‘Color of Reality’ …. “🎨 Created by Alexa Meade, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck 🎨 …. “!!


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~~July 15, 2018~~ 

COLOR OF REALITY

Oh, m’lord!

Amazing, mesmerizing and powerful depiction of a sad American reality.

The video speaks for itself.

Published/posted in 2016 … still applies to this day. 

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Transfixed by racial, political, and socioeconomic tensions saturating the news, movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, enveloped by the art of Alexa Meade, switch off the TV and release their emotion into a stirring dance that is both a lament and a spirited call to action.

Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, who use dance to move people and improve the world, find alchemy with Meade’s perspective-changing art.

The result is a powerful, mesmerizing reflection, a moving 2D art representation, of the state of today’s society.

Art by Alexa Meade @alexameadeart alexameade.com

Written, Directed, Choreography, and Movement Artistry by Jon Boogz @JonBoogz jonboogz.com

Movement Artistry, Choreography – Lil Buck @LilBuckDaLegend lilbuck.com

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~~”Color of Reality”~~

by Alexa Meade, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

~~Published on Sep 6, 2016~~

Jon Boogz

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Color of Reality
Alexa Meade’s art is the medium for visual storytelling in Color of Reality, a short film written, directed, and choreographed by Jon Boogz.

Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck deliver performances that speak in powerful protest to the gun violence haunting American society today.

Produced by Kalie Acheson of Animi.Design

For inquiries: info@alexameade.com AND info@sozomedia.com

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~~AJ+ interview with Jon Boogz, Color of Reality~~

~~Published on Sep 23, 2016~~

Alexa Meade Art

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~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

https://alexameade.com/color-of-reality/

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DON PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS …. “🇵🇷 On the American Flag 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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Pedro Albizu Campos (September 12, 1891 – April 21, 1965) was a Puerto Rican attorney and politician, and the leading figure in the Puerto Rican independence movement. Gifted in languages, he spoke six. He graduated from Harvard Law School with the highest grade point average in his law class, an achievement that earned him the right to give the valedictorian speech at his graduation ceremony.

However, animus towards his mixed racial heritage would lead to his professors delaying two of his final exams in order to keep Albizu Campos from graduating on time. During his time at Harvard University he became involved in the Irish struggle for independence.

Albizu Campos was the president and spokesperson of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party from 1930 until his death in 1965. Because of his oratorical skill, he was hailed as ‘El Maestro‘ (The Teacher).

He was imprisoned twenty-six years for attempting to overthrow the United States government in Puerto Rico.

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ANTWON ROSE, JR. ….. “😢 #SayHisName …. I Am Not What You Think 😢 …. “!!


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~~July 6, 2018~~ 

ANTWON ROSE, JR. 

THERE ARE NO WORDS. HOW COULD THERE BE?

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Another senseless shooting, another victim to police deadly force.

Another victim to ‘running while black’.

Another black citizen shot in the back by police!

#SayHisName

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On Monday, June 25th, two friends of Antwon, 17, a rising high school senior from Rankin, Pa., who was killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer one week prior to this writing, struggled to read that poem, “I Am Not What You Think!,” as family, schoolmates and friends gathered for Antwon’s funeral at his school, Woodland Hills Intermediate School, in Swissvale, Pa.

Antwon died after being shot three times as he ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop. The police said that he and another passenger fled after an officer stopped the Chevrolet Cruze they were in because it was thought to have been involved in an earlier shooting. The driver was taken into custody, interviewed and later released, the police have said.

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~Published on Jun 22, 2018~

17 year old Antwon Rose wrote a poem in 2016 hoping his mother would never have to experience losing her son to police violence.

Two years later, Police gunned down the unarmed African American.

~Thom Hartmann Program~

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~~ANOTHER SOURCE~~ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/27/east-pittsburgh-police-officer-who-shot-and-killed-antwon-rose-charged-with-criminal-homicide/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ae6356a0d87b

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz …. “🧐🇵🇷 Get to know the Girl from the Bronx 🧐🇵🇷 … “!!


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~~June 29, 2018~~ 

THE GIRL FROM THE BRONX

Who knew her name before the recent primaries? 

I don’t think many.

She was the upset of the evening.

I’m so very glad for her; mainly because she has Puerto Rican heritage and also because she brings new ideas which are very much needed in the current political climate.

I wish her the best and hope that the ‘monsters’ in Washington don’t have the ability to change or corrupt her.

Here’s to you, Alex!!

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A former Bernie Sanders organizer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz of Queens, New York City won the democrats spot in the 2018 primary elections over incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley. A 28-year-old Latina woman, Ocasio-Cortez may also be one of the youngest elected to House, at age 28. Check out our extended interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Alexandria (born October 13, 1989) is an American democratic socialist, activist, educator, community organizer, and politician.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating the incumbent, Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley, in what has been described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election season.

Ocasio-Cortéz is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and is also considered to be a left-wing populist.

~Wikipedia~

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After securing a stunning upset victory over long-term incumbent Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz has suddenly become a household name.

The 28-year-old, who’s all but guaranteed to be the next congresswoman for New York’s 14th District, appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about the surprise over her win and facing off against Drumpf.

Most significantly, she unpacked democratic socialism – an ideology that’s still unfamiliar, and perhaps frightening, to many – for a massive late-night TV audience.

“I believe that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live,” she explained.

“What that means to me is health care as a human right, it means that every child no matter where you are born should have access to a college or trade-school education if they so choose it.

I think that no person should be homeless if we have public structures or public policy to allow for people to have homes and food and lead a dignified life in the United States.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-stephen-colbert.html

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~~Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks Democratic Socialism~~

~~Published on Jun 29, 2018~~

Newcomer and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz beat a top-ranking Democrat in the primary to represent New York’s 14th district.

The 28-year-old Latina from the Bronx ran on a platform of free college tuition and abolishing ICE – without any corporate money.

~~Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Interview with NowThis~~

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~~Published on Jun 27, 2018~~

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz has won the Democratic primary against veteran incumbent Joe Crowley for her district in Queens, New York. Here’s what she has to say about her campaign and the future of politics.

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~~Alexandria Ocasio Cortéz~~

Drumpf Isn’t Ready For A Girl From The Bronx

~~Published on Jun 29, 2018~~

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Drumpf might both be from New York City,but she doesn’t think he knows to deal with a girl from the Bronx.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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We Are …. “💕💕 Keone & Mari …. So Very Apropos 💕💕 …. “!!


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~~June 27, 2018~~ 

BEAUTIFUL HOMAGE TO IMMIGRANTS

In need of something uplifting and inspiring.

Something to lift up the soul.

My heart, my soul are raw … sometimes I feel I can’t breathe.

Today is one of those days!

HortyRex©

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~THE BACKBONE OF AMERICA~

The dance world already knows that Keone and Mari Madrid are brilliant storytellers, choreographers who can create narrative movement that moves us. But we especially love it when they use their choreographic voices to highlight important causes.

For this year’s VIBE Dance Competition exhibition performance, the husband-and-wife duo created a beautiful homage to the immigrants who form the backbone of America.

Inspired by their grandparents, “who came to America to make a new life for their families,” and by “the many displaced humans around the world who are trying to do the same,” We Are is an emotional exploration of the trials immigrants have faced – and continue to face today.

Its message hits even more powerfully thanks to its innovative use of video projections (by Vibrvncy/Nick Kim) and some ingenious set design (by Brandon and John Arii).

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.dancespirit.com

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~~WE ARE~~

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~~Published on Feb 19, 2018~~

We are” – A piece inspired by Keone and Mari’s grandparents who came to America to make a new life for their families and the many displaced humans around the world who are trying to the same.

Worldwide Dance

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Daniel Emmet …. Impossible Challenge? 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~June 24, 2018~~ 

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 2018

~DANIEL EMMET~

Season 2018 of  America’s Got Talent has begun

I finally am caught up with the recorded episodes.

This was quite the surprise.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

HortyRex©

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Simon Cowell gives opera singer Daniel Emmet an impossible challenge on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Classical crossover singer Daniel Emmet thought that he was sure to sail through his audition for “America’s Got Talent.”

But as we saw on the June 19 episode of “AGT,” head judge Simon Cowell had something else in mind for this 25-year-old singer, who intended to perform an original song that was a mashup of opera and pop. He had barely begun this tune, which came across as bland and boring, when judge Simon Cowell cut him off and requested that he sing a different song.

When Emmet admitted he had not come prepared with an alternate, Cowell seemed crossed. He dispatched him from the stage and gave him just one hour to learn another song, the Il Divo hit “Passera.”

The visibly nervous neophyte returned in the appointed 60 minutes and proceeded to wow the audience, the panel and even himself with his rendition of this Italian aria.

~SOURCE~

http://www.goldderby.com

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~~Simon Cowell Gives This Singer The HARDEST Challenge!~~

WILL HE MAKE IT? 

~~Published on Jun 20, 2018~~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Daniel Emmet~~

Simon Cowell Gives Singer Impossible Challenge

~~Published on Jun 19, 2018~~

America’s Got Talent 2018

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Melanie Nathan …. “🏳️‍🌈 Who is she? Why is this Important? 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


~~June 24, 2018~~ 

MELANIE NATHAN

“GENERATIONS OF STRENGTH”

World-renowned LGBTQ human rights activist

Long history of human rights activisim in general

Activist against Apartheid

Very prestigious woman

Seasoned lawyer, American citizen, Mother

~FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE AGE OF DRUMPF~

 “The time is now to end prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ people around the world!”

~Melanie Nathan~

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~LAWYER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST~

I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of meeting Melanie.

She was an invited speaker to a local LGBTQ Orlando event back in 2013.

Since then I have maintained contact with her through social media and followed her continued efforts for the rights of the LGBTQ community in her current location in California and all over the world.

Her right to exercise her 1st amendment rights lead to cancellation of a speaking engagement at a Navy Pride event.

Reason: she has tweeted comments that are critical of the Drumpf administration!

SURPRISE!! 

I’m trying to find a video that shows her interview in Joy Reid’s MSNBC show of June 23, 2018.

So far, no luck. I’m including a link to said interview.

Please, stop by and take a look … this is how ‘suppression’ begins.

We have already seen quite a few samples of such attempts.

I expect that this story will have another and, many several chapters!

HortyRex©

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~ABOUT MELANIE~

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Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition
Past Vice President, San Francisco Pride Board
Director, Peacemaker Museum World Tour
Mediator: Private Courts, Inc
Speaker: melnathan.com
Appointed by Town Council of San Anselmo to Board of Review, established in July 1978 by Town Council Ordinance #743. The board meets to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, grievances and citizen complaints against employees.
Adjudicator on Reparative Marin County Youth Court
Former Marin County Human Rights Commissioner
Elected Former VP San Francisco Pride Board
Former VP Fair Housing Advocates of the North Bay (FHOM)

“Her peers call her “a force of nature”

Melanie Nathan, a South Africa-born attorney, used her law school experience to assist African workers who were victims of apartheid in the 1980’s.

After immigrating to the U.S., she founded Private Courts, Inc., a mediation and human rights advocacy firm in Marin County, California.

She is also a prolific blogger and journalist who uses her writing “as a platform for my advocacy work …to get results such as helping LGBT asylum seekers.” It’s taken her to some controversial places: regular communication with the author of Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, an investigation of “corrective rape” of lesbians in South Africa, which led to a Parliamentary Task team.

In addition to her blog, O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da, she contributes to The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation and others. Nathan is co-producer of GAY U.S.A. the Movie, a documentary debunking the myths that impact gay rights.

“No American, least of all our own community, should sit back and allow prejudice and discrimination to continue. This is the final frontier of the civil rights movement in America,” Nathan argues.

“Each and every one of us has a duty to tell our stories, and not one ear should be spared.”

~~SOURCE~~

Defunct Project in 2013

OnePride Network

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~Speaker at Navy Pride event cancelled for anti-Drumpf tweets~

Melanie and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, join Joy Reid on the MSNBC show to speak about the Navy rescinding her invitation to speak at said event.

Melanie was scheduled to speak at a Navy Pride event due to concerns about political statements made on Twitter.

“Although her comments and views are not inappropriate for a private citizen exercising their right ‘free speech’, they are inappropriate for our agency to endorse in a potential speaker for a command-sponsored event.”

~Naval Airfare Warfare Center Weapons Division Public Affairs Office~

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~LINK TO INTERVIEW~

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

~ANOTHER OPTION~

http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

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FOLLOW MELANIE

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/melanie.nathan1

Official Website

https://www.melnathan.com/

Melanie’s Blog … O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da

https://oblogdee.blog/

Twitter Feed

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PERSONAL PHOTO

Melanie and me

Lake Eola Heights, Orlando, Florida

October 13, 2013

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

Melanie and her daughter

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