Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams - Heaven Knows (1980)
THE BLONDS FOR THE JEM MOVIE NEEDS TO HAPPEN. That is all. #hologramsorbust
On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.
Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.
People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.
Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.
she deserves to be re-blogged.
she’s so goddamned inspirational
oh my god the poise
She’s only fifteen in the top pictures, but damn does she look hard. You just see it in her eyes.
MADONNA + SEAN #secretprojectrevolution
PLEASE REBOLG THIS! We need this film to happen. Please, watch and spread the word. My daughter and her father’s family are from this reservation. People need to know what really happens on native land.
This is too real
Yes, this post is more fitting for Zellainist, but I’ll post it there after this.
Before moving to Arizona I had very little knowledge of reservation lands, the conditions or the politics surrounding tribal law. (The most I had heard about it was stories from when my dad was growing up going to school with kids that bullied him for not being native enough because his dad was white.)
Since moving from California to Arizona native lands and tribal politics has become something impossible to ignore. A good portion of the area I live in now is tribal land with tribal owned businesses, casinos and strip malls. Anytime you hear non-native people here talk about the goings on with those shopping centers, trying to figure out why they’re empty or why construction has been halted, the general white-whine consensus is that the native’s “shouldn’t be so greedy” and “should just agree to let businesses in already.” (Oh, I fucking hate living in such a conservative area, believe me.) Despite the fact that they aren’t being offered the same benefits for doing so as the city run businesses in the area.
Conditions on native land in this country are really depressing and politics relating to them are messy, unfair and generally awful.
I would love to see this film made because it’s important to be made aware of things like this so we can work to improve these situations.
Turns out Suzy Menkes isn’t the only person with thoughts about all the bloggers and street-style stars armed with cameras outside fashion shows. In Take My Picture, a new minidocumentary created by Garage Magazine, a variety of people in the fashion industry — from critics and stylists to designers and even bloggers themselves — address the phenomenon.
Tim Blanks is perhaps the most vocal person in the video, even though he says he initially found it “charming … for so many different kinds of people to be so enthusiastic about fashion.” Now, he’s just had enough.
“It’s empowering, but it’s empowering in the way that reality TV has been empowering,” Blanks says in the video. “It makes monsters. It doesn’t make gods; it makes monsters. It’s coarsened, but that’s always the process, isn’t it — with everything? You can’t think of any leap forward that didn’t at some point become a parody of itself. But then what happens next?”
And while some of the people in the video agree that the throngs of people outside shows have gotten to be a little too much, others defend street-style photography and the growth of blogging as having redeeming qualities.
“Of course now it’s one of the strategies,” says Vika Gazinskaya, an oft-snapped Russian designer who first started showing her brand in 2007. “And as I always say, it’s a great opportunity for young designers who have no budget for advertising. It’s the best way, of course.”
A look at what others from the industry, including Tommy Ton, Susanna Lau, Phil Oh, and Hanneli Mustaparta had to say on the matter in the video above.
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood — Summer Wine - 1967