devoya

if i did it. it probably needed to be done!

me= event planner, would be poet & playwright. sometimes u can find me playing records ya moms and them prolly rocked under the name ms soulflower.

i dig dimly lit establishments, burn champa daily & i'm hellacrafty when the spirit moves me.

follow me on twitter at twitter.com/devoya




yasss!!!!!!!!!

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shirleychisholmproject:

Shirley Chisholm on how she wants to be remembered [x]

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darvinasafo:

Powerful.

darvinasafo:

Powerful.

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My dearest friend, you can My dearest friend, you can
You can get well You can heal up You can heal up, get well Surely you can
My dearest friend, don’t go My dearest friend, don’t go
Don’t go to war Don’t choose to go You will not win down the cursed path of war
My dearest friend, don’t go My dearest friend, don’t go
Don’t go to war Don’t choose to go You will not win down the cursed path of war
My dearest friend, you can My dearest friend, you can
You can get well You can heal up You can heal up, get well Surely you can
My dearest friend, you can My dearest friend, you can
You can get well You can heal up You can heal up, get well Surely you can
This is the future of an illusion Aggressive culture of despotism Living fantasy of the immortal The reality of an animal
This is the future of an illusion Aggressive culture of despotism

My dearest friend, you can
My dearest friend, you can

You can get well
You can heal up
You can heal up, get well
Surely you can

My dearest friend, don’t go
My dearest friend, don’t go

Don’t go to war
Don’t choose to go
You will not win down the cursed path of war

My dearest friend, don’t go
My dearest friend, don’t go

Don’t go to war
Don’t choose to go
You will not win down the cursed path of war

My dearest friend, you can
My dearest friend, you can

You can get well
You can heal up
You can heal up, get well
Surely you can

My dearest friend, you can
My dearest friend, you can

You can get well
You can heal up
You can heal up, get well
Surely you can

This is the future of an illusion
Aggressive culture of despotism
Living fantasy of the immortal
The reality of an animal

This is the future of an illusion
Aggressive culture of despotism




godth:

victini:

When your uncle get drunk at the family cookout

I love this.

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chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?

Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?

We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.

Images (top-bottom):

Photography by Irene Kim.

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fotojournalismus:

Festival of the Good Death Celebrated in Cachoeira, Brazil

The Afro-Brazilian Sisterhood of the Good Death is made up of female descendants of slaves, all age 50 and over, and honours both Catholic traditions and Afro-Brazilian Candomble religious rites. The sisterhood is believed to be the oldest organization for women of African descent in the Americas. The state of Bahia received at least 1.2 million slaves from Africa and remains the most African of Brazilian states, where blacks make up around 80 percent of the population.

Photos by Mario Tama/Getty Images — August 14-17, 2014.

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jueki:

 The Lunchbox  2013 ‘Dabba’ Directed by Ritesh Batra

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theculturetrip:

The Enduring Spirit of Black Peru and Afro-Peruvian Music
Discover on theculturetrip.com the amazing story of Afro-Peruvian music and its blossoming legacy, still alive and kicking in Peru’s musica negra and modern electronic beats.

theculturetrip:

The Enduring Spirit of Black Peru and Afro-Peruvian Music

Discover on theculturetrip.com the amazing story of Afro-Peruvian music and its blossoming legacy, still alive and kicking in Peru’s musica negra and modern electronic beats.

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this photo captures exactly how i feel.
i miss him.
but i'd rather think about the break in the clouds. 

this photo captures exactly how i feel.

i miss him.

but i'd rather think about the break in the clouds. 

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concentratedridiculousness:

sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

concentratedridiculousness:

sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

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atane:

I’ve been laughing at the #DuragHistoryWeek tag on twitter

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the zest. 

the zest. 

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sourcedumal:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

sapphrikah:

blacknoonajade:

urstepm0m:

90sdefect:

imsoshive:

image

Family Reunion shit

yyyyyaaaassssss

this black weddings, black family reunions, historically black colleges and universities homecomings, black gym jams, black cookouts, black birthday parties, black vow renewals, when it hits 1’ o clock in black clubs, and if your family is krunk enough, a black repast shit after a funeral.

Have I ever told y’all that one of my life goals is to have people associate me with this song? Like I walk into a room and it just pops into their heads.

my mama don’t like this song. she missing out!

This song will forever be the jam!

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ask-a-blackperson:

If you can answer YES to any of these questions, you may touch my hair. 

  • Is my hair on fire?
  • Are we at the salon?
  • Are you my mother?/ Are we fam?
  • Am I an animal at a petting zoo?
  • Is this the year 1823?
  • Are you a highly intelligent alien being sent to Earth to study complex and exquisite creatures?
  • Did I ask you to touch my hair?

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