Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer
As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn. “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” 
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Stand up. Stand in solidarity. Stand for what you live for.
This is not only a racist issue, but also a sexist issue. Please stand in solidarity with the many identities this society consists of.
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, students were alerted of an anonymous document sent to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center containing what can only be described as a collage of sexist slurs and racial epithets. Referencing language and imagery from an incident during Fall Quarter 2012, where a sign stating “asian women R Honkie white-boy worshipping Whores” was posted outside the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union Office, the document makes a deliberate effort to induce hurt and to provoke a response. It would be foolish to assume otherwise.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: http://apcla.org/wordpress/2014/02/06/official-response-to-the-flyer-mailed-to-the-asian-american-studies-center/
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
OMG I might be like 5 seconds late…
but Prince made an album called “Breakfast Can Wait” w/ Dave Chappell’s impersonation of him holding a plate of pancakes as the cover.
The thing is, every track is solid. I especially like the espresso remix.
It’s subtitled “The Breakfast Experience”
I really hate thinking about holidays
now, compared to the ones that I had with my family during my childhood. I feel like nothing is a big deal for my siblings because of the lack of prosperity and wherewithal…
being a carefree black girl has nothing to do with actually having no cares. to me it literally just means being alive and carving out tiny pockets of happiness and freedom in this shitty ass society that is trying to mentally destroy you for existing.