Archive for November, 2008

Dispatch 25 – Mumbai Attacks and Shout Out From Ahmedabad

Dispatches

The entire drama in Mumbai is being played out on the tv non-stop. The stand off between the police, the military and the gunmen has exceeded more than 12 hours. It’s weird because, unlike the states where the media and bystanders are cordoned off from the scene of an incident, folks are standing accross the […]

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Skye is Safe

Uncategorized

Hello everyone, Skye is still in India but 500 miles away from Mumbai and very SAFE. -t

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Coming Up: Annual India Trip

Dispatches

I am excited about making my 8th annual trip to India. Typically I travel in the north but will add new destinations in the southern region of Gujarat State. Gujarat State is where the 2002 communal riots between Muslim and Hindus occurred. The riots displaced tens of thousands refugees whose misery continues to be compounded […]

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Soul School

Culture

Soul School is a weekly music program that airs every Sunday night on Budapest’s Radiocafe — hosted by none other than Michael Simmons. On Soul School, Michael takes listeners on a tour through the music born of the fusion between African American rhythm and blues and gospel music, known as soul music. Tune in to […]

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Sweet Passage Miriam Makeba

Culture, Global Sisterhood

1932–2008 My heart weeps cuz I’m gonna miss this sistah’s spirited voice here on earth. Makeba personified Black woman dignity, grace, power and creativity. Truly a role model and s-hero for me. I kiss your feet Mama Afrika. Links BBC News Soweto Blues-Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba – The Click Song 1966 Miriam Makeba – Pata […]

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A Conversation with Toni Morrison

Culture, Events

City Arts & Lectures presents an onstage conversation with Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison In conversation with Michael Krasny Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco Friday, November 21, 2008 at 8 pm. Tickets: $23. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, editor and professor, Toni Morrison is best known for her richly detailed and epic novels. In her last […]

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Rhythm Sistas – Drum Circle

Culture, Events

Host: Sandy Mills, Mar Stevens, Charlene Gumbs & Monica Anderson Location: The Noodle Factory 1255 26th Street, Oakland, CA When: Saturday, November 15, 1:00PM to 4:00PM Phone: (510) 381-0844 E-mail: imaniblessed@yahoo.com When we drum – we send out waves of healing rhythm! Bring your drum and your positive energy! Become part of a circle of […]

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Dispatch #24: Obama Mania In Paris!

Dispatches

One of the local newspaper reports that over 84% of Parisians support the election of Barack Obama as US president. The report only confirms what I’ve witnessed with my own eyes and ears since the election. Folks are JUBLILANT, ESCATIC and ELATED by the election results because it gives them hope of getting rid of […]

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Skye’s Festival Picks (Cineffable)

Culture, Dispatches, En Français

Inkanyezi Yobusuku/ Night Star Fiction. Afrique du Sud. 2007. Couleur. 13′. VO : Anglais, ST : Français. Distr. : Out in Africa La tradition veut que les jeunes filles Zoulous soient isolées pour un temps de repos et de contemplation lorsqu’elles ont leurs règles. Mais les rêves de Lindiwe sont perturbés par son désir pour […]

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Dispatch #23: Cineaffable Shout Out

Dispatches, En Français, Global Sisterhood

Les salutations à toutes les femmes gentilles que j’ai rencontrée à Cineaffable. Vous tout sait lancer un parti !  Les salutations spéciales à Mari, Peggy, Patricia et Celine (Serial Kisser).   Mari, festival volunteer and Skye with fete ticket.  Good to go! Link: Céline Tiberghien Contributes To Lesbian Visibility – French | English

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