23 8 / 2014

"I want girls to just be able to feel like they can do whatever the fuck they want. You can be really smart and really fun, and not be afraid to be funny. Girls forget that they have so many facets."

Este Haim, the glorious patron saint of unapologetic women everywhere.    (via coyotegold)

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23 8 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

African Artist:

Kehinde Wiley, a New York based portrait artist has been recognized over the last decade through his paintings that depict contemporary young black men. His paintings on African-American men threw him into the spotlight, but Wiley has since further embarked on more art projects portraying the everyday people of Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil and more. 

"For his latest exhibition, he’s ventured to Jamaica. The island has been muse to many artists, but JA is a place where moggling is a sport—a place perfectly suited to Wiley’s method, in which he casts for models literally on the street. The World Stage: Jamaica also differs from many of Wiley’s previous exhibitions in that it features a mixture of women and men— perhaps an acknowledgment of the assertive role females have always played in Jamaican society and public life.”

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23 8 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART

Illustrations by  Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.

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23 8 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

GRAPHIC ART:

Having done work for the likes of Cee Lo Green and Snoop Dogg, Haitian-born Serge Gay Jr is an accomplished graphic artist whose paintings are influenced by  popular culture. On his work, he says,  I love to showcase that journey from being born a Haitian then moving to America in the hopes of “the” American life at the age of three and the changes that comes along with that. Coming from a small island to the big New York, then later to Miami, that journey, having to adjust and trying to find ways to fit in. It made a good story for my art. English was not my first language; therefore art became my new way to communicate.”

23 8 / 2014

studioafrica:

In a recent interview with The Fader, Chiwetel Ejiofor said this in response to the question “what can the film tell today’s audience about slavery that’s new?”:

I think it gives us a completely three-dimensional picture of slavery, because it comes from really deep inside the slave’s experience. The things that we consider to be amorphous blobs of slavery, like the plantation system, were actually very specific. You had the sugar cane, and the cotton picking, and timber, and all of these created very different plantations. Also, the relationships between people were so specific, like the bizarre friendship that came up between Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, Master Ford, and Solomon, who became, kind of, strange friends. They recognized something in each other. The system had them both in a bond: Master Ford for financial reasons; Solomon, obviously, in slavery. So it’s a very complex system, and I think it’s very informative as to how these systems that compromise human dignity can come up through people who are, sort of, understandable. And I think that’s something that any era should really look at: those questions of human dignity and respect and what human beings are capable of.More



the truth.

studioafrica:

In a recent interview with The Fader, Chiwetel Ejiofor said this in response to the question “what can the film tell today’s audience about slavery that’s new?”:

I think it gives us a completely three-dimensional picture of slavery, because it comes from really deep inside the slave’s experience. The things that we consider to be amorphous blobs of slavery, like the plantation system, were actually very specific. You had the sugar cane, and the cotton picking, and timber, and all of these created very different plantations. Also, the relationships between people were so specific, like the bizarre friendship that came up between Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, Master Ford, and Solomon, who became, kind of, strange friends. They recognized something in each other. The system had them both in a bond: Master Ford for financial reasons; Solomon, obviously, in slavery. So it’s a very complex system, and I think it’s very informative as to how these systems that compromise human dignity can come up through people who are, sort of, understandable. And I think that’s something that any era should really look at: those questions of human dignity and respect and what human beings are capable of.

More

the truth.

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23 8 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

I remember a conversation I had with my father some time ago. He was updating me on his life with the usual stories of how badly the hospital was doing, the failings of the government and the endless, suffocating poverty around him.

Feeling helpless and in an attempt to cheer…

23 8 / 2014

5ft1:

s/o to my girls with dark pussies, dark clothes and dark souls

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23 8 / 2014

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23 8 / 2014

23 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: nikki minaj is a gross fuck who is overly sexual and uses too many swear words I'd rather listen to something decent like mozart.

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shitrichcollegekidssay:

vivalafro:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

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Mozart - “Leck mich im Arsch” - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices, K. 231 / K. 382c

ok.

mozart writes about getting that ass licked

nicki sings about getting that ass licked

both true musical masters, honestly

The way art is suppose to be

wow mozart was a real 1

Whaaa?