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Not that I'm creative But I enjoy and appreciate creativity across the board. "Lost"

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Day 4: Gaza death toll passes 100 as Israel continues assault | July 11, 2014

1. A ball of fire is seen following an early morning Israeli air strike on Rafah. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

2. A Palestinian man looks at a house which was hit in an Israeli air strike. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

3. The destroyed house of the Palestinian Abu Lealla family following an Israeli airstrike in the north of Gaza City. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

4. Mother of three-year-old Saher Abu Namous mourns during his funeral after he was killed in an explosion in the east of Jabaliya refugee camp. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

5. A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Smoke and debris from an Israeli explosion rise above the northern Gaza Strip. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

7. Palestinians look at the remains of a missile which was fired by an Israeli aircraft on a street in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. (Ashraf Amrah/Reuters)

8. Members of the Abu Lealla family search the rubble of their destroyed home after an Israeli airstrike north of Gaza City. (Wissam Nassar for The New York Times)

9. A Palestinian woman reacts in front of her son’s boat, which was damaged in a fire that started following an Israeli naval strike, at the seaport of Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

10. Palestinians look the damage of a destroyed house where five members of the Ghannam family were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning in Rafah refugee camp. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Naming the dead)

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Wrapped princess #naturaltotsthursday #naturalhair #headwrap #turban

curlswithlove:

Wrapped princess #naturaltotsthursday #naturalhair #headwrap #turban

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Augusta Fells Savage

sculptor

1892 - 1962

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Educating the conqueror is not our business.

Toni Morrison, at Portland State, 1975

Soooooo just in case you’d seen a few cool quotes from Toni Morrison’s 1975 lecture at Portland State this weekend but hadn’t been able to access the audio yourself, I transcribed it. 

You can download it from my site in .rtf and .pdf formats (http://bit.ly/1ofhrWl).

Please don’t sell or resell it—but do spread it like the grains of rice in a sack that fell off the back of a tall truck in the middle of the night during a tornado. Or anything else that involves wide and free distribution of something that’s tasty when cooked and properly chewed.

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thepaperbeast:

Loose Leaf - Collingwood, Melbourne.

toughstrips and I seized the day with early coffees and plant adventures. Can’t rave enough about this place.

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Frank Morrison’s artwork.

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Entering the Colorful Kaleidoscope World of @osgemeos

To see more photos and videos from A ópera da lua, explore the Galpão Fortes Villaça location page and browse the #osgemeos hashtag.

A circular installation pulls spectators into the colorful world of Brazilian twin brothers and graffiti artists Os Gêmeos. Their new art exhibit, A ópera da lua (“The Moon Opera”), features paintings, sculptures and a video installation where works are connected by doors and windows. The artists are known for incorporating storytelling and fantasy into their exhibits, where surreal elements blend together in a multicolored collage as if seen through a kaleidoscope.

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Here’s are some higher quality photos of some prints that I’m currently selling in my etsy shop. I’ve been working on this series for about a year and I’m hoping to do my own version of each loteria card there is. I also have some shirts and a couple of dolls for sell too so please check it out! 

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Toni Morrison
[“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Someone says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.” -Toni Morrison]
Wow. I swear, every time Toni Morrison opens her mouth, truth that cuts to the core falls out.
This quote resonates with me because so much of what I want to happen here has to do with removing a lot of the racist assumption about history in so that others can just get on with it. Even if you don’t like what I write, the images, links, books, and resources are still here to link to, rather than constantly being bombarded with and distracted by demands for “education”, “proof” that racism exists, or anything else anyone might need it for.
Whether you’re writing, making visual art, working in education, or just trying to have a conversation, it’s my hope that this blog might help remove some of the distractions of racism as defined above, and do your thing.

So well said. 
If you want to hear the entire program from which this quote comes, Portland State released the audio via Soundcloud, and I’ve posted a downloadable transcript on my site. 
The audio is 2 hours long, and well worth your time. 

Omg! Thank you so much for your gift of transcription. I just printed and will be reading and highlighting during my chaperone duties :)

queenofthesideeye:

houseofmack:

medievalpoc:

Toni Morrison

[“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Someone says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.” -Toni Morrison]

Wow. I swear, every time Toni Morrison opens her mouth, truth that cuts to the core falls out.

This quote resonates with me because so much of what I want to happen here has to do with removing a lot of the racist assumption about history in so that others can just get on with it. Even if you don’t like what I write, the images, links, books, and resources are still here to link to, rather than constantly being bombarded with and distracted by demands for “education”, “proof” that racism exists, or anything else anyone might need it for.

Whether you’re writing, making visual art, working in education, or just trying to have a conversation, it’s my hope that this blog might help remove some of the distractions of racism as defined above, and do your thing.

So well said. 

If you want to hear the entire program from which this quote comes, Portland State released the audio via Soundcloud, and I’ve posted a downloadable transcript on my site. 

The audio is 2 hours long, and well worth your time. 

Omg! Thank you so much for your gift of transcription. I just printed and will be reading and highlighting during my chaperone duties :)

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