You: Walker wears one glove because of his powers Me: haha....sweet Michael Jackson refrence......
aasddgfddd you know its not exactly because of his power, but ill let you on to something: i just realised this could very well be an akagi reference and you know what, ive decided now that it retroactively is. thats right the comic hasnt even started yet and im already retconning things out of sheer anime trashiness. you have been warned
For Refinery29’s celebration of Black History Month we put together a list of Black men and women you ought to know. Their legacy in civil rights, feminism, and LGBTQ equality lives on today.
Bayard Rustin — A leading Black figure in the civil rights movement and advisor to Martin Luther King, he was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington and was heavily involved in the first Freedom Rides. He was also gay and a registered communist who went to jail for his sexual orientation. Although widely heralded, he was attacked even by fellow activists for his faith in nonviolence, unapologetic queerness, and attention to income equality. President Obama honored Rustin posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Combaheee River Collective — A seminal Black lesbian feminist group active from 1974-1980. Although officially short lived, its influence has been major. The group is best known for writing the Combaheee River Collective Statement, an important document in promoting the idea that social change must be intersectional — and that Black women’s needs were not being met by mainstream white feminism and therefore must strike out on their own. Members of the collective included Audre Lorde and…Chirlane McCray, now First Lady of New York City and author of the landmark essay “I Am a Lesbian,” published in Essence in 1979.
John Carlos, Tommie Smith, and Peter Norman — The winners of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics 200 Meter Sprint. In one of the proudest and most political moments of sports history, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their leather-gloved fists in the Black Power salute. They wore black socks without shoes to represent black poverty and a scarf and necklace to symbolize “those individuals that were lynched, or killed and that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred. It was for those thrown off the side of the boats in the middle passage.”
We also include in our list Peter Norman, the white Australian silver medalist from that ceremony, to commemorate his solidarity with the two Black athletes. White people are more than indebted to black history, and Norman is an excellent example of a white ally. Although he didn’t perform the black power salute, he publicly supported the duo without regard to personal safety or retribution. Norman was penalized for his alliance with Carlos and Smith and was never again allowed to compete in any Olympics despite repeatedly qualifying. Largely forgotten and barred from major sporting events, he became a gym teacher and worked at a butcher shop. At his funeral in 2006, John Carlos and Tommie Smith were his pallbearers.
The Friendship Nine — This group of nine Black students from Friendship Junior College willingly went to jail without bail in 1961 after staging a sit-in at McCrory’s lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They pioneered the civil rights strategy “Jail, No Bail,” which placed the financial burden for racist incarceration back on the state. They’re appreciated today for their bravery and strategic ingenuity. In 2015 their conviction was finally overturned and prosecutor Kevin Brackett personally apologized to the eight living members of the group.
Barbara Jordan — A lawyer and politician, Barbara Jordan was the first Black woman elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first southern Black woman to be elected as a US Senator, and the first Black woman to deliver a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Her keynote address is widely considered the greatest of all time, aided by her charismatic and eloquent public speaking skills. She is also remembered as one of the leaders of the impeachment of Richard Nixon. We chose the above quote to illustrate her unique punchy sense of humor.
Pauli Murray — This civil rights activist, feminist, and poet was a hugely successful lawyer who is also recognized as the first Black female Episcopal priest. Like many figures on this list, Murray was acutely aware of the complex relationship between race and gender, and referred to sexism as “Jane Crow,” comparing midcentury treatment of women to that of African Americans in the South. Although she graduated from Howard University first in her class, she was barred from enrolling as a postgraduate at Harvard because she was a woman. Instead, in 1965 she became the first African American to receive a JSD from Yale Law. Once armed with a law degree she became a formidable force in advancing feminist and civil rights. She is a cofounder of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She also identified as having an “inverted sex instinct,” which she used instead of “homosexual” to describe her complicated gender identity and lifelong attraction to women.
Doing some drawing prompt challenges with my friend (and fantastic artist) @austenfm. Here’s my take on the first prompt, “Parasitic video-game system zombifies player”. Apparently my drawing takes place in the far off future-past where VR uses cartridges and the POWER GLOVE still reigns supreme.
Tough to choose this time around, but I settled for this one for JL/MMPR Quote of the Month.
Mostly because it lightheartedly admits both universes are fun and weird but compliment each other in this crossover because the crazy stuff that happens in their worlds would not feel out of place if the events of each were switched around.
And hey, Kimmy has seen stranger stuff as a Ranger than an arrow with a boxing glove on it, so this is just a typical Tuesday for her.
…That they have shown at least once in canon but often get forgotten by the fandom (including me) cause they’re weird:
Keith seems to know how to synthesize home explosives and assemble either timers or remote detonators, given the explosions he set off as a distraction in s1e1.
Hunk has foraging and botany-related skills since he was able to turn himself loose on Arus’s wildlife in s1e3 and find not only a wide variety of edible plants, but improvised the right way to prepare them and find out what tasted good together. Notably, since this is before meeting Klaizap, he did so without local knowledge.
Lance is seemingly very dexterous with his feet, considering his takedown of an enthralled Hunk in s2e2 and catching his helmet with his feet in s1e6.
Shiro is seemingly the most flexible member of the team as shown off in his fight with Sendak in s1e4.
Pidge seemingly knows a lot about old game consoles- considering the “Mercury Gameflux 2″ would appear to be an old console by our standards, and she hails from a futuristic Earth, but recognizes the ‘power glove’ and some obscure-sounding cheat code that can only be activated with said glove.