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September 15, 2014

gowns:

a handful of carl van vechten’s gorgeous kodachrome portraits

  1. martha flowers, 1953
  2. diana sands, 1963
  3. alvin ailey, 1955
  4. joyce bryant, 1953
  5. leontyne price, 1953
  6. mahalia jackson, 1962
  7. james earl jones, 1961
  8. zora neale hurston, 1940
  9. harry belafonte, 1954
  10. james baldwin, 1954

September 14, 2014

partybarackisinthehousetonight:

i love the term “bear with me” because it could mean either 1 of 2 things:

  • asking someone to be patient
  • confirmation that the zoo heist was a success

(via bachtothefugue)

September 13, 2014
mermaidsofcolor:

A small mermaid in a fishbowl looks out the window at the rain. [animated]
By ginnabean

mermaidsofcolor:

A small mermaid in a fishbowl looks out the window at the rain. [animated]

By ginnabean

September 13, 2014

(Source: cranberrythimble, via floridadamsel)

September 12, 2014

mamashug:

Celia Cruz performing Sun Sun Babae on Sesame Street 

(via mamashug)

September 12, 2014
npr:

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But the trade is thriving.
A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos
Photo Credit: OnceAndAFutureLaura/Flickr

"You can’t go out and buy puffins," he says. "So we could have been sitting on a pile of $100,000 and we still would have been puffinless."

It’s a sad day when you’re puffinless.
-Kate

npr:

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But the trade is thriving.

A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Photo Credit: OnceAndAFutureLaura/Flickr

"You can’t go out and buy puffins," he says. "So we could have been sitting on a pile of $100,000 and we still would have been puffinless."

It’s a sad day when you’re puffinless.

-Kate

September 12, 2014

(Source: feellng, via headstrongmachine)

September 12, 2014

mamashug:

went to sleep anxious

woke up anxious

Yes. Always.

[sigh]

September 11, 2014
lostinurbanism:

Raymond W. Smith, New Orleans

lostinurbanism:

Raymond W. Smith, New Orleans

September 11, 2014
flashofgod:

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York City, 1947.

flashofgod:

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York City, 1947.

(via afrodiaspores)