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Nate Larson: Photographs and More – Holding That Line, Part Two

Photographer and college instructor Nate Larson captures a scene among many acts of citizenship seen in Baltimore, MD in the past few days during the Baltimore protests for the killing of Freddie Gray – the Human Wall separating protesters from police constructed by Baltimore residents.

Baltimore Human Wall during protest

Nate Larson’s HOLDING THAT LINE, PART TWO 

Earlier today, I photographed the #Baltimore protests at North Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue with my students from #MICAphoto. I was struck by the line of police blockading the street and made a portrait of each of the 27 officers comprising the human wall.

This evening, I went back, and there were 26 citizens forming a human wall, separating the crowd from the police, for their mutual protection. My heart was heavy all day but lifted at this spirit of self-sacrifice and generosity. I made a portrait of the 22 members that gave their permission.

via Nate Larson: Photographs and More – Holding That Line, Part Two.

Miles Davis | Ray Winbush

 Ray Winbush: In 1987 the jazz trumpeter and group leader Miles Davis attended a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles with his wife at the time, the actress Cicely Tyson. When a white woman asked him what he had done to be invited, he answered: ''Well, I've changed music four or five times. . . . What have you done of any importance other than be white?''

In 1987 the jazz trumpeter and group leader Miles Davis attended a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles with his wife at the time, the actress Cicely Tyson. When a white woman asked him what he had done to be invited, he answered: ”Well, I’ve changed music four or five times. . . . What have you done of any importance other than be white?”

7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance

“Studies show when women speak up at work, they are more likely to be interrupted and less likely to be credited for their contributions. As a result, women speak up less than their male counterparts. However “manterrupting” and “bropropriating” don’t just harm women. The pattern stifles teamwork and holds back innovation.” 7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance

7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance.

Where race relations stand in America – Opinion – The Boston Globe | #OYRchallenge

White response to Police killing Blacks

Ward Sutton is a New York-based cartoonist and illustrator.

via Where race relations stand in America – Opinion – The Boston Globe.

Church Closes Food Pantry

Church Closes Food Pantry

Too many poor attendees. HUH???

Outrage as library displays controversial drawing of black female slave having sex with white man | Mail Online

Walker's masterpiece

‘The library should be a safe harbor for controversies of all types, and those controversies can be dealt with in the context of what is known about art, about literature, democracy and freedom,’ library trustee Clement A. Price, a Rutgers university history professor said.

via Outrage as library displays controversial drawing of black female slave having sex with white man | Mail Online.

Obama Cool Breeze

Obama Cool Breeze

This is the president we have been waiting for… Cool as heck!

 

Watch Michelle Obama Throw World-Historical Shade at John Boehner

Watch Michelle Obama Throw World-Historical Shade at John Boehner

GAWKER – Tumblr blogger Mattyrab locates what might be the most important moment of the inauguration: this hall-of-fame shade-throwing moment at the post-inauguration luncheon. Watch the first lady react to whatever Speaker of the House John Boehner just said, and take notes — this is master-class material.

2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

President Barack H. Obama was sworn in for another term as president. These photos cannot fully express the heartfelt love and reverence of participants and attendees. Congratulations, President Obama.

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol