Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date
Akintunde Ahmad is a 6’1, 17 year Old Black Male from Oakland with dreadlocks. Defying the disadvantages and traps he had to overcome growing up he stands tall with 5.0 GPA and 2100 SAT score. The Oakland Technical School senior is also on the baseball team. He has be accepted to YALE and has offers from other IVY LEAGUE schools Columbia and Brown.
He told a story about when the recruiters came to his school to speak to him that everyone was looking at him funny when he walked into the library as if he was “lost or out of place”.
"People looking at me funny is so common that it doesn’t stick out for me anymore, It’s something that I’ve gotten used to. I’ll leave this school and there will be teachers who never knew I was one of the people on the honor roll " ~~Akintunde
Akintunde describes himself as “any other street dude on 98th Avenue” the neighborhood in which he grew up in. “That is underestimated and looked down upon”.
SanCophaLeague Salute to Akintunde Ahmad!
We have to spread the positive news of our people
we have to promote our own images, we can’t rely
on the media. Share this with people!
Post written/Researched by @solar_innerG
I’m seeing ‘People Tumblr Thinks Don’t Exist” posts everywhere. I think I’ve seen like 5 versions, all saying the same thing, targeting the same people. Like goddamn, when did white people become the spokespeople for PoC protest? White people are calling out white people, for calling out white people.
And then they wanna talk about all the people Tumblr forgets exist.
(I focused on dreads/black people but I think this kind of thing is interchangeable with all sorts of PoC)
Girls reenacting boy selfies
second to last has the face spot-fucking-on
these are the best
Le Prix du Pardon (The Price of Forgiveness), Mansour Sora Wade, 2001