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    “What Is Common to All of Us?” Redefining Black Male Identity

    September 23, 2014  —  

    Drawing from his collaborative transmedia project “Question Bridge: Black Males,” the artist Hank Willis Thomas examines the racial context of the 2012 killing of Jordan Davis as the man who shot the 17-year-old Florida resident, Michael Dunn, is retried for murder.  More
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    Jarvis Cocker: Do I Really Have to March?

    September 18, 2014  —  

    As climate activists prepare for the People’s Climate March, the singer/songwriter and journalist Jarvis Cocker has some advice: take to the streets, but rather than march, why not dance?  More
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    Freed But Not Free

    September 17, 2014  —  

    As part of Creative Time’s exhibition “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” a collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, Creative Time Reports is featuring essays related to the history of African-American struggles for self-determination in Brooklyn. Here, the writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts meditates on the limits to freedom imposed by a legacy of institutionalized racism.  More
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    Tempus Fugit in the People’s Republic of BK

    September 17, 2014  —  

    As part of Creative Time’s exhibition “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” a collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, the writer and musician Greg Tate evokes a time and place he calls “Original Brooklyn: the radically Black BK of haute culture and avant-cult leaders.”  More
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    Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City

    September 15, 2014  —  

    Intervening in discussions about gentrification and placemaking, cultural activist Roberto Bedoya champions the creative resilience found in communities of color—and exemplified by the Chicano practice of Rasquachification—to suggest “placekeeping” as a strategy for advancing racial justice goals.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Mary Lampson, a co-director of the groundbreaking 1976 documentary Underground, reflects on her experience interviewing fugitive members of the Weather Underground for a film that resonates with present-day concerns about war, surveillance, police brutality and the punishment of dissent.

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