black history magazines

Today In History

‘Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in the major leagues, was born in Cairo, GA, on this date January 31, 1919. Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, ending five decades of segregated baseball. At the time of his retirement in October 1972, Robinson is believed to have been the most respected of all baseball players.’

(photo: Jackie Robinson)

- CARTER Magazine

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The 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party

October 15 marks the 50th anniversary  of the founding of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics.

Many of these covers are courtesy of Babylon Falling and Emory Douglas Art, both great resources for The Black Panter covers, inside pages, posters, and graphics.

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Venice Magazine: You performed at the Tribute to John Lennon in New York this year and brought the house down with a medley of Hey Jude and Blackbird, followed by Hi-dee-Ho. How did that feel?

Kevin Spacey: Like I should go through a Jack Daniels period and get a bunch of Kevettes and go on the road.

~ Kevin Spacey featured in Venice Magazine, December 3, 2001