NYC in the 1980s.
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“Back In The Days” is real deal documentation as it pertains to the origins of hip hop, not to mention hip hop fashion. No 2oK a day models. No makeup artists. No food trucks. The models in the book don’t need runways because they lived the life of style. Jamel Shabazz was there to capture it all.”
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Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery
On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.
Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)
Anonymous said: Do you think Kanye humiliated the paraplegics or was it an honest mistake and ppl are over reacting?
Anytime anything involves Kanye West, the media is going to overreact and turn it into something else.
Case in point. Kanye has made it a custom to stop the music and talk to the crowd at his concerts. Sometimes its about serious topics, sometimes its positive and uplifting, sometimes its just whatever.
But no matter WHAT he says, it’s automatically labeled a “rant”. I remember the other week he stopped his concert to give an update on the new yeezy shoes and someone uploaded the video to YouTube. The video was “Kanye Rant: Yeezy Updates”
The man wasn’t ranting about shoes. When you automatically label someone’s word as a “Rant” no matter what they say, you’re subtly discrediting them painting them as unstable.
But anyway, back to the subject at hand. If you really watched the video you’ll see Kanye ask everyone in the stadium to stand up. When Kanye saw some people weren’t standing, he asked why and the crowd told him they were disabled. So he said “aight cool” and then started the song.
That’s all that happened.
Somehow that turned into “Kanye Berates Man In Wheelchair For Not Standing” in the media.
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