Sep. 22, 2014

soulbrotherv2:

Alternate depiction of Black fatherhood offered by Toronto photographer and physician Zun Lee in his new book, Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood.

Black Fathers, Present and Accountable

BY MAURICE BERGER

An anxious little girl hugs her father as a shark swims overhead in an aquarium. A man feeds his baby as he keeps a mindful eye on his three other rambunctious children. A single father reveals the tattoo on his forearm that depicts him as his son’s guardian angel. A young man poses proudly with the teacher he sees as a father figure.

While these photographs depict everyday situations, they are in one sense unusual: Their subjects are black and counter mainstream media that typically depict African-American fatherhood as a wasteland of dysfunction and irresponsibility. These images appear in a groundbreaking new book, “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” (Ceiba), by Zun Lee, a photographer and physician based in Toronto. A reception and book signing to mark its release will take place Friday night at the Bronx Documentary Center.

[Continue reading article and view many more Zun Lee photographs.]

I wanted to do a project like this in 2002. So glad it exists!

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Sep. 22, 2014

That period during your commute where you call and say “hey good morning have a good day”  Then hang up because you have shit to do.

GIRL.

Sep. 22, 2014

Trigger warning: Violence

Trigger Warning: Police Brutality

girlsjustwannahavefunds:

blacksourpatch:

In New York City, 123 people have been killed by law enforcement officials since Sean Bell was slain in 2006. 

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These are just some of the lives that were stopped short due to police encounters. Look at their faces. Read their stories. Know their names. This is just the tip of the iceberg that is police brutality. Even though their lives were taken from us, do not allow them to be forgotten. 

They all have faces… They all have names…

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Sep. 21, 2014

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Sep. 21, 2014
jessehimself:

MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781
The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/los-angeles-pobladores#.VA-f7mRdWLo

jessehimself:

MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781

The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/los-angeles-pobladores#.VA-f7mRdWLo

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Sep. 21, 2014
#aquemini
#yum

#aquemini

#yum

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Sep. 21, 2014

Part 3: Celebrities react to the Ferguson protests (Part 1, Part 2)

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Sep. 21, 2014

on suicide, and still being here.

msinsatiable:

therealistsecretary:


I’ve begun to wonder –or imagine- if suicide is like alcoholism.


Not the action of taking ones life, but being suicidal.

I can think back to my younger years and recollect having a fascination with the idea of being able to end my life.

Just because. No real reasons.

There were reasons of…

I can imagine it’s difficult - but I want to say I’m glad you’re here! ❤️

I am glad you’re alive too. Hang in there dear!

Sep. 21, 2014
In August, Lego began selling a set called “Research Institute” that features three female scientist minifigures: a paleontologist, an astronomer and a chemist. I am well qualified in two of those fields, and I am here to say that playing with a different set of dolls will not adequately prepare your daughters for a career in science. You must teach them, rather, to manage their dreams. They need to know that daring to act upon their dreams of science can be both a beautiful and a dangerous thing.
— 

A. Hope Jahren, Science’s Sexual Assault Problem (via seriouslyamerica)

You must teach them, rather, to manage their dreams.

Word. And to spot unhealthy distractions from the gate.

Sep. 21, 2014

#Vulnerbaleyfearless

So.

This is the first birthday where I didn’t have a bew for shoo.

In like, hella years.

I confessed this to #7, and said it is bringing up a BIT of anxiety.  I also said that it might be easier to say “imma fall back” rather than “I am scared of X.”

GIrl.

Last year, my ex and did NYC via amtrak. Dope. It was hard for me to say speak my heart this morning, but it was my truth. I find myself. a lot lately, asking myself, WHAT is your truth in this moment, and is this discomfort because you are doing something new, or because you are doing something unhealthy. All discomfort ain’t the same.

Here is the thing gina. He is smart. Like whip smart. And he likes me for who I am. It is nice to be desired as a Black girl. A smart Black girl at that.

When I got in the car this morning, he said ‘Oh, you have your Black ballerina gear on.” Hoodie, leggings, colorful socks, sneakers. The uniform. I was like “oh Word?” #seent

And being seen feels good.

He see my Misty Copeland jiggles. #Damngina.

Back to grading…

Sep. 21, 2014

Ass on couch. Lesson planning.

Taco mix made for lunch tomorrow. I need a hair rinse tho.

Sep. 21, 2014
theafrocentricasian:

HBCU Represent.

theafrocentricasian:

HBCU Represent.

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Sep. 21, 2014
simplysupreme:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

marwan3li:

yall better be ready for this Sep 23rd 



IS THIS REAL DONT PLAY WITH ME

Yessssssss

simplysupreme:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

marwan3li:

yall better be ready for this Sep 23rd 

IS THIS REAL DONT PLAY WITH ME

Yessssssss

Sep. 21, 2014

"Good Morning"
“How was your day?”
“Be careful”
“Text me when you get home so I know you’re safe”
“Sweet dreams”
“How are you?”
“I hope you’re feeling better”
“Have a good day today!”
“:)”
“I miss you”
“Good night”
“Can you come over?”
“Can I come over?”
“Can I see you?”
“Can I call you?”
“You’re beautiful”
“Want something to drink?”
“Watch your step”
“Let’s watch a movie”
“What are you up to?”
“How is your day so far?”
“It will be okay”
“I’m here for you”
“Do you need anything?”
“Are you hungry?”
“I just wanted to hear your voice”
“You just made my day”

You don’t have to hear “I Love You” to know that someone does. Listen carefully. People speak from the heart more often than you think.

— Blocklava (via blocklava)

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Sep. 21, 2014
I wish somebody had told me that loving people, knowing how to love those people, and those people loving you back were three entirely different things.
— Della Hicks-Wilson (via dellahickswilson)

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