The African American male is faced with a society that labels him before he is able to identify his own place within the diaspora. The common view is that Black America exists only in relation to White America; Black men exist only in relation to their white counterparts. This view, along with a “post-racial” multi-media brainwashing, leaves the Black man with little space to define himself. The Black man’s ever-evolving self-identification in America has been his longest battle. Slaves had to imagine themselves as Men in a world where they were told they were animals. Black men had to imagine themselves as citizens in a society that told them they didn’t deserve the same rights. Now we must imagine ourselves as Kings in the face of new Klans and as divine decedents of Gods in a mind of our own, that has been told that our physical reality is the only one that exists. 

Photographed and written by Jordan Shanks 

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What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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God bless. real talk. This is John Legend’s official account, and a real tweet.

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"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

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35 rhums (Claire Denis, 2008)

why did she marry that weak ass dude Noé tho?

should went with ruben 

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This made me feel better

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1970s Cinema Divas

Diana Ross/Cicely Tyson/Diahann Carroll/Pam Grier/ Rosalind Cash/Diana Sands/Teresa Graves/Vonetta McGee/Nichelle Nichols/Tamara Dobson/Paula Kelly/Lola Falana/Lonette McKee/Denise Nicholas/Abbey Lincoln/Judy Pace/Irene Cara/Brenda Sykes

Babes. All of them. Babes. UNF.

all these beautiful women

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