1. whitegirlsaintshit:


    NYC in the 1980s.



    After picking up a camera at the age of 15, Jamel Shabazz has been unknowingly become the first “visual documentarian” of hip hop. For over 30 years he’s captured the world around him. Every frame  of that world is a time portal that sparks emotion stemming from the scenes they represent. And if there is ever a glimpse into the foundations of street wear and its surrounding culture, it can be found in the pages of his first book.

    “Back In The Days” is real deal documentation as it pertains to the origins of hip hop, not to mention hip hop fashion. No 2oK a day models. No makeup artists. No food trucks. The models in the book don’t need runways because they lived the life of style. Jamel Shabazz was there to capture it all.”

    Purchase here: http://www.jamelshabazz.com/monographs.html

    yoooooo, them kemetic brothers that be standin on the corner preachin was out there for THAT LONG???!!!

  2. (Source: marfmellow, via katsrealworld)

  3. il-tenore-regina:


    Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

    It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

    Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

    “This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

    Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
    via Indian Country Today Media Network

    Give. It. To. Me. 

    (via blackbabesupremacy)

  4. kireinahana:



    When radiologists take a selfie


    Wait I’ve seen this

    (via soundlyawake)

  5. kireinahana:


    I don’t know why but this looks to me like I’m on an operation table receiving surgery from cats

    Nevermind this is it

    (Source: catasters, via soundlyawake)

  6. whitegirlsaintshit:




    What up with the little brother tho…


    Holy shit

    *train emoji*

    (Source: securelyinsecure)

  7. edens-blog:

    The struggle is real.

    (via rexuality)

  8. thetoomuchforyou:






    This is one of the most insulting things that I have every seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dipped a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on and have the audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard so may jokes about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media)  but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture and have a white women play the role just proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people. 

    Stop white people once and for all


    "classy" blackface is still offensive and harmful blackface



    What the actual fuck!!!!!!!
    I feel like you should see this. This needs to be a big deal!


    (via whitegirlsaintshit)

  9. kurleebelle:

    @lupitanyongo x Elmo on @sesamestreet! Love the conversation on loving the skin you’re in, such a positive message for our girls. 😘 #iLoveMySkin (at www.kurleebelle.com)

    (via darkskinnedblackbeauty)

  10. bitterglitterqueer:


    (Source: successisnotanoption, via starry-eyed-wolfchild)


  12. despairkomaeda:


    Do you ever think how surreal it is that there is an Internet subculture of young men who wear suits, collect guns and knives, disrespect women, but then watch a children’s cartoon about little fictional ponies and really enjoy it. Like I couldn’t make that up if I tried. How are we going to explain humanity to extraterrestrials at this rate

    d o you guys ahve any idea how many bronies hav e sent me hate for this post . do you

    (via etonia)

  13. desidere:






    Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

    A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

    With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

    Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

    So here are some buzz words~

    Natural colors!
    Art Nouveau!
    Handcrafted wares!
    Tailors and dressmakers!
    Stained glass window solar panels!!!
    Education in tech and food growing!
    Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
    Solar rooftops and roadways!
    Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
    Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
    No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
    Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

    Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

    (((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

    i am so into this wow

    sign me the fuck up

    I want a solarpunk future. *_*




    (via thebobbycrogan)

  14. dynastylnoire:


    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. September 15, 1963. A date we truly should #NeverForget.
    Addie Mae Collins. 14
    Cynthia Wesley. 14.
    Carole Robertson. 14.
    Denise McNair. 11.


    Never Forget

    (via mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers)

  15. asylum-art:

    An amazing work of 3D art; Time Machine by Aleksandr Kuskov

    CG and VFX artist Alexsandr Kuskov has crazy amounts of talent in the art of 3D. His portfolio is literally brimming with inspiring, intricate images of everything from cars and cameras to fantasy lands and beasts.

    (via lunar-vee)