I saw this pic on the cover of the Daily News and I started thinking about what it takes to be a legend nowadays versus what it took back in the day. This story which I love by Greg Tate really gets at this point with an oh so sharp razor's edge.
Speakiang of legends and of people with same last names, on Friday I was blessed to see Gordon Parks at The Studio Museum where he was being recognized and celebrated for his works including a new book that he was also promoting. Mr. Parks recited a poem he had written after hearing of Mother Rosa's death. He spoke softly, yet brilliantly for about a minute. But the joint was a piano performance by the man that created Shaft and who was in fact the first Black person to direct a major film. Brother man's still got it-- smooth, charismatic and efferevescent. I would say that that's gotta be legendary, never mind the fact that he will be 93 next week.