allaboutgeorge + african   19

We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows - Los Angeles Times
“First, in general, just even the idea of storytelling — the aesthetics, the accent, and the structure of storytelling still has to operate in the empire of this Eurocentric America. America is really European aesthetics. In general, the vocabulary of America is a white supremacist vocabulary and Europe lives in America with all of us being the ambassador and emissary of its vocabulary. My struggle is not only what I want to tell, but it is the very form of storytelling that I am in constant struggle with.”
storytelling  culture  black  african  aesthetics  media  magazines  photography  photojournalism  socialmedia 
12 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
How to Draw a Black Guy
"The first tip is really easy, but people always struggle with it. Listen close. Avoid drawing these three types of characters (even if you're clever)."
art  comics  creativity  black  african  africa  howto 
march 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Exploring the History of Afro-Mexicans - The New York Times
“Afro-Mexicans have been in limbo,” she said. “They are Mexican and have the same rights as anyone. But they are in a situation similar to indigenous people, having to deal with poverty, lack of education, and limited resources and development. But they have not had the help that the government gives to indigenous people.”
mexico  indigenous  african  photography  history 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Tender Photos of Black Men That Redefine Masculinity - VICE
There is a refusal embedded in my pictures, but also my use of shadow and light, and decisions about display, points to me as a black male taking ownership of signifying the beauty and possibility of these bodies.
art  photography  african  BlackLivesMatter  beauty  men 
september 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Tanya Hamilton's 'Night Catches Us' captures a point in time - Los Angeles Times
I've always been interested in politics, poverty and the working class," says the director. "And the price you pay for dedication to a political movement."

Hamilton sets the tone in the opening credits, turning a series of classic Black Power posters into a potent visual statement but "it was important to me to show the variations of class in black life," she says.

As much as anything, Hamilton says she is drawn to the ordinary within black life, rather than the extremes. "There's a distinct lack of content specific to what it is to be a black American, the variations in that experience, what life is like for people who are ordinary. Those are the stories I want to tell."
film  cinema  black  race  1970s  philadelphia  writing  activism  class  african  politics  poverty  art 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Improvement in Life Seen in Sub-Saharan Africa - New York Times
"We have seen significant strides for democratic liberty and practices in the last 10 or 15 years. It is also a fact that in most of their countries, average citizens have not seen a significant improvement in their material circumstances [...]"
africa  polls  african  politics 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Web Cadre Turns the Tables on African Scam Artists - New York Times
“Some are so greedy they will do anything to restore the confidence of their intended victim, including pose with a fish on their head or have milk poured over them while holding a sign with a silly message.”
africa  internet  humor  books  nonfiction  communication  african  behavior  email  reputation 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally - New York Times
"[W]e know now there are enough genetic differences between people from different parts of the world that you can classify people in groups that correspond to popular notions of race."
evolution  race  racism  science  research  africa  african  asia  asian  europe  australia 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Reuters AlertNet - AIDS hits US blacks harder than other groups - CDC
"Blacks do not engage in riskier sexual behavior than other groups but high HIV rates meant African Americans who have sex with other African Americans were more likely to contract HIV than people within other ethnic groups."
hiv  aids  black  usa  race  health  sex  african  africa  social 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: To Curb the Trend, Magic Tells His Story
"The only thing that saved my life was early detection and taking my medicine. In those 15 years, I tell them that a lot of people have died. In real life, I'm not supposed to be here."
aids  hiv  sports  education  black  african  usa  school  children  health  marketing 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge Third World Catholics a growing force
"If there were a black African pope, I think a lot of northern liberals would be absolutely delighted for the first 10 minutes of his papacy, or indeed until he opened his mouth."
religion  christianity  race  african  asian  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Faith Thrives
"If on a Sunday you want to attend a lively, jammed full, fervent and life-changing service of Christian worship, you want to be in Nairobi, not in Stockholm. But if you want to walk home safely late at night, you want to be in Stockholm, not Nairobi."
christianity  african  asian  religion 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
The Copydesk: Megatsunami
"If you think the Indian Ocean earthquake disaster is bad, consider this ... "
tsunami  asian  african 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Voice of the people
"A musician in Africa should be someone who educates. You can educate people and tell them their history and share information with people with your songs. When anything happens, people want to know your reaction, your advice, and what they should do."
music  songwriting  african 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Subtract Billions: Demographic 'Bomb' May Only Go 'Pop!'
"I have severe doubts that we can support even two billion if they all live like citizens of the U.S. The world can support a lot more vegetarian saints than Hummer-driving idiots."
african  asian  population  science 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Politics of Misery
Darfur offers Africa's leaders the chance to begin to change a continent's destiny.
african  darfur  genocide  sudan 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Targeting the Teachers of Darfur
"They think anyone who can read and write and who can organize people and inspire minds are rebels."
african  darfur  education  genocide  sudan  teachers 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: In shipwrecks, new clues to a buried past
"It's a trend, and also a new field. We want to look at how visible slaves would be on a wreck."
african  archaeology  shipwreck  slave  south 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
"I prefer to be a card-carrying member of the party of life."
Wole Soyinka in Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s "Criticism Starts at Home" NYT guest column
african  gates  nobel  politics  soyinka 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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