sirmitchell:

Realizing there are still a ton of Marvel portraits that I’ve yet to post to tumblr! 

I’ll be doing an AP sale of every print from my show, HOPEFULLY soon, so look for that. 

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visuals-by-raat:

Identity - 4/30/14
Model: greatkingdavid
IG: @raat_fashion

visuals-by-raat:

Identity - 4/30/14

Model: greatkingdavid

IG: @raat_fashion

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chelebelleslair:

Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Maui Film Festival in June 2014.

chelebelleslair:

Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Maui Film Festival in June 2014.

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dynamicafrica:

Entertainment Weekly Releases First Official Photo of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis for the upcoming film Miles Ahead.

dynamicafrica:

Entertainment Weekly Releases First Official Photo of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis for the upcoming film Miles Ahead.

"Audre Lorde said something to me that has continued even now to inform me. She made it very clear that none of us comes with our consciousness fully developed; it is a constant work that we have to be ever vigilant about. I’m counseling myself these days around patience. I’m counseling myself around understanding that we come to issues not only from different sites of experience but with different levels of consciousness, so as not to be so quick, not to be so judgmental, not to be so rapid around closing a door, around writing someone off."

— Essex Hemphill, Living the Word/Looking for Home (via processedlives)

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blackfashion:

Davina, 18
dress,sandals —> urban outfitters 
http://omg-itsdavina19.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/omg_itsdavina

africafashionweek:

Tanzanian model Herieth Paul for Harpers Bazaar UK August 2014

(via dynamicafrica)

"They play it safe…Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow. They are US! This is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual. A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love our self, to EVOLVE."

— Erykah Badu (via missgoldengirl) (via afroflower) (via blackxenergy, blackgirlwithanopinion)

africaisdonesuffering:

Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Living Through Her Words”
“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am.”
May 28th, 2014, the literary world, the world as a whole, suffered a major lost with the death of Maya Angelou. With her writings, Angelou, uncaged the muted birds in all of us giving them a song to sing and a reason to flap their wings. “Still I rise,” she taught many women to chant during times of uncertainty and despair. She was unapologetically honest about who she was as a woman and a human being. Angelou’s honesty about the struggles she faced as a child and a young woman was a source of freedom for many who delved in her work. She shared every part of herself without shame, even the parts that made some wince.  She walked with grace, spoke with eloquence and sprinkled seeds of wisdom throughout the world.  Although many of us weep, she left us with words to keep us going. She left writers like me, with a thirst to choke out the words that burn in our throats.
“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans — because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone — because we have the impulse to explain who we are. Not just how tall we are, or thin… but who we are internally… perhaps even spiritually. There’s something, which impels us to show our inner-souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.”
Let us love her home to our ancestors who left us years before. James Baldwin welcomes you home. Gwendolyn Brooks welcomes you home. Lorraine Hansberry welcomes you home.  Amiri Baraka welcomes you home. Richard Wright welcomes you home.  Kofi Awoonor welcomes you home.
-Bilphena Yahwon

Beautiful!

africaisdonesuffering:

Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Living Through Her Words”

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am.”

May 28th, 2014, the literary world, the world as a whole, suffered a major lost with the death of Maya Angelou. With her writings, Angelou, uncaged the muted birds in all of us giving them a song to sing and a reason to flap their wings. “Still I rise,” she taught many women to chant during times of uncertainty and despair. She was unapologetically honest about who she was as a woman and a human being. Angelou’s honesty about the struggles she faced as a child and a young woman was a source of freedom for many who delved in her work. She shared every part of herself without shame, even the parts that made some wince.  She walked with grace, spoke with eloquence and sprinkled seeds of wisdom throughout the world.  Although many of us weep, she left us with words to keep us going. She left writers like me, with a thirst to choke out the words that burn in our throats.

“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans — because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone — because we have the impulse to explain who we are. Not just how tall we are, or thin… but who we are internally… perhaps even spiritually. There’s something, which impels us to show our inner-souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.”

Let us love her home to our ancestors who left us years before. James Baldwin welcomes you home. Gwendolyn Brooks welcomes you home. Lorraine Hansberry welcomes you home.  Amiri Baraka welcomes you home. Richard Wright welcomes you home.  Kofi Awoonor welcomes you home.

-Bilphena Yahwon

Beautiful!

mxydxy:

iraffiruse:

The Quokka

HE POSED FOR A FUCKKJNG SELFIIWE I CANT RIGHT NOWE

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