Connecting Those Connected! (Est. 2005)

Community Development (online + offline)

IF I: Was In London ~ Omar Lye Fook (music performance)

Omar at The Jazz Cafe (02 Jul 16) Sat, Jul 2, 2016 The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PG, London, UK https://www.songkick.com/concerts/26961004-omar-at-jazz-cafe?utm_campaign=tracked_artist&utm_content=ZD0yNDU3NTU1JnU9MjA1MDI3MzQ%3D&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=ical Omar has been my favorite musical artist since my UC San Diegocolleague and  friend, Everett Williams [RIP Triton] introduced me to Omar (Lye Fook)back in 1993 or was it 1994? Well, what

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

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

Salute!: W.E.B. DuBois

I had to stress in the African-Qmerican History clas I taught at Santa Monica College today as I stated last class that without DuBois and others of his ilk leading the way in bringing it ALL TOGETHER ALL OF THE HISTORIES ‘–> Public, Local, Community,  Regional, Intra-Regional, ‘Race’, Class, World, African, American, African-American, Black American,

LIFE ANTHEMS ~ De La Soul- Patti Dooke featuring Guru of Gang Starr

~ I KNEW I WAS THE FRESHEST GUY at the University of Ghana (1993-4) will I got my brother Leon (formerly Brother Dvooa to mail me De La Soul’s Buhloone Mindstate and A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes and Life while I studied abroad for 8 months from August 1993-February 1994. Hell I was the

Africa Fashion Guide – (Music Mix By Blackmale Beats) [STUMBLED UPONS]

https://soundcloud.com/blackmale-beats/africa-fashion-guide-music-mix   Some of the stuff I like to call “Stumbled Upon” forms of artistic expression throughout the years has been STUPENDOUSLY ‘STUPID … here is another example… ENJOY P.S. I mean just last week it hit me that I NEED the instrumental version of A Tribe Called Quest’s 1st album which changed my life

Ye Tumi Academy! ~ ‘Do we live in a multiverse?’ – It just makes good sense, ijs

Multiverse (links to an The Economist article with a documentary film that is more than worth multi-clicking starting from this blog to view… ‘Multiverse’ theory suggested by microwave background (BBC article) Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the “Multiverse”(National Geographic article)  

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

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,

Life Themes:Music of my Mind

In the Summer of 2016, just since my Endocarditis -related Stroke and subsequent mitral valve replacement surgery at Cedars-Sinai hospital thankfully.  IJS I am still here above ground SO PLEASE PAY THE DOCTORS WHAT THEY SESERVE , I  mean seriously. “What the ?” Yep, that is what I actually said. Paradise On Earth Chris Cab

Direct Involvement Movement ~ “The African Americans” as used in HIST 16 at Santa Monica College (Spring 2016)

” Hello all, I am requiring you all to view these documentary episodes in order to help you retain the course information and I KNOW THIS MULTIFACETED APPROACH TO HISTORICAL ANALYSIS WORKS! Documentary Preparation for the Mid-Term – Quiz on The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross Part 1 and 2 pOSTSCRIPT (P.S.) This past Fall

“12 Great Black Women You Should Know” [YE TUMI ACADEMY]

“12 Great African Women In History You Should-Know” Ahmose-Neferari AHMOSE-NEFERTARI “Queen Ahmose-Nefertari (circa 1570-1530 B.C.) was an active participant, along with her husband King Ahmose, in the final defeat and ejection from Africa of the hated Hyksos invaders and occupiers. As such, she was regarded as a national hero and one of the outstanding figures

“Coz Ov Money” starring Wanlov and his folks in Ghana, West Africa [MOVIESPORA]

  More info to come. was the presenter for a viewing of this film at Cal State, Los Angeles since I am friends with Dr. Msia Clark, who at the time was a prof professor of African hip hop among other topics there.She is now at Howard University. It was honored and proud to have