Causes That Can’t Wait, Kony 2012

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. Jason Russel is an activist that has taken film and narrative to new heights to raise awareness of a long hidden conflict in central Uganda. The West has seen glimpses of social, political and economic violent crimes prevalent in the African continent through Hollywood dramatizations like Blood DiamondContinue reading “Causes That Can’t Wait, Kony 2012”

Dwelling on Cities, Gary Hustwit, Urbanized

Riding down Devon Street, on the way to Wrigleyville’s celebrated Music Box Theater, mothers wrapped in saris guide their children along by the hand. Cabs lurch from cross-streets attempting to join the main traffic line heading uptown. The sun slings low in the West beaming off building facades, some outfitted from the 1970’s with large,Continue reading “Dwelling on Cities, Gary Hustwit, Urbanized”

Pt. 2, ExFabula, John Gurda on Capital Court’s History

Looking Back Historian John Gurda guided the evening’s story tellers by explaining signposts of historical significance to the Capitol Heights neighborhood and Milwaukee’s Black community. In 1956, a mall that came to be known as Capitol Court made Capitol Heights its home. It was Milwaukee’s third major shopping center, after Southgate, on South 27th, andContinue reading “Pt. 2, ExFabula, John Gurda on Capital Court’s History”

Pt. 3, ExFabula, The Sherrill’s, A Black Business Legacy

Still a Tale of Two Towns Ronnie Sherrill saunters up to the microphone. He’s Satin Wave’s proprietor, style deacon and local icon. In good spirits, he’s set the tone all night. To introduce his delivery of Satin Wave’s roots, soul music beat moderate ambiance from a classic juke box. You can ask just about anyoneContinue reading “Pt. 3, ExFabula, The Sherrill’s, A Black Business Legacy”

Pt. 4, ExFabula, Sunshine and Rain

A Common Bond Marvin Pratt attended Terminal Milwaukee as the poet laureate of the evening. He treated the audience to a trip down memory lane, through the steps of a young man that emerged, from an era tainted with the trappings of fast talking, slick dressing cats just trying to survive in a time ofContinue reading “Pt. 4, ExFabula, Sunshine and Rain”