Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life,” he said. “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.
Meet: Edwin Lester
Edwin Lester is a self taught artist from Philadelphia who has taken the ethnic art world by storm. His spiritual concept is unique and Edwin Lester’s african-american art work will convey a message that is evident in every stroke. Edwin Lester doesn’t necessarily consider himself a spiritual or concept artist, he has stated that he likes to paint images which are a part of his everyday life. God, love, simply living trying to be the best he can at what ever he is trying to accomplish that day. Edwin Lester is a man that loves what he does and can simply reflect on the joy of life. “I just love what I do and when I walk out into the world each day, there is so much to see, so much to paint. For tomorrow is not promised. So today I will say what I can, do as I must and paint what I can even if it’s just one stroke.”
"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.
And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”
I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later
"I knew it was Chiwetel. To me, he was the only person who could play Solomon Northup. We needed someone who had sort of a genuine appeal and someone who had a deep humanity and was a gentleman. That’s why I wanted Chiwetel in that and that was it from day one." — Steve McQueen
"There’s something about him and what he transmits as an actor that’s very honest, very vulnerable, very sharp and you really care for him." — Benedict Cumberbatch
"He’s very experienced and a great actor, I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time, so bright and so ready, it’s kind of incredible." — Michael Fassbender
"He allowed the rest of us to have that same kind of work ethic, ‘let’s go about this with an efficiency and a sense of duty’." — Lupita Nyong’o
"Watching Chiwetel was to me a master class in subtlety and in nuance because he did have these twelve years of this story to tell and I was able to see all of it just alive in him." — Sarah Paulson
"You can’t imagine how difficult it was to do what he had to do. He’s in every scene. Emotionally as an actor it’s a rigorous workout." — Alfre Woodard
Society loves to portray the Black Panthers as the villains in America. They’ll only tell you that they held guns and were “militant”. The Black Panthers did many positive things for the Black Community; the Free Breakfast Program is one of them. It was designed to feed Black Children a good breakfast each morning so they could retain information at school. Too many Black Children, to this very day, go to school hungry because they cannot afford food in the morning. It has been proven that students do not learn as well when they are hungry. The Panthers were aware of this and wanted to ensure they had the opportunity to receive an adequate meal. As Huey said, “The Children always inherit the Revolution” so obviously they needed and still need to be invested in. They’ll never tell you about this but I’m not surprised. “I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.” Written By @KingKwajo
“I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.”