“How these cats ain’t pleased and they neva owned a thing, Lisa wit da Visa, Mona thing…” haaa! This was my sh__!! My friends and I used to babysit BET after class just to check for this video and ummm, of course, Jadakiss…This is truly an example of a track from a one-hit wonder that’s still tatooed in my mind…and in the part of my heart sectioned off specifically for music from my ‘wonder years’ <aka wonderful, memorable college years>.
(pic via 1 Photo Central)
Henry Clay Anderson was a Black school teacher turned professional photographer who started his own business in 1948 – Anderson Photo Services. As a result, he contributed rich, timeless pictures that depict the struggle and celebration during a period of blatant segregation (I say ‘blatant’ b/c on so many levels segregation still exists with eyes wide shut). For more of his amazing photographs/photologs, check out his book Separate, But Equal: The Mississippi Photographs of Henry Clay Anderson.
(image via Kim Yokota)
I usually love to spend $$$ more on experiences than on things but this right here is like the best of both worlds for me…omg!!! SICK beyond expression!!…ok where’s my magic wand so I can make this instantly appear in my apt..today!!
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”