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'Black Art: In the Absence of Light' HBO Documentary Official Trailer

"Whenever you made work, it ought to be about something… And it ought to be about something that mattered." Another "how did we miss this when it was first released?!" trailer to feature. Black Art: In the Absence of Light is a documentary already available to watch via HBO that was initially released earlier this month for Black History Month. Inspired by the late David Driskell's landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art," the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of L...
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Black Art: In the Absence of Light

Next week, a documentary film directed by Sam Pollard will premiere on HBO: Black Art: In the Absence of Light. Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today. Directed by Sam Pollard (Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children) the film shines a light on the extraordinary...
Tags: Hbo, Atlanta, Jason Kottke, Driskell, David Driskell, Carrie Mae Weems, Sam Pollard

Nebraska woman is suing every gay person in America

Alissa Skelton reports in the Omaha World Herald that a Nebraska woman, Sylvia Driskell, 66, who claims to be “an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ,” has filed a lawsuit against “all homosexuals.” She is representing herself in the case. “Citing Bible verses, Driskell contends ‘that homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in the closet(?)’” "Driskell wrote in a seven-page petition to th...
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Teachers love Google's education products but are suspicious. Why is a megacorporation giving them a perfect tool for free?

Google for Education tools have taken off "like grass on fire," industry analysts say. The software is completely free and Chromebooks, which are laptops manufactured by other companies running the Google Chrome operating system, are deeply discounted for classrooms. These tactics have worked: Google-powered devices made up almost 60% of computing devices purchased for US classrooms in 2017, up from 5% in 2012. Eighty million teachers and students use the platform worldwide, and there are 30 m...
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A senior civil servant with a £130,000 salary reportedly breached transparency rules when he quit and joined Amazon (AMZN)

Former civil servant Norman Driskell oversaw lucrative deals between the Home Office and Amazon's cloud computing division while he was chief digital officer for the Home Office. Driskell is now a director of Amazon's cloud computing business and there are concerns he may have breached government transparency rules. A senior civil servant who oversaw multimillion pound government contracts with Amazon has taken a job with the ecommerce giant without seeking the necessary approvals first, T...
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Georgia man charged in teen girl’s rape avoids prison

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man will avoid prison after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl he was initially charged with raping. The Macon Telegraph reports that 21-year-old Tremayne Octavious Driskell Jr., of Macon, was also charged with child molestation. As part of a plea deal, Driskell was sentenced to five […]
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Michigan's Congressional Hopefuls Worry About The Next Flint

WASHINGTON -- While Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were duking it out on the debate stage in Flint, Michigan, over how to best solve the water infrastructure problem plaguing the city, Lon Johnson sat in the audience wondering if his home could be the next Flint. If the 63-year-old Line 5 pipeline that runs under the Mackinac Straits ruptures, it could seep into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, contaminating the water supply for thousands in Michigan's Upp...
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The Forgotten Muralist Who Had A Deep Influence On Art By African Americans In The 20th Century

“In 1942, when Woodruff was at Atlanta University, he founded what was known as the Exhibition for African American artists. It ‘was the only venue where people of color could exhibit on a national scale without the forces of segregation,’ Driskell explains.”
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