Embodied Equity

Been on a path towards Somatics for some time now. More later… Just needed a place holder.

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Frank B. Wilderson, “Wallowing in the contradictions”, Part 1

Masterful.

a necessary angel

The interview that follows is the first of a two-part discussion with Frank B. Wilderson, the author of Incognegro, and his latest work Red, White and Black, Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms.Part A is comprised of Frank’s thoughtful, provocative answers to some prepared questions offered via an e-mail exchange. Part B will consist of an actual conversation Frank and I had 6 weeks ago at the University of California Davis following a discussion that he gave concerning both books. Frank is a Professor of Drama and African American Studies at UC Irvine, and visiting Professor at UC Davis, and The University of California Berkeley.

Incognegro is Frank’s memoirs of an extremely fertile, lucid, and transformative period of his life, in which he was one of only two American members of the ANC (African National Congress) in South Africa in the years leading up to the abolition of…

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Back to the Drawing Table

Been away for awhile, trying to figure out how to write about all of this. Much has transpired and, yet very little has changed. Me? I want to climb in deeper when uncovering this ongoing crisis  of power dynamics. Race, class, gender, age – all of it is suspect anymore, it seems. Nevertheless, race stands behind me, whispering like a forgotten child, asking me to speak aloud what I see, feel, think and .. yes, imagine. So, again, I shall try…

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Golden Moments

Golden Moments

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Geez, what gall!

DETROIT, May 2 (UPI) – Detroit residents expressed differing opinions on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s suggestion the city be repopulated with immigrants. Some critics of Bloomberg’s Sunday statement, which suggested immigrants to the United States be sent to live and work in Detroit to bolster the troubled city, said the idea would do little to combat its double-digit employment rate and other recession-related issues, The Detroit News reported Monday. “There are no jobs to be had here,” resident Mary Ann Robertson said. “There are no industries here.” However, others said the plan could help the country’s fourth-largest city grow to rival New York in size. “Anything that could bolster our (population) and our tax base, I am certainly in favor of,” lifelong Detroit resident Adrian Green, 41, said. “Detroit needs families like no other city in the country, since we had the biggest population loss of any major city in the country in the last 10-20 years.” Bloomberg made his comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “If I were the federal government, assuming we could wave a magic wand and pull everybody together, you pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agree to go to Detroit and live there for five to 10 years, start businesses, take jobs or whatever,” Bloomberg said. “You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here.”

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YouTube – With President Obama’s Birth Certificate, Klansman Trump Reminds Blacks They Will Never Be American

YouTube – With President Obama’s Birth Certificate, Klansman Trump Reminds Blacks They Will Never Be American.

Articulate, focused and mad as hell. I have no other words to say, other than … Right on, my brother!

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Sender of offensive Obama email calls it satire | US National Headlines | Comcast.net

Sender of offensive Obama email calls it satire | US National Headlines | Comcast.net.

Marilyn Davenport, a Fullerton California GOP official sent an email depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee only to say on Wednesday that she considered the email political satire, not racist. Davenport went on to say that she would definitely not step down, even as GOP local party leaders  launched an ethics investigation and called for her resignation.

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