Nu Renaissance Man

Nu /nuː/ - prefix

modern, or new: used especially with styles of music to show that they exist in a different form from the past

Renaissance man- noun

a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests. An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Paul Robeson, Leonardo da Vinci, Imhotep, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.

Nu Renaissance Man - Deep Thinker, Spiritual, Soldier, Architect, Photographer, Environmentalist, Artist, Athlete, Style, Lover of Jazz, Rap, Classical,Soul, Salsa, West Coast Swing- I'd never place myself on the level of a Paul Robeson, Imhotep or Leonardo Da Vinci, however; I'm certainly striving to be a man of EXCELLENCE, maximizing my genetic potential. This blog represents One Man's Pursuit of EXCELLENCE demonstrated through His Varied & Diverse Interest(s), Inspirations & Aesthetics...

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson breaks the “baseball color line”.

Professional American baseball was established in 1869, four years after the end of the Civil War; while African-Americans did have their own clubs and professional leagues, Major League Baseball was de facto segregated from its founding until 1946 (non-whites had previously played in the MLB, however), when Jackie Robinson, a Georgian and a Negro League baseball player, signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Robinson played his first game with the Dodgers on April 15, 1947, at Ebbets Field in front of a crowd of 26,000, over half of whom were black. Robinson received torrents of racist hatred and resentment from spectators, from opposing teams, and from even his own teammates. When Robinson, who had once been court-martialed during his time as an army officer for refusing to move to the back of a bus asked Branch Rickey, “are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?” Rickey famously responded that he was looking for a player “with guts enough not to fight back”. Robinson’s first step toward the integration of Major League Baseball was neither smooth nor simple - Robinson was heckled with slurs and even injured while playing, he and his family were met with death threats and violence, and some of his own teammates refused to play alongside a black player (though others, like Pee Wee Reese and Hank Greenberg defended Robinson). But his debut was a monumental moment in baseball history; in 1948, 1951, and 1956, baseball greats like Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron all signed with major league teams. 

In 1962, Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His jersey number, 42, has since been retired by all Major League Baseball teams. Later in his life, he served on the board of directors of the NAACP, supported the SCLC and CORE, and worked to promote civil rights - writing that he wouldn’t “‘have it made’ until the most underprivileged Negro in Mississippi can live in equal dignity with anyone else in America.” 

(Source: unhistorical, via milkandheavysugar)

cjwho:

Vargas House, Mexico by Isaac Broid Arquitecto | via

Towards the roads and neighboring buildings: a concrete block with few openings. Towards the distant landscape and the golf course: a series of volumes that frame the view towards infinity.

Rusty steel bodies, separated from each other to allow the “natural” to be introduced into the architecture, or to dissolve it between endogenous vegetation, proposing no precise boundary between “built” and the landscape, even if the latter is also man-made.

The same happens in section. The roof of the public spaces is manifested as a continuation of the surrounding vegetation, allowing users the sense of being in an open space beyond the limits of the property.

Photography: Yoshihiro Koitani

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Three things you can’t recover in life …
The moment, after it’s passed
The words, after they’re spoken and
The time, after it’s lost.

—Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

crossfitters:

Carlee acevedo Fuller by Simply Perfection Photography. 

crossfitters:

Carlee acevedo Fuller by Simply Perfection Photography. 

allisonchambers:

Tasked with Ronald McDonald House BC’s 2014 Ski Challenge campaign, we took our inspiration from childhood crafts – namely, paper snowflakes – and created a series of hand-carved, typographic posters, each headline a nod to the event’s dual-nature of fun on and off the slopes.

Produced at Cossette Communications, Vancouver

In Market date: March 31 – April 1, 2014

Location: Whistler BC Canada

Creative Director: Michael Milardo

Associate Creative Director: Lisa Lebedovich

Art Director: Lisa Lebedovich

Copywriter: Kate Roland

Designer: Allison Chambers

Agency Producer: April Haffenden

Photographer: Anthony Redpath

Group Account Director: Anne Buch

Account Supervisor: Melissa Guillergan, Cambrea Strubin

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archatlas:

Empty Jon Reid

"I love the contrast of old and new architecture in London. One of the best locations to appreciate this contrast is the ‘More London’ complex which includes a view of the 1000 year old Tower of London as well as the modern glass and steel structures of today. Unfortunately, the site is one of the busiest in London. The morning of Boxing Day presented the rare opportunity to capture this location without the crowds.

I took hundreds of images with no people but I found that including a lone figure enhanced this unusual emptiness.”

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