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I care deeply about civil rights and music.

howtobeterrell:

To The Highest Bidder, pre-Civil War scene depicting mother and daughter about to be separated in a slave auction.
African-American artist Harry Herman Roseland, 1867-1950

howtobeterrell:

To The Highest Bidder, pre-Civil War scene depicting mother and daughter about to be separated in a slave auction.

African-American artist Harry Herman Roseland, 1867-1950

howtobeterrell:

From the collection, The Atlantic Slave Trade and Life in the Americas
James S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr.
(c) 2006 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia

howtobeterrell:

From the collection, The Atlantic Slave Trade and Life in the Americas

James S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr.

(c) 2006 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia

nyandorito:

Dimebag Darrell

70sbestblackalbums:

CurtisMayfieldBlacKMusicLEGEND
Back To The World/Superfly/There’s No Place Like America Today/Roots/Sweet Exorcist/Something To Believe In/Sparkle/Future Shock/Kung Fu/Get Down/Move On Up/Freddie’s Dead/Tripping Out

70sbestblackalbums:

CurtisMayfieldBlacKMusicLEGEND

Back To The World/Superfly/There’s No Place Like America Today/Roots/Sweet Exorcist/Something To Believe In/Sparkle/Future Shock/Kung Fu/Get Down/Move On Up/Freddie’s Dead/Tripping Out

When I see people manifesting sexual ambiguity or scarifying themselves, or showing a lot of flesh, or dancing to syncopated music, or getting loaded I applaud all of this because it is an impulse to return to what is felt by the body, what is authentic, what is archaic. And when you tease apart these archaic impulses at the very centre of them is the desire to return to a world of magical empowerment of feeling, and at the very centre of that impulse is the shaman…stoned, intoxicated on plants, speaking with the spirit helpers, dancing in the moonlight. Vivifying and evoking a world of conscious living mystery. That’s what the world is. The world is not an unsolved problem for scientists and sociologists. The world is a living mystery…our birth, our death, out being in the moment…these are mysteries, they are doorways opening up to unimaginable vistas of self-exploration, empowerment and hope for the human enterprise, and our culture has killed that. It has taken it away from us and made us consumers of shoddy products and shoddier ideals. We have to get away from that and the way to do that is by a return to the authentic experience of the body, and that means sexually empowering ourselves, getting loaded, exploring the mind as a tool for personal and social transformation. The hour is late. The clock is ticking. We are the inheritors of millions of years of successfully lived lives and adaptations to changing conditions in the natural world. Now the challenge passes to us, the living, that the yet to be born may have a place to put their feet and a sky to walk under. And that is what the psychedelic experience is about…empowering and building a future that honours the past, honours the planet and honours the power of human imagination. There is nothing as powerful and as capable of transforming itself and the planet as the human imagination…the tools are there, the path is known, you simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the program!

Terence Mckenna

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90shiphopraprnb:

Ice-T and Ice Cube

stormtrooperfashion:

Adriana Lima in “Factory Girl” by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Brazil, September 2014

yoiness:

"The Four Temperaments" choreographed by George Balanchine.

Adam Luders and Former New York City Ballet dancer, Susan Freedman

photographer Paul Kolnik

helmutnewtonphoto:

1989 American Playboy, Beverley Hills, California.