six months in england and i know this much
they have this thing about france. i think it’s harks back to the norman conquest. get over it.
Brazil, XXI century.
This post is for my non brazilians followers.
We are in a middle of a war. Actually, we have been in a war since the first african arrived and was sold as a slavery, but they made it seemed like we have nothing to worry about since 1888, when black brazilians “receiveid freedom”. We do not celebrate this year, because freedom never actually arrived.
In the past two years, several brutal things have happened. When I say brutal is because brazilian racism is present everyday, but it is so hidden under “brazilian culture” that we almost get used to it. But what has happened is not the typical brazilian racism, we are in the middle of unacceptable events that made me start to think that maybe we are in real dangerous.
This photo was taken and disclosed by a white man, after 15 other white man (whom define themself as “vigilantes”) tortured this young black guy and chained him - naked - to a lamppost.
Now, I dont know a lot about others country’s slavery history, but in ours I remember of seeing pictures of slaves who did not behave and they were always chained, exactly like the boy in the pic. It was not a coincidence
Knowledge is Power. I want you guys to know what we are going through, as black blazilian, and I want everyone who wish to be able to watch the World Cup in Brazil to remember this.
WE ARE LIVING A WAR! DON’T FUCK BRING YOUR WORDL CUP TO MY COUNTRY. WE DONT CARE BOUT YOUR GAMES, WE ARE TRYING TO SURVIVE! WE ARE TRYING TO WALK ON THE STREETS WITHOUT LOOKING GUILTY. WE ARE TRYING TO BE TREATED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. STOP THIS BULLSHIT. WE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID SOCCER GAMES. I’M SICK OF IT!
Collaboration with Haberdashers(Korean preppy brand)
Photo by Streetper.
I’m wit it
The suit on the left is almost exactly like one I used to wear to work in the 90s, including the cuffs, tab collar, and gold pattern tie. No fob chain though and I wore wingtips. As I’ve always said, retro is always current.
Happy Birthday Anna May Wong! (January 3rd, 1905 - February 3rd, 1961)
She called herself The Woman of a Thousand Deaths because her screen characters — racist stereotypes of dragon ladies, prostitutes, and jilted mistresses — inevitably died, and she left Hollywood when the lead Chinese female role in the big budget production of “The Good Earth” went to a white woman with her eyes taped (for which she won an Oscar). Yet Anna May Wong lives on, on film, in pictures, on paper, a Chinese American pioneer who used not only her beauty but her voice and her written words to speak out for herself and her people.
KICKSTART YOUR DAY WITH: “Because Of Them, We Can…” by Eunique Jones Gibson
This amazing photo campaign for kids where African-American children pose as the great African Americans of our past and present that helped PoC to become who they are now, started out as a project for Black History Month. The photographer behind the project, Eunique J. Gibson, then realized that doing this for only 28 days out of the month of February couldn’t and wouldn’t do.
Extending it to a full year where everyday, she would post a new photograph up on social networks, Gibson started the Kickstarter to turn her photo series into a book. She hopes to raise $80,000 by mid June, and has so far raised a little over $9,000.
Want to help the cause? Click the title to support!