This is in celebration of 14 pages of the Funkalicious blog. In lieu of current events, I simply want to document profound photos of yesteryear and yesterday… another PSA
The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was an act of protest by the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. On November 30th, 2014, the St. Louis Rams entered the football field with their hands up in solidarity with International protests regarding the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
UPDATE: 12/ 4/ 14… NY Daily News cover echoes some of the last words of Garner, who cried out “I can’t breathe” several times before collapsing on July 17/ 14. New York grand jury chose not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. A medical examiner declared the death was the result of the chokehold, a move banned by the NYPD, and ruled it a homicide.
Report on assistant DA’s information submitted to the grand jury… https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=790935204336067&set=vb.273864989376427&type=2&theater
In the words of Stevie Wonder:
“Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall
Thirteen month old baby broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past
When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way
Very superstitious, wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song
When you believe in things you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way, yeah, yeah
Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way” (or has it always been here?)
As the recent tour of Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” is still recurring in my brain, I find myself not seeking answers, but truth in all things.
blog on Stevie’s tour and ‘Songs’ album… http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2014/10/09/my-cousin-stevies-memories-wonders-songs-in-the-key-of-life/