taytayluvsu44 said: My white friend loves Alex Ramos and is going to see him and she thinks his asian jokes are funny. I bet if I showed her his sexist jokes that promote domestic violence and rape culture, she would have a problem with it. So many white people literally don't care about any thing offensive unless it can be offensive to white people. I'm so disappointed.


Nah she probably gon be like “he doesn’t know any better it Just a joke”

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Throwback - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary (2010)

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.

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» Spirited Away (2001)

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my mom would never talk to my brother the way she talks to me and my sister. my brother would curse her tf out.but not any worse than me or my sister.

I don’t wanna hear the “her first child” bullshit because we all know it’s bullshit.she treated him the worst so it’s bullshit. 

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                                              toyin odutola


there isn’t much people do alone anymore, simple acts are photographed, collaged, posted, commented on + sent into the cloud on a daily. we are all documentarians + archivists seeking to explore our journeys + the fleeting moments that trigger our emotions for better or for worse. toyinodutola is no stranger to this contemporary cultural performance, she greets the process with great respect as she understands the magic in reciprocity. odutola sees the act of documenting self, as a creative process of collaboration.



tanekeya word [I]: as agents of process, you are known to document your artistic process via instagram, @obia_thethird, while james baldwin advocated for the creative process, in his 1962 book. baldwin bequeathed creatives with these words of wisdom: “the artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.”


as an artist, what questions are you exposing via documenting your studio process, that were often hidden in the art industry’s answers to becoming a successful artist?


what is one thing that you do not take for granted?


toyin odutola [to]:


that’s a really great question. i love that quote by baldwin. love it so much, i got it tattooed on my right arm, my art making arm. ha! i relate to that quote because it drives at the heart of what artmaking, regardless of field, is all about: perception. sure, one could look at it from a very romantic notion, that of culture creation and production; but it’s more than that. art is meant to highlight and bring attention to social, political, economic, sexual, religious, and ethical, questions. filters that we often deem are tacit knowledge, but are really invention. every tradition, every standard, convention and rule, we have been socialized into believing are universal truths were once invented by a person or a group of people. art often reminds us of this, because it is the basis of what it is, it’s very foundation.


other professions may feel more dogmatic in this sense, but it’s all the same, the only difference in this regard, between…say, a painter, a politician, a space engineer, a priest, a chemist, a writer, and an architect, is perception: what we each think of these different professions/vocations in any given context. with art the context doesn’t matter, the vacuum is always present. the reason i am so interested in exposing the process of making is because i want people to understand how mercurial the act of making is. it’s nothing glamorous. it’s a solitary act. it involves many doubts and quandaries. in the end, the act of making is… more meaningful, more precious, in many cases, than the eventual product of the making. there’s a narrative beneath the official narrative. the layers pile on and you are often left with the final execution. i want to unveil that; to show the richness and depth that is often hidden when you approach a piece in a gallery or museum. that is what i fell in love with when i first came upon art and later decided to get involved with artmaking when i was younger. the process is everything. i want to share this beautiful experience. to be truthful, the primary audience i am thinking of when i share my process on instagram and/or my tumblr blog is me. to remind myself what this is really about. the glamorous aspect of this life, the gifts and joys it brings are incredible yet fleeting; the reality is very stark, and that’s ok



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+ © “hold it in your mouth a little longer” courtesy of jack shainman gallery, nyc

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Nigerian Women Wearing Native Hairstyles 1922:
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I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
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So, that’s over.

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Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system.

Free the Mette Children!

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster
children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester.

In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him.

The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical
abuse, and pleas for help from the children.

1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior.

2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home.

3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children.

Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.

Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation.

The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn.

The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”.

The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.

The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling.

The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”.

When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were

The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse.

Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state
for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support.

What can we do?

Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!
(202) 514-9500

Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

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Eva Green for Campari Calendar BTS (2015)

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