Carlota, a slave woman, took up the machete in 1843 to lead a slave uprising at the Triumvirato sugar mill in Matanzas Province and was killed. She was one of the 3 leaders of the rebellion. Her name was later given to Cuba’s 1980’s operation Black Carlota in Southern Africa, which culminated in the battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the defeat of the South African army in pitch battle.
The orishas are so very present in this image. Yemaya, Oshun, Elegua, I think I see Shango in the back. Who created it?
Rick James | Mary Jane
When situations turn horrible and I find it hard to move on, I usually draw my way through it. These drawing hardly ever see the light of day, since they’re really just a form of therapy for me. But these events unfolding now in my hometown and across the country , shining a light on the ugly racism that still runs rampant in our country, made me think that maybe this drawing could help in some small way. While it’s not a cheerful little picture you’d want to hang over the sofa, you might know of a school or an office or a police station that could use it.
All proceeds from the sale of this print will go to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund. It will be available in 2 days, only from my website, www.maryengelbreit.com/shop. As soon as it’s ready, I’ll put the official link on this page.
Greek life at Hampton University in 1960.
Love the classiness of the sweaters!!
women are magic
Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly.
Every damn frame is dripping with truth.
The family of the woman known throughout the last century as “Aunt Jemima” is suing PepsiCo, the Quaker Oats Company, Pinnacle Foods Group and the Hillshire Brands Company for using her image without adequate compensation.