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2 // Black Future Month 2012 // RyanNicole, Emcee

RyanNicole is a champion. And if I end the post there, you really have all of the information you need. No hyperbole. Real spit. Which is, perhaps, for what she's best known. Spitting real, that is. Let's put to the side, for a very brief moment, that Ryan is also an accomplished thespian, record setting track and field athlete, one of the youngest non-profit ...

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1 // Black Future Month 2012 // Nick James, Iconographer

If it were 1926, and I were Carter G. Woodson, I'd be trying to convince a host of first time practitioners of the merit of Negro History Week. If it were 1976, I'd be of the first to celebrate Black History Month. It is 2012, and yes, ever important for Africans living in diaspora to probe our own histories. Perhaps, though, the best way to honor folks like Woodson ...

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Black Future Month // 2-28-11 // You are #blackfuture

Okay. So, I did my best. Tried to give you a good cross section of some of my favorite folks - scientists, chefs, farmers, and yes, a musician here or there. I agonized some days to write the exact right words, other days I struggled to get any words down on paper (or rather up, in pixel), but you feel me. And though I did my darndest, I'll be darned if I ain't ...

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Black Future Month // 2-27-11 // Jason Nicholas Smith and Nick James, Designers

A few weeks ago, when I was still unsure what this #BlackFutureMonth project would do or mean, I asked two of my favorite designers, Nick James and Jason Nicholas Smith to take a crack at a commemorative tee. I wanted two looks: one that was simple, effective, to the point and said what I believe about all of the folks who've been read and contributing to the blog. ...

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Black Future Month // 2-26-11 // Daveed Diggs, Everything

While gathering the media for this post I realized just how long overdue it is. Sometimes, as I write myself into a tizzy, I forget some of the basics. I've written about folks from all over my world. Grade School best friends, Grad School crushes, folks I've never even met. I don't know why it took me so long to get to writing about Daveed Diggs. He's a fellow ...

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Black Future Month // 2-25-11 // Billy Colbert, Collage

This next post is gonna be short and sweet. The video comes to me via the freshest brother I know living in the D.C. Area, Jamal Williams. I'm a little biased cause Jamal is my actual brother, and his opinion means more to me than most folks'. I've also managed to highlight the work of my 2 other brothers during the month, so I figure big brained, big headed Jamal ...

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Black Future Month // 2-24-11 // 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys

Today's post comes from a guest contributor, Gregory Hodge. When he's not being my father, the leader of a spiritual community,r practicing family and personal injury law, studying West African Percussion or working in the garden, he's on a flight. A professional facilitator, international educational consultant and business owner, Baba's always on the road. The 21st ...

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Black Future Month // 2-23-11 // Kara Alexis Young, Sage

Alright, so a few weeks ago I made a not-so-stealthy call to all of my academic friends to put me on. Tried to find a video of one of the homies presenting their brilliance at a conference. Wanted a bit of a dissertation. A smidge of an abstract. Silence on the collegiate front. True to form, these friends of mine are least likely to toot their own horns. Academics ...

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Black Future Month // 2-22-10 // Sadie Barnette, Visual Artist

I use drawing, philosophy and objects to construct a visual language system out of sub-culture codes, west coast vernacular, geometric formalism and economy. I activate meaning in anonymous faces, signs for nothing and negative space. That's an artist statement from Bay Area raised, So-Cal based, visual artist Sadie Barnette. I had to read her battle cry a few ...

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Black Future Month // 2-21-11 // MVMT #2

I'm about 30 days away from my next major goal. Okay, 29. Okay 28, if I'm being honest. But you know, whatever. I'm a month away from running the Los Angeles Marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. I'm running in honor of one of the most focused and fastidious humans I've ever known, Anthony Lee Franklin. There's more on Lee and the race ...

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