The rap-pop princess outfit Serena Williams wore at the U.S. Open reflects a look-at-me aesthetic has a long-standing tradition and deeper purpose for black people. A history of political marginalization and near social invisibility has constantly challenged us to make ourselves seen literally.
Sometimes hitchhikers have to stand in the rain for a while. Not every ride you catch takes you exactly where you wanted to go. But that's no reason to quit. Remember the hitchhiker's motto: travel to strange places, meet interesting wines, and drink them.
Ten step teams converged to compete for $1,500 in total prize money, with proceeds going towards a local scholarship fund. The evening was billed as a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama, and our new President’s name was emblazoned on everything from pins to scarves.