📚Books to read in #2019: “The Water Dancer” A Novel by best selling author, Ta-Nehisi Coates #NoCriticsJustPolitics

American Politics | Human Rights: American Presidential Candidate, Cory Booker & Ta-Nehisi Coates defended American slave trade reparations #NoCriticsJustPolitics

Hasankeyf, Turkey(BC) – An 11,000+ year old town, soon to be underwater by Turkey’s Ilisu Dam – motion cinema via Can Sabuncuoglu #NoCriticsJustPolitics

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Hasankeyf, Turkey
Hasankeyf, Turkey(BC) – An 11,000+ year old town, soon to be underwater by Turkish Dam, Ilisu

1024px-Zeynel_Bey_Mausoleum Hasankeyf Mausoleum of Zeynel Bey son of Sultan Uzun Hasan Hasan the Tall of the Aq Qoyunlu dynasty or White Sheep Turkomans 1378 1508

The Ilısu Dam to put Hasankeyf, Turkey under water
The Ilısu Dam to put Hasankeyf, Turkey under water

After:1024px-Tigris_River,_Hasankeyf View of the Tigris River in Hasankeyf, seen from the Citadel. Reed covered restaurants serve fresh river fish along other regional specialties.jpg

USA: Political Party to have it’s second Presidential debate in the #MotorCity of America, #Detroit, on @CNN #NoCriticsJustPolitics

Second debate hosted by CNN on July 30 – 31 in Detroit

“Detroit embodies the values and character of the Democratic Party,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “It’s a city of grit and determination, a city that has gotten knocked down only to get back up stronger. With its diversity, its storied history, and its proud ties to the labor movement, Detroit is the perfect place for our party’s second debate.”

The second debate will be broadcast live on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español. An unauthenticated live stream of the debate will also be available for all users on CNN’s website, mobile apps and connected TVs via CNNgo. The debate lineups for each night will be determined at random to provide each candidate with a fair opportunity to make his or her case to a large, national audience.

No Critics | Just Politics
No Critics | Just Politics

Talk politics w/ #Emmy Award-winning, American comedian, television host, actress and author @LoniLove , from #TheReal, and see her keynote @TheAjamuGroup 2019 Multicultural Media Luncheon in #Detroit , Jan17 powered by @Toyota ! cc: @CherylAjamu of @TheAjamuGroup #NaiasDetroit #AjamuGroupLuncheon #AjamuGroup #NoCriticsJustPolitics

No Critics | Just Politics
No Critics | Just Politics

Make the commitment: #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NoCriticsJustPolitics & @USAGov are encouraging you to exercise your right to #VOTE!!!

American Politics: Honoring Contributions of African Americans to America’s Musical Heritage – Translated by @AbenaahNefertari #NoCriticsJustPolitics

Senators Booker, Harris, Rep. Meeks Introduce Resolution Honoring Contributions of African Americans to America’s Musical Heritage

Lawmakers call for more music education for black students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY-05), introduced a resolution designating June as African American Music Appreciation Month, to recognize the contributions of African Americans to America’s music heritage and to raise awareness of the  need for greater access to music education for African American students.

Also sponsoring the resolution in the Senate are Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Doug Jones (D-AL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Chris Coons (D-DE).

According to the National Assessment for Educational Progress Arts Assessment, African American students scored the lowest of all ethnicities. Another study found that only 15 percent of all students in music ensembles and only 7 percent of all licensed music teachers were black. A recent Department of Education study found that only 28 percent of African American students receive any kind of arts education.

An excerpt of the resolution follows:

“The Senate recognizes the contributions of African Americans to the musical heritage of the United States; the wide array of talented and popular African-American musical artists, composers, song- writers, and musicians who are underrecognized for contributions to music; the achievements, talent, and hard work of African-American pioneer artists, and the obstacles that those artists overcame to gain recognition;  the need for African-American students to have greater access to and participation in music education in schools across the United States; and Black History Month and African-American Music Appreciation Month as an important time to celebrate the impact of the African- American musical heritage on the musical heritage of the United States; and to encourage greater access to music education so that the next generation may continue to greatly contribute to the musical heritage of the United States,”

The resolution is supported by 35 organizations advocating for increased access to music education in our nation’s schools:

American Orff-Schulwerk Association                                                 American School Band Directors Association

American String Teachers Association

Barbershop Harmony Society

Chorus America

College Band Directors National Association

Conn-Selmer

Drum Corps International

Education Through Music

El Sistema USA

Gordon Institute for Music Learning

Jazz at Lincoln Center

J. W. Pepper & Son

League of American Orchestras

Little Kids Rock

Music and the Brain

Music for All

Music Teachers National Association

National Association for Music Education

National Association of Music Merchants

National Federation of State High School Associations

National Music Council

New Jersey Music Educators Association

New York State School Music Association

Organization of American Kodály Educators

Percussive Arts Society

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Progressive Music

Quadrant Arts Education Research

Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music

The Recording Academy

Strathmore Hall Foundation

VH1 Save the Music Foundation

Winter Guard International

WURRLYedu

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