Happy 25th Birthday to Hollywood’s Breakout Star of 2018, Stephan James! He recently received 2019 Golden Globe nomination in Best Acting -TV Series Drama category for his performance opposite to Julia Roberts in Amazon’s Homecoming tv series. Stephan is currently also starring in If Beale Street Could Talk, one of Oscar 2019’s Best Picture contenders.
Good seeing you at Homecoming presentation @tdotsteph! Right after watching the first 3 episodes, I knew you’re up to something good in the awards season. Congrats for the nomination well-deserved! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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(Quote)“In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science. We are not to raise up among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply." - Rev. Frederick T. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr., 1913
The current American school system took root around the turn of the century. In 1903, John D. Rockefeller founded the General Education Board, which provided major funding for schools across the country and was especially active in promoting the State-controlled public school movement. Rockefeller Education Board 1915
Rockefeller Education Board, 1915
The General Education Board was not interested in encouraging critical thinking. Rather, its focus was on organizing children and creating reliable, predictable, obedient citizens. As award-winning former teacher John Gatto puts it, “school was looked upon from the first part of the 20th Century as a branch of industry and a tool of governance.” The Rockefellers, along with other financial elite and their philanthropic organizations (such as the Gates, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts) have been able to mold society by funding and pushing compulsory state schooling for the masses. Source: thrivemovement.
While researching in the archives of the University of Dar es Salaam, I was elated to discover old prints of cartoonish ads and even comics published in news papers from decades back. Untouched by the racism and rampant caricatures that haunt American interpretations of black faces. It was more than refreshing. It was validating in a sense, proof of a media's form being shaped by its environment. Without a need to create discouraging images, African features are displayed with a more natural sense of self and positivity that modern artists take for granted. I might have to write a paper on it some day. #travel#africa#blackculture#blackpride#daressalaam#cartoons#art#blackart
Myth or Reality! 🤔 My kind of book. Since my introduction to martial arts (1979) my brother being a gaurdian angel, showing me some moves, sparked an affinity for personal development in me til this day 2018. I'm grateful for many of the opportunities! #selfhelp#cheikhantadiop#nyc#mvmtx#stealthmethod