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Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles: Part 2

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, " and I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones. Here's the second part of that conversation.

Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.10.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is at the UCLA Hammer Museum and is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980." I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones.

In a Life Without Oil, What Hope Is There for North Africa and the Middle East?

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hallett and John Wright

Many countries in the Middle East have built their entire existence around oil. They will eventually realize how little of the oil has been invested in preparations for a post-oil future.

After the Fall of African Dictatorships

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

If Africans are to have hope of a better future, they will need to build a fortress of freedom impregnable to the slings and arrows of civilians dictators and the savage musketry of military juntas.

As African Tyrants Fall

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Tunisian people's revolution provides practical insights into the prerequisites for dismantling dictatorships in Africa. The first lesson is that when dictatorships end, their end could come with either a bang or a whimper.

Looking for Bob Marley and Fela Kuti

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Music as a Weapon of Protest It is said that "music is a universal language." Using a few notes and inspiring lyrics, musicians and song writers have...

Steel Vises, Clenched Fists and Closing Walls, (Part IV)

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of commentaries I intend to offer on U.S. foreign policy (or lack thereof as some would argue) in Eth...

The Democracy Before Democracy in Africa

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

As Ghana was the original model of the one-man, one-party state in Africa, Ghana today could be the model of constitutional multiparty democracy in Africa.