I'm Trying. Really.

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maroonedinakron:

The Harlem Hellfighters

1, Men of the 369th Infantry who won the Croix de Guerre (highest French military honor). In front row from left to right are: Privates Ed. Williams, Herbert Taylor, Leon Fraitor and Ralph Hawkins. In rear row are Private H. D. Prunes, Sgt. D. Stormes, Private Joe Williams. Private Arthur Menly and Corp. Taylor.  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/369th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)

2. Movie poster advertises ‘Our Colored Fighters,’ a WW1 recruiting documentary on the all-black 369th Regiment nicknamed the ‘Harlem Hellfighters,- http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/blacks-military-uphold-u-s-ideals-battling-rights-article-1.1256674

3. In the trenches, war photography, - http://www.albany.edu/history/HIS530/HarlemProject/Documents_Fish.html

4. The Hellfighters during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, U.S. Army - http://www.history.army.mil/html/topics/afam/aa-art-2.html

Will Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, has signed on to produce the film adaptation of the graphic novel inspired by the true story of the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment.

Timely.

aseriousmann:

I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.


However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!

This is everything!!

nprcodeswitch:

"It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s."
— Lupita Nyong’o, accepting her Oscar
palaceofposey:

Congrats again to the stunning Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar win!


Nprcodeswitch gets this right.

nprcodeswitch:

"It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s."

— Lupita Nyong’o, accepting her Oscar

palaceofposey:

Congrats again to the stunning Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar win!

Nprcodeswitch gets this right.

nprmusic:

Happy birthday, Teena Marie! “Portuguese Love” and many other tracks from the soulful chanteuse can be heard in NPR Music’s R&B channel, I’ll Take You There.

We miss you, Teena!

nprbooks:

We gave you a little taste last week, and now the full piece is up on NPR’s Code Switch blog: award-winning comic artist Afua Richardson’s lovely rendering of the Langston Hughes poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”
Stay tuned; we’re winding down Black History Month in style with two more artists — the great Brian Stelfreeze and the equally great Kyle Baker!
- Petra

nprbooks:

We gave you a little taste last week, and now the full piece is up on NPR’s Code Switch blog: award-winning comic artist Afua Richardson’s lovely rendering of the Langston Hughes poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”

Stay tuned; we’re winding down Black History Month in style with two more artists — the great Brian Stelfreeze and the equally great Kyle Baker!

- Petra

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npr:

Howdy. I’m Mel, NPR’s newest employee. I used to work at Fresh Air (where I ran the Tumblr, among other things) and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me (where I wrote jokes, among other things.) 
Today is my second day of work at NPR. I’m here to think about the network’s digital and social strategy — and write a bit here and there. I’m going to start with the NPR Music folks and the team at Morning Edition. 
If you want to reach me, I’m @mkramer on Twitter and melodykramer on Instagram and around the Internet in various iterations. Feel free to reach out or say hello. I’ll likely be on here from time to time to fill you in, but I’m happy to talk in any of those ways, too.
Cheers,
Mel

Welcome! The pic is precious.

npr:

Howdy. I’m Mel, NPR’s newest employee. I used to work at Fresh Air (where I ran the Tumblr, among other things) and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me (where I wrote jokes, among other things.)

Today is my second day of work at NPR. I’m here to think about the network’s digital and social strategy — and write a bit here and there. I’m going to start with the NPR Music folks and the team at Morning Edition.

If you want to reach me, I’m @mkramer on Twitter and melodykramer on Instagram and around the Internet in various iterations. Feel free to reach out or say hello. I’ll likely be on here from time to time to fill you in, but I’m happy to talk in any of those ways, too.

Cheers,

Mel

Welcome! The pic is precious.