Gabrielle Union: I’m Cool With Being 40
Gabby got some of you 20-somethings looking like chopped liver out here. Give this woman all of the awards.
4 Little Girls (Full Film): A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing on September 15, 1963 of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Obvious trigger warning for violence. This is a really important film though. It’s also really educational if you aren’t aware of what was happening during the time. The movie is very powerful and moving. Presented are first hand accounts of what was going on at the time and specifically what went on before during and after the horrific event.
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud
Now that Hannah’s papa has decided to make the run for freedom, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama — it’s a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada. A fictionalized account of a fascinating oral history, THE PATCHWORK PATH tells the story of a two of the thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom — a story of courage, determination, and hope.
Shakespeare and Company (bookstore)
Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent bookstores on Paris’s Left Bank. The first was opened by Sylvia Beach on 17 November 1919 at 8 rue Dupuytren, before moving to larger premises at 12 rue de l’Odéon in the 6th arrondissement in 1922.During the 1920s, it was a gathering place for writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Ford Madox Ford. It closed in 1940 during the German occupation of Paris and never re-opened.
The second is situated at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th arrondissement. Opened in 1951 by George Whitman, it was originally named “Le Mistral” but renamed to “Shakespeare and Company” in 1964 in tribute to Sylvia Beach’s bookstore.Today, it serves both as a regular bookstore and as a reading library, specializing in English-language literature. The shop was featured in the Richard Linklater film Before Sunset and in the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris. (Wikipedia)
Al Green beneath a really huge portrait of Al Green.
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III edited by Brandon Massey
Beyond Your Darkest Dreams- From the deceptive safety of your very own bed to the seeming stillness of country roads and the bustle of urban streets, your darkest realities reveal themselves as you enter hidden realms, crossing the threshold into one man’s tortured mind-a mind haunted by the mocking, derisive voices of his youth … Quench your insatiable thirst for terror at a bar where the drinks are abominable and the patrons never leave. Relive the infamous, harrowing Middle Passage that brought millions of African slaves to America, but this time with a spellbinding twist … Lie Your Deepest Fears … From scenes of pulsating ecstasy to unspeakable tragedy, surrender yourself to a world inhabited by bizarre sex cults and violent gangs. Meet the malevolent entities that feed on human misery in the midst of a hurricane’s wrath. Endure a sweltering summer on a swamp inhabited by mischievous spirits intent on possessing the most innocent within their slimy grasp. Submit to the tantalizing temptation and the irresistible pull of the unknown in eighteen stories that will illuminate the horrors within-and without. And whatever you do, don’t turn off the lights … “Showcases the best in horror and suspense by noted African American writers” -Library Journal on Dark Dreams “Funny … horrifying … the end is always unexpected … a book worth reading if you like looking over your shoulder or peering into dark corners”
CUSTOMIZED YVES SAINT LAURENT DRESS AND A CHLOE BELT U KNOW HOW I DO IT
A mind is a terrible thing to waste
Established today in 1944
Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 by Kellie Jones
The pioneering work of a group of black artists is documented in this companion volume to a groundbreaking exhibition. This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers the first in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles’s African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works, some of which were previously considered lost.