A filmmaker follows a legendary Asian American saxophonist/composer as he fights cancer, leads his orchestra, writes, speaks, and loves.
Every so often we find a crowdfunding project that is worthy of sharing with y’all. Here’s one such project: filmmaker Steven de Castro has been living and documenting legendary saxman Fred Ho’s last year of life as he battles cancer, grapples with death, and considers his legacy as a musician and a radical. Check it out, and share it around!
"We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity." - Fred Hampton
Today we remember Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, who were killed on this day in 1969 by police in Chicago on an alleged weapons raid. Both worked with the NAACP when they were in high school, and Fred was active with the Black Panther Party.
They were 21 and 22 years old, respectively. They were shot in their beds in their Chicago apartment. Rest in power.