Random Musings

Intrigued by art, design, fashion, history and beauty.

ehosk:

Ian Berry
ENGLAND. Underground nightclub principally for blacks in Cable Street, East London. 1964.

ehosk:

Ian Berry

ENGLAND. Underground nightclub principally for blacks in Cable Street, East London. 1964.

(Source: the-dreamers-book, via theblackcurator)

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"In 1860, 99% of all black people worked for whites. Today, 98% of all black people work for whites. You are enjoying a social illusion because you go to someone else’s restaurant, but you don’t own a restaurant yourself."

Dr. Claud Anderson  (via curvesincolor)

I try to tell color blind people this all the time..Smh!!

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dynamicafrica:

Photographic works taken by Kélétigui Touré in Mali during the 1940s.

Recently came across this small collection of studio portraits taken by another great Malian portrait photographer, Kélétigui Touré.

Touré, who was born in 1922, passed away in 1998. Along with the likes of Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe and Adama Kouyaté, he was part of the group of photographers who operated studios in Mali in the years prior to and after the country’s independence from France. Although Touré is one of the lesser known photographers, his work is incredibly striking and greatly stands out from his peers.

All these photographers were taken during the 1940s.

(via black-culture)

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"Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will."
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classicladiesofcolor:

Collectors Weekly

The Forbidden City chorus girls show off their legs, which was quite a titillating thing to do in the 1940s.

classicladiesofcolor:

Collectors Weekly

The Forbidden City chorus girls show off their legs, which was quite a titillating thing to do in the 1940s.

— 11 hours ago with 62 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I first learned that I was crippled when I was eight. We played a game in the yard where we would race and do somersaults. When even the youngest kids beat me, I knew I had a problem. Then when it was time to go to school, I was the only one who couldn’t go, because it was a very far walk.""Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?""When I turned twenty, I had this moment where I realized that I hadn’t been able to get any education. And suddenly I knew that I’d probably never have a family."
(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"I first learned that I was crippled when I was eight. We played a game in the yard where we would race and do somersaults. When even the youngest kids beat me, I knew I had a problem. Then when it was time to go to school, I was the only one who couldn’t go, because it was a very far walk."
"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"
"When I turned twenty, I had this moment where I realized that I hadn’t been able to get any education. And suddenly I knew that I’d probably never have a family."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

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blackmanteach:

Tunji Adebayo

“I teach because education and self-confidence liberated me. I never appreciated the value of what my education gave me until I looked back and saw what my childhood friends became and didn’t become. I look back now at a field of unfulfilled dreams and untapped talents. I teach to help cultivate those fields, so young men and women of color in particular, can have that opportunity to liberate themselves.” 

blackmanteach:

Tunji Adebayo

“I teach because education and self-confidence liberated me. I never appreciated the value of what my education gave me until I looked back and saw what my childhood friends became and didn’t become. I look back now at a field of unfulfilled dreams and untapped talents. I teach to help cultivate those fields, so young men and women of color in particular, can have that opportunity to liberate themselves.” 

(via racework)

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neoafrican:

War http://wp.me/s44Mx3-war

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior And another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited…

neoafrican:

War http://wp.me/s44Mx3-war

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior And another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited…

(via shadesofblackness)

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didierleclair:

THE QUEEN OF BLUES OF THE BLUES…
Bessie Smith, unforgettable

didierleclair:

THE QUEEN OF BLUES OF THE BLUES…

Bessie Smith, unforgettable

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vmagazine:

'Seeking Aether' (experimental garment collection): InAisce FW 13/14 Men's Collection featuring South Sudanese refugee and former child soldier turned actor and model Ger Duany  - video link

(via dynamicafrica)

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divalocity:

Glam Beauty: Grace Bol for Alexis Bittar

divalocity:

Glam Beauty: Grace Bol for Alexis Bittar

(Source: alexisbittar.com, via shadesofblackness)

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