Black magic n brownstone steps

Jay. Midwest Transplant. MFA candidate. 23

Angel theme for Tumblr by Felice Fawn
20 / 8 / 14

shiftingself:

Kiese laymon how to slowly kill yourself and others in America

20 / 8 / 14

19 / 8 / 14

New year, new apartment, new succulent.

19 / 8 / 14

Kiese laymon how to slowly kill yourself and others in America

19 / 8 / 14

Apt decorating (some of my work, some other artists) … Hopefully I can get my hands on other artists work

18 / 8 / 14

The most important thing the system ever did for me was fail me

18 / 8 / 14
"I’ve been thinking too much. If the president isn’t willing to even say the words “black love” or “white supremacy” or “patriarchy,” he can be a black boy’s keeper, but he can’t be an honest lover of black boys. They’re trying to fix black boys on the cheap, without reckoning with white supremacy. You fix a “what.” You don’t fix a “whom.” What really needs fixing? It’s dishonest and violent to focus on black boys when black girls are catching hell from everything under the sun, and catching hell from black boys and black men. Don’t get me started. I get the restraints Obama is under. I get that his job is to lie to a nation of liars. But don’t bring black boys up on stage and lie to them in front of the world. In front of Bill O’Reilly? I hate when folks use us as props. And then they had the little brothers dressed in the same outfits. It was so shameful. I’m wondering, do you think the nation or our state has ever, or will ever, loudly and lovingly focus on the lives of black girls and black women?" - Hey Mama by Kiese Laymon - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics
16 / 8 / 14

16 / 8 / 14

jaysonscottmusson:

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

tears in my eyes

16 / 8 / 14

tytnetwork:

Remember #IfTheyGunnedMeDown? Twitter’s making another devastating point thanks to user @chiefelk starting the hashtag #SuspectedLooters

(via badbilliejean)

14 / 8 / 14

14 / 8 / 14
"We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of black people." - Point 7 of the Black Panther Party Platform and Ten-Point Program, October 1966 (via daughterofzami)

(via lafuerzanegroinspiration)

12 / 8 / 14

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Black bodies – whether they are trans or not – are assumed to be criminal”

12 / 8 / 14

shiftingself:

For my brothers, 2012

(Canvas, thread, screenprint) ( Paper, and ink)

(Source: jkatelansky.com)

12 / 8 / 14

shiftingself:

Things I’ve been working on…screen printing fabric for my phantom negro weapon series in loving memory of those taken too soon for no reason other than being black. This print features Amadou Diallo, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant and Rekia Boyd. The text reads “Black Bodies Matter”

because we do.