Thursday, May 31, 2007

Not Your Parents MTV: Music Videos From Hell! Opening Reception - Thursday June 28, 6-8 pm

Opening Reception - Thursday June 28, 6-8 pm
From: June 28 - July 28, 2007
Postmasters Gallery
459 W 19 Street
New York, NY 10011
phone 212 727 3323

Not Your Parents MTV: Music Videos from Hell

June 28 - July 28, 2007
opening reception Thursday, June 28 6-8 pm

- a group exhibition featuring unorthodox music videos and related projects by the following artists:

I'm a Slave 4U
The Super N Word

Because Washington is Hollywood for Ugly People

Diva Reincarnation

Shotgun Piano

Abe and Mo Sing the Blogs

Karaoke Death Match 100
25 Concrete Examples Why John Cage Is Not Our Father

Friday, May 04, 2007

"Will the real..." Video and Objects @ Fivemyles Brooklyn.

"Will the real..." Video and Objects
558 St.Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Featuring Artists:

Michael Paul Britto
Wayne Hodge
Zach Rockhill

May 6 through June 10th, 2007
Opening: Sunday, May 6, 4 to 7pm
Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 1-6 pm

Directions: Take 2, 3, 4 trains to Franklin Ave. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin.
Turn left into St. Johns Place. Walk 3/4 block to 558 St Johns Place.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The NAACP To Hold Funeral For 'N' Word

The NAACP To Hold Funeral For 'N' Word

NAACP logo
The NAACP is reportedly holding a funeral this summer in Detroit for the "N" word, in light of the Don Imus controversy.

Much like they did 63 years ago with the symbolic funeral for Jim Crow, the civil rights organization will do the same for the slang term, Rev. Wendell Anthony told the Associated Press on Sunday (April 29).

"We are committed to ending hate -- word and talk," Anthony said. "It doesn't do anyone any good, whether it's a journalist on TV or a rapper on the radio."

The symbolic funeral, which will be held July 7-12 in Detroit, calls for African Americans to boycott music that uses such language.

So far, legendary hip-hop artists such as MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh, have signed on to the campaign, The Detroit News reports.

The announcement comes after Imus sparked national discussion about racial insensitivity, following derogatory comments he made about black members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

Although he didn't use the "N" word in those comments, he did use the term "nappy headed hoes." Imus was fired in early April by CBS Radio and NBC after major companies began pulling their advertising spots.

With corporate America taking notice, the NAACP feel that it's time to make something happen.

Jim Crow was the -- mostly Southern -- practice of discrimination against and segregation of blacks from the end of post-Civil War reconstruction into the mid-20th century.