We have come full circle. At the beginning of this blog, I wrote how I was inspired to create this blog because of a clip from the documentary, “The Last Angel of History.” Fortunately, one of my followers, Mr. Thumble Waddle, gave me a link to the documentary and I was finally able to see […]Read More In Flight….
Earlier, I posted about how I was never impressed by Lady Gaga because I have had enough experience with quirky female artists who I feel do a better job, especially in the music area. I am not saying that Gaga is not smart or talented; I am saying that she is not very convincing at […]Read More “I’m Strange and I Like It, Just the Way I Am”
During my Art of the Other (Black and Latino Art) class, I found out about Lois Mailou Jones, a Harlem Renaissance artist. I came across, a few days ago, her painting “The Ascent of Ethiopia.” In this 1932 painting, Jones traces the journey of Black people from the Egyptian/Ethiopian culture to the Harlem Renaissance in New […]Read More Art and Ms. Jones
For our Independence Day, here is Danny Glover reciting Frederick Douglass‘ 1852 speech, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro:” It still holds true to this day. Also, here is an article discussion how today’s young Americans know little about the country’s history, such as what year the nation declared independence (it was 1776, […]Read More What the Fourth of July Means to the Slave…