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🎶🎤❤💃🏾👑 #ArtIsAWeapon C&C Music Factory + @djdavidmorales #remix of #ArethaFranklin 's "A Deeper Love" STILL rocks the dancefloor. "IT'S THE POWER THAT GIVES YOU THE STRENGTH TO SURVIVE!" Thank you @arethasings for this #anthem of #pride #hope #faith and #determination . #ADeeperLove #TheQueenOfSoul #CandCMusicFactory #DavidMorales #DanceMusic #ClubMusic #HouseMusic #SoulMusic #HouseRemix #BlackMusic #Power #Strength #Gospel #ArethaForever #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
💔👑👑🎤🎶💖📷 #ArtIsAWeapon #PhyllisHyman & #ArethaFranklin - The #SophisticatedLady and the #QueenofSoul - two gifted divas whose voices will forever speak to my soul. #PhyllisAndAretha #ArethaAndPhyllis #BlackBrilliance #VersatileVocalists #SangingSisters #SoulMusic #BlackGenius #BlackWomen #Gifted #Extraordinary #jazz #gospel #RnB #DanceMusic #TraScapades **Photographer unknown. I've searched EVERYWHERE to give proper credit. If you know who took this photo, please give their name in the comments.** (H/t @rhome_p )
✊🏾🖤 👑🎶🎤#ArtIsAWeapon #ArethaFranklin @arethasings was a tremendously gifted, influential musical artist and a staunch social justice activist. Read @theatlantic story: www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/08/aretha-franklins-revolution/567715/ ____________________ Excerpt: "Franklin’s 76 years on Earth bookended a grand arc of tumult, letdowns, progress, setbacks, terror, and hope in American history. That in itself might not be a remarkable feat so much as a reminder that all black people older than 53 have seen and lived through hell. But Aretha—and that first name is sufficient, as it was in black churches and parlors for half a century—was an architect of a movement as much as a witness to it. She toured with the actors Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier to raise money for King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967, when the organization was in dire financial straits and was attempting to embark on a Poor People’s Campaign. She was an activist who strained to keep a movement going even after King’s assassination, and who worked to support the Black Panthers and attempted to post bail to free the activist Angela Davis from jail. She loved black people. In this country, that simple fact was radical enough." ____________________ “My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my >beliefs. Angela Davis must go free. Black people must be free. . . . Jail is hell to be in. I’m going to set her >free if there is any justice in our courts, not because I believe in communism, but because she’s a Black >woman and she wants freedom for Black people. I have the money; I got it from Black people—they’ve >made me financially able to have it—and I want to use it in ways that will help our people.” - Aretha Franklin to "Jet" magazine, 1970. #Artist #Activist #AngelaDavis #AngelaAndAretha #BlackPower #BlackPanthers #SCLC #PoorPeoplesCampaign #CivilRights #FreedomFighters #BlackWomen #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #TheAtlantic #VannRNewkirkII
💔💖🎶👑🎤🎻 #ArethaFranklin @arethasings #Sparkle Live in Canada, 1978. THIS is one of my favorite songs sung by the Queen of Soul, written by the remarkable Curtis Mayfield. (Slide ⬅️). "I sparkle, Loving the way that I do (It is true) I feel so good Just having you Breathlessly and eager Submission isn't easy for me (We were so loving wasn't we) I've always known it could be Don't want to do nothing Tied against your will This ain't no cheap thrill You got to know just how I feel And if you think you're gonna All you have to do is call I have nothing in myself And I give myself to you Sensual tingle sparkle I hope the love never breaks away Keep the fire burning everyday Save all the warmth for you Just want you to know  When the jealous issues Understand there will be no other man But you baby You can believe This love in me As I believe in you And when times are low And I am really on your mind Everybody needs some time Something funky good and kind And you always seem to please me And you wear me down so easy Good work is never done Til the morning comes" 📹 via YouTube: https://youtu.be/0LC1PDaexQA #CurtisMayfield #SparkleSoundtrack #TheQueenOfSoul #SoulMusic #VocalBible #VoiceOfBlackness #VocalGenius #Strings #LoveSongs #70sSoul #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
💔💖🎶🎤👑 Love, respect and immense gratitude to our Queen of Soul #ArethaFranklin @arethasings. There is not a time in my life when her music/voice were not present. I pray her transition was peaceful and that she's ushered into the next space with joy and celebration. 📹 Regrann from @hanselder - “You know my soul looks back and wonders, how did I make it over..” How I Got Over - (1972) - Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul 🙏🏽 #QueenOfSoul #NationalTreasure #Artist #Activist #Legacy #TheGreatestOfAllTime #DetroitsFinest #NaturalWoman #BlackRoyalty #BlackMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎬⚖ 🎥#ArtIsAWeapon This month's @nyjusticeleague #RevolutionaryReelz is a screening of @strangerfruitmovie , directed by @jasonpollocktv , a new documentary about the life and tragic death of "...our beloved Mike Brown through the eyes of those closest to him. We’ll be having pre and post film remarks on police brutality, white violence, slavery, and deportation as forms of family separation facing the black community." To attend this August 23 event (doors open at 5:30 PM), presented with the @museumofimpact at the Williamsburg Library, RSVP at www. gatheringforjustice.org/revolutionaryreelz #GatheringForJustice #NYJusticeLeague #RevolutionaryReelz #ThisIsUS #MuseumofImpact #FreeScreening #StrangerFruit #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceBrutality #WhiteSupremacy #AbolishICE #Immigration #EndFamilySeparation #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👏🏾🧡📷 #ArtIsAWeapon Regrann from @authoritycollective - 🌟Exciting news! Led by @orianakoren , @authoritycollective team has worked hard to produce this list, along with @diversifyphoto and our roster of judges. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pleased to announce our inaugural #LitList finalists: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aisha Mugo (@kidoshowaafrika ), Andrea Morales (@_andrea_morales ), Anthony Geathers (@anthonybgeathers ), Arlene Mejorado (@ari.mejorado ), Aundre Larrow (@aundre ), Carmen Chan (@carmenchan ), Carolina Hidalgo (@carolinahidalgo ), Dana Scruggs (@danascruggs ), Eloisa Lopez (@eloisalopez ), Erika P. Rodriguez (@erikaprodriguez ), Gabriella Angotti-Jones (@ga.briella ), Jared Soares (@jaredsoares ), Jessica Pettway (@jesspettway ), Josué Rivas (@josue_foto ), Kayla Reefer (@kaylareefer ), Kelly Marshall (@birth.kellymarshall ), Lucy Hewett (@lucyhewett ), Lynsey Weatherspoon (@lnweatherspoon ), Maheder Haileselassie (@maile_tadese ), Maria del Rio (@delriophotography ), Mengwen Cao (@mengwencao ), Meron Menghistab (@meron_photo ), Michael M. Santiago (@msantiagophotos ), Miranda Barnes (@mirandabarnes ), Nichole Washington (@nicholawola ), Rhynna M. Santos (@rhynnasantos ), Shan Wallace (@_yoshann ), Shirley Yu (@shirleyshotyu ), Sofia Jaramillo (@sofia_jaramillo5 ), Sophia Nahli Allison (@yagurlsophia ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ THESE ✨ #PHOTOGRAPHERS ✨ NEED ✨ TO ✨ BE ✨ ON ✨ YOUR ✨RADAR. ✨ CONNECT WITH THEM. ✨HIRE THEM. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ View the artists’ portfolios: www.thelitlist.format.com/ Visit our Lit List container at Photoville NYC this September: http://photoville.com/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contribute to our GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/the-lit-list-at-photoville-nyc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn more about the Authority Collective: www.authoritycollective.org⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And sign up for our newsletter: www.authoritycollective.org/newsletter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn more about Diversify Photo: http://diversify.photo/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Special thanks to all of our friends who have been showing support, and to our sponsors @humbleartsfoundation , @artifactuprising , @useformat , @wonderfulmachine , and @moment. " #TraScapades
👏🏾🧡👨🏿‍🎨🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon CONGRATULATIONS to the extraordinary sculptor Martin Puryear on being chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2019 @venice.art.biennale ! Read 📰@nytimes story by @rpogrebin : https://nyti.ms/2OAFCDi ____________________ A world-renown sculptor and printmaker, Mr. Puryear was awarded a National Medal of Arts from President @barackobama in 2012. ___________________ Images #1 & #2 : "Big Bling" 40-foot-high sculpture 📷Philip Greenberg for The New York Times. Image #3 : 📷@madsqparknyc. Image #4 : 📷Alex Wong/Getty Images. #MartinPuryear #MartinPuryearVenice #MadSqArt #BiennaleArte2019 #VeniceBiennale #BlackArtists #BlackSculptors #BlackBrilliance #BlackExcellence #TraScapades #PublicArt
👑🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon #WCW The Queen of Soul @arethasings #ArethaFranklin #painting by 👨🏿‍🎨@danlaceythepainterofpancakes. Speaking prayers of comfort and peace to Queen Franklin, her family, loved ones and fans. ____________________ @danlaceythepainterofpancakes - my portrait of Aretha Franklin wearing her Obama Inauguration hat, completed #Aretha #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul #VocalBible #NationalTreasure #DetroitsFinest #Obama #inauguration #hat #nationalanthem #portrait #painting #acrylic #Etsy #danlaceythepainterofpancakes #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #Klovergang
🎭#ArtIsAWeapon #TheaterGeeks ! You only have a few more days to see the off-Broadway hit THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND @nytw79 - it closes August 19. @walktallgirl is offering a $20 discount on tickets. Use code WTG to purchase online www.nytw.org; by telephone 212.460.5475; or at the New York Theatre Workshop Box Office, 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY (Between Bowery and Second Ave). ____________________ Synopsis: Set in 1813 "in the heat of summer, Louisiana passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color." Inspired by Frederico García Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba," this adaptation was written by Marcus Gardley and directed by @obieawards winner Lileana Blain-Cruz. ____________________ 📹 Regrann from @ladybirdcrystal - trailer edit & motion graphics by @ladybirdcrystal with assist by @naomirsaito for @adventurewecan | footage by @chucksandcameras | marketing director @cebaird . . . #TheHouseThatWillNotStand #nytw #NYTW79 #OffBroadway #BlackTheater #BlackStorytellers #BlackPlaywrights #MarcusGardley #theatertrailer #femalefilmeditors #femaledirectors #LileanaBlainCruz #BlackGirlTheaterGeeks 🤓 #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶☀️🎨💃🏾🕺🏾 #ArtIsAWeapon Tonight is the last #UptownBounce block party of Summer 2018 at @museumofcityny and @elmuseo , 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. 🔸️@mobilemondays presents #ASpaceOdyssey  with DJ @operatoremz  and a special live performance by @theillustriousblacks at the Museum of the City of NY, (1220 5th Avenue & 103rd Street) and 🔹️@EastHarlemLive Multimedia Art Project presents a #dance performance, #music and #art by @krt3s , @sabineblaizin , @alexmuseam , @lizaniacruz and more at El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue). #UptownBounce #UptownBounceSeries #MusicAndArt #BlockParty #DanceParty #DanceMusic #AfroFuturist #MobileMondays #ElMuseoDelBarrio #MuseumOfTheCityNY #NYCHistory #NYCulture #NYMuseums #FreeInNY #LatinxArt #LatinxCulture #Migration #Immigration #SummerInTheCity #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
❤🙏🏾👑🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon #WCW The Queen of Soul @arethasings #ArethaFranklin #painting by 👨🏿‍🎨@danlaceythepainterofpancakes. Speaking prayers of comfort and peace to Queen Franklin, her family, loved ones and fans. ____________________ Regrann from @danlaceythepainterofpancakes - my portrait of Aretha Franklin wearing her Obama Inauguration hat, completed #Aretha #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul #VocalBible #NationalTreasure #DetroitsFinest #Obama #inauguration #hat #nationalanthem #portrait #painting #acrylic #Etsy #danlaceythepainterofpancakes #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
😍🎤🎶 #ArtIsAWeapon #WCW *swoon* The soulful singing goddess @alicesmithmusic is coming to #Harlem ! She's performing today @cpfnyc 's @summerstage at Marcus Garvey Park, 124th Street & Fifth Avenue, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM. British #rapper , #poet and political #activist @akalamusic and @sundaesermon founder @djstorminnorman will open for Alice. Also, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist @celisemusic will perform a selection of works for a Voices of A People’s History social justice workshop at 6:00 PM. #Summerstage2018 #AliceSmith #CeliseHenderson #Akala #DJStorminNorman #FreeInNYC #FreeConcert #OutdoorMusic #VoicesOfAPeoplesHistory #HowardZinn #SocialJustice #ArtAndActivism #SoulMusic #SummerInTheCity #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎧🎤 Regrann from @highbreedmusic - TONIGHT 8pm ET TUES. AUG. 14th on #BreedingGroundTV - Artists Interviewing Artists Tune in to see an exclusive interview with 2x Grammy winning artist @mzkendrafoster hosted by @improvkennedy @kennedyadministration . . Kendra is a world-renowned songwriter and vocalist and member of #GeorgeClinton @yolikegeorge #ParliamentFunkadelic and The Vanguard whose credits include cowriting 8 of the 12 songs on #dangelo #DAngeloandTheVanguard #BlackMessiah - and Grammy win for Best R&B Song on that record. . . https://m.facebook.com/The-Breeding-Ground-NYC-The-Worlds-First-Recording-Lounge-161485900551577/ . . . #womeninthearts #womeninmusic #grammy #promisetostayhere #thebreedinggroundnyc #kelvinwooten #rayangry #womensingersongwriters #soulmusic #funk #RnB #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤☀️ #ArtIsAWeapon #HipHop lovers - @toolsofwarjams Tools of War True School NYC Summer Jams are back at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx starting today! Regrann from @toolsofwarjams - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DJS 2018 DIGGERS DELIGHT @ The Concrete Plant Park 8n the Bronx Featuring DJs playing everything rare and funky! Aug. 14: DJ @lordfinesseditc @boogieblind + Bobby Morales! Aug. 21: DJ @rockinrob45 , DJ Chuck City @webbforrest Aug. 28: DJ @looie_loo @originaldjjazzyjay Sound by DJ @originaldjjazzyjay Forever Host: @gmcentertainment 4pm-8pm. Free! All Ages. @ Concrete Plant Park between Westchester Avenue & Bruckner Expressway. 6 train to Whitlock. On the beautiful Bronx River! bronxriver.org. Thanks to the Friends of Concrete Plant Park and good friend Joseph Sanchez for helping to make it happen! Photo by Ming Han. Flyer by HAKS-180! #ToolsOfWarJams #ForTheCulture #DiggersDelight #ClassicNYC #SummerParkJams #NYC #TheBronx #HipHop #FreeInNYC #RareGrooves #FunkMusic #OutdoorMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👩🏿‍🎨👨🏿‍🎨💜🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon #Mural in the #SouthBronx at 135th Street and Alexander Avenue beautifying the community and raising awareness about the need for art in schools and breast cancer. Artists are students from @yucaarts and @nycthrive , @br163artwork@jon143_ , and graffiti legends @tatscru  and @crashone. Photos reposted from @nycthrive. ________________ Regrann @nycthrive - Muraling in #MottHaven with @tatscru @biotatscru @nicertatscru @bg183_tats_cru_ @crashone @yucaarts @nycthrive. Grateful to @deanmeminger  and @ny1  for spotlighting the creative beauty of the South Bronx ... art flourishes in the birthplace of hip hop. Now let's #BringArtBack  to @nycschools @nycyouth @nyculture @nyccouncil. ________________ #BringArtBack #WeAreThrive #nycthrive #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #ArtIsLife #ArtInSchools #MottHaven #TheBoogieDown #StreetArt #UrbanArt #BirthplaceOfHipHop
💔✊🏾📚 🎬🗳⚖ #ArtIsAWeapon @afranks3 - Michael Brown Jr. 🎨 by 👨🏿‍🎨 @afranks3. ____________________ Last week marked four years since #MichaelBrown , an unarmed Black teenager, was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, MO. His killing sparked protests all over the country, and garnered global attention. Also last week, Wesley Bell @wesleybell_for_stlprosecutor ousted Bob McCulloch for prosecutor in St. Louis County in the Democratic primary. McCulloch had held the position for more than 25 years. In 2014, he chose not to file charges against the police officer who shot and killed Brown. (Wesley Bell 🎨 by 👨🏾‍🎨 @artbymarquisterrell ) ____________________ Mike Brown's beloved mother @lezleymcspaddenhead recently announced that she is running for the Ferguson City Council in 2019. Her platform is "community policing, economic equality and access to healthcare for all." Recognized as a "Mother of The Movement," McSpadden-Head has become a powerful symbol and activist for social justice. She turned her unimaginable pain into action by creating a nonprofit organization @modbfoundation (www.michaelodbrown.org) to advocate for justice and healthcare access, advance education and strengthen families and, in 2016, wrote her memoir "Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown." (📹 from #NBCnews ). ____________________ #Filmmaker @jasonpollocktv 's new #documentary @strangerfruitmovie about the events leading up to and the aftermath of Mike Brown's murder, is available via streaming and on-demand: www.strangerfruit.com. (movie poster 🎨 by 👨🏿‍🎨 @nikkolas_smith. ) #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter #LezleyMcSpadden #WesleyBell #JusticeForMikeBrown #resist #policebrutality #socialjustice #healthcareforall #educationequality #vote #2018midterms #neverforget #mikebrown #thisisamerica #blackkklansman #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎼🎤✊🏾 #ArtIsAWeapon Tonight #Music + #CivicEngagement "We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance" with the @resistancerevivalchorus , 8pm at the historic Delacorte Theater - home to New York City’s legendary Shakespeare in the Park. The Resistance Revival Chorus features Jojo Abot @jojoabot , Ayo, Abby Dobson @abbydobson1 , Renée Elise Goldsberry @reneeelisegoldsberry , Flor de Toloache, Valerie June @thevaleriejune , Deva Mahal, Indya Moore, Angel Nafis, Shakina Nayfack, Shaina Taub and more. "Join [@publictheaterny 's] Public Forum and the Resistance Revival Chorus for a joyful look at the past, present, and future of resistance and civic engagement as the country starts to turn its attention to the midterm elections. We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance puts both the music and the movement onstage for a one-night-only event with performances, speeches, and more. Arrive early to join our Civic Fair from 5pm-7pm outside the Delacorte Theater As a precursor to We Rise, we're giving you a chance to take action. Partner organizations will be present to share resources and talk about issues that are affecting our world. Register to vote, learn about how you can run for something, and find new ways to make an impact in your community." ____________________ Free tickets are available at the Delacorte Theater (81 Central Park West) from 12pm-7pm, via the online @TodayTix app lottery and the @PublicTheaterNY lobby lottery (425 Lafayette Street). Details and instructions for getting tickets: www.thepublic.nyc/werise. #ResistanceRevivalChorus #MusicAndMovement #voterregistration #midtermelections #DelacorteTheater #CentralPark #FreeInNYC #PublicTheater #PublicForum #CivicFair #Resist #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
💖👏🏾🎼🎻 #ArtIsAWeapon #Violinist @efikzara seranading this mesmerized little one is a sweet reminder that the arts should be accessible to all children. Regrann from @efikzara - So since this video is making some rounds, I thought I share it on my own platform again 😅. I’m so touched that you all enjoy this moment as much as I did! - I was doing a private performance at the Ghana High Commission and this adorable little girl fell in love with me and my violin. I couldn’t help but serenade her and hopefully inspire her to make music in this way, one day. - A lot of youths aren’t exposed to classical instruments but it’s been so fun showing kids that regardless of the violin’s history, as a young black person, you can use this instrument to give life to the music of your heart and your people. - Enjoy! - #blackexcellence #blackmusic #violin #embracingblackculture #thenextgeneration #violinist #blackviolinist #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #MusicIsLife #MondayMotivation
🎶💃🏾☀️ @sundaesermon 's 10th Anniversary celebration was dynamite!! (Swipe ⬅️ - part 2.) Thank you @djstorminnorman , all the beautiful people and my beloved hometown #Harlem ! @blackharlemlives indeed!! I'm grateful for every hug, kiss, smile, dance and song. Thank you also to the DJs @sabineblaizin and @djcosito , the djembe player @courtneeroz , and #MicMurphy , vocalist from the group The System - y'all rocked! #SundaeSermon #SundaeSermon10 #AGreatDayInHarlem #DanceMusic #HouseMusic #SoulMusic #TraScapades #HarlemGirl #HarlemWorld #MusicIsLife #DancingIsFreedom #ArtIsAWeapon #GoodPeople #GoodMusic #Community #Love #YourInMySystem
A great Sunday in #Harlem @sundaesermon continues to be one of my favorite outdoor music events in #newyork shout out to my tribe! Love y’all! #Repost @trascapades with @get_repost ・・・ 🎶💃🏾☀️ @sundaesermon 's 10th Anniversary celebration was dynamite!! (Swipe ⬅️.) Thank you @djstorminnorman , all the beautiful people and my beloved hometown #Harlem ! @blackharlemlives indeed!! I'm grateful for every hug, kiss, smile, dance and song. And thank you to the DJs @sabineblaizin and @djcosito , the djembe player @courtneeroz and #MicMurphy , vocalist from the group The System - y'all rocked! #SundaeSermon #SundaeSermon10 #AGreatDayInHarlem #DanceMusic #HouseMusic #SoulMusic #TraScapades #HarlemGirl #HarlemWorld #MusicIsLife #DancingIsFreedom #ArtIsAWeapon #GoodPeople #GoodMusic #Community #Love #YourInMySystem #FeedYourSoul
🎶💃🏾☀️ @sundaesermon 's 10th Anniversary celebration was dynamite!! (Swipe ⬅️.) Thank you @djstorminnorman , all the beautiful people and my beloved hometown #Harlem ! @blackharlemlives indeed!! I'm grateful for every hug, kiss, smile, dance and song. And thank you to the DJs @sabineblaizin and @djcosito , the djembe player @courtneeroz and #MicMurphy , vocalist from the group The System - y'all rocked! #SundaeSermon #SundaeSermon10 #AGreatDayInHarlem #DanceMusic #HouseMusic #SoulMusic #TraScapades #HarlemGirl #HarlemWorld #MusicIsLife #DancingIsFreedom #ArtIsAWeapon #GoodPeople #GoodMusic #Community #Love #YourInMySystem
🎶🎤🙏🏾 Praying for our 👑 Queen of Soul @arethasings #ArethaFranklin and her loved ones. (📹 Regrann from @latoska39180 ) #QueenOfSoul #ISayALittlePrayerForYou #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶💃🏾🕺🏾🎶☀️ #ArtIsAWeapon TODAY in #NYC @sundaesermon celebrates 10 years of serving soulful house and dance music in #Harlem ! #SundaeSermon founder @djstorminnorman and faves @djcosito and @sabineblaizin will be spinning tunes in tribute to women. 1:00pm-6:00pm, St. Nicholas Park. Meet me there with your dancing shoes and good energy! #Ss10 #Sundaesermon10 #GoodPeople #GoodMusic #Community #Love #MusicOutdoors #DanceMusic #SoulMusic #SoulfulHouse #DanceItAway #MusicIsLife #DancingIsFreedom #ArtIsAWeapon #TraScapades #MarjorySmarthForever #LiveTrueDanceFree
❤🎉📚🎶 #ArtIsAWeapon The launch event for @joanmorgan 's new book "She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was a gorgeous gathering and #celebration of Black creativity, beauty and brilliance! (Swipe ⬅️). We reminisced, reflected, testified and laughed during the interactive discussion about the impact @ms_laurynhill 's "Miseducation" album made on our lives from its release two decades ago until now. And then we danced! The panelists @fiyawata , @kiernamayo and @michaelaangelad and moderator @emilwilbekin were a dream team of Black culture champions. Thank you Joan for bringing so many smart, fly, divine Black women (and men) together, and @missaliciaboone for curating this fantastic event. It was so good to hug our @professionalblackgirl founder #DrYabaBlay and tell her how important and appreciated her work is, hang with my Boos @vixen594 and @thehotnessgrrrl (why don't I have a picture of us?), and see the lovely @lynnpitts. Shout out to @alexasherdaniel on DJ duty for providing the perfect soundtrack (swipe left to see everyone dancing to the last song of the night). Now, y'all go cop Joan's book! #SheBegatThis #JoanMorgan #BookLaunch #BookSigning #BrooklynMuseum #ForUsByUs #YallGonnaGetThisBlackExcellence #supportBlackwriters #professionalblackgirl #LaurynHill #TheMiseducation #HipHop #TraScapades #BronxGirls #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤 #ArtIsAWeapon #IfItWasntForTheBronx On this day (August 11, 1973) fourty-five years ago, @officialdjkoolherc and his sister Cindy threw a "Back To School Jam" at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. That event created the foundation for the now globally-influential, multi-billion dollar-generating Hip Hop musical genre and culture, and the location is now recognized as its birthplace. Thank you to Hip Hop's pioneers, innovators and culture creators. #HipHopHistory #HipHopIs45 #DJKoolHerc #1520SedgwickAve #TheBoogieDown #TheBronx #Emcees #DJs #breakdance #grafitti #MusicAndArt #UptownBaby #BlackMusic #PeterGunz #LordTariq #ForTheCulture #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤 #ArtIsAWeapon #IfItWasntForTheBronx Tonight @uptownvinylsupreme  celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Hip Hop @pmdpitorro with very special guest @therealgrandwizzardtheodore , Hip Hop house band @boom_bits and @nazleesaif , an emcee from South Africa. @fromthebronx  will have gear for sale and @bronxnet  will be documenting the event. 7:00pm-Midnight. No cover. If you take @uber to travel to or from tonight's event, code en9u3a5 will get you a $5 discount. ____________________ On this day 45 years ago (8.11.73), @officialdjkoolherc and his sister Cindy threw a "Back to School Jam" to raise money to buy clothes. The party was held at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, which is now considered the "birthplace of Hip Hop," and Kool Herc one of its founding fathers. #ForTheCulture #uptownvinylsupreme #vinyltothepeople  #hiphopanniversary  #vinyl  #bronx #bronxnet  #uber  #fromthebronx #history #portmorrisdistillery #community  #cantstopwontstop #love #hiphopis45 #grandwizzardtheodore #DJ #TheBoogieDown #TheBronx #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
😍🎶🕺🏾Thank you @richmedina for the sexy set at @selectsummerfridays @lebainnyc. Exquisite tunes, Man! #TraScapades #RichMedina #MusicFamily #SummerInTheCity #ArtIsAWeapon #SoulMusic
#Skaters and #Dancers - #RollBounce tonight @rollerwavenyc roller disco @houseofyesnyc with music by @djmoma and hosted by actor @khalilkain. 7pm-10pm. Info and tix: www.houseofyes.org #Rollerwave #RollerDisco #NYSkaters #RollerSkaters #Dancers #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤🕺🏾👑 #ArtIsAWeapon #FBF The King of Pop Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" album dropped 39 years ago today, and it STILL rocks! Regrann from @musicflashbacks LONG LIVE THE KING! August 10, 1979 - Michael Jackson released his fifth studio album, Off The Wall. While working on The Wiz, Jackson and Quincy Jones had become friends, and Jones agreed to work with Jackson on his next studio album. Recording sessions took place between December 1978 and June 1979 at Allen Zentz Recording, Westlake Recording Studios, and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Jackson collaborated with a number of other writers and performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. Jackson wrote three of the songs himself, including the Platinum-certified lead single, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". It was his first solo release under Epic Records, the label he would record on until his death in 2009. The record was a departure from Jackson's previous work for Motown. Critics observed that Off the Wall was crafted from #funk , #disco , #softrock , #jazz and #popballads . Jackson received positive reviews for his vocal performance on the record. With Off the Wall, Jackson became the first solo artist to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2014 it is certified 8× Platinum in the United States and has reportedly sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. #MichaelJackson #OffTheWall #QuincyJones #RodTemperton #PattiAustin #MJ4Ever #TraScapades #BlackAugust #BlackBrilliance
😍👑🎶🎤 #ArtIsAWeapon #FBF HAPPY 68th 🎂to the incomparable singer @pattiaustinofficial ! She's one of the most versatile and one of my most favorite vocalists ever, so I had a total fangirl moment when I met her at the 2015 #CapitalJazzFest . I was GEEKED and she was hilarious and gracious. Oh, and she still sings her whole face off! Thank you @lavieafroheme for making the introduction and capturing the moment! #PattiAustin #VocalBible #Razzmatazz #BetchaWouldntHurtMe #SomethingSpecial #TheDude #QuincyJones #BabyComeToMe #HowDoYouKeepTheMusicPlaying #JamesIngram #DoYouLoveMe #TheRhythmOfTheStreet #Jazz #RnB #SoulMusic #DanceMusic #HarlemGirls #TraScapades #BlackBrilliance #ArtIsAWeapon #CapJazzFest #WillTravelForMusic
🎶🎨🌇🗽#FreeInNYC #Music & #Art events on this beautiful #SummerFriday : 🔸️@selectsummerfridays @lebainnyc #rooftop with special guest DJ @richmedina joining resident @projectmatt , 3pm-Sunset; 🔹️@lincolncenter Out of Doors presents "West Side Story Reimagined" with @nujackrican #BobbySanabria 's Multiverse Big Band, #poetry by @elprofe316 & @labrujanyc and #visuals by #SeisDelSur . Damrosch Park, 7:30pm (gates at 6:30pm); 🔸️@skillosophy #artexhibit and #musicshowcase featuring #art by @RiiisaBoogie & @ShahWonders , visuals and music by @UnderdogTheDJ , and live performances by @oveous & @soniwithaneye. Sponsored by @effenvodka , hosted by @dcashflow74 @biancadoesnyc. 67 Loisaida Avenue, 6pm-10pm. RSVP @eventbrite : skillosophy810.eventbrite.com; 🔹️@soulinthehorn with special guest DJs the legendary @lordfinesseditc , @sake1derful & @daxcarson , and live performances by @chrisrobonline and @gabriela_riley. 11pm, @diviera_drive_nyc. Resident DJ @NatashaDiggs ; Curated by #DProsper . #SelectSummerFridays #LCOutOfDoors #LiveMusic #WestSideStoryReimagined #Skillosophy #SoulInTheHorn #DanceItAway #NYNightlife #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓
👏🏾✊🏾🖤🎬 #ArtIsAWeapon Director @officialspikelee is this week's @time cover story, ✏ by @rembert 📸 by 👩🏿‍🎨 @carriemaeweems. Spike's new film @blackkklansman is receiving rave reviews by critics and audiences. It opens today - let's show up at the box office this weekend! (Swipe ⬅️ to see trailer.) ____________________ VIA www.Time.com: @officialspikelee , under a hat that reads BLACKA, with each A replaced by a Klansman’s triangular white hood, is a subversive walking advertisement for both #SpikeLee  and his new film, @blackkklansman , out Aug. 10. Based on the early-1970s true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to work for the Colorado Springs police department, the film centers on Stallworth (played by John David Washington @johndavidwashington ) and a veteran Jewish cop (played by Adam Driver) as they find a unique, and risky, way to infiltrate the #KuKluxKlan . #BlacKkKlansman  which came to Lee by way of @jordanpeele , a producer on the film, is Lee’s most critically heralded and accessible effort in over a decade. The film represents another opportunity for one of society’s most distinctive voices to make a statement at a time when America’s politics on race and identity are at their most fractured in a generation, writes @rembert , the author of this week’s cover story. The film is also being released on the anniversary of a white-supremacist rally in #Charlottesville , Va., and a counterprotest that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, after a Nazi supporter drove a car into the protesters. Footage from Charlottesville serves as the film’s coda, a necessary gut punch both for those who internalized the film as another dark reminder of our country’s history and those who wrongfully spent two hours treating it as a buddy-cop comedy. The timeliness of the film—and its early acclaim—has prompted many people to declare that Spike Lee is back. (Did he ever leave?) Read the full story on TIME.com. #YallGonnaGetThisBlackExcellence #BlackAugust #BlackStorytellers #CarrieMaeWeems #Resist #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #BlackGirlMovieGeeks 🤓
✊🏾🎨📰#ArtIsAWeapon "With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color" by @rpogrebin for @nytimes : https://nyti.ms/2M7l5bU. ________________ 📷 of #curators (from left) @rjkhckly , @marcelacguerrero , #AdrienneEdwards , @christopherylew by 📸 @lovebryan. ________________ Excerpts: "For decades the country’s mainstream art museums have excluded people of color — from their top leadership to the curators who create shows to the artists they display on their walls. Now, eager to attract a broader cross-section of visitors at a time when the country’s demographics are changing — and, in New York, facing an ultimatum linking city funding to inclusion plans — a growing number of museums are addressing diversity with new urgency." ________________________ “Museums can’t be excellent if their staffs are not diverse.” - @fordfoundation President Darren Walker. ________________ “The whitest job in the entire cultural community in New York is curator...That's changing." - NYC's commissioner of cultural affairs Tom Finkelpearl. ________________ Read full story: https://nyti.ms/2M7l5bU #ArtsInclusivity #BlackCurators #CuratorsOfColor #NYTimes #RobinPogrebin #ArtsInstitutions #museums #DiversifyTheArts #DecolonizeThisPlace #ArtsAdministrators #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓 #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
#BLACKAUGUST 🙌🏾 #Regrann @trascapades - ✊🏾👏🏾❤ 💎#ArtIsAWeapon #BlackCoverGirls #TheSeptemberIssues : 👑👑👑👑👑@beyonce for @voguemagazine 👑@badgalriri for @britishvogue 👑@lupitanyongo for @portermagazine 👑@issarae for @ebonymagazine 👑@yarashahidi for @hollywoodreporter 👑@zendaya for @marieclairemag 👑@ajanaomi_king for @shape 👑@traceeellisross for @ellecanada 👑@tiffanyhaddish for @glamourmag 👑@slickwoods for @elleuk ____________________ 📹 via @newvoicesfund : ✨We are M A G I C ✨ our #beauty #inspires , and our #voices #transform ! Behind these covers are stories of #strength , #resilience , #passion ...#purpose . Congrats ladies—representation matters & so do your voices! __________________ (Swipe ⬅️) IMAGE #2 Regrann from @traceeellisross - THE POWER OF BLACK WOMEN ~ #blackgirlmagic ___________________ #BlackBeauty #YallGonnaGetThisBlackExcellence #newvoices #blackgirlsrock #BlackPower #FlyGirls #BlackGirlCovers #Fashion #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤💃🏾🗽#FreeInNYC #OutdoorMusic events this evening (swipe ⬅️): ✔@wingateconcert series & @wbls1075nyc Present "Afro Caribbean Night" with @estelledarlings @barringtonlevy411 @rickyblazetv and more at Wingate Park in Brooklyn. Gates at 6pm, show at 7pm. ✔@briccelebratebk Presents #blues #rock #guitarist @garyclarkjr & @fionasilver at Prospect Park Bandshell. Gates at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm. ✔@mobilemondays #VinylNights with DJs @operatoremz and @boogieblind spinning #Funk #Soul #House & #HipHop @Plaza33nyc , 6:30pm-9:30pm. ___________________ #OutdoorConcerts #SummerInTheCity #Dance #LiveMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #NYC
💔💖👑🎤🎶 The gorgeous, gifted Whitney "The Voice" Houston would have turned 55 years old today. I've been emotional this morning listening to her music and thinking about her life. I pray she is at peace and reunited with her beloved daughter Bobbi Kristina. I am so grateful for experiencing her live performances, and the beautiful musical legacy she left us. ____________________ This performance of "All The Man" is from her 1991 concert special Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston, which was broadcast live from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 31, 1991, Easter Sunday, for servicemen and women returning from the Gulf War. It still gives me chills every single time... ____________________ Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/xmIp8j2cjDQ #WhitneyForever #WhitneyHouston #TheVoice #VocalBible #TBT #BlackBrilliance #AllTheMan #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #LivePerformance Regrann from @whitneyhouston101 - All The Man That I Need , Happy Birthday Whitney ❤
🎶🎤🎬 #ArtIsAWeapon Tonight @cpfnyc 's @summerstage celebrates the iconic Hip Hop film @wildstylethemovie 's 35th Anniversary, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, at the East River Park Ampitheater - the location of the film's classic concert scene! Join Almighty Kay Gee, Busy Bee, Charlie Ahearn DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore, DJ Tony Crush, Eclipse, EZ AD, Grand Master Caz, Patti Astor Rodney C and @hot97 's @funkflex. Special dance workshop with Fabel, 6pm. #Free ____________________ An afterparty with special guest DJs spinning Hip Hop classics will be held @thedelancey Roof Top Bar & Lounge, 168 Delancey St. NYC. RSVP for FREE guest list @eventbrite : www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-style-35th-anniversary-after-party-tickets-48584107373 ___________________ #WildStyle #WildStyle35 #ClassicHipHop #GrandMasterCaz #RapClassic #HipHopFilms #Summerstage2018 #ForTheCulture #HipHopHeads #BGirls #BBoys #breakdance #grafitti #DJCulture #Emcees #IfItWasntForTheBronx #GrandWizardTheodore #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
✊🏾👏🏾❤ 💎#ArtIsAWeapon #BlackCoverGirls #TheSeptemberIssues : 👑👑👑👑👑@beyonce for @voguemagazine 👑@badgalriri for @britishvogue 👑@lupitanyongo for @portermagazine 👑@issarae for @ebonymagazine 👑@yarashahidi for @hollywoodreporter 👑@zendaya for @marieclairemag 👑@ajanaomi_king for @shape 👑@traceeellisross for @ellecanada 👑@tiffanyhaddish for @glamourmag 👑@slickwoods for @elleuk ____________________ 📹 via @newvoicesfund : ✨We are M A G I C ✨ our #beauty #inspires , and our #voices #transform ! Behind these covers are stories of #strength , #resilience , #passion ...#purpose . Congrats ladies—representation matters & so do your voices! __________________ (Swipe ⬅️) IMAGE #2 Regrann from @traceeellisross - THE POWER OF BLACK WOMEN ~ #blackgirlmagic ___________________ #BlackBeauty #YallGonnaGetThisBlackExcellence #newvoices #blackgirlsrock #BlackPower #FlyGirls #BlackGirlCovers #Fashion #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👏🏾❤🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon VIA @vanityfair : "In conversation with curator Kimberly Drew [@museummammy ], Beyoncé and Solange’s mother [mstinalawson] discusses her collecting journey, from a $500 painting to high-end auctions... 'When my kids were growing up, it was really important to me that they saw images of African-Americans...I’m so happy that I did, because both of them are really aware of their culture, and I think a lot of that had to do with looking at those images every day, those strong images.'” Read the full interview: www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/08/tina-knowles-lawson-black-art-collection-beyonce-solange-creativity ____________________ Mrs. Lawson and Ms. Drew were photographed for "Vanity Fair" by @giglaub , who also shared her vintage backstage photos of Destiny’s Child from the Summer of 2001: www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/08/destinys-child-vintage-photos ____________________ #MsTinaLawson #MuseumMammy #KimberlyDrew #VanityFair #interview #GillianLaub #Beyonce #Solange #BlackArt #BlackArtists #BlackArtCollectors #BlackCurators #BlackCreatives #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓 #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎤💃🏾🕺🏾 #FreeInNYC #OutdoorMusic events this evening (swipe ⬅️): ✔@mobilemondays #UptownBounce I❤The 90s! with @djmisbehaviour and @boogieblind @museumofcityny , 104th Street & 5th Avenue, 6pm-9pm. Registration strongly suggested: www.mcny.org/bounce; ✔@wingateconcert series @radio1039nyc Present R&B Fest featuring @realjohnnygill22 , @after7music @iamviviangreen. #SharonMontero and #ChubbRock at Wingate Park, 600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn. Gates at 6pm, show at 7pm. ✔@Lincolncenter Out Of Doors concert featuring @sunraarkestra live score to "Space Is the Place;" "Lean On Me: @josejamesmusic Celebrates Bill Withers;" and @samorapinderhughes : "The Transformations Suite." Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Gates at 5:30pm, show at 6:30pm. **EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED FOR ALL EVENTS.** #90sMusic #RnBMusic #SoulMusic #Jazz #LCOutOfDoors #SunRaArkestra #SamoraPinderhughes #JoséJames #MCNY #WingateConcertSeries #JohnnyGill #After7 #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎨🎶 #ArtIsAWeapon @artonthevinemv 2018 August 12-15 DR. FISHERS HOUSE 99 MAIN STREET EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS 02539 (Swipe ⬅️) ____________________ "Art on the Vine, presented by The Agora Culture [@theagoraculture ] on Martha’s Vineyard, is a three-day art fair featuring contemporary multicultural art and educational panels focusing on early and mid-career visual artists from the African Diaspora." Featured #artists : @shauntegates_ (#artwork featured in first image) @kimberlymbecoat @rockyyoadrienne @rico_gatson @phyliciaghee @bundlehouse @mayafreelon @_zoe.c_ @vaughnspann @rushbkr @stacylynnwaddell @nonafaustine @arielrenejacksonstudio @lavathomas @shikeith #andreachung @jamearichmondedwards @sadiebarnette @kylehackettstudio @mabooker_art @nakeya_brown @larry_william21. Details: www.AOTVMV.com ____________________ Regrann @artinthevinemv : #AOTV2018kickoff Sunday, August 12, 8PM-Midnight featuring Maimouna Youssef aka @mumufresh "...performing live at our first-ever kick-off party. If her name sounds familiar that is probably because in addition to being a long-time independent artist, she is affiliated with the likes of Femi Kuti, Common, The Roots and more. Her recent NPR TinyDesk concert appearance with super group the August Green Project was shared so many times she ended up with her own TinyDesk appearance for which there have been rave reviews. . . In addition to Mumu Fresh, we also have DJ Stylus (@rhome_p ) on board to rock the afterparty. Known for his eclectic brand of party rockin', Stylus is one half of the Sol-Power All Stars (@solpowerdc ) and a member of the DC-based AxelF (@axelfparty )crew. Tix: bit.ly/aotvmumu Already registered for #AOTV2018 ? Check your inbox for limited discount tix courtesy of @theagoraculture. " . . #AOTV2018 #artonthevinemv #artexhibition #contemporaryart #multiculturalarts #BlackArtists #marthasvineyard #edgartown #maimounayoussef #thevibeconductor #oakbluffs #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓#WillTravelForArt #WillTravelForMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
✊🏾💰💵🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon 👩🏾‍🎨@eeni_edit. August 7, 2018, marked #BlackWomensEqualPayDay - the day that a Black woman had to work into 2018 to catch up to the same amount a white man earned in all of 2017. ✔Black Women Make 63 Cents For Every Dollar Paid To White Men. ✔Black Women Are Paid 38 Percent Less Than White Men and 21 Percent Less Than White Women. ✔Black Women Make $21,698 Less Per Year On Average Than White Male Peers. ✔Black Women Must Work 219 Days Into 2018 To Achieve Equal Pay. ✔Black Women In NYC Will Lose Out On $1.3 Million Over A 40-Year Career. ____________________ Considering how large the wage gap is for Black women, lack of awareness about this inequity is evident: According to research by LeanIn.Org, SurveyMonkey and the National Urban League, 1 in 3 Americans is not aware of the pay gap between Black women and white men, and half of Americans are not aware of the gap between Black women and white women. ____________________ Regrann from @nowthisher - “In 2017, it took Black women an extra 212 days to earn what the average white man made the previous year. This year, we had to add another week of work to catch up.” Learn more about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: linkin.bio/nowthisher #BlackWomenAtWork #FukcYouPayMe #RunMeMyCoins #EqualPayForEqualWork #WageGap #WageInequity #38PercentCounts #KnowYourWorth #AskForMoreAndAddInterest #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👏🏾💜👑 #ArtIsAWeapon "Beauty should be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself." - @lupitanyongo. Academy award-winning actress/brainiac/style goddess Lupita N'yongo is the stunning cover star of @portermagazine 's Fall 2018 issue. On newsstands August 10. 📸@mario_sorrenti ; 👗@Gucci. ____________________ Regrann from @lupitanyongo - Sometimes opening up can be so easy! @portermagazine #coverstory @mario_sorrenti (📸) @carolynkormann (writer) @vernonfrancois (hair) @dilokritbarose (make-up) @cathykasterine (stylist) @lucy_yeomans (editor) @theannabelbrog (editor) #LupitaNyongo #BlackBeauty #PorterMagazine #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶🎙🎬📚🖤 #ArtIsAWeapon This Thursday will be a night of #BlackExcellence @brooklynmuseum celebrating and discussing the brilliant, badass @joanmorgan 's latest book "She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" with the fabulous Dr. Yaba Blay @fiyawata (creator of @professionalblackgirl ) and media/cultural innovators Kierna Mayo @kiernamayo , Emil Wilbekin @emilwilbekin and Michaela Angela Davis @michaelaangelad. In "She Begat This," Morgan - a pioneering journalist and award-winning Black feminist scholar - reflects on Hip Hop artist Lauryn Hill's @ms_laurynhill career and legacy since the release of her groundbreaking solo album two decades ago. There will also be a screening of the short film "L-O-V-E" from Hip Hop archivist/filmmaker @syreetagates ' "The Gates Preserve, and a dance party with music by artist Alex Asher Daniel @alexasherdaniel. 6PM-10PM. Full schedule and purchase tickets at www.brooklynmuseum.org #YallGonnaGetThisBlackExcellence #JoanMorgan #SheBegatThis #BookLaunch #BookSigning #BlackWomenAuthors #BlackCreatives #BrooklynMuseum #LaurynHill #HipHop #ForTheCulture #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👏🏾🖤🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon Congratulations to @artnoirco co-founder @youngglobal Larry Ossei-Mensah on being named Senior Curator at the @mocadetroit Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Via @artforum : "...Ossei-Mensah will join the institution as its new Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator. The independent curator, cultural critic, and cofounder of ARTNOIR—a global collective of arts professionals who, according to Ossei-Mensah, 'want to utilize the power of art to be an agent for social and personal change'—will take up the post on September 1. Over the course of his career, Ossei-Mensah has curated numerous exhibitions including 'Crossing the Line' (2013), a show featuring women artists at the now defunct New York gallery Mixed Greens; 'No Such Place: Contemporary African Artists in America' (2015) at Nahem Gallery in New York; 'Race and Revolution: Still Separate—Still Unequal' (2017) at Smack Mellon gallery in New York; and more recently, a solo presentation of Allison Janae Hamilton’s work, 'PITCH,' which is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. 'Larry Ossei-Mensah is a rising star, whose recent work at MASS MoCA demonstrates a brilliant and complex approach to contemporary art and public programming,' said executive director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. 'As we expand our commitment to larger exhibitions and innovative programming, Larry brings a unique expertise in this area and his keen eye for curating with culturally inclusive nuance will further strengthen our program.'" Read full article: www.artforum.com ________________________ Regrann from @youngglobal - @mocadetroit x @youngglobal ! 🙇🏿‍♂️ @artforum.... <<>>><<><<>><<>>><<>>><<>><> 📸 @andyboyle #gratitudeismyattitude #bxtotheworld #fortheculture #gettingoutyourdreams #ArtNoir #LarryOsseiMensah 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 ________________________ #BlackCurators #BlackCreatives #BlackExcellence #TraScapades #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓 #ArtIsAWeapon #TheBronx
🎶🎤🎬🌃 #ArtIsAWeapon #MondayMotivation ! Queen Mother #LenaHorne reminding us to believe in ourselves! Oh, and "The Wiz" is screening @bryantparknyc tonight for free! The lawn opens at 5pm, movie begins at sunset. Info and details: www.bryantpark.org #TheWiz #BryantParkMovieNight #FreeInNYC #FreeMoviesNY #BelieveInYourself #ClassicBlackCinema #BlackFilms #SummerInTheCity #BlackGirlFilmGeeks 🤓 #TraScapades
✊🏾👏🏾🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon "Lebron Meets LeCon" by 👨🏻‍🎨 @clayjonz. Prints for purchase: www.claytoonz.com ___________________ Via the artist Clay Jones: "If you donate to LeBron James’ charity, The LeBron James Family Foundation, you will help educate a child and provide university scholarships. If you donate to the Trump Foundation, you will help Donald Trump purchase a portrait of himself, or maybe some sports memorabilia, or perhaps pay off fines for his businesses and pay off politicians. James just donated $50 million to build a school for at-risk students. While being interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon, he mentioned how Trump was using sports to divide instead of unite. Trump’s reaction was to question the intelligence of James and Lemon. In case you never watch CNN or follow sports, both men are black. Donald Trump has a tendency to question the intelligence of black people. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are very nice guys, but Colin Kaepernick is a “son of a bitch.” Trump’s rhetoric toward the quarterback has helped keep him out of his sport as he’s been blackballed by the entire National Football League. Trump has also attacked NBA star, Stephen Curry. He has questioned the intelligence of Representative Maxine Waters and questioned if Obama was smart enough to get into Columbia University and Harvard Law. Questioning the intelligence of black people is straight out of the white supremacists’ playbook. Trump, who refused to denounce David Duke’s endorsement until pressured, praised Nazis, and called nations with brown people “shit-hole countries,” knows the playbook well. Now, he’s rewriting it." #KingJamesVsClownTrump #PoliticalCartoons #Resist #illustration #LebronJames #ipromise #IPromiseAcademy #LeBronJamesFamilyFoundation #ClayToonz #ClayJones #trumpfoundation #trumpuniversity #trumpisaconman #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
☎️⚖🗽#ArtIsAWeapon Join @goodcallnyc on August 7, 2018, to celebrate its citywide expansion. #Artists and #panelists include @ErnzWorld @Mysonne @JamiraBurley @AkeemBrowderNYC @Posada_Ant33 @DeshawnDumas and more. Powered by @google & the Black Googlers Network, in collaboration with @nyjusticeleague & the #KaliefBrowder Foundation. RSVP: good4nyc.splashthat.com ____________________ Good Call NYC is a 24/7 emergency hotline (📞1-833-3-GOODCALL) that provides immediate legal help by connecting people who have been arrested with lawyers for free and contacting their loved ones. GOOD CALL NYC's Mission: "Low-income communities experience a higher number of arrests, most of which are for low-level misdemeanors. Unfortunately, legal help comes too late after potentially damaging events have unfolded. The consequences can last a lifetime. We're going to change that." www.goodcall.nyc.org ____________________ #GoodCallNYC #Good4NYC #NYCLegalAid #FreeLegalHelp #Justice #criminaljustice #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎶💃🏾🕺🏾☀️ #HouseHeads Today #Trenton House Music Festival featuring DJs @sabineblaizin @zandyshej @venus7 & @yukojikido and special live performances by Lady Alma @stronglung & @tanjazd ! Mill Hill Park, Trenton, NJ. Noon Until Dusk. ⠀ #ladyalma #tanjadixon #venus7 #sabinblaizin #yukojikido #zandyshejay #philly #thailand #haiti #japan #southafrica #trenton #housemusic #internationalmusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #WillTravelForMusic
🎶🥁💃🏾🕺🏾#ArtIsAWeapon This evening @lincolncenter #LCOutOfDoors & @cccadi Present: Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora, featuring @gopalo , @philbertarmenteros y Los Herederos, Yuba Iré, @somethingpositiveinc , with Special Guest @ninadilet , @casamena , and @djbembona. Damrosch Park, 62nd street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues (60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023). Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Regrann from @cccadi - Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as we celebrate the legacy of our founder Dr. Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré, Afro-house vocalist Nina Rodriguez, and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs. • • Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance. • For more information, visit: https://cccadi.org/YorubaRemixedConcert • #CCCADI #AfricanDiasporaHome #AfricanDiaspora #FreeConcert #Celebration #DrMartaMorenoVega #MartaMorenoVega #YorubaRemixed #DJBembona #DJCarlosMena #NinaRodriguez #SomethingPositiveDanceCompany #LosHerederos #PhilbertArmenteros #PALO ! #YubaIré #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
💃🏾🕺🏾🎶🗽⛴ #NYC #HouseHeads - tonight #BangTheDrum Meets #Crossroads #DancingOnWater #boatride @circlelinenyc with #music captains @jaymu68 & @lougorbea , who is also celebrating his bornday. Boat boards at 7pm, sets sail on the Hudson river at 8pm from Pier 83, W. 42nd Street, West Side Highway. Tickets available at the dock. #JihadMuhammad #LouGorbea #BangTheDrumMeetsCrossroads #soulfulhouse #soulmusic #deephouse #afrohouse #DanceMusic #Dancers #NYHouseMusic #JerseyHouse #NYNightlife #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🗽⛈💃🏾🎶 If the storms aren't too severe, here are a few outdoor music events happening today - some are rain or shine: ✔@cpfnyc @summerstage with @theoriginals_nyc - @richmedina @djdnice @djclarkkent @stretcharmstrong @djtonytouch - #Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. 5pm-10pm AND ✔ @sisternancy , #Shinehead @djmisbehaviour - #CrotonaPark , the Bronx, 4pm-7pm (free events); ✔@outputclub The Roof with @djoscarg305 @casamena , 2pm-10pm. Tickets at the door; ✔#KeithPorterHouseMuzik 50th celebration of life dance party with @kimlightfoot #DJPookey , 12pm-8pm, East River Park Amphitheatre (free). #OutdoorMusic #NYC #SummerInTheCity #SummerstageNYC #TheOriginalsNYC #HipHop #HouseMusic #Reggae #Dancehall #DanceMusic #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎨🎶🥁💃🏾 #ArtIsAWeapon Today @brooklynmuseum 's @target #FirstSaturdays with @iamcaribbeing celebrating #art #music #culture #diversity and #beauty of peoples from throughout the Caribbean diaspora! Powered by @adidas. 5pm-10pm. Full schedule: www.brooklynmuseum.org ____________________ Regrann from @brooklynmuseum - Our annual celebration of the arts, culture, and diversity of our Caribbean communities returns at this month's Target First Saturday with @adidas ! In its honor we're throwing a free evening of high-energy programming, including the kick off of the month-long @iamcaribbeing House residency on our Plaza, a movement workshop by @fiyah_fit , pop-up poetry with @cavecanempoets , performances by @brooklyndancefestival and @mainlymali , and so much more! ⠀ To ensure everyone's safety and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, visitors should enter through the front of the Museum. Please keep in mind that there could be lines for entry, which may be limited once we reach maximum capacity. Check out our Stories day-of to stay up-to-date on the evening!⠀ #firstsaturdaysbkm #BKMuseum #IamcaribBeing #CaribbeanCultures #CaribbeanArt #CaribbeanDance #CaribbeanMusic #AfricanDiaspora #CaribbeanDiaspora #CaribbeingInBrooklyn #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓
🗽✊🏾🖤🎨 #ArtIsAWeapon #TheresePatriciaOkoumou by 👩🏻‍🎨 @saralynne.leo. Today @officialpatriciaokoume - the activist who boldly climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest against the U.S. government's inhumane policy separating and caging children from parents who are detained as they attempt to migrate into the country - will learn her fate for taking this action. Okouma, an African immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is scheduled to appear in court at 10:00AM before a judge who will determine the penalty for her brave act of resistance. She pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and interference with government agency functions and was released on her own recognizance for her July 4 protest. People are gathering outside the courthouse at 500 Pearl St, New York, NY 10007-1312, in solidarity and support. Speaking prayers of protection and peace for Patricia - may today's outcome be in her favor. - - - #resist #riseandresist #abolishice #freethechildren #womendisobey #endfamilyseparation #4thofjuly #equality #immigrants #immigrantswelcome #politicalart #familiesbelongtogether #immigrationreform #endfamilydetention #protest #nohumanisillegal #hero #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
👏🏾✊🏾🖤 #ArtIsAWeapon #JamesBaldwin bust (in progress) by 👨🏿‍🎨 @julesarthur_arts ! Regrann from @julesarthur_arts - Happy Birthday James Baldwin 🎂Aug 2, 1924. (In progress) life size bust in clay 2018. Soon to be bronzed🔥. Baldwin is arguably America’s finest writer from the 20th century. His eloquent words and vocabulary struck so piercingly and honestly to the heart of the most troubling matters in America. What he voiced in his opinion over 5 decades ago still rings sharp today with accuracy and cuts straight to the bottom of what remains challenging in regard to human relations. I dwell amongst his writings, interviews and debates for a beacon of light in the dense fog of trouble that America seems unable to lift itself from. Thank you for your intellectual gifts, wisdom and passion Mr. Baldwin. Freedom fighter🏆 #contemporaryart #sculpture #clay #portraitbust #jamesbaldwin #prophet #artist #activist #socialcritic #socialjustice #julesarthur #julesarthurarts #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
✊🏾✍🏾📚🖤 #ArtIsAWeapon 🎨#JamesBaldwin by 👨🏿‍🎨 @kadirnelson for @newyorkermag. "Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death--ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return." - James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time" ____________________ Regrann from @kadirnelson - HBD James Baldwin. B. Aug 2, 1924. D. Dec. 1, 1987. #iamnotyournegro #jamesarthurbaldwin #TheFireNextTime #BlackBrilliance #Prophet #WordWarrior #artist #LiteraryArt #socialjustice #kadirnelson #newyorkermag #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
📚✒🖤✊🏾🗣#ArtIsAWeapon "All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up." - #JamesBaldwin , #artist , #activist , #prophet . 🎨by👩🏿‍🎨 @justkeebs ___________________ Regrann from @justkeebs - Shout out to my mans 💯💵 Happy birthday Baldwin!!! ____________________ #JamesArthurBaldwin #IAmNotYourNegro #BaldwinBrilliance #WordWarrior #writer #socialjustice #LiteraryArt #NotesOnANativeSon #TheFireNextTime #GiovannisRoom #Harlem #IfBealeStreetCouldTalk #TraScapades #ArtQuotes #ArtIsAWeapon
🎙📚🗣✊🏾🖤 #ArtIsAWeapon Remembering and honoring the #prophetic genius #JamesBaldwin , who was born on this day (August 2) in 1924. His bold and profound declarations on racism in America still ring true, particularly this famous quote: "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time." ____________________ 🎨👩🏿‍🎨 by @art_of_elle : "Today marks the 94th birthday of the beloved 'Eloquent Expatriate' James Arthur 'Jimmy' Baldwin. The relevancy of your words still resonate soundly 'loud and clear'... #tribute #jamesbaldwin #profit #literarygiant #artist #activist #writer #LGBTQ #blackculture #harlem #iamnotyournegro #artandculture #socialjustice #civilrights #inspiration #drawing #sketch #illustration #books #literature #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎤🎬 #ArtIsAWeapon #HipHop Heads and #FilmLovers - The @hiphopfilmfestnyc starts today and runs through August 5 @natblacktheatre in #Harlem . See the full schedule, line up of special events and purchase passes for "the only festival for filmmakers and movie lovers who grew up in the global culture of Hip Hop:" www.hiphopfilmfestival.org #HHFF #HHFF2018 #HipHop #Movies #FilmGeeks #ForTheCulture #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
😎🧜🏾‍♀️🎨💛⛱ #ArtIsAWeapon Happy August - Make it count! #Art by @eeni_edit ! Regrann from @eeni_edit - Cheers to a fabulous month filled with joy, laughter and peace 😘 #eeniedit #august #BlackAugust #TraScapades #BlackGirlArtGeeks 🤓 #ArtIsAWeapon
🎨#ArtIsAWeapon #Sneakerheads & #ArtLovers !👟@puma x 👩🏿‍🎨@shantell_martin invite you to view their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection at a NYC Pop-Up, August 4, 11:00AM-7:00PM, 393 NYC Studio, 393 Broadway, 10013. Limited product for sale. RSVP @eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puma-x-shantell-martin-nyc-pop-up-tickets-48510532308 #Puma #ShantellMartin #PumaXShantellMartin #sneakers #wearableart #NYC #PumaPopUp #TraScapades #ArtsIsAWeapon
🎨💔✊🏾🗣#ArtIsAWeapon #SayHerName Remembering #KorrynGaines , a 23-year-old mother of two who was shot dead by Baltimore, MD county police two years ago today (August 1, 2016). 👨🏿‍🎨 @hbcreativetoo Howard Barry. Regrann from @hbcreativetoo - We The People, pause and take a moment of silence for Korryn Gaines. #gonebutnotforgotten #korryngaines #BlackLivesMatter #socialjustice #artivism #artivist #wethepeople #hbcreative #howardbarryart #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🎨🗽🗣🎬 #ArtIsAWeapon Tonight the @bronxmuseum Presents BRONX SPEAKS: DREAMERS - RITUALS & RHYTHMS OF IMMIGRATION, featuring #artists @kimarley.garrick and creator of @blkspaces @malcolmxbetts , “cultural anchor” Raj Sharma and CUNY student activist Mary Soto. 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hungry Bird restaurant 980 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456. RSVP @eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bronx-speaks-dreamers-the-rituals-rhythms-of-immigrant-life-tickets-48224336288 ________________________ “THE BRONX SPEAKS: DREAMERS gives voice to the future of our country: #students , #activists , community builders and artists who are the (un)documented ‘Dreamers’ along with the local immigrant-based businesses that are founded and run by our community leaders. Our 'Cultural Anchors’ that keep #culture , #diversity and #equity thriving in our neighborhoods. Together, they tell their stories that describe the crucial role of immigration in US culture and society, across multiple #artistic platforms such as poetry, spokenword, visual art, movement, dance, music, song, writing, and video.” #TheBronxSpeaks #BronxDREAMers #Immigration #NoBanNoWalls #SaveDACA #TheBronx #Community #CulturalAnchors #Resist #TraScapades #UndocumentedBronxites #ProtectDREAMers
🎨🍷#ArtIsAWeapon Closing reception for “LR9: 1957” exhibit at the @sheencenter tomorrow, August 2, 5PM - 7PM. (Swipe ⬅.) ‘LR9: 1957’ is a multimedia group exhibition on the exploration and examination of the Little Rock Central High School integration by nine Black American students: Melba Pattillo Beals, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Thelma Mothershed, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas. 👩🏿‍🎨FEATURED ARTISTS👨🏿‍🎨: ✔Kimberly Becoat @kimberlymbecoat (artwork featured on second image) ✔Ajamu Kojo @ajamu (exhibit #curator ) ✔Aaqil Ka @aaqil_ka ✔Valincy-Jean Patelli @vjpatelli_studio ✔Patrick Earl Barnes @patrickearltm ✔Roni Nicole @movingpicshow ✔Paul Deo @pauldeo ✔Aimée Everett @beignetaulait (artwork featured on first image) ✔Chet Gold @chetgoldchet. ____________________ #SheenCenter #ThoughtAndCulture #LittleRock9 #LR91957 #BlackAmericanHeros #LR9 #SchoolSegregation #JimCrow #ThurgoodMarshall #EducationInequality #SeparateButEqual #ArtExhibit #BlackArtists #BlackArt #BlackHistory365 #AmericanHistory #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🏀📚📰👏🏾✊🏾🖤 Kudos to basketball great @kingjames for creating @ipromiseschool to educate and inspire young students and assist parents from under resourced communities in his Akron, OH hometown!! (Swipe ⬅️) Regrann from @nbcnightlynews - WATCH: NBA star LeBron James’ I Promise school opened yesterday. James and his foundation opened the Ohio school for at-risk third and fourth graders in his hometown, calling it one of the best moments of his life. @lesterholtnbc has the details. ____________________ Learn about the community service and charitable work he is doing through his @ljff Lebron James Family Foundation: www.lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org ________________ #BlackExcellence #ipromiseschool #LebronJamesFamilyFoundation #LebronJames #KingJames #Athlete #Activist #Philanthropist #nba #school #education #akron #ohio #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
🏀👟🎧📚🎬 #ArtIsAWeapon #NYC "Culture orchestrator" @koolboblove 's autobiographical documentary @rockrubber45s is screening @bamcinematek today, August 1, at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Bobbito Garcia. This inspiring and funny film is now available to stream/download: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rockrubber45s #RockRubber45s #Bobbito #BobbitoGarcia #KoolBobLove #djcucumberslice #autobiography #documentary #indiefilm #basketball #playgroundbasketball #sneakers #sneakerculture #sneakerhistory #45s #vinyl #musicdocs #sportsdocs #newyork #TraScapades #ArtIsAWeapon
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