But what about Iron Eyes Cody? The Controvesy of Pharrell’s ELLE cover #APDTA

While reading all the hype about Pharrell Williams wearing a Native American headdress I started to think…but what about Iron Eyes Cody? Did you know that the Indian Chief we all cried with on TV back in the days was not an indian let alone a Chief? If there was and outcry from his acting it wasn’t talked about in the media. In our opinion Pharrell has as much right to wear a headdress as much as George Bush and John Wayne has a right to wear a cowboy hat (if you didn’t know the Cowboy hat originated in Mexico). #APDTA

Here is the heartfelt commercial.

Nation 19 Magazine / APDTA sponsor’s Freestyle Session in Denver, CO!

Nation 19 Magazine / APDTA sponsor's Freestyle Session in Denver, CO!

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Nation 19 / APDTA is a proud sponsor of Freestyle Session in Denver, CO
The event is hosted by legendary B-Boy Crew Lordz Of Finesse and CROS1
Presented by Silverback Bboy Events & UDEF Pro Breaking Tour
August 2nd 2014 At Beta Night Club voted the #1 dance club in the US by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Denver is one of a few selected cities to host the Freestyle Session US Tour. Freestyle Session Denver will be a qualifying event for the world 3-v-3 finals to be held November 9th In San Diego, Ca.

Sponsors:
Puma
Nation 19 / APDTA
Dardano’s School of Gymnastics
Poetik Sol
Evers Construction
Rawh Brand
Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center
B Boy Factory
Sankofa Lecture Series

Prizes are as follows:
o $1,500 for first place
o $750 for second place
o $450 for third & fourth

Invisible Mexico Exhibit by Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Invisible Mexico by Hakeem Khaaliq and Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Check out a sneak peek of our first exhibit entitled “Invisible Mexico” by Nation19 Magazine / APDTA. The exhibit features a wide variety of photos of people, places and cultures of Mexico while spotlighting on the Afro Mexican townships of Costa Chica and Veracruz. Invisible Mexico features the work of Nation19 Creative Director Hakeem Khaaliq and spans many years of researching black and indigenous cultures in Mexico and Central America. The exhibit is a display of 10 selected photos from the book of the same name which will be released in May. After seeing the exhibit, Univision the largest Spanish speaking television network selected Nation19 and Hakeem Khaaliq to co-produce a two part mini documentary special with famed News Anchor and Television reporter Sergio Urquidi. The television special will air in June -July nationally and internationally on Univision.

Want to know more? Contact us at get@nation19.com

Los afro-mexicanos son ciudadanos voluntarios e involuntarios de las míticas zonas fronterizas donde negocian sus identidades, verifican sus lealtades, y se definen a los demás y a sí mismos mientras trabajan para aceptar las complejidades de las múltiples capas de su identidad afro-mexicana. No son simplemente mexicanos o simplemente gente negra; son ambos mexicanos y negros de una manera que personifican la idea del mexicano como “la raza cósmica.” Son tan indígenas a México como el mexicano más pálido con ascendencia estrictamente europeo. Sin embargo, el estigma social y el racismo internalizado asociado con ser negro y tener la piel oscura les hace a muchos afro-mexicanos sentirse avergonzados y con el deseo de negar su negritud en lugar de aceptarse y sentir orgullo por su piel oscura, pelo rizado y rasgos africanos. Los afro-mexicanos son los rostros invisibles de México como resultado de la amnesia histórica y de la historia oficial que prácticamente ha borrado la presencia africana y sus contribuciones a la nación mexicana. Mientras la historia del africano en México ha sido omitido, esta colección de fotos rinde homenaje a la gente negra de la Costa Chica en México y sirve para llevar la presencia del negro en México de la oscuridad a la luz, de la opacidad a la transparencia, y de la invisibilidad a la visibilidad de una manera que respeta la historia y la lucha mientras muestra la belleza y la fuerza de México Negro.

-Jameelah Xochitl Medina, PhD

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This is Stones Throw Records

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records

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COMING TO THEATERS IN MARCH 2014 – GET TICKETS! www.OurVinylWeighsATon.com

Produced & Directed by Jeff Broadway
Co-Produced & Edited by Rob Bralver
Written by Jeff Broadway & Rob Bralver
Executive Produced by Jason McGuire

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.

The film features exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler, The Creator, and many more.

Check out how this sister (Lupita Nyongo) is showing the world that black is still Beautiful. This video might make you cry. APDTA

Lupita Nyongo with Oprah is showing the world that black is beautiful, again APDTA

The Kenyan Actress and Film Director Lupita Nyongo is showing the world that black is beautiful, again. Her powerful performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave brought her the 2014 Critics Choice Awards against some heavy competition.

The last couple of years has been a small shift in Hollywood with new Black Directors, Filmmakers, Producers, and other creative roles taking the center stage. We hope this trend continues. APDTA

Lupita Nyongo is showing the world that black is beautiful, again APDTA
Lupita Nyongo is showing the world that black is beautiful, again APDTA

Check out Lupita Nyongo’s acceptance speech It might make you cry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlLGJdP6KgY