On A Bipolar Journey with Mom, Part 2
I have been counseled to not argue with people who are bipolar and manic. I won’t win the argument. They won’t win the argument. And it will make nothing better.
Frederick Douglass in Africa, Part 2
Frederick Douglass on climbing The Great Pyramid: “One misstep and all is over. I went with seventy years own my head, to the top of the highest Pyramid, but nothing in the world would tempt me to try the experiment again.”
The National Votes for Women's Trail Markers Arrive in Washington, DC
Dr. Ida Jones is the DC State Coordinator. “Some states started earlier, some states have teams, but for DC, I am it,” she says.
Despite the challenges of being a one-woman team, Jones said the national coordinators approved four of the six sites she submitted. The four sites are:
Critical Race Theory and The Apostles of Forgetfulness
This is actually a picture of what Critical Race Theory is intended to look like, a narrative that tells a more complete story of American history. In the words of Frederick Douglass; “If America is false to her past and false to her present, she will solemnly be false to her future.”
Youngkin, Virginia, and the New Dog Whistles: Three Reports
Birth of a Nation, states’ rights, busing, welfare, disannexation, Willie Horton, defund the police, and Let's Go Brandon are all dog whistles used to signal Whites, some Blacks, and some others, that they should fear the children of the formerly enslaved Africans. Here are three reports, one each from the Associated Press, the Black-owned Philadelphia Tribune, and Port Of Harlem that clarify efforts to spread misinformation to cause fear and ways some communities counteract this form of hate internally.
International Art Showings in Milwaukee, Paris, Gambia, and Online
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) in Milwaukee and the Also Known As Africa (AKAA) Art and Design Fair in Paris are featuring international artists and programs for art lovers online. “From these Shores,” a developing exhibit created by the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership is available for viewing and your comments.
The contemporary art and design fair Also Known As Africa closed Nov 14 in Paris, but the digital platform remains open until Sun, Nov 21 (image by Faatimah Mohamed-Luke, Afrique du Sud). A Strange Loop opens at Woolly Mammoth in DC. The Black Harvest Film Festival is going on in Chicago. Giving Tuesday is Nov 29, Baba-C's and Ida Jones’ keepers of the culture projects are worth considering.
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