Tuesday, July 29, 2008

List Serve

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I need your help. I started putting together a list of the artists,
musicians, photographers,
filmmakers, actors, who share our
vision for the "non profit".

The working rule that I used is that these are artists who, take
intellectual
risks, can use our support and share our vision of
diverse representations of African
Americans in entertainment.
(If you can help me clean that sentence up a bit, please do. It
seems a bit clunky).


Men (music)

De La Soul
Dwele
Lupe Fiasco
Little Brother
Mos Def
Nas

Jay Electronica
Jazzy Jeff
The Roots
Talib Kweli


Women (Music)
Amel
Black Lily Foundation
Chrisette Michelle
Erykah Badu
Floetry
Jill Scott
M.I.A
Santo Gold

Groups
J Davey

Photographers
Carrie Mae Weems
Gordon Parks

Filmmakers
Gina Prince-Bythewood- Love and Basketball
Christopher Scott Cherot- Have Plenty
Saana Hamri- Something New
Leslie Harris- Just Another Girl on the IRT
Spike Lee- Do the Right Thing
Kasi Lemons - Eves Bayou
Sterling Macer Junior- Park Day
Vanessa Middleton- 30 Years to Life
Cauleen Smith- Drylongso

Organizations
The Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective
The Center for Young Womens Development
Center on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
The Door
Prop 36.org
Rap Coalition
Sustainable South Bronx
Sisters in Cinema


Policies that Affect Black Families Disproportionaly
(Working List of Policies that we will lobby against)
Gun Free Schools Act of 1994
The Rockefeller Drug Act
3 Strikes
Mandatory Minimums (Crack Sentencing)

Please add on in the comments, along with their respective category.

Another question. I am thinking of building into the website, a location
where moms/dads can share solutions they have found, related to parenting
(dealing with the court, dealing with child's teachers, learning disabilities,
discipline, budgenting, dealing with the police).
If you are a parent and a reader, what would encourage/discourage
you from using such a forum?

20 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...
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pathanapong said...

Men (music)
Ise Lyfe

Women (music)
Janelle Monae

Film
Byron Hurt - Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Lou said...

Killer Mike...I know his name may be unbecoming for what you're looking for, but the message is there. I'll come back with more when I'm not dead tired. peace.

IsaacNoah said...

music:

men
Blackalicious

women
Jean Grae

Model Minority said...

women
Jean Grae
==========
Yo IMMMMMMMMMMM SOOOO SLIPPING.

FIRST of all, she IS WHO INSPIRED THIS 'Ish.

Second...I saw her in the park @ the Black Punk Festival three weekends ago, but she was busy and I ain't wanna intrude....DAMN...Feeling like a dork homie.

Courtney said...

Women:
Amanda Diva
Goapele
Jill Scott
Ledsi
Algebra
Estelle
Free
Esperanza Spaulding
Solange

Men:
Wale
Consequence
Kid Cudi
Murs
Q-Tip
Lenny Kravitz
Black Spade
KRS-One
Davey D
Saul Williams

Groups:
Tanya Morgan
Gnarles Barkley
The Hieroglyphics
The Pharcyde
Black Sheep
Arested Development
Digable Planets

Anybody on the Afro-Punk roster.
More later...

Courtney said...

men:
Dwele
luda
jasiri x
mikkey halsted
Rev. Run
Bilal
Deloach
PE
vikter duplaix
del the funky homosapien
anthony david
the cool kids

women:
the simmons sisters
bahamadia
maya azucena
conya doss
sy smith
lina
queen latifah

groups:
Strange Fruit Project
nappy roots

Model Minority said...

Courtney. You a beast.

Can't believe I forgot Goap.

tbinta said...

Women (Music)

Mystic

She's still doing her music thing but she has been going to school the past couple years. She wants to open a school in Oakland and we all know she's always been about uplifting community.

Men (Music)

The Coup

Edgar C. said...

joell ortiz

and

definitely jean grae need to be on the list...

Model Minority said...

F-CK.

HOW I missed mystic AND the COUP.

Dude.

Oakland. Pass REvoked.

Triple B said...

I'd like to add some.

Music (Women):
Stacy Epps
Muhsinah
Maya Azucena
Jazmine Sullivan
Esperanza Spalding
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Wunmi
Tiombe Lockhart

Groups:
HEAVy

Artists:
Jeremy Love (Bayou - check zudacomics.com)

Photographers:
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Carla Williams

Filmmakers:
Mya B. (Baker, I think)

Luisa said...

Men:
Andre 3000
Common

Women:
Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes

Groups:
The Roots
Sa-Ra Creative Partners

Filmmakers:
Hype Williams

Courtney said...

Groups:
Dead Prez
A-Alikes
Kidz in the Hall

Men:
Immortal Technique

BP said...

Orgs:

FUREE (Families United for Racial & Economic Equality) Brooklyn

The Point Community Development Corporation

-BP

tbinta said...

Organizations

Just Cause Oakland
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Ella Baker Center
Books Not Bars
Prisoners Of Consciousness Committee (P.O.C.C.)
Youth Uprising
Hip Hop Congress


Men (Music)

Rico Pabon
Spearhead
Martin Luther
Codany Holiday
Paris
Azeem
Spear Of The Nation

Women (Music)

Jennifer Johns
Mia Zuniga
Femi
Melina Jones

Groups (Music)

Aqualibre/O-Maya
Lunar Heights

veronica said...

I am assuming since you included MIA they don't have to be black?

Invincible: not only a killer female MC, but she's a huge community activist in Detroit, on behalf of dropouts, those displaced by gentrification, LGBT youth, you name it. Her rhymes are mad intelligent, too.

veronica said...

Oh, and Invincible also released her record on her own label, refusing to be signed and made into a 'female Eminem' or a glorified video ho.

Orgs: Detroit Summer

Model Minority said...

Yeah.

Actually, Brown Femi Power Speaking about invincible inspired me to do this list. That, along with Jean Grae talking bout she ain't go rap no more.

Thank you for mentioning.

Nikel Montsage said...

Film:
Haile Gerima- Sankofa

Men (music):
Black Violin
anyone associated with the Temple of Hip-Hop

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