August 26, 2014
"Who Killed Vincent Chin?" (1987), "Vincent Who?" (2009) - Documentary

The murder of Michael Brown by the police in Ferguson, MO brings back memories for Asian Americans of another murder, that of Vincent Chin some 32 years ago in Detroit, MI. Vincent’s murder case became a turning point in galvanizing the Asian American community to take action and becoming…

August 26, 2014

Brink (Short Film)

August 24, 2014
Skin Deep (2010) - Documentary

Skin Deep is a 2010 documentary from the Smithsonian Channel that follows the work of anthropologist Nina Jablonski and other scientists as they try to discover the story of the evolutionary development of human skin pigment. Skin Deep traces the story of human skin evolution back to our early c…

August 24, 2014

Shabazz Palaces — “#CAKE” 

August 24, 2014
Around The Way 8-23-2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization Democracy Now Headlines – August 22nd, 2014 [Democracy Now] Democracy Now – “Black Life Is Treated with Short Worth”: Talib Kweli & Rosa Clemente on Michael Brown Shooting Orlando Jones puts…

August 23, 2014
On The Scope 8-23-2014

FKA twigs LP1 stream FKA Twigs “Pendulum” FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” - London based singer/songwriter FKA twigs recently released her debut album LP1. The album has a sound that can be described as sensual, ethereal, emotional, soulful, electrified, ambient and evocative….

August 16, 2014
Eddie Colla’s “Atavisms” opening August 22

Oakland, California artist Eddie Colla is having an opening at Ian Ross Gallery for his fresh collection of work entitled “Atavisms.” According to the press release, “atavism” is a biological term defined as “an ancestral trait that reappears even though it seemed t…

August 16, 2014
Around The Way 8-15-2014

Democracy Now August 15, 2014 headlines [Democracy Now] Democracy Now - The killing of Michael Brown: Missouri police shooting of unarmed black teen sparks days of protests (8-12-2014) Standoff in Ferguson, a New York Times short online documentary Meet 4 other unarmed black men killed by US p…

August 16, 2014

Vince Staples

"Blue Suede"

August 14, 2014
On The Scope 8-14-2014

The Underachievers Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium stream The Underachievers “Chrysalis” The Flatbush, Brooklyn, NYC Hip-Hop duo: The Underachievers (AK and Issa Gold) recently released their debut studio album called Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium, a heady album with …