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An American Odyssey (The Life And Work Of Romare Bearden)

An American Odyssey

(The Life And Work Of Romare Bearden)

by Mary Schmidt Campbell (2018) Oxford University Press 443 pgs.

When we discover an artist it is most likely we are shown the ultimate achievement like towering peaks, it is left to the lone observer to descend into the valley of indecision, the sloughs of despond and the onrushing rivers of inspiration furiously making for the open sea and the eternal rhythm of the tides. 975 more words

New York

A poetic meditation on violence, revisited

Subtitle: A personal reflection on Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem”


Nearly 3 score and 10 years ago
(seems long ago),
Langston, a moral interlocutor, 253 more words

Personal Reflection

What Went Right With... The Last Poets?

In 1878, a photographer named Eadweard Muybridge took high-speed photographs of a galloping horse in order to prove that all four legs leave the ground during part of a horse’s stride. 907 more words


Spanish Harlem Style, 1960

Joe Cuba Sextet – Wanted Dead or Alive (1966)

“In the summer of 1966, The Joe Cuba Sextet played a show in Asbury Park, a small seaside town in New Jersey known for its beachfront properties and country clubs. 470 more words


march for stolen lives - 2020.06.06

photos from the march for stolen lives and looted futures in harlem on june 6, 2020.


Happy Father's Day!!

11. Heading to middle school in September.

Bubble tea for pandemic times.

New York City