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Brother Omarama did a piece of superb symmetry he call "Unite or Perish." A beautiful 'fro-ed brother shown in two-self. Can you dig it? Unite. He got a "Black Jesus," too. Mosaic. Shades of our great Eastern Empire. The hippest thing about these works is that you and I can have them. They gon' be posters. Prices inexpensive. Produced and directed by Love For Ourselves, Unlimited. For office, crib, wherever... (we gotta get into re-customizing our own environments). Coming soon. Barbara Jones works specifically towards this end. She deals in silk screen, a hip process where originals can be mass produced cheaply...so all black folks can enjoy our art/self. Barbara got another piece so full 'o' rhythm. you can hear it when it say, "rise and take control." (You hip to "For My People," I know.) It moves over time and space...rise and take control...rise and take control ...rise (y'all) and take control." You ever see the sounds made by Cris Gaddy, Thruman Barker, Joe Jarman and Charles Clark? Jeff Donaldson checked it/captured it for us. Approach with caution/a clear head/make yo mind reel, sho nuff. Then there's Wadsworth Jarrell's musician--writhin' 'n' bobbin' a bad mf. You kin hear the whee-bo-bom-bah-blah-blee-bah-whoo! They don' be jivin. Carolyn Lawrence, though, her picture dance. Like the one she call "Manhood." It shoots straight flies right then dips for the kill.
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