One Year After BP Oil Spill, Communities of Color Are Still Hurting

via Colorlines.com It’s been one year since the explosion of Deepwater Horizon, which dumped 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Desperation has set among the communities of color impacted by the toxic oil spill. Earlier this year, an audience listening to the BP compensation czar Kenneth Feinberg was astounded when […]

A Tale of Race and Recovery

via RaceWire It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.* The Obama administration enacted the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) back in February, the largest boon to public […]

Rock Against Apartheid

My friends helped to produce Slingshot Hip Hop, a documentary about the emerging Palestinian hip hop scene. They premiered their film to sold out crowds at the Sundance Film Festival recently. Tonight, in NYC, they’ve organized a fundraiser at the Knitting Factory, featuring clips from the movie and performances from DJ Kayper, GC & The […]