Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Codpieces and Strong Men

This morning in the library, Greg told me he felt old because he knew who Eldridge Cleaver was. He then told me that Eldridge designed fashion as well as being a Black Panther political leader. Once I heard the word codpiece, I knew I had to look online for this man. Unfortunately there was only one small picture of his fashion design. But may I just say woah...


Its truly enjoyable to talk to (older) people and hear how they explain something they've known for so long, and then to learn more via the internet. The two usually have very different information highlighted, and give a broader perspective.

Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998) was an influential leader in the Black Power movement. He was spokesperson for the Oakland-based Black Panther Party, and ran for presidential candidacy in 1968.






Sexy, powerful black men always do us good. Radicals are sexy. I wish there were more contemporary radicals.

2 comments:

Love is Hell said...

one of my brothers' professors at Grinnell is an ex- black panther.....he says she is pretty chill and can't picture her as one....


and those :cock of the walk: pants are awesome. girlz should wear them, or pants with a big ass vagina on the outside.

or maybe not.

Belinda Rachman, Esq. said...

I would give 5 years off my life for the Afro to come back and for young people to be radical intellectuals like the Panthers used to be! I LOVED what the Panthers were up to!