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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: WHITEWASH                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: EXODUSIAIN’TGOINGBACKFREE Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO
TO ENLARGE/DETAIL, PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES
DEDICATED TO THE REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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FIFTY YEARS!

I remember.
He was my hero,
my hurricane lamp,
my light tower,
my template…
My life aligned me with civil rights and social justice issues.
I chose to rise.
MLK created a path/template of FIERCE grace and RADICAL hope.

 

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“… BUT

WHATEVER

YOU DO

YOU HAVE TO

KEEP MOVING

FORWARD!”

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 PRECIOUS LORD

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WATCHKNOW

KNOWWATCH

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KNOWWATCH

LISTENLISTEN

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NOTHING

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POWERFUL

THAN THE

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DETERMINED

PEOPLE”

REV. DR. MLK, JR. 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/selma-bloody-sunday-50th-anniversary-2015-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-speech-how-long-not-long-harris-wofford-what-i-saw-at-selma-today-my-dear-friends-presence-as-a-fami/

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NOWTELLUS

NOWLISTEN

STEPUPNOW

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TELL

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ABOUT

THE

DREAM

TELL

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ABOUT

THE

DREAM

TELL

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ABOUT

THE

DREAM

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EXODUSFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACKIMFREE                           Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO 2013 Catherine L. Johnson 
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

 

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William Shakespeare
MACBETH

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We SEE you President Trump.

 

 

 

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6 July 2017

Mn Gov. Mark Dayton

calls for police training fund

to be named for

Philando Castile

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A year after Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer,
the governor says he wants a new $12 million training to carry Castile’s name. 
http://www.startribune.com/dayton-calls-for-police-training-fund-to-be-named-for-philando-castile/432914653/?om_rid=1660397001&om_mid=1660397001

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Photo credit: me
To enlarge, please click on image.

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“Mom,

please stop cussing and screaming

’cause I don’t want you

to get shooted.”

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“I can keep you safe.”

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 Diamond Reynolds’ 4-year-old daughter,
to her mother while sitting in the back of a police squad car,
shortly after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile
by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

 

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What the police officer,

Jeronimo Yanez,

who shot Philando Castile

said about the shooting

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PLEASE READ
the transcript of Yanez’s interview
with two special agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,
the state agency investigating the shooting.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/06/21/what-the-police-officer-who-shot-philando-castile-said-about-the-shooting/?tid=pm_national_pop&utm_term=.6393948416d2

 

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“I thought he had a gun in his hand,”
Yanez said later.
Yanez feared for his life, he said,
and the lives of his partner
as well as the two passengers in the car:
Castile’s girlfriend and her young daughter.

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Recounting the shooting the following day, Yanez said:

“I thought I was gonna die.

And, I was scared because,

I didn’t know if he was gonna,

I didn’t know what

he was gonna do.”

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So he* opened fire.

* He is Officer Yanez.

 

 

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noun: panic

1. sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior.

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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear
that triggers severe physical reactions
when there is no real danger or apparent cause.
Panic attacks can be very frightening.
When panic attacks occur,
you might think you’re losing control,
having a heart attack or even dying.
MAYO CLINIC
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/basics/definition/con-20020825

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Panic sends a massive amount of cortisol 
to course through the body
causing a fight or flight reaction.  
A person’s sudden reaction demonstrates +  discloses
their primal  blueprint/character/biases – a construct.
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Imagine the FEAR/PANIC
of  the driver, Philando Castile,
the passenger, Diamond Reynolds,
with their passenger in the back seat,
Diamond’s 4 year old daughter,  
when they were pulled over by Officer Yanez that evening
– KNOWING the “drill”  reactivity/ brutal reality of
 the blue uniform and the black male driver in America.
They were to be served and protected by the blue uniform
– the “expectation” of ALL Americans.
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Imagine the FEAR/ PANIC of  the NRA for
( Hahaha)
not stepping UP for their dedication of  the 2nd Amendment
and
their truth by action:
the gross neglect / conscious abandonment of a licensed gun owner
– Philando Castile.
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The Truth IS the Truth
that is disclosed/revealed by action,
NOT by word or pledge.
CLJ

 

 

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12 ANGRY MEN

Sixty years after its initial release,
the ultimate American morality tale
still has lessons we would do well to heed.

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GRACE #1                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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GRACE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

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TC JAZZ FEST  22 JUNE 2017

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective

http://www.terenceblanchard.com/

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“Imitation is suicide”

proclaimed a recorded voice
in reference to
the responsibility of the artist.

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Guitar / Charles Altura
Piano / Fabian Almazan
Bass / David Ginyard, Jr.
Drummer / Oscar Seaton

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Brilliant + Relevant + Poignant + Genius

 ALWAYS Moving FORWARD

The band affirmed its vitality with fervent originality
and
the sonics of Blanchard’s E-Collective IS a call to action.

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The band dedicated a piece titled SOLDIERS to Philando Castile.
Blanchard’s JIMI HENDRIX was dedicated to Diamond Reynolds and her daughter.

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I spoke to Terence afterward
artists ARE the hurricane lamps, the light towers that break OPEN
OUR responsibility IS to experiment, explore and MOVE FORWARD.

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ARTISTS are LOVELIGHTHOPE.

COURAGEOUS + COMPASSIONATE + COMMITTED.
TRUE + PRACTICED RISK TAKERS/EXPLORERS.
SPEAK IN ALL TONGUES OF JOY + SUFFERING.
CALLS OUT THE SOUL + GRACE ENERGY IN HUMANITY.
AUTHENTIC MAVERICKS.
LISTENERS OF THE DIVINITY WITHIN + OF OTHERS.
TRUST THEIR INTERNAL “DIVINING RODS”.
CAPACITY TO RIDE THE WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY + AMBIGUITY.
CREATING QUESTIONS RATHER THAN NEEDING THE ANSWERS IS THE FUEL.
GOSPEL SINGERS OF TRUTH + FREEDOM + RHYTHMS OF THE SUBLIME
COMMUNICATION VEHICLES OF/ FROM THE FIRST LIGHT @ NIGHT.

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD.

SEERS.

 

YES.

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‘United for Philando’ rings out as funeral

concludes at St. Paul Cathedral

Horse-drawn carriage brings casket to the service for man who was shot by police last week. 
http://www.startribune.com/castile-family-arriving-at-funeral-home-ahead-of-st-paul-cathedral-service/386800181/

 

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I’LL FLY AWAY

 

 

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO

2013

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/the-humanity-portfolio-2013-catherine-l-johnson-humanity-blood-is-red-is-blood-red/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUMAKETHENYOULIE CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013: CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;BLACK+BLUEYOUMAKETHENYOULIE                CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAINTING #13 MEASURES 15″ H x 18.5 ” W

PAINTING #14 MEASURES 14″ H x 21 ” W

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I Have A Dream”

28 August 1963

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Any dominant culture in a society
has shaped optics
that sees the world
exclusively
according to
THEIR values + THEIR needs
-which are then translated into external structures:
systems, institutions, consciousness,
semiotics and laws
that upholds a specific
crystallized
worldview.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And, then there is the “other”,
the outside, the foreign, the feared,
that does not resonate
with the dominant culture’s optics.
The “other” is deemed invisible; less than, aberrant; threatening, etc.
A dynamic is established to keep the “other” blind, begging and blamed.
The “other” can be in multiples in a society,
yet,
their presence is cancelled.
WHITEWASHED.
 
 
 
 
The shaped optics are rigid
 and
are held with a tight, death grip
-blindly, gripping
because of the terror of dissolution
of  the withstanding power matrix
-the  signifier identity of a dominant culture.
No dialogue.
No empathy.
No courage.
No invitation to the table,
 welcoming and praising
of how God’s gifts
are shaped in  a wide +  deep spectrum
of diverse blooms.
 A dominant culture sees their optics and practices as right,
and
cannot empathize with the “other”.
There is no incentive/motivation/purpose
to understand,
participate
and
acknowledge
the reality of the “other”.
 
Losing control is a visceral FEAR of a dominant culture
 and
judgement of  the “other”
is a practice of differentiating the “other”
that  protects the  exclusivity/privilege
upheld by the the dominant culture.
 
 
 
 

The dominant culture defines normal.


 
The dominant culture does not have to be the majority of a population.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The shaped optics are a contortion/distortion
that becomes imprinted
in the heart and spine of the individual
and
the society as whole.
The practice of  the other “wishing” they had the bluest eye;
did not limp; did not live in a chair;
did not wear the color of skin they were born in
sows the cruel seeds of inhumanity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The dominant culture steals freedom  of one’s birthright:
breath.
Yahweh.
Inhale.
Exhale.
8.
And, then there is an exquisite r/evolution
where  the humanity of humanity
 seizes
and
the breath of life expands.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I SEE YOU.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I feel the voices, the choir of voices,
whose I AM HUMAN
stories/ expressions/ cries for justice
have been denied and made invisible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I know the story from my own birth and life narrative.
My anthems as a child:
WE SHALL OVERCOME + TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 My beloved Dr. Mark B. Coventry
 gave me the template of Abraham Lincoln
as a blueprint of character to prevail no matter the tempest.
Of course, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
compounded my life template
as well as artists who are women
and
those whose divine gifts were larger
than their physical description.
“…judged by the content of their character!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CATHERINE L. JOHNSON
ARTIST 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
( PLEASE SEE THE “ABOUT” PAGE IN THIS WORDPRESS.)
 
 
 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

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