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#713 + 12 FEB 2017 / GRAMMYS + Tribe Called Quest Honor Phife Dawg / Get Political: RESIST! RESIST! RESIST! + Birth date of the 16th POTUS: Abraham Lincoln + CECIL TAYLOR

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GRAMMYS:

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Jennifer Lopez didn’t mention President Trump by name,
nor any headline news.
But before presenting the first award of the night,
Lopez said,

At this particular point in history,

our voices are needed

more than ever.”

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She then quoted Toni Morrison:

This is precisely

the time

when artists

go to work.

There is

no time for despair,

no place for self-pity,

no need for silence,

no room for fear.

We speak,

we write,

we do language.

That is how civilizations heal.”

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A Tribe Called Quest honored Phife Dawg
with a politically charged, bombastic medley
alongside Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence
at the Grammy Awards. 
The legendary hip-hop outfit opened with 1993’s “Award Tour,”
while Q-Tip also snuck in the refrain from “Can I Kick It.”

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Paak then joined Tribe,
playing both drums and singing “Movin’ Backwards,”
his collaboration with the group
on their 2016 album
We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service.

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Busta Rhymes opened the final segment of the medley
by addressing

President Agent Orange

and slamming Donald Trump’s Muslim ban
before Tribe launched into their politically driven

We the People.”

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As more people filled the stage in unity,
the most powerful moment came
when everyone suddenly bowed their heads
and
held up a fist while Phife Dawg’s verse
blared over the speakers.

 

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The group invited immigrants onstage to, as the group’s rep says,

represent ALL the people

that are the OTHER.”

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Q-Tip

 closed

the performance

with

the

message:

Resist!

Resist!

Resist!

Resist!

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Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.”

Cecil Taylor

ANTHONY BRAXTON DECLARED CECIL TAYLOR AS A DEFINING ENERGY/INFLUENCE

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12 February 

The birth date of the 16th POTUS, Abraham Lincoln,
my childhood hero and template of RISING in adversity.

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FIRECRESCENT_13_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XIII                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2014

 

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FIRE: CRESCENT PORTFOLIO

I-XVI

 

 

 

CATHERINE L.  JOHNSON

 

 

 

Mixed Media on Board
Each measures: 16″ H x 13.5″ W
2014
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FIRECRESCENT_1_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT I                                                                 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_2_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT II                                                      CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_3_OR_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT III                                                                CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_4_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT IV                                                            CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_5_OB_2014_CLJ;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT V                                     CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_6_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT VI                                                    CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_7_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT VII                                                         CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_8_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L., JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT VIII                                                                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_9_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT IX                                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_10_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT X                                                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_11_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XI                                                          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_12_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XII                                                           CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_13_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XIII                                      CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_14_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XIV                                                          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_15_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XV                                                          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014
FIRECRESCENT_16_OB_2014; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XVI                                                  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014

 

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