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From the monthly archives:

June 2013

Palestine Today -- Palestinian Curator, Rawan Sharif, Talks About the Palestinian Art Exhibition: Occupied Palestine

Palestine Today -- Dr. Khalud Bshara Talks about Preservations of Palestine's Historical Sites

Dr. Khaldun Bshara is co-director of Riwaq. Riwaq is an organization that harnesses the energy and skills of students, architects, archaeologists, and historians, to preserve historic buildings in Palestine.

In 1994, Riwaq took on the imposing work of the National Register of Historic Buildings: a 13-year project (1994-2007) resulting in the publication of 3 impressive volumes that include detailed information, maps and photos of some 420 villages in 16 districts of the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

To learn more about Riwaq and there work, you can visit their website, here: http://www.riwaq.org/2010/about.php
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President of Dillard University, Dr. Kimbrough, Talks About Dr. Dre's Gift to USC

On July 1, 2012, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough began his appointment as the seventh president of Dillard University.

Dr.Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college, including the creation of the Black Male Initiative at Philander Smith College that has been a model for similar programs. Kimbrough also has been noted for his active use of social media to engage students in articles by The Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE Currents, and Arkansas Life. He was cited in 2010 by Bachelorsdegree.com as one of 25 college presidents to follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez).

Follow Dr. Kimbrough on his blog: http://hiphopprez.blogspot.com
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Palestine Today -- Guest, Jack Persekian, Director of the Palestinian museum

The Palestinian museum is scheduled to open in the West Bank town of Birzeit, later next year. Read the rest of entry »

Writer/Producer, Christopher C. Odom, Talks About His Film, "23rd Psalm: Redemption".

Christopher C. Odom is the writer, director and producer of the independent film, "23rd Psalm: Redemption."

During the spring, “23rd Psalm: Redemption” won second place in the Wilmington North Carolina Black Film Festival, and screened to packed houses at festivals in Berlin and Cannes “23rd Psalm: Redemption” has found a home! The film was picked up for national release in North America by Entertainment One. It is now available for rental, DVD, on-demand, and streaming video at Redbox, Netflix, Walmart Vudu, Target, iTunes, Amazon, and Blockbuster, among other places.

Although Entertainment One is an excellent distribution resource, “23rd Psalm: Redemption” is still an independent film, in a crowded marketplace, and it’s going to take a down-home, grass roots effort to get the word out and showcase everyone’s hard work on this very special project.

It was shot entirely in Nashville, starring Markhum Stansbury, Jr. and Mister Jones, the film features Tatyani Ali (Ashley from Academy Award Nominee Wil Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), Clifton Powell (Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx's sidekick in "Ray"), Leslie Mills (Emmy Nominated Songwriter), and Jason Burkey ("October Baby"). The film also features music from Leslie Mills, Leslie A. Jones & Right Hand Rule, and Jesse & Alex Santoyo.

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Palestine Today: Guest -- Palestinian Edward Badeen

Edward Badeen is the president of the Association for Support of Needy Palestinian Children.

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Criminal Justice Professor and Former US Special Agent, David Long, Talks About the Failed War on Drugs

David M. Long served for nearly nine years as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, Division of Labor Racketeering, working union corruption and related organized crime cases in Florida. Later, he transferred to Los Angeles where he began investigating identity theft cases tied to the Mexican Mafia. In Los Angeles, he also sat on a joint task force investigating Asian organized crime and human trafficking.

As a federal agent, David began to see the unmistakable link of how the drug trade fueled, funded, and helped to facilitate crimes he investigated. It became clear to David that many of the weapons and much of the money funding these crimes could be traced to the illegal drug trade.

As a professor of criminal justice and legal studies, David became convinced that the “War on Drugs” is an unsound policy and is, in fact, doing great harm to our society in many ways. As a professor, David began to notice and conduct research into how our nation’s drug policies lead to prison overcrowding and a disconnect in our social priorities.

“It has become clear to me that while we fill our prisons with low-level drug offenders, the illegal drug trade, drug abuse and addiction continue in the face of the “War on Drugs.” Until drugs are legalized and addiction and abuse are treated first and foremost as public health issues, the nation will face continuing problems resulting from overcrowded criminal dockets, overcrowded prisons, deaths as a result of drug overdosing, street violence, the spread of diseases, ruined lives, and lost potential.”
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Palestine Today, Welcomes Journalist and Truth Teller, Alan Hart

Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications for more than 40 years

He has worked as a correspondent covering wars and conflict, for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme.

In 1980, Mr. Hart was intimately involved in negotiations, serving as a covert diplomat in conflict resolution, between Arafat and Peres.

He has worked as a researcher and author. His 2nd book explains why it is difficult to impossible for any Israeli prime minister, even a rational, well-motivated one, to make peace on any terms the Palestinians can accept. His latest book: Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews.

Mr. Hart has had one on one private conversations with leaders on both both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. From these private conservations, Alan, has heard the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes.

Alan has long believed that what peacemaking needs above all else is some TRUTH-TELLING, specifically, with regards to the Israel/Palestine conflict, truth telling, with regards to the difference between Zionist mythology and real history, and, the difference between Judaism and Zionism.

Thus, Alan Hart, believes that it is perfectly possible to be passionately anti-Zionist (anti Zionism’s colonial enterprise, that is) without being in any way, shape or form anti-Semitic.

Mr. Hart's last piece: Farewell Israel: myth and reality: http://www.alanhart.net/farewell-israel-myth-and-reality/

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