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Bahamas International Film Festival To Honor Sydney Tamiia Poitier With 2012 Shining Star Tribute

Bahamas International Film Festival To Honor Sydney Tamiia Poitier With 2012 Shining Star Tribute | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Death Proof”, “The List”), daughter of legendary Oscar winning actor American/Bahamian Actor Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus, will be honored with BIFF’s signature Shining Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.

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Amiable: Harlem Renaissance Poet and Writer Claude McKay’s Just-Discovered Novel

Amiable: Harlem Renaissance Poet and Writer Claude McKay’s Just-Discovered Novel | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

Amiable: Harlem Renaissance Poet and Writer Claude McKay’s Just-Discovered Novel

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Live to Tell: The Life & Legacy of Black Queer Literature Beyond the New Millennium

Live to Tell: The Life & Legacy of Black Queer Literature Beyond the New Millennium | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Join black queer writers in a lively discussion about writing and publishing in the Digital Age. Learn about their successes and struggles and share your stories. Panelists include Terrance Dean, Stanley Bennett Clay, James Earl Hardy, G.
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Hear "La La La," Snoop Dogg and Diplo's New Reggae Song

Hear "La La La," Snoop Dogg and Diplo's New Reggae Song | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

It almost makes sense. "La La La"

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+FAV presents Stacey Byer on Grenadian artist Doliver Morain

+FAV presents Stacey Byer on Grenadian artist Doliver Morain | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

Stacey Byer is a Grenadian painter and illustrator. She earned her B.F.A. at Ringling College of Art and Design, and counts Soutine and De Kooning amongst her strongest influences. Stacey’s work can be found in various art collections worldwide. Her current interests include exploring art’s wider links with education, art therapy and society, specifically for vulnerable groups such as women and children.

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Adidas shoes targeted prison culture

Adidas shoes targeted prison culture | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

You're missing the point if you think Adidas shackle shoe is about slavery.

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[Interview] Inspired By: Anthony C George - Designer of Grenada's National Flag

[Interview] Inspired By: Anthony C George - Designer of Grenada's National Flag | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Thenublack had the honour meeting Anthony C George - designer of Grenada's national flag and motto.
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Island boy - Tyson Beckford - Flair - Jamaica Gleaner - Monday | June 4, 2012

Island boy - Tyson Beckford - Flair - Jamaica Gleaner - Monday | June 4, 2012 | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Tyson Beckford rose to stardom as the male face of Ralph Lauren's Polo line. Although he is no longer the face of the brand, the model-turned-actor maintains a very good relationship with the brand.
Beckford was recently in Jamaica for StyleWeek on the invitation of his good friend Sophia MaxBrown. It was his first time attending StyleWeek but admits that he is in Jamaica quite often. "At least four times per year," he admits. He confesses that although his visits are low-key, he enjoys Jamaica because it's home. Kingston, Negril, Port Antonio and Montego Bay are his favourite spots because there is just always something new to discover. He refers to Jamaica as the St Tropez of the Caribbean. Fishing and crab hunting are hobbies that he remembers from his childhood with his brother and father.
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WATCH: One Woman's Journey Toward Embracing Her Natural Hair

WATCH: One Woman's Journey Toward Embracing Her Natural Hair | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
This past week the NYT.com posted an Op-Ed piece and short film "Transition" by the British Nigerian filmmaker, writer and reporter Zina Saro-Wiwa.
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Op-Ed: KOJI on overcoming discrimination - Alternative Press

Op-Ed: KOJI on overcoming discrimination - Alternative Press | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
As Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Singer/songwriter Andrew Shiraki, better known as KOJI, has taken that advice to heart: He’s become one of contemporary punk’s most active supporters of non-profits and tirelessly works toward helping the less fortunate. Here, he tells his story of overcoming discrimination and discovering that music is more than just a few strummed chords.
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theGrio: Toni Morrison's new novel 'Home' is where her heart is

theGrio: Toni Morrison's new novel 'Home' is where her heart is | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Toni Morrison's latest novel, Home, is, at its heart, the tale of a man enslaved (in mind, body, and spirit), on an uncertain journey to freedom. Set at the end of the Korean war -- over eighty years after the ratification of the thirteenth amendment -- Frank Money's journey from the bloody ravages of war to the bigoted shores of 1950s America, and ultimately to his erstwhile hometown of Lotus, Georgia echoes, nonetheless, the slave narratives of early American literature, conveying a more figurative journey that perhaps all black Americans face in the pursuit of self-determination and self-acceptance.
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Massey Hall presents 2012 Harry Jerome Award winner Jay Douglas at the Glenn Gould Studio | The Caribbean Current

Massey Hall presents 2012 Harry Jerome Award winner Jay Douglas at the Glenn Gould Studio | The Caribbean Current | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

It was over 40 years ago in his hometown of Montego Bay, Jamaica, when Jay Douglas first took to the stage. Jay immigrated to Toronto and continued to develop wide-ranging repertoire for which he has garnered much recognition, including a 2012 JUNO Nomination for Best Reggae Recording Artist and a 2012 BBPA Harry Jerome Award.

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In Philadelphia, a bicentennial for America's first black nationalist

In Philadelphia, a bicentennial for America's first black nationalist | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Martin R. Delany is one of the most interesting people you’ve never heard of.

He was, over the course of a long life (1812-85), a writer, editor, abolitionist, Harvard medical student, physician, judge, acquaintance of John Brown, and the first African American commissioned a major in the Army. He is also widely considered America’s first black nationalist, the forerunner of Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, and Malcolm X.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20120509_In_Philadelphia__a_bicentennial_for_America_rsquo_s_first_black_nationalist.html?cmpid=138887484#ixzz1uPadwFJB
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Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s Paradise in St Croix

Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s Paradise in St Croix | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

IN THE LATE 1960s and early 1970s, Walt “Clyde” Frazier was New York. His superb run as a point guard for the New York Knicks, during which he helped bring home the franchise’s only two NBA championships, along with his famous fashion style, made him the toast of the city — and of Madison Square Garden.

 

 

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SONS OF MALCOLM: HARLEM RENAISSANCE BLACK POWER ADVOCATE- WALLACE THURMAN

SONS OF MALCOLM: HARLEM RENAISSANCE BLACK POWER ADVOCATE- WALLACE THURMAN | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

Wallace Thurman settled in New York City at the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of heightened black literary activity during the mid-1920s. Because of his unconventional lifestyle and penchant for parties and alcohol, he became popular in Harlem social circles, but he was only considered a minor literary figure.

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Olympic swimmer & "Black Man Can" Award Winner on mission to reduce drowning deaths among African-Americans

Olympic swimmer & "Black Man Can" Award Winner on mission to reduce drowning deaths among African-Americans | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
By Jessica Hopper Rock Center Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones describes the pool as feeling like “home,” but it wasn’t always that way.  After nearly drowning as a 5-year-old child, Jones learned to swim and has made it his mission to reduce the...
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Interview: Snoop Lion Talks About His Reggae Album "Reincarnated"

Interview: Snoop Lion Talks About His Reggae Album "Reincarnated" | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

For several years now Snoop has been referring to himself as “Bob Marley reincarnated” on various records. At first it seemed like a generic weed reference, or perhaps a touch of rebel flair. But at yesterday’s press conference it became clear that since his recent trip to Jamaica Snoop has been taking this “Reincarnated” project very seriously. “The spirit called me,” he told a room packed full of journatlists. “I wanna bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion.”

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Jamaican Legends

Jamaican Legends | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
They are perhaps the most important rhythmic group in the world: not only have drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare had a defining influence on four decades of Reggae history and built the foundations for productions by acts such as Peter...
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'Mighty Jerome' (From 'Nurse.Fighter.Boy' Director) Wins Regional Emmy + Now On DVD

'Mighty Jerome' (From 'Nurse.Fighter.Boy' Director) Wins Regional Emmy + Now On DVD | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
A project we first alerted you early last year when it was announced that it would screen at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto... Nurse.Fighter.Boy director Charles Officer's follow-up to that film, a feature-length documentary titled Mighty Jerome.
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League of EXTRAordinary Black Men: Fahamu Pecou

League of EXTRAordinary Black Men: Fahamu Pecou | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
TheBlackManCan heads to Sunny Atlanta, GA to bring you yet another EXTRAordinary Black Man. We bring you a Black Man whose intention is to comment on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art.
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Tonya-Lee Williams, trailblazing actress, selected as one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants for 2012 | Sway Magazine

Tonya-Lee Williams, trailblazing actress, selected as one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants for 2012 | Sway Magazine | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
As one of Canada’s most recognized actresses, Tonya Lee Williams is best known for her role as Dr. Olivia Winters on television’s top daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
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New York Times Mini Documentary Describes Natural Hair Movement as Personal, not Political | Black Girl with Long Hair

New York Times Mini Documentary Describes Natural Hair Movement as Personal, not Political | Black Girl with Long Hair | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
I am LOVING this mini-documentary by New York Times writer Zina Saro-Wiwa about the natural hair community. In addition to documenting a bit of her own transition, she describes common themes of the natural hair movement; community, health and transitioning for personal (not political!) reasons. I thought this was important since so many people still think that naturals are trying to be “political” (o_0) when most of us were really just tired of the expense and inconvenience of relaxed hair, and believing that our own textures weren’t good enough to ‘show’ publicly.
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Los Angelista: When Your Black Male Kids Assume Black Males On the Street Are Drug Dealers

Los Angelista: When Your Black Male Kids Assume Black Males On the Street Are Drug Dealers | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

"I'm not a racist."

We love to point the finger at someone else and say that what that person did or said is racist. And if someone calls us a racist, well, those are fighting words.

But being racist isn't just calling someone the n-word or burning a cross on someone's lawn. If you grow up in this country, you can't help but pick up on the racist attitudes that are so prevalent in our society. We just don't notice how those attitudes subtly permeate so much of what we say and do.

"I'm not a racist."

We love to point the finger at someone else and say that what that person did or said is racist. And if someone calls us a racist, well, those are fighting words.

But being racist isn't just calling someone the n-word or burning a cross on someone's lawn. If you grow up in this country, you can't help but pick up on the racist attitudes that are so prevalent in our society. We just don't notice how those attitudes subtly permeate so much of what we say and do.
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NIGERIANS AND NUDITY - IS THERE A DOUBLE STANDARD?

NIGERIANS AND NUDITY - IS THERE A DOUBLE STANDARD? | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it

"I just came across this Picture on Facebook today. It was called of 'Three Nigerian Girls Posing Nude'. Upon a second look, it is actually the same girl dong her rendition of See no evil, Speak no evil, Hear no evil."

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Oh No They Didn't! - Lenora Crichlow is (Allegedly) the 1st Black Actress to Play Lead in a Brit Film & Fast Girl Pics

Oh No They Didn't! - Lenora Crichlow is (Allegedly) the 1st Black Actress to Play Lead in a Brit Film & Fast Girl Pics | Fashion, Politics and the Black Male Aesthetic | Scoop.it
Fast Girls tells the story of a British female 4 x 100 metres relay team training for the race of their lives. It’s as feel-good as they come. It’s not so hard to guess what will happen between estate kid Shania (Lenora Crichlow) and her rival, prissy teammate Lisa (Lily James) — and whether they will race together for Team GB — but it still gets you when the ending is revealed.
Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/68836191.html#ixzz1uPbMpBMo
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