Perhaps no symbol, beyond the Confederate flag, is as steeped in the dueling historical narratives of South Carolina and its people as its most beautiful crop: cotton. The iconic white fluffs made many white South Carolinians wealthy. But thirst for those riches also fueled demand for enslaved African labor at first, black sharecroppers later, so that depictions of cotton fields today tap a collective memory of mass cruelty and injustice.That cruel history flared into the thoughts of a Rock Hill mother named Jessica Blanchard as she watched a video sent to her by a teacher last month. It showed her fifth-grade son’s class on a field trip to a historic Rosenwald school nearby.Blanchard watched an African-American man standing in a cotton field facing a line of students holding burlap sacks. He beat a drum and led them in song:I like it when you fill your sack. I like it when you don’t talk back. Make money for me.The kids were laughing, the sky bright blue, the mood … [Read more...] about From backlash over kids picking cotton to politicians in blackface, are we in a new era?
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Felicity Jones was wandering through a museum exhibit when she noticed some black-and-white videos being projected on a wall. She had seen the 8 mm home movies from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal collection before, but was nonetheless transfixed by the silent footage.“She has this almost movie-star-like quality,” the movie star said, staring at the Supreme Court justice on her honeymoon. Even after getting to meet and subsequently play Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex” – the new biopic about the equal rights leader – Jones still seems genuinely starry-eyed by the justice. And it was only a couple of years ago that she even learned who Ginsburg was. Growing up in England, Jones was unfamiliar with the 85-year-old icon until her mother heard a BBC radio program about her. “She said, ‘I’ve just been hearing about this extraordinary woman who’s a lawyer in the U.S., I think you’d be really interested in her,” … [Read more...] about Felicity Jones talks about stepping into Notorious RBG’s shoes
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales stand during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 21, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images) This is an 1879 portrait of Queen Victoria. The Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India, was born at Kensington Palace, London, on May 24, 1819. (AP Photo) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club for a Foundation Polo Challenge that benefits the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry on July 9, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. The newly married Royal Couple are on … [Read more...] about Get ready for King Charles III: New family portraits show the future of the royal family
Alex Biese Asbury Park Press Published 1:42 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 HOLMDEL - Some nights, the power and glory found in pop music is a wondrous thing. The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour, which brought two of modern music's top artists to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Friday, July 27, was just such an evening. It was there from the first note — Kesha's righteous blast of feminist soul thunder, "Woman" — until the last, Macklemore's triumphant redemption saga "Glorious," which felt like it nearly made the flying saucer-shaped ceiling of the Arts Center take flight over the Garden State Parkway. Between them, Kesha and Macklemore have spent plenty of time dominating singles charts and airwaves — and the two even collaborated on the single "Good Old Days" last year, which they played during the latter's Holmdel set. The pair was sure to leave no hit unplayed on Friday night, even if some required creative staging. That meant, … [Read more...] about Kesha and Macklemore: setlist, photos, review from NJ
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Like a modern version of a medieval minstrel, a singer named Jess Magic is helping A-list entrepreneurs get in touch with their inner child in private “songversations.” ByAlex Williams June 29, 2018 To Chad Mureta, a Silicon Valley app guru, the intimate salons of Jess Magic, a New Age troubadour, are “like drugs, without taking anything.” To Sanjiv Sidhu, a so-called software savant whose fortune was once estimated at over $6 billion, Ms. Magic’s invitation-only salons are the perfect escape from a business culture where one-upmanship is “crowding out our need to connect.” To Jason Silva, the tech futurist and TV personality, her gatherings are a safe space for entrepreneurs who “sacrifice friendships, relationships and time,” only to “realize that … [Read more...] about Tech Elites Recreate Burning Man Inside Their Living Rooms