portrait: Melvin Van Peebles05082011
Melvin’s got some mental alchemy going on that transforms mundane shit into glorious subjective game.
Melvin is a pirate!
Most of the people of earth live having to accept white western standards of comportment as the generally representative form for the culture of our time. Melvin put up a dam in the flood of white settler colonial culture which seeks to efface the African American of their culture.
Melvin beat the Man!
listen here to Melvin talking about Sweetback at the MOMA ..