|Cheesecake mixed with Root Beer Float, with sprinkles on top.|
|"Untitled" by Rothko|
|"Triptich" by Rothko|
Back in October, Quvenzhané Wallis received the New Hollywood Award at the Hollywood Film Awards, joining the ranks of previous recipients like Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabourey Sidibe and Felicity Jones. Her acceptance speech from the night was recently released on YouTube and we can not stop smiling. From a sassy six year old from Houma, Louisiana to a confident and grounded young girl on the Hollywood stage, we are so proud of our Hushpuppy!
“As many know, the Chinese expression for "crisis" consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for "danger," the second the symbol for "opportunity."―-Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
"I tried to tell ya! -- but y'all didn't wanna listen to me."
If you have early voting in your state I would like to challenge you to get up early and vote this Saturday! Get with your friends and make it an outing, meet for breakfast afterward, or a play date in the park for your kids.
The election is so important -- more important than just the 1st black President which is what the opposition wants you to think.
How about health care, taxes, education, the future of Social Security and Medicare, affirmative action -- even our right to vote! There is so much on the line we can’t be caught sleeping.
Please get out and vote as soon as you can!!!!
Peace and Blessings,
-- A current and valid photo identification; or -- A copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document Note: Early voting (also known as One Stop Voting) is available from October 18, 2012 to November 3, 2012.Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)! Visit Election Protection: You Have the Right to Vote! for more detailed information about your right to vote in North Carolina. Source: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
|Huh?... Ya see? Didn't I tell ya?|
|Hushpuppy and her dad brave a|
Katrina-like storm in this fantasy film,
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Biden is Dixieland swing, Obama is Miles Davis. Biden's a banana split, Obama is grapefruit sorbet. Biden's a bubble bath, Obama a dip in a Minnesota lake. In the coming campaign for the hearts and minds of America’s remaining undecided voters, the hearts part is Biden’s brief.
|Drumming for Obama|
at CarolinaFest 2012
|Waiting for the|
band to play
|Checking out the art at the|
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
|Dictating and writing as performance art.|
Gigi's postcard to Obama
|End of performance: Gigi puts her stamp on|
her postcard to Obama.
-- We got to hear some live music including West End Mambo, Jeff Bridges, and James Taylor. (I’m so sorry that we missed Anthony Hamilton sing the national anthem. I didn’t know until TODAY that he was scheduled to sing yesterday.)
-- Entrance to most of the museums was free and so we ventured into both the Mint Museum (one of our favorites) and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
-- We got lots of exercise! We had to walk from the Park and Ride area to the LYNX, and many blocks to get to the festival and through all the festival events. Phew!
-- Our attendance at CarolinaFest confirmed my decision to watch the DNC activities on TV, like folks in other parts of the country. I wouldn’t want to be in the middle of all that commotion for four days!
-- Gigi participated in a performance art project, staged by an assistant professor of art at UNC Greensboro, Sheryl Oring, at which the public was invited to dictate a postcard to the President. Oring organized a pool of typists at the Bechtler Museum, who asked Gigi and lots of other visitors what they would wish to say to the President if they could talk to him. The visitors dictated their responses as the typists, all dressed in 1960s style dresses and makeup, typed the responses on small sheets of white paper, using manual typewriters. The original copy of the postcards will be sent to the White House. I won’t divulge Gigi’s response entirely, but it had to do with supporting President Obama because of Romney and his policy ideas.
-- We tried to do this Presidential Experience tour on Friday, but it started raining and we couldn’t find the place – we walked for blocks and blocks looking for it. Maybe we’ll have more luck, when the parking ban is lifted uptown and we can actually park closer to the place.
|Dallas County (Alabama) Sheriff Jim Clark points a billy club and electric prod as he tells African-American voting demonstrators to move from in front of the Dallas Courthouse. (1960s photo)|
A: Well, I’ll say affordable housing for all. I’d say a great education system. A levee system that is sound. A lot of people have a lot of questions about how safe those levees are, even after Katrina. It’s what you want for any city to prosper.Watch Shelton Shakespear Alexander perform "Will You Be There?" in "When the Levees Broke":
How to See the Film: Carr plans to show He Ain’t Heavy, winner of the Nashville Film Festival’s Tennessee Spirit Award for Best Feature Film, at other college campuses this year and plans a theatrical release of the film next year. This Saturday, August 18 at 6 p.m., the film will be shown at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta at the W-Hotel. Check out the He Ain't Heavy Website
The future of our continent is inextricably linked with that of the rest of humanity, the world over. Africa must therefore take its rightful place among nations of the world as an equal reliable partner, and full member of the international community.The new AU Commission leader has four years as leader of the organization to make her case.
RUN AWAY from his Master's Plantation, in the Parish of St. James's Goose Creek, a lusty Negro Man named Hercules, he formerly used to wait on his Master in Charlestown, and is now by Trade a Cooper [barrel maker]. He had on when he went away a blue Duffils Jacket, a pair of ozenbrig Breeches, and speaks very good English. Whoever apprehends and brings him either to the said Plantation in Goose-Creek, or to his Master Robert Hume on Charlestown Neck, shall receive 5 [lb] reward, besides the usual Allowance for Mileage. Robert Hume
RUN AWAY from the Plantation of Isaac Porcher on Wassamsaw, a new Angola Negro Man, named Clawss, he is a small Fellow, and very black, he had on when he went away a Breeches, Jacket and Cap of white Plains, pretty much worn and dirty, any Person who shall apprehend the said Negro Man, and bring him to his Master, or to Goal in Charlestown, or give Information so as he may be had again, shall receive 2 [lb] reward and all Charges paid by Isaac Porcher. N.B. As there is an abundance of Negroes in the Province of that Nation, he may chance to be harbour'd among some of them, therefore all Masters are desire to give notice of their Slaves who shall receive the same reward, if they take up the said Run-away.
|1859 RUNAWAY SLAVE PATROL BADGE N.C.|
|Photo by Anonymous|
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.-- Dawna Markova
|Crystal and Sarah|
My Voter Registration Cohorts