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Archive for January, 2010

18th Annual PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL, February 10-17, 2010, L.A.

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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Panels and Workshops

Spoken Word Fest

Night of Tribute Awards

Centerpiece

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Blood Done Sign My Name

a memoir by
Timothy B. Tyson

This unblinking personal history by Tyson, a white professor of African American studies, examines the civil rights struggle in the South. His memoir focuses on the 1970 murder of Henry Marrow, a young black man a tragic event that dramatically widened the racial gap in the author’s hometown of Oxford, N.C.

38px-Speaker_Icon.svgListen to Timothy B. Tyson in interview

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Centerpiece | Screening February 15, 2010

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41ST & CENTRAL:
The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers

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A documentary film by Gregory Everett
Screening Monday, February 15, 2010

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SOUL DIASPORA

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Directed by Odera Ozoka

Best First Feature Competition,
Los Angeles Premiere

Monday February 15
10:00pm
Culver Plaza Theatre
9919 Washington Blvd.

Saidu, a Nigerian immigrant living in Los Angeles, must overcome sleepless nights due to his family’s tormented lineage in Africa. He is alone in the world, often hearing voices in his head. The film interweaves through color and black & white to illustrate Saidu’s erratic behavior and mental state. The souls of the characters are stripped to the core by one searing event, which gives them all a fresh perspective, exploring the varying shades of grey in life.

Parental discretion advised.

Watch the trailer

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In Memoriam ~ HOWARD ZINN | J.D. SALINGER

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Howard Zinn
August 24, 1922 ~ January 27, 2010

Howard Zinn, Historian, Dies at 87
NYTimes.com | Associated Press; January 27, 2010

Button-Play-32x32 Howard Zinn himself on “Human Nature and Aggression”

Howard Zinn’s lesson to us all
Victoria Brittain: UK Guardian, 28 January 2010

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An assessment of A People’s History of the United States
Tom Eley: World Socialist Web Site, 15 February 2010

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Salinger-Catcher

J.D. Salinger
(January 1, 1919 ~ January 27, 2010)

J.D. Salinger, author of ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ dies
Bart Barnes: Washington Post; January 28, 2010


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Button-Play-32x32 Professor Amy Hungerford lectures on Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, reminding her students that storytelling is a verbal art we all too often confine to silent reading. “[Salinger] thinks so highly of that capacity of literature to embody the human voice,” she explains, “that he imagines a whole religious world around it.” ~ Yale Lectures

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010): An Appreciation
James Brookfield, World Socialist Web Site ~ 2 February 2010

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CAVE CANEM RETREAT Application Deadline ~ January 31, 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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The application deadline for the 2010 Cave Canem retreat is coming up on January 31, 2010.

When: June 20-27

Where: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Faculty: Toi Derricotte ~ Cornelius Eady ~ Colleen J. McElroy ~ Carl Phillips ~ Claudia Rankine ~ Ed Roberson

Guest Poet: Sapphire

Visiting Poet: Brenda C√°rdenas, sponsored by Letras Latinas

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2010.

Application Guidelines

CCRetreaters © Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.

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Latin: Beware of the dog!

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STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE: Christian Lander’s wry, uproarious blog

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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To jump sideways into Lander’s Stuff White People Like, click here.
Or click on the likeness of Conan O’Brien

Courtesy of StuffWhitePeopleLike.com

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“I first ran across Christian Lander’s wry, uproarious blog on a coast-to-coast domestic flight. His sly insider insights made me laugh and think of Martin Mull unmuzzled. Now, still laughing and wincing, I’m a regular. What a treat to have Lander’s posts gathered in book form.”
– Al Young


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CHRISTIAN LANDER ~ the David Wolinsky interview

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BLACK MUSIC THAT BLACK PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO ANYMORE

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A MAGIC POETRY BUS EVENT ~ Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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Carol Muske-Dukes
California poet laureate and Magic Poetry Bus conductor


MPB Image © Rick Cortes  |  MagicPoetryBus.org

View Magic Poetry Bus artistic director Diana Arterian’s site


Hop on

THE MAGIC POETRY BUS

Monday, March 1, 2010
5 ~ 7:30 pm

DCC

USC Davidson Conference Center
Embassy Suite
3415 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
213.740.5959

(Jefferson at Figueroa)

Readings and performances by

The Get Lit Players

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Tom Healy

Carol Muske-Dukes

Cecilia Woloch

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

~ A Clickable List ~

7:30 ~ 8:15 pm

Reception and book signing

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