Question Bridge http://kalw.org en Video art project to asks tough questions of African American males http://kalw.org/post/video-art-project-asks-tough-questions-african-american-males <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Older generations often want to teach lessons to those that follow. Sometimes, though, those discussions break down and younger generation are left to fend for themselves. Chris Johnson found this to be a particular struggle for black men.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 01:41:33 +0000 Hana Baba 26507 at http://kalw.org Video art project to asks tough questions of African American males Question Bridge: Do Black men compromise for success? http://kalw.org/post/question-bridge-do-black-men-compromise-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Older generations often want to impart lessons learned to those that follow, but one Oakland-based project doesn't want to leave that exchange up to chance.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://questionbridge.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Question Bridge: Black Males</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a video art installation that features over 150 black males from eleven American cities and towns. The men of all ages, classes, and sexual orientations, take turns asking and answering questions on big life topics, such as love, family, and violence. The project aims to promote constructive&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dialogue</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;between black men and the rest of the nation, but also to break down limiting stereotypes about black male identity. In this first of five installments, participants Tony Brown, Julian O'Connor, Alex Morgan, and Ronald Porter answer this question, posed by Anthony&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trochez</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: does success require a compromise when you’re a black male.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 01:29:18 +0000 Chris Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas & Bayeté Ross Smith 26511 at http://kalw.org Question Bridge: Do Black men compromise for success? Question Bridge: Why didn't you leave us with a blueprint? http://kalw.org/post/question-bridge-why-didnt-you-leave-us-blueprint <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17.98611068725586px;">A group of artists have been hearing questions from the black male community for a while – and they decided to find over 150 black men from around the country who were ready to give thoughtful and difficult answers on some of life’s biggest issues. The result was a video art installation called&nbsp;<a href="http://questionbridge.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">Question Bridge: Black Males</a>, now on display at the<a href="http://museumca.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">Oakland</a><a href="http://museumca.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);"> Museum of California</a>. The project aims to promote constructive dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation, but also to break down limiting stereotypes about black male identity. In this second of five installments, participants answer this question, posed by young New York hip-hop artist, Robert Edwards: “Why didn’t ya’ll leave us with the blueprint?”</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 00:45:28 +0000 Chris Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas & Bayeté Ross Smith & Kamal Sinclair 26510 at http://kalw.org Question Bridge: Why didn't you leave us with a blueprint? Question Bridge: How do I know she's the one? http://kalw.org/post/question-bridge-how-do-i-know-shes-one <p>Sometimes, even when we are sure that we want to do good in the world, it helps to get words of advice and guidance from an older and wiser friend. These types of mentorships are hard to come by &ndash; but a group of artists decided they would start the dialogue for one community through art. What was born out of that desire was the art installation called <a href="http://questionbridge.com/">Question Bridge: Black Males</a>, a video dialogue between over 150 black men from across the country, talking about some of life&#39;s biggest topics: racism, sexuality, success, and love. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:38:03 +0000 Chris Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas & Bayeté Ross Smith & Kamal Sinclair 12086 at http://kalw.org Question Bridge: How do I know she's the one? Today On Your Call: What are the realities of walking while black or brown in the US ? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-realities-walking-while-black-or-brown-us <div id="yiv1623317708"><div><div style="color:#000;background-color:#fff;font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt;"><div class="yiv1623317708MsoNormal" style="MARGIN:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="FONT-FAMILY:'Times New Roman';FONT-SIZE:14pt;">&nbsp;On today&#39;s Your Call, we&rsquo;ll have a conversation about why people of color are automatically suspect in our society. The killing of Trayvon Martin has sparked a much needed conversation about these issues. What conversations are you having and hearing? Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 8803 at http://kalw.org Today On Your Call: What are the realities of walking while black or brown in the US ?