Archive for the ‘Afrofuturism’ Category
R.I.P to Our Griot Amiri Baraka
January 14, 2014 · 0 Comments
I was honored to be invited to share a reflection on the passing of Amiri Baraka. His work and the […]
Django and Self-Determination
December 27, 2012 · 6 Comments
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Kwanzaa! No, I’m serious! I’ve come to cherish Kwanzaa as an occasion to […]
Deny the Past, Deny the Future.
March 25, 2012 · 0 Comments
At the close of each Black History Month I often feel a profound sense of loss. This feeling is not […]
Friday Funny: Do the Right Thing & Sesame Street
December 4, 2009 · 5 Comments
As 2009 draws to a close, let us not forget that we celebrated two cultural phenomena: 20th anniversary of Do […]
An Overdue Thank You to Charles Huntley Nelson
August 11, 2009 · 4 Comments
A tribute to Atlanta artist Charles Huntley Nelson
Did Hip-Hop pass me by???
April 16, 2009 · 12 Comments
So you know you’re getting old when folks tell you that the “future” is coming and when you look to see what they’re talking about you don’t get excited. That’s been my feeling for the past couple of months when people ad naseum tell me that Wale, Drake, Charles Hamilton, and the list goes on are the future of Hip-Hop. I just don’t feel these cats yet, but I have to give props where they are due. I messes with Kid Cudi.
Reflections on Kujichagulia: Self-Determination
December 27, 2008 · 0 Comments
“To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.” Naming: What’s in a name. If you’ve been […]
August 24, 2006 · 12 Comments
Making films is hard. Making hip-hop films is harder. Making a film that plays with time and space is something […]