h2o Chronicles

blackfashion:

IG:@styleisthemotto
IG:chumpjujjy
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blackfashion:

IG:@styleisthemotto

IG:chumpjujjy

chumpjus.tumblr.com

wetravelfast00:

Jackie and Rachel Robinson, with one of their three children.

wetravelfast00:

Jackie and Rachel Robinson, with one of their three children.

(Source: blackloveisabeautifulthing, via talented10th)

soulrevision:

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A Tale of Two Mothers In American in a “Post Racial Society”
Left: Catalina Clouser - Got high, drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her car before realizing her child was not in the vehicle. The baby fell off and was found in the middle of the highway, still in its car seat and miraculously unharmed. Catalina pled guilty to child abuse and DUI, she avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation.
Right: Shanesha Taylor - A homeless mother, left her two kids (2 years old and 6 months) in the car while she went on a job interview for 45 minutes because she had no one to watch them. Shanesha was arrested and charged with a felony and had her kids removed from her care.
Both of these women live in Arizona
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1eAfPIf

soulrevision:

[For more on social justice, follow me on instagram: soulrevision]

A Tale of Two Mothers In American in a “Post Racial Society”

Left: Catalina Clouser - Got high, drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her car before realizing her child was not in the vehicle. The baby fell off and was found in the middle of the highway, still in its car seat and miraculously unharmed. Catalina pled guilty to child abuse and DUI, she avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation.

Right: Shanesha Taylor - A homeless mother, left her two kids (2 years old and 6 months) in the car while she went on a job interview for 45 minutes because she had no one to watch them. Shanesha was arrested and charged with a felony and had her kids removed from her care.

Both of these women live in Arizona

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1eAfPIf

(via black-culture)

“If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery - skewed life chances, limited access to healthcare and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. I, too, am the afterlife of slavery.”
— Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey ALong the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 6 (via howtobeterrell)

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

Gabriel García Márquez (RIP April 17, 2014)

(Source: scienceisbeauty, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

(via daghanaianchiq)

Deadpan (Steve McQueen, 1997)

Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen—now best known for his feature films, Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave—put himself in the line of fire in Deadpan (1997), a restaging of Buster Keaton’s falling house gag from Steamboat Bill Jr. McQueen does more than remake the stunt; his presence as a black man transforms the work into a commentary on race relations and the precariousness of the black experience. 

"Damage Control: How Artists Destroy to Create Art"

(Source: adrowningwoman, via blackfilm)

blackfashion:

DC Professional Livin’ 
#TOPMAN

IG: @allen_terry

blackfashion:

DC Professional Livin’ 

#TOPMAN

IG: @allen_terry