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soulbrotherv2:

Epic Performance by James Brown on the David Letterman Show

The Godfather of Soul makes an appearance on the old “Late Night with David Letterman” on July 12, 1982. This is the best TV performance I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen a TV audience respond like this. Paul Shaffer and the fellas proved they really were The World’s Most Dangerous Band this night!

themaninthegreenshirt:

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."
– Amiri Baraka

themaninthegreenshirt:

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."

– Amiri Baraka

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Olympics 1968

“We were just human beings who saw a need to bring attention to the inequality in our country.” - Tommie Smith

On this date (10/16) in 1968, the ‘black power’ salute at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. One of my favorite historical photos and one of the most powerful moments in black history. More background here.

Photo credits:

  1. Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
  2. Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
  3. San Jose State University honors former students Smith & Carlos with a statue on campus, 2005
  4. Smith and Carlos, 2011

curvesincolor:

1. White Privilege is being able to move into a new neighborhood and being fairly sure that your neighbors will be pleasant to you and treat you with respect.

2. White Privilege is being able to watch a movie, read a book and open the front page of a newspaper and see yourself and your race…

I hope you fall in love with someone who never lets you fall asleep thinking you’re unwanted.

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thechanelmuse:

Thirteen Year Old Pitching Phenomenon Mo’ne Davis Makes The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Look out world! That sound you hear is Mo’ne Davis’ 70mph fastball shattering the glass ceiling above a lot of little girls’ baseball caps. 

Mo’ne Davis, the thirteen-year-old girl whose stellar pitching performance in last month’s Little League World Series earned her the cover of Sports Illustrated, is about to be immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mo’ne will visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, tomorrow, with her teammates from both the Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, and her longtime travel team, the Anderson Monarchs. Seventy-nine-year-old Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues, and who Mo’ne lists as her “favorite old-school player” on the Monarch’s website, also plans to attend. 

Mo’ne will present Hall of Fame officials with the Taney Dragons jersey that she wore when she became the first girl to pitch a complete game shutout in the Little League World Series.  After the presentation, Mo’ne and her teammates will play an exhibition game at Doubleday Field in nearby Stamford.

Thanks to Mo’ne, “You throw like a girl” is no longer an insult. 

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
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