What Makes You Black?: Question Bridge
"Black men: Do you want to get out of the situation that you're in? What is the reluctance for taking responsibility for improving our community? Are your children better or worse off as a result of your involvement?"
--from the Question Bridge trailer
Question Bridge answers all this and more. A 2012 Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Question Bridge is a transmedia art project exploring what it means to be a Black man living in America today. Don't miss this important opportunity to be part of the discussion.
Join these panelists for questions, answers and dialogue:
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Kevin Alexander Gray, Author and Activist
Darion McCloud, Actor/Director and FAAAC Vice-President
Alvin McEwen, LGBT Activist and Blogger
Willis Thomas, Benedict College Film Major
Scott Trafton, USC Professor of African American/Black Cultural Studies
Charles Witherspoon, Homeless Helping Homeless Advocate
on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm in the Lucy Hampton Bostick Auditorium at Richland Library Main. This panel is moderated by Kyle C. Coleman, FAAAC Board Member.
This program is a partnership between Friends of African American Art and Culture (FAAAC) of the Columbia Museum of Art, Richland Library and Sumter Gallery of Art.
The year that saw an African American run for the presidency—as a viable contender—for the first time in US history also witnessed a truly remarkable silence—one that wa more...
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The year that saw an African American run for the presidency—as a viable contender—for the first time in US history also witnessed a truly remarkable silence—one that was scarcely coincidental. In all the millions of words written about the political ascent of one black man, there was virtually nothing about the descent of black leadership into well-nigh total ineffectiveness. Barack Obama’s personal itinerary was mapped in the minutest detail. The larger itinerary of African Americans was mostly ignored.Kevin Alexander Gray is a civil rights organizer in South Carolina. He is also a contributing editor to Black News, was a former president of the South Carolina ACLU, and was Jesse Jackson’s South Carolina campaign manager in 1988. There’s no keener mind, no sharper eye, focused on the condition of black politics. Gray’s take is radical, so his focus is always ample and humane. In these passionate pages, he takes his readers into areas of darkness—South Carolina’s heritage of slavery, for example—and into the vibrancy and heat of James Brown and Richard Pryor. Gray’s intellectual footwork is as sure as Muhammad Ali’s in his prime, and the KO is as deadly. No one should venture a yard into the rough terrain of black politics and culture in America today without reading Gray’s Waiting for Lightning to Strike. less...