Alia Hatch is Here.
fluid, gifted, black.
actor, vocalist, techie, model, visual artist,
gemini,
west philly bred,
here.
grateful.

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Name:
Alia Hatch
Hometown:
Philly, PA
Website:
http://www.aliahatch.com

Alia Hatch is Here.

continentcreative:

South Sudanese model Tina J.

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Dascha Polanco attends the Rolando Santana Fashion Show at NYFW

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malcjax:

Richmond, VA

malcjax:

Richmond, VA

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joana Choumali

Hââbre, the last generation

1. Ms. Djeneba : ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”

2. Mrs. Sinou : “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

3.Mr. Konabé : “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”

4. Mr. Lawal : “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”

5. Mr. Salbre : “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation “

6. Ms. Martine : “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous. “ 

7. Mr. Guemi : “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it : to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”

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passaxpassa:

Ataui Deng by Julia Noni

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Ataui Deng by Julia Noni

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michaelrowephoto:

@oliveuche is rocking this #African print and gorgeous natural hair on day 3 of New York Fashion Week. #MBFW #NYFW #fashion (at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

michaelrowephoto:

@oliveuche is rocking this #African print and gorgeous natural hair on day 3 of New York Fashion Week. #MBFW #NYFW #fashion (at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

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houseoffiji:

A beautiful wedding took place in California late summer of this year, 2014 as loved ones and friends of Anasii Brenda Ranitu (Tongan Fijian) & Ratu Yavala Bevu (Fiji) witnessed Love and the fascinating tapa couture exclusively designed by the BRIDE’s Aunt and the Bride herself.. “Tapa & LOVE “

This is so beautiful. ;_;

WERRRRRK!

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nayyirahwaheed:

loves, in celebration of the first birthday of ‘salt.’, both ‘salt.’ and ‘nejma’ along with ‘bone’ by yrsa daley-ward will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD for kindle app/ kindle on wednesday, 10/1 - sunday, 10/5. make sure to mark your calendars :)))

nayyirahwaheed:

loves, in celebration of the first birthday of ‘salt.’, both ‘salt.’ and ‘nejma’ along with ‘bone’ by yrsa daley-ward will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD for kindle app/ kindle on wednesday, 10/1 - sunday, 10/5. make sure to mark your calendars :)))

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our tragedy begins humid.
in a humid classroom.
with a humid text book. breaking into us.
stealing us from ourselves.
one poem. at a time.

it begins with shakespeare.

the hot wash.
the cool acid. of
dead white men and women. people.

each one a storm.

crashing. into our young houses.
making us islands. easy isolations.
until we are so beleaguered and
swollen
with a definition of poetry that is white skin and
not us.
that we tuck our scalding. our soreness.
behind ourselves and
learn
poetry.
as trauma. as violence. as erasure.
another place we do not exist.
another form of exile
where we should praise. honor. our own starvation.

the little bits of langston. phyllis wheatley.
and
angelou during black history month. are the crumbs. are the minor boats.
that give us slight rest.

to be waterdrugged into rejecting the nuances of
my own bursting
extraordinary
self.
and to have
this
be
called
education.

to take my name out of my name.
out of where my native poetry lives. in me.
and
replace it with keats. browning. dickson. wolf. joyce. wilde. wolfe. plath. bronte. hemingway. hughes. byron. frost. cummings. kipling. poe. austen. whitman. blake. longfellow. wordsworth. duffy. twain. emerson. yeats. tennyson. auden. thoreau. chaucer. thomas. raliegh. marlowe. burns. shelley. carroll. elliot…

(what is the necessity of a black child being this high off of whiteness.)

and so. we are here. brown babies. worshipping. feeding. the glutton that is white literature. even after it dies.


(years later. the conclusion:


shakespeare is relative.

white literature is relative.

that we are force fed the meat of
an animal
that our bodies will not recognize. as inherent nutrition.
is not relative.
is inert.)

the hot wash, nayyirah waheed

from ‘nejma’

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