i am Naija through and through. Naija born. i am queer or same-gender-loving. i am an artist, filmmaker, performer and organizer. i am gender non-conforming.
i am free and the light!

feel free to ask me a question or submit some inspiring materials (naijaboi.tumblr.com/submit)

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Meet Tampose Mothopeng, Transsexual Man From Lesotho

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"I’m from Lesotho," Tampose Mapotheng says assuredly. "I’m a human rights defender. I’m a transsexual man." Read more at npr.org.

Mapotheng works with Matrix Support Group, and would like to help strengthen the youth network in Lesotho. He recently developed a LGBTI youth network with the purpose of motivating, strengthening and building young leaders of Lesotho for a better future in Lesotho.

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Loving Someone with Dysphoria »

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Whether it be a partner, child, friend, or parent watching any loved one suffer is difficult. Watching someone you love struggle with dysphoria can be extremely heart-wrenching and you may find yourself wondering what you can do or say to make it better. Here are some…

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Applications open for Art Dubai 2015 – Contemporary And »

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Art Dubai invites galleries to apply for its ninth edition that runs from March 18 to 21, 2015. Held in partnership with The Abraaj Group, the fair takes place at Madinat Jumeirah.

Art Dubai is known as a particularly innovative event, and one that takes a truly global approach to today’s art world. The leading international fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Art Dubai places an emphasis on maintaining an intimate, human scale while foregrounding quality and diversity. Selected galleries range from world-renowned dealers to upcoming artspaces.

Application deadline: September 15, 2014

Art Dubai features three gallery programmes:

Contemporary includes two exhibition halls dedicated to galleries and art spaces. Proposals are considered by a gallery- and curator-led Selection Committee and the process is highly competitive. Art Dubai Contemporary tends to be extraordinarily diverse. In 2014 the halls featured 70 galleries from 28 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Art Dubai accepts applications from commercial galleries and not-for-profit spaces working in the primary market, established for at least two years.

Modern, launched in 2014, is dedicated to modern masters of the twentieth century, (re)considered through solo and two-person shows. The programme focuses on artists from the Middle East, South Asia and—new in 2015—from across Africa. Art Dubai Modern is devoted to modern art from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, presented by regionally and internationally based galleries. Proposals are considered and discussed with the applicants by a curatorial board; key advisors to Art Dubai Modern include the renowned historians and curators Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri and Nada Shabout.

Marker is a curated programme within the Contemporary hall, focusing each year on a particular theme or geography. By invitation only, the theme and curator for Marker 2015 will be announced shortly.

The application form is available here. For further information, email Bettina Klein, Exhibitor Relations Manager (bettina@artdubai.ae).
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Ferguson, Missouri Update

Ferguson Round-Up (8/18)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/15)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/14)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/13)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/12)

Tense tally in Ferguson includes fires, shootings and 31 arrests (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early today near West Florissant and Canfield, police confirmed. Officers weren’t involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions of the victims. Police also confirmed that 31 people were arrested, including some who had come from as far as New York and California.

As outside groups descend on Ferguson, locals focus on Michael Brown (Al Jazeera)

It was remarkable the number of outsiders who flocked to Ferguson in the wake of this tragedy, like so many personal-injury lawyers to an ambulance. Some of the most prominent figures in the protests have been politicians from St. Louis, especially Antonio French, a city alderman who has done a better job covering the situation than most journalists.

Cop Being Sued Over Beating Is Now a Ferguson City Councilwoman (Mother Jones)

In 2009, police in Ferguson, Missouri arrested Henry M. Davis on suspicion of driving under the influence and took him to jail. What followed is described in court documents as “physical contact between the officers and Mr. Davis.” One officer, Kim Tihen, allegedly “struck [Davis] in his head with a closed fist and hit [him] in the head with handcuffs.” Davis suffered a concussion and severe facial lacerations, while an officer was left with a broken nose. Afterwards, prosecutors charged Davis with four counts of destruction of property—because his blood had dirtied the officers’ uniforms.

Michael Brown’s dad: ‘We need to keep the focus on Michael Brown’ (MSNBC)

Michael Brown’s parents continued to call for an end to violence in Ferguson on Tuesday, following yet another night when protesters clashed with authorities over the unarmed teenager’s death. Lasting unrest in the St. Louis suburb is a “distraction” that “is really out of control,” Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Tuesday during an interview on the “TODAY” show. “We need to keep the focus on Michael Brown Jr. That’s who we need to keep the focus on,” Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., added.

‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’ (Time)

While we fight injustice, we will also hold ourselves to an appropriate level of intelligent advocacy. If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us. Some will mistake that last statement as being negatively provocative. But feeling us means feeling our pain; imagining our plight as parents of slain children. We will no longer be ignored. We will bond, continue our fights for justice, and make them remember our children in an appropriate light. I would hate to think that our lawmakers and leaders would need to lose a child before protecting the rest of them and making the necessary changes now.

‘No Rights Which the White Man Was Bound to Respect’ (The Nation)

Over the past decade, white police officers have repeatedly slaughtered unarmed black men—Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, was one of many. On MSNBC, Nation columnist Melissa Harris-Perry named nine black men who were gunned down while defenseless in the last ten years, before going on to explain that between 2006 and 2012, white police officers killed a black person at least two times a week. She then noted that in 1857 Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney declared in a court opinion that African-Americans had “no rights which the white man was bound to respect”—an idea that many white police officers in America clearly still hold true.

The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence (TruthOut)

The recent killing and then demonization of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American youth, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer has made visible how a kind of military metaphysics now dominates American life. The police have been turned into soldiers who view the neighborhoods in which they operate as war zones. Outfitted with full riot gear, submachine guns, armored vehicles, and other lethal weapons imported from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, their mission is to assume battle-ready behavior. Is it any wonder that violence rather than painstaking, neighborhood police work and community outreach and engagement becomes the norm for dealing with alleged “criminals,” especially at a time when more and more behaviors are being criminalized?

Cities Rocked by Past Unrest Offer Lessons in What, and What Not, to Do (New York Times)

As the unrest in Ferguson stretched into its ninth day after the black man, Michael Brown, was shot by a white officer, Darren Wilson, political and civic leaders in other cities that endured similar violence said their experiences may offer lessons in how to manage such protests — or, in some cases, how not to.

Expect Many, Many Lawsuits From Ferguson (BuzzFeed)

The first matter will be the potential criminal and civil actions related to Brown’s death. But legal experts also predict possible litigation stemming from the actions taken by police in Ferguson, lawsuits brought by store owners against the police related to looting, and even the imposition of a curfew.

President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown (Los Angeles Times)

As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race. But rather than bold words, Obama’s reaction in this case has been shaped by an acute awareness of self-imposed limits.

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US: Holder Should Press for Police Reform
Human Rights Watch urged Attorney General Holder to take the following steps at the federal level:
Push for improvements in the federal collection of data on the use of excessive force by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Federal law (42 USC 14142) requires the US attorney general to collect data on the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers but does not require state, local, and tribal law enforcement to submit any information to the US government on excessive force incidents. The Justice Department has not collected – or has not been able to collect – that data in any useful way. Holder should work with Congress to give incentives to state and local authorities to provide data on excessive force incidents. 
Press Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. The End Racial Profiling Act, which had been co-sponsored by President Barack Obama when he was a US senator, is pending before the US Congress. It would condition federal funding in part on certification by local law enforcement agencies that their members had been trained to eliminate practices that result in or encourage racial profiling. Training to eliminate racial profiling may help local law enforcement officials recognize bias and how it can affect their policing decisions and interactions with community members. 
Issue updated, stronger racial profiling guidance at the federal level.  The New York Timesreported in April that the Justice Department was on the verge of issuing an updated, stronger version of its Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, first issued by the George W. Bush administration in 2003. The updated version has yet to be released. 
“The unrest in Ferguson points to broader problems of policing in the US,” Morales said. “Ferguson is calling for changes. Attorney General Holder should offer them real reform.” 
Photo: A line of police officers yells at a crowd of rowdy demonstrators during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

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US: Holder Should Press for Police Reform

Human Rights Watch urged Attorney General Holder to take the following steps at the federal level:

  • Push for improvements in the federal collection of data on the use of excessive force by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Federal law (42 USC 14142) requires the US attorney general to collect data on the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers but does not require state, local, and tribal law enforcement to submit any information to the US government on excessive force incidents. The Justice Department has not collected – or has not been able to collect – that data in any useful way. Holder should work with Congress to give incentives to state and local authorities to provide data on excessive force incidents.
     
  • Press Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. The End Racial Profiling Act, which had been co-sponsored by President Barack Obama when he was a US senator, is pending before the US Congress. It would condition federal funding in part on certification by local law enforcement agencies that their members had been trained to eliminate practices that result in or encourage racial profiling. Training to eliminate racial profiling may help local law enforcement officials recognize bias and how it can affect their policing decisions and interactions with community members.
     
  • Issue updated, stronger racial profiling guidance at the federal level.  The New York Timesreported in April that the Justice Department was on the verge of issuing an updated, stronger version of its Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, first issued by the George W. Bush administration in 2003. The updated version has yet to be released.
     

“The unrest in Ferguson points to broader problems of policing in the US,” Morales said. “Ferguson is calling for changes. Attorney General Holder should offer them real reform.” 

Photo: A line of police officers yells at a crowd of rowdy demonstrators during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

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Call for submissions

Bronx storytelling, art and photo exhibition.

Kelly Street Garden and the Laundromat Project present Field Day 2014 Sept 20th, 12-5pm in Hunts Point.

Field Day is an annual festival showcasing the rich spectrum of local arts and culture in the Laundromat Projects three anchor neighborhoods (Hunts Point, Harlem, and Bedstuy). They day consists of free arts workshops, laundromat visits with our Resident Artist, public art, social justice events, story telling, community sustainable agriculture and much more

Exhibition

On Sept 20th, Kelly Street Garden and the Laundromat Project Hunts Point team will activate and  exhibit chronicles of the community .  We will display art, pictures, audio, and music of Hunts Point from the past to the present along with storytelling. Through exploring the buildings, people, community gardens which existed in the 70/80s and what’s currently there.  Submit stories of community champions, pictures, videos, music etc. to Field Day 2014.

 Deadline September 13th, 2014

Eligibility

Bronx based residents, photographers, artist, visual artist and photojournalist.

 Submission Guidelines

Submit up to 10 images, 3-8 min. video or multimedia project  via Dropbox, FTP, or WeTransfer,

Submit to hpfieldday2014@gmail.com.  Each image should be 1- 5mb.

Please zip folders and label each image with applicants last & first name.

Submissions can also be dropped off at Kelly Street Garden on Monday nights during garden meetings 6-8pm, on Kelly Street and 163rd.

Submissions will be returned September 20th, 2014.

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Convocatoria de propuestas

Historias del Bronx, exposición de arte y fotografía. 

Kelly Street Garden y el Laundromat Project presenta Field Day 2014 el 20 de septiembre, a las 12pm hasta las 5pm en Hunts Point.

Field Day es un festival anual que presenta el amplio espectro de las artes y la cultura locales en los proyectos de The Laundromat Project en tres barrios (Hunts Point, Harlem, y Bedstuy). El día consiste en talleres de artes libres, visitas Lavandería con nuestro Artistas Residente, arte público, eventos sobre la justicia social, la narración de historias, la agricultura sostenible de la comunidad y mucho más. 

Exhibición 

El 20 de septiembre, Kelly Street Garden y el equipo de Hunts Point de el The Laundromat Project se activarán y exhibiran las historias de la comunidad. Vamos a mostrar arte imágenes, audio y música de Hunts Point desde el pasado hasta el presente, junto con la narración de cuentos. A través de la exploración de los edificios, la gente, los jardines comunitarios que existían en los 70/80 y lo que está actualmente allí. Por favor, envíe historias de campeones de la comunidad, fotos, videos, música, etc para el 

Field Day 2014.

Fecha límite 13 de septiembre 2014

Requisitos

Residentes y miembros de la comunidad con base en el Bronx

Instrucciones de presentación 

Presentar hasta 10 imágenes, 3-8 min. video o proyecto multimedia vía Dropbox, FTP, o WeTransfer, 

Enviar a hpfieldday2014@gmail.com. Cada imagen debe ser 1-5MB. 

Por favor, poner el nombre completo con cada imagen que presenta. 

Las presentaciones también pueden ser dejados en el Kelly Street Garden el lunes por la noche durante las reuniones de jardín 6-8pm, en la calle Kelly y 163a. 

 Las presentaciones serán devueltos el 20 de septiembre 2014.


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Im one of the Laundromat Project 2014 fellows with the Hunts Point Team 
Join The Laundromat Project for Field Day 2014: a festival celebrating neighborhood arts & culture with free art activities, creative walks, and family-friendly fun:
September 20, 12–5 PM: Harlem & Hunts Point
September 21, 12–5 PM: Bedford-Stuyvesant
laundromatproject.org/field-day-2014

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Call for submissions

Bronx storytelling, art and photo exhibition.

Kelly Street Garden and the Laundromat Project present Field Day 2014 Sept 20th, 12-5pm in Hunts Point.

Field Day is an annual festival showcasing the rich spectrum of local arts and culture in the Laundromat Projects three anchor neighborhoods (Hunts Point, Harlem, and Bedstuy). They day consists of free arts workshops, laundromat visits with our Resident Artist, public art, social justice events, story telling, community sustainable agriculture and much more

Exhibition

On Sept 20th, Kelly Street Garden and the Laundromat Project Hunts Point team will activate and  exhibit chronicles of the community .  We will display art, pictures, audio, and music of Hunts Point from the past to the present along with storytelling. Through exploring the buildings, people, community gardens which existed in the 70/80s and what’s currently there.  Submit stories of community champions, pictures, videos, music etc. to Field Day 2014.

Deadline September 13th, 2014

Eligibility

Bronx based residents, photographers, artist, visual artist and photojournalist.

 Submission Guidelines

Submit up to 10 images, 3-8 min. video or multimedia project  via Dropbox, FTP, or WeTransfer,

Submit to hpfieldday2014@gmail.com.  Each image should be 1- 5mb.

Please zip folders and label each image with applicants last & first name.

Submissions can also be dropped off at Kelly Street Garden on Monday nights during garden meetings 6-8pm, on Kelly Street and 163rd.

 Submissions will be returned September 20th, 2014.

 

Convocatoria de propuestas

Historias del Bronx, exposición de arte y fotografía.

 Kelly Street Garden y el Laundromat Project presenta Field Day 2014 el 20 de septiembre, a las 12pm hasta las 5pm en Hunts Point.

Field Day es un festival anual que presenta el amplio espectro de las artes y la cultura locales en los proyectos de The Laundromat Project en tres barrios (Hunts Point, Harlem, y Bedstuy). El día consiste en talleres de artes libres, visitas Lavandería con nuestro Artistas Residente, arte público, eventos sobre la justicia social, la narración de historias, la agricultura sostenible de la comunidad y mucho más.

Exhibición

El 20 de septiembre, Kelly Street Garden y el equipo de Hunts Point de el The Laundromat Project se activarán y exhibiran las historias de la comunidad. Vamos a mostrar arte imágenes, audio y música de Hunts Point desde el pasado hasta el presente, junto con la narración de cuentos. A través de la exploración de los edificios, la gente, los jardines comunitarios que existían en los 70/80 y lo que está actualmente allí. Por favor, envíe historias de campeones de la comunidad, fotos, videos, música, etc para el 

Field Day 2014.

 Fecha límite 13 de septiembre 2014

Requisitos

Residentes y miembros de la comunidad con base en el Bronx

 Instrucciones de presentación 

Presentar hasta 10 imágenes, 3-8 min. video o proyecto multimedia vía Dropbox, FTP, o WeTransfer, 

Enviar a hpfieldday2014@gmail.com. Cada imagen debe ser 1-5MB. 

Por favor, poner el nombre completo con cada imagen que presenta. 

Las presentaciones también pueden ser dejados en el Kelly Street Garden el lunes por la noche durante las reuniones de jardín 6-8pm, en la calle Kelly y 163a. 

Las presentaciones serán devueltos el 20 de septiembre 2014.


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Works by South African artist Loyiso Mkize


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"Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America — including Argentina and Uruguay — mostly from central Africa, particularly from the former Kongo Kingdom.

Director Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos Caceres.”

Directed by Dom Pedro, 2013, 93 min., France, Documentary , French/Spanish/ English subt. - US Distributors - ArtMattan Films www.AfricanFilm.com

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vmagazine:

'Seeking Aether' (experimental garment collection): InAisce FW 13/14 Men's Collection featuring South Sudanese refugee and former child soldier turned actor and model Ger Duany  - video link

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