the hypnotic
check out: http://www.cjlo.com/onair/hypnotic for the show playlists =)
the hypnotic
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babylonfalling:

Grandmaster Flash by Joe Stevens, NME (1982)
Richard Grabel follows the tracks of New York’s hottest, hardest hit to the Disco Fever club in the heart of the Bronx, and brings back the message…
(here & here)
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yagazieemezi:

Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called,  Long Live the Dead Queen. The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work. 
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series.  In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”
yagazieemezi:

Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called,  Long Live the Dead Queen. The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work. 
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series.  In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”
yagazieemezi:

Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called,  Long Live the Dead Queen. The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work. 
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series.  In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”
yagazieemezi:

Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called,  Long Live the Dead Queen. The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work. 
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series.  In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”
yagazieemezi:

Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called,  Long Live the Dead Queen. The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work. 
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series.  In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”
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hiphopfightsback:

C.R.E.A.M.
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stockingsandstilton:

Ertha Kitt dances Dizzy Gillespie set at Newport Jazz Festival, 1954
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"I wonder how anyone could think I’m too dark, when my skin is a declaration of how much the sun is in love with me."
I.S. Jones. (via theblacksophisticate)
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Abby Ross take some old photographs from Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and sews into them.

Abby Ross take some old photographs from Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and sews into them.

Abby Ross take some old photographs from Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and sews into them.

Abby Ross take some old photographs from Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and sews into them.

Abby Ross take some old photographs from Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and sews into them.
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vintagemadeinbrazil:

Zezé Motta as Xica da Silva, 1976
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idleoceans:

Varadero, Cuba by Gedsman on Flickr.
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utspiro:

Havana Apartments by davе on Flickr.
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arjanderuijter:

Cuban History Museum Pavo - Havana, Cuba 

black in latin america ep2: cuba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygms7GCXIKY