Henry Josey Remade
Steve Harvey knows a thirst trap when he see it
well this destroyed me
there he go
ART: Kimsooja’s Room of Rainbows
South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid.
In no order
. mAAd City (g.k.m.c)
. Keishas Song (Section .80)
. Young And Black (C4)
. The Recipe (g.k.m.c)
. Let Me Be me (Kendrick Lamar EP)
. Opposites Attract (Overly Dedicated)
. HiiPower (Section .80)
. Ignorance Is Bliss (Overly Dedicated)
. Swimming Pools (g.k.m.c)
. Rigamortis (Section .80)
During the Civil War, women weren’t allowed to vote or have bank accounts, were still subject to Victorian ideals of homemaking and motherhood as the sole purpose of female existence, and had little personal or political agency. And yet hundreds of them served in the war undocumented, dressed as men. Singular among them was the surgeon, feminist, and abolitionist Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919), who is to this day the only woman awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest accolade of the American military, and one of only eight civilians to have ever received it.
Walker, who first became interested in medicine through her father’s collection of anatomical books, paid her way through medical college by teaching at the local elementary school and received her medical doctor degree as the only woman in her class. Shortly before she turned twenty-four, she married her college classmate Albert Miller while wearing pants and a man’s coat. The two opened a medical practice together, but general distrust in female physicians’ competence caused the practice to peter out. When the marriage failed due to Miller’s infidelity four years later, Walker opened a practice on her own and it thrived, both as a business and as a social statement. One of her newspaper ads read:Those … who prefer the skill of a female physician … have now an excellent opportunity to make their choice.
When the Civil War began, Walker volunteered as a civilian in the Union Army, but was only allowed to practice as a nurse despite her training — the American army had no female surgeons. A suffragette and actively invested in women’s rights, she eventually made her way to working as an unpaid field surgeon on the front lines and even applied to the Secret Service in 1862, offering to spy on the enemy. She was rejected. A year later, however, she was appointed as “Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian)” in the Army of the Cumberland and thus became the first-ever female surgeon employed by the American military.
In the spring of 1864, she was captured by the Confederate army and spent four months as a prisoner of war in Virginia, until she was released in a prisoner exchange.
Once the war ended, Walker became a writer, lecturer, and vocal proponent of women’s rights and dress reform. At a time when women wore dresses, Walker walked in pants and proudly declared:I wear this style of dress from the highest, the purest, and the noblest principle!
In 1865, Walker was recommended for the Medal of Honor by two army generals and President Andrew Johnson signed a bill to present her the medal, citing her “valuable service to the government,” her devotion “with much patriotic zeal to the sick and wounded soldiers, both in the field and hospitals, to the detriment of her own health,” and her having endured “hardships as a prisoner of war.”
In 1917, however — two years before her death — a review board checked the eligibility of medal recipients and revoked 911 of those awarded, including Walker’s, on the ground that she wasn’t actually a member of the military. Walker, eighty-five at the time, refused to give her medal back. While the army never asked the unfortunate 911 non-honorees — who included Buffalo Bill — to actually return their medals, their names were erased from the Army Medal of Honor Roll.
Six decades later, and fifty-eight years after Walker’s death, president Jimmy Carter reinstated her medal, citing her “distinguished gallantry, self-sacrifice, patriotism, dedication and unflinching loyalty to her country, despite the apparent discrimination because of her sex.” In 1982, the U.S. Postal Service commemorated with a stamp — but depicted her in a lavish dress, with curls, even though she took great pride in wearing only men’s clothes and rejecting the era’s dress norms for women. Whether the error is an example of institutional laziness, historical ignorance, or a posthumous form of oppression remains a matter of interpretation.
Have you ever seen a play like this? Auburn’s last-second win over Alabama is truly unbelievable.
He about to beat his ass lol…
rarely do you see someone go through all 5 stages of grief in one gif
nigga calculated the variables and the pros and cons of every possible outcome in a matter of seconds.
J. Cole breaks down “Rich Niggaz”
Lil nigga sippy cup and everything
A$AP Nast ft. Method Man | Trillmatic
wiz tokin a blunt with leonardo
wiz doesn’t smoke blunts, silly tumblr
Justin Timberlake - TKO (Black Friday Remix) (ft. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T)
This remix certainly packs a hefty punch and a lot of variation, both in subject mater and tone. Even though it’s somewhat late at this point, J. Cole uses about a third of his bars to address Kendrick Lamar’s famous Control verse. I find it extremely appropriate though, given A$AP Rocky and Pusha T were also name dropped in it. A$AP’s lyricism is fairly average for his verse, but he delivers exactly what fans should expect from him at this point…some grimy trill ass shit. Pusha T's heavy and boastful verse is better than A$AP's, but I definitely enjoy J. Cole's the best. All three of these phenomenal artists represent the best of the new school hip-hop generation, each with their own unique sound and style. Justin knew what he was doing when getting them all on one song.
"I was home alone, next thing I know, that long ass verse from a song called Control was on. The room got nearer, the tomb got clearer. That’s when I seen the shit playin’ on your phone. Girl, what is that? A ringtone? Shit, not you too. Man that hype done got you too. Everybody and their momma gassed. Even my momma asked what I’mma do. Decisions, decisions. In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition. If a nigga want problems, my trigger’s on auto. I’ll make sure that nobody miss him.”
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10