Thursday, March 03, 2011

Curtis Mayfield: After the Rain

While many focus on President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey as proof of racial equality, in reality, it has only created the illusion that racism no longer exists. In actuality, what little progress has been made has only forced the face of racism to strengthen itself through institutionalized and systematic conditioning that has influenced the perception of most Americans. Consequently, discrimination has become so much a part of the American fabric that we have lost our ability to even distinguish the difference. Sadly but not surprisingly, racism has further embedded itself into our social foundation and structure...

Curtis Mayfield We are the People Darker Than Blue

The Impressions - Choice Of Colors

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

please sign the Southlands - Back in the ALR Petition

Southlands is comprised of over 500 acres of land that was successfully
farmed until it was purchased by developers in 1982. Since then, this
land has been under regular threat of development, with the latest plan
envisioning as many as 1,900 homes being built.

Due to these constant pressures the best solution is to place the land back in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

David Foster Wallace: “Backbone”
Every whole person has ambitions, objectives, initiatives, goals. This one particular boy’s goal was to be able to press his lips to every square inch of his own body...