silent~cruise: take five

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tatianaiman:

check it out, at a theater near you..

looking forward to the UK premiere on Oct 28th

tatianaiman:

check it out, at a theater near you..

looking forward to the UK premiere on Oct 28th

(Source: ti-oncewas, via theeducatedfieldnegro)

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“Charities needed to start treating the public like adults. There is a con, there is an unrealistic expectation being peddled that you give your £50 and suddenly those people are going to have food to eat. Well, no. We need that £50, yes; we will spend it with integrity. But people need to understand the reality of the challenges in delivering that aid. We don’t have the right to hide it from people; we have a responsibility to engage the public with the truth.”

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International President, Unni Karunakara, calls on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit that helping the worst-affected people is almost impossible.

Charity president says aid groups are misleading the public on Somalia

(via doctorswithoutborders)

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mrveethedj:

GREAT FOOD WITH GREAT MUSIC…. 
The League & Trainer Spotter Bring You the Garden Party of The Summer “COOKOUT”All day you will be entertained by some of the UKs best Club DJs (@itstheleagueuk) in an amazing Garden with one big ass BBQ grill. Food will be hooked up by the great chefs at The Lost Angel and trust me they cook a Wicked Burger!!Expect to hear a good mix of Hip Hop, Funk, Classic RnB, House and anything else to give that Summer BBQ feeling.**************************​*************DJs Cooking up the beats:Dixon Brothers (@dixonbros)Bruce Wayne (@mrbrucewayne) CJ Beatz (@cjbeatz)Mr Vee (@mrveethedj)Complexion (@complexion) DJ Risco (@manlikerisco)DJ Cable (@djcable)Plus Guests **************************​**************So come be apart of a first of many to comeIts The League 

mrveethedj:

GREAT FOOD WITH GREAT MUSIC…. 

The League & Trainer Spotter Bring You the Garden Party of The Summer “COOKOUT”
All day you will be entertained by some of the UKs best Club DJs (@itstheleagueuk) in an amazing Garden with one big ass BBQ grill. 

Food will be hooked up by the great chefs at The Lost Angel and trust me they cook a Wicked Burger!!

Expect to hear a good mix of Hip Hop, Funk, Classic RnB, House and anything else to give that Summer BBQ feeling.

**************************​*************

DJs Cooking up the beats:

Dixon Brothers (@dixonbros)
Bruce Wayne (@mrbrucewayne) 
CJ Beatz (@cjbeatz)
Mr Vee (@mrveethedj)
Complexion (@complexion) 
DJ Risco (@manlikerisco)
DJ Cable (@djcable)

Plus Guests 


**************************​**************

So come be apart of a first of many to come

Its The League 

(via djcomplexion)

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question

where to start with black feminist writing? Any suggestions? Links welcome. 

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logimar:


An infographic depicting the percentage breakdowns in trade between the People’s Republic of China and the African continent. Data from Renaissance Capital.

afrographique

logimar:

An infographic depicting the percentage breakdowns in trade between the People’s Republic of China and the African continent. Data from Renaissance Capital.

afrographique

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“I’m sick of the why black women can’t get men article cycle. As if in a world where we are underpaid undervalued and over worked and take miraculous overachievement to stratospheric levels , the number one concern is whether or not we have “men”.”
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maticeahnjamine:

This should be a shirt
agreed...

maticeahnjamine:

This should be a shirt

agreed...

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John Legend - Shine (Aamir Remix)

djcomplexion:

This is a remix of John Legend’s Shine by my good friend AamirMusic Please listen, enjoy and vote for him. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and listen : )

great remix

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meiks-dance-ras:

nandiee:

REBLOG if you or ur parents are from the caribbean <3

Born Jamaican, Guyanese parents, spent half of my childhood in Jamaica, and the some of it in the Bahamas..also got Trini family, and my father’s grandparents are from Barbados. This whole thing is ME!

meiks-dance-ras:

nandiee:

REBLOG if you or ur parents are from the caribbean <3

Born Jamaican, Guyanese parents, spent half of my childhood in Jamaica, and the some of it in the Bahamas..also got Trini family, and my father’s grandparents are from Barbados. This whole thing is ME!

(Source: lovemoneykisses, via irie-vibes)

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Saw this tonight at the Barbican in London. Fantastic. The entire set up was amazing. 

Special multi-artform evening inspired by the revolutionary art of 1960s African-American radicals the Black Panthers cultural guru Emory Douglas. Featuring live music by members of hip-hop legends The Roots, free jazz, tenor saxophonist David Murray and the lyrical wizardry and politically-charged raps of the Last Poets. 

Full line-up:
?uestlove
 (Drums)
Black Thought (MC)
Ray Angry (Keyboards) and Felix Pastorius (Bass) from The Roots
Corey Glover (Vocals) and Vernon Reid (Guitar) from Living Colour
Abiodun Oyewole (Poet) and Umar Bin Hassan (Poet) from The Last Poets
David Murray (Saxophone)
Doctor L (Video Engineer) 

A unique musical tribute to the cultural influence of 1960s African-American radicals the Black Panthers, whose publications and artefacts were often characterised by the unforgettable vernacular artwork of Emory Douglas, who worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s.

The Last Poets, originally formed in 1968, are now widely seen as one of the earliest influences on what would become hip-hop. Their politically-charged raps, taut rhythms, and dedication to raising African-American consciousness almost single-handedly laid the groundwork for the emergence of political hip-hop a couple of decades later in groups like The Roots, formed in 1987 by Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter and Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson in Philadelphia. 

The Roots have continued to provide a left-field, politically conscious and jazz-influenced take on the genre. Tenor saxophonist David Murray, the star of the free jazz ‘Loft Scene’ in 1970s New York, has since ploughed an individual musical furrow, leading small groups, an octet and a big band as well as recording a tribute the Grateful Dead, Dark Star, and picking up a Grammy Award in 1989 and the Danish Jazzpar Proze in 1991

'Well-tempered harmonic imagination … technically audacious.' Jazz Times on David Murray

'The bottom line is that if you enjoy hip-hop, or jazz, or soul, or rock - or, now, New Orleans' brass, this is the band to see live.' Jim Cosby, Music OMH on The Roots

'Murray's playing [is] a volcanic blend of avant-garde sheets of sound and stately echoes of Ellingtonia, it somehow evokes both the free jazz pioneer Albert Ayler and the old-school romantic Ben Webster. ' Clive Davis in The Independent on David Murray

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=10807

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London

My sense of reality slips every time I work in the city.

I wonder if I’m the only one this happens to?

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I&#8217;ve seen a few of these in London, but I&#8217;m not entirely convinced that they are being maintained. 
dominickbrady:

Forward thinking.  We’re only 2 decades behind in getting this implemented?  I’ve heard arguments against this idea but…
ericmortensen:

urbangreens:

“Green roofs sprout toward the horizon in Stuttgart, Germany, where since 1989 municipal regulations have required all new, flat-roof buildings to have them. Steven W. Peck, founder of the Canada-based industry association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, says ‘all you have to do is climb a tall building in Germany, and you’re going to see green roofs all over the place.’”
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

I’ve seen a few of these in London, but I’m not entirely convinced that they are being maintained. 

dominickbrady:

Forward thinking.  We’re only 2 decades behind in getting this implemented?  I’ve heard arguments against this idea but…

ericmortensen:

urbangreens:

“Green roofs sprout toward the horizon in Stuttgart, Germany, where since 1989 municipal regulations have required all new, flat-roof buildings to have them. Steven W. Peck, founder of the Canada-based industry association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, says ‘all you have to do is climb a tall building in Germany, and you’re going to see green roofs all over the place.’”

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

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I think the world might be smiling down on me

Already had two calls from recruiters from a blind posting of CVs online. Fingers crossed!