Uprising LA- 20 Years Later Mix by DJ Sloe Poke →
On April 29, 1992 Los Angeles went up in flames. After 4 White Police Officers were found not guilty after brutality beating Black motorist Rodney King. The beating was, for once, caught on video. At the time, LA hip hop was not only banging, it was also speaking about police abuse in the inner city. This mix is a reflection of the music of the time, commentary by activists and artists now and...
perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone...– rainer maria rilke
My Original Treatment for the "QueenS" video
Like a Mickalene Thomas painting or photograph the short film for “QueenS” is about wood-paneled spaces decorated maximally and populated with women who enjoy being with one another. In pairs and in threesomes and alone, 20 women enter Stas and Cat’s railroad style apartment. They immediately become comfortable. They sprawl on goatskin rugs beneath Christmas lights and lean...
A mathematical formula for procrastination
The equation’s factors are the desire to complete the task (U); the expectation of success (E); the value of completion (V); the immediacy of task (I) ; and the personal sensitivity to delay (D). The magic formula is U = E x V / I x D.
we are sudden stars / you and i exploding in / our blue black skins– sonia sanchez
Danny Glover on Mumia on his birthday →
I talked to Danny Glover abt his decades long support of Mumia, mass incarceration & his mother & Ms. Dorothy Height
Occupy the Department of Justice
Today in Washington D.C. on Mumia Abu Jamal’s birthday, after 30 years of false incarceration, Activists, Artists, Organizers made seven core demands of US Attorney General Holder: 1. Release Mumia Abu-Jamal 2. End mass incarceration and the criminalization of Black and Latino Youth 3. Create jobs, education, and health care, not jails 4. End solitary confinement and stop torture 5. End...
OLAF HAJEK ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FILM “PRAY THE DEVIL... →
37thstate: Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent warlords and corrupt Charles Taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered country in 2003. It…
they slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sitting Bull’s Legacy
don’t you remember you told me you love me...
Russian Winter, a film directed by Petter Ringbom about John Forte’s post prison journey to the country, premiered at Tribeca tonight to a sold out audience who gave it a standing ovation. I’m so proud to be one of this film’s producers.
I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very...– Audre Lorde