american flag colors

David Hammons (b. 1943) is an African-American artist from New York City. Among his works, which are often inspired by the civil rights and Black Power movements, one of the best known is the “African American Flag”, which he designed in 1990 by recoloring the U.S. national flag in the Garvey colors (red, black, and green of the Pan-African flag). The flag is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a copy is hoisted at the entrance to the Studio Museum in Harlem, a New York museum devoted to the art of African-Americans.

Small Town Life in Colorado by Mark Stevens
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What made this image for me was wasn’t just looking across the street and town, it was the mountains with the clouds all around after recent rainstorm this Autumn morning in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Spirit of Freedom an African-American Civil War Soldier Celebration

Andrew Bowman stands with an American flag and a portrait of his grandfather, Andrew Jackson Smith of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Colored Infantry, as Bowman portrays Smith, at the Spirit of Freedom, the 18th Annual African-American Civil War Soldier Celebration at Crown Hill Cemetery, Thursday, June 5, 2014.  Kelly Wilkinson/The Star

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 128 Enlisted men by disease. Total 197.

In yesterday’s episode of Avengers Assemble, I noticed a thing. 

As you know, the team threw a surprise birthday party for Cap. It was very festive, in American flag colors, stars and stripes, and the cake was blue, white and red too. But then, guess who turned out wanting to be there the least? Tony Stark! The man for whom Widow said “he throws a surprise party for himself every week”(2x19 The New Guy), the man who thinks a party “lifts up team’s morale”(2x14 Crack in the System). This man in yesterday’s episode, after it turned out Steve was not coming, started yawning and said something to the effect of: time spent here(at the party) is less time spent doing genius stuff. 

Now a thing to remember is that Tony was the only one who seemed not to expect Cap at his own birthday party, saying something like “he hates celebrating his birthdays.” But that shouldn’t deter a party animal who throws parties all the time and invents cheeseburger in a can so that when Hulk inevitably inhales everything on their barbecue, the party can still go on?

So my totally unbiased conclusion is that Tony loves parties, but only if Steve is there. Steve’s birthday party had the least chance of delivering a Steve in a party mood, a random weekly surprise party or a villain retirement party - much more. 

Yep, I’m pretty much saying that for AA!Tony, Steve is the party!

Brandon Moore by Michael Hallenbeck Photography.

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