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blackpeopledoshittoo:

thekindofblue:

wreckamic:

Vintage Ebony Burlesque

there isnt enough black representation on tumblr… im glad im seeing a post like this

Important

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continentcreative:

Model Yaya Deng | photography by Cybele Malinowski 

BADDIE

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humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?""One day, I was sent home from my final exams because my mother had not been able to pay the registration fees. On the way home, a man came up to me and asked what was wrong. ‘Nothing,’ I told him. He asked me again. So I told him that I’d been sent home from school. He then gave me the money I needed to take my exams. I’d never seen him before, and I’ve never seen him again."(Entebbe, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"One day, I was sent home from my final exams because my mother had not been able to pay the registration fees. On the way home, a man came up to me and asked what was wrong. ‘Nothing,’ I told him. He asked me again. So I told him that I’d been sent home from school. He then gave me the money I needed to take my exams. I’d never seen him before, and I’ve never seen him again."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

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"The Age of Enlightenment, and the theory of progress to which it gave rise,
was centred on the sacredness of two categories: modern scientific knowledge
and economic development. Somewhere along the way, the unbridled pursuit
of progress, guided by science and development, began to destroy life without
any assessment of how fast and how much of the diversity of life on this planet
is disappearing. The act of living and of celebrating and conserving life In all
its diversity - in people and in nature - seems to have been sacrificed to
progress, and the sanctity of life been substituted by the sanctity of science and
development. “-Vandana Shiva

Currently reading STAYING ALIVE
Women, Ecology and Survival in India by Vandana Shiva and this is one of the first lines in the book and i feel that this line hits the nail on the dang head in the case of the current trends in globalization currently taking place.

fotojournalismus:

Richard Mosse, Madonna and Child, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012.
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fotojournalismus:

Richard MosseMadonna and Child, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012.

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dynamicafrica:

Styled by Mobolaji Dawodu - A Visual Catalog.

There’s a cinematic quality to almost every Mobolaji Dawodu styled and or photographed photo. So many of the images he has styled, photographed - or both - look more like something out of a film still than 2-D fashion magazine pages. This signature of his, that is both visually classic and communicative, is part of what makes Dawodu’s work so intensely captivating. Making use of subjects that always have an air of effortless cool and mystique, Dawodu is able to draw you to his images, through the use of aesthetic qualities, leaving the viewer highly intrigued as to the narrative that inspired it. It’s no surprise that Dawodu’s foray into the world of costume design, with films such as ‘Restless City’ and ‘Mother of George’ under his belt, has been beautifully successful.

Hailed by Complex as one of the most stylish men in media, Dawodu is the style editor-at-large at the Fader but has had his work appear in such publications as Vanity Fair, i-D and Paper, and worked on projects for PUMA, Nike, Kenzo, Converse and Apple. Born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and American mother, much of his work has been influenced and informed by his bi-coastal background. 

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luvyourmane:

Young Jada/Willow #blackisbeautiful #luvyourmane

luvyourmane:

Young Jada/Willow #blackisbeautiful #luvyourmane

devoutfashion:

The One, July 2014 
Photographer Oltin Dogaru
Model: Kelly Moreira 

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global-fashions:

BRAZILIAN models BRUNO VENTURA , RONALDO MARTINS & RAEL COSTA - PLAYBOY BRAZIL

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRISTIANO MADUREIRA

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grabyourankles:

Bruno Ventura
by Didio

grabyourankles:

Bruno Ventura

by Didio

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ukpuru:

blood—sport:

Important things from Igbohistory Instagram. European colonialism has, and still continues to dismantle the myriad of sophisticated social constructs upheld by so many African ethnicities, by presenting Africa as a unit by choosing to ignore the huge ocean of differences between ethnic groups, let alone countries.

Interesting fact: Many African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and states were referred to as ‘countries’ before the rise of colonial powers throughout Africa. They were okay as ‘countries’ when slaves and other goods were being traded. You’ll hear of the Ebo country, Benin Country, Whydah Country and so on when reading pre-1850 writing. If you label a kingdom or a state a ‘tribe’ this those what is described above but also implies there was no major or important political organisation. ‘Tribe’ made/makes indigenous African states and ethnic affiliations sound petty and unimportant. Imagine calling the Edo or Songhai people a tribe when their empires have wielded more power than most of the world ever has? But why would you call them countries when you’re trying to impose your own country on them?

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raychillster:

just another flower growing in a concrete jungle.

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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ghanaian
IG Itsmscocoa

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ghanaian

IG Itsmscocoa