It’s the 1930s, and while elsewhere in the world evil people are poring over maps with plans for plunder and dreams of conquest, cartography is serving a more benign purpose in Harlem, New York City. This Night-Club Map of Harlem is a chart of the fun to be had in the cultural capital of black America, circa 1932.
At that time, this vibrant community on the northern tip of Manhattan was experiencing what came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance – a flowering of African-American literature, theatre and (jazz) music. This map is focused on the area of Harlem just north of Central Park, where much of that flowering took place.
Perhaps exemplary of that renaissance, this map was drawn by Elmer Simms Campbell (1906-1971), the first African-American cartoonist to be published nationally (in Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker and Playboy, among others). The map faces southwest, is bounded by 110thStreet (in the top left corner), which runs along Central Park’s northern edge, and concentrates on Lenox Avenue and Seventh Avenue (“or heaven”).
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Dedicated to the memories of Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell and Kendrick Johnson, Strange Fruit (Class of 2013) was produced by Religion and directed by Haute Muslim
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This is how it’s done,saying something to good beats with a good,flow rappers take notes.
A time capsule back to 1988 with The only Soul 2 Soul tune worth hearing.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
THIS IS A CASE OF ELDERS KNOW BEST! SHUT UP AND LISTEN! THIS CLIP IS JAM PACKED WITH WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. YOU WILL WATCH IT MORE THAN ONCE!
Skate legend Steve Cabellero skating street.
white supremacy, genocide, slavery, oppression, rape and the racism that still goes on today can still NEVER break or take away our history and the fact that Mexica women are strong, Mexica women are brown, Mexica women are beautiful, Mexica women are proud , Mexica women will fight and mexica women will rise. The future is ours. Liberation through education. Timexicah, We are mexica.
-(a tribute to Mexica women)- josesleepydiaz
Not Latino not Hispanic, we are Mexica (mesheekah) - people of Mexican, “native american”, and “central american” decent. One people One nation.
The Brown Berets revolutionary groupChicano Nationalist Activists, Mexican Americans the was created during the Chicano Movement in the late 1960’s that remains active today. Branches exist in most sections of California and in a few south western states. In the beginning it started as a group of high-school students meeting to discuss problems in their schools and Communities. they formed the YCCA. the YCCA later created the Piranya Coffee House and later met with Sal Castro a Korean war vet and a teacher at Lincoln High School, they decided to wear Brown berets to symbol unity and resistance against discrimination. after the fact, when the Brown Berets were officially established they spread throughout the united states and became alliances with other organizations. they participated in non violent marches against the Vietnam war, they fought against police brutality and opened a free clinic for the poor and sick. and although sexism was evident in membership there were not many cases of any body have a big problem with it. They said they fought for the self determination of their people. they organized in their barrios and made a newspaper. they supported the United Farm Workers Movement and the Land Grants Movement. they also participated in the first Rainbow Coalition. in 1972 the brown berets were infiltrated by police and other agencies of the gov’t. this weakened their cause which made it more difficult to participate and create movements and actions against what they believed wrong. the brown berets still exist today and are spread over the US but are mainly based out of California and other southern states. All power to the people