Dana Lixenberg‘s Imperial Court photo essay from Vibe Magazine in 1993. The photographs were taken after the 1992 South Central riots in LA.
Jeneil Williams in Free
Zoë Ghertner for The Gentlewoman SS 2014
This read goes out to Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azaelia and all you other ivory motherfuckers building your careers on the broken self esteem of black people. I am sick of you bitches thinking that you can have fun at the expense of black culture. That you’re treating being black like it’s a coat you put on at the beginning of the day and take off at the end. That you see something that we’ve created out of pride and use to make yourself look edgy or hip. That the same thing you translucent looking Motherfuckers are mocking is the same thing that is getting us killed or profiled. I know being a suburban white kid must be so boring with your bake sales and your healthy home lives and your constant need to buy everything organic, but please fucking stop.
And this is a special fuck you to Lily Allen who says that she doesn’t shake her ass because she has a brain but proceeds to use black dancers in her videos. Apparently you’re not smart enough to realize that my GPA or IQ is not contingent on the amount of times I can make my ass clap. Trust and believe I will be twerkin my ass to graduation. So my self esteem you cannot have cause like the great Maya Angelou said “and still I rise” and I’d be careful if I was you because one day black people are gonna rise up take over this country. Electing a black president wad just phase one.
Last but not least this is a shout out to white people who knows what I mean when I say “fuck white people” but fuck you too because I don’t want you motherfuckers getting too comfortable and thinking that you can just idle sit by and watch your people fuck shit up. It’s your job as well to fix the damage that has been done.
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this should be the national anthem
atsuro tayama fw 03
This is the back of james’ head. He hasn’t washed or brushed his hair in months, and all of it was pretty much dreaded. We just picked all of it our except this big one underneath that was too far gone! White peoples’ hair does dread naturally my friends :)
how many times do we have to say this… LOC’D BLACK PEOPLE WASH AND TEND TO THEIR HAIR REGULARLY. THERE IS NOTHING “NATURAL” ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING. IT IS GROSS. IT IS UNKEMPT. IT IS EVERYTHING BLACKS WITH NATURAL HAIR ARE ACCUSED OF BEING WHEN WE ACTUALLY ARE NOT THAT. HOW DO YOU NOT GET THAT ACCUSING US OF BEING DIRTY, BY ASSERTING THIS IS THE SAME THING AS BLACKS WITH LOC’D HAIR, IS SOME WHITE SUPREMACIST FUCKSHIT?
I’m honestly disgusted just looking at that hair
She broke her daddy’s heart