04.25.2014 
Photoset-500}

gradientlair:

Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

 04.23.2014 
sincerlyj:

Wisdom

sincerlyj:

Wisdom

 04.23.2014 
i grew up here.

i grew up here.

(Source: wanderingnewyork)

 04.21.2014   04.19.2014 
twenty years ago, ILLMATIC became the driving influence for my creativity - from the studio to the artwork. i caught CHILLS when i heard “the world is yours” for the very first time on Stretch & Bobbito’s show because i had never heard anything that sounded so … incredible.
thank you @nasnyc
#illmatic #nas

twenty years ago, ILLMATIC became the driving influence for my creativity - from the studio to the artwork. i caught CHILLS when i heard “the world is yours” for the very first time on Stretch & Bobbito’s show because i had never heard anything that sounded so … incredible.
thank you @nasnyc
#illmatic #nas

 04.18.2014   04.18.2014 
veiledninja:

Surah Kahf is meant to be read every Friday because of all the lessons it contains, like the one above. Don’t forget to read it today inshaAllah

veiledninja:

Surah Kahf is meant to be read every Friday because of all the lessons it contains, like the one above. Don’t forget to read it today inshaAllah

 04.17.2014 
“It’s funny, the stereotypes we given. Lazy, as if we ain’t build an entire country on our backs. Thieves, as if we wasn’t stolen from our home. Hateful, as if we was the ones that murder for dark skin. Selfish, as if we took over another people’s country and claimed they land as our own. Funny, how them stereotypes so perfectly describe the ones who done doomed us all.”
My grandmother, talking to my brother who was recently called, “nothing but a black thug” for daring to wear a hoodie in the rain. (via asiaraymonet)
 04.16.2014   04.16.2014 
Photoset-500}

caribbeancivilisation:

tajfrancis:

TEMPLE

by Jamaican-born visual artist and illustrator Taj Francis / T Λ J

 04.15.2014 
Photoset-500}

mpr1m3:

Lol.

 04.15.2014 
abstractelements:

untitled, brooklyn 2013

abstractelements:

untitled, brooklyn 2013

 04.15.2014 
lostinurbanism:

Eve Arnold, Nation of Islam (1961)

lostinurbanism:

Eve Arnold, Nation of Islam (1961)

 04.14.2014   04.13.2014 

(Source: ontowardthesun)

Impression theme by Hello New York.