Regrann from @august_third_collective_napla - @haki_kweli_shakur 🕯 April 25th 1967 The first issue of the Black Panther newspaper, which at its height had a weekly circulation of 140,000 copies, asked, “WHY WAS DENZIL DOWELL KILLED?” Helping Dowell’s family demand justice in Richmond, California, was one of the first major organizing campaigns of the Black Panther Party. Anyone reading the story of Denzil Dowell today can’t help but draw parallels to the unarmed Black men and women regularly murdered by the police. The disparity between the police’s story and the victim’s family’s, the police harassment Dowell endured before his murder, the jury letting off Dowell’s killer, even the reports that Dowell had his hands raised while he was gunned down, eerily echo the police killings today that have led to the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Yet when we learn about the early years of the Panthers, the organizing they did in Richmond—conducting their own investigation into Dowell’s death, confronting police who harassed Dowell’s family, helping mothers in the community organize against abuse at the local school, organizing armed street rallies in which hundreds filled out applications to join the party—is almost always absent. Armed with a revolutionary socialist ideology, as the Panthers grew, so did what they organized around. They fought in Black communities across the nation for giving the poor access to decent housing, health care, education, and much more. #DenzilDowell#BobbyHutton#blackpantherpartyforselfdefense#NewYork#NewJersey#Delaware#Chicago#Cleveland#Detroit#Milwaukee#Baltimore#WashingtonDC#Virginia#Atlanta#NewOrleans#Tennessee#Houston#Oakland#Losangeles#stephonclark#altonsterling#seanbell#philandocastile#freddiegray#tamirrice#kanywest#unarmedblackman#newafrikan77wordpress
Amen to all the veterans, past, present and future, for your unwavering commitment to your countries. To all the families and friends who continue to support those currently in war and those returning from war, you guys rock. We are grateful for you all who give us safety, and I believe the world needs to shine more light on the work that you men and women do for all countries around the world.
Sharing the love with my brother @mpmeates in DC after attending a 3 day mental health conference. This quote was taken from a group of ex serviceman and women who performed before @brenebrown keynote on vulnerability and braving the wilderness. #washingtondc#capitol#natcon2018#anzacday#behaviouralhealth
Don’t miss today at 6.30pm JOSEPH KOSUTH’s lecture for the annual James T. Demetrion Lecture in the Ring Auditorium of the Hirshhorn Museum.
Joseph Kosuth is one of the most celebrated pioneers of Conceptual art, using language and appropriation to highlight the importance of the idea as the basis for a work of art. Since the 1960s, his work has consistently explored the production and role of language and meaning within art.
In conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum’s current installation of the permanent collection, What Absence is Made Of, which features his seminal work Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [Idea] (1966) as one of the highlights of the exhibition, the Museum is thrilled to host Joseph Kosuth for the annual James T. Demetrion Lecture.
This annual program is made possible by the Friends of Jim and Barbara Demetrion Endowment Fund, established in 2001 to celebrate Jim Demetrion’s seventeen-year tenure as the Hirshhorn’s second director.
We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program.
image: Joseph Kosuth, Titled (Art As Idea As Idea), 1966, Two photographs mounted on PVC, 120x120 cm each