Poem: To Vanity – Darwin T. Turner

Doll, don’t be too proud of those eyes
Sparkling in their mascaraed skies;
Don’t be too vain that you now see
All hearts your captives; your still free;
And stop shaking that lustrous hair
And shedding dandruff on the air.
‘Cause that buck-nineteen rhinestone, dear,
That glitters from your pearlshell ear,
Will still be thought a pretty gem
When all your world of beauty’s dim.

Poem by Darwin T. Turner, from the book “Poetry of the Negro 1746-1970″ edited by Langson Huges and Arna Bontemps
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Bayeté Ross Smith- Our Kind of People

I love this work about stereotyping.

[Images from Bayeterosssmith.com]


Artist – Reneé Cox

There are so much images of Reneé Cox that I would love to show because I find them all great, but these are a few that I have picked out to share.

[Images from Reneecox.org]

 

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