Aphotic Eniola

i stay woke

sensualproverb:

Yes yes yes. Nubia discusses the “granola natural” …women who feel they can’t be glamazons because they have natural hair, don’t eat meat, write poetry, commune with the earth…

Sistas…do you! Be versatile…creative…

word. i think for African Americans, or rather, those that are African-centered among us, have come to believe that accepting our African selves means stripping ourselves completely of any type of modification or adornment. checking out some of the Free-form loc videos on youtube will have you believing even those who twist their locs are being fake on some level. i understand the reasoning, and how it is a strong backlash against the negative imagery that has been placed on us and that we have internalized. but we’ve always adorned ourselves, as she says in the video - from the Himba to those in Kemet to those in the Omo Valley to the Amazigh. Africans isn’t and never was a monolith of bare naked people. i think all African people have to come to a point in their lives where they’re ok with their natural selves. but we shouldn’t maintain this tunnel vision that that is how we have to be for the rest or our lives. 

listen, Black folks loot, they steal, they kill other Black folks, and they can do some ridiculous shit. but either you love Black folks or you don’t. don’t claim to love Black people and love being Black but switch up the minute you see Black folks stealing weave at a riot. we are different individuals, we have different histories, different traumas; we are battling different demons and are dealing with them in our own ways and on our own times. we are not all enrolled in college, drug-free and waiting for marriage to have kids. and that is ok. 

and fuck you house negroes who always want to be embarrassed about this shit. you’re embarrassment is a manifestation of an inferiority complex. yes, Black folks need to get their shit together, and that includes checking Black folks like you who always want to look like the Cosby’s in front of white folks. even the most supposedly stand-up citizens among us are still accosted by the cops and even killed. no matter how “proper” you speak English or how many degrees you have, you still Black. and they will kill you because of it. 

isgandar:

Bronze Heads from Ife, 12th century
Copper alloy
Nigera

isgandar:

Bronze Heads from Ife, 12th century

Copper alloy

Nigera

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ancientart:

The faces of Bayon.

Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple, located at Angkor, Cambodia. "The serenity of the stone faces" (Glaize, 1993) strikes one while walking through Bayon.

Photos courtesy of & taken by yeowatzup.

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