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Paul Robeson’s activism

Throughout his performing career Paul Robeson was fashioning an activist cultural theory to help to liberate his people and, increasingly, to support the cause of persecuted people everywhere. 116 more words

Birthdays

Techne-Genesis: A Kingdom Unknown // A Creation-Post-Creation Narrative/Myth; or, an Afro-Mythology for Today

Techne-Genesis: A Kingdom Unknown // A Creation-Post-Creation Narrative/Myth; or, an Afro-Mythology for Today

John Gillespie

The past was a formless mass; an abysmal darkness, veiled and concealed, lost and forgotten in the mind of a man who did nothing, except create; and out of this oblivion Jah imagined the world. 4,450 more words

Black Sisyphus

What Messages Are Hidden in Games

Things we think about the least can often be the most important. The education of our children begins long before they ever enter a school. We teach them what to eat and how to eat it. 1,720 more words

African American

Afro-sonic feminist funk

Since it emerged as a distinct genre in the late 1960s and early 1970s funk has played an important role in American music and culture, in its foregrounding of polyrhythmic interplay, improvisation, and community formation, and in addressing issues of discrimination and marginalization. 128 more words

Popular Music

Will the Real Black Panther Please Stand Up?

From the 1960’s to the present when you heard about a Black Panther you thought of a Black man ready to put his life on the line for the good of his family and community. 800 more words

African American

Birth of the Black United Students

Black students have been at Kent for well over 70 years. Over the years the history and contributions of Black people have been obscured. My family moved to Kent, Ohio in… 859 more words

African American

Review | The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois’ revelatory collection of fourteen essays, The Souls of Black Folk, (amazon) kicks off my year of readings on Black-American culture and history. 716 more words

Review