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The Family Stand: Fighting "Incestuous Creativity"

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  L to R: V. Jeffrey Smith, Sandra St. Victor, Peter Lord Tomorrow marks the start of the three-day countdown to the next BoldasLIVE and The Family Stand.  I realize that I’ve been running under the assumption that everyone knows who they are, but it’s just that: An assumption.  So, here’s a little preview of [...]

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Preview: Michaela angela Davis on The Family Stand, "our generation's great band"

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I’ve gotten a lot of calls and e-mails about the upcoming BoldasLIVE event this Sunday, September 16 featuring The Family Stand.  One of the consistent questions is, “What’s an ‘Urbanista’?”  So, rather than try to explain Michaela and all of her fabulousness, I thought I’d let you hear it directly from her. I passed the [...]

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Art Exhibit: Forgive?

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If you’re looking for something cultural to check out tomorrow afternoon, visit the opening of Laylah Amatullah Barrayn’s exhibit.  This is a group show that she’s curating and all of the works included "contemplate the notion of forgiveness through depictions of ideas, moments and faith." Sunday, September 9, 20073:00pm – 6:00pmThe Gallery at Harriet’s Alter [...]

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He's right

For those of you who have an interest in the business of music and, if you don’t read him already, you really should check out Bob Lefsetz.  His is definitely an opinionated view of what’s ailing the music industry.  Many of his post sound like rants.  But, for the most part, he’s on point. Take [...]

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BoldasLIVE: Nona Hendryx performs "Transformation"

One of the highlights, of course, was the performance section.  Here, Nona is joined by guitarist extraordinaire Ronny Drayton and bassist Warren McRae.  This completely shot the energy in the room through the roof.

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Did you hear?

After receiving their Grammy, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith shouted: “You kids need to start some rock bands.  We need more rock bands!” “You kids” includes black boys and girls.  Let’s assume he was talking to our kids, too.

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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