I decided to play a little Sankofa* today.
This pretty much sums up my feelings from Spring ’07 when I first moved westward.
I was an artist searching through history, medium, culture, technology, and representation.
Proud to say, not much has changed on that artistic front because I see that as a strength and a creative wellspring for all my endeavors. 😉
I’m a work in progress.
Moving forward in 2010.
Grow with me on the blog, baby.
*’Sankofa’ is an Akan word that means, “We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward;in order to enable us to understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”
(From Bloomberg Report)
Burns, 50, will become chief executive officer on July 1, ending the eight-year run of Anne Mulcahy, who will stay on as chairman. Mulcahy, 56, named Burns president in 2007, almost three decades after Burns joined Xerox as a summer intern.
Burns will be one of about 15 women who lead Fortune 500 companies and her ascension will mark the first female-to-female transition, according to Fortune. Her promotion cements her status as the most powerful black woman in the corporate world.
I can’t readily reverse engineer this hustle but this sh*t is tiiiiiight!
Filhos De Ghandy is a Brazillian secret order of men who are dedicated to, of all things,
A novel idea, eh?
When can we start doing stuff like this in America?
The elders are also involved.
Even the light skinned brothers get in on the action. 😉 Clearly for the people.
They always get the girl…
Rites of Passage.
Gangasta body art.
Um.. I’m really not mad at this.
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My auntie gave me this wonderful album as a teen and introduced me to this revolutionary concept via classic Brazilian music. Highly recommended.
This is the late Clara Nunes singing “Ijexa” celebrating the group. Enjoy 🙂
Two great shows in one day!
At least you don’t have to choose because Nat Creole’s Ready or Not is during the day on Saturday, and Deep Green is an evening event. Sound round up the kiddies and mommies and daddies and head to the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, Ocotober 4. Take one dose of BOom in the morning and another at night to make your day complete!
This show features the “Boss Logic” Shirley Chisolm portrait, as well as the special limited edition “Amigo -o- Enemigo” to commemorate the so-called Economic Crisis. Had a good laugh with that one. Gift economy, anyone? Also featured is the classic “V is for Victory” design.
Meet Kasha. She’s an Los Angeles, resident dear friend of Boom.Threads and Renaissance Woman of the Fine Arts. Her talents include independent Filmmaking and Production.
Kasha wears the “Starry Eyed Girl” design from Boom.Threads. She likes the bold color palate and the liberal use of Magenta, for which she has an “affinity.” She found it sexy and unique. “It’s hard and soft at the same time,” Ms. Esque noted. The character design resonated with her own no nonsense character. “The woman on the shirt looks like she knows what she wants and won’t settle for less,” Kasha remarked.
Check out Kasha’s Latest Photography on kashaesque.com
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