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Black Future Month // 2-10-11 // Julian Breece, Writer/Dir.

Today's look at #blackfuture comes from a guest contributor, Thembi Ford. Thembi and I shared a number of side eyes and half giggles during our favorite Critical Studies class last semester. She's a brilliant writer and cultural analyst. Check for her on the regular at www.whatwouldthembido.com. Enjoy. -CH ---------------------------------------------------------...

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Black Future Month // 2-9-11 // Los Rakas, Emcees

A new acquaintance of mine, who has been keeping up with the Black Future Month series on Thickwit, commented that I know too many talented people. True, true, I think. If it's possible to reach inspiration over-saturation, I probably have. Still, I feel blessed to be consistently inspired by my ever expanding circle of friends. My companer@s compel me to be my best, ...

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Black Future Month // 2-8-11 // Chukwudi Hodge, Percussionist

I have some journalistic qualms with what I'm about to write. There's a story here, and maybe I'm not the person who should pen it, but I refuse to be scooped. After all, the subject of today's look at #blackfuture is Chukwudi Hodge, relation. Yeah, he's my big headed brother, 5 years my junior, and one of the most talented musicians I've ever met. Kwudi began ...

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Black Future Month// 2-7-11 // MVMT

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program for a public service announcement from the good folks at MVMT. Oh, you don't know MVMT. That's cool. You're not the only one. There's one person under a rock in Antarctica that Rolando Brown hasn't met yet. I jest, but only a little bit. Rolando is easily the best networker that I know. He's better connected than Kevin ...

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Black Future Month // 2-6-11 // Brandon Lake, Animator

One of the benefits of attending a world class cinema institution is being able to meet talented filmmakers before they're famous. There's scores of them here at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. And the pace here is grueling. On the first day of classes they promised all incoming students that we'd be allowed to sleep when we graduated. We giggled. Stupid stupid ...

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Black Future Month // 2-5-11 // Jennah Bell, Vocalist

I'm not even going to write anything. Nothing to tell you how fresh West Oakland native Jennah Bell is. I'm not going to tell a tale about the golden quality and lilt of her voice, nor gush like I usually do about the unassuming force of her lyricism. I'm not gonna tell you how she made me fall in love with a Solange Knowles tune when she covered Beyonce's Why Don't ...

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Black Future Month// 2-4-11 // Hodari Davis, Father

Hey there fam. We took the day off at Thickwit yesterday in honor of one of my favorite humans, Hodari Davis. Yesterday marked his solar return and I got to thinking about how much Hodari Bayano Davis (HBD) does in the world. If you look back to my post from Feb. 1, you'll see that a conversation with HBD sparked this series of blog entries. In my life, in just ...

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Black Future Month // 2-3-11// The Arnold Sisters

You know the old adage: "Writing about Music is like dancing about architecture..." Or something to that effect. Thus, I'm kind of stumped about how to begin this post. I suppose by the commutative property, I should be building something about the genius and choreography of Chloe and Maud Arnold. But I can't spackle or tack nearly as well as they tap. All I have ...

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Black Future Month // 2-2-11 // Nican Robinson, Photographer

Nican Robinson is a true renaissance man. The kind of Robinson that makes you think of Robeson. or Parks. Now, if you've never met Nican, that may seem like a lot of gas from the Thickwit staff. If you have met Nican, you probably think it's an understatement. I think the best way to settle the discrepancy is just to highlight the young man's accomplishments. Let's ...

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Black Future Month // 2-1-11 // DoD.A.T.

A constellation of thoughts and memories brought me to the endeavor I'm taking on over the next 28 days. 1) A few years black, a mentor and close friend of mine, Hodari Davis, said his brother was piloting the idea of Black Future Month. He asked how I would commemorate such an occasion, how I'd honor the idea in a meaningful way. Who would be the folks I'd honor ...

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