According to a new survey by Dove, carried out as part of its Changing Face of Beauty: 2004 to 2014 project, social media is having a powerful effect on our beauty confidence, and it's not all good. Embargoed to 0001 Friday November 27 Undated file handout photo from 'Dove' of model from their advertising campaign that used "real" women for its promotions and not airbrushed models.
Images of models which have been digitally altered are causing more than two thirds of women to suffer low confidence about their bodies, the study by beauty brand Dove has found. While 57 per cent of us say a Facebook 'like' does our sense of self-confidence wonders, the background story is that half of us also feel the constant pressure to present ourselves in our best light online - as well as off it. While friends, family, partners, and colleagues might compel us to look good, 21 per cent of us believe that the bulk of that pressure now comes from social media; evidence of which comes from the fact that the average selfie takes a whopping 20 minutes to get right, while 42 per cent of us admit to de-tagging a less than flattering photo of ourselves.
In fact almost half of us feel that social media has changed the way we feel about beauty, 55 per cent of 18 to 29-year-olds going as far to say that the digital age had not enhanced their beliefs in their appaerance, but rather made them far more self-conscious about the way they looked. Marissa Carter is the founder of Cocoa Brown Tan - a best-seller all over the world, even used by the Kardashian sisters (cocoabrown.ie). As propaganda came of age, in a new Office of War Information, Americans rose to the challenge of doing whatever was necessary to support the war effort. For groups discriminated against in the past, the war was a vehicle for lasting social and economic gains. They have debated, too, the degree to which World War II was a watershed that changed the nationa€™s course.
Despite such continuities, the changes that occurred between 1940 and 1945 stand out vividly.
War, by its very nature, has always been a catalyst for change, and World War II followed that pattern. Designed for students who already have a command of digital camera skills, This intensive 10-month course will provide the opportunity to master more advanced technical skills and learn to create visually dynamic images. To qualify for years 2-5, you must be at least 18 years of age and accepted and enrolled in an accredited two or four year college, university, art school, or related accredited photography program.
1) Briefly identify the topic or subject of your photo essay, and explain what you hope to explore or express about it.
There will be workshop sessions and will meet every month depending on the instructora€™s availability. For planning, workshops are usually scheduled the second Saturday of each month with the exception of a few sessions. Canon digital SLR, lenses and accessories are loaned to the student for the duration of the course.
Lens cleaning kit:A  Students using their own equipment should have a lens cleaning kits, which consists of lens cleaning solution, lens brush and blower. Selecting Artworka€?The ideal portfolio will consist of 15 to 20 selections of recent photos.
When deciding which photos to include in a portfolio, the advice and suggestions of others can be helpful.
Though applicants may want to include examples of work from past years, especially to demonstrate growth, it is more important to submit work that represents current skills and experiences. Students should check with their familya€™s homeownera€™s policy, or their own rentera€™s insurance to determine coverage and deductibles. Each applicant is carefully selected on the basis of his or her maturity, enthusiasm, motivation, intellectual curiosity, who is interested expanding their knowledge in photography. We expect students act in a sensitive and considerate manner at all times and respect the rights of others. We deem unacceptable any verbal or physical conduct that demeans others because of their race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation. Our policy prohibits the use of cellular phones (including TEXTING), or personal digital assistants by the student during in the-field workshop or classroom instruction. 5.a?¦Students are loaned a Canon DSLR camera outfit and necessary equipment needed for the program. 6.a?¦A Attendance is a€?mandatorya€? for the core classes regardless of the studenta€™s knowledge on the subject matter or skill level. 7.a?¦A Participation for Instructional Photography Tours (IPTs) destination and impromptu workshops are a€?optionala€?.
11.a?¦ If you are involved in too much school, sports, personal or community activities, this program may not be for you. Dove's survey of 1,000 women in the UK also highlighted the fact that unlike 10 years ago when happiness was deemed the most important attribute to how beautiful we feel, today it is self confidence that makes us feel pretty. Maybe you've adopted this multi-step regime of cleansers, lotions, essences, serums and moisturisers.
Winkler, considered to be one of Americaa€™s preeminent World War II and Cold War historians, is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio and author of Home Front, USA: America during World War II (1986) and Franklin D. Although no battles occurred on the American mainland, the war affected all phases of American life.
Military spending that began in 1940 to bolster the defense effort gave the nationa€™s economy the boost it needed, and millions of unemployed Americans returned to work to make the weapons of war needed to protect the United States.
FDR was never fond of dismantling administrative structures or firing people who worked for him, and so he created one agency after another, with new ones often in competition with old ones, to guide the war effort. By mid-1945, the United States had produced 80,000 landing craft, 100,000 tanks and armored cars, 300,000 airplanes, fifteen million guns, and forty-one billion rounds of ammunition.
For women and blacks in particular, the war was a stimulusa€”and a modela€”for future change.
Many agreed with a Baltimore advertisement that told them that working in a war plant was a€?a lot more exciting than polishing the family furniture.a€? They remained frustrated at unfair pay differentials, but wanted to continue working after the war.
The Pittsburgh Courier, a widely circulated black newspaper, proclaimed a a€?Double Va€? campaigna€”V for victory in the struggle against the dictators abroad and V for victory in the campaign for equality at home.
Even when seen against a broader perspective, the transformation the United States experienced was profound. In the United States, World War II made Americans more willing to involve themselvesa€”politically and diplomaticallya€”with the outside world. At the start of the struggle, their unemployment rate was twice that of whites, and many of the jobs they held were unskilled. While being held under house arrest there, Paul received a visitor named Onesimus, whose name meant profitable or advantage. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment. After a brief review of fundamentals, students will dive in to more advanced techniques and camera controls, including: metering modes, exposure compensation, dynamic range, working with manual and TTL flash, and more. Year four offers eligible students to complete an assignment up to one week with expenses covered. Year five offers eligible students to complete an assignment up to two weeks with expenses covered. Positive aspects of the environment such as landscape, natural history and wildlife, also of environmental pollutions.
Successfully completed Photoshop for Photographer workshop and have a complete understanding of digital capture to output workflow, file and image management and concepts of printing. For indoor workshop, the start time will be around 10AM, For in-the-field workshops, the start time will be scheduled around the best available light and the subjects being photograph.
Students may use their own brand of equipment, however the equipment MUST meet or exceed the minimum lenses and accessories requirements listed below.
Portfolios are reviewed with the goal of identifying the creative and technical skills, abilities and potential of each applicant.A  A portfolio should reflect each individual's unique art background and experiences. However, it is important that the applicant makes the final decision and submits a portfolio that best represents the work that they would like considered in the review process. Submitting work simply to show a range of photography styles (such as one nature, one macro, one travel photo, etc) is not recommended if it sacrifices consistency of quality.
You may wish to cover the camera, lenses and accessories by adding a rider to an existing policy. Phone need to remain a€?offa€? and stored in your backpack, pocket, camera bag, or other place not visible during class. It it best to rescheduled appointments for another week or after the workshop is over for the day. Students are welcome to use their own camera gear if approved by the instructor.A  The program does NOT augment other camera manufacturers equipment. The Level II+ program requires the same level of commitment and effort as other activities. And if social media is effecting our confidence - well then the modern maths is depressingly easy to see. Do feel it's impossible to forge lasting and meaningful connections with other kids and adults, no matter the situation? He always tries to level up himself and improve himself to be better in any things all the time. It required unprecedented efforts to coordinate strategy and tactics with other members of the Grand Alliance and then to plunge into battle against the Axis powersa€”Germany, Italy, and Japan. The renewed prosperity vindicated the theory of English economist John Maynard Keynes, who had earlier argued that sizable government spending could end a depression if the private sector was unable or unwilling to engage in such spending itself. Stimson observed, a€?If you are going to try to go to war, or to prepare for war, in a capitalist country, you have got to let business make money out of the process or business wona€™t work.a€? Business leaders who had incurred the wrath of President Franklin D. That pattern allowed him to play off assistants against each other and to make the final choices himself.
They saved metals and fats to be recycled into military materiel and collected rubber until the nation successfully produced synthetic rubber, necessary because shipping lanes to obtain natural rubber were blocked. Americans seeking a song like a€?Over There,a€? which had summed up their confidence in World War I, never found one.
They had to provide the necessary couponsa€”issued by the Office of Price Administrationa€”to be able to purchase items in short supply like sugar, or meat, or gasoline.
Some recognized, as one woman in Tacoma noted, a€?My husband wants a wife, not a career woman,a€? and complied with the propaganda campaign as the war drew to an end to get them out of the factories so that returning servicemen could take back their jobs. Though i??but a tiny minority on the West Coast, they were visible and vulnerable, particularly after Pearl Harbor. The world was a better place for the sacrifices they had made, and veterans and others took pride in a job well done. They remained attached to the status quo as they sought to create a more attractive, stable, and secure future based on the model that still influenced their lives.
In responding to extraordinary challenges, the United States was undeniably different at the end of the war than it had been at the start. It also expanded their hopes and expectations and forever altered the patterns of their lives at home.
Though but a tiny minority on the West Coast, they were visible and vulnerable, particularly after Pearl Harbor. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers. Lessons exploring the elements of composition,A  design, framing, use of color, editing and sequencing will allow students to unleash their creativity and begin to communicate more effectively with their photographs. The reality of the city can reflect society, capture split-second personal moments or chart history by documenting the buildings, people, streets and the details of it.
Workshops will vary in length (5-8 hours), or longer if extended travel is involved or a classroom lecture. You are expected to return the equipment in the same condition as your receive it.A  If damage, lost or stolen, the student will be responsible to cover the cost of replacement or servicing. Use of cellular devices can be used before the start of the workshop and the completion of the workshop.A A  Exceptions are made for emergencies or a situation that needs immediate attention. Photos submitted should NOT be heavily post processed using an image software such as Adobea€™s Photoshop. For example, If the student has aA  Nikon camera, you need to have all the NIkon camera gear as required by the program. Women are suffering poor self-esteem because of advertising campaigns which use airbrushing techniques to portray "unattainable perfection", a survey claimed today. At the same time, it demanded a monumental production effort to provide the materials necessary to fight.
Roosevelt in the 1930s, when they balked at fully supporting New Deal programs, now found themselves invited to Washington, DC, to run the agencies that coordinated production. There was a National Defense Advisory Commission, then an Office of Production Management, then a War Production Board, and eventually an Office of War Mobilization to coordinate all parts of the war economy.
And while wartime controls disappeared after the war was over, the experience provided a framework for future administrative organization of the economy. Philip Randolph, head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, proposed a massive March on Washington under the slogan a€?WE LOYAL NEGRO AMERICAN CITIZENS DEMAND THE RIGHT TO WORK AND FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY.a€? He agreed to call off the march only when FDR signed an executive order creating a Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) to investigate complaints about discrimination and take appropriate action.
For many Americans, this was, in the phrase journalist Studs Terkel helped popularize in 1984 in the title of his Pulitzer Prizea€“winning book, a€?the Good War.a€? Yet more recently some observers have pointed out that in the pursuit of victory, the United States on occasion failed to live up to its own democratic principles. They hungered for the prosperity they recalled from the 1920s, so elusive in the 1930s, now once again possible thanks to the spending for war.


The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola. Through in-class lecture and demonstration as well as extensive critiques, students will gain substantial confidence in their photographic skills and improve their image-making. Paid a dollar a year for their services, they remained on company payrolls, still cognizant of the interests of the corporations they ran.
Even so, midway through the conflict, seven out of ten Americans said they had not had to make any a€?real sacrificesa€? as a result of the war. But then the huge productive effort that began in 1940 gave women the chance to do industrial work. Still, their experience helped lay the groundwork for a womena€™s movement in later years and the war was an important step on the road to equal rights. While the FEPC was never wholly effective, it enjoyed a few notable successes when the pressure of war production made employers willing to hire African American workers. Their vision of the future included no brave and bold new world, but a revived and refurbished version of the world they had known before.
All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium. When Onesimus ran away, he probably took with him money and goods which belonged to his master Philemon. Monthly assignments will reinforce each lesson and encourage students to apply their new skills to whatever subjects they choose to photograph. So you use Landscape of farms, People working at farm or food factories, Relationship between human beings and food. In the event of inclement weather for either weekend day, the workshop will be cancelled and rescheduled for another time.
The future prediction too is that social media will become far more influential over beauty, ahead of other women, fashion and style, celebrities, entertainment and models.
He would love to continue his intention to spread his knowledge to his family, friends, goodreads friends, and other readers all around the world. Roosevelta€™s phrase, the a€?arsenal of democracy,a€? the country experienced a fundamental reorientation of economic and social patterns at home that provided the template for the postwar years.
A common pattern, which provided an incentive to business to cooperate, was the cost-plus-a-fixed-fee system, whereby the government guaranteed all development and production costs and then paid a percentage profit on the goods produced. As millions of men entered the military services, both government and industry waged a concerted campaign, with posters of a€?Rosie the Riveter,a€? to get women to work in the factories, and they dida€”in huge numbers. Meanwhile, black students at Howard University in Washington, DC, picketed segregated restaurants.
The war restored the self-confidence they had felt prior to the depression and convinced them that what they wanted was within their grasp.
One black American soldier recalled being turned away from a lunchroom in Salina, Kansas, only to see German prisoners of war being served at the same counter.
Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. This course will provide a valuable springboard for students interested in taking more specialized photographic courses in the future.
By cityscape photograph (urban landscape) I mean a landscape photograph showing the physical aspects of a city or urban area. Some black airmen finally had the chance to fly, and black soldiers served with distinction in increasing numbers.
Faced with mounting pressure, the Army cited military necessity as the reason to evacuate Japanese Americans, whether or not they were citizens, from the West Coast. Americans now looked to the federal government to deal with problems handled privately, or at a state or local level, before. When it became clear that other parts of the country did not want the evacuees, a new War Relocation Authority ignored constitutional qualms and forcibly moved Japanese Americans to ten detention camps in seven western states. All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up).
At the peak of the industrial effort, women constituted 36 percent of the civilian work force. Between 1940 and 1944, married women made up over 72 percent of the total number of female employees. Hands off those electronic gadgets Show humility Do not interrupt when someone is talking Do not do or say anything offensive. Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. Paul, however, honored the social tie that bound a slave to his master and respected the duty Onesimus owed to Philemon, his master.
Guided by the tenth commandment, which forbids coveting another man's worker, and by the law of love, Paul decided Onesimus should return to Philemon. Paul was about to send Tychicus, a co-worker, to Colosse with a letter Paul had written to the church there. Tychicus' traveling to Colosse offered Paul the opportunity to send Onesimus with Tychicus to Philemon. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South. Onesimus went willingly as a penitent Christian to seek his master's forgiveness and to return to his service in Philemon's household. Rather, Paul commended Philemon for the loving compassion he showed to his fellow Christians and then interceded in Onesimus' behalf.
Slaves, such as Onesimus, who were brought back to their masters were often treated most harshly and under Roman law could be killed.
Paul noted that Philemon was having Onesimus come back to him as more than a slave but as a brother in Christ and fellow believer. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. Since it was quite possible that Onesimus had wronged Philemon and was indebted to Philemon for what he had stolen, Paul even offered to have Philemon charge the debt to him so that Paul might repay him. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc. In offering to repay Philemon for Onesimus' indebtedness, Paul reminded Philemon that he owed him his very life, for it appears that in some way as a result of Paul's gospel ministry Philemon had become a believer in Christ the Savior. In the course of his letter Paul hinted that he would very much like to have Onesimus back with him in Rome. Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission. Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South.
The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St.
An automobile may be filled with enough fuel to drive a long distance, but it wona€™tA go anywhere until someone puts the key into the ignition and then turns the key.
Even though Goda€™s Word says I have a sound mind, I continually feelA like I dona€™t have control of my thought life. And in spite of the fact the Bible says God has blessedA me with gifts and talents, I feel like a dope who has nothing to offer to this world. But for that potential in you to be released, you have to hold the right key in yourA hand.A Furthermore, it isna€™t enough for you to just possess the key. You have to put that key into theA a€?ignitiona€? and turn it so the latent potential that resides inside you will be ignited. Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America.
Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn.
This is a person so sure of his information that when he speaks, he does so with confidence and boldness.
Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today.
They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations. The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world. Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman! You should study, read, listen to teaching material a€” inA other words, you should use every available resource to discover what Goda€™s Word says youa€™ve beenA given in Jesus Christ. The moment you open your mouth and start confessing the good things that are in you by Jesus Christ, a supernatural connection is made between your faith and allA that Jesus has deposited inside you.
By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. At that moment, the gifts and treasures God has placed insideA you become supernaturally activated. Instead of speaking what God says about them, they ridicule themselves, put themselves down, and speak badly of themselves. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others. Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South.
By acknowledging the basic truths of what you have been given in Jesus, you will release so much divine energy that it will radically transform your life. When I hear my own words, even I can tell ita€™s wrong for me to speak so lowly about myself. Forgive me for speaking so wrongly and for allowing myself to remain imprisoned in self-defeat. I am truly repentant for theseactions, and I ask You to forgive me and to give me the power to change my behavior. David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr. Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South. Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr. I agree with all that Goda€™s Word declares me to be, and I speak these truths about myself. Every dayA Iam getting more positive and more faith-filled, and my mouth is speaking what God says about me. King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization.
Do you speak well of yourself, or do you find that you constantly criticize yourself and continually point out all your flaws? Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project. If you were to ask your friends what they hear you saying about yourself, would they say you speak positively or negatively?A 2.
The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS. This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America.
What changes do you need to make in your life in order to change your confessions about yourself?
Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world.
Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South. Guided by the tenth commandment, which forbids coveting another man's worker, and by the law of love, Paul decided Onesimus should return to Philemon.


Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61. Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide.
It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked. Tychicus' traveling to Colosse offered Paul the opportunity to send Onesimus with Tychicus to Philemon. King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. Rather, Paul commended Philemon for the loving compassion he showed to his fellow Christians and then interceded in Onesimus' behalf. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries.
The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved.
The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history.
This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta. They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta.
Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr.
We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director. Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project.
We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality.
We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C. The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C. Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared. The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes.
King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents.
The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community. There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness. Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost.
The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville.
Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013. For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta. Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964. Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War. Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean. I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives. This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings. That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree. When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White. The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community. I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change. With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that! Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial. But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote. And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially.
After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community. If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time. It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears.
And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust. Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city.
So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical. King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote. I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success.
For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history.
Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence. I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions.
We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success. Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes. The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell. Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta. Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr.
The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values. Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event. This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013.
This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance. The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values. We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc. Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes! On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course. Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight.
Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim.
These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr. These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged.
The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem. Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta. And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture. She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university.
Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track.
Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug. Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta. C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park. It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions.
Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument.
To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition.
To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc.
Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series.
These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.



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