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  • The Catos: Sustainability in the City

    The Catos: Sustainability in the City

    Mark and Christine Cato allowed our cameras to visit them one morning at their Morningside home in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two sons, Devlin and Lucien, and several pets as well as three chickens in their backyard. The chickens provide them with eggs and often consume their leftovers. They also have a small garden and are a part of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with Edible Earth Farm. Follow Christine on Twitter: @tinepgh —- Edible Earth Farm is located […]

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  • Vanessa German: Sculpture and Assemblage

    Vanessa German: Sculpture and Assemblage

    (from her site) In Vanessa German’s multi-disciplinary work we find a sifting of evidence, an evaluation of material things, and a critique of the society she finds spread out before her: she is a witness to what she finds, and declares it loudly and passionately, and, for a shy woman, also fearlessly. She intuitively transforms her findings, her evidences, into her work. It does not come of nothing; it is not that class of genius. The word invention in its Latin root, means ‘to find or come upon’ […]

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  • Victor Ekpuk: A Picture is a Thousand Words

    Victor Ekpuk: A Picture is a Thousand Words

    “The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition. Of particular interest to my project is Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs, and codes to convey concepts. Inspired by this ancient writings, forms in my works are reduced to basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings that are used to express contemporary experiences. When combined with Nsibidi signs, […]

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  • Profiles: David B. Mitchell, Reflections of a Borough (Wilkinsburg, PA)

    Profiles: David B. Mitchell, Reflections of a Borough (Wilkinsburg, PA)

    About Wilkinsburg, PA (From the Government site) The borough’s proximity to Pittsburgh and its location along main lines of transit from outlying areas were key to its founding and early development. The original village plan was drawn along both sides of the Great Road to Fort Pitt. Wilkinsburg truly began to flourish when the railroad came through in the 1850s, bringing access to jobs in other parts of the city. Nonetheless, Wilkinsburg values its independence. Wilkinsburg was annexed to the […]

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  • Youth Empowerment Project: Power To The Young

    Youth Empowerment Project: Power To The Young

    (FROM WEBSITE) The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. YEP’s founders started the organization in 2004 in order to assist young people returning to New Orleans from correctional facilities. Since its inception, YEP has earned local and statewide recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. We started as the first-of-its-kind re-entry program for juvenile offenders in Louisiana and now we are the region’s most comprehensive and established agency working with […]

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  • Café Reconcile: The Ministry of Reconciliation

    Café Reconcile: The Ministry of Reconciliation

    In 1996, Rev. Harry Tompson, S.J., then pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, joined with concerned community members Craig Cuccia and Tim Falcon to address the system of neglect, violence, and generational poverty that had plagued out-of-school youth in New Orleans’ troubled Central City neighborhood. Gathering with likeminded community activists in prayer, research, and dialogue, the group worked hard to understand the difficult social reality. They consulted newspapers, police reports, television news, and existing research, and they shared their own personal […]

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  • Curtis Muhammad: The Movement (part 2)

    Curtis Muhammad: The Movement (part 2)

    (from http://www.crmvet.org/vet/muhammad.htm) A gun battle with the Ku Klux Klan drove a young man out of his home town and the life of his baby son. Growing up on a farm, working cotton, corn and lumber, and an ornery mule named George, the son grew up in that hometown, McComb, Mississippi. The summer he graduated from high school, he also discovered his father, and the reason his father had been absent from his life. That also happened to be the summer […]

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  • Kenneth Ferdinand: A Conversation on Frenchmen Street (Rose Nicaud)

    Kenneth Ferdinand: A Conversation on Frenchmen Street (Rose Nicaud)

    We sat down with Cafe Rose Nicaud Co-Owner Kenneth Ferdinand to talk about all things New Orleans. This is just a small section of what he shared with us here on The Angle. ——– In the early 1800′s Rose Nicaud became the first known coffee vendor in New Orleans. Rose, a slave, saw the opportunity to provide a service to French Market vendors, workers and shoppers by providing them with fresh, hot coffee. Rose created a portable cart which she pushed […]

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  • Trayvon Martin Rally (Washington, DC)

    Trayvon Martin Rally (Washington, DC)

    A rally took place in Washington DC to show solidarity in the tragic death of Trayvon Martin–the unarmed black teenager shot and killed in Florida last month by a member of a community watch group. It was a somber rainy Saturday in DC, but the energy was high and message was clear–justice for Trayvon Martin.

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  • Profiles: (Intersections) E. Ethelbert Miller interviews Sam Gilliam

    Profiles: (Intersections) E. Ethelbert Miller interviews Sam Gilliam

    A reissue of a classic interview with two of America’s most accomplished artists and thinkers, E. Ethelbert Miller and Sam Gilliam. Originally edited as a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Angle director has made this part of the Angle experience. Quite fitting. Washington, DC based visual artist, Brandon Hill creates a picee inspired by the meeting of these two men.  Myke Pollard provides the soundtrack. —– Sam Gilliam is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost Color Field Painter […]

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