unapproachableblackchicks:

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs
Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.
No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.
I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.
I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.
RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

I didn’t know this.

unapproachableblackchicks:

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

I didn’t know this.

Decorar o corpo <3

Decorar o corpo <3

Estou revendo A escrava Isaura. Nesse episódio Zeni Pereira como Januária constata que nunca será livre. Mal sabia a personagem que dez anos depois, em 1885, seria assinada a lei saraiva-cotegipe condenando os escravos com mais de 65 anos ao deus dará.

Mais tarde, 13 anos depois, a “redentora” assinaria (quem sabe à contragosto) a lei áurea. Acredito que Januária estava lá para ver e imagino qual foi seu destino como mulher “livre”, já com mais idade, sem nenhuma instrução. De qualquer forma, gosto de pensar que qualquer que tenha sido seu destino… O gosto da liberdade lhe deu alguma força para prosseguir.

Notem que Januária indica como uma das justificativas para a escravidão o racismo através de um gesto característico, que nós aqui em casa usamos até hoje. Isaura faz questão de diminuir o raciocínio da negra, dizendo que houve escravos brancos como ela. Se até mesmo alguns abolicionistas desmereceram o preconceito de cor, a coisa ia bem viu. Ou melhor, vai bem. #SQN

The problem we all live with é certamente é uma das mais conhecidas de Norman Rockwell e talvez a mais importante delas quando o assunto é o retrato de uma menina negra. Conta a estória de Ruby Bridges, uma garotinha de 6 anos de idade matriculada numa escola de brancos durante a efervercência da luta pelos direitos humanos.

Quatro policiais fazem sua escolta, obrigados a viver o mesmo que a garotinha. Tenho a impressão que um deles cerra o punho direito. Afinal o que ele sente? Indignação pela violência dirigida à menina… Ou raiva por ela ter seu direito à educação garantido? Na parede a palavra nigger está esmaecida, talvez a denúncia de que o racismo existe e não pode ser simplesmente apagado.

The problem we all live with é certamente é uma das mais conhecidas de Norman Rockwell e talvez a mais importante delas quando o assunto é o retrato de uma menina negra. Conta a estória de Ruby Bridges, uma garotinha de 6 anos de idade matriculada numa escola de brancos durante a efervercência da luta pelos direitos humanos.

Quatro policiais fazem sua escolta, obrigados a viver o mesmo que a garotinha. Tenho a impressão que um deles cerra o punho direito. Afinal o que ele sente? Indignação pela violência dirigida à menina… Ou raiva por ela ter seu direito à educação garantido? Na parede a palavra nigger está esmaecida, talvez a denúncia de que o racismo existe e não pode ser simplesmente apagado.

Imagine you, visiting the Louvre Museum for the very first time.
Do you have only 5 minutes because the next day you will flight away. What piece of art will you visit, La Bohemienne (Frans Hals) or La Gioconda?

Imagine you, visiting the Louvre Museum for the very first time.

Do you have only 5 minutes because the next day you will flight away. What piece of art will you visit, La Bohemienne (Frans Hals) or La Gioconda?

derivativeumwelt:

Odysseus and Penelope 
by Francesco Primaticcio

derivativeumwelt:

Odysseus and Penelope 

by Francesco Primaticcio

Weapons #streetart

Weapons #streetart

Blank walls are criminal #streetart

Blank walls are criminal #streetart

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (23 January 1898 – 11 February 1948), né Eizenshtein, was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the “Father of Montage”. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958).

alecshao:

Emil Alzamora - Shift (2008)

alecshao:

Emil Alzamora - Shift (2008)

uncollectible:

Frans Pourbus the younger (1569–1622)
Portrait of Marie de Médici, 1611
Height: 142 cm (55.9 in). Width: 127 cm (50 in)

uncollectible:

Frans Pourbus the younger (1569–1622)

Portrait of Marie de Médici, 1611

Height: 142 cm (55.9 in). Width: 127 cm (50 in)


Marie de Médicis (26 April 1575 – 4 July 1642), Italian Maria de’ Medici, was Queen consort of France, as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Following the assassination of her husband in 1610, which occurred the day after her coronation, she acted as regent for her son, King Louis XIII of France, until he came of age. She was noted for her ceaseless political intrigues at the French court and extensive artistic patronage.

Marie de Médicis (26 April 1575 – 4 July 1642), Italian Maria de’ Medici, was Queen consort of France, as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Following the assassination of her husband in 1610, which occurred the day after her coronation, she acted as regent for her son, King Louis XIII of France, until he came of age. She was noted for her ceaseless political intrigues at the French court and extensive artistic patronage.