Animating the Archive: John Coltrane On Giant Steps and Being A Force For Good

I think music is an instrument. It can create the initial thought pattern that can create a change, you see, in the thinking of the people. – John Coltrane I don’t know what rock I’ve been under, but this morning I was introduced to what the present and future looks like for transmedia storytelling, digital historiography and digital archives–at […]

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CFP: #DigitalBlackness Conference at Rutgers University–April 22-23, 2016

Digital Blackness aims to: bring together scholars, students, activists, and artists from a range of fields and disciplines to interrogate the many new modes, customs, and arrangements of racial identity as they are mediated through digital technologies. Originally posted by Mark Anthony Neal on New Black Man . CFP: #DigitalBlackness Conference Rutgers University | New Brunswick, New Jersey […]

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Josephine Superstar: Phylicia Rashad Before Clair Huxtable

Phylicia (Ayers-Allen) Rashad, best known for her role as THE Clair Hanks Huxtable on the hit sitcom The Cosby Show (1984-1992), has had a successful performance career acting and singing for film, television as well Broadway. However, NOTHING says “check my resume boo!” like happening upon a vinyl cover of Rashad donning an artificial banana skirt like the great Josephine Baker while perusing […]

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