blackfashion: Palesa Kgasane. 21. South Africa lifeoflafleur.tumblr.com // lifeof-lafleur.blogspot.com
fuckyeahtattoos: Original by Alphonse Mucha, done by Jonathan Love at EOD Tattoo, Denver. facebook.com/jonathan.lee.love instagram: @jonathanleelove jonathanlove.tumblr.com
Well damn. There’s Photoshop experts and then there’s this guy. Swedish photographer Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments.
askulloffoxes: fightingforanimals: The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food. The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute. Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries: “I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.” And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was: “[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’” Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right: “To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.” But Officer Thomas did have one request: “The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.” And guess what? The story gets even better. After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store. And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep. She started crying when he told her: “There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.” And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”. Source I N S T I N C T
thisiseverydayracism: mynaturalsistas: But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy… An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.” Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department. Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot. "John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters. #johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot This is what an apartheid looks like. SIGNAL BOOST
modeststreetfashion: Snapped this young lady who looks prepared to tackle the world in the streets of London, England. She came down from Birmingham. London, EnglandBy: Langston Hues Please tag & share! #modeststreetfashion #modestfashion
ATTENTION RAPPERS! SINGERS! POETS! ARTISTS!
(So I made a post the other day hinting at this and I decided to make it real.)
I’m offering my services in graphic design for a variety of cover art.
Albums/Mixtapes/Songs/Singles/Books(for the poets out there)
all of it.
Head to the link to see more samples and get more information
PLEASE boost this and let you artists friends know about this. pass on the link. something. I’d really appreciate it!
Some great plus size models in amazing photoshoots: Tess Munster, Chenese Lewis, Rayna Salcido Alvarez, Kelsey Olson, Jessica Jerome, Naomi Watanabe, Zoe Melissa Mae, Kailee O’Sullivan, Griselangel Paula, Kisura Nyoto, Lorna Litz, Ava Sfez, Jen Dickerson, Natalie Drue Hage
oh holy crap that’s me
how you doing
tedikuma: Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.
Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.
"Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”
Report and photos by Gloria Rubac