Porter Shields

Cosmic Creator. Music is my first language. Memphis Made, ATL Crowned. Namaste. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/once-you-live-out-loud-ep/id600142760



Canon Fashion. Milano Fashion Week. David Gandy. Men Style Or Just Some Eye Candy For You Ladies.


Canon Fashion. Milano Fashion Week. David Gandy. Men Style Or Just Some Eye Candy For You Ladies.

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tattooed boys


tattooed boys

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Mars on tour! 

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"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"

yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?


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Contemporary Art Week!

Tamara Natalie Madden

Madden lists among influences Gustav Klimt and images of Egyptian royalty. You can view many, many more images of her work here at her official website.

I find these breathtaking acrylic and mixed media paintings evocative of both the Fayum Mummy Portraits and early medieval icons featuring the Black Madonna.

I’m in love with this. I need these prints.

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Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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The Midi Skirt 
Bankè of A Style Diary 


The Midi Skirt 

Bankè of A Style Diary 




Salute to Americans who tell the truth! (part one)

Paintings by Robert Shetterly.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Frederick Douglas
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sojourner Truth
Rosa Parks
Harriet Tubman
James Baldwin
Cesar Chavez
Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit

Some of the great old ones…

These paintings look so amazing in-person. Very luminous.

“[Anthony] can be genial. He can be menacing. He can be sexy. He can do all of these things at the same time. I think he’s a very good actor, but I just don’t think that he’s had the film roles that he deserves. His success is limited by the imagination of the film industry. With really good actors, especially actors of color, the opportunities are fewer. Who will be brave enough to put him in a leading role instead of putting him in a supporting role?” Boston Globe film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris on Mackie (UPTOWN magazine). 

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