February 1, 1871: Georgia’s 1st African American congressman, Jefferson Franklin Long (1836-1901) became the 1st African American to speak on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
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"After I walked back from the store one day… "
Photo by P.U.L.S.E.S Photagraphers Using the Lenses to Show Extreme Suffering
This photo made it so real for me; couldn’t breath for moment. It is quite powerful! We have to keep fighting for Trayvon Martin and others with the same story.
VIOLA DAVIS & OCTAVIA SPENCER’S DEBATE WITH TAVIS SMILEY (MUST SEE)
The must see discussion included Viola Davis saying the following to Smiley:
"That very mindset that you have and that a lot of African-Americans have is absolutely destroying the black artist. The black artist cannot live in a place—in a revisionist place—a black artist can only tell the truth about humanity and humanity is messy, people are messy.”
Are black artists being limited by the public perceptions of what roles they should or not take?