True rebels, after all, are as rare as true lovers, and, in both cases, to mistake a fever for a passion can destroy one’s life.
James Baldwin
No Name in the Street

Electric Lady - Janelle Monáe

*AWESOMENESS ALERT*

I don’t have enough words to express how much I love this woman. She is everything!

devoutfashion:

Birthday Magazine

Editor Yomi Adegoke

Photographer: Kim Jobson

Saudade - Otto (feat. Julieta Venegas)


Saudade quero ver pra crer
Saudade de te procurar
Na vida tudo pode acontecer
Partir e nunca mais voltar

Como um bom barco no mar
Eu vou, eu vou

(Julieta Venegas)
No tengo miedo es la verdad
Y lo que sucederá
Podría perderme en esta felicidad
Cuando estás conmigo
La distancia y el silencio
Son solo un instante que ya terminó

Saudade quero ver pra crer
Saudade de te procurar
Na vida tudo pode acontecer
Partir e nunca mais voltar

Como um bom barco no mar
Eu vou, eu vou

Álbum: Certa manhã acordei de sonhos intranquilos

sirdexrjones:

"As someone who identifies himself as an African man, I try to show that pride in my work.  I also try to show the importance of freedom.  That another person’s perception or fear of your Blackness should in no way be limiting you from being who you feel in your heart you are.  

You can dress how you’d like, or undress how you’d like.  Your good times should be celebrated and your down times should be embraced.  I want my work to be an example for the developing youth.  So that they too can see representation of themselves that isn’t one-dimensional.

I feel blessed to have the mentality that I am an African artist.  I see the world differently.  And this mentality is rooted in having the desire to know where I come from.  Let’s give Black kids that same desire.”

- Dexter R. Jones for Afrobougee.com
IG: sirdexrjones

(via queergiftedblack)

Balance - Sara Tavares

yagazieemezi:

My latest instagram candy is teffthedon

This Nigerian artist and blogger (Stephanie Nnamani) drew me in with her personal style and eye for the abstract. Hop on board to see more of her.

mariocarrion:

la espera.

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2014.

(via antilliacultura)

northmiamigoon:

Black in latin america screen caps.

(via afropolitanbabe)

tickyherb:

Updates from my kin Nadia Huggins on her website.

On her latest…Circa No Future

Circa no future explores fearlessness and the present moment. Since moving back to St Vincent in 2013, I’d wanted to work with boys on the island, to find ways to document their positive experiences through images. I was fascinated by the interaction between these teenage boys, away from adult supervision. There is a sense of camaraderie when they swim out and explore the sea together.

I started recognizing myself in these boys, jumping off boats, and the two rock islands off the beach I grew up on. I spent a lot of my adolescence jumping off of these islands too, so I felt an instant connection to their experience. I was particularly interested in documenting the form of their bodies underwater, and again when they are climbing back up onto the rock. In these moments, they are less aware of the camera. 

I believe there has been a lack of positive representation of the black male body in the Caribbean sea. I wanted to create a body of work to play a part in shifting this dynamic. These are all teenage boys who spend their weekends bonding with one another at the beach, fishing and just enjoying their youth. I felt it important to capture these free, fearless, companionable moments in these boys’ lives.