By Kahron Spearman, Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Tweet print write a letter Sun Ra riser in Space Is the Place As the hero of the 1974 underground classic Space Is the Place, the late, esoteric, and polarizing jazz legend Sun Ra elucidates new possibilities to a set of disbelieving black youth in Oakland, who remain dubious as to why some new-age galactic pharaoh has any interest in their collective future. One young man questions if what he sees and hears is authentic, to which the Afrofuturist icon, in kind, suggests himself as a grand parable. "I don't come to you as reality," the alien composer stoically claims. "I come to you as a myth, because that's what black people are – myths." While drawing from Gnostic notions, Pan-African systems, Zen, and various mysticism sets, the bulk of Ra's evolving "equation," as he called it, included the black struggle for freedom that had been fought for with vigor through the Civil Rights era. However, this had changed by 1970. Per John … [Read more...] about Sun Ra’s Cosmic Jazz Epic Space Is the Place Touches Down
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Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 5:14 am PST, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Brandon Moore, better known online as Young Busco, reportedly passed away Sunday. Brandon Moore, better known online as Young Busco, reportedly passed away Sunday. Photo: Screenshot Via Instagram Photo: Screenshot Via Instagram Image 1 of / 83 Caption Close Image 1 of 83 Brandon Moore, better known online as Young Busco, reportedly passed away Sunday. Brandon Moore, better known online as Young Busco, reportedly passed away Sunday. Photo: Screenshot Via Instagram 'Young Busco,' creator of viral meme 'What are those?,' dies at 31 1 / 83 Back to Gallery In a matter of seconds and with only three … [Read more...] about ‘Young Busco,’ creator of viral meme ‘What are those?,’ dies at 31
Willie O’Ree, first Black NHL player, finally gets the Call to the Hall ST. LOUIS… By the time you read this today the Minnesota Wild will be preparing for their 2nd Home game of the week, having played the Capitals on Tuesday eve, and engaging the Canucks tonight. But man, oh man, this club just put up an outstanding 7 game road trip, going 5-2 during a full 14 day stretch away from the comforts of the Xcel Center in St. Paul. This has elevated the team into the upper level of the league at this juncture of the still young season. We are yet to hit the 20-game mark, but after a so-so start the team is now 11-4-2 for 24 points. So, is the team really good or were they feasting on inferior opposition? The truth is probably a bit of both. The two best teams they faced on the trip, VAN and SJS, beat them. The Canuck game, the Wild were never really in. (a 5-2L) The SJ loss came down to two mistakes and the Sharks made the Wild pay for both of them. (4-3) The other … [Read more...] about WILD enjoy epic road trip, a pro sports day of tears and more!
As the One Discovery Square building nears completion in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, the seeds of a new startup ecosystem are taking shape around it. Wisconsin-based medical software company Epic will lease space in One Discovery Square, Golden Valley-based Mortenson, the project’s developer, said Tuesday. The 90,000-square-foot office and laboratory building is under construction at Fourth Street Southwest and Second Avenue Southwest. Although it’s not scheduled to open until April, nearly half of the $35 million building has been leased by Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Rochester. Adding Epic brings a “terrific young culture” that will help create an atmosphere of collaboration, said Jeremy Jacobs, Mortenson’s director of real estate. “Early on in our design process, one of our inspirations was a building where, at the door, you felt you had to take off your tie,” he said at a Tuesday meeting of the Destination Medical Center … [Read more...] about Epic, co-working add to Rochester startup center
Claire Taylor Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 Jim Bernhard Jr. may not be a household name in Lafayette, but lots of people in Baton Rouge and around the globe know his former company, The Shaw Group, which he founded and grew into a Fortune 500 company. A former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee who served on Gov. Kathleen Blanco's transition team, Bernhard built a pipe fabrication business into a $3 billion company awarded hundreds of millions in Defense Department contracts and no-bid contracts after Hurricane Katrina. Bernhard was in the running for Energy Secretary under President Barack Obama and has toyed with the idea of running for governor on several occasions. Since 2015, Bernhard and his new private equity firm, Bernhard Capital Partners, have been gathering investors and acquiring energy-related companies across the country. BCP recently raised more than $1 billion in investments after … [Read more...] about Who are Bernhard Capital Partners and why do they want LUS?