Spanning the 1920s to the mid-1930s, the Harlem Renaissance was was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that kindled a new black cultural identity.
Are we experiencing a similar emergence globally? Is there a new consciousness emerging, or is it a shift that always seemed part of an underground movement and is beginning to emerge with the courage to speak our truths louder...
(Global International Arts Movement) a new 21st Century renaissance. With Host Celeste S. Duckworth and guests Entrepreneur/Writer Patrick A. Howell, Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, who wrote Powder Necklace, Writer Lesley-Ann Brown of Black girl on Mars Blog, and Entrepreneur /Writer Marvin Lee Mills II, Black Man Eyes: the Collective
Jaki Shelton Green, whose latest book is “I Want To Undie You!” is unflinching cry of sorrow at the untimely death of her daughter Imani. Poet and Essayist Askia M. Toure’, a leading voice of the Black Arts Movement helped to define a new generation of black consciousness by creating a triumphal identity for the purpose of uplifting the African heritage beyond the oppressive ideas of that time.
With Black Panther being the first major superhero movie and Netflix's release of Black Lightning and they just picked up a show centered around a single black mother who’s raising a black 7-year-old kid who has superpowers. “Afro-futurism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afro-centrism, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies.
Partnering with dozens of Pulitzer Prize Winners, New York Times Best Sellers, poet laureates, TED speakers, and influencers within the Global International African Arts Movement, including Ishmael Reed, Tyehimba Jess, Rich Fresh, Nikki Giovanni, Nnedi Okorafor, Chester Higgins, Tori Reid and Jaki Shelton Green, Dispatches offers a poignant, high-frequency rebuke of Donald J. Trump (actual man, strawman and metaphor for white privilege and capitalist despotism) and his ruthless amoral presidency.
Max Rodriquez talked about the Harlem Book Fair which he founded and the Global I Aam. Publisher Malaika Adero says of the “Global I Am”, “It is a point of view, more than a movement. It is part of a continuum.”