behardfreebop:

Happy Born Day to Johnny Hodges.

behardfreebop:

Happy Born Day to Johnny Hodges.

(via buttondownmoda)

Do The Right Thing 25th Anniversary Block Party

In the land of Bed Sty….

(photos by Henry Adebonojo)

Do The Right Thing 25th Anniversary Block Party

In the land of Bed Sty….

(photos by Henry Adebonojo)

Dumbo Blues…

Dumbo Blues…

moviesinframes:

Dick Tracy, 1990 (dir. Warren Beatty)
By Fuoritempo

moviesinframes:

Dick Tracy, 1990 (dir. Warren Beatty)

By Fuoritempo

moviesinframes:

9½ Weeks, 1986 (dir. Adrian Lyne)
By SolidAir

moviesinframes:

9½ Weeks, 1986 (dir. Adrian Lyne)

By SolidAir

moviesinframes:

Alien, 1979 (dir. Ridley Scott)
By deorama

moviesinframes:

Alien, 1979 (dir. Ridley Scott)

By deorama

Ron Carter

Dumbo Sunset

Dumbo Sunset

Lobby, Santa Monica

Lobby, Santa Monica

auradacity-of:

Life in front of the canvas ~ I've been a very busy body (continual pose 6+hours daily for the last 3 weeks)
 Aura painted by Jason Fondren 
Seriously, This was a bit of an emotional moment seeing it from beginning to end.  I look JUST like my birth Mom in this particular painting.  The more I look at it the more I feel her presence.  It’s amazing.  
The finished product is to LIVE for and photos really do not do it any justice. I’m honored to have the opportunity to be apart of the student/Artist/Muse growth process & experience.
Thank you for appreciating.  If reblogged, PLEASE keep all credits/notation intact. Also, please do not post any links (e-commerce or any other blog links) on this post.  

Loving this dear Lady Aura….

auradacity-of:

Life in front of the canvas ~ I've been a very busy body (continual pose 6+hours daily for the last 3 weeks)

Aura painted by Jason Fondren

Seriously, This was a bit of an emotional moment seeing it from beginning to end.  I look JUST like my birth Mom in this particular painting.  The more I look at it the more I feel her presence.  It’s amazing. 

The finished product is to LIVE for and photos really do not do it any justice. I’m honored to have the opportunity to be apart of the student/Artist/Muse growth process & experience.

Thank you for appreciating.  If reblogged, PLEASE keep all credits/notation intact. Also, please do not post any links (e-commerce or any other blog links) on this post. 

Loving this dear Lady Aura….

http://atane.tumblr.com/post/87294735994/thefemaletyrant-i-still-dont-get-why-nigeria »

thefemaletyrant:

I still don’t get why Nigeria isn’t deporting these yts for being blatantly racist. I mean it never stops, racism at a French school in Abuja, Nigerian staff paid lesser than yt French staff, an openly racist school director, Nigerian staff told to “endure” racism in the…

This was a problem when I was a kid growing up in Lagos. If you can believe it there were “whites only” clubs in Lagos and the Nigerians who managed to “slip” past that obstruction tended to beam from ear to ear at such an anointment. Sadly there were also “Indian only” as well as “Lebanese only” clubs too.

Seemingly the latter fancied themselves emulating the British model of self segregation in their colonial properties. 

The problem never went away, it simply transferred it’s venue…

The ahistorical problem Nigeria has »

atane:

When I discuss politics with fellow Nigerians, the discussion always starts post-independence, as if things post-independence happened with no connection to the past and like Nigeria has been controlled without western influence after 1960.

When I try to explain that the issues Nigeria faces stem…

Brilliant distillation of the situation in Nigeria as I see it Atane. 

Your bullet points 2 and 4 dovetail neatly unfortunately. The British indeed never left. They merely placed proxies in their place upon “departure”. That doesn’t take away from the very first rulers of independent Nigeria in terms of their sense of nationhood, it simply means they were compromised at that point and it only got worse as the years ticked by. The proxy factor was strongest in the Nigerian military and that began well before independence, so it no surprise that when the military era began in 1966, the sense of nationhood/nationalism waned even more. With some roughly twenty eight years or more than half of independent Nigeria’s life under military rule, it is unreasonable to think that civilian regimes can do what the military regimes failed to do without taking an extensive look at Nigeria’s pre independence history.

I am sure I am not saying anything new here as there have been Nigerian scholars that have addressed some of these issues in their work. The problem as I see it is that such scholarship has not worked it’s way through to the basest levels of education in Nigeria. As a result you wind up with a populace that appears to see no value in looking backwards to look forward.

Thanks for posting this Atane…

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