Hank Willis Thomas, "Strange Fruit" collection
Hank Willis Thomas, “Strange Fruit” collection

…let’s start with the terminology “OWNER” when it comes to team [of people] sports. Even with the lucrative contracts, we still have “trades” [of people], “scouting,” “drafts” (those are your orders). Bought and sold. Was LeBron James’ move from Cleveland to Miami a rejection of the game’s “owner class” system? Will Le Bron James and/or other league players lead a sit out “revolt” in support of the Clippers team players; and against the tongue lashings of its “owner” Dan Sterling and others like him?

About 3 years ago, I happened upon an exhibit of Hank Willis Thomas‘ photos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The images were provocative. It made me go “hmmmm.” Perhaps the LA Chapter of the NAACP should give Hank Willis Thomas an Image Award as they did for his mom Deborah Willis. And Lupita will share her Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” with V. Stiviano.