asylum-art:

A Huge Collection of Embroidered silk  Spheres by  92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. NanaAkua’s flickr

 

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s, via asylum-art)

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stonedfaceman:

CD ART: Jim Morrison,  Freddy Mercury, James Brown, Bob Marley,Jimi Hendrix

Damn, this is cool

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versacefag:

"I’m straight"

image

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thepoetspace:

trill-hippy:

It’s my baby’s 18th todayyy so reblog -chill-vibrations.tumblr.com

This is beautiful, friend.

Happy b(EARTH)day to your misses.

(via notmarzipan)

frantzfandom:


BLACK SUPER VILLAIN: the MIXTAPE - a soundtrack for scheming, hustling, evading the authorities, destroying your enemies and enjoying your ill-gotten spoils. 
brought to you by frantzfandom

Because sometimes spotify doesn’t cut it when you’re tryna take over the world, Pinky.
What follows is a list of tracks from rappers (with a few surprises thrown in) of African-American or Afro-descent, comprising what I feel to be a compelling narrative of a rise to power, violence, vanity, greed, regret, decadence, love, loss, betrayal and ultimately survival. 
TRACKLIST
[INTRO] street fighter//frank ocean
American Ironman//Jay-Z & Ghostface Killah
Put You On Game//Lupe Fiasco
Pusherman//Curtis Mayfield
Hustlin//Rick Ross Port of Miami
Drug Flow//Currensy
Thug Waffle//Flatbush Zombies
Kilo (ft. Raekwon)//Ghostface Killah
Bbc//JAY Z
Big Spender [ft. Theophilus London]//ASAP
Ooh Wee [feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, & Trife]//Mark Ronson
Who Gon Stop Me//JAY Z & Kanye West
Shine Blockas [Remix ft. Gucci Mane, Bun B & Project Pat]//Big Boi 
Run [ft. Jadakiss]//Ghostface Killah 
Part II (On the Run) [ft. Beyoncé]//JAY Z 
Regulate [ft. Nate Dogg]//Warren G. 
Money Trees [ft. Jay Rock]//Kendrick Lamar 
Heat//50 Cent 
Thug Luv [ft. 2pac]//Bone Thug N Harmony 
Soul Survivor [ft. Akon]//Young Jeezy
Still Tippin’ It [ft. Slim Thug & Mike Jones]//Santigold
I Dont Like//Chief Keef
Obnoxious//Immortal Technique
Suk My Dick//Dizzee Rascal
Many Men (Wish Death)//50 Cent
Me Against the World [ft. Dramacydal]//2pac
Bring Your Whole Crew//DMX
Protect Ya Neck//Wu-Tang Clan
Kill Em All//Twista
Murda Murda [ft. Cam’Ron]//Juelz Santana
Fatal//RZA
We G’s //Kool G. Rap & Prinz
Gone Til November//Wyclef Jean 
Snitch [ft. Akon]//Obie Trice 
[INTERLUDE] You’re A Prisoner//Death
Black Skinhead//Kanye West 
Troublesome 96’//2Pac 
ABC’s [ft. Chubb Rock]//K’naan 
Doing Dumb Shit//Ice Cube
Little Weapon [ft. Bishop G & Nikki Jean]//Lupe Fiasco
9mm //Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Me And My Girlfriend//2pac
Boss Ass Bitch//PTAF
Street Bullies [ft. Sheek Louch, Wiggs & Sun God]//Ghostface Killah
Cowboys//Fugees 
Gimme The Loot //The Notorious B.I.G.
Fuck Tha Police//N.W.A.
Sang Fézi//Wyclef Jean
Pork and Beef//The Coup
03’ Bonnie & Clyde [ft. Beyonce]//JAY Z
Runaway [ft. Pusha T]//Kanye West
Hate Me Now//Nas
Misunderstood//Common
MRAZ//Flatbush Zombies
Bizzle Bizzle//Lethal Bizzle
I Can’t Wait//Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Monster [ft. JAY Z, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj]//Kanye West
[SECOND INTERLUDE] Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)//Lupe Fiasco
My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me//Geto Boys
Shook Ones Pt. II//Mobb Deep
Drunk by Myself//Nas
Treason [ft. Akir]//Immortal Technique 
The One [ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius])//G.O.O.D. Music 
I Can’t Make It Home//Devin the Dude 
Back In The Day //Ahmad
Damn it Feels Good To Be a Gangsta//Geto Boys
[OUTRO][The Grave Prelude]//Mobb Deep 

Listen to the mixtape here and if enough people express interest I’ll upload all of the tracks.
If you feel like this is desperately missing certain songs, I deplore you to keep that shit to yourself and go make your own mix. 
Also, lemme give a special shout out to magnacarterholygrail and curvellas for inspiring this compilation. 

frantzfandom:

BLACK SUPER VILLAIN: the MIXTAPE - a soundtrack for scheming, hustling, evading the authorities, destroying your enemies and enjoying your ill-gotten spoils. 

brought to you by frantzfandom

Because sometimes spotify doesn’t cut it when you’re tryna take over the world, Pinky.

What follows is a list of tracks from rappers (with a few surprises thrown in) of African-American or Afro-descent, comprising what I feel to be a compelling narrative of a rise to power, violence, vanity, greed, regret, decadence, love, loss, betrayal and ultimately survival. 

TRACKLIST

  1. [INTRO] street fighter//frank ocean
  2. American Ironman//Jay-Z & Ghostface Killah
  3. Put You On Game//Lupe Fiasco
  4. Pusherman//Curtis Mayfield
  5. Hustlin//Rick Ross Port of Miami
  6. Drug Flow//Currensy
  7. Thug Waffle//Flatbush Zombies
  8. Kilo (ft. Raekwon)//Ghostface Killah
  9. Bbc//JAY Z
  10. Big Spender [ft. Theophilus London]//ASAP
  11. Ooh Wee [feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, & Trife]//Mark Ronson
  12. Who Gon Stop Me//JAY Z & Kanye West
  13. Shine Blockas [Remix ft. Gucci Mane, Bun B & Project Pat]//Big Boi 
  14. Run [ft. Jadakiss]//Ghostface Killah 
  15. Part II (On the Run) [ft. Beyoncé]//JAY Z 
  16. Regulate [ft. Nate Dogg]//Warren G. 
  17. Money Trees [ft. Jay Rock]//Kendrick Lamar 
  18. Heat//50 Cent 
  19. Thug Luv [ft. 2pac]//Bone Thug N Harmony 
  20. Soul Survivor [ft. Akon]//Young Jeezy
  21. Still Tippin’ It [ft. Slim Thug & Mike Jones]//Santigold
  22. I Dont Like//Chief Keef
  23. Obnoxious//Immortal Technique
  24. Suk My Dick//Dizzee Rascal
  25. Many Men (Wish Death)//50 Cent
  26. Me Against the World [ft. Dramacydal]//2pac
  27. Bring Your Whole Crew//DMX
  28. Protect Ya Neck//Wu-Tang Clan
  29. Kill Em All//Twista
  30. Murda Murda [ft. Cam’Ron]//Juelz Santana
  31. Fatal//RZA
  32. We G’s //Kool G. Rap & Prinz
  33. Gone Til November//Wyclef Jean 
  34. Snitch [ft. Akon]//Obie Trice 
  35. [INTERLUDE] You’re A Prisoner//Death
  36. Black Skinhead//Kanye West 
  37. Troublesome 96’//2Pac 
  38. ABC’s [ft. Chubb Rock]//K’naan 
  39. Doing Dumb Shit//Ice Cube
  40. Little Weapon [ft. Bishop G & Nikki Jean]//Lupe Fiasco
  41. 9mm //Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  42. Me And My Girlfriend//2pac
  43. Boss Ass Bitch//PTAF
  44. Street Bullies [ft. Sheek Louch, Wiggs & Sun God]//Ghostface Killah
  45. Cowboys//Fugees 
  46. Gimme The Loot //The Notorious B.I.G.
  47. Fuck Tha Police//N.W.A.
  48. Sang Fézi//Wyclef Jean
  49. Pork and Beef//The Coup
  50. 03’ Bonnie & Clyde [ft. Beyonce]//JAY Z
  51. Runaway [ft. Pusha T]//Kanye West
  52. Hate Me Now//Nas
  53. Misunderstood//Common
  54. MRAZ//Flatbush Zombies
  55. Bizzle Bizzle//Lethal Bizzle
  56. I Can’t Wait//Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  57. Monster [ft. JAY Z, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj]//Kanye West
  58. [SECOND INTERLUDE] Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)//Lupe Fiasco
  59. My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me//Geto Boys
  60. Shook Ones Pt. II//Mobb Deep
  61. Drunk by Myself//Nas
  62. Treason [ft. Akir]//Immortal Technique 
  63. The One [ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius])//G.O.O.D. Music 
  64. I Can’t Make It Home//Devin the Dude 
  65. Back In The Day //Ahmad
  66. Damn it Feels Good To Be a Gangsta//Geto Boys
  67. [OUTRO][The Grave Prelude]//Mobb Deep 

Listen to the mixtape here and if enough people express interest I’ll upload all of the tracks.

If you feel like this is desperately missing certain songs, I deplore you to keep that shit to yourself and go make your own mix. 

Also, lemme give a special shout out to magnacarterholygrail and curvellas for inspiring this compilation. 

(via notmarzipan)

gallifreyglo:

owning-my-truth:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sayofthelivinganything:

blackhiiipstress:

muzungus:

thugger-thugger:

theacebooncoon:

niafarai:

thetrillestqueen:

obesityrehab:

why touch her hair though? Dammit…

Reason number 45-60754280865’11B I won’t go on a mission trip.

I am soooo done

Mission trips make me sick

ugh


This baby girl is being treated like a tourist attraction or a wild animal and I am not here for this. This picture says so much about the owner of that white hand.

This photo makes me feel so uncomfortable

this photo makes me fucking angry.and a mission trip? .. yeah, aka colonialism.

Get OUT of our countries with this fucking bullshit, honestly. Missionaries are already fucking so much up in African countries. As a gay Nigerian I LIVE the repercussions of this daily. I’ve been exorcised, had bibles thrown at me, been sent to priests for a “cure”, been given spiritual baths which burn my skin to “wash the devil out of me” you name it. Done by my own family and people at the behest of “our Lord and Savior”. It’s traumatic, and especially hurtful when we understand that general acceptance of same sex love and eroticism and more nuanced, varied understandings of gender were the norm PRIOR to colonization and missionary activity.

And then we have pictures like this to remind us of the OTHER bullshit these missionary fuckers do. They roll up in our countries as “white saviors” and are constantly doing racist bullshit like this. Objectifying us, casting us as “primitive” and in need of being saved from ourselves and our “heathen” ways. Let’s not even start on the rampant sexual abuses priests committed against Africans across the continent. The ways in which they destroyed and suppressed our cultures. Made us hate ourselves to the point that today we call our own grandfathers and grandmothers with traditional beliefs “despicable heathens” and Satanists. Where they have so warped our cultures, identities and understanding of self, to fit THEIR white colonial mold.

We forget that missionaries came as colonizers first and foremost, and in many cases caused far more egregious and long lasting damage than the colonial administrators themselves. And they are still doing it today. Look at the rise of Christian fundamentalism in Africa in the last 30 years and you will see a direct correlation with a rise in hate and animus against same sex loving and trans people in many African countries. Watch the movie “God Loves Uganda” if you don’t believe me: the legacy and impact of missionaries on Africa is DAMNING and is getting WORSE, especially for those of us who identify as LGBTQ.

It makes me sick. This picture makes me sick. Missionaries make me sick. What they have done to our cultures and communities and traditions makes me sick. Their racism cloaked with a smile and their “good Book” makes me sick. The fact that they think that they’re “doing good” while they’re just reproducing white supremacist patriarchal colonial structures of control, domination and subjugation makes me sick. They don’t see us as full people, but as spectacles for their white gaze, as this picture makes so bitingly clear, and they don’t give a damn as long as they make their God “happy”

You have caused so much pain in my life and that of many of my friends. It hurts.

GET THE FUCK OUT OF AFRICA (or wherever this pic was taken) AND LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!!!!

And a big fuck you to all of the people doing mission “service trips” to ~*aFRicA*~ too. 
 
I’m utterly and completely done.

As a daughter of black missionaries who have taken predominantly white people with them on short term missions to black and brown countries, I can attest that these people are often poorly trained with little to offer except demonstrations of their supposed superiority (as Christians, as white people and as westerners).
It gives them a huge white savior high and then they come back taking abut how the trip changed their lives (nothing much about the people they were going to “help” because you can’t do anything in a week).
Mind you, these are the same Fox News watching republicans who don’t want a penny of “their money” going to healthcare or WIC or homelessness or schools. But these foreign brown and black people are somehow better, more noble and more worthy of their attention than the starving and impoverished people whose gaze they avoid and plight they ignore in their own countries. Not so scary and argumentative and more appreciative. [huge eye roll]

gallifreyglo:

owning-my-truth:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sayofthelivinganything:

blackhiiipstress:

muzungus:

thugger-thugger:

theacebooncoon:

niafarai:

thetrillestqueen:

obesityrehab:

why touch her hair though? Dammit…

Reason number 45-60754280865’11B I won’t go on a mission trip.

I am soooo done

Mission trips make me sick

ugh

This baby girl is being treated like a tourist attraction or a wild animal and I am not here for this. This picture says so much about the owner of that white hand.

This photo makes me feel so uncomfortable

this photo makes me fucking angry.

and a mission trip? .. yeah, aka colonialism.

Get OUT of our countries with this fucking bullshit, honestly. Missionaries are already fucking so much up in African countries. As a gay Nigerian I LIVE the repercussions of this daily. I’ve been exorcised, had bibles thrown at me, been sent to priests for a “cure”, been given spiritual baths which burn my skin to “wash the devil out of me” you name it. Done by my own family and people at the behest of “our Lord and Savior”. It’s traumatic, and especially hurtful when we understand that general acceptance of same sex love and eroticism and more nuanced, varied understandings of gender were the norm PRIOR to colonization and missionary activity.

And then we have pictures like this to remind us of the OTHER bullshit these missionary fuckers do. They roll up in our countries as “white saviors” and are constantly doing racist bullshit like this. Objectifying us, casting us as “primitive” and in need of being saved from ourselves and our “heathen” ways. Let’s not even start on the rampant sexual abuses priests committed against Africans across the continent. The ways in which they destroyed and suppressed our cultures. Made us hate ourselves to the point that today we call our own grandfathers and grandmothers with traditional beliefs “despicable heathens” and Satanists. Where they have so warped our cultures, identities and understanding of self, to fit THEIR white colonial mold.

We forget that missionaries came as colonizers first and foremost, and in many cases caused far more egregious and long lasting damage than the colonial administrators themselves. And they are still doing it today. Look at the rise of Christian fundamentalism in Africa in the last 30 years and you will see a direct correlation with a rise in hate and animus against same sex loving and trans people in many African countries. Watch the movie “God Loves Uganda” if you don’t believe me: the legacy and impact of missionaries on Africa is DAMNING and is getting WORSE, especially for those of us who identify as LGBTQ.

It makes me sick. This picture makes me sick. Missionaries make me sick. What they have done to our cultures and communities and traditions makes me sick. Their racism cloaked with a smile and their “good Book” makes me sick. The fact that they think that they’re “doing good” while they’re just reproducing white supremacist patriarchal colonial structures of control, domination and subjugation makes me sick. They don’t see us as full people, but as spectacles for their white gaze, as this picture makes so bitingly clear, and they don’t give a damn as long as they make their God “happy”

You have caused so much pain in my life and that of many of my friends. It hurts.

GET THE FUCK OUT OF AFRICA (or wherever this pic was taken) AND LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!!!!

And a big fuck you to all of the people doing mission “service trips” to ~*aFRicA*~ too. 

 

I’m utterly and completely done.

As a daughter of black missionaries who have taken predominantly white people with them on short term missions to black and brown countries, I can attest that these people are often poorly trained with little to offer except demonstrations of their supposed superiority (as Christians, as white people and as westerners).

It gives them a huge white savior high and then they come back taking abut how the trip changed their lives (nothing much about the people they were going to “help” because you can’t do anything in a week).

Mind you, these are the same Fox News watching republicans who don’t want a penny of “their money” going to healthcare or WIC or homelessness or schools. But these foreign brown and black people are somehow better, more noble and more worthy of their attention than the starving and impoverished people whose gaze they avoid and plight they ignore in their own countries. Not so scary and argumentative and more appreciative. [huge eye roll]

(Source: and--lo, via blackgirlsrpretty2)

"The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready."

— Helen Mirren. (via neuers)

(Source: omybestbeloved, via perfumedegardeniass)

jonathanjo:

The 26 Pokeballs that you should know

(via gadaboutgreen)

blackhistoryeveryday:

I’m fascinated by Black communists. Here are some people we’ve profiled who identified with various forms of communism in their lives. Don’t they all look so friendly? They’re revolutionaries just the same!

Harry Haywood

Clarence Jones

Claudia Jones

Patrice Lumumba

Claude McKay

Paul Robeson

Jack O’Dell

Angela Davis

Hopefully the links work this time!

(via sexgenderbody)

global-fashions:

Brenda Song- Glamoholic US March 2014

myuncreativeurl:

Why did I just watch this like 20 times lol

(Source: tiaandtameramowry-two, via better-than-kanye-bitchh)