Homage to Prince with Miles Davis

This is a Billboard article written by Natalie Weiner.  It is about the collaboration of two innovative icons of the music arts, Prince and one of his most powerful influences, Miles Davis.  Titans of talent and musical creativity.  A fitting piece in the…

The Rand MacNally era of the Middle East has ended

  The Rand MacNally era of the Middle East has ended. That is an historically heavily loaded and brilliant statement.  Simple, but powerful in that it provides a context for understanding the Middle East today.  There is much more than just this, but…

China’s Muslim Theme Park

A curator of a museum of the Hui experience is faced with a difficult task. He or she must convey that Chinese Muslims have always been linked to the wider Islamic world, while still demonstrating that their primary loyalties are to the Chinese nation. The exhibits must reinforce that the Hui have always been integrated into Chinese society, while giving the impression that the Chinese Communist Party has done more to advance their status than did previous regimes.

Andean Palaces and Aymara Cultural Reclamation | video

   

Modern Bolivian Archecture was originally published on It Matters

Documentary: SECRECY

This film is about the vast, invisible world of government secrecy. By focusing on classified secrets, the government’s ability to put information out of sight if it would harm national security, Secrecy explores the tensions between our safety as a nation, and our ability to function as a democracy.

Exxon has been aware of climate change since 1977

Exxon has been aware of the impact of their industry on climate change but funded and publicized studies that contradicted their own research to mislead the public. Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a…

Monsanto GMO crops fuel economic and food poverty

Monsanto is developing and cultivating GMOs globally to address impending food shortages by producing crops used primarily for processed food, animal feed and fuel. Buzzword “GMOs”.  Not really my comfort zone, what little I had read was what I considered oversimplified, complicated, science…

Stop Blaming Teachers

“The U.S. has a tendency, when there’s an economic or social crisis, to affix unfair blame on public-school teachers.”CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY CAROLYN DRAKE / MAGNUM A reality check – about our education system, values, the blame game, manipulation, and poverty.  The entire piece is not long and is a worthy read.  It rings true and painful.…

Stop Blaming Teachers was originally published on It Matters |the site

Cop shoots into dark stairwell and…

an innocent man is dead.  Yes, the victim was an unarmed black man.  But keep reading, this event was different. First let me be clear:  I only fear 3 things: guns, cops, prison.  I am not “anti-gun”.  I am not “anti-cop”.  I fear cops because they have guns and are the first step to prison…

Cop shoots into dark stairwell and… was originally published on It Matters

A Taste of the Clinton Machine |watch your back

Voting for Hillary?  Suspicious?  Curious?  Just Dislike? This video presents a small, but important for its narative supported by documentation, example of the Clinton machine.  Stunning modus operandi.  It is an in-depth, 10-minute preview for a documentary. I’m not out to “smear” Hilliary Clinton.  That implies that I have an agenda.  Vote and support who…

A Taste of the Clinton Machine |watch your back was originally published on It Matters

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