Robert F. Kennedy’s Greatest Speech Still Resonates in 2017

August 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

“The Ripple of Hope”

This piece was delivered by RFK in apartheid South Africa, 1966.  It is considered by scholars and others to be his greatest speech.  The entirety needs to be heard by all people in the United States to remind us of the ideals of our nation and the principles we stand for during these divisive and uncivil times. An incredible piece. Profound and timeless.

“We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.”

~ Robert F. Kennedy, 1966, “Ripple of Hope” speech

 

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Robert F. Kennedy’s Greatest Speech Still Resonates in 2017 was originally published on Field Grass

Muhammad Ali, larger than life

June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

An unsurpassed legacy has reached its temporal  conclusion.  The greatest sports figure and celebrity of the 20th century has passed.  Rather than mourn his death, we continue to celebrate his life and its many facets.   Rather than poorly retelling a complex life story, I chose some amusing images that touch on the breadth of his celebrity.  You know you’re famous when: Andy Warhol comes to your home to snap a pic, you spar with Elvis…

Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest boxers, died on Friday, June 3, at the age of 74.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started boxing at age 12 — and ultimately became known for much more than just his successful boxing career.

Ali converted to Islam in 1964, changing his name from Cassius Clay — what he called his “slave name” — to Muhammed Ali after becoming affiliated with the Nation of Islam. His political activism and charity inspired millions throughout his life.

Please visit his site at muhammadali.com!  It is a rare, exceptional, site worthy of its namesake.

Fame started with the 1960 Olympics…

Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, represented the United States in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He defeated Soviet boxer Gennady Schatkov as part of his gold-medal performance. Bettmann/Getty Images

 

Young heavyweight fighter Ali, then Clay, is seen training at City Parks Gym in New York on Feb. 8, 1962. Dan Grossi/AP Photo

 

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1967, with Wilt Chamberlain. AP
1967, with Johnny Carson, star of NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight’ show, in New York City. AP

 

with Bob Dylan

 

1971, having his photo taken by Andy Warhol in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. AP

 

1971, taunting Joe Frazier at Frazier’s training headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Getty John Shearer/The LIFE Picture Collection

 

1985, with Liberace and Hulk Hogan in New York City. AP Marty Lederhandler

 

1997, with Prince in Washington, D.C. AP Karen Cooper

 

with President Ronald Regan

with Malcom X

 

with The King

 

with part of The Jackson Five, Micheal Jackson claims victory

 

Muhammad Ali, larger than life was originally published on Field Grass

The Station on the Hill |LB Scott

March 20, 2015 Comments Off on The Station on the Hill |LB Scott

we’re all lost little children who can’t find their way
following politicians straight to judgment day
in God we trust they say and put it on the dollar bill
then they rape the land we love from the station on the hill

——–for some would lie and some would kill
some would cheat and some would steal
from the station on the hill——-

in 1965 a strong young man I be
joined up for my country so the whole world would be free
they used me and abused me the truth they did not tell
babies were a burning but dow-jones was doing well.

——–for some would lie and some would kill
some would cheat and some would steal
from the station on the hill——-

well now’s the time today I say
throw them all in Boston Bay
let freedom ring again my friends like in the olden days

– LB Scott

 


This piece was penned by a very close friend.  I was struck by his words as soon as I read them.   I am sure it is a song.  A song I hope to hear as a whole with voice and instrument.  If I get a recording, I will update this post with it.

The Station on the Hill |LB Scott was originally published on FieldGrass

Race Riot | Warhol

February 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Race Riot, Andy Warhol, 1964

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1. Race Riot is an acrylic and silkscreen painting by the American artist Andy Warhol that he executed in 1964. It fetched $62,885,000 at Christie’s in New York on 13 May 2014

Race Riot | Warhol was originally published on FieldGrass

farewell great lady

May 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words.  But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014.   “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post on her @DrMayaAngelou Twitter account on May 23.   from…

farewell great lady was originally published on Things I Should See

Photography by Hussain Khalaf

April 8, 2014 § 2 Comments

Outstanding work by Bahraini photographer Hussain Khalaf.

Red by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Ramadan Karim by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

14Feb Bahrain by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Let me help by hjmk / Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Ready to Die for Bahrain by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

V for Victory by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Play time by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Bahraini Somood by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

Mistrust look by Hussain Khalaf

 

 

He is a freelance photographer whose work is on display, and for sale at 500px.

Hussain Khalaf 500px

hjmk / Hussain Khalaf

Photography by Hussain Khalaf was originally published on Kept

Angela Davis 1973

February 4, 2014 Comments Off on Angela Davis 1973

Great portrait.  A gorgeous, powerful, image.

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Angela Davis, 1973, Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

 

A late celebration of her birthday, January 26 1944.

 

 

Angela Davis 1973 was originally published on FieldGrass

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