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Title: Woman in striped dress, holding a fan Year: between 1885 and 1910 Photographer: Harper, Alvan S., 1847-1911. Courtesy of Alvan S. Harper collection from Florida Memory, State Library & Archives of Florida, www.floridamemory.com.
In this photo, taken between 1855 and 1910, a fashionably dressed woman holds a decorative fan. The dress, with it matching stripes, looks as if it had been made by an excellent dressmaker, perhaps the woman herself. Photo was taken in a Tallahassee, Florida studio.
To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR www.DDFR.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.
Check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” @USA Projects. bit.ly/L06o6j

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HA00860

Title: Woman in striped dress, holding a fan
Year: between 1885 and 1910
Photographer: Harper, Alvan S., 1847-1911.
Courtesy of Alvan S. Harper collection from Florida Memory, State Library & Archives of Florida, www.floridamemory.com.

In this photo, taken between 1855 and 1910, a fashionably dressed woman holds a decorative fan. The dress, with it matching stripes, looks as if it had been made by an excellent dressmaker, perhaps the woman herself. Photo was taken in a Tallahassee, Florida studio.

To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR www.DDFR.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.

Check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” @USA Projects. bit.ly/L06o6j

(via oldflorida)

When Biggie Smalls first met Michael Jackson

hiphopfightsback:

When Biggie Smalls first met Michael Jackson

Biggie nearly broke out in tears…I could tell how much this meant to him. Well, Michael could have this effect on anyone, even the most hardcore rappers! Biggie was tripping up on his words, bowing down and telling Michael how much his music had meant to him in his life. Michael was, as always, very humble and kept smiling while Biggie just went on and on how much he loved Michael. I watched Biggie just become this big butterball of a man, and it was really very sweet to witness. After all, we are all just people.”

- Rob Hoffman (Sound Engineer)

archiemcphee:

Hungarian artist Ervin Herve-Loranth has unleashed a giant on the city of Budapest. Entitled Feltépve (“Ripped up” or “Pop Up”), the cranky colossus is made of polystyrene and appears to be emerging from a secret subterranean lair beneath Szechenyi Square. He was created for Art Market Budapest, a 4-day-long international contemporary art fair.

Head over to We Love Budapest for additional images.

[via The Telegraph, The Huffington Post UK and We Love Budapest]

(via fyeaheasterneurope)

Robert Reich

Years ago I wrote that all elections in America center on four basic narratives:

(1) The triumphant individual who overcomes huge obstacles to eventually succeed (the Right says anyone with enough guts and gumption can make it; the Left focuses on equal opportunity.)

(2) The benevolent community that joins together to achieve the common good (the Right celebrates private charities such as “a thousand points of light;” the Left emphasizes public services).

(3) The rot at the top, comprised of the privileged and powerful who conspire against the rest of us (the Right focuses on government; the Left, on big corporations and Wall Street).

(4) The mob at the gates that threaten us from beyond our borders (the Right worries about foreign powers; the Left worries more about global trade).

The first and second stories are about hope; the third and fourth about fear.

In the 2014 midterm elections, the two fearsome narratives predominate. Republican’s “rot at the top” is Obama and Obamacare; Democrat’s “rot at the top” should be big corporations suppressing wages and the Right suppressing votes, but they’re not telling that story.

Republicans’ “mob at the gates” are immigrants, terrorists, and Ebola. The Democrat’s “mob at the gates” should be growing totalitarianism and intolerance around the world, but they’re not telling that story, either.

Why aren’t the Democrats telling their versions?

nxveracity:

postwhitesociety:

LMAOOOOOOOOO that really is the moment of reckoning tho

LMAO, been there.

nxveracity:

postwhitesociety:

LMAOOOOOOOOO that really is the moment of reckoning tho

LMAO, been there.

(via stillhyphy)