News & Public Affairs02/23/04
INTERVIEW WITH DR. LEONARD SHLAIN, AUTHOR OF "SEX, TIME, AND POWER"Be the first to comment
WILLIE RICKS SPEECH
Since the 1950â€™s the phrase â€œBlack Powerâ€? has been a rallying cry for African-Americans and others with African roots, itâ€™s a call for black people to have the power to control their own lives. The concept of â€œBlack Powerâ€?, and the phrase itself became part of an ideological split between leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, who stressed non-violence, and other black leaders, who were calling for more aggressive action to end the legal...Be the first to comment
It was Emily Carr (1871-1945)-not Georgia O'Keefe or Frida Kahlo-who first blazed a path formodern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culure, Carr became a majorforce in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing an untamed British Columbia just beforeindstrializationwold change it forever. The FOREST LOVER is a vibrant, suspenseful fictionalportrait of this fiercely independent, multi-talented artist. Though she died in 1945, Carr rem...Be the first to comment
Betty LaDuke, artist, mother of Winona LaDuke. Betty is a fascinating artist who has travelled all over the world, especially to Africa, to meet women artists and to paint. There is an exhibit of some of her African paintings-From Africa with Love-at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala. She will be speaking tomorrow -- a video presentation at 1:30 and a talk at 2:30. Reservations are recommeded for the video and lecture. The exhibit goes through March 28, 2004.
LaDuke began her formal...Be the first to comment
Sweet Honey will appear in concert tonight, February 21 at 8 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre.
Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell is a native of New York, now living in Washington, DC where since 1979, she has performed with the internationally acclaimed a cappella quintet, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. In her first year with Sweet Honey, she provided leadership in making ...Be the first to comment
Friday night at the University of South Florida was a Human Rights Coffee House with over 200 people. The event, put together by the Human Rights organization, Amnesty International, started the night off remembering Professors Sami Al-Arian and Sameeh Hammoudeh. The two Palestinian USF professors were arrested exactly a year ago this past Friday.
Al-Arianâ€™s Defense attorney, Linda Moreno, started the event talking about the conditions Al-Arian and Hammoudeh have been existing unde...Be the first to comment
As the beginning of the work week saw traffic snarled in parts of Tampa as President Bush made an appearance at a glass manufacturing plant, traffic again has been slowed this afternoon, as Vice President Dick Cheney prepares for a campaign speech and fundraising event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel off the Courtney Campbell Causeway between Tampa and Clearwater this evening at 6:30.......
Cheney's visit is supposed to raise approximately half a million dollars to the already massive Bush Cheney...Be the first to comment
Poll: Most Haitians in U.S. back Aristide
According to a new nationwide poll, a majority of Haitians living in the United States want Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to finish his term in office, but an even larger group says the country was better off under the Duvalier dictatorships
The Poll of 600 Haitians living in the U.S. - half of them from Florida - also found that the community is divided on whether the U.S. should send its military from Haiti.
Belinda Jea...Be the first to comment
A Latino Civil Rights organization has released what they say is the first ever report on the effect of Felony Disenfranchisement laws have on Latinos nationwide...
The Report from MALDEF - The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, concludes that significant numbers of Latino citizens are prohibited from voting by so-called "felony disenfranchisement" laws - laws that ban or restrict the voting rights of persons with felony convictions - with an estimated half a mi...Be the first to comment
Paper Printout "extremely unlikely"
The Head of the state's election process told the Florida Legislature yesterday that it is ''extremely unlikely'' that Florida voters in November will be able to check their machine-vote ballots against a paper printout before leaving the polls.
But Secretary of State Glenda Hood insisted that voters have every reason to remain confident in electronic voting machines, despite rising worries across the nation that such machines are susceptible to co...Be the first to comment