Junot Díaz & Peter Sagal: Immigrants, Masculinity, Nerds, & Art
Ghana, stand up!
"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."
-James A. Baldwin
On December 4th, 1969, 21-year-old rising Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton and fellow Panther, Mark Clark, were murdered by the FBI and Chicago PD during a raid of their apartment as they slept. Hampton (who’d been drugged with a strong barbiturate — secobarbitol — by an FBI infiltrator) was shot in the head twice, at point blank range. Mark Clark was assailed with bullets and killed instantly, while in the front room on security duty.
The documentary, “The Murder of Fred Hampton”, began as a portrait of the Fred and the Illinois chapter of the BPP, but he was murdered halfway through the shoot. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived hours after the raid and filmed footage of the scene, which was later used to refute news reports and police testimony that Hampton and the Panthers were armed and opened fire first.
Helena Bonham Carter (via black-stilletos)
WWLW? What Would Lupita Wear?