Beauty. Truth. Goodness.

[To Inspire. Empower. Enrich.]

“I never walk on egg shells when I’m talkin’ to the black community. I’m always raw, I’m always sayin’, “Stop that killin’, stop sellin’ drugs in our community, stop actin’ this way,” and no one ever has a problem with it. Nor do I ever feel like I’m puttin’ my career on the line, or that I’ma lose all of my black followers. But the truth is, I feel that way right now. I feel that way every time I bring up racial injustice. Like I’ma stop getting booked for churches. Like my career’s on the line. And I shouldn’t have to feel that way if we’re one in Christ. I shouldn’t have to feel like “I need to get a white person to say this for me, because they’re not gonna hear me”. I shouldn’t feel that way, and I do. A lot of people do.”

—   Christian Rapper Bizzle on his new song “Unjust Scales Part 2: Hood Cries

Isn’t it beautiful?

How we find God
when we lose
ourselves?

Isn’t He beautiful?

The Creator of
the stars and
you and I.

maarnayeri:

White teens who kill receive kind words and humanizing obituary-esque headlines surrounding their crimes, whereas black teens who are killed are covertly demonized or belittled and no worth is attached to the stories covering their death.
This is the world we live in.


This is real life.

maarnayeri:

White teens who kill receive kind words and humanizing obituary-esque headlines surrounding their crimes, whereas black teens who are killed are covertly demonized or belittled and no worth is attached to the stories covering their death.

This is the world we live in.

This is real life.

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themistersimmons:

"I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that’s where I practice and write and listen and study."

-Esperanza Spalding


MY LIFE.

themistersimmons:

"I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that’s where I practice and write and listen and study."

-Esperanza Spalding

MY LIFE.

quazimottoonwax:

Dapper Lou for HypeBeast

Shot by J. Quazi King

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Instagram = @Quazimottoonwx

Classic.

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Stunning.

onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene

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tomhazeldine:

smaMy mum says that I was born 45, and I do remember at six thinking that I should be earning my own living.

tomhazeldine:

smaMy mum says that I was born 45, and I do remember at six thinking that I should be earning my own living.

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“Justice is more than doing what is right - it is repairing what is wrong, healing what is broken and making it whole.”

—   Daniela Augustine (via yesdarlingido)

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ineedaguide:

photography by randy p. martin

“poetry is pure transport. pure alteration. pure theft of your being without asking. in a matter of seconds. it is attentive. gluttonous in its ability to peel you from yourself. starving for what is most hidden. in you. it enters. and does not leave. once it arrives. it is a part of your lifetime. absolute.”

—   nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

I have literally had people in varying degrees of discomfort and awe tell me that I have entered them and wrested something from them without their permission after a performance.

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shinodaze:

On the set of Rurouni Kenshin (2014)
Photos from Takeru Satoh’s blog.

Looking forward to this.

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“To pray is to learn to believe in a transformation of self and world, which seems, empirically, impossible—as in “moving mountains” (11:23). What is unbelief but the despair, dictated by the dominant powers, that nothing can really change, a despair that renders revolutionary vision and practice impotent. The disciples are instructed to battle this impotence, this temptation to resignation, through prayer… Is not prayer the intensely personal struggle within each disciple, and among us collectively, to resist the despair and distractions that cause us to practice unbelief, to abandon or avoid the way of Jesus? And has not this demon, so embedded in our imperial culture, not kept us impotent, docile subjects of the status quo “since childhood” (9:21)?”

—   

Ched Myers, Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus (via bottleofink)

Wow.

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oh-haroo:

Follow me for more vertical nature!

oh-haroo:

Follow me for more vertical nature!

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