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Horn Afrique. Womanist. Empath. Retired Poetess. Ultimate wearer of the cynical pout. A child of the Ram. Londoner. Musings & sighs of the global African experience.

Decolonisation, diaspora dissecting, drama & Drake; it's all on the table here.

kemetic-dreams:

Sarah Collins Rudolph is the fifth little girl who was injured in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls readying for Sunday school. Her sister was killed in the bombing. She lost an eye, suffered severe cuts throughout her body, and has endured years of surgery and medical problems as a result of the bombing —sometimes without health insurance- - and has lived in poverty for the past 50 years. She has been ignored and given no recognition of the many losses she has had to endure as a result of this horrendous hate crime. It is shameful that she has been cast aside.

kemetic-dreams:

Sarah Collins Rudolph is the fifth little girl who was injured in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls readying for Sunday school. Her sister was killed in the bombing. She lost an eye, suffered severe cuts throughout her body, and has endured years of surgery and medical problems as a result of the bombing —sometimes without health insurance- - and has lived in poverty for the past 50 years. She has been ignored and given no recognition of the many losses she has had to endure as a result of this horrendous hate crime. It is shameful that she has been cast aside.

(via sociologist-gh)

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dynamicafrica:

There’s a striking intimacy embedded in almost every single portrait taken by South African photographer Mpho Mokgadi, that adds a delicate, poetic and romantic touch to his images - an intensely captivating factor that leaves one drawn to both the individuals in Mokgadi’s photographs and Mokgadi himself.

Raised in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria, Mpho Mokgadi’s relationship with photography began at an early age when his mother bought him his first point & shoot camera. Currently studying to obtain his 3- year National Diploma in Photography, the 25-year-old photographer has won an academic award for the most improved student 2012, and was an award winning photographer for a Pretoria News and Nikon South Africa competition. Mokgadi has also had his work featured in various online art magazines including 10and5.

About his journey as a photographer, Mpho says:

"What inspires me is the everyday reality of life and creating history through the lens. I spends most of his time refining, perfecting, even obsessing over my work. I have a very curious eye, which gets me into trouble sometimes.

Through my own photography I seek to document my own personal experience, to capture scenes and events as I see them and share with others the beauty and diversity of the experiences I have seen.”

Highlighting African Photographers

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black-boys:

Leonardo Taiwo by Jon Tan

black-boys:

Leonardo Taiwo by Jon Tan

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hillaryswankin47:

Ol’ dirty bastards son infront of a mural of him ,i love this so much 💖💖

hillaryswankin47:

Ol’ dirty bastards son infront of a mural of him ,i love this so much 💖💖

(via bringingbackhiphop)

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thesinwhisperer:

brownboldbenevolent:

dacuntgod:

baringitallforlove:

fuckursmilez:

Melanin.

Nice

Wow

he’s beautiful

Still one of my favorite pics

thesinwhisperer:

brownboldbenevolent:

dacuntgod:

baringitallforlove:

fuckursmilez:

Melanin.

Nice

Wow

he’s beautiful

Still one of my favorite pics

(Source: artcomesfirst, via phoeni-xx)

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period drama + women of color

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dynamicafrica:

Watch All Nine Episodes of Cecile Emeke’s “Strolling” Series.

Armed with the objective of removing the veil of invisibility cast upon young black voices and faces, Strolling is a multimedia series created by filmmaker Cecile Emeke that sees her walking through the streets of London with other young black individuals discussing any and everything that concerns their daily realities. Strolling was birthed from Emeke’s everyday conversations with friends and acquaintances that often found her sentiments about issues relating to life as a young diasporan African in the UK being echoed, inspiring the filmmaker in her to document these interactions.

Whilst the series adopts a one-way casual form of dialogue, the importance of this project is not in any way diminished by the nature of the conversation. Rather, the messages embedded in these videos are all the more amplified by this form of broadcast, and the visual communicative platform allows the audiences to engage with the individuals without interrupting their agency or representation of themselves.

As Emeke says:

"Growing up in London I was not reflected anywhere, not fully. I think most of us tried to grasp on to images of African-American culture, and we tried to cling on to our identities from the Caribbean and Africa. We’d wave our Jamaica flags at carnival and watch reruns of fresh prince but ultimately nothing reflected us. We didn’t exist.

Part of the aim of erasure is to alienate you and therefore silence you. Strolling is the complete and utter rejection of this implicit call to silence and the self-destructive assimilation required for survival.”

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adorasworld:

Willow Smith for Teen Vogue Channeling her mother from the 90s era

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Created By Nature!!!

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theblackoaksyndicate:

spookyblasianhottie:

drmcatcher:

Their power is built on the sweat of our backs. The only reason you and I in this country is ‘cause our great-great-grandpas couldn’t run fast enough. We’ll never be welcome here. — Marie Laveau (3x07)

Angela Bassett as Marie laveau heaven help me…I wish the whole show had been about her, deadass

Her braids are EVERYTHING

Twists, not braids. And I seriously wanna get some installed so I can go as Marie Laveau for Halloween.

(Source: drfitzgeraldgrant)

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