(Source: fdepartment)

"Greenlee himself believed movie theater owners were visited by members of the FBI and were pressured to pull the film from their screens. It’s not an implausible theory, considering the story’s militant content, but one that has never been proven. That didn’t stop Greenlee from speaking out, anyway."http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-sam-greenlee-dead-20140520,0,5193537.column

"Greenlee himself believed movie theater owners were visited by members of the FBI and were pressured to pull the film from their screens. It’s not an implausible theory, considering the story’s militant content, but one that has never been proven. That didn’t stop Greenlee from speaking out, anyway."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-sam-greenlee-dead-20140520,0,5193537.column

"Uh oh/ You’re in trouble/ Step up in the game/ and I burst that bubble…"

D. Scot Miller On Coltrane On Coltrane:

This is a collage poem composed of multiple individual lines from a book of John Coltrane interviews called “Coltrane On Coltrane”. 

The name of the poem is “On Coltrane On Coltrane”.

Though these words are “From The Man Himself”, you will not find this exchange anywhere in existence.

Thank you. And Thanks to Sensitive Skin Magazine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAh5t8GHOgw

Kara E. Walker Creates a Confection at the Domino Refinery

"The whole reason for refining sugar is to make it white. Even the idea of becoming “refined” seems to dovetail with the Western way of dealing with the world." - Kara E. Walker

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/art/kara-walker-interview-the-whole-reason-for-refining-sugar-is-to-make-it-white

Shabazz Palaces: Here’s the long-awaited first track to be unveiled for the lush, dizzyingly brilliant new full-length, Lese Majesty: “They Come in Gold”
https://soundcloud.com/subpop/shabazz-palaces-they-come-in-gold
“Sanity, a visage of my wealthLost but always found before the idols that I’ve kneltStrategy, the only way to cryKeep it do or die and always think in terms of  IReverie, some legend futures pastRevelry, instead for it renders hella fastCapitol, a sound that’s on the riseIt’s slaking unrealized until essence has been razedSepulcher, a stage enlived by ghostsFloating off with bags of the blood encrusted dough.”

-  “They Come In Gold” (from “The Phasing Shift” suite)

Shabazz Palaces: Here’s the long-awaited first track to be unveiled for the lush, dizzyingly brilliant new full-length, Lese Majesty: “They Come in Gold”

https://soundcloud.com/subpop/shabazz-palaces-they-come-in-gold

“Sanity, a visage of my wealth
Lost but always found before the idols that I’ve knelt
Strategy, the only way to cry
Keep it do or die and always think in terms of  I
Reverie, some legend futures past
Revelry, instead for it renders hella fast
Capitol, a sound that’s on the rise
It’s slaking unrealized until essence has been razed
Sepulcher, a stage enlived by ghosts
Floating off with bags of the blood encrusted dough.”

 “They Come In Gold” (from “The Phasing Shift” suite)

(Source: subpop.com)

 Frayed:  ”Another urbanite feeling cripplingly lonely in a crowd of loners. Plagued by terrors, Freya uses her powerful imagination to escape. But where do you run, when your own imagination turns on you?”


(Source: morethanurban)

dadasoulface:

"Man in the mirror" by Dada Soulface —————————- Collaged papers ,glue,spray paint,isopropyl alcohol, and paintmarker W/ Digital manipulation  18”X24”

dadasoulface:

"Man in the mirror" by Dada Soulface
—————————-
Collaged papers ,glue,spray paint,isopropyl alcohol, and paintmarker
W/ Digital manipulation
18”X24”

blackfuturistoakland:

Black Futurist won’t be stopped…why do they even try?

“The Mothership Depot” a solo exhibition celebrating “the key forefathers of the Black Futurist movement: Sun-Ra, a traditional jazz musician who transitioned into free jazz; George Clinton, who went from doo-wop to a self-made free-form style called P-Funk; and Lee Scratch Perry, the seminal reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production.”

http://oaklandartenthusiast.com/2013/07/01/dead-eyes-mothership-depot-at-redux-studios-gallery/

"How are we Vigilant? Persistence. Embracing the present moment, the RIGHT NOW— seeking urgency and calling attention to the insanity of being (physically and mentally) present as a person of color amidst the skewed perception of a supposed post-race nation.- Alexandria Eregbu

"How are we Vigilant? 
Persistence. Embracing the present moment, the RIGHT NOW— seeking urgency and calling attention to the insanity of being (physically and mentally) present as a person of color amidst the skewed perception of a supposed post-race nation.

-
 Alexandria Eregbu

(Source: alexandriaeregbu.com)