African-American, hip hop, History, mUSIC, Post-Stroke 3-22-14), Salon Culture, Soul, Throwback, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

FWD ~ ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Afrispora™ on 08/14/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #25thanniversary #delasoul #nativetongues

In search of musical accompaniment to be played sans earphones at a public laundrymat, I decided to search for De La Soul on Soundcloud ‘jus cuzz’ and voila! I am a Hip Hop head until dearh … Ancestral Vibes through my endeavors to you. Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne De La Soul ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ … Read More

Salon Culture

WELP! ~ ‘Safe Dangerous’? WTF

Afrispora™ on 08/10/2016 0 Comments

““It’s dangerous, but it’s a safe dangerous now,” he added. “Schlitterbahn is a family water park, but this isn’t a family ride. It’s for thrill seekers of the world, people into extreme adventure.”  A disgusting statement – I hope that they have to pay up! https://www.yahoo.com/news/caleb-schwab-10-decapitated-water-040010374.html https://www.yahoo.com/news/caleb-schwab-10-decapitated-water-040010374.html

Academics, African-American, Black history, Dr. Clayborne Sayings, hip hop, IF I, Jazz, Life Anthem, Los Angeles, CA, mUSIC, Public History, Salon Culture, Throwback, Tribute, welp, Ye Tumi Academy

Was Ever In A Band – INCOGNITO would be it!!! [IF I]

Afrispora™ on 07/22/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #ifi #incognito

How does a native of South-Central Los Angeles become an avid listener of music and knowledge in general from around the globe and locally. I was born in 1973 to a mother who was an habitual music listener, who herself was descended from a lineage of music connoisseurs.   My family relocated from Houston, TX … Read More

Academics, Africa, African-American, Black history, Documentary Film, European-American History, History, Public History, Salon Culture, Tribute, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ ‘What to the Slave Is 4th of July?’: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ Historic Speech | Alternet

Afrispora™ on 07/14/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #4thofjuly #famesearljones #slavery #speech

Some historic words of wisdom from a historic human http://www.democracynow.org/2015/7/3/what_to_the_slave_is_4th http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2015/7/3/what_to_the_slave_is_4th http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/what-slave-4th-july-james-earl-jones-reads-frederick-douglass-historic-speech Democracynow.org

Africa, Cellphone Blogs, De La Soul, hip hop, Life Anthems, mUSIC, Pre-Stroke (before March 18, 2014), Salon Culture, SALUTE, Tribute, Ye Tumi Academy

STUMBLE UPONS ~ Fela Kuti Vs. De La Soul – Fela Soul (2011)

Afrispora™ on 07/14/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #delasoul #felakuti

I believe I heardthis track out right or maybe even a track off of this on a ‘mashup’, which emcompassed a lot of similar views and music culture sensibilities. Well, whatever happened exactly pre-Stroke?, I am so happy for this musical gem that was gifted somehow to me on a fitting day. Respect and happy … Read More

Academics, KPFK, radio, Salon Culture, Television, Ye Tumi Academy

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ DEMOCRACY NOW!: Progressive News

Afrispora™ on 07/02/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #democracynow

One of my most trusted sources for news! – It is that simple. DEMOCRACY NOW! Simply one of the most important news media outlets in this country! Thank you Pacifica Radio and the offshoots you all have launched. This nation has its ‘internal struggles’ as always its seems unfortunately. Yet your hard work has had … Read More

AAA - Triple 'A' Approach, Athletics, Black Star Sports, FWD: FINDS WHILE DIGGIN', Salon Culture

A Rewarding Read To Start This Father’s Day Off! – Respect Big Papi (David Ortiz) [BLACK STAR SPORTS]

Afrispora™ on 06/19/2016 0 Comments • Tags: #baseball #dominican #salonculture #socialculture

Again! A Rewarding Read To Start This Father’s (or is it?, Papi’s) Day Off! EVERYDAY IS FATHER’S AND MOTHER’S DAY!!! Just quickly connecting a few nuggets and gems I come across of importance in an Afrispora way (Africa + Diaspora= Afrispora) This excerpt is a quote from an interview of which does a range of … Read More

Academics, African-American, Los Angeles, CA, Post-Stroke 3-22-14), Pre-Stroke (before March 18, 2014), Salon Culture, welp, Ye Tumi Academy

Welp!: ‘Critical’ Hip Hop ~ Open Mike Eagle

Afrispora™ on 04/05/2016 1 Comment

As a long-time friend since the mid-2000s. (I believe?) a time when he came to visit and support the 4Real H.O.P. Institute. And I believe he mentored the youth we were working with at KAOS Networks in Leimert Park. The same spot where the world famous Project Blowed has has been held. From day one, … Read More