Today's AHA Moment

exiledpoetssociety:

James Earl Jones on his childhood

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sirdexrjones:

You often feature Black people in a positive, stylish and sometimes provocative light. Is there a specific reason for this?

"I don’t know when it all started, but for a years, I’ve been very color-conscious. I’ve been very race-conscious, and I’m very aware that I’m not just an artist, but a black artist. And I have no problem with that. I’m very careful about how we are portrayed. I know that if you google the word ‘beauty’ right now, 99.9 percent of the faces that come up will be a white women’s face, and that’s a bit astonishing. And, I don’t know, I just feel like images speak volumes, and when I speak to people through my images, I just want to make sure I’m saying something positive when it comes to the issue of black women or black men.

I also tell negative stories, I can show an ugly side or tell an ugly truth, but at the end of it all I want the message to be something beautiful and positive that not just Black people can relate to but everyone can relate to, and I want everyone to understand it. But that’s not always going to happen. Not everyone is going to look at my work and see beautiful, stylized, somewhat provocative photos. I guess some people will just see ‘ugly naked bodies’ or ‘pornographic images’; ‘uncombed afros’ or long ‘unkempt dreadlocks’. But that’s kind of why the image is out there, to expose people to those images more, and desensitize them to it.  Black power is still scary to a lot of people.  It shouldn’t be something to be afraid of.  Black Power is a necessity.”

- Dexter Ryan Jones (artist/photographer)

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peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

(Source: best-of-imgur, via halffamousalmostnaked)

miraclethatgirllove:

alwayspeechless:

I will always reblog this

Oooh Michael!

miraclethatgirllove:

alwayspeechless:

I will always reblog this

Oooh Michael!

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n-t-r-t:

rocketmayhem:

oldpaul:

beingkawaiiistough:

rodaintshit:

loverrtits:

snizzydoesit:

dynastylnoire:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

booooooooooooooooost

Yo this is happening in my backyard. Please reblog this. They are now saying she maybe as far south as Atlanta 

I saw the surveillance of them in a hotel when I was at the gym the other day smh

The really need to find baby girl forreal…

THIS IS MY AREA PEOPLE, GET BUSY

hey guys reblog this if you could; it’s relatively local to me and important that we raise awareness

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!!


Why is Relisha still missing

n-t-r-t:

rocketmayhem:

oldpaul:

beingkawaiiistough:

rodaintshit:

loverrtits:

snizzydoesit:

dynastylnoire:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

booooooooooooooooost

Yo this is happening in my backyard. Please reblog this. They are now saying she maybe as far south as Atlanta 

I saw the surveillance of them in a hotel when I was at the gym the other day smh

The really need to find baby girl forreal…

THIS IS MY AREA PEOPLE, GET BUSY

hey guys reblog this if you could; it’s relatively local to me and important that we raise awareness

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!!

Why is Relisha still missing

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andthus:

kenobi-wan-obi:

unfriendlyblackhottieee:

mybeautifulmultitudes:

nikkisshadetree:

paulamaf2013:

odinsblog:

Sometimes #BlackTwitter gets it right, and other times Black twitter gets it really right

I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?

Honorable mention to @LouMinoti:

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Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……

Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.

Kill Shot = “if you can’t beat em, serve em”

where is the Tyra gif. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”

…that money got dirty on him real quick.  :l

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wreckamic:

Sloane Stephens = IMPRESSIVE

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drosenthalart:

Start them babies off young! The earlier they tap into their creativity the better!!!

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youngblackandvegan:

fckyeahprettyafricans:

African wedding
 http://theglamorousbum.tumblr.com ( Ghana)

black women so damn beautiful
i just…..*swoon*

youngblackandvegan:

fckyeahprettyafricans:

African wedding

 http://theglamorousbum.tumblr.com ( Ghana)

black women so damn beautiful

i just…..*swoon*

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