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"Explaining Twerking To Your Parents," an article by a white writer that ran in The New York Times.

It featured the following, regarding explaining to parents (white, it is assumed) the thing known as twerking:

"Explain that twerking is a dance move typically associated with lower-income African-American women that involves the rapid gyration of the hips in a fashion that prominently exhibits the elasticity of the gluteal musculature."

Obama came to Chicago to learn how to be a community organizer,” said Lucas, who wants the presidential library to be built on the old hospital site. “If he’s truly that, the least he could do is put the presidential library somewhere in the black community where it can act as a catalyst.
Race, class emerge in battle over Obama library http://usat.ly/16cpLNp
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.

Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, Rochester, New York, Corinthian Hall

Within the now-famous address is what historian Philip S. Foner has called “probably the most moving passage in all of Douglass’ speeches.”

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Coming Through The Gap on an Elephant
June 22nd 7:30-10PM CTGME is an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, featuring installation, performance and mixed media works by select Houston artists. This show has been initiated by artist Robert Pruitt but is a highly collaborative venture between all the artists involved. CTGME is pulled from a lyric of Hip Hop artist Brother J of X-Clan, and conjures up images of Hannibal and his elephants riding to meet the Romans in Battle. The title serves to reference historical ideas of value, migration, and shifting concepts of power.  To that end this exhibition will attempt to replicate components from early 20th century World Fairs. Each participating artists creates their own pavilion showcasing innovative ideas of power, identity, and worth. The artists selected for this exhibition are Regina Agu, Gregory Michael Carter,  Nathaniel Donnett, Robert Hodge, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouamen, Lovie Olivia, Phillip Pyle II, Sehba Sarwar, Michael Kahlil Taylor, and Monica Villareal. All of these artists radicalize art making by centering their own histories and cultures in their art practice. This exhibition seeks to concentrate these very different but related practices into the middle. Through a program of collaborative projects this show seeks to un-other the other, and bring the margin to the center.This Exhibition opens Saturday, June 22nd, and will run until August 25th. There will be performances opening night, involving some audience participation. There will also be a series of programmed happenings and events throughout the run of the exhibition, organized by the artists.
Saturday July 13th 12PM
Saturday July 27th 12PM
Saturday August 3rd 12PM &
Saturday August 17th 12PM
Please join us!!!
For questions or directions
http://www.umusetsu.org/#!contact/con8
Or contact Robert Pruitt at  robertapruitt@gmail.com

MORE Houston African American art events, I love it.

comingthroughthegap:

Coming Through The Gap on an Elephant

June 22nd 7:30-10PM
 CTGME is an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, featuring installation, performance and mixed media works by select Houston artists. This show has been initiated by artist Robert Pruitt but is a highly collaborative venture between all the artists involved. CTGME is pulled from a lyric of Hip Hop artist Brother J of X-Clan, and conjures up images of Hannibal and his elephants riding to meet the Romans in Battle. The title serves to reference historical ideas of value, migration, and shifting concepts of power.  To that end this exhibition will attempt to replicate components from early 20th century World Fairs. Each participating artists creates their own pavilion showcasing innovative ideas of power, identity, and worth.

 The artists selected for this exhibition are Regina Agu, Gregory Michael CarterNathaniel Donnett, Robert Hodge, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouamen, Lovie Olivia, Phillip Pyle II, Sehba Sarwar, Michael Kahlil Taylor, and Monica Villareal. All of these artists radicalize art making by centering their own histories and cultures in their art practice. This exhibition seeks to concentrate these very different but related practices into the middle. Through a program of collaborative projects this show seeks to un-other the other, and bring the margin to the center.

This Exhibition opens Saturday, June 22nd, and will run until August 25th. There will be performances opening night, involving some audience participation. There will also be a series of programmed happenings and events throughout the run of the exhibition, organized by the artists.

Saturday July 13th 12PM

Saturday July 27th 12PM

Saturday August 3rd 12PM &

Saturday August 17th 12PM

Please join us!!!

For questions or directions

http://www.umusetsu.org/#!contact/con8

Or contact Robert Pruitt at  robertapruitt@gmail.com

MORE Houston African American art events, I love it.