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Itsallaboutcreativity

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

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 :)

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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ghanailoveyou:

A Ghanaian woman carries a ceremonial bowl on her head. by Sergio Pessolano

ghanailoveyou:

A Ghanaian woman carries a ceremonial bowl on her head.
by Sergio Pessolano

fotojournalismus:

Airstrikes in Gaza | July 2014

1. An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on July 9, 2014. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Smoke and flames are seen following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014. (Reuters)

3. Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of members of Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

4. Palestinians inspect the remains of a car which was hit in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 9, 2014. (Ashraf Amrah/Reuters)

5. Relatives of eight Palestinian members from al-Haj family, who medics said were killed in an early morning air strike that destroyed at least two homes, mourn during their funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 10, 2014. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

6. A picture taken in Gaza City on July 10, 2014 shows a damaged building after it was hit by an Israeli air strike. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

7. A Palestinian woman runs carrying a girl following an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza city on July 9, 2014. (Majdi Fathi/Reuters)

8. Two boys stand near damage caused by Israeli warplanes in Gaza on July 10, 2014. (Yasser Qudih/NurPhoto/Corbis)

9. Israelis watch as smoke rises after air strikes across the border in northern Gaza on July 8, 2014. (Amir Cohen/Reuters)

10. A Palestinian boy plays in the rubble of a destroyed house the day after an Israeli strike in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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arrudaeguine:


Dogon house, Mali.

 by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak 
Who in the world am I?
Ah, that’s the great puzzle.
—  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland  (via thatkindofwoman)

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iseo58:

Oromo woman.

iseo58:

Oromo woman.

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thegiftsoflife:

creative—type:

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streetetiquette:

Black Ivy World Cup Kit 001 - In the game 

Perfect way to connect the world through style and sport, yesterday we hit up the futbol/soccer field on a beautiful day in New York City to test out the Black Ivy Jerseys.

Thanks to everyone who has supported! 

Photographer : Dondre Green

Players : Jesse Boykins III , Armando Cabral, Ian Davis, Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs

Jerseys for sale here

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arsenicandgoldlace:

Jill Scott performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 5, 2014

SHE GIVES ME SO MUCH LIFE!!!! 

(Source: soph-okonedo, via arae-of-sunshine)