Man! It hits me every freakin' year. Just a couple weeks after SXSW ends, the Texas Relays start. That's way too much partying in two weeks time for even the most fervent college age spring breaker, let alone my old ass. But I'ma try and see what I can see. Rest assured these flyers only represent a small percentage of what's gonna be on and poppin' in the city this weekend.
I heard Bizzy Bone and Hurricane Chris has a show at the Expo Center and Bavu Blakes will be live in concert at The Highball. Need to find those flyers.
Also Happy Easter. Click all the flyers to see them full size!
First up a benefit for the big homey J. Kapone. As some of you may know, he was picked up on federal charges as part of a bit of a sting in Austin recently. Well J. was picked up in Memphis, but it was part of a bigger thing. Help the man out, he, like everyone else in this world, deserves a fair trial.
While many of us have been focused on the hostilities associated with the Tea Party movement, we have forgotten that one of the more sinister forces at work showing disdain for people in Black and Brown communities are police. The people who we pay through our tax dollars to protect and serve seem to be on a rampage as of late and sadly getting away with it...
The idiocy of the Texas School Board folks may be to remove iconic Civil Rights leaders like Cesar Chavez from our kid's history books, but we're not only gonna remember but celebrate the man who coined the phrase recently popularized by President Barack Obama Si Se Puede 'Yes We Can' and was the face of the United Farm Workers. Today March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday and we celebrate
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR Executive Editor Glen Ford
By now everyone has seen or heard about Erykah Badu’s provocative video for her song ‘Window Seat’. It’s the first single off her album ‘, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh,’ in which she visits Dealey Plaza where President John F Kennedy was assassinated back in November 1963. Here Badu walks around the plaza and in front of unsuspecting tourists she strips her clothes and while completely naked mimics getting shot by an unseen sniper.
Been trolling the internet the past few days looking for footage of shows that I missed, or may have seen and wanted to remember again, and well here's a gang of good stuff from SXSW 2010! Word to Davey D and The Southern Shift for all their tight work especially!
Detroit Rapper Invincible Freestyles about Palestine & Texas Border wall (SXSW 2010 Panelist)
Finale at SXSW
Truthlive at SXSW
More Finale at SXSW
Killer Mike at SXSW with Davey D!
Anita Tijoux at SXSW
Adam Tensta at SXSW
Rodstarz of Rebel Diaz-How to Organize Your Hood & not be a 'Fake' studio Revolutionary
Mayer Hawthorne opening for Smokey Robinson at SXSW
Raphael Saadiq opening for Smokey Robinson at SXSW
Smokey Robinson Live at SXSW
Smokey Robinson Speaks at SXSW - Keynote!
By now most of us have heard about the horrific train bombing that took place last night (US time ) early morning (Russian time) that left up to 40 people dead. These reports hit hard especially for those of us here in Texas who just experienced a terrorist attack with someone flying a plane into the IRS building in Austin..
Congressman Ron Paul made headlines and ruffled some feathers the other week when he voted against the Census resolution and then later penned an article encouraging Texans and people all over the country to not take the 2010 Census. He wrote, "I voted “No” on this resolution for the simple, obvious reason that the census like so many government programs has grown far beyond what the framers of our Constitution intended." However in recent days popular rap star Ludacris has been on tour telling people they best fill out the census and avoid having their communities underserved.
Ya gotta love Dallas born Erykah Badu as she pushes the envelope to the extreme with her latest video. Aside from her stripping down naked which she admitted was very scary and has resulted in everyone talking, Badu leaves us with a surprise somewhat disturbing ending which many think mean character assasination and for us not to 'group think'.
Austin rap group Broken Links swung through a community event at Monkey Wrench Bookstore during SXSW to share there talents. This mixed group of Black and latinos let everyone know they got skillz and will a group to check for in the future..