Rep. Chu Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

first_img On Monday, a grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri decided not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, leading to riots and violence in Missouri and around the country. Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:“My thoughts are with Michael Brown’s family as they seek peace and closure in this incredibly difficult time. And I join with Michael’s father who called to honor his memory through change, not violence. And clearly, change is still needed. Racial profiling and prejudice still plague many communities in our country. We must work with civic, political, and community leaders to ensure that our governments, institutions, and policies address the concerns of our communities. At the same time, we must recognize that building trust between communities and law enforcement means an end to the use of excessive force and the militarization of our police”In September, when riots first broke out in response to the killing of Michael Brown, Rep. Chu called for review of the Defense Department’s 1033 program, which provides military surplus equipment to local police forces. Rep. Chu is a cosponsor the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, H.R. 5478, which would give greater oversight over the sale of surplus military equipment to police departments. Herbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Rep. Chu Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson Published on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 11:16 am Community News Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Kamasi Washington Connects African Rhythms With Freddie Hubbard On “Hub-Tones” [Music Video]

first_imgYou can listen to Heaven And Earth in its entirety below via Spotify:Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth – Full Album Early this summer, contemporary jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking Washington’s first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic. On the new album, Washington pushes the boundaries of contemporary jazz and inserts African culture as the epicenter of the album’s character.As Kamasi explained when he announced the release of Heaven And Earth:The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind. This idea inspired me to make this album. The “Earth” side [tracks 1–8] represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The “Heaven” side [tracks 9-16] represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me.In promotion of the album, Kamasi shared a number of visual clips, including a pair of one-minute videos that help elicit the celestial beauty of Heaven (“The Space Travelers Lullaby”) and the stark human urgency of Earth (“Fists of Fury”) and a full music video for Street Fighter-inspired single “Street Fighter Mas”.Today, Kamasi Washington has released the latest music video from Heaven and Earth, “Hub-Tones”, which you can watch below:Kamasi Washington – “Hub-Tones”[Video: Kamasi Washington]As NPR Notes,“Hub-Tones” is Kamasi Washington’s modern take on the title track from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard‘s 1963 album. A prolific musician, bandleader and composer, Hubbard worked with some of the most talented jazz players of his era — John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and James Spaulding, to name a few. He made large contributions to the continued relevancy of modern jazz and bebop. Washington carries the torch of Hubbard’s legacy by drawing on his familial roots, which adds a new energy and urgency to the classic song.In a video clip about the track, Washington explains, “As an African-American, a lot of us don’t know the country of our origin — that’s why most of us take on the ideology of Pan-Africanism. I was trying to connect to my ancestors by connecting African rhythms with a Freddie Hubbard tune, which gave me that connection in a different way.”last_img read more