April style on the streets of Toronto: Huda →
I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much...– Audre Lorde
I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post about the... →
RE: "Knowles no role model for young women"
I responded to a letter with a letter regarding Beyonce, Solange and her most recent cover on NOW Magazine: The initial complaint: Knowles no role model for young women That’s quite a cover photo of Solange Knowles last week – a young black female performer looking provocatively into the camera while sitting on a stack of mattresses (NOW, February 21-27). The Knowles sisters have always been...
What I Did For Sixteen Hours (instead of...
in no chronological order: exfoliated my face, twice caught up on the most recent episode of ‘Girls’ caught up on the most recent episode of KKTM caught up on the most recent episode of Scandal decided to add Chef Roble’s show to my list of shows to catch up on by starting from season one cleaned my desk ate, followed by construction of a new diet in my head looked...
How Informed Are Canadians about Black History?
ca. 1965, cyclists by Africville, NS By: Huda Hassan Published here, last year. Marie-Joseph Angelique, Oliver Le Jeune, Michaelle Jean - how recognizable are these names to the majority of our citizens and how well informed are Canadians about the history of blacks in Canada? Every year that black history month rolls around, our country seems to fall into national amnesia about the complete...
genius child by langston hughes
This is a song for the genius child. Sing it softly, for the song is wild. Sing it softly as ever you can - Lest the song get out of hand. Nobody loves a genius child. Can you love an eagle, Tame or wild? Can you love an eagle, Wild or tame? Can you love a monster Of frightening name? Nobody loves a genius child. Kill him - and let his soul run wild.
I think all theories are suspect, that the finest principles may have to be...– – James Baldwin, from Notes of a Native Son
Milca playing with my camera at @iankamau’s house before dinner.
can we all collaboratively swoon together? →
koridah asked: Hazzah! A Somali Torontonian. swoon~
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all...– Audre Lorde
A / LAKE / A / LANE / A / LINE / A / LONE
shining the spotlight on new strengths diminishes the darkness that previously obscured them
MY WKND'S LOOKING SO FUN
Anonymous asked: Lately I've been hearing about Somaliland from my Somali friends and theres just alot of tension whenever its mentioned. Can I ask, what is the whole Somalia-Somaliland situation and why is it such a taboo? Also, what's your opinion? Thanks:)
my little brother plays for The Somali National... →
alt lit criticizing alt lit →
“Lupe is that dude that took one political science class with some radical professor in community college and now all of a sudden feels inclined to tell everyone how they’re living wrong, all while looking like a dark Otto Rocket.” - a tumblr text post via Fat Was and Fan Boys
THE LIP SPANGLED-BANNER
kristin dubious is the new keri hilson
‘i aint sayin shes a gold digger but the depiction of women as avaristic sociopaths creates intra-class division to sublimate alienation’
Words are things.
“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to...
"hipster" trends of 2012
frida kahlo the niqab “black consciousness” naturalism online personalities instagram + twitter shredded clothing the american flag the cross rihanna crew necks a$ap rocky the 90s symmetrical jewellery that looks like it was made in a basement but cost you an arm and a leg. side boob no boobs (again) “ratchet” “basic bitch” andre...
1990'S; THE DECADE OF SLOW JAMS. →