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Berlinale Blackness

A guide to movies in the 2012 Berlinale featuring people from the African diaspora. I am thrilled at about the new black films that I’ve seen recently.  Sundance was full of treasures this year like Pariah, Red Hook Summ...
by denise
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Community Unity Day

Berlin keeps me on my toes.  For everything I see, there are countless things that I miss like the work of Anthony Baggette of Clear Blue Water.  I made it down to Kreuzberg to catch Community Unity Day 4 at Südblock as p...
by denise
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Berlin’s Carnival of Culture – KARNEVAL DER KULTUREN

Karnival der Kulturen – Carnival of Culture is a yearly window into Berlin’s abundance of cultural diversity and talent. It is a weekend-long celebration that includes a procession, a market and performances.  One...
by denise
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the things i am thinking while smiling politely…

Dodua Otoo's writing is efficient and brutal with a journal-like quality. This writing style effortlessly explores complex issues like white supremacy in intimate relationships, cultural colonialism, immigration, the mine-field...
by denise
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A Lesson on Connecting to Berlin: Aloe Blacc

When I went to The do-Over yesterday, I was not sure what I would find. The party lists itself as a backyard-styled barbecue/party and that is exactly what it was. Even though I was surrounded by people who looked like they wer...
by denise
 

 
 

After The Fireworks

The streets are littered with the remains of the orgasmic New Years ritual. The smell of spent fireworks is so present that one can imagine smoke rising from the garbage strewn roads. But smoke never hovers over Berlin for lon...
by denise
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Talib Talks Creativity in Berlin

VISIONS OF VISIONARIES WITH TALIB KWELI from MADE Blog on Vimeo.
by denise
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Black History Berlin

Berlin has a suite of Black History month events thanks to Black History Berlin 2012.  A team of talented and resourceful people from Dialogue Books (Sharmaine Lovegrove), Sand Journal and Paula Varjack came together to offer ...
by denise
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Street Art Gallery

I grew up in Brooklyn in the eighties and the street art in Berlin is reminiscent of the NY in the infamous pre-cleanup era. Street art is everywhere as tags (which I sort of hate) or larger, more intricate works. In Prenzlauer...
by denise
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