Halifax, Nova Scotia. Epic Ancestral Honoring. North Star Strut. Children of the Underground. 

Halifax, Nova Scotia. Epic Ancestral Honoring. North Star Strut. Children of the Underground. 


Keytar. Last seen being worn by members of The Time, Teddy Riley and Father MC. Should one cross your path, please pay tribute to its role in the development of electric funk and new jack swing. “Entertainment with a thesis”

Keytar. Last seen being worn by members of The Time, Teddy Riley and Father MC. Should one cross your path, please pay tribute to its role in the development of electric funk and new jack swing. “Entertainment with a thesis”


Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries

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by Nicole Ouimette

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The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the social sciences of many colleges and universities exploit the struggles of oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples are left stranded with little to no resources after researchers leave their communities high and dry.

Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities. Articles, books, and dissertations written about marginalized populations are written for academics, not working people, and as such have little impact on the people whose lives are the subject of this research. Liberal academics and social scientists are more concerned about developing the wealth of academic literature than addressing the immediate material concerns of the communities they research.

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Prince, King Gender Bender

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Last night I put on my Sunday finest to accept a generous grant from Idea Capital ‘who pools resources from throughout the arts community to provide direct monetary support for Atlanta artists, performers and cultural producers.’ I’m inspired to continue my search for patrons of the arts to support my work and feeling very Zora Neale up in this piece. “I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive…” (at Atlanta, Georgia)

Last night I put on my Sunday finest to accept a generous grant from Idea Capital ‘who pools resources from throughout the arts community to provide direct monetary support for Atlanta artists, performers and cultural producers.’ I’m inspired to continue my search for patrons of the arts to support my work and feeling very Zora Neale up in this piece. “I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive…” (at Atlanta, Georgia)


I read so much about the Alexandra township, it’s deep to be here experiencing it.  (at Alexandra)

I read so much about the Alexandra township, it’s deep to be here experiencing it. (at Alexandra)


South Africa became a democracy April 27, 1994. Twenty years later, the country is still in the process of removing names, symbols and codes left behind by the apartheid regime. This photo was taken this morning. The red line across the name is supposed to be an indication of “progress.” I’m looking forward to the removal of the economic gap that exists between the Black South African majority and her white minorities. If it’s taken 20 years to remove signs, how long before the redistribution of resources? (at Johannesburg)

South Africa became a democracy April 27, 1994. Twenty years later, the country is still in the process of removing names, symbols and codes left behind by the apartheid regime. This photo was taken this morning. The red line across the name is supposed to be an indication of “progress.” I’m looking forward to the removal of the economic gap that exists between the Black South African majority and her white minorities. If it’s taken 20 years to remove signs, how long before the redistribution of resources? (at Johannesburg)


Zelch. (at Museum Africa)

Zelch. (at Museum Africa)


It brings me honor to present work alongside this brilliant woman. Catch us in South Africa for an artist talk on all things Afro-Futuristic and Afro-Electronic. Bionic Romance. Global citizenship. Alternative Realities. 

It brings me honor to present work alongside this brilliant woman. Catch us in South Africa for an artist talk on all things Afro-Futuristic and Afro-Electronic. Bionic Romance. Global citizenship. Alternative Realities. 


Pretoria bound…

Pretoria bound…