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Why ‘The Hate U Give’ Is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie
October 18, 2018
Some are touting ‘The Hate U Give,’ as “the first Black Lives Matter movie.” Red flags should have gone up the moment we learned that Fox, recently acquired by Disney, was behind the film with a massive public relations budget, footing the bill for hundreds of advance screenings with celebrity guests, marketing swag, and heavy media saturation – especially in Black markets.  We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun"  and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," adapt an urban Black novel for the screen. ... read more »
Us, The Movement and Memory: In the Winds and Scales of History
September 6, 2018
But if there is any legacy or uplifting lessons left by the 60s, it is that we must resist these new forms of unfreedom and falsification of history and continue to wage struggles of liberation on every level of life. For these struggles are clearly the indispensable way we understand, free and fulfill ourselves and the aspirations of our ancestors.  Indeed, these are struggles demanded by our inherent right to freedom, our natural need for justice and our irrepressible longing for a liberated life. And it is a struggle for and longed for life that yields ordinary and special spaces in which the human spirit is nurtured and constantly renewed, and we and other human beings know ourselves as sacred and at the center and subject of every day and hour of history we make. ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Panther Party Through Art
April 5, 2017
The enduring legacy of the Black Panther Party (BPP) is vividly illustrated in “ICONIC,” a traveling exhibit presented by the Sepia Collective. ... read more »
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