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Oct 19, 2014 / 96 notes

tell it like it is by david alan harvey, ‘67.

glimpses into the life of a family…

the eye is the camera’s, the message is yours.”

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Oct 19, 2014 / 2,986 notes

lostinurbanism:

Dana Lixenberg‘s Imperial Court photo essay from Vibe Magazine in 1993. The photographs were taken after the 1992 South Central riots in LA.

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Oct 18, 2014 / 59 notes

blackfilm:

mamashug:

greatblackfilm:

Holiday Heart (2000) - A trans woman takes in a drug addict and her daughter in and helps raise the daughter.

Holiday is a gay man who performs in drag not a trans woman and the person who uploaded this video has captioned it with a transphobic slur. 

thanks for the correction. and, yes, i just looked at the description and it is sickening. even more problematic, the uploader appears to be white. in any case…still a decent film. 

Oct 17, 2014 / 449 notes

lostinurbanism:

LORD THING by DeWitt Beall 

"Produced at the height of the black power movement in the early ‘70s, this film is an insider history into the genesis and transformation of the Conservative Vice Lords gang.  Partially shaped and told by by CVL members who also appear in the film, LORD THING is a unique and powerful tool that expresses an effort in self-transformation during a volatile and violent time in US race history.  Gritty and rhythmic, this unusual film reflects an under-told chapter in gang history as members from the West Side neighborhood of North Lawndale try to become viable and political agents in their community."

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zamaaanawal:

Algeria, 1959.
Oct 17, 2014 / 194 notes

zamaaanawal:

Algeria, 1959.

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Oct 17, 2014 / 332 notes

speakingparts:

Tetsuo
1989 Shinya Tsukamoto

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modernpostism:

Frida Kahlo
Oct 17, 2014 / 6,666 notes

modernpostism:

Frida Kahlo

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blackhistoryalbum:

Boss Hog & Ride-or-Die Chick | 1960s
theshinyboogie:

Photo by Henry Clay Anderson, ca. 1960
Oct 17, 2014 / 530 notes

blackhistoryalbum:

Boss Hog & Ride-or-Die Chick | 1960s

theshinyboogie:

Photo by Henry Clay Anderson, ca. 1960

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Oct 17, 2014 / 4,853 notes

devoutfashion:

Karen Walker Celebrates 10 Years Of Iconic Eyewear

Model: Nykhor Paul

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Oct 17, 2014 / 835 notes

queensofthesmilingcoast:

yagazieemezi:

Identity and discovery–at both the collective and personal levels–are themes in the forefront of Omar Victor Diop’s Project Diaspora. A journey through time, the photographic series delves into and exposes less spoken narratives of the role of Africans out of Africa.

With this body of work, Diop challenges us to rethink our own ideas of history and gives answer to his ongoing, internal dialogue of who he is as artist and person.

Starting his research during a four month residency in Màlaga, Spain, where he was immersed in the reality of being a stranger, Diop has focused this first installment on Europe during the 15th through 19th centuries. Inspired by the many baroque artworks created during this time, he considers this period as an awakening of an intense (and previously nonexistent) era of interaction between Africa and the rest of the world. Using portraits of notable Africans in European history as his inspiration, Diop pits their life-journeys and legacies with those of his own, and further defining his intrigue of the singular destinies of travellers and those in alien environments.  (keep reading)

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