skin, bones, flesh, blood, and energy.


anextrapeace:

Sembene McFarland“Black / African American” © Noelle Théard for (1)ne Drop
This is part of that (1)ne Drop photo documentary (the video about it is on my blog). Definitely one of the most powerful images in the group. (And this is obvious evidence of why I was so intrigued…)
This is a quote from the girl in the picture that they share on the website:

“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first.  A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’ 
-Sembene McFarland
© 2012 Black Fiya Works

anextrapeace:

Sembene McFarland
Black / African American 
© Noelle Théard for (1)ne Drop

This is part of that (1)ne Drop photo documentary (the video about it is on my blog). Definitely one of the most powerful images in the group. (And this is obvious evidence of why I was so intrigued…)

This is a quote from the girl in the picture that they share on the website:

“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first.  A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’ 

-Sembene McFarland

© 2012 Black Fiya Works

animalcell:

recalled pencils from a 90’s anti drug campaign

animalcell:

recalled pencils from a 90’s anti drug campaign

dreamingofballet:

atapdance:

somaymalou:

Vaganova students

Total cuties

They’re so perfect too :ooo

dreamingofballet:

atapdance:

somaymalou:

Vaganova students

Total cuties

They’re so perfect too :ooo

psychedelicsoulscream:

Why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? Isn’t 2 people holding hands more significant that 1 man? It makes me think were they friends or lovers? Or strangers that was too scared to jump alone? It shows people need a help in hand even in there final moments.
-UNKNOWN

psychedelicsoulscream:

Why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? Isn’t 2 people holding hands more significant that 1 man? It makes me think were they friends or lovers? Or strangers that was too scared to jump alone? It shows people need a help in hand even in there final moments.

-UNKNOWN

When you see millionaires jumping to their deaths, you begin to see what’s really important in life: Time.
—My economy teacher, who personally witnessed the events of 9/11 on that day (via pandafreak32)