Posts Tagged ‘ slavery ’

Black Lives and the Fourth of July | The Nation

A crowd gathered at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., during a protest against police brutality and racism. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

After Juneteenth, it’s hard to overlook the hollowness of American freedom.

Source: Black Lives and the Fourth of July | The Nation

How Can We Win by Kimberly Jones – YouTube

The following 7-minute YouTube video presentation from Kimberly Jones is extemporaneous. Her brilliant, eloquent truth-telling made me take a knee; my head and heart bow with gratitude, love, and humility for this concise, factual lesson from Kimberly Jones. Please take time to listen. – word pond
 

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Delivers an Emotional Plea

If you haven’t had a chance to watch this, it’s really worth your time. Rapper and activist Michael Render, aka Killer Mike of Run the Jewels, spoke at a press conference in Atlanta about the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the history of policing in the city, and his outrage, delivering a plea for the city’s residents to not “burn your own house down for anger with an enemy”.

Source: Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Delivers an Emotional Plea

The 1619 Project and the stories we tell about slavery – Columbia Journalism Review

 

 

The August 18th [2019] cover of  Times Magazine. Cover by Dannielle Bowman.

Last night, at the event space of The New York Times building, a collection of Black journalists, poets, and museum curators announced their intention to tell the truth about slavery. Announcing the debut of The 1619 Project, a special issue of the Times magazine published with additional material in the newspaper, Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff […]

Source: The 1619 Project and the stories we tell about slavery – Columbia Journalism Review

Trailer for Harriet, the Harriet Tubman Biopic

Harriet is a biopic about freedom fighter Harriet Tubman coming out in November. Source: Trailer for Harriet, the Harriet Tubman Biopic

Kara Walker’s New Show at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Was a Sensation Before It Even Opened – Vogue

Kara Walker, Christ’s Entry into Journalism, 2017 Photo: © Kara Walker / Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

And it does not disappoint.

Source: Kara Walker’s New Show at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Was a Sensation Before It Even Opened – Vogue

Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet : NPR

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Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet : NPR.