Sorry I did not post for most of the week; I have a slight sprained wrist, so I had to slow down a bit on writing. But anyway, here is some news articles and written pieces from the week: *Martin Luther King in Science Fiction on i09 *”Playing a Minority Forecaster in search of Afrofuturism: […]Read More Moving on the Wires: This Week’s News and Posts
This is jazz singer, Jose James’, Martin Luther King, Jr.-inspired song, “The Dreamer:” “I saw the dreamer raise his hand Into a world of possibilities” While today many will try to appropriate and sanitize his image and legacy for their own agendas (looking at you PETA), let us remember that King fought for the freedom […]Read More MLK: Who His Dreams Were For
Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Here is a tribute to him with a few artists who were inspired by him in their work. First, a brief look at the life of King in graphic form:Read More MLK Jr. in the Imagination….
Jay Smooth‘s “Ten Other Things Martin Luther King Said” When most people think of Martin Luther King, Jr., they tend to think of only his “I Have a Dream Speech” and they usually only think of a small fraction of it. Often they will use the speech to make King seem less radical than he […]Read More The My-Stery: He Is More Than a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr.
The best science fiction is the one is based on reality of the times we live in and given the current world crises of famine, water contamination and global warming, Pumzi is definitely an appropriate film. Written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu, the 20-minute film is about Asha (portrayed by Kudzani Moswela), who lives in […]Read More Modern Griots Review: Pumzi, The Power of Dreams
The Grammy-nominated Jazz singer, Gregory Porter has a voice that speaks back to the Jazz, Soul, Blues and Gospel singers of the past. He cites Nat King Cole, Joe Williams and Donny Hathaway as three singers who have inspired him in his career. For his CD, “Water,” he worked with legendary alto sax player, James […]Read More Modern Griots: Gregory Porter
Blitz the Ambassador– Emmett Still Today is the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Sadly, it is also the 56th anniversary of the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi and 56 years later, it still resonates. On June 26th in […]Read More Emmett Still…
Yesterday, I went with a few of my friends to see “X-Men: First Class.” The reason I was interested in going to see it was that I had read and heard from a number of sources that Professor X and Magneto represented Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, respectively. I thought that was an […]Read More “Mutant and Proud:” X-Men First Class Movie