Recent reading list - 8.20.14

I originally shared this as an FB note. Happy to call some of these brilliant minds my friends and collaborators.

I keep returning to these think pieces, texts and projects, so I decided to list and share them.

Personal essay: When the sea comes to Gaza (Sousan Hammad)

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/18/when-the-sea-comestogaza.html

Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history (Hector Tobar)

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-reading-ferguson-books-on-race-police-protest-and-us-history-20140818-story.html

Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” (Teju Cole)

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/black-body-re-reading-james-baldwins-stranger-village

Ferguson: What’s Respectibility Got to Do With It? (Josie Pickens)

http://www.ebony.com/news-views/ferguson-whats-respectability-got-to-do-with-it-987#axzz3Al1vNurb

Shuja’iyah: Land of the Brave (Hadeel Assali)

http://vimeo.com/101322532

The underground ghetto city of Gaza (Amir Nizar Zuabi)

http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/.premium-1.608653?v=AB33D5FF159E93321B0FE9E2A1961EA2

Reparations for Ferguson (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/08/Reparations-For-Ferguson/376098/

The Case for Reparations (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

Statement in Solidarity with the Palestinian People of Gaza (via For Harriet)

http://www.forharriet.com/2014/08/statement-in-solidarity-with.html

"And We Stand With You": Palestinian Statement on Murder of Mike Brown and Solidarity with Ferguson (via The Electronic Intifada)

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rana-baker/palestinians-express-solidarity-people-ferguson-mike-brown-statement

A Compendium of Analyses on the Ferguson Uprising (Harbeer Sandhu)

http://www.freepresshouston.com/a-compendium-of-analyses-on-the-ferguson-uprising/

America Varshe, America Kande - Hinduism, Ornament, and the Suburban Box (Raj Mankad)

http://offcite.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2011/11/Cite_87_America_Varshe_America_Kande_Mankad.pdf

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race (Kareem Abdul-Jabar)

http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/

 and

The Major Problem With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Powerful Essay on Ferguson (Dave Zirin)

http://www.thenation.com/blog/181310/my-major-problem-kareem-abdul-jabbars-powerful-essay-ferguson

Ferguson’s Freedom Summer? (Jay Caspian Kang)

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/ferguson-freedom-summer

Veterans on Ferguson (h/t Jenn Gardner)

https://storify.com/AthertonKD/veterans-on-ferguson

karlnova:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 11, 1973 - 18 year old Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) will throw a block party in the first floor rec room of his apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in New York City. Advertised as a “Back To School Jam”, flyers handwritten on 3x5 index cards will be distributed widely throughout the neighborhood. The event will be filled to capacity, attracting 300 people. Herc will set up his powerful sound system in the room, spinning a mixture of R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock records. Using duplicate copies of the same record on two turntables, Herc would isolate and extend the breakdown of these songs to the delight of the crowd. The event will be a huge success and will lead to the DJ spinning at even larger events on the streets and in clubs in and around the Bronx. However, the first party will be regarded as a watershed event in history as the birth of the Hip Hop Movement. Happy 40th Birthday, Hip Hop!!!

You gotta know how it started way before it charted
karlnova:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 11, 1973 - 18 year old Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) will throw a block party in the first floor rec room of his apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in New York City. Advertised as a “Back To School Jam”, flyers handwritten on 3x5 index cards will be distributed widely throughout the neighborhood. The event will be filled to capacity, attracting 300 people. Herc will set up his powerful sound system in the room, spinning a mixture of R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock records. Using duplicate copies of the same record on two turntables, Herc would isolate and extend the breakdown of these songs to the delight of the crowd. The event will be a huge success and will lead to the DJ spinning at even larger events on the streets and in clubs in and around the Bronx. However, the first party will be regarded as a watershed event in history as the birth of the Hip Hop Movement. Happy 40th Birthday, Hip Hop!!!

You gotta know how it started way before it charted
karlnova:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 11, 1973 - 18 year old Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) will throw a block party in the first floor rec room of his apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in New York City. Advertised as a “Back To School Jam”, flyers handwritten on 3x5 index cards will be distributed widely throughout the neighborhood. The event will be filled to capacity, attracting 300 people. Herc will set up his powerful sound system in the room, spinning a mixture of R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock records. Using duplicate copies of the same record on two turntables, Herc would isolate and extend the breakdown of these songs to the delight of the crowd. The event will be a huge success and will lead to the DJ spinning at even larger events on the streets and in clubs in and around the Bronx. However, the first party will be regarded as a watershed event in history as the birth of the Hip Hop Movement. Happy 40th Birthday, Hip Hop!!!

You gotta know how it started way before it charted
karlnova:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 11, 1973 - 18 year old Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) will throw a block party in the first floor rec room of his apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in New York City. Advertised as a “Back To School Jam”, flyers handwritten on 3x5 index cards will be distributed widely throughout the neighborhood. The event will be filled to capacity, attracting 300 people. Herc will set up his powerful sound system in the room, spinning a mixture of R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock records. Using duplicate copies of the same record on two turntables, Herc would isolate and extend the breakdown of these songs to the delight of the crowd. The event will be a huge success and will lead to the DJ spinning at even larger events on the streets and in clubs in and around the Bronx. However, the first party will be regarded as a watershed event in history as the birth of the Hip Hop Movement. Happy 40th Birthday, Hip Hop!!!

You gotta know how it started way before it charted

karlnova:

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 11, 1973 - 18 year old Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) will throw a block party in the first floor rec room of his apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in New York City. Advertised as a “Back To School Jam”, flyers handwritten on 3x5 index cards will be distributed widely throughout the neighborhood. The event will be filled to capacity, attracting 300 people. Herc will set up his powerful sound system in the room, spinning a mixture of R&B, Funk, Latin and Rock records. Using duplicate copies of the same record on two turntables, Herc would isolate and extend the breakdown of these songs to the delight of the crowd. The event will be a huge success and will lead to the DJ spinning at even larger events on the streets and in clubs in and around the Bronx. However, the first party will be regarded as a watershed event in history as the birth of the Hip Hop Movement. Happy 40th Birthday, Hip Hop!!!

You gotta know how it started way before it charted

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”
— Maya Angelou  (via seashells4teeth)

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theferocity:

"It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget…"

bantu:

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vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

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theijeoma:

Flavour - Ada Ada

Ife di mma amaka, better soup na money kill am. Ada Ada, Ada e di ora mma.

Everything about this video will always remain beautiful. The gorgeous women, the masquerade, the dance, the language. Everything.  The beauty of being an Ada. Asampete. Nwanyi oma. Adaeze. Ada anyi. IGBO KWENU!!

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So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 
Artist: Hilary Faye
http://www.hilaryfaye.com/
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.
Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

So sad to see these being reblogged without proper credit. 

Artist: Hilary Faye

http://www.hilaryfaye.com/

Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.

Find her: tumblr / vimeo / store

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