April 17, 2014



Fidencio Martinez is a mixed-media artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, who uses paint and cut paper to “examine the brown body, the battleground onto which events, perceptions and laws are formed.” He is the recipient of the 2013 Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Fellowship Award.


For more of his work, go to http://www.fidenciomartinez.com/

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April 17, 2014
"Finding people who practice decolonial love is as hard inside of a vast movement as it is outside."

— Junot Diaz (via ethiopienne)

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April 17, 2014
"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."

— Anais Nin (via aseeyax)

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April 17, 2014

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry


the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

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April 17, 2014



This is literally a Tumblr classroom.



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April 17, 2014


Many of you know that I officially came out on Valentine’s Day. One of the best things about it was the way it enabled me to publicly show support for the people who inspire me and give me courage, and I’m here to do just that tonight for one of my heroes, Laverne Cox.”

rock on Ellen Page

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April 17, 2014



His reaction is perfect.

Yaaaaas Kyle Barker!

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April 17, 2014
"On Her Hustle" Interview Series | Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Black Feminist Scholar


“On Her Hustle” is a series of interviews with women of color artists, entrepreneurs, healers and activists who hustle hard for our communities. Colored Girls Hustle uses this series to amplify the work, talent, and passions of other women and girls of color. Click here to read more…

April 16, 2014
#TrapArt @tonycncp  #artist #NYC #art #art4

#TrapArt @tonycncp #artist #NYC #art #art4

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April 16, 2014
Hey @tonycncp  , look what little Savannah found in the streets of #NY … #trapart

Hey @tonycncp , look what little Savannah found in the streets of #NY … #trapart

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April 15, 2014







Sabine is a YouTube user who, during a visit to family living in South Korea in April of this year, was given a DVD by a man and a woman claiming to be North Korean “defectors”, and was asked to translate the film so it could be posted on the internet and reach a wider audience. What the DVD turned out to be was something much more than Sabine, or anyone else, probably would’ve imagined, and something that certainly has found a widespread audience on the internet over the last month or so – it was a film called “PROPAGANDA”, a documentary about capitalism, imperialism, mass manipulation of western culture for the purpose of commodification, and how it permeates every aspect of the lives of blissfully ignorant, borderline zombie masses.

And jesus, is it on the fucking money.

North Korea just read us to filth


C grade models :((((((

yooo narcissistic parasite 


April 15, 2014
"The woman who doesn’t need validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet."

Mohadesa Najumi  (via thatkindofwoman)

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April 15, 2014
"I loved my friend
He went away from me
There’s nothing more to say
The poem ends,
Soft as it began-
I loved my friend."

— Langston Hughes (via ethiopienne)

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April 15, 2014



Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

These just saved my fucking life you have no idea

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April 15, 2014


Kinshasa the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo is no ordinary city and at first seems an unlikely place to have an orchestra of two hundred musicians playing to Beethoven Ninth –Freude schöner Götterfunken. “Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguisteisthe only symphony orchestra in the Congo has been in existence for 15 yrs. Riddled often with power strikes, even on performance nights, seems the least of the worries of this symphony. Kinshasa Symphony directed by Martin Baer, Claus Wischmann is a study of people in one of the world’s most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of joint human endeavour: a symphony. The film is about the Congo, the people in Kinshasa and the power of music.

The film closely follows a few of the band members and gives a view of their personal lives, how they make a living and struggle to make it to almost daily practices. We get to see the symphony overcome odds as they prepare for an open concert with thousands attending.

The DRC does not stop with these classical musicians all self taught amateurs or trained by other musicians unfamiliar in classical training with instruments like the cello, cello bass or violin. Kinshasa continues to stand out with its remarkable musicians forming this indie breed of rudimentary collectives that play with scrap yard instruments yet seem to stand on stages from Brooklyn to Paris. Other bands I should make note of are : Konono Nº1 who collaborated with Bjork on the song earth intruders and more recently with Herbie Hancock and Baloji. Also take note of Kasai All Stars.

Kinshasa Symphony has made its rounds in the theatre circuit and is available on DVD. Its playing as part of the featured screenings  next week, in New York’s College music festival CMJ.

Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_vTk0XsgZV4

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