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Blackbook

Pedro Bell on the importance of a visual concept as a band.

“If you have have group that has a concept that’s visual, people will by the product,” [Pedro Bell] said. Groups like Mandrill and The Undisputed Truth were impressive, but didn’t have the longevity of Funkadelic because they lacked a coherent (literal) vision of themselves, and the world they were creating. “If you want to survive, you better have some visual concept, and if you really want to survive you better have more than that.”

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Research on Research

Research & Time

“Research makes time march forward, it makes time march backwards, and it also makes time stand still” — Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces p.18

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Blackbook

The return of the Guardian Angels

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s remix 2017: Jay Z’s The Story of OJ

Screenshot taken at [2'10''] from "The Story of OJ" by Jay-Z and Mark Romanek

Blackbook

“Western Flag” Installation by John Gerrard in Texas

The construct of race

White privilege and racism – a social experiment by Jane Elliott

How do you Identify Racism_ The Angry Eye with Jane Elliott via YouTube

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2017: Chadwick Boseman (a.k.a. Marvel’s Black Panther)

Race-ism

Alexandra Bell Uses Her Public Art to Expose Media Racism

Bell, A Teenager With Promise, 2017. Image courtesy the artist

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Design research

“Design is content with intent. Content without intent is noise. Intent without content is decoration.” —Joe Sparano

Blackbook

Dizzy Gillespie for President

Blackbook

‘The Art of the Black Panthers’: Revolutionary designer Emory Douglas — Dangerous Minds

Encyclopedia of —isms

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Postracialism

“Anyone who thinks we move in a post-racial society is someone who’s been smoking crack” – Spike Lee, 2009

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Institutional Racism

Starbucks’s Race Together

Institutional Racism

When People Say “Black” Instead of “African-American”

“By significant margins, white participants believed that the black applicant was lower status, with less education and less annual income than the African-American applicant.

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Butt

Stereotypes

Meghan Trainor’s “bass”

Blackbook

War is Over (If you want it)

15th December, 1969: “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko

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1001 streams of whiteness

Race-ism

Trayvon Martin & Geroge Zimmerman

Greg Cimeno and William Filene thought it would be a good idea to dress up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman this Halloween, 2013.

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