Reparations Interim Report Released
The proposed remedies range from the specific to the vague. One specific remedy by would “prohibit for-profit prison companies from operating within the system (i.e. companies that control phone calls, emails, and other communications)” and another to “provide funding for free tuition to California colleges and universities.”
A South African Liberator’s Story in His Own Language
Now in 2022, the 90th year since Plaatje died, the biography “Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje - Morata Baabo” by Modiri Molema is being published for the first time in the language in which it was written. Plaatje traveled in Europe and North America, and exchanged letters with WEB Du Bois and Tuskegee Institute's Robert Russa Moton.
International Conference on James Baldwin
La Maison Baldwin’s International Conference on James Baldwin proceedings will be recorded for the creation of a post-conference archive of contemporary thinking on James Baldwin, to be made available to the public by subscription and free to high schools and universities worldwide.
Yesteryear’s Redlining Means Environmental Racism Today
Redlined communities were also targeted—and are still—for industrial development unlike the affluent suburbs nearby. Overrun with manufacturing facilities, highways and warehouses, they face what is known as the “urban heat island” effect and suffer from warmer temperatures due to heat-trapping structures, pavement and cement. They also lack green infrastructure like trees and cooling canopy cover.
Architectural Guide for Sub-Saharan Africa
The Guide includes illustrated texts by more than 350 authors from Africa and across the globe. Among the six volumes are 49 chapters, with each chapter focusing on one country. I reviewed three of those chapters, Gambia, South Africa, and Kenya. Photo: Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
With many events now online and in-person, we will for now keep the events listed by subject instead of by city. If you would like them listed differently, let us know. In themeantime, you have until Sun, Jun 19 to see Alvin Ailey's Revelations for free online. The Freedom House Museum’s grand opening is Mon, Jun 20 in Alexandria, VA and in Boston, the Roxbury Film Festival starts Thu, Jun 23.
One Instagram follower replied to the church notice post that he would prefer seeing two men with guns. A few days later, police arrested 31 White Nationalist, aged 20 to 40, with riot gear at an Idaho Pride event. Monkeypox is no longer in the headlines, but our subscribers and web readers made the story number one and are better prepared to deal with it.