February 1, 2011

Black History Month: Cuff Links

12 comments:

Renee said...

The problem with this image is that it leaves one with the impression once again that now that Barack is president all of the issues created with slavery have been solved.

Tafari said...

I love it!

Shelia said...

Hopefully the 2008 style will set have a much better life "trend" than the former.

kipsang said...

Quite original...

Villager said...

Renee - Point taken. However, I'm confident that none of the folks that regularly visit this blog feel that Obama's election ended all of the issues of race in our nation. However, there is no doubt that our nation took a large step forward with his election. Up to us to continue the Movement towards a truly perfect union.

Tafari and Shelia - Amen!

Kipsang - We live in original times!

SjP said...

Deep...very deep.

Words For Hire said...

This is a powerful image that really stirred my soul. Do we have work to do? Yes, but this image should fuel us with a renewed motivation to keep working toward change. Beautiful!

msladydeborah said...

Great imagery!

I have to agree with you on the point that the regular readers of this blog know that we still have a lot of work to do.

Kenny Surtani said...

Sorry but have to agree with Villager but i think we schouldnt get in to....

unmitigatedword said...

"Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastning rod...felt in the days when hope unborn had died. Yet with the steady beat, have not our weary feet come to the place for which our fathers sighed?"

First thing that came to mind when I saw this strip.

Thanks for this Villager.

- Andre

Villager said...

Andre - I wonder how many of our young people know the 'Negro National Anthem'. It seems to be sung so rarely nowadays. I'm in a Black organization of IT professionals. We used to sing the song at annual banquets and such. Somewhere along the way that tradition has been lost...

Words for Hire - We have missed your village voice! I hope you find reason to visit with us more often in the coming weeks and months...

Kenny - Welcome to da Village! Feel free to share your thoughts whenever the spirit moves you...

teamowens313 said...

This is brilliant...