Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.

tashabilities:

piggyazalea:

sharkeisha:

a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post 

in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video

the amount of notes on this post

The shit that really gets me about this is the ‘mexican accents’ one. 

Bitch, YOU a immigrant and YOU got a damn accent!

But I forgot, her accent—that she don’t even use, cause she too busy mimicking Black women from ATL—is ‘white’, so it’s not ‘foreign’.


yagazieemezi:

Diego Ravier: Theater of Life

There is a village tucked away in Mokolo, Cameroon whose residents have all been affected by leprosy. The biblical disease was marked as extremely contagious and for hundreds of years, had societies force lepers to leave their homes and go live on the outskirts of the city. With the advancements in medicine and technology, the face of leprosy has changed. Today the disease is curable and an early diagnosis is very important to prevent devastating effects which could be the loss of digits and rotting limbs. By increasing the effectiveness of multi-drug therapy, the WHO strategic plan is to achieve the goal of less than 1 case per 10.000 population. Presently, the plan to eradicate leprosy is not yet readily available.

Photographer Diego Ravier visited the inhabitants of the village and named his photographs from the trip, Theatre of Life having been moved by their lively and cheerful personalities. One cannot help but be drawn to the eyes and smile of each individual, revealing a soft joy that only they know. Through this series of pictures, Ravier shares with us the emotions of simply regular people who have been forced to carry an identity undeserving, but clearly go about living their lives to the fullest capacity.

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