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El Jones

in Halifax

Discounted Black Barbies

PRESENTED ON JUN 17, 2016
IN HALIFAX @ VOL 20

El Jones is a spoken word artist, teacher, and activist. She was the Poet Laureate of Halifax from 2013-2015. She is a two-time national slam poetry champion and has performed, lectured and taught nationally and internationally. El currently teaches in the department of Sociology at Saint Mary's University. El is most influenced and inspired by the many nameless and unrewarded women who labour every day in their communities with love.

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Black Cat & Shippoku Design Office

BY TOMOFUMI YOSHIDA
@ VOL 67 ON DEC 02, 2009

Tomofumi Yoshida of Black Cat and Shippoku Design Office talks about his amazing interactive designs. We absolutely adore the date bag! Find more on about Yoshida-san here at Mutsuhana Garden www.mutsuhana.org/
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

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Learning to Fail Better

BY ELENI SCHIRMER
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Co-president of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association, Eleni Schirmer talks about insights gained from mistakes made in a recent political showdown in the Wisconsin capitol. She shares how the situation sparked tough questions about how to challenge and overcome social inequalities and how social movements impact public education.

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Black in The Day

BY WILLIE SLAYDEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

How much do you know about black history? The presenter shares historic moments of American history in relation to how black community members were treated by their white counterparts while also highlighting the assets of a black community in Tulsa Oklahoma.

 

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Turning Black Thumbs Green

BY KATHY JENTZ
@ VOL 3 ON APR 10, 2015

Kathy Jentz is a gardener and editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. She doesn't believe in "black thumbs", only green thumbs waiting to sprout. Kathy shares the best tips to turn black thumbs into green thumbs.

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Grey is the New Black

BY ALISON BENZIMRA
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Many older adults are living longer & healthier lives. This shift impacts how society views elders & how elders view themselves. Ageing should be seen as a continual stage of development & growth rather than a period of decline. It’s time we begin to redefine ageing. It’s time “Grey becomes the new Black” suggests, Alison Benzimra.

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Building Afrotopia

BY STACEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The work becomes a conversation about class, race, gender and appropriation."

In Building Afrotopia from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist Stacey Robinson illustrates how speculating black futures became paramount in his artistic practice as a response to the global displacement of Black and Indigenous people. Robinson shares recent work, beginning with his current Pan-African flag series, representing nations where Black and Indigenous populations are controlled by extreme measures. Robinson then shares works from an in-progress book, 100 Afrofuturists Practitioners, depicting people building future spaces where Black peace exists using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art(s), and Math). Lastly, Robinson presents works inspired by the past Black Renaissance speculative Black Futures, with Afrofuturist digital collages inspired by Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Manzel Bowman, and other past and contemporary mixed media collage artists. 

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Black Edmonton: Our History, Our Legacy

BY BASHIR MOHAMED
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"This history is not meant to shame. It's based on the principle that the first step to step a problem is to recognize that there is one."

Bashir Mohamed shares personal and historic anecdotes of racism and resistance against Black Edmontonians. Through his story and others, Bashir explains the importance of learning and celebrating this history in order to understand contemporary racism and why groups such as Black Lives Matter are relevant now more than ever.

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If You Love Chicago

BY BERNARD LOYD
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Bernard Loyd is founder of Urban Juncture, Inc. and of Urban Juncture Foundation, social enterprises focused on revitalizing urban communities.  A Bronzeville resident, he is the project leader of the Bronzeville Cookin’ initiative @ 51st Street & the Green Line that is sponsored by UJ Inc. and UJF.