Howard University student reading, 1946. LIFE photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Howard was proud to be “America’s center of Negro learning” (LIFE, November 18, 1946). However, it was not an exclusively “negro” establishment, and although these photographs display an attractive, positive and sincere representation of African-Americans engaged in academic life, they are still, for the time and readership of LIFE, “comfortably segregated.”
DailyPBO: The President & The GAP - March 2014
Fresh off his routine with Zack G. (not even trying to spell it..), Obama was in New York today for some Dem fundraisers and made a stop at the GAP. He picked up sweaters for the girls and gym clothes for the First Lady. Just like the brilliant “Between Two Ferns” segment, there was a method to his madness.
GAP is one of the companies that has recently decided to raise the minimum wage for their employees. So, just like touting the ACA on the show (which completely worked & drove traffic to the ACA site), here he is touting his push for a national minimum wage increase by paying special attention to a corporation that got on board. Congress won’t help so he is taking it to the people. Meanwhile, the media and the GOP barely understand what’s happening…
Yes, it is. I know that some don’t like the labeling and/or mainstream articulation but, regardless, Black Twitter is real. Some would argue that it’s the most powerful ‘national voice’ for African American discussion, debate and activism. The online movement has also inspired the upcoming book, “The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter” from American & Africana Studies scholar Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis (@drgoddess).
i say that any media space allowing for the voices of people of color is more than welcome and a long time coming. (Sidebar - BT can be funny as hell too.)