two-browngirls:

ARUNDHATI ROY - RELENTLESS REVOLUTIONARY
A super-BROWNGIRL and tireless voice of the voiceless, Arundhati Roy never fails to capture my hope and spirit. This awesome recent article that reflects on her life and work has really drawn me towards more of her non-fiction writing. 
Is it just me or was “God of Small Things’ tough to get into?
Anyways here she is again speaking passionately on her thoughts surrounding national election madness in India at the moment.
Enjoy and be inspired.
- S


two-browngirls:

ARUNDHATI ROY - RELENTLESS REVOLUTIONARY
A super-BROWNGIRL and tireless voice of the voiceless, Arundhati Roy never fails to capture my hope and spirit. This awesome recent article that reflects on her life and work has really drawn me towards more of her non-fiction writing. 
Is it just me or was “God of Small Things’ tough to get into?
Anyways here she is again speaking passionately on her thoughts surrounding national election madness in India at the moment.
Enjoy and be inspired.
- S


two-browngirls:

ARUNDHATI ROY - RELENTLESS REVOLUTIONARY
A super-BROWNGIRL and tireless voice of the voiceless, Arundhati Roy never fails to capture my hope and spirit. This awesome recent article that reflects on her life and work has really drawn me towards more of her non-fiction writing. 
Is it just me or was “God of Small Things’ tough to get into?
Anyways here she is again speaking passionately on her thoughts surrounding national election madness in India at the moment.
Enjoy and be inspired.
- S


two-browngirls:

ARUNDHATI ROY - RELENTLESS REVOLUTIONARY
A super-BROWNGIRL and tireless voice of the voiceless, Arundhati Roy never fails to capture my hope and spirit. This awesome recent article that reflects on her life and work has really drawn me towards more of her non-fiction writing. 
Is it just me or was “God of Small Things’ tough to get into?
Anyways here she is again speaking passionately on her thoughts surrounding national election madness in India at the moment.
Enjoy and be inspired.
- S

two-browngirls:

ARUNDHATI ROY - RELENTLESS REVOLUTIONARY

A super-BROWNGIRL and tireless voice of the voiceless, Arundhati Roy never fails to capture my hope and spirit. This awesome recent article that reflects on her life and work has really drawn me towards more of her non-fiction writing. 

Is it just me or was “God of Small Things’ tough to get into?

Anyways here she is again speaking passionately on her thoughts surrounding national election madness in India at the moment.

Enjoy and be inspired.

- S

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vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014
vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

vmagazine:

British singer/songwriter FKA twigs photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Karen Clarkson for Dazed & Confused Summer 2014

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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.

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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“What is called the imagination (from image, magi, magic, magician, etc.) is a practical vector from the soul. It stores all data, and can be called on to solve all our “problems.” The imagination is the projection of ourselves past our sense of ourselves as “things.” Imagination (Image) is all possibility, because from the image, the initial circumscribed energy, any use (idea) is possible. And so begins the image’s use in the world. Possibility is what moves us.”
— LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) | Home: Social Essays (via haveyoufoundhoney)

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jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

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super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


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super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


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O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

O-K?? YES jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues


twerk team the ultimate

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jujuwoman:

super1eklectic:

theladybadass:

Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley in Duke Ellington’s 1933 musical short, A Bundle of Blues

twerk team the ultimate

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