Archive for October, 2008

A Bloody Path To The Ballot Box

Global Sisterhood, Uncategorized

I vote because so many have sacrificed so much for me and mine. Telegenic Black Male Manufactured Charismatic Leadership I neither support nor oppose Barack Obama and have really come to resent the assumption that my vote for him is a given. The names of Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell came up in discussions on […]

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Rhythm Sistas Drumming Lesson & Session

Culture, Events, For Fun

Bay Area sistern come get your DRUM MEDICINE on. I’ll be there! —- Announcement Lets Do It Again! (Sat. OCT 25th 1-5pm) Rhythm Sistas Drumming Lesson & Session Lets do it again! Rhythm Sistas Drumming Lesson & Session If you know the sweet sensation of the drum & positive energy of the dance – then […]

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Marriage Equality and Homophobia in African American Churches

Events

Announcement: Marriage Equality and Homophobia in African American Churches Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:30 am to 11:00 am Location Mudd 100 Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA BREAKFAST PROVIDED Many of our Brothers and Sisters are suffering from the homophobia that is a serious problem in society at large and within the […]

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Dispatch #22 – Darkie Toothpaste Sighting At Beijing Airport

Dispatches

To my absolute shock and dismay while going through the security checkpoint in Beijing Capital Airport I spotted a partially used tube of Darkie toothpaste amongst the confiscated liquid and creams bin near the x-ray machines. Links: Darlie Colgate to Rename a Toothpaste Atomic Bomb Cinema: Mouth Jazz Toothpaste, aka Darkie Toothpaste and Black Face […]

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Dispatch #21: Beijing Lunch

Dispatches

The ginger garlic crumb shrimp was DELICIOUS! Wo Bu Yau Xiea Xiea (translation “no thank you”) The fish was served whole, then the head was returned to the table for plundering by my hosts. I had to take a pass cuz Nemo kept staring back at me with those jagged teeth! Too much… Not Your […]

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Dispatch #20: Zhongxing (Androgyny) and Censorship

Dispatches

I read with amusement this China Daily News commentary on Li Yunchun, an American Idol type celebrity in China.  Note the opaque references to her non-traditional appearance.  Interestingly all the Google image websites and non-Chinese sites were blocked by the censors. “Lee’s non-feminine appearance, and her vigor and devotion on stage, has created a different […]

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Dispatch #19: Beijing, Peoples Republic of China – Redux

Dispatches

Niahao! (Hello) I can hardly believe it’s been only seven months since my maiden trip to China. In the spring, Beijing was abuzz with Olympic fever– now that the party is over it seems the city is basking in the after glow. This uncharacterically clear sunny weather is perfect for sightseeing and walking about. Hotel […]

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Coming Up: Beijing, Peoples Republic of China

Dispatches

Travelogue, dispatch and photos. LINKS About Beijing Beijing Beat: Women Make Noise Skye Gallery (China) Dispatch #15 – Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

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Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble (SYTE)

Culture, Events

SYTE is a terrific ensemble! Ellen Reiko Bepp, a principal drummer with the ensemble is sheer poetry in motion. Don’t miss this free performance. Upcoming Performance Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Target Family Day – Free Outdoor Event 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 11am to 4 pm
 SYTE performs from 12 noon to 12:50 pm
 Esplanade Stage […]

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