We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different.
camyya:

Warpaint @ Nox Orae 2014. Photos by Michel Bertholet.

Ikonic

camyya:

Warpaint @ Nox Orae 2014. Photos by Michel Bertholet.

Ikonic

And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)

(Source: yugottabesonice)

black-boys:

Joshua Williams by Rosella Vanon | Pause Magazine #6

black-boys:

Joshua Williams by Rosella Vanon | Pause Magazine #6

inneroptics:

Marcel Duchamp

inneroptics:

Marcel Duchamp

naturee-feels:

psl:

juliesbabyboy:

The mothers of trayvon martin & sean bell meet mike brown’s mom for the first time. Totally touched my heart…

they need each other

Where are the notes.


This shouldn’t have to be

naturee-feels:

psl:

juliesbabyboy:

The mothers of trayvon martin & sean bell meet mike brown’s mom for the first time. Totally touched my heart…

they need each other

Where are the notes.

This shouldn’t have to be

teenagertara:

mashed potato vibes

I didn’t know “jacket potato beans and cheese” was a meal I thought they were mocking his Opening Ceremony jacket for it’s murkiness

teenagertara:

mashed potato vibes

I didn’t know “jacket potato beans and cheese” was a meal I thought they were mocking his Opening Ceremony jacket for it’s murkiness

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait 
T.S Abe

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.

The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

mtv:

nope still not over it

watch with me »

My EYES can’t even keep up with her fancy chair moves

(Source: vma.mtv.com)

saintgee:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The True Trayvon Martin

  • He didn’t eat pork bc his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good,he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
  • He was passionate about aviation.
  • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for. The first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
  • He loved his little cousins birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
  • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend bc of it.
  • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
  • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
  • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
  • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
  • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
  • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
  • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
  • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
  • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
  • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
  • I feel like this stuff is important.

All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

Sounds like the makings of a true King

butastoneontheshore:

James Blake fans serenade him with ‘Retrograde’

 

trebled-negrita-princess:

thechallengesof:

adamngoodman17:

alphasandassociates:

deezyville:

officialalltimelow:

*whispers* Its almost hoodie season

Which means stick to well lit and highly populated areas at night if you’re Black.

image

image

because apparently our presence alone is threatening

teacakes:

Imagine Hildegard of Bingen and Beyoncé throwing down in the studio (??!)

I would do nearly anything

I would do nearly anything