aloha forever

stay wild my friends. we weren’t made for captivity.

yumnaaa:

In November 2013, I was commissioned by an editor at Brownbook Magazine to photograph a travel piece throughout Yemen for their “Great Outdoors” issue.

Now, in the past, I’ve heard nothing but horror stories about working with Brownbook. Everything from the “Boycott Brownbook" Facebook…

spring sprung

i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 
gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤

i didnt go to harvard, but the concept is so real. 

gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.

Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 

I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. 

(via bittersweaty)

new york city. 

Gillian Harrison and I are proud to announce:
Wild Tropics Club : MIAMI (2013)
Wild Tropics Club presents Miami, a zine reflecting the experiences and memories made while Wild Tropics Club traveled down to Miami for Art Basel. Each book features 10 full color pages from Art Basel Weekend, December 6-9 2013.  Edition of 20. Please Click Here to Purchase. Gillian Harrison and I are proud to announce:
Wild Tropics Club : MIAMI (2013)
Wild Tropics Club presents Miami, a zine reflecting the experiences and memories made while Wild Tropics Club traveled down to Miami for Art Basel. Each book features 10 full color pages from Art Basel Weekend, December 6-9 2013.  Edition of 20. Please Click Here to Purchase. Gillian Harrison and I are proud to announce:
Wild Tropics Club : MIAMI (2013)
Wild Tropics Club presents Miami, a zine reflecting the experiences and memories made while Wild Tropics Club traveled down to Miami for Art Basel. Each book features 10 full color pages from Art Basel Weekend, December 6-9 2013.  Edition of 20. Please Click Here to Purchase. Gillian Harrison and I are proud to announce:
Wild Tropics Club : MIAMI (2013)
Wild Tropics Club presents Miami, a zine reflecting the experiences and memories made while Wild Tropics Club traveled down to Miami for Art Basel. Each book features 10 full color pages from Art Basel Weekend, December 6-9 2013.  Edition of 20. Please Click Here to Purchase.

Gillian Harrison and I are proud to announce:

Wild Tropics Club : MIAMI (2013)

Wild Tropics Club presents Miami, a zine reflecting the experiences and memories made while Wild Tropics Club traveled down to Miami for Art Basel. 

Each book features 10 full color pages from Art Basel Weekend, December 6-9 2013.  

Edition of 20. Please Click Here to Purchase.

"Dreams of living life like rappers do, Bump that new E-40 at the school, You know big ballin with my homies" -Kendrick Lamar, "Money Trees"

A clever reversal of the Newtonian aphorism “what goes up must come down” — I say aphorism because what about age and blood pressure in obese people? Can also be interpreted as a positivist message about hard work being rewarded — if you want to “get down” at a West Coast party first you have to get up in the morning and put in a long day in your Chevy hittin’ switches”

Coolio, Sumpin New, 1996

"It seems we living the american dream, But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem, The prettiest people do the ugliest things, For the road to riches and diamond rings, We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us, we trying to buy back our 40 acres.."

-Kanye West, All Falls Down

defjamblr:

A moment from the golden era of hip-hop to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth. #DefJam30

(via adebisistate-of-mind)