The best to ever do it.
Check the matching pea coats…
Check Andre not buttoning the bottom button…
Check the book Big Boi is reading…
Check Andre’s white pants…
Young students saluting the flag at the Whittier Primary School, circa 1900.
This school shared grounds with Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, now known as Hampton University.
Source: Library of Congress7/14 Update: The children are saluting with their arms raised, The Bellamy Salute. That salute was replaced with the hand-over-the-heart we now use today in 1942 because of similarities to the Nazi salute, according to http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute
1982 Basquiat portrait of James van der Zee titled: “VNDRZ”
James Van Der Zee’s portrait of Basquiat is widely known, but Basquiat’s portrait of Mr. Van Der Zee is less so.
My wife and I have one photo on the desk in our study: Mildred & Richard Loving. They fought Virginia’s law against #interracialmarriage and on June 12 1967, they won. Because they won, we all win. Not just my wife and me — everyone. Love is love. Happy #LovingDay
Pierre et moi. #pierresoulages #art #blackonblackonblack #painting (at Dominique Lévy)
Don’t let anybody tell you that people in NYC are rude and cold. We’re that…AND kickass neighbors!
This tagger “People” is on both sides of Forsyth Street.
Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925.
Jess & Adrian - Brooklyn, NY
My grandfather passed away Wednesday. I wrote this for him this morning.