Today in History (1970): The Beatles Release Their Single ‘Let It Be’ in the UK
i don’t know why i ever try to talk about music on facebook. people have such narrow tastes. and are ill informed. and their taste sucks. I AM BETTER THAN THEM. sigh.
ETA: but seriously. i ask a few people to name one record they think everyone should hear. and all of a sudden people are chiming in with sublime.
i love you tumblr.
With his widely read novel “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison ignited a conversation and an awareness of racial alienation in America that had the potential to help bridge the gap between the nation’s races.
But as we celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday on Saturday, it is almost staggering to see how little has changed since Ellison published the book in 1952.
Black people — and black men in particular — are still viewed and judged as though we are all one person, with one mind, and that we are all either criminals or about to become criminals.
(Photo: Brian Jackson / Alamy)
heaviest book i’ve ever read. difficult to endure, but necessary to know.