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Luv that bow! @kim_nettles #luvyourmane #naturalhairsistas #naturalhair #blackisbeautiful
Sep 15, 2014 / 53 notes

Luv that bow! @kim_nettles #luvyourmane #naturalhairsistas #naturalhair #blackisbeautiful

Niceee! @mekony #luvyourmane #blackisbeautiful #naturalhairsistas #naturalhair
Sep 15, 2014 / 22 notes

Niceee! @mekony #luvyourmane #blackisbeautiful #naturalhairsistas #naturalhair

Sep 15, 2014 / 141 notes
blackfashion:

Afro Punk 2K14
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Sep 15, 2014 / 1,744 notes

blackfashion:

Afro Punk 2K14

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If you see yourself in any of my photos and would like me to tag you, please message me.

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There is nothing sadder than a child who has barely seen the world, yet who has seen enough of it to know that they do not wish to be a part of it.
Sep 15, 2014 / 28,510 notes
Sep 15, 2014 / 4,875 notes
Yess.  Happy Monday and Happy New Week! I wish you a very productive and successful one :)
Sep 15, 2014 / 30 notes

Yess. Happy Monday and Happy New Week! I wish you a very productive and successful one :)

Happy Sunday!  #sundayhumor
Sep 14, 2014 / 41 notes

Happy Sunday! #sundayhumor

Happy Sunday! #sundayhumor
Sep 14, 2014 / 92 notes

Happy Sunday! #sundayhumor

Happy Sunday! #sundayhumor
Sep 14, 2014 / 32 notes

Happy Sunday! #sundayhumor

khalicarela:

Khali Carela cc: Jabari Jacobs
Sep 14, 2014 / 1,071 notes

khalicarela:

Khali Carela cc: Jabari Jacobs

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javeonna-b-gordon:

* Crowned Beauty Series - ‘Goddess’ 
Sep 14, 2014 / 8,073 notes

javeonna-b-gordon:

* Crowned Beauty Series - ‘Goddess’ 

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Sep 14, 2014 / 631 notes

willyverse:

It’s been 8 years since I spent a summer in Nigeria, so I was a bit hesitant to make the trip. I had a couple projects I wanted to execute. ‘Something to do’ was not on that list

Every time people living overseas visit Nigeria, there’s a tendency to take pictures of people on the streets of Lagos. Pictures of hawkers, wheel barrow pushers and buses are some of the common ones you’d see.This time around, I just felt doing that would be typical and pointless. One fateful afternoon, stuck in traffic, I noticed a street hawker selling Calculators. I thought to myself, “on a hot day like today, why on earth would you be out selling calculators”. Then It dawned on me. He’d rather walk around in the hot sun cause there’s a possibility he might sell one calculator, than sit at home doing nothing. Though you could say he should choose some other, more profitable, product, at the end of the day, it’s Just Something to do. Ah! 

From there, it was all about challenging myself to take portraits of  locals in the area, craftsmen, sellers etc. I aimed to showcase a wide array of jobs people take on, regardless of how non-profitable it might seem. I always assumed that this would be easy, cause Nigerians are generally happy people. I was spectacularly wrong. Nigeria is in a state of paranoia at the moment. You point a camera at anyone without permission, and you just might get attacked. I didn’t get attacked, but I was reported by a mallam whom I thought was just ‘unlooking’. Some portraits were easier than others because my parents are frequent customers of these traders. Some took a lot of convincing, like the tailor.

All in all it was an experience I was/am thankful for. Getting out of my comfort zone, and convincing strangers to have their picture taken is not something I thought I was capable of.

'Something to do' speaks to the character of the citizens. With an almost non existent middle class, it could be so easy to look to crime as a resolve. But these people, and others out there choose to use their hands to make an honest living, no matter how little the income might be.

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Saturdays…
Sep 13, 2014 / 102 notes

Saturdays…

caramelblackness:

youngblackandvegan:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m glad I had a daughter. Ever since my grandmother died, I’ve needed the female energy in my life. It’s good energy. I mean, when things go wrong, another man can tell you that everything is going to be OK. But not like a woman can."

Amen

Where there is a woman, there is magic!!!
Sep 12, 2014 / 31,094 notes

caramelblackness:

youngblackandvegan:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m glad I had a daughter. Ever since my grandmother died, I’ve needed the female energy in my life. It’s good energy. I mean, when things go wrong, another man can tell you that everything is going to be OK. But not like a woman can."

Amen

Where there is a woman, there is magic!!!

(via naturallypolished)