Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via feellng)

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
Eckhart Tolle (via liberatingreality)

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you are made
of
water
distance
dreams
mother’s tears
father’s pain
broken tongue
forced language
colonized eyes
bastardized religions.

dynamicafrica:

Bossed Up: Models As Bad Ass Female Musicians photographed by Natalia Parsonson for Oyster.

Yaya Deng as Lauryn Hill:

"I portrayed Lauryn Hill in this amazing shoot. Lauren is an amazing woman and has had a great career as a whole. It was fun because she is someone I look up to and have loved for years. She has always been controversial and consistently speaks her mind. Through her music and career choice Lauryn always looks to speak to her fans and really truly inspire. I loved her performance in the Sister Act 2 and I think that when I truly looked into her life and career. In this shoot we focused on her 90s style — her hairstyle and natural make-up choices. I had heaps of fun…It was so much fun portraying this incredible icon.  I hope she sees this shoot. I think Natalia did an amazing job with this project and I’m glad she chose me to be a part of it.”

Olivia Lefebre as Sade:

"I look at Sade and see a woman oozing with confidence and sex appeal. It’s empowering to see a woman be so compelling in such an understated manner."

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dynamicafrica:

Born on this day, October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria - Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

"I must identify myself with Africa. Then I will have an identity." 
On how he came up with his Afrobeat sound.

"Name? Fela. 
Just Fela? Yeah, jus’ Fela. 
Address? My house. 
Where? Right here, in Surulere, man, yeah!” 
A conversation between Fela and the police officer who ‘checked’ him in at Alagbon Close police station in 1974, the very first time Fela was arrested. 

"To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in." 
Fela’s explanation on one of his anti-Christian views. 

"…man is here against his will. Where do we come from? What was before us?…when you think you die, you’re not dead. It’s a transition." 
Fela being philosophical on life and death. 

"That is my best friend because it is a gift of the creator to Africans. It is a spirit. Marijuana has five fingers of creation…it enhances all your five senses." 
Pointing to and explaining the essence of a joint. 

"No. Not at all. You know what I want? I want the world to change." 
Fela’s reply to the question : ”Do you want to leave an imprint on the world?” 

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997).

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dynamicafrica:

With “The Walking Dead” back on TV screens for its fifth season, it’s great to see Danai Gurira’s beauty, style and talent highlighted in stunning editorials.

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hood2go:

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I have never had baby fever so much until this moment

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idreamofsushi:

Sushi!!

Sushi art submission.

idreamofsushi:

Sushi!!

Sushi art submission.