Sunday, May 8, 2011

Some Tumblrs and Blogs:


Check out these sites I have come across:

Boxing: The Mover and The Shaker

I am not a sport expert, at all. BUT I believe that Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao have moved and shook the boxing world. So Please enjoy these videos and articles featuring these Little Napoleons.
Looking at this interview, I believe Mike Tyson agrees 38s- 1:12s:

Pacquiao Fights like Bruce Lee!!

Grieving for Osama Bin Laden

I was at the club celebrating my recent birthday. I see an old friend of mine and we meet, embrace and I say "Hi, how are you?" He replies "Whats up? Osama Bin Laden is dead." I actually did not respond to him at all, and went past the weird remark that this man is dead. Not until later in the night, getting a margarita beginning to be inebriated that I see the news on the club's TV's. People are rallying near the white house it appears and it is being repeated over and over that this man is dead.

I am one of those people that believe in reading between the lines of news coverage in America, never truly believing what a professor or a teacher has said to me and understanding that my country was built on acts of terrorist, on the backs of oppression and deciet and continues to try to rule the world with a military fist. I do not rejoice in the death of Osama Bin Laden. The shallow news coverage of who this man could be does not surmount to me thinking that anyone has a right to kill him.

I beleive Noam Chomsky said it best in his reaction about Bin Laden's death.
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. . . Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime . . . the hundreds of thousands of deaths,
-Noam Chomsky, GUERNICA 2011

I believe the New York Times exacerbates the false idealism we abide by in their 6 page obituary that they wrote about him. Writing lines such as
His reedy voice seemed to belie the warrior image he cultivated. . . he was also known to submit to dressings down by his mother.

Lines which are meant to stir up an image of an evil insignificant man who needed to died at the hands of United States Army men, a mere justification of illegal action that the United States took against Pakistan and Osama Bin Laden. Please check out the 2 articles for yourself, please think and readjust your ideas of justice that the American government is trying to superimpose on our minds.

May Osama Bin laden rest in peace, may judgment passed upon him be made only by the most high.

Dream P Love

Where Have You Been?

This is the question I am asking myself now. I have taken a break from blogging, journaling and even writing. I am trying to come back to life. So The next post are a slew of things that is keeping too many tabs in my browser.

Hope You Enjoy and here is some art to fester on!!

photo credit: Robert Hamblin
Izidwedwe as part of Insila Yomuntu (after Pistoletto)
Dimensions: 100cm x 123cm.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the Sanctity of Marriage - The Atlantic

Here is something for Valentines' Day of 2011.

As I learn more indepth information about the era of slavery in the United States I am amazed at the strength of individuals and the vivacity for life. It is easy to find stories of hardship and woe mized with people's will to live, love and have a family. In honor of Valentines day I am posting an excerpt from "The Black family in slavery and freedom, 1750-1925". This following excerpt is a letter between two ex-slaves that were married but were split up. The letter is sad but it depicts the need of family and unity but also the tradegy that was staged in African's lives in the United States. There is life, love, family and connection in the black community in the United States which has started since slavery. Although, there is talk of the break down of the black family in popular culture,I believe if we look a little closer, we can see the strength of black family.

Happy Valentines Day!

On the Sanctity of Marriage - The Atlantic

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Words- Will you be my valentine and Creativity -Please be my Soulmate

Last, night I went out to see Retrospek, a Boston based group highly praised by my friend Catch Wreck. Although, I missed all but their last song, which was hot, they caught me. I stayed to see the other acts, which all help me reclaim words as my valentine. I love words in all their forms, I love when they eloquently graced across my distracted mind and catch my attention. There was only two acts that ceased to entertain me. This one guy went on and on about bitches, I mean more than one song saying bitches all the time, which honestly hurts my feelings. The other I didn't vibe with except for the borrowed popular beats. The only reason I couldn't vibe with these two groups was the lack of creativity. You see, words I have a crush on them. They charm me, they tend to lead these undaunting lives that lead me to want to be with them and help shape them. Now creativity is what guides me and leads me to awake and breath. If I can't perceive the world through my own dimensions and try to display what I saw, I don't think I would make it out my yellow, white and orange room.

So with my ode to words and creativity here is the new Nas and Damien Marley Video- Patience. The use of words is powerful especially when it exclaims some of the most important subjects that is left underwraps. The creativity use to make the video is amazing. I would love to dissect the imagery used one day with a willing collaborator.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Movements of the People- The Current Arab Revolution

Who really knows what is going on. I would really like to know, I would like to actually be there. The Arab nations from Northern Africa to the so called Middle East are protesting and revolting. Tunisia has been turned over, Egypt is in the news. My number one fear, is these changes in governments is produced not by the people but the interest groups in the world to control this region.

But, if it is true then it will be interesting. Below is an United Nations map of protest depicted through death and immolation.