SUN RA arkestra
Cafe Oto, London 2014
by Mike  Coelho

Orisha Obatala, King of White Cloth, Owner of all Heads



Decided to take a video while flying this morning.
Best. Idea. Ever.

"I was on the cover of Time magazine in June, and that same month, four trans women of color were murdered in the United States. So just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn’t mean the lives of trans people aren’t in peril every day.” - Laverne Cox

Aquamarine - Erongo Mountain, Usakos & Omaruru Districts, Namibia
This cluster of bicolored beryl crystals shows clear aquamarine at the bases with a translucent pistachio green within the frosty upper halves.
Critics generally don’t associate Black people with ideas. They see marginal people; they see just another story about Black folks. They regard the whole thing as sociologically interesting perhaps, but very parochial. There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are Black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die.
— Toni Morrison (via blackcontemporaryart)

(via activistaabsentee)