The New Dave Chappelle?

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Oakland-based Brontez Purnell draws from a mash-up of comedic styles that’s one part In Living Color, two parts Chappelle Show and one part Golden Girls. The result is brilliant satire influence by a distinctly gender fluid, Queer positive and Black perspective. Check out his short film for the Visual AIDS project, The 100 Boyfriends Mixtape (The Demo). 

 

100 Boyfriends Mixtape (The Demo) by Brontez Purnell for Day With(out) Art 2017 from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

The Premature Death of Leadership Development

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A version of this post was originally published on April 10, 2012

For one reason or another, I have been groomed to be a loyal follower of Tupac. I have always been a fan of his music, poetry, acting, rhetoric, and overall message. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I even took a class on Tupac titled, The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur led by an amazing and brave former professor of mine, Georgia Roberts. Now, as a graduate student in New  York City, I’m taking a class on leadership development. Recently, we were given the opportunity to either write about a leadership development topic that interested us or the leadership development journey of a real person. Naturally, I chose Tupac Amaru Shakur.

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The Premature Death of Leadership Development

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For one reason or another, I have been groomed to be a loyal follower of Tupac. I have always been a fan of his music, poetry, acting, rhetoric, and overall message. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I even took a class on Tupac titled, The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur led by an amazing and brave former professor of mine, Georgia Roberts. Now, as a graduate student in New  York City, I’m taking a class on leadership development. Recently, we were given the opportunity to either write about a leadership development topic that interested us or the leadership development journey of a real person. Naturally, I chose Tupac Amaru Shakur.

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