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    lmao. i know this struggle.

    lmao. i know this struggle.

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    Kehinde Wiley

    As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

    By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men. (via)
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    Am I my brothers keeper? Inspired by Essex Hemphill


    I’m afraid for us black gay men
    The only time we see each other
    Is in the darkened night of a club
    Or the bright white of a clinic

    Is there no space for us to talk
    To search for our brave history
    To be goofy
    To laugh
    To cry

    Are we more than these parts and snappy one liners?

    Can we share in the bounty of our thoughts?
    Can we be our fathers dreams?

    I fear for us
    I fear for me

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Tongues Untied, 1989 (dir. Marlon T. Riggs)


    Tongues Untied, 1989 (dir. Marlon T. Riggs)

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    One my all-time favorite Xtina looks.

    Flawless. Fearless. Fabulous.

    (Source: harder-t0-breathe)

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    (Source: mtvstyle)

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