Racism In An Upscale Store. What Would You Do?
A social experiment of shopping while Black.
Du Juan by Cédric Buchet (Oriental Light Luxury - Vogue China Collections Cruise 2014)
Lillyan Peter by Tim Coburn
— Jada Pinkett Smith
FROM THE POST: Frank Wilderson, Red, Black, and White: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms (via so-treu)
"We entered as human beings with an identity, religion, language, and culture,family, specific looks, and we came out as- “black.” But we came out with a name that doesn’t unite us in any respect except a shared dehumanization struggle that isn’t even enough to keep us from hurting our own. We are black because everything was taken from us. A color for our name, for our entire identity. A color is our language.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via ajna-aakhu)
Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross
"It is the night
My body’s weak
I’m on the run
No time to sleep
I’ve got to ride
Ride like the wind
To be free again”
How I feel every night on my way to work.
So I wanted to know the lyrics to that song “Ride Like the Wind” by Christopher Cross but I mistakenly googled “Fly Like the Wind” lyrics and up popped a song by the Meat Puppets to which the opening song lines are:
"You can run but you’ll never get away from the smell of the garbage
And there’s crap on your shoes, and the smell of it is making you happy”
So you know I had to listen to it and after I did I felt like those bikers in Sonny’s bar in A Bronx Tale when he locked the door and told them they couldn’t leave. Yeah.
i just saw this on Instagram… Apparently he was signing Ghostface lyrics. lol.
THIS makes my heart sing.
1. Navajo dress
2. Stacey Blackrock Navajo
3. Choctaw clothes
4. Tiny dancer. So so cute!!!!
5. Female Jingle Dress Dancer, Chumash Inter-Tribal Powwow
6. Crow Parade by Bsandtana
7. Violet Dawn Ahmie of Laguna Pueblo
8. Father and son resting between dances at the Soboba Powwow
9. Pendleton Blankets
You know in life there are certain things you never want to change and if they do you never learn to accept them. There are certain people (in your thinking) that must always be around, because if they’re gone who will we have as living proof of examples of legendary justice, sacrifice and revolution? Who? I guess I have to hope that these people have taught such profound lessons and changed the world so immensely with the life they lived that it will continue to affect humanity for the better. This is me reflecting and thanking Nelson Mandela for his life. I honestly feel truly grateful for his presence in the world and what he did with the long life he was granted.
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Spending my next birthday at a talk/discussion with a former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK/Great...