Apr 26 2013

Are There Enough African-American and Latin American Game Developers?

Joseph Saulter wants to change all this. The entrepreneur behind Entertainment Arts Research, Inc., which Ebony Magazine recently singled out as one of the first black-owned publicly traded gaming companies, has made it his quest to make the gaming industry more reflective of its audience.

Now is a big moment for Saulter, whose company is set to release a major game in July (a parkour game for iOS, discussed below). Several other ambitious projects are in the works, including a game that takes place in Chicago’s South Side in the mid-20th century. “It’s a history of the black community, it’s a history of jazz, it’s a history of the arts and of the revolutions that went on in that period of time,” Saulter says of the game, Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs, a project of artist Philip Mallory Jones, who based much of the material off of oral histories with his mother.

via: FastCo


Nov 30 2012

Mass Incarceration in the Murder Capital

At Wednesday night’s Revius Ortique Lecture on Law and Society, Michelle Alexander told an overflow audience of the confrontation that made her wake up and write a book called “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Era of Colorblindness.” While interviewing potential plaintiffs for a racial profiling case against the Oakland Police Department, she was ecstatic to find a 19-year-old black man who, over a nine month period, had documented in near lawyerly detail each of his many humiliating interactions with the police. But she was crestfallen when he said he had a felony record. She was looking for a perfect poster child for police misconduct, and a felon wouldn’t do. (via nola.com writer Jarvis DeBerry)

 

Check Out These Interviews Below that feature Michelle Alexander.

Via NPR’s Fresh Air

Legal Scholar: Jim Crow Still Exists In America

 

Also YouTube her today.

 


Aug 21 2012

Nation of Islam, Farrakhan hits the streets in 100+ cities

(FinalCall.com) – The FOI (Fruit of Islam), men of the Nation of Islam including the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan hit the streets of over 100 cities in efforts to bring peace and hope to violence-plagued neighborhoods.

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 Houston Fruit of Islam promoting peace in the streets

 

 

Min. Farrakhan’s Atlanta Mosque #15 FOI Call Out.

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