Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality

Resources

Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Petty - I Can't Breathe [ft. Samuel L. Jackson]


Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebs to sing the ‘I Can’t Breathe’ song and call out the ‘violence of the racist police’


Published on Dec 23, 2014
Nashville, TN's Petty (@Petty615) takes Samuel L. Jackson up on his challenge and portrays his views on the societal issues we have been facing the last few months.
(Prod. By Zuki Mondunkwu)

Directed by: Petty
Edited by: Devo B. (@DevynBetancourt)

‘WE’RE HERE! WE’RE QUEER! BLACK LIVES MATTER!’


From Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak

read more on Breitbart California

"The demonstrators staged a “die-in” at one of the Castro’s major intersections, where they placed a large pink triangle, a gay rights symbol, in the middle of the road. The protest had been cleared by police peacefully by mid-morning. On Facebook, activists had called for demonstrators to turn out on Christmas Eve morning to “create a visible, united front speaking out against the racist forces of police and vigilante violence against Black and Brown people, many of whom are queer or trans.”

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

D.C. Artist Covers the City in #BlackLivesMatter Christmas Ornaments

FROM Washington City Paper Arts Desk
D.C. Artist Covers the City in #BlackLivesMatter Christmas Ornaments
Posted by Lang Kanai and Sarah Schaffer on Dec. 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

"“I go to art first,” says McCallister. As a textile and conceptual artist, her first step in Ferguson was to process her experience with other artists on the ground. As a community arts programmer, her next step was to create a project that could be a first step for others. She thought, “What if I take that tradition of decorating a space for Christmas and turn it on its head?”



Video from Reese Bland

Read the full article at
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2014/12/23/d-c-artist-covers-the-city-in-blacklivesmatter-christmas-ornaments/

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

LAPD celebrate Michael Brown’s killing with racist song

Art is a powerful tool. Here we see it being used in a very ugly way.

In the video below, Gary Fishell, former federal investigator, sings a parody of the song “Bad, bad Leroy Brown“:

“Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin’
With a badass policeman
And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog.

Two men took to fightin’
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor

And he’s dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life’s long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog.”



Read more about it on Salon http://www.salon.com/2014/12/23/deader_than_a_roadkill_dog_disgusting_racist_song_about_michael_brown_performed_at_lapd_officers_charity_event/

I Can't Breathe Challenge "ReKnewed Dance Ministry" (and children)

I Can't Breathe Challenge "ReKnewed Dance Ministry" (and children) -- Kameelah Whitaker


Published on Dec 22, 2014
We are ReKnewed Dance Ministry (and children), and this is our "I Can't Breathe Challenge". ReKnewed Dance Ministry focuses not only on being renewed in the spirit as a born again Christian, but coming into the knowledge of who we are in CHRIST! We decided to do this challenge to help raise awareness and to teach our children that it's okay to speak out against hate and violence in a safe and non-violent manner. God bless.

Please Share and Join the Movement....Here are the lyrics:
I CAN HEAR MY NEIGHBOR CRYING I CANT BREATHE
NOW I'M IN A STRUGGLE AND I CAN'T LEAVE
CALLING OUT THE VIOLENCE OF THESE RACIST POLICE
WE AIN'T GONNA STOP 'TIL OUR PEOPLE ARE FREE
WE AIN'T GONNA STOP 'TIL OUR PEOPLE ARE FREE

I Can't Breathe Challenge - Jessica Anderson and Tyler Brooks


I Can't Breathe Challenge - Jessica Anderson and Tyler Brooks



Published on Dec 23, 2014
Our own interpretation of the I Can't Breathe song.
Thank you Yvorn 'Doc' Aswad for asking us to take this challenge.

Monday, December 22, 2014

#Museumsrespondtoferguson

Museum professionals/students/professors took to twitter to discuss Ferguson and Race 
by Aleia Brown 

Our colleagues created buzz for #museumsrespondtoferguson before the Twitter chat started... 

 Read more here: https://storify.com/aleiabrown/museumsrespondtoferguson

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I can't breathe- Jovans (We ain't gonna stop till people are free)

I can't breathe- Jovans (We ain't gonna stop till people are free)
by Jovans Lorquet


Published on Dec 20, 2014
 Challenge accepted

 Music by: Jovans Lorquet
 Video: Bacheler Jean Pierre
 #weaintgonnastopchallenge #blacklivesmatter