Monthly Archives: September 2007

J Dilla Project, Melissa Young + Vote for Tanya Morgan!

We are proud to sponsor the J Dilla Project as they team up with the Lupus Foundation, embarking on a season of walks in Houston, LA, ATL, Chicago, DC, SF & NYC commencing in Dallas this Saturday . Participate, Support + View all J Dilla Project Walk with Us events here

Fusicology sponsored The NYC – Tokyo Music Festival presented by SHARP last weekend which featured MF DOOM, Pharoahe Monch and many more | view photos

‘Southern Fried Soul’ is used to describe the sounds and style of up and comer Melissa Young. With an incredible live show and her debut album ‘Just Up The Road’, be on the lookout. Next week she is on a West Coast tour with Dwele including Oakland next week. more…

Cast your vote for our favorites Tanya Morgan, one of the 5 finalists for the Myspace XM Radio “Show Us What You Got” Contest. Vote Now, polls close next Thursday 10.4!

G&D, RBMA, Hip Hop Honors, Ad:Tech…

Red Bull Music Academy Term 1 Kicks off Sunday in Toronto featuring the likes of DJ Premier, Jamel Shabazz, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins as G&D. Check the RBMA Radio shows and their extensive archives featuring Red Alert, ?uestlove, Waajeed, Kon & Amir and many more.

Speaking of G&D, Look Records releases their debut album this Tuesday Sept 25th. hear the music | press release

Sign Up to win a Microsoft ZUNE and a copy of Emily King’s new album!

Ad:Tech, the premier Interactive Marketing Conference, comes to New York on Nov 5 – 8 and Fusicology has a 20% off deal for our readers, more…

We have News Blogs on our News Page from Nu Soul Magazine, The Bloom Effect plus our very own New Orleans blogger who wrote about today’s national “Free the Jena 6 Day”

DJ ?uestlove of The Roots declared the VH1 Hip Hop Honors LA show, alongside Big Daddy Kane & MC Lyte last Saturday, to be “One of the best Roots shows ever…and I would know!” He also killed it with DJ Suprema at the Sunday afterparty | view photos | view upcoming concerts all culminating in NYC October 5th

NOLA: JENA 6 to be sentenced 09.20.07 : CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH

September 20, 2007 will mark the day that the 6 black Jena High School students near Lake Charles, LA, are sentenced in court on accusations of 2nd-Degree Attempted Murder for the beating of a fellow white Jena High School student, the ring-leader of a group of white students that formerly hung hangman’s nooses from the branches of a schoolyard tree, where the black students wished to sit, and called the black students “nigger.” And this is 2007?!

Good people, this is a modern Civil Rights Movement!* It is very hard to believe that these types of ignorant crimes against humanity still exist today… unless you experience the American South.

None of the white students were charged with any punishments for their deeds, and were only issued a light reprimand by the school. Meanwhile, the black students were jailed and taken to court for their reaction to the white students’ actions.

Thankfully, many influential civil rights leaders and countless others have formed outspoken groups petitioning for the “Jena 6″ to be released from jail, and their charges dismissed. Thousands plan to march on Jena, Louisiana, in a rally organized by icons such as Martin Luther King III, Mos Def, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Tyler Perry, this Thursday, September 20, the day of sentencing for the first of the Jena 6 to be convicted, Mychal Bell.

If the District Attorney has his way, Mychal will face 22 years in prison for a school fight. Even if you cannot be in Jena this Thursday to participate in the march, you can voice your stand online, in the press, on the radio, and on the TV… exercise your right to free speech!

*International supporters of the campaign to FREE THE JENA 6 are being asked to wear all black this Thursday, 09.20.07, in order to show your stand in this controversial issue !

–>Receive up-to-date coverage via agencies such as National Public Radio [www.npr.org], Democracy Now! [www.democracynow.org], as well as the website dedicated to the JENA 6 : www.freethejena6.org.

By Jocelyne M. Ninneman for Fusicology

*With thanks to DJ Soul Sister, New Orleans, LA JENA High School

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