James Ainsworth

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist
Location Denver, Colorado, United States
Introduction I'm a freelance writer and journalist in Denver, Colorado. I write news and features about music, entertainment and popular culture, particularly in relation to Africa and African Americans, and I also do copywriting for advertising, web design and content development for web sites. I write my An Eye on Africa series for readers in the United States and throughout the world who are interested in fresh perspectives and insights on the African Motherland. I've traveled extensively in South Africa, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for 8 years, from the historic April, 1994 national elections until March, 2002. Visit my main web site at: www.islandofspicemedia.com.
Interests Writing, film, television, entertainment, yoga, meditation, tantra, skiing, cycling, holistic healing, General Semantics, Africa, South Africa, Indonesia, Bali, Maluku, Moluccas, Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Favorite Movies Black Orpheus, Seven Beauties, Cry the Beloved Country (1951), The Razor's Edge (1984), Sankofa, Sugar Cane Alley, Burn, The Hustler, The Sand Pebbles, The Passenger, Year of Living Dangerously, Do the Right Thing, Alex and the Gypsy, Undercover Brother, Brother from Another Planet, The Last Emporer, What the Bleep do We Know, Ray, Hotel Rwanda
Favorite Music Prince, Van Morrison, Brenda Russell, Mary J. Blige, Hugh Masekela, Carlos Santana, The Neville Brothers, Usher, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keyes, Chante Moore, TLC, Deborah Cox, Diana King, Vivian Green, Kindred, Eric Benet, Lyfe Jennings, Kem
Favorite Books Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu, The Way of Chuang Tzu, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Manhood of Humanity by Alfred Korzybski, Science & Sanity by Alfred Korzybski, Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson, The Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss, Passages about Earth by William Irwin Thompson, The Healing Tao by Mantak Chia, The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois, The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin, The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison, Afrika My Music by Es'kia Mphahlele, The Mind of South Africa by Allister Sparks, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela