black—lamb:

kissmyfro:

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every white euro model has the same story they were raised on the ancestral farm and one day while walking to the big city a scout told them they should model and then they went home to tell their parents (who are cousins) over a bowl of boiled potato and sour cream stew that they’re moving to paris

I hate yall

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23 Sep 14 at 7 pm

seafoamtides:

kateoplis:

Mexico CitySex workers gather to commemorate their colleagues who were violently murdered, two days before the Day of the Dead festival.

this is why you don’t fuck around with day of the dead, because it has a deeper meaning than “pretty sugar skulls”. those are offerings to the dead, a symbol of each and every person we choose to honor in the afterlife; not some quirky costume to put on and appropriate. those skulls mean something, the pan de muertos and altars mean something. so go fuck yourself if you think that they’re just for decoration while you shit on my ancestors for you stupid pasty ass bland halloween party.

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

seafoamtides:

kateoplis:

Mexico City: Sex workers gather to commemorate their colleagues who were violently murdered, two days before the Day of the Dead festival.

this is why you don’t fuck around with day of the dead, because it has a deeper meaning than “pretty sugar skulls”. those are offerings to the dead, a symbol of each and every person we choose to honor in the afterlife; not some quirky costume to put on and appropriate. those skulls mean something, the pan de muertos and altars mean something. so go fuck yourself if you think that they’re just for decoration while you shit on my ancestors for you stupid pasty ass bland halloween party.
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23 Sep 14 at 12 pm

soulbrotherv2:

Heather Booth playing guitar for Fannie Lou Hamer during the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi, 1964. Photo credit: Wallace Roberts.

Jewish Women’s Archive. “Image of Heather Booth and Fannie Lou Hamer .” (Viewed on October 8, 2013) <http://jwa.org/media/image-of-heather-booth-and-fannie-lou-hamer>.

(via mangoestho)

soulbrotherv2:

Heather Booth playing guitar for Fannie Lou Hamer during the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi, 1964. Photo credit: Wallace Roberts.
Jewish Women’s Archive. “Image of Heather Booth and Fannie Lou Hamer .” (Viewed on October 8, 2013) &lt;http://jwa.org/media/image-of-heather-booth-and-fannie-lou-hamer&gt;.
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23 Sep 14 at 12 pm

Sonia Sanchez, 1984 (via blackfeminismlives)

(via dusttracksonaroad)

"I keep writing because I realize that until Black people’s social reality is free of oppression and exploitation, I will not be free to write as one who’s not oppressed or exploited. That is the goal. That is the struggle and the dream."

arabellesicardi:

beauty is such a bullshit value point like lol some people think im ugly some people think im beautiful and none of these people are going to pay me for having to deal with their thoughts so why should i care and what makes people live under the impression i give a single echo of a fuck? god. this is a one-person show and i’m the main player. hecklers will be thrown the fuck out. 

(via afrorevolution)

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23 Sep 14 at 12 pm

tashabilities:

notyourexrotic:

Joy Regullano - White Fetish

"Can you speak Midwestern?"

And they won’t even recognize themselves in this at all. 

That’s the sad part. 

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23 Sep 14 at 12 pm

accrawalkintours:

SERGE ATTUKWEI’S “MIGRATION MESSAGES”

Ghanaian Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey yesterday had an opening exhibition for his project “Migration Messages” in Munich - Germany. The project is an expose on the “Collective Realities of African Migration.” 

A note from the Artist “until August 2014 developed by May in Vienna. The results and findings of “section of Vienna” and “section Accra” will be presented in a multimedia exhibition . The focus is on a travel suitcase that gathers 2013 news and stories about African migration of people with African heritage since November. , the project moves geographically across different locations across, but always remains on the migratory tracks of Africa and its Diaspora. , the artistic director for this project has Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey over who has made ​​it his task to work out a solid common Perspekitve about the realities of African migration. Simultaneously, a collaboration with various African descent local artists emerged in the last three months in Vienna, among others Bilonda Bukasa, Marissa Lobo, Jahson the Scientist, Ahmed Osman and James Gore / The Missing Link, which have brought their motives, conditions and effects of migration in the context of the African reality in the Diaspora to express. The artistic works are in the form of Dance performances, installations, musical performances, paintings, videos (interviews), sculptures and a panel discussion.”

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23 Sep 14 at 10 am

"Mississippi," by Aimé Césaire 
(translated from the French by A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman, April 2010)

(Source: so-treu, via so-treu)

"

Too bad for you men who don’t notice that my eyes remember
slings and black flags
which murder with each blink of my Mississippi lashes

Too bad for you men who do not see who do not see anything
not even the gorgeous railway signals formed under my eyelids by the black and red discs of the coral snake that my munificence coils in my Mississippi tears

Too bad for you men who do not see that in the depth of the reticule where chance has deposited our Mississippi eyes
there waits a buffalo sunk to the very hilt of the swamp’s eyes

Too bad for you men who do not see that you cannot stop me from building to his fill egg-headed islands of flagrant sky
under the calm ferocity of the immense geranium of our sun.

"