenbrenner / Laurel Jay Carpenter / Crystal Curtis / Amy Day / Ruthie Doyle / David Greg Harth / Nate Hill / Wayne Hodge / Mike Jones / Nina Katchadourian / Marni Kotak & Jason Robert Bell / Yeon Jin Kim / Jorge Rojas / Type A Curated by Joe Nanashe
Binary Codes: Sonic Portraits →