“The NAACP is shaking up its leadership, voting to dismiss its president, Cornell William Brooks, in what it called a ‘system-wide refresh.’ ‘The NAACP intends to aggressively and nimbly respond to the current climate of political unrest, as well as the assaults upon human and civil rights that threaten our very democracy, as only it can,’ the NAACP said in a release Friday. ‘To do so demands that the board of the NAACP ensure that organization has the right plan and the right leadership to address these 21st-century challenges.’ The group, which was founded in 1909, also cited the need to respond to ‘additional barriers’ that black Americans are facing and ‘confront the realities of today’s volatile political, media and social climates.'”

The expression goes: “Better late than never,” but what took them so long to realize that they needed to restructure their organization and be more aggressive in their fight for equality?

I knew that years ago after I spent years trying to get the NAACP’s support for my case against William Morris Endeavor Ent. The Hollywood branch in particular wanted nothing to do with fighting institutionalized racism and on-going race-based employment discrimination in Hollywood. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that majority of those employed in decision-making positions at the Hollywood branch aren’t black…They need to be removed as well!

Source: Saba Hamedy. “NAACP Dismisses Its President In ‘Systemwide Refresh.'” CNN. May 19, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/naacp-dismisses-president-cornell-williams-brooks/index.html.

“Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, the latest in a string of discoveries that the country’s antiquities minister described as a helping hand from the crypt for its struggling tourism sector. The funerary site, uncovered eight meters below ground in Minya, a province about 250 km (150 miles) south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script.”

Source: Arwa Gaballa. “Egypt Uncovers Chamber Of Mummies, Sees Life For Tourism.” Reuters. May 13, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-discovery-idUSKBN1890F8.

check out these incredible performances by Noname & Anderson.Paak for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series!

Here are two “new” artists worth checking out and to see that they are the real deal, here are their live sets. 

Noname’s lyrical and melodic performance:

Anderson.Paak & The Nationals’ funky performance:

Thanks Dericko for putting me on to these awesome performances. They should consider going on the road together!