black is beautiful, it's obvious.

fotojournalismus:

Young displaced boys bathe in a reservoir inside one of the camps for people who have fled the recent violence, in the capital Juba, South Sudan on Jan. 11, 2014.
[Credit : Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/AP]
Apr 16

fotojournalismus:

Young displaced boys bathe in a reservoir inside one of the camps for people who have fled the recent violence, in the capital Juba, South Sudan on Jan. 11, 2014.

[Credit : Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/AP]

wehavenostyle:

grace bol by nick knight and ruth hogben for philip treacy
Apr 16

wehavenostyle:

grace bol by nick knight and ruth hogben for philip treacy

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Apr 16

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Viviane Sassen. Flamboya.

Traveller

Anansi

Darkuman Junction

DNA

Elvis

Man and Woman

Milk

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Apr 16

honeyedfire:

dynamicafrica:

RIP to legendary Tanzanian Taarab singer Fatma binti Baraka, popularly known as Bi Kidude, who passed away on April 17th, 2013, at her home on the island of Zanzibar. She is believed to have surpassed 100 years of age.

As a child, she was singled out for her fine voice and, in the 1920s, sang locally with popular cultural troupes, combining an understanding of music with an equally important initiation into traditional medicine.

At age 13, after a forced marriage she fled Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania. Bi Kidude toured mainland East Africa with a taarab ensemble, visiting the major coastal towns and inland as far west as Lake Victoria and Tanganyika.

She walked the length and the breadth of the country barefoot in the early 1930s fleeing another unhappy marriage. In the 1930s she ended up in Dar es Salaam where she sang with Egyptian Taarab group for many years. In the 1940s she returned to Zanzibar where she acquired a small mud hut to be her home.

She is known for her role in the Unyago movement which prepares young Swahili women for their transition through puberty. She is one of the experts of this ancient ritual, performed only to teenage girls, which uses traditional rhythms to teach women to pleasure their husbands, while lecturing against the dangers of sexual abuse and oppression.

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bless her life…

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37thstate:

Sudanese Model  Atong Arjok
Apr 16

37thstate:

Sudanese Model  Atong Arjok

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zeroing:

Julia Noni
Apr 16

zeroing:

Julia Noni

2030conversationsplatform:

So Vintage! 
Apr 16

2030conversationsplatform:

So Vintage! 

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Apr 16

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yesandnever:

<3Y&N. 
Apr 16

yesandnever:

<3

Y&N. 

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kulturkampf:

“Always passing, the stream of life, which in the stream of life we trace is clearer than them all.”
-James Joyce, “Ulysses”
Apr 16

kulturkampf:

“Always passing, the stream of life, which in the stream of life we trace is clearer than them all.”

-James Joyce, “Ulysses”

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