Sunday, February 24, 2013

It Don't Matter if You're Black or White


It don't matter if you're black or white. Picasso got it right. The colors, I mean. He definitely did not use 50 shades of gray, did he? Do you think he had issues with women? This one has a pig face. I see an owl. An elephant. Maybe he was saying women are everything. No matter. I'm trying to turn this into a postcard but I must cut it into eighths first. Hmm.


Anthony Biddle (1897-1961), leader of the world's greatest Bible class and millionaire sportsman, supports 186 pound Will Lambert on his stomach, c. 1956. Despite his age, Biddle maintains his fitness with a daily workout on Palm Beach, Florida.
Photograph © Hulton Getty/Archive Photos

What does this photo have to do with Black Heritage? Well, I suspect it could be a first. It might be the first time this feat was accomplished, but the photo speaks for itself. You reckon they had Photoshop back then and just didn't tell Joe Q. Public?


Here's one for the ball lovers: Famed baserunner James "Cool Papa" Bell sliding into third base during a Negro National League afternoon game between his club, the Homestead Grays, and the Baltimore Elite Giants, c. 1943-1946. Bell (1903-1991) was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. 

What's A Face Productions
Photograph courtesy the National Baseball Library, 
Cooperstown

Note: After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. It will be replaced by African-American or Black. Imagine that. It don't matter if you're black or white?Right?




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