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wansolwata:

Happy birthday to our ancestor June Jordan, a muse supreme as an essayist, poet and feminist activist. Am totally honoured that she picked my poem "Dis U.N: for Rwanda" for 1st prize in the Sojourner Poetry Prize way back in 2001…
As Angela Davis said of her in a eulogy: : “She changed people’s worlds with her words and she created beauty in the process”.‪#‎WeAreTheOnesWeHaveBeenWaitingFor‬ 
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Jul 17, 2014 / 25 notes

wansolwata:

Happy birthday to our ancestor June Jordan, a muse supreme as an essayist, poet and feminist activist. Am totally honoured that she picked my poem "Dis U.N: for Rwanda" for 1st prize in the Sojourner Poetry Prize way back in 2001…

As Angela Davis said of her in a eulogy: : “She changed people’s worlds with her words and she created beauty in the process”.‪#‎WeAreTheOnesWeHaveBeenWaitingFor‬ 

[Image by Alexis Pauline Gumbs]

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A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS

casting sheet for Universal Pictures backed N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton set for release next year
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Actress Nicole Beharie is photographed for Esquire Magazine on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California by Chris Fortuna

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beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

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Jul 14, 2014 / 13,128 notes

yagazieemezi:

Photographer: Thandiwe Muriu
Makeup Artist: Cultured Ego
Model: Anok Kuol

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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kawahineaihonua:

West Papua - The secret war in Asia

The forgotten land of West Papua is under brutal Indonesian military occupation. Its tribal people are being slaughtered, and their unique environment destroyed. But the world is doing nothing to stop it. In 1963, in violation of international law, Indonesia occupied and colonised the West Papuan homeland in the western part of New Guinea. Since that tragic event the West Papuans are asking for a fair referendum about their independence. At least 100.000 indigenous people lost their lives in this secret war.

FREE WEST PAPUA

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Jul 10, 2014 / 198 notes

singlebride:

Check out this sultry Harlem Renaissance inspired styled shoot, captured by Cyriene Photography at 67 Orange Street, a modern speakeasy in Harlem, NY.

More pics and a behind the scenes video here: http://www.blackbride.com/2014/07/09/harlem-renaissance-styled-shoot/

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Jul 10, 2014 / 9,627 notes

johncollege:

Sonny: You give her my test. You give her the door test.

C: What’s the door test?

Sonny: Before you get out of the car, you lock both doors. You get out of the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car, take out the key, put in the lock, open the door for her. Then you let her get in, then you close the door for her. Then you walk around the back of the car and you look through the rear window. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button for you, so you can get in, dump her.

C: Just like that?

Sonny: Listen to me, kid, if she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button for you, so you can get in, that means she’s a selfish broad and all you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and dump her fast.

- A Bronx Tale

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Jul 9, 2014 / 89,448 notes

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

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Jul 4, 2014 / 5,950 notes

allopaola:

Am I a bug?! Wearing my favorite sunnies on a beautiful day in Harlem!

Shop my headwraps: www.fanmdjanm.com

Visit my blog: www.findingpaola.com

Find me on twitter/instagram: @findingpaola

Facebook: http://facebook.com/findingpaola

 Photo cred: Mark Lachovsky

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ijewere:

Zakia
Photo: Nadine Ijewere Mua: Luka Watabe
Jul 4, 2014 / 5,364 notes

ijewere:

Zakia

Photo: Nadine Ijewere
Mua: Luka Watabe

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alexandraelle:

Reading is sexy.

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