"Believe it or Not, I can actually draw"- Jean-Michel Basquiat

"Believe it or Not, I can actually draw"- Jean-Michel Basquiat

savetheflower-1967:

The Black Panthers, 1969.

savetheflower-1967:

The Black Panthers, 1969.

cultureunseen:

Salute to our Bro. Fred Hampton, fallen not forgotten…

(Source: coconutoil97)

It is with sincerity, humility, and appreciation that I bask in the energy of focus, fortitude, and commitment; The flickering of flames lit in His honor I dance in celebration as I yearn to bask in my accomplishments, but also to draw from it so that we may move forward with our own spiritual growth and development. I work till tirelessly with the spirit clearing my path and cultivating a new road that is sewn from the divine. #MaferefunOgun (at Yorùbáland)

It is with sincerity, humility, and appreciation that I bask in the energy of focus, fortitude, and commitment; The flickering of flames lit in His honor I dance in celebration as I yearn to bask in my accomplishments, but also to draw from it so that we may move forward with our own spiritual growth and development. I work till tirelessly with the spirit clearing my path and cultivating a new road that is sewn from the divine. #MaferefunOgun (at Yorùbáland)

A Fire in the Sky…

A Fire in the Sky…

The Good Kid~Mad City  (at Madison Square Park)

The Good Kid~Mad City (at Madison Square Park)

Support the Path: My Spiritual Journey (Link in Bio)  
Go FundMe for my Kariocha 

Alaafia Family, 

As I grow older and embrace the important values of life, I realize I’ve been blinded by the misconceptions of what it means to be healthy spiritually, physically and mentally. In my experience working with many communities, I realize amongst the obstacles that may hinder growth, what thrives in many communities cross-cultures is gaining a clear sense of their individual path by actively cultivate good character as they live their specific destinies. 
As I take the first of many steps on my own journey, humbly seeking knowledge from my elders, I realize I need to realign myself with my community, culture, and destiny. On this journey I need to cultivate my strengths and gifts —my “ache”— also acknowledge my weaknesses and mistakes. Ideally, we can all learn to clean up our own psychological and social challenges, continue to face each other, and sort things out as we travel on our road. As a part of my process toward enlightenment and upliftment I am beginning the process of a specific spiritual training.

So I am humbly asking for your support to raise the funds to start the process of a religious, spiritual, educational training in the Lukumí tradition, which is culture of West African origin. During this training I will learn a dialect of Yorùbá as well as learn the basic skills to appropriately honor our ancestors while being committed to demonstrating good character and dedication to our community. The initiation process will bring spiritual elevation, upliftment and advancement to my family, friends and the community. This process/initiation is something that is from within my own heart and soul and for the first time in my life, I am grateful to realize what path I need to take. I am blessed for the love I I am blessed for the love I have received which has brought me thus far.

Support the Path: My Spiritual Journey (Link in Bio)
Go FundMe for my Kariocha

Alaafia Family,

As I grow older and embrace the important values of life, I realize I’ve been blinded by the misconceptions of what it means to be healthy spiritually, physically and mentally. In my experience working with many communities, I realize amongst the obstacles that may hinder growth, what thrives in many communities cross-cultures is gaining a clear sense of their individual path by actively cultivate good character as they live their specific destinies.

As I take the first of many steps on my own journey, humbly seeking knowledge from my elders, I realize I need to realign myself with my community, culture, and destiny. On this journey I need to cultivate my strengths and gifts —my “ache”— also acknowledge my weaknesses and mistakes. Ideally, we can all learn to clean up our own psychological and social challenges, continue to face each other, and sort things out as we travel on our road. As a part of my process toward enlightenment and upliftment I am beginning the process of a specific spiritual training.

So I am humbly asking for your support to raise the funds to start the process of a religious, spiritual, educational training in the Lukumí tradition, which is culture of West African origin. During this training I will learn a dialect of Yorùbá as well as learn the basic skills to appropriately honor our ancestors while being committed to demonstrating good character and dedication to our community. The initiation process will bring spiritual elevation, upliftment and advancement to my family, friends and the community. This process/initiation is something that is from within my own heart and soul and for the first time in my life, I am grateful to realize what path I need to take. I am blessed for the love I I am blessed for the love I have received which has brought me thus far.

divalocity:

The Ad Campaign: Adeola Ariyo for Legit South Africa Spring Campaign Rise Africa.
Photographer: Ross Garrett

divalocity:

The Ad Campaign: Adeola Ariyo for Legit South Africa Spring Campaign Rise Africa.

Photographer: Ross Garrett

(Source: legit.co.za)

nativethoughts:

Midnight Marauders.

nativethoughts:

Midnight Marauders.

abitofcolor:

pressmovement:

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Stan Smith classics

abitofcolor:

pressmovement:

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Stan Smith classics

abitofcolor:

Socks by Sir Paul Smith, LVC 1963 Levis 551ZXX jeans and shoes by Edward Green

abitofcolor:

Socks by Sir Paul Smith, LVC 1963 Levis 551ZXX jeans and shoes by Edward Green

(Source: grlnation)

thisiswhiteculture:

designbydiaspora:

thesunatmidnight2:

 At the end, thirty feet or so from the counter that closed the entrance, a grinning Negro face bobbed and grimaced through a hole in the back curtain painted to represent a jungle river. The Negro’s head came right out of the spread terrific jaws of a crocodile. “Hit the nigger in the head, get a good ten cent seegar,” the barker said. “Three balls for a dime, folks. Try your skill and accuracy. Hit the nigger baby on the head get a handsome cane and pennant.
http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/question/oct12/index.htm

Sickening!

white people are savages

thisiswhiteculture:

designbydiaspora:

thesunatmidnight2:

 At the end, thirty feet or so from the counter that closed the entrance, a grinning Negro face bobbed and grimaced through a hole in the back curtain painted to represent a jungle river. The Negro’s head came right out of the spread terrific jaws of a crocodile. “Hit the nigger in the head, get a good ten cent seegar,” the barker said. “Three balls for a dime, folks. Try your skill and accuracy. Hit the nigger baby on the head get a handsome cane and pennant.

http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/question/oct12/index.htm

Sickening!

white people are savages