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Godmother of Black Art: In Memory of Artist Samella Lewis February 27, 1923-May 27, 2022 by Unity Lewis #blackart #samellalewis #unitylewis #art @UnityakaYP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Thank you to all who have checked in on me and sent condolences regarding the passing of my Grandmother Samella Lewis. I appreciate all of the love and support. Our family had been preparing for this inevitability, but still It’s saddening not to have her here with us in the physical form. She will be missed immensely. My heart is with all of those effected by her transition. We know though that she is happy to be free, and we are grateful for her blessing us with life and for sharing her life with us and all of the other people she has impacted during her stay here. Her spirit and teachings carry on and her legacy continues through all of us. Much love

#repost: Samella Lewis was an American visual artist and art historian. She has been called the “Godmother of African American Art”.

She was the first female African American to earn a doctorate in fine art and art history. Her work included creating art, teaching, and was one of the founders of the Museum of African-American Art in Los Angeles to name a few. Her Legacy Will Live On.

I was honored to capture some moments of Ms. Lewis with family and other artists. (These are Just a FEW photos) by Renata Gray

Respect and Condolences to Unity Lewis and Family on the Passing of his Grandmother Great Artist Samella Lewis

White People Are Creating Unfair Laws for California Reparations: Pay Up America Marshall Act Style Land Needed – Only Blacks with Ancestors in the USA in the 19th Century Eligibility for any slavery reparations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2022 by Brother Perspective Magazine

March 30 (Reuters) – A California task force on reparations recommends limiting any government payments to Black people whose ancestors were in the United States in the 19th century, rather than giving money to all Black people.

After a lengthy debate, the panel in the most populous U.S. state voted 5-4 on Tuesday evening to narrow the qualification for receiving compensation if the state were to create a reparation payment program in the future, local media reported.

The panel is charged with issuing recommendations on possible reparations to California’s legislature by June 2023. It began meeting monthly in June 2021, a year after legislation authorized it to study the issue.

Before the vote, Rev. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP and vice chair of the task force, told fellow members they must set an eligibility definition that reflects political realities in the United States.

“Please, please, please I beg us tonight, take the first step,” he said. “We’ve got to give emergency treatment to where it is needed.”

The conversation around reparations for Black Americans has gained traction in the wake of a national reckoning on racial inequity that followed the police killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans in recent years.

The practicality of implementation has been a matter of debate. Some question whether taxpayers can afford to pay reparations while others question how jurisdictions should determine eligibility for such programs – whether by race, ancestry or evidence of discrimination.Report ad

The California task force has yet to determine how potential recipients of reparations would be required to prove their ancestry.

Last March, the Chicago suburb of Evanston created the first reparation program in the United States. Its program offers reparation money to Black residents whose families suffered lasting damage from decades of discriminatory practices.

In January, a committee approved the first 16 applicants to receive $25,000 in the city’s reparations housing program. The applicants can use the money for home repairs, down payments or mortgage payments.

Other cities, including Chicago; Providence, Rhode Island; and Burlington, Vermont, have also created committees to look at reparations.

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Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Howard Goller

Condolences to Underground Legend: Gift of Gab / Timothy Jerome Parker [October 7, 1971- June 18, 2021] #giftofgab #hiphop #Blackalicious #music

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2021 by Brother Perspective Magazine

 

 October 7, 1971, Sacramento, CADied: June 18, 2021

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Timothy Jerome Parker, better known by his stage name Gift of Gab, was an American rapper best known for performing in the Bay Area hip hop duo Blackalicious along with DJ Chief Xcel. He was also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip hop crew and record label, and performed and recorded as a solo artist.

music: vortx of distorsun – power to the meaning feat. Odessa Brown x Ińnana Rosè + more

Posted in Black Story, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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Ideas images thoughts through everlasting peace from the knowing of self is the best way to describe vortx of distorsun’s Power to the Meaning. Revolution is to disturb and shift power from those who misuse power to those who uphold positive power. With power we are to spread righteousness, never neglecting and only giving towards balance peace and justice for all. Produced by vortx of distorsun. With guest poets Odessa Brown and Ińnana Rosè.
releases August 12, 2020
(c)7102 Joe Left Hand Records
Produced by vortx of distorsun
Mixed and recorded in watts, ca
www.joelefthandrords.com
Featuring vocals by Odessa Brown and Ińnana Rosè

Video: Infinito 2017 – Disbelief Realm of Machines (Prod by Dion Brown) #75dab @infinito2017 @joeleftpromo / Animated by Marcellous Lovelace @nappy9folics #biko70

Posted in Black Story, infinito 2017, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Infinito 2017 – Disbelief Realm of Machines (Prod by Dion Brown) Order Now: https://infinito2017.bandcamp.com/alb… 

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#joelefthandrecords Animated by Marcellous Lovelace @nappy9folics #biko70 75DAB Don’t Bite Copy or Clone, Black Music, Thinking Music, Upliftment, Revolutionary, Conscious Hip Hop, I cannot create to please other people or attempt to gain undesired attention. For me appreciation comes from likeminded energy and minds. If we connect that’s positive if not that’s even better, love yourself and create for you first is the meaning of overcoming social confusion, euro imperialism, racism and psychological destruction of the common man. 75DAB Don’t Bite Copy or Clone is a construction of sound art by Marcellous Lovelace performing as Infinito 2017 in apocalyptic colonialism. Infinito 2017 has created over 800 albums under that name and more under many self made groups, bands, crews, aliases and other unsocial ways of completion and completing creative ideas minus outside support or purpose but to service a purpose in the land of enslavement corruption and service. Inside colonialism it’s no such thing as a good life for black people when it comes to euro failure rules, please protect yourself inside this fake reality. Produced entirely by Dion Brown, Mixed by Vortx of Distorsun, recorded at Black Person in Phoenix. #infinito2017 #75dab Note: The CD and Digital Stream (Itunes Spotify etc release on 4/22/2020) Dedicated to my Cousin the Late Albert Cooper and X

Order Now: Infinito 2017 – 75DAB Don’t Bite Copy or Clone #75dab #infinito2017 @infinito2017 @joeleftpromo 4/22 #itunes

Posted in infinito 2017, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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https://infinito2017.bandcamp.com/album/75dab-dont-bite-copy-or-clone

75DAB Don’t Bite Copy or Clone, Black Music, Thinking Music, Upliftment, Revolutionary, Conscious Hip Hop, I cannot create to please other people or attempt to gain undesired attention. For me appreciation comes from likeminded energy and minds. If we connect that’s positive if not that’s even better, love yourself and create for you first is the meaning of overcoming social confusion, euro imperialism, racism and psychological destruction of the common man. 75DAB Don’t Bite Copy or Clone is a construction of sound art by Marcellous Lovelace performing as Infinito 2017 in apocalyptic colonialism. Infinito 2017 has created over 800 albums under that name and more under many self made groups, bands, crews, aliases and other unsocial ways of completion and completing creative ideas minus outside support or purpose but to service a purpose in the land of enslavement corruption and service. Inside colonialism it’s no such thing as a good life for black people when it comes to euro failure rules, please protect yourself inside this fake reality. Produced entirely by Dion Brown, Mixed by Vortx of Distorsun, recorded at Black Person in Phoenix.

Note: The CD and Digital Stream (Itunes Spotify etc release on 4/22/2020)
Dedicated to my Cousin the Late Albert Cooper and X

UNDERGROUND FEED BACK STEREO PODCAST ANTI EURO COLONIALISM IN ALL FORMS (MIXED BY ML7102) #75dab @TherealLifelong @culturepower45 @akilthemc @infinito2017 @KushShalimar @fatnicemc

Posted in Black Story, infinito 2017, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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UNDERGROUND FEED BACK STEREO PODCAST ANTI EURO COLONIALISM IN ALL FORMS (MIXED BY ML7102)  #undergroundfeedbackstereo #happensexist #fwws http://www.undergroundfeedbackstereo.com #ml7102 #75dab

Blu – Since
Infinito 2017 – Purpose and Spirit
Dion Brown – Light Snow
Mr. Skurge – TooLateForObamaCare
Nina Simone – Consummation
Mentally Aware Teaching Huemans – grain luck of the bass bush (78 bpm)
Infinito 2017 – These Styles
BLINK – Go For Yours
L.I.F.E Long feat Akil (of Jurassic 5) x Zakee – The Session
The Know (Fatnice and Kush Shalimar) The Darker Beauty
Nacrobats x Uncle Butter – Illiteration
Material ILLside – UFS Out

 

The Blaak Hand Side / Conversations on Wax with Blaak The 9th Man tomorrow night on @FaceBook Live / Friday 3/20/20 at 7pm EST @gotosoulville

Posted in Black Story, music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Check Out The Blaak Hand Side / Conversations on Wax with Blaak The 9th Man tomorrow night on FaceBook Live droppin science on some records. black

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Music: Culture Power45 X Cocoonmovemnents – “Afro Picks Vol.1” @culturepower45 @TheRealPerceeP @TherealLifelong #75dab @FredOnesTME @akilthemc @CHUCKCHILLA @snubdogg @FATCATHAYZE #culturepower45 @MCWhiteowl

Posted in Black Story, infinito 2017, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by Brother Perspective Magazine
Pre Order Now (1/20/2020): Culture Power45 X Cocoonmovemnents – “Afro Picks Vol. 1” 
LINK: https://culturepower45.bandcamp.com/album/afro-picks
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“Afro Picks Vol. 1” Culture Power 45 teams up with Cocoonmovemnents to bring you another vinyl exclusive. This time we focus on the African Diaspora and highlighting unity with a compilation of music that fits the musical renaissance of African Culture. Right on time celebrating Black History Month we present “Afro Picks Vol. 1” This compilation showcases various artists from the East Coast, West Coast, Southern and Midwest regions. This album is soulful, Jazzy with tracks that hit hard with Heavy drum percussion’s and bass. With guest appearances from Akil the emcee of Jurassic 5, Tek of Smith & Wessun, The Late Lord Superb, Infinito 2017, L.I.F.E. Long, Merc da Big Body Benz and more. This compilation is sure to be a sought out classic. With only a limited pieces of Exclusively Colored Vinyl for the collectors of African Art. Afro Picks represents the Now diving into concepts that depict, joy, struggle and pain creating the soundtrack of today’s society. Cover art by Marcellous Lovelace #75dab

Ships: February 1, 2020

SIDE A

1. Afro Flows (Intro)
Produced by Dj.Afar
2. Triple Og’s Feat (Chico Son, Sir Syl, Lord Superb (R.I.P.)) – Vernacular
Produced by HD Cardi

3. Infinito 2017 – AFC (All FAT CAPS)
Produced by Schroder

4. Writers Guild (Loer & L.I.F.E. Long) – IAM
Produced by Fred Ones

5. The Natural Truth
Produced by Fred Ones

6. Percee P –  Making Music
Produced by Chuck Chilla

SIDE B
1. Merc The Big Body Benz – Second Coming
Produced by Thanos Beats

2. Sophisticated Savage (White Owl, Rhinoceros Funk, Yahzeed Divine aka Yahzillah)) – Brothers
Produced by Silent Someone

3. Hawk Fro
Produced by Fred Ones

4. Indigo Phoenyx Feat. Innocent Flow, Tek (Smif-N-Wessun) – Still Love Her
Produced by Jewels Polaar

5. L.I.F.E. Long & FATCATHAYZE Feat. Loer – Table of Periodics
Produced by FATCATHAYZE

6. Akil The Mc (Jurassic 5) Feat. Snubnose Frankenstein – Blowing off Steam
Produced by Johnny Filter

Arranged by Fred Ones
Executive produced by L.I.F.E. Long for Cocoonmovemnents

Chicago Underground: Nacrobats – A In The Square @Mike_Eagle @mrbeasy @culturepower45 @PsalmOne @ThaioneDavis @PugsAtomz @Infinito2017 @thesselonious

Posted in infinito 2017, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2019 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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Nacrobats Is truly what Chicago underground Hip-Hop in the 90’s was about dope beats, bars, and sounding unique. Following in the footsteps of Common, All Natural and The Molemen. The Nacrobats became an institution for upcoming rappers, producers, dancers, artist, and party promoters of the time. Their DIY aesthetic and over 40+ releases (solo and as a collective) have laid the ground work for many artists there today. This compilation scratches the surface of some of the best music they recorded over the First 10 years or so. Crowd favorites and Cult classics Like Century 21, Paperz, Be like you, and Rock the world are all included. Some of the standout members featured on this compilation are Open Mike Eagle, Psalm One, Thaione Davis, Pugs Atomz, Infinito 2017, and Kenny Keyz. “Nacrobats was the precursor to today’s Chicago crews like Save Money (Vic Mensa/ Chance the Rapper) and Pivot Gang.(Saba)..in terms of being dedicated to the culture while progressing it. “ #culturepower45 #limitededition all art by Pugslee Atomz (limited bonus items for a limited time only) #nacrobats

side A
1. Century 21 (Cosmo Galactus and Rift Napalm) Prod. by Catalyst (1997)
2. Paperz (Centric I.E.) Prod. by KATO cuts by DJ Flesh One (1997)
3. Audible footage (Chips Pentium, Open Mike Eagle, Pugs Atomz) Prod. by Chips & Yoda (1997)
4. Illiteration (Uncle Butta) Prod. by Chips & Yoda (1998)
5. Be Like You (Chips Pentium) Prod. by Chips & Yoda (1998)

side B
1. En Oh Es (Vyle) Prod. by Overflo (2003)
2. Straight (P. Kaye, Krem, Pugs Atomz) Prod. by Kenny Keys (1999)
3. Staticling (OffWhyte) Prod. by OffWhyte (2000)
4. The Goodie (1993) Prod. by Kenny Keys (2010)
5. Lost World Travelin’ (Kao Ra Zin) Prod. by Kao Rahzin
6. Rock the world (Pugs Atomz, Cosmo Galactus, Psalm One, Infinito 2017, Thaione Davis) Prod. by Yoda (2003)

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