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Or, I feel sharp White. Or,
Colored Against. Or, I am
thrown. Or, I am
Opposed. Or, When White.
Or, I Sharp. Or, I Color.
Make it quiet. Wash
me away. Forgetting.
I feel most colored when
I swear to god. I feel most
colored when it is too late.
My tongue is elegy.
When I am captive. I am
the color green because
green is the color of power.
I am a tree growing two fruits.
I feel most colored when I am
thrown against the sidewalk.
It is the last time I feel colored.
Stone is the name of the fruit.
I am a man I am a man I am
a woman I am a man I am a woman
I am protected and served.
I pay taxes and I am a child and
I grow into a bright fleshy fruit.
White bites: I stain the uniform.
I am thrown black type-
face in a headline with no name.
Or, no one hears me. Or, I am thrown
a language bone: unarmed.
I feel most colored when my weapon
is I feel most colored. When I get
what I deserve. When I can’t breathe.
When on television I shuffle
and widen my eyes. I feel most colored
when I am thrown against a mattress,
my tits my waist my ankles buried
in veiny White. Everyone claps.
I feel most colored when I am
the punch line. When I am the trigger.
In the dawn yellow, I know
what I am being told. I feel most
colored when I am collecting dust.
When I am impatient and sick.
When they use us to distract us.
My ears leak violet petals.
I sharpen them. I sharpen them again.
Morgan Parker, “I Feel Most Colored When I Am Thrown Against A Sharp White Background: An Elegy” (via ethiopienne)

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paradiso-tropico:

No fuck-boy formed against me shall prosper.

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goldcoastghana:

Fan Ice advertisement from the Ghanaian edition of the South African-based DRUM Magazine. August 1969.
Aug 27, 2014 / 21 notes

goldcoastghana:

Fan Ice advertisement from the Ghanaian edition of the South African-based DRUM Magazine. August 1969.

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They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.
Here We Are, Reflections Of A God Gone Mad (via iamcharliesangel)

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Wawda[melon] is Important.

Brooklyn, New York 2014
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kingraur:

Raury - Indigo Child (Stream + Download)
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yea man. yea.
Aug 27, 2014 / 139 notes

mobettahues:

kingraur:

Raury - Indigo Child (Stream + Download)

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yea man. yea.

goldcoastghana:

An 1876 portrait of a young woman from the Gold Coast.
Aug 27, 2014 / 44 notes

goldcoastghana:

An 1876 portrait of a young woman from the Gold Coast.

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damionkare:

Afropunk 2014
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Photographer: Damion Reid
IG: @BOTBW2013
Aug 25, 2014 / 2,907 notes

damionkare:

Afropunk 2014

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Photographer: Damion Reid

IG: @BOTBW2013

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dancetothebeats:

Good Kisser - Usher

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Brooklyn Daze. #afropunk14  love to @theonlynelson for snapping us as soon as we stepped under the bridge.
Aug 25, 2014 / 11 notes

Brooklyn Daze. #afropunk14 love to @theonlynelson for snapping us as soon as we stepped under the bridge.