1. (Source: beharie-nyongo)


  2. A Love Supreme, Alice Coltrane


  3. (Source: photomusik, via dapperjones)



  5. It’s a verb

    verb- a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence

    I was talking to a friend and that person said they’d never been in love. It got me thinking about what love feels like and what it means. Let’s start with the basics. Love is a verb. A verb is an action word. Therefore, love is demonstrated through action and not words. 

    For me it feels like wanting to move heaven and earth for the happiness for the one you love. It feels like your resting thoughts daydreaming about the complete wellbeing of the one you love. Then actively working towards their happiness. Love means happily sacrificing what you have for the one you love. Love means living outside of your comfort zone. Love is giving and giving and giving and not wanting anything in return.

    The conversation, curiously enough, gave me an abundance of hope. It reaffirmed that all of the love inside of me has a home waiting for me. 

    A date on Sunday. Dating chronicles are back. Stay tuned…


  6. sam-cadet:

    Muhammad Ali with that flurry…

    (via wwwbeautifullensecom)




  9. vmagazine:

    Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

    Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

    As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

    ©jamel shabazz.all rights reserved

    (via fashionsambapita)


  10. dynamicafrica:

    "Coiffeuse Sénegalaise" Dakar. Vintage postcard; post stamped 1918.

    (via fashionsambapita)



  12. Amen

    (Source: spiritualinspiration)


  13. leadwhitetumbling:

    Flurry| Oil on Panel | 24″ x 18″
    work in progress


  14. Awake

    "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways." Prov 4:23-26

    Sometimes you need a searing-hot bone-cracking knife in the back to wake the fuck up and snap out of a fog. I’m definitely awake now and the fog is lifted. Forward. Keeping my heart clean. Still shining.


  15. Signing Off