Category

Your search for Black Future returned 50 results.


Black Future Month // 2-20-11 // Joshua Mays, Muralist

I first peeped Joshua Mays' work just a few weeks back as I visited Pueblo Nuevo Gallery in Berkeley. Proprietor of the place, Miguel "Bounce" Perez, put me on to the Denver Born, Philadelphia based muralist. I was only home for a few days and missed his gallery show. I'm hesitant to write about visual art since I can't ever do it justice. I would like to say ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-19-11 // Bryant Terry, Chef

I first hung out with Bryant Terry when Wangari Mathai visited Berkeley shortly after winning the Nobel Prize for her work in Central Africa. I sat next to Bryant at a progressive church near Cal's campus. Berkeley, forward thinking as ever, showed up in droves. The room was packed with young folks focused on innovation in sustainability and equity. I guess I ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-18-10 // The West Coast Get Down

I have grueling Wednesdays. Day starts around seven am, goes 'til about ten pm, when my school bell finally rings. For a few reasons, Wednesdays are the only day I dress professionally. I teeter out of class just as security closes the gates of USC. I'm a black girl, leaving a predominately white institution, 'round midnight. Every bit of naka-logic encourages me to ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-17-11 // Ian Davis, Photographer

So, here's the honesty. I started this #blackfuture thing on a whim. I thought it'd be a good idea, hoped 3-4 folks would come on a regular basis, and we'd have a private little party of 5 on my under-grown blog. But people seem to like it, and smart people I love and respect visit daily. That ups the pressure considerably. Stake is high, as they say. Every night I ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-16-11 // kijiji grows, agri-artists

This summer, as I led a group of San Francisco youth in a culinary arts program, we had the good fortune of visiting kijiji grows, an Oakland based urban agricultural project. Kijiji is spearheaded by Keba Konte, a visual artist and entrepreneur based in the East Bay -- and Eric Mandau, a computer scientist, originally from Kenya, East Africa. Using aquaponics, a ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-15-11 // Queen GodIs, Siren

I've been trying to write about my friend Queen GodIs for an hour, now. I'm positive that I won't be able to do it justice. At this point I just want to show you a few videos and let you make the obvious connection. One woman is of the most gifted and giving women I know -- The other's music has enveloped for as long as I can recall -- and reminds me that I can be ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-14-11 // #blackfuture is love

Today, I diverge a bit from our regular format to bring you a different kind of mash-up. In a rare mood of craftiness and unusual reverence for Hallmark rites, I woke today to hand-make some valentines for my friends. Clutzy as ever, I decided to forgo the Elmer's paste and sequins, and ended up with this: Now that you've seen my humble photoshoppery, let's go ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-13-11 // Park Circle, Musicians

I couldn't let Grammy Sunday go by without including some folks who should be award winning, but won't cross the stage tonight. I met some of the folks from Inglewood based Park Circle at the start of my year at my family's Kwanzaa celebration. One of the emcee-producers, who goes by the name D Smoke, came up to me at the end of the night and handed me a cd. Hater ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-12-11 // Kumi Hodge, Neuroscientist

Okay, so, by now you know I'm prone to brag on my siblings. But always for good reason. I've been trying to figure out a way to include more scholars and academics in these #blackfuture posts. I keep company with some of the worlds leading minds. Most of my close friends pursuing doctorates are doing so in fields that are close to my area of interest/expertise. A ...

Read More


Black Future Month // 2-11-10 // Aja Monet, Wordworker

In my travels as a writer, I've had the great fortune of meeting an incalculable number of poets, spoken word artists and emcees. They say if you've practiced 10,000 hours of anything, that makes you an expert. Ten thousand hours of poetry is probably a low-ball estimate. But let's say, for safety's sake, that I've heard just about that much. Not to be a hater (but I ...

Read More