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AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY SUMMIT SPOTLIGHTS PEDRO NOGUERA AND DAVID JOHNS

For the past decade, social justice educators have decried the school-to-prison pipeline: a series of interlocking policies, often scripted curriculum that neglects the contributions and struggles of people of color; zero tolerance and racist suspension and expulsion policies; and high-stakes tests—that funnel kids from the classroom to the cellblock have now been isolated as the battle cry for a call of action.

We got our first taste of how we can go beyond protest to mobilizing African American families, instructors and education policy makers to become a single thread to spotlight opportunities to redirect the narrative. The Magnet school programs in LAUSD can be the first strike in the call to action, and all concerned need to check out this link before Nov. 10, 2016.

 


 

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THE CELEBRATION OF OUR BELOVED KASHIF

By Kevin Clark
Los Angeles Ca October 21


The time has come to shift from grief to mourning, and now finally Dakar Foundation celebrated the life of our beloved Kashif, Thursday, October 20.  Not a day has passed without me thinking of the many words of wisdom that impacted my life.

My favorite was “We’re all here on a one-way temporary pass”, amen. Thanks to Mike and Pam Stitt for giving us one more chance to say hello and goodbye to Kashif.  Center Of Refuge Church, Gardena, Ca.

I first saw Kashif perform in a concert that with a group called the System, who was the headliner.  I instantaneously became a devoted fan, the when I was working at the GAVIN many moons ago I met him, and became collaborator on Kashif University.

 

We did showcases, speaking engagements, and workshops showcasing his book, “Everything You’d Better Know About The Record Industry”. I later moved from the Bay Area, and live in his recording student basements for a while.

 

 

I want to share some of my favorite music memories of Kashif, that many of you may concur, that this brotha was the baddest music genius of our time, and not just R&B.

I still mourn the loss of a friend and mentor, but i’m starting to phase into celebration of his life in achievements through my memories and moments through his body of work.  I hope you enjoys’s these clips….

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INGLEWOOD HIGH, THE UNIVERITY PROJECT, EVETTE VARGAS HIGHLIGHT DAKAR’S WEEK @ DIGLITAL HOLLYWOOD, OCT 18-20

Kevin Clark, Oct 21,  Los Angeles

Digital Hollywood was on fire this October 18-21st, and we have the receipts to prove it.  We can’t remember meeting so many cool and talented speakers, and presenters in one conference, kudo’s to Victor Harwood.  We didn’t make it Friday, but the three previous day were memorable, and we hope to make true connections with our new friends.

OCT 20 BROWNBAG TV DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD

Thursday, October 20th - BROWNBAG TV DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD PLAYLIST The VR Narrative: Immersive Theater and Language of VR: Story Architects and Experience Designers, Featuring, Yvette Vargas, Digital Reign

Wednesday, October 19- BROWNBAG TV DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD PLAYLIST Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology, Featuring Simone Nelson, CSEA

Warner Bros. Exec Chris DeFaria Says Virtual Reality Has “a Ways to Go”

Tuesday October 18, BROWNBAG TV-Digital Hollywood, 2016 PLAYLIST Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From VC & Equity to Crowdfunding, Featuring Dakar Mentor Michael Norville, Inglewood High School

The opening day of Digital Hollywood,I met the next generation social media managers. Thanks to Dr. Jackie, and Inglewood High Principal Kyle Douglas for the experience pic.twitter.com/cvq339qXqC

— Kevin Clark (@Homageusa) October 18, 2016

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USC SILICON BEACH, THE ON RAMP TO THE ECONOMIC FAST LANE

This years USC Silicon Beach was a scaled back meet-up of some of Jay Tuckers’ friends and peers. The panels and speakers can be reviewed here.

 

 

 

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KASHIF, GONE TOO SOON

By Kevin Clark
Los Angeles-September 27
I'm too heartbroken to write much, I thought I'd share some of favorite memories and moments of my dear friend and spiritual Brother, KASHIF. More details to come

For those of you who didn't know KASHIF, checkout this video log of some of my thoughts and reflections of a Man who has had more impact on my life than any other. His quote, "we're all here, on a temporary pass" leaves me just void!

Homage to Kashif from kevin clark on Vimeo.

 

 

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