Some of the last images of Lucas Villa show him dancing at peaceful marches in the city of Pereira. In one video, the university student says into the camera : "They are killing us in Colombia." Now he is fighting for his life in the ICU after taking eight bullets . Authorities said they are still looking for the culprits. But many protesters already see Villa as a symbol for demonstrations that have been marred by police brutality and have left at least 24 people dead. Protests all around Colombia against poverty and human rights abuses have entered their second week — even as riot police clamp down and the country goes through its third wave of the coronavirus. "How bad must the situation be for us to march in the middle of a pandemic?" said Jhon Ramirez, who is protesting in Zipaquira, near the capital, Bogota. "The virus has taken a backseat because we can't deal anymore with this government that won’t stop killing us." Watch video 01:45 … [Read more...] about Colombia: Why protesters keep marching amid a police crackdown
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his influence across the United States, but he also had a powerful connection to the Southland, making several trips to Los Angeles during the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a group of Watts residents in South Los Angeles on Aug. 18, 1965, and tells them he is “here to support you because you supported me in the South.” (Getty Images) “A lot of people just don’t know how King was tied to Los Angeles,” Najuma Smith Pollard, a pastor and program manager at USC, told CBSLA’s Suzanne Marques. READ MORE: Burbank Cancels Outdoor Face Covering Order Dr. King spoke at USC in 1967, but by that time, he had been making trips to L.A. for more than a decade. “He came here as early as, I believe 1956, when he visited Jefferson High School,” Pollard said. He also grand marshalled a parade through South L.A. on that trip. The following year, the Baptist preacher gave a sermon at Second … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. Had Strong Relationship With LA During Civil Rights Movement
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
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