November 23, 2013
"I know you think you’re being transgressive and edgy and bad-in-the-cool-way when you are careless with the trauma of strangers, but you’re not. You are being conservative. You are a conservative comedian. You are moving your art form backwards, you are a bully (a bully who has likely experienced bullying himself, which is the worst kind), and you are propping up the status quo in the most boring way possible. If that’s what you want, at least have the grace to own it."

“Open Letter To White Male Comedians” is pretty much fire throughout but, as someone pretty openly fascinated with transgressive/abrasive art, this one is a degree off from being Mission-Statement-Altering. (via raptoravatar)

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November 7, 2013

masteradept:

bitteroreo:

nodamncreppnodamnspoopy:

note-a-bear:

Liberal white tumblr talking to the rest of white tumblr

It’s interesting the way they do race with these two characters. Because in this set she’s communicating to the audience “I’m not racist, not like this old bitch, I voted for a Black dude, TWICE” but in the beauty parlor scene she says some disgustingly racist things, particularly about voodoo, while actively asking for a favor (and her anaology of the hammer and nail that got totally shut down is a pretty obvious one) She’s a very racist woman, but she would never see it in herself because, hey she’s cool with Black folks in power and her bigotry isn’t as obvious or violent as Marie’s. It’s like two generations of American racism showing that we haven’t gotten better we’ve just gotten better at hiding it. 

YES THANK YOU FIONA IS JUST AS RACIST. SHE’S JUST BETTER AT HIDING IT.

Fiona is a modern racist, they just keep it out of plain sight.

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November 1, 2013
theafterv3rse:

afrofuturistaffair:

The AfroFuturist Affair Presents: DARK PHASE SPACE
 3rd Annual Charity & Costume Ball
 Please join us on November 9, 2013 as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual artists, performance artists,  and authors who present creations using Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency.
ADMISSION
$10 sliding scale donation includes refreshments gathered from the future. Advanced tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. The FB invite is here for up-to-date info on the event! Afrofuturist and Sci-fi Costumes are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!!
|DARK PHASE SPACE| Features:
{VISIONz by}
MythMedia 21
Invisible Universe Documentary (NY)
Tafi Brown (Chicago)
Kiara Mōnaé (NY)
Heidi Sincuba (London)
Delgreta Brown (CA)
Omi Urban Gypsy (Phila)
Nit Ra Sit (NY)
D1L0 DeMiLLe &The L.Park Project/Spylab 
Noni Red/Minkless Red Jewelry (Phila)
{SOUNDSCAPEz by}
DJ Mothershiester (DC)
MMGz (Phila)
The DaQuan  (Phila)
SWARM (Phila)
NorvisJr. (NY)
DJ John Morrison (Phila)
DJ Aura 360 (Phila)
Napoleon Dolomite and the Signfying Monks (Phila)
{WORD MAGIx by}
Kennedy Allen aka Storm Tribble (Phila)
Alex Smith (Phila)
Ms. Wise (Phila)
DjaDJa Medjay (NY)
{GRACIOUS SPONSORS | COMMUNITY PARTNERS}
MythMedia Studios
art + design studio dedicated to collaborative projects that employ art, myth, and media
ECBACC
East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
Black Tribbles
GTown Radio show for all things nerdy and scifi
Philadelphia Printworks
Screenprinting company promoting community awareness of art, culture, and social justice issues
Metropolarity.net
215 Spec Fic Collective
{SOCIAL MEDIA}
To stay in tune to DARK PHASE SPACE all of the pertinent portals are here:
Facebook Invite
EventBrite
The Futurist Fund Community Grant Guidelines
Tumblr
IndieGoGo campaign
Twitter
Instagram
 Photos from 2011/2012 Charity & Costume Balls by D1L0 DeMiLLe & The L.ParK ProJecT can be found here and here.

I’m reading/performing at this! More info to come!

theafterv3rse:

afrofuturistaffair:

The AfroFuturist Affair Presents: DARK PHASE SPACE

 3rd Annual Charity & Costume Ball

 Please join us on November 9, 2013 as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual artists, performance artists,  and authors who present creations using Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency.

ADMISSION

$10 sliding scale donation includes refreshments gathered from the future. Advanced tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. The FB invite is here for up-to-date info on the event! Afrofuturist and Sci-fi Costumes are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!!

|DARK PHASE SPACE| Features:

{VISIONz by}

MythMedia 21

Invisible Universe Documentary (NY)

Tafi Brown (Chicago)

Kiara Mōnaé (NY)

Heidi Sincuba (London)

Delgreta Brown (CA)

Omi Urban Gypsy (Phila)

Nit Ra Sit (NY)

D1L0 DeMiLLe &The L.Park Project/Spylab 

Noni Red/Minkless Red Jewelry (Phila)

{SOUNDSCAPEz by}

DJ Mothershiester (DC)

MMGz (Phila)

The DaQuan  (Phila)

SWARM (Phila)

NorvisJr. (NY)

DJ John Morrison (Phila)

DJ Aura 360 (Phila)

Napoleon Dolomite and the Signfying Monks (Phila)

{WORD MAGIx by}

Kennedy Allen aka Storm Tribble (Phila)

Alex Smith (Phila)

Ms. Wise (Phila)

DjaDJa Medjay (NY)

{GRACIOUS SPONSORS | COMMUNITY PARTNERS}

MythMedia Studios

art + design studio dedicated to collaborative projects that employ art, myth, and media

ECBACC

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Black Tribbles

GTown Radio show for all things nerdy and scifi

Philadelphia Printworks

Screenprinting company promoting community awareness of art, culture, and social justice issues

Metropolarity.net

215 Spec Fic Collective

{SOCIAL MEDIA}

To stay in tune to DARK PHASE SPACE all of the pertinent portals are here:

Facebook Invite

EventBrite

The Futurist Fund Community Grant Guidelines

Tumblr

IndieGoGo campaign

Twitter

Instagram

 Photos from 2011/2012 Charity & Costume Balls by D1L0 DeMiLLe & The L.ParK ProJecT can be found here and here.


I’m reading/performing at this! More info to come!

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November 1, 2013

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November 1, 2013
fyeahpocredcarpetfashion:

Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the premiere of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” at Pacific Design Center on October 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

fyeahpocredcarpetfashion:

Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the premiere of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” at Pacific Design Center on October 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

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October 31, 2013

blackwomenworldhistory:

Zora Neale Hurston on zombies

Mary Margaret McBride show interview with Zora Neale Hurston discussing Zombies. 1943.

Happy birthday, Ms. Hurston. (born January 7, 1891)

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October 31, 2013
vwcampervan-aldridge:

Memorial chapel, Eccleshall Cemetery, Staffordshire, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

vwcampervan-aldridge:

Memorial chapel, Eccleshall Cemetery, Staffordshire, England

All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

October 31, 2013

odditiesoflife:

Amazing Leaf Art

Spanish-born artist Lorenzo Duran creates intricately beautiful carvings of animals, landscapes and other amazing images by delicately carving leaves of different shapes and sizes. The idea of creating leaf art came to him when he witnessed a caterpillar eating a leaf. To prevent damaging the leaves while completing his pieces, Duran uses a surgical scalpel to shape the image and a dental pointed devise to remove the unwanted cut pieces. You can find more of his work on his website.

source 1, 2

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October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

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