Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quai Branly Museum in Paris exhibition displays the disturbing history of human zoos

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Global Bronzevillian news: Quai Branly Museum in Paris exhibition displays the disturbing history of human zoos
Former French international football player Lilian Thuram, answers reporter during an interview with the Associated Press, on the eve of the opening of a a new exhibition at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. Until less than a century ago, white people regularly put Africans, native Americans or Pacific islanders on display in circuses, expositions and shows. A new Paris exhibit, curated by former football star and anti-racism advocate Lilian Thuram, examines how this demeaning colonial-era tradition shaped attitudes that still linger today. AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

ONLI STUDIOS welcomes Art Starz & Collectors! Friday, November 18th

If you are in Chicago this Friday you are invited to the

Open Studios event this Friday, Nov. 18th at ONLI STUDIOS, 4th floor, 5pm to 10 pm.

Positive visual vibes,

Rhythmistic wearable fine art

and graphic novels to experience, collect and gift.

This happens the 3rd Friday of each month at the

Bridgeport Arts Center

34th & South Racine in Chicago.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Brother Zakee Memorial today at 12 noon November 5, 2011

Brother Zakee has joined the Ancestors....
Peter Blue and Zakee at the 2008 Bud Biliken Parade
Zakee enjoyed attending festivals , concerts, cultural events, Bud Biliken and more.
I've spent many a day.. mostly in summers...talking and laughing with him at events.
What a interesting spirit!
We've never had a boring conversation! I've seen him at concerts including the African Fests, the Chicago Jazz Fests, Miles Davis Concerts, art fairs and all over Hyde Park ...or Grant Park....
One would find Zakee... everywhere! If I were to describe Zakee, the words would have to include, ubiquitous, lively, spiritual and with a quick and intelligent sense of humor.
He had traveled the world including countries ... Peru, Brazil and more.
My last moments with him were at the 2011 Hyde Park Jazz Fest in September 2011.
Zakee , you will be missed. Ase'

Note from one of Zakee's oldest friends from his kindergarden circle.

Hotep! Family:

This is to inform you that our brother, Zakee has joined the Ancestors.

He will be funeralized today Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2011 from 12 noon til 1:30 pm on the grounds of Oakwoods Cemetary.

The entrance is at 67th and Maryland. We will be in the Chapel building.

Please inform others who knew and interacted with Zakee. May he R.I.P. -- Mansong