Damali Ayo

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Damali Ayo





"Art should make you think and feel."

In Class Presentation on Damali Ayo:

    • National Day of Panhandling for Reparations:
      • 70+ people in 21 states and 3 countries took to the streets to collect and distribute reparations.OCTOBER 10, 2007. People of all races across the United States took an hour or two to sit in a range of locations in our communities. We wore signs reminding passersby of the history of slavery in the United States. We collected reparations in the form of money from white Americans for the enslavement and free-labor of Africans and African Americans during the establishment and economic rise of this country. This money was immediately paid out to black passersby. Both parties were offered a receipt. We did this to offer a convenient opportunity for American citizens to acknowledge, apologize and compensate the unpaid labor of African Americans, the travesty of slavery, and the rightful due of reparations.
      • Photos can be seen here
      • Article originally from "The Oregonian" and picked up by the Associated Press (AP) can be read here
      • A few videos of note:
    • Rent-A-Negro:
      • "As we all know, the purchase of African Americans was outlawed many years ago. As times have changed the need for black people in your life has changed but not diminished. The presence of black people in your life can advance business and social reputation. These days those who claim black friends and colleagues are on the cutting edge of social and political trends. As our country strives to incorporate the faces of African Americans, you have to keep up. rent-a-negro offers you the chance to capitalize on your connection with a black person. At any gathering our service can bring a freshness and tension that will keep things lively. This adds currency to your image and events. We all go out for ethnic food every once in a while, why not bring some new flavor to your home or office...for all your friends and colleagues to enjoy!"
      • Check out the "Pricing"
      • See an Excerpt.
    •  On Bill O'Reilly.
    •  Now Art Grants.
      • The idea: "Now Art is a mentality that art must be current, accessible and an agent of dialogue and social change."
      • The newest projects.
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