Friday, January 30, 2015
I must see this film. The images, music, and people are beautiful. I really want to know who these people are. "These images of "Timbuktu" quietly, passionately argue for the richness of life against the intolerance of those who would suffocate it." -- The Associated Press
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 1/30/2015 02:14:00 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I just found out about this amazing magzine in Charlotte, written and sold by homeless people. It's called "Speak Up." Check it out. More to come.
From the Speak Up website:
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 1/28/2015 11:23:00 AM
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Friday, January 09, 2015
Here is my Cameroonian brother, Jean Kue, praising the Lord, along with some Congolese sisters and brothers in Ottawa, Ontario. The song is in Lingala and it's called "Zambe Malamo" (God is great.) I hope it warms your heart and makes you rejoice like I did.
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 1/09/2015 03:09:00 PM
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
I just faxed my high school diploma somewhere and I noticed that they have my parents listed as "Robert and Mary Benjamin." Why do people always translate my dad's name to Robert? It's just plain old "Bobby." That's what his mama named him.
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 1/06/2015 11:01:00 AM
Thursday, January 01, 2015
These black eyed peas are the best I've ever made (if I do say so myself). I'm having seconds now! Yes, that's right -- there's no meat here baby.
On the menu:
Sweet potato salad
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Corn on the Cob
Black Eyed Peas
Yum! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 1/01/2015 04:45:00 PM
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Here's what I'm listening to as I drive around town, and just outside of town:
"Shoki Shoki" - Femi Kuti
"Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits"
"Lewis Taylor" - Lewis Taylor
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - Gil Scott Heron
"Here, My Dear" - Marvin Gaye
"Ali and Toumani" - Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
|Ali Farka Toure|
"A Love Surreal" - Bilal
"Talk to Me" - Motion Picture Soundtrack ("Talk to Me")
"It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" - Public Enemy
"Fear of a Black Planet" - Public Enemy
"Black Messiah" - D'Angelo
"Suite for Ma Dukes" - Miguel Atwood Ferguson & Carlos Nino
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 12/31/2014 02:39:00 PM