From 1995 documentary, Unzipped. In this scene, Eartha Kitt explains (in her unique way) to designer Isaac Mizrahi that she needs a gown she can move in.
Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police
"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.
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A Film by Tessa Boerman
Unfolding like a detective novel, Painted Black examines the representation of people of African origin in the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters from the late Middle Ages to the present, with a particular focus on the seventeenth century.
You can watch Echoes of Blaxploitation in the Netherlands, a lecture by Tessa Boerman, here. My search for a copy of Zwarte Belicht continues…
The painting shown in the poster above is Moses and His Wife by Jacob Jordaens.
This is Thelma Houston’s original recording of “Do You Know Where You’re Going To”. Some sources state that it was originally recorded in 1973, others say 1975.
It was set to be released as a single, but was pulled and given to Diana Ross to sing as the theme for Mahogany. [x]