“Peace. Peace. Thank you Debra. Thank you, Nate Parker. Thank you, Harry and Debbie Allen, for participating in that.
“Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight — I just want to thank them for being here and teaching me to focus on comprehension over career. They made sure I learned what the schools were afraid to teach us. And also, thank you to my amazing wife for changing my life.
“Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right? It’s kind of basic mathematics. The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.
“Now, this is also in particular for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.
“Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. So what’s going to happen is we’re going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function in ours.
“Now, [standing ovation] I got more, y’all.
After the jump see how the amazing piece above was created by artist Micheal Murphy and it does more than play tricks on your eyes in a silent 1:45 short video.
82 Artists Install 600 Fake Ads Across Paris
Just days before the start of the UN COP21 Climate Conference held in Paris and during the French state of emergency following terrorist attacks earlier this November, 600 posters were covertly distributed and hung within the city.
via Brandalism: 82 Artists Install 600 Fake Ads Across Paris to Protest the COP21 Climate Conference | Colossal
Every important idea starts out on the fringe. It’s not obvious, proven or readily explained. And a tiny group of people, people who like the fringe, engage with it.
via How idea adoption works The Idea Progression | Seth’s Blog
New 3-Pack Results in Google Maps
We have some more big changes happening in the local space for Google local business listings. Over the course of the day Thursday, Google began switching over the usual 7-pack local listings to all 3-pack, AKA Snack Pack local results. This means that instead of showing 7 businesses in the pack and in the map, […] Continue reading
I can say for certain that, to whatever extent I’m on anyone’s radar as a writer about culture, race, motherhood, or anything else, it’s owed to my online presence. Everyone goes about growing a readership differently. My way has been slow, with an emphasis on quality over quantity (even now, though it’s thrilling to occasionally discover raw numbers of clicks or unique visitors, I try not to linger too long on the size of an essay’s reading audience. I care more about how memorable and affecting a piece is, what — if anything lasting — it contributes to the larger discourse on an issue, and what — if anything — it compels a reader to do). Interacting with people online, thanking them for reading and sharing my work, trying to emphasize to them that we’re in ongoing dialogue and that I’m trying not to write at them, so much as to them, and that I’m not interested in having the last word on any topic, simply because I’ve been fortunate enough to have my word published — these are the cornerstones of approach to writing for new media and for growing an audience in a grossly oversaturated market.
—stacia l. brown
To launch the full season DVD release of Sony Entertainment Breaking Bad in Japan, we created a very unique limited edition pack. We called it “8-Bit Walter White”. Continue reading
Of course waiting over a year with baited breath for this documentary to come out has only increased the fascination and interest in the lives of this dying breed which are the inspiration for the design element being created on endless number of companies worldwide. The profusion is really staggering. That makes this film more timely:
The promises that some of the baggies offered was just really intriguing,” he says. “References in the names reflected the addict’s illusions of grandeur So Amazing, Rolex, High Life but also the insidious destructive nature of drugs and the ultimate end game Flatliner, Dead Medicine, Killa.”
The collection, featured in the book All In: Buying Into The Drug Trade, is a typology of misery. MacIndoe says the dark, occasionally comic branding epitomize black-market entrepreneurship and risk. Names like ‘9 Lives’ and ‘Black Jack’ are a sick nod to the risks inherent in a daily heroin habit.
viaThe Dark, Ironic Branding Drug Dealers Use to Sell Heroin | WIRED.