30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

"Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."

30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

devoutfashion:

Flaviana Matata for creem Magazine 

photographer GARY LUPTON

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30 8 / 2014

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy… 

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

 #johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

ltscalledgrammartonta:

12yearsaking:

Look at him appreciate cultures without wearing them as a costume. It’s that easy.

also actually hiring people who belong in that culture.

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30 8 / 2014

gold-kushkloudz:

who said black girls cant have long hair

gold-kushkloudz:

who said black girls cant have long hair

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30 8 / 2014

shanellbklynart:

Care Free, AfroPunk. Pt. 2

Brooklyn, NYC. August 2014.

photos taken by shanellBKLYN © All Rights Reserved.

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30 8 / 2014


Jourdan Dunn Photographed By Alasdair Mclellan for i-D Magazine, Winter 2011.

Jourdan Dunn Photographed By Alasdair Mclellan for i-D Magazine, Winter 2011.

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28 8 / 2014

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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25 8 / 2014

blackfashion:

Tatiana, 21, Atlanta
submitted by // photo by: http://blackened-lotus.tumblr.com/

blackfashion:

Tatiana, 21, Atlanta

submitted by // photo by: http://blackened-lotus.tumblr.com/

25 8 / 2014

jewelrynfashion:

F A S H I O N a—fri—ca:
Lukáš Dvořák via Tumblr

jewelrynfashion:

F A S H I O N a—fri—ca:

Lukáš Dvořák via Tumblr

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25 8 / 2014

THIS is what patience looks like! I spent 16 hours braiding my hair this weekend! Was very therapeutic and I caught up on some TV while I did it! Loving the results ;) #afrocentric #braids #hair #boxbraids #DIY #numbfingers #numbbum #itsablackgirlthing

THIS is what patience looks like! I spent 16 hours braiding my hair this weekend! Was very therapeutic and I caught up on some TV while I did it! Loving the results ;) #afrocentric #braids #hair #boxbraids #DIY #numbfingers #numbbum #itsablackgirlthing

24 8 / 2014

#Carnival #London #Jamaica #mushanamusic #mushana

#Carnival #London #Jamaica #mushanamusic #mushana