African World Festival This Saturday August 3rd


 

AWF

August 3rd from Noon to Midnight

This year’s featured artist is India.Arie

India

African World Festival is a celebration of African-American heritage and culture held on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan at Maier Festival Park. Since its inception in 1982, the festival’s mission has been to promote and share the culture and heritage of all people of African descent with the global community.

Known as “The Meeting Place” African World Festival is not only an entertaining event but an educational experience. Come and explore the cultural village, sample a variety of ethnic foods, shop around the Marketplace, let the kids play in the Children’s Village and enjoy lots of great entertainment.
                                              (description taken from the AWF website)

From Noon to 2 pm admission is discounted

with the donation of a can of food!

For more information about this year’s African World Festival please visit:
http://www.awfmke.com/

30 Americans on Display at Milwaukee Art Museum


30 Americans logo

30 Americans on Display at Milwaukee Art Museum
June 14–September 8, 2013

(Remember 1st Thursdays are free at the MAM!!)

Milwaukee Art Museum Website http://mam.org/30-americans/

Taken from Milwaukee Art Museum description….
30 Americans is a dynamic exploration of contemporary American art. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, video, and more made by African American artists since 1970 raise questions of what it means to be a contemporary artist and an African American today. Whether addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, politics, or history—or seemingly remaining silent about them—these works offer powerful interpretations of cultural identity and artistic legacy.

Artists from 30 Americans
30 Americans is drawn from the acclaimed holdings of the Rubell Family Foundation in Miami, Florida. New Yorkers Don and Mera Rubell began acquiring contemporary art in the late 1960s. Through their friendships with living artists, particularly young artists, the Rubells collected backwards and forwards, creating networks of intergenerational influence. As a result, the works that comprise the exhibition offer a stylistic conversation among artists of different decades and generations. Minimalism, abstraction, conceptualism, performance, new media, installation art, identity politics, deconstruction, street aesthetics, and the return of figuration—every major development in contemporary art over the past four decades is represented.
Provocative, beautiful, humorous, at times painful, and always deeply compelling, 30 Americans is a dazzling presentation of some of the best art made in the last forty years—and a captivating guide to some of the most exciting talent working today.

 
Wisconsin 30 Also on Display
In conjunction with 30 Americans, the Museum presents Wisconsin 30, a parallel exhibition featuring paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, and sculpture by thirty Wisconsin African American artists. This intergenerational exhibition presents a complementary overview of the themes of race and identity explored in 30 Americans, with a focused lens on Wisconsin.

Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma (born Kevin Wayne Tate) is well known for his murals. After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nsoroma returned to Wisconsin as a freelance artist, designing three-dimensional murals on the Fond du Lac Avenue overpass. Since then, Nsoroma has painted over forty murals, including pieces in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma (born Kevin Wayne Tate) is well known for his murals. After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nsoroma returned to Wisconsin as a freelance artist, designing three-dimensional murals on the Fond du Lac Avenue overpass. Since then, Nsoroma has painted over forty murals, including pieces in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

Wisconsin 30 is organized by the Museum, in coordination with Sande Robinson, president, Milwaukee Art Museum’s African American Art Alliance, and Lynne Shumow, curator of education, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University.

http://mam.org/30-americans/wisconsin-30.php

Programs & Events in Conjunction with the Display
http://mam.org/30-americans/programs.php
Express Talk: 30 Americans
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12 PM
Explore 30 Americans in 30 minutes and discover the provocative work of some of the most important African American artists of the last three decades.
Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free with Museum admission
Panel Discussion: Why Here?
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6:15 PM
Explore the TypeFace public art project, with artists Reginald Baylor and Adam Carr, whose installations in the Harambee, Sherman Park, Lindsay Heights, and Burnham Park neighborhoods will draw on community responses to the question, why here? And hear from artists represented in Wisconsin 30, the complementary exhibition to 30 Americans, as they discuss the question in reference to their choice to remain in Wisconsin.
Lubar Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: 30 Americans
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 1:30 PM
Hear about the artists and the provocative works in the 30 Americans exhibition on a guided tour. This dynamic exploration of contemporary American art presents nearly eighty paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and videos by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. Whether addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, or politics—or, in some instances, remaining silent about them—these works offer powerful interpretations of cultural identity and artistic legacy.
Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free with Museum admission

Express Talk: 30 Americans
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 12 PM
Explore 30 Americans in 30 minutes and discover the provocative work of some of the most important African American artists of the last three decades.
Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free with Museum admission

Book Salon: The Devil Finds Work
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:30 AM
Join other book enthusiasts this summer for lively discussions at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This series features books related to the 30 Americans exhibition.
July 20: The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
August 17: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
In The Devil Finds Work, James Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance, reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. Here, too, is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.
RSVP to adults@mam.org or 414-224-3826. Books are available from the Museum Store.
Quadracci Suite
Free with Museum admission
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Art of the Now

30 Americans Website
http://www2.corcoran.org/30americans/home

The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013


FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,
WW

We Are The Drum New Season!!


We Are The Drum

We Are THe Drum Student Show Flyer

TMD Community Event: Saving Our Sons Kickoff @ Coffee Makes You Black (audio)


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January 11, 2013 – a very well attended rally took place at Coffee Makes You Black to let the community here from stakeholders interested in supporting a new campaign to support Black Males in MPS schools. The Drum was there and we wanted to share some of the audio from community leaders.

Dr. Gregory Thornton, MPS Superintendent http://themilwaukeedrum.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/thornton-11-12-13.mp3

Michelle Pitts, Owner New Pitts Mortuary

Derrik Rogers, Principal Transition High School

Denisha Tate, Boys & Girls Club Milwaukee

Why is Obama Allowing Black Americans to Be Murdered and Beaten?


Why is Obama Allowing Black Americans to Be Murdered and Beaten?

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Ethnic Cleansing in Compton California prompts Blacks to Call out Obama and Black “So-Called” Leaders.

Preface: Watch this video and you will see how things got to where we are today.

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Illegal Aliens Murdering Black Americans Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-p5UZMH6jP4

http://www.examiner.com/video/why-is-obama-allowing-americans-to-be-murdered-by-illegal-aliens

U.S. President Barack Obama Visits Connecticut Town Where Massacre Still Fresh

FYI: Ethnic cleansing started in 2008 according to the residents of Compton California. See the correlation? If not I will connect the dots for you. President Obama was elected in 2008, then giving Eric Holder the nod as Attorney General and allowing a new flexibility to guns, Fast and Furious, and Mexican cartels in America. Compton, once a Black staple hold now is overrun by hundreds of Hispanic gangs. Blacks now live in fear for their lives. Yes sure, it was not the safest place to be, but now thanks to our new regime, Blacks like our brothers and sisters in Chicago are even more “under the gun.” While this president says his “watershed” moment is Sandy Hook, Blacks are waiting for this Chocolate Savior to address them and send help their way as well.

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This story made me real upset and I do truly chalk some of it up to Obama’s Dream of allowing everyone (illegal and otherwise) rights to the kingdom with no restrictions! How else does Compton get overturned so quickly leaving Blacks so helpless and defenseless (Fast & Furious like)? Of course since these are all fake leaders and will do nothing unless there is a camera attached they will not act, they have done nothing. FINALLY this latest tragedy has caught some needed press and may prove to be the final straw that brings the black residents help and safety. After all we are talking about COMPTON CALIFORNIA. Yeah NWA, Icecube, Snoop, Dr. Dre and “dem.” That Compton! California dreamin and so on. Well not anymore! Can you say “que todo fue un sueño” …….”it was all a dream”

Well actually a nightmare!

So I am presenting this story so that you too now know and can help our family and put the pressure on. I also leave you with one question. What does this do for Black and Hispanic relations? Where are Hispanic leaders on this and why are they not in the streets fighting this and these gangs and calling this out from every street corner. Where are their leaders and why are they not stepping this up from their end?

Peace Fam,

WW

 

Black Americans Are Systematically Suffering Violent, Racially Motivated Attacks: Where Are Jesse, Al & Toure?

Written By : John Hawkins
January 28, 2013

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If you listen to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Toure, Melissa Harris-Perry and the other professional race hustlers out there, you’d think conservatives are the new KKK. That’s because according to them, opposing Barack Obama’s policies, being against voter fraud, and opposing Affirmative Action are the equivalent of lynching black Americans. Well now, we have thugs systematically engaging in KKK style racially motivated violence against black Americans — in areas completely controlled by the Democrat Party — and you could hear a pin drop on the Left.

The trouble began soon after they arrived.

The black family—a mother, three teenage children and a 10-year-old boy—moved into a little yellow home in Compton over Christmas vacation.

When a friend came to visit, four men in a black SUV pulled up and called him a “nigger,” saying black people were barred from the neighborhood, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. They jumped out, drew a gun on him and beat him with metal pipes.

It was just the beginning of what detectives said was a campaign by a Latino street gang to force an African American family to leave.

The attacks on the family are the latest in a series of violent incidents in which Latino gangs targeted Blacks in parts of greater Los Angeles over the last decade.

…Federal authorities have alleged in several indictments in the last decade that the Mexican Mafia prison gang has ordered street gangs under its control to attack African Americans. Leaders of the Azusa 13 gang were sentenced to lengthy prison terms earlier this month for leading a policy of attacking African American residents and expelling them from the town.

Similar attacks have taken place in Harbor Gateway, Highland Park, Pacoima, San Bernardino, Canoga Park and Wilmington, among other places. In the Compton case, sheriff’s officials say the gang appears to have been acting on its own initiative.

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Sheriff’s detectives said Friday they had arrested Jeffrey Aguilar, 19, of Gardena and Efren Marquez, 21, of Rialto, both alleged members of the Compton Varrio 155 gang, and are continuing to look for more assailants.

…The gang members were gone by the time deputies arrived, but they kept coming back, almost daily, driving by slowly until they got someone’s attention, then yelling racial insults and telling them to leave. The mother sent the children to live with relatives and is now packing up to leave herself.

“This gang has always made it clear they have a racial hatred for black people,” said Westin, who has worked in the area for more than two decades. “They justify in their own sick minds because of their rivalry with the Compton black gangs. They repeatedly used racial epithets, they use racial hatred graffiti and they tag up the black church a lot.”

The professional race hustlers aren’t making this sort of thing into a big issue because they can’t raise money off it. It also would lead to their getting in fights with the Hispanic race hustlers, they’d have to talk up the police, admit that some people belong in jail — and they’d also have to get in a fight over illegal immigration. What percentage of these thugs standing on people’s lawns and calling them n*ggers are illegal aliens? The numbers aren’t small. It wouldn’t be a shocker if half of them are here illegally. But, once you start getting into how Americans are robbed, raped, and murdered as a consequence of our federal government’s willful decision not to control our borders, then there are a lot of people uncomfortable

It is a disgrace that black Americans should have to worry about racist gangs killing them over their skin color because liberal political correctness prevents us from doing what we have to do to keep them safe. Compton needs some Rudy Giuliani-style aggressive police work. The whole city should be flooded with police officers, they should be aggressively targeting these gangs, and we should be looking to put every gang member we can find there in jail here, if they’re American or in jail in their home country, if they’re illegal. No American should have to be afraid to walk into his own front yard, walk to the store, or live in fear of gangs. With all the money we spend on taxes, surely we should have enough to police cities like Compton. If we don’t, maybe Big Bird could skip a few lobster dinners and we could put the money into keeping American citizens safe from the Mexican Mafia. To me, that seems like a better use of the money.

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http://www.rightwingnews.com/crime/black-americans-are-systematically-suffering-violent-racially-motivated-attacks-wheres-jesse-al-toure/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexican-gangs-trying-to-run-black-families-out-of-southern-california  

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Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.

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The Murder of Tonya Reaves


 

Black Pro-Lifers Rally Around Planned Parenthood’s Latest Victim Tonya Reaves

Planned Parenthood waited five hours to contact 911 for emergency assistance…

“The tragedy in Chicago should never have happened,” she said. “That facility was not medically equipped to handle a surgical late term abortion. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, and women’s issues to champion reasonable medical standards.”

by Steven Ertelt | Chicago, IL | LifeNews.com | 8/1/12 6:30 PM

The top black pro-life leaders in the country are rallying around a young woman who was victimized by an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago that ultimately took her life.

With documents showing Planned Parenthood waited five hours to contact 911 for emergency assistance, they say an immediate investigation is needed.

“Abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation, has left a trail of dead women and over 54 million babies in its wake where, disproportionately, thirty five percent of those dead babies are Black,” several pro-life African-American leaders said in a joint statement.

“Planned Parenthood has long maintained abortion is a safe option for women. They keep pictures of coat hangers before the public, assuring America that keeping abortion legal will protect women from harm. Yet, in 1972, Planned Parenthood funneled money to psychologist Harvey Karman who worked with (recently indicted Philadelphia “House of Horrors” abortionist) Kermit Gosnell to implement a “super-coil” abortion method on 15 black pregnant women,” they explained. “These low-income women, all in their second trimester, were bussed from Chicago to Philadelphia for this “safe” procedure. Nine of these women were seriously harmed during the violent experiment, including one who had to have a hysterectomy.”

“Today, just like then, women’s lives and health are never the concern of Planned Parenthood and other abortionists,” they added.

Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation spoke out on the case: “Pro-abortion activists like to call abortion ‘reproductive justice,’ but we can only call this reproductive death. In the inverted and violent world of pro-abortion activism, ‘justice’ inflicts harm upon the weaker and the defenseless — the unborn.”

Stephen Broden, Senior Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship, added: “The recent death of Tonya Reaves in Chicago is only one example of the tragic havoc Planned Parenthood has wreaked across America. They are a threat to our women, children and ultimately our survival. Their influence and presence must be removed from our community.”

While pro-abortion journalists claim conservatives are making this political. Catherine Davis, Founder and President of the Restoration Project, finds the accusation repugnant.

“The tragedy in Chicago should never have happened,” she said. “That facility was not medically equipped to handle a surgical late term abortion. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, and women’s issues to champion reasonable medical standards.”

Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation and the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, added: “At a minimum, Planned Parenthood was criminally negligent when they left Tonya bleeding in their facility for more than five hours. Planned Parenthood’s lack of action demonstrates a depraved indifference for the life of this young woman. Planned Parenthood must be held accountable for the death of Tonya Reaves.”

And Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Urban Outreach for Protecting Black Life said, “Surely the African-American community will wake up and stop giving Planned Parenthood a pass. Too many of our women and children have been butchered at their hands.”

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/01/black-pro-lifers-rally-around-planned-parenthood-abortion-victim/

http://www.freedomsjournal.net/2012/08/01/black-pro-life-coalition-calls-for-planned-parenthood-accountability-in-chicago-death/

Peace Family,

WW

 

Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, and Black Bloggers Connect.

Contact info:

2wonder2woman (Twitter)

411wonderwoman@gmail.com