nayyirahwaheed
Your brother shuffles in his seat looking uncomfortable when you say, “what if someone were to do that to me,” and mumbles, “I’d fuck them up. You know I’d fuck them up.”
He cannot look you in the eye today.
It’s the one time in twenty something years that you don’t instinctively feel the need to make him feel better about himself
or lament the plight of mixed up black boys from broken homes
or consider the flawed system
it’s the one time in twenty something years
that he’s more the culprit
much less the victim
so you clear your throat (purposefully)
and say,“That’s inexcusable and one corner I wont stand in to fight for you
so you’d better talk. Now.”
So you sit down to talk
and he cries, mostly.

'on hearing he hit his girlfriend'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

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atane

lennybaby2:

beyonseh:

EXPOSE HA!

Welp.

The problem with Iggy Azalea lies not merely with her but with blacks such as T.I who are complicit in her reckless cultural appropriation. People such as T.I incidentally recognise racism and racist systems only when they as black males are targets of said systems, but fail to recognise all the ways in which they directly contribute to further upholding systems designed to oppress and contain blacks. I have little time for any of them.

poc-creators

littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Extraordinary Biro Pen Art of Enham Bosakah

Enham Lives and works in Ghana ( Africa )

As I grew older, I had to fulfill the dream within me which was producing art. I went to the University, studied art, got my degree and decided to have a feel of the reality on the field of practice before I plunged into a Masters of Fine Arts degree. I eventually got disappointed going in with so much energy and optimism but with no funds. But then, I had a pen and paper, a perfect media, I thought. That was how it all begun. And I am doing very well now.

There is no name for the style of drawing I do. There are a lot of lines and minute squares. I have not named my style as I will always change it, I didn’t want to keep to one confinement. It’s a freestyle.

I work in the evening, late in the night where I can draw without interruption. I can come back to a painting after a long time, unless I am commissioned to do a piece for a client. I do what I feel like doing at what time. But roughly, it takes about 3-4 days to make a piece.

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atane:

One of my nephew’s little friends posted this Matty B video on facebook. Someone said “He’s definitely no Biggie Smalls”. The kid replies with “I have no idea who Biggie Smalls is, but I’m sure he’s not as good as Matty B.” All his little friends agreed! His comment got 30 likes. This shit is unbelievable.

Pray for the children. Teach the babies.

Hilarity. Bless him.

atane

postracialcomments:

4eversheneneh:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"At least one member of the CHICAGO POLICE supports you brother"

This is why, white people

poc-creators

indigenousdialogues:

artinparsi:

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Hadieh Shafie

"Born in Tehran and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York, Hadieh Shafie makes unthinkably intricate works—both on paper and of paper. Her tessellating pen-and-ink drawings, with their calligraphic lines and delicate colors, are just as staggering as the sculptures she constructs out of thousands of rolled, hand-dyed strips of paper. Shafie’s brightly colored paper art evokes both ancient handcrafts and modern pixelation. Though her works are densely textured and difficult to visually disassemble, she says that her influences include movements like Color Field Painting and Abstract Expressionism.”

- artsy.net