afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.
afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:


”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.

afrodancerchick:

nzurianne:

”Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

The love of my life.

Royalty.

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afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.
afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.
afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.

afrofuturistaffair:

artmusicvegan:

On This Day: May 22,1914, music visionary Sun Ra was born. In celebration of his 100th birthday ‘Sun Ra: A Celebration of Eternity' (21 classic albums) have been mastered and re-released.To learn more about his music, view Robert Mugge’s complete 60-minute documentary, 'SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE', filmed with Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The first image was taken by Valerie Wilmer, Philadelphia, PA (1979). The two (bottom) images were shot by photographer Baron Wolman in Berkeley,CA (December 1968).

Happy 100th Sun Return, Sunny Ra!!! We feel your spirit just invoking your name alone. Thank you for being one of the pioneers of Afrofuturism as a community and culture and mythos, for being strangely and uniquely you, and for translating ancient wisdom into sound.

gaze-interrupted:

Ingrid Pollard (British, b.1953, Guyana). From the series Pastoral Interlude. 1987. Gelatin silver print coloured by hand. © Ingrid Pollard.
 

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gaze-interrupted:

Ingrid Pollard (British, b.1953, Guyana). From the series Pastoral Interlude. 1987. Gelatin silver print coloured by hand. © Ingrid Pollard.

 

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dadasoulface:

blackbooks365:

Mothership Connections: A Black Atlantic Synthesis of Neoclassical Metaphysics and Black Theology by Theodore Walker Jr.
Description:
Bringing a Black Atlantic approach to constructive postmodern efforts to understand and transcend modern worldviews and modern world orders, Mothership Connections draws upon the work of scholars in the tradition of W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles H. Long, Alfred North Whitehead, and Charles Hartshorne. The author shows that connections to the originating influences of transatlantic slavery and Black Atlantic experiences are essential to any adequate account of modernity and postmodernity. He also argues that metaphysics is essential to theology and moral theory, synthesizing neoclassical metaphysics and black theology to develop a Black Atlantic account of metaphysical aspects of struggle, power, and ethical deliberation.

I have to find this!!  My now Mission !

dadasoulface:

blackbooks365:

Mothership Connections: A Black Atlantic Synthesis of Neoclassical Metaphysics and Black Theology by Theodore Walker Jr.

Description:

Bringing a Black Atlantic approach to constructive postmodern efforts to understand and transcend modern worldviews and modern world orders, Mothership Connections draws upon the work of scholars in the tradition of W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles H. Long, Alfred North Whitehead, and Charles Hartshorne. The author shows that connections to the originating influences of transatlantic slavery and Black Atlantic experiences are essential to any adequate account of modernity and postmodernity. He also argues that metaphysics is essential to theology and moral theory, synthesizing neoclassical metaphysics and black theology to develop a Black Atlantic account of metaphysical aspects of struggle, power, and ethical deliberation.

I have to find this!!
My now Mission !

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b4-16:


Left: Male Ancestor. 1st–4th century. Mesoamerica. Nayarit  - Right: Young Thug (Thank you shiv for the great suggestion)

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styluswbur:

In the 1930s, a young man from Birmingham named Herman Poole Blount underwent a conversion experience and emerged Sun Ra, a member of the Angel Race. Sun Ra claimed he was a superior being from outer space who was sent to Earth to save its people through music. For four decades, he led his band, the Arkestra, through multiple iterations and diverse styles.

This year we celebrate the late Sun Ra’s 100th anniversary.

Sun Ra is considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians and artists of the 20th century for his contributions to jazz and his pioneering use of electronic instruments. He is remembered for the alien identity to which the musician remained faithful for his whole adult life.

For Sun Ra, that otherworldly identity was rooted in very real, earthly issues, including the deeply alienating experience of growing up in the Jim Crow South.

“He began to think of the Earth as a place where evil had been turned loose at some point, and everything got worse and worse,” John Szwed, Sun Ra’s biographer, said.

His philosophy and response to a brutal world were inspired by the vast body of literature he read, including science fiction and Egyptology.

Ytasha Womack says a science fiction narrative appealed to Sun Ra because the genre provides the possibility for radical transformation: “People create entirely different worlds that provide a lens to reimagine ourselves.”

Craig Harris, who played in the Arkestra, said the musical innovations Sun Ra pioneered were all in service of his philosophy.

“We’re looking at the same box, but we’re looking at it from different angles,” Harris said of Sun Ra’s musical process. “You’re looking at it from 354 degrees and I’m looking at it from 360 degrees. And that was the whole concept with [Sun Ra]… You can choose your own reality. There’s no limits.”

Featuring the voices of Ytasha Womack, filmmaker and author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy Culture and Rayla 2212;” Hank Shocklee, music producer and co-founder of the hip-hop group Public Enemy; Craig Harris, trombonist and composer who performed with Sun Ra from 1976 to 1979; John Szwed, professor of music at Columbia University and author of Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra.

This audio piece features unheard archival audio courtesy of writer Mark Sinker, who interviewed Sun Ra for his essay in The Wire, “Loving the Alien.”

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b4-16:

Left: Deity Censer  - 1200–1400 Mexico - Right: YG

Brilliant

contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything. contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything. contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything. contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything. contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything. contemporaryblackness:

Ivan FordeTransformation2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)


This is everything.

contemporaryblackness:

Ivan Forde
Transformation
2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)

This is everything.

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killthehype-breathe:

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More Brilliant Than The Sun explores the fictional spaces between the margins. Where, historically, the African diaspora has been neglected and forgotten in an effort to explore and reclaim the spaces where other studies avoid. This book refuses to dwell solely on Black cultural figures…

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killthehype-breathe:

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Grace Jones embodies a “post-human” identity and space in which she pushes beyond the “human” and transforms herself into a post-human or transhuman identity. This can also be exemplified in her affectless object-machine aesthetic or the idea that she is robotic…