King Of Average

"In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself"

“Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.”




Goose was one of my first pets to photograph, he belongs to the Aldie Vet Clinic’s office assistant.  She adopted Goose when someone left him at the clinic because of his special needs.  She was able care for him and give him a new home.  When Goose arrived at my studio, his Momma let him down and he began sniffing around the space for about 10 minutes.  Once he had everything mapped out, we were ready to work.  It was really amazing to see him walk around the studio using his mental picture, and if you didn’t know any better, you would have no idea he couldn’t see!!!  In just 10 minutes, he had everything so perfectly figured out, that he could even walk up and jump up on the bed, knowing precisely where it was!!  He never bumped into anything and was very very very friendly.  He had a smile on his face the whole time, it was an amazing experience for me :)

Visit Suzanne’s website Paw Paw Pretty to see her wonderful pet photography.

perfect baby.

Oh my god oh ygodomg my heart

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The KKK “rebranding” is still terrible news for America

Some may find it encouraging that Klan reps want to shed their image as the gay-bashing, black-hating, lynch-happy anti-Semites we’ve all known for years. Even people like KKK Grand Wizard Johnny Lee Clary are admitting the Kansas shooter was unhinged: “I wanted nothing to do with him,” he told the Huffington Post. “I knew he was a loose cannon.”

So the question arises: Should we rest easy knowing there’s a kinder, gentler Klan out there? I’ll answer that with another question: Are you fucking crazy?

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what if you got a dollar for everytime you masturbated 


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Ivan Forde

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)

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Contemporary Art Week!

Toyin Odutola

Of Another Kind (2013)

The series explores a reoccurring gilt-bronze, “Moorish” aesthetic invention oft evidenced in European Medieval and Renaissance art. The arena in which this aesthetic is played in the series removes the ever-present narrative of servitude and alienation (persistent in European depictions) to expand upon how “Black and Gold” as a palette can create a variety of narratives. The storytelling throughout "Of Another Kind" highlights how removing markers in portrayals (based solely on utility) can transform the very notion of what an aesthetic can become.

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Left: The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right: Wiz Khalifa

love this tumblr!



Left: The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right: Wiz Khalifa

love this tumblr!

“[Your sister’s name] [Your brother’s name] [Your cousin’s name] [Your sister’s name] [Your name]”

—   African American Parents trying to get a child’s attention. African American Proverb: Black Parent Edition (via blackproverbs)

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This fucking woman

You all know this is gonna be us as grandparents

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