Father and son in Harlem 1962, by Bruce Davidson
We would like to wish our revolutionary ancestor Huey P. Newton a Happy Birthday, who was born on February 17., 1942. He was a powerful warrior in the struggle against racism, capitalism, and imperialism during the 1960s and 1970s.
Without his leadership in creating and developing the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, many of us would not have the opportunities we have today, such as the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program, free school breakfast, Black Studies, and many more contributions for oppressed people to rise up and finally control our society for the advancement of our people and the world.
Watch this video of a huge rally of more than 5,000 people on his birthday, February 17, 1968, organized by Bobby Seale and the Black Panther Party for Self Defense to support the movement to Free Huey from prison.
#FreePeltier #FreeMumia #FreeCuban5 #FreeOscarLopezRivera
Free all political prisoners!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUEY P. NEWTON!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Louis Draper, Plucked From Obscurity
By John Edwin Mason
Until recently, histories of photography would have ignored Louis H. Draper — not because of the quality of his photographs, but because of the color of his skin. With the exception of Gordon Parks, African-Americans were mostly glossed over or excluded altogether.
But over the last 25 years, a new generation of historians and curators have worked to pluck from obscurity photographers who were marginalized because of color, gender, geography or class. Those efforts were often thwarted by the loss of photographers’ papers and prints. Luckily, Mr. Draper had preserved an archive, and in recent years, his work has risen in visibility and esteem. [Continue reading at the New York Times.]
Black / Caribbean Photographer ( Celebrity & Fashion )
MARC BAPTISTE ( Pictured In Glasses & Suit ) was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. At age nine, he moved with his family to Brooklyn, NY. His love for creating images began very early, and he started his formal education in photography in high school. His first camera was a gift from his Godmother; he quickly began to capture the beauty in unexpected places.
Marc received a BA in Graphic Design and Advertising at NY Technical College, and immediately began his photography career by shooting the collections in Paris and NY for various magazines. This access to the frenzied pace and immediacy of the inside world of fashion set the tone for his style and flair.
Marc’s work has been published in Cosmopolitan US, British Cosmo, British Elle, American Elle, Esquire, German Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Spanish Harpers Bazaar, and Vanity Fair.
Marc is a Hollywood and music world favorite: his star-studded client list is full of popular personalities and trend-setters, including Ashlee Simpson, Colin Farrell, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Chloe Sevigny, Eve, Erykah Badu, The Fugees ( The Score ) , Beyonce, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Yoko Ono, Sheryl Crow, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendez, Drew Barrymore, and many others.
Marc has released three books celebrating the female form: Beautiful – Nudes by Marc Baptiste, in 2001, followed by Intimate in 2003, and Innocent, in 2006. His first solo exhibition accompanied the publication of Intimate, and was held at the Dactyl Gallery in New York.
Marc’s love for Haiti influences all of his work, and his commitment to the re- building of his birthplace prompted his partnership with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen to curate the silent auction“The Truth” which takes place on the 1 year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti.
Marc resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughters.
Myrtie Mimms, photographer
P|M: Drake Murray (Self Portrait)
How many secrets can you keep before they begin to eat …
I was hesitant in uploading this as I’m not one hundred percent happy with it, but it does mark a move in the right direction for my self-portraits and post processing style, so I felt I should share.
In the very recent past I’ve been reluctant in taking any shots that attempt to be emotive. I’m not an openly emotional person, and it’s generally frowned upon for men to possess feelings and shit as it doesn’t fit societal standards of masculinity. But at this point I’ve been asserting my dominance in all things masculine, both physically and mentally, for the last 13 years, so if I want to lay on the ground and take a shot as I attempt to convey distress - I’m finna do that shit.
*You can’t see the catch light in my eyes from the zoom level, but it’s excellent.