Grachan Moncur III on meeting Miles Davis
atane: “I used to go to Birdland and sit in on Monday nights. One night Miles came in. I went up to introduce myself and told him how much I admired him. He looked at me and said, ‘Don’t you ever say that corny shit to nobody! I know who you are, man. You got something. Dig yourself!‘” via - London Jazz Collector
What is happening (in Gaza) feels very familiar, I tell them. When something...– Alice Walker, in her short narrative book Overcoming Speechlessness ( a short, insightful and heart wrenching read that gives a human perspective to the battles between Israel and Palestine)
Don’t get attached to moments. Good or bad, they all pass.– Yasmin Mogahed (via v-intagekiss)
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become...– Baldwin’s speech, ” A Talk to Teachers” http://richgibson.com/talktoteachers.htm (via jonubian)
My Grandma didn’t graduate from college. She isn’t into philosophy...– My boy Mavrek, on his granny.
A man chooses a great woman as part of a Spiritual journey to bump up to a...– (via bafama)
Richard Wright, “I Choose Exile” I am a native born American Negro. The first 38 years of my life were spent exclusively on the soil of my native land. But, at the moment of this writing, I live in voluntary exile in France and I like it. There is nothing in the life of America that I miss or yearn for. Barring war or catastrophe, I intend to remain in exile. I shall, of course,...
Love isn’t safe. And whoever you love will hurt you. It’s part of the human...– Kristin Billerbeck (A Billion Reasons Why)
Today, I’m grateful for her. Because she holds the mirror up to my face. Because she sees in me what I can’t. Because she had the foresight, even from thousands of miles away. Because she came back. Because when we’ve been aimed at, when we’ve been the targets, she stood right beside…stood tall. Because she let me in. Because, what I was fighting against, she had long...
I don’t like men who are loud. When a man is loud, somehow it means there...– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Enduring Legacy of Basquiat's Hair
thenewinquiry: The painter’s generative conflict (and coif) lives on By Itoro Udoko Jean-Michel Basquiat had a professional career that lasted just nine years, but in that time he managed to make himself one of the most significant painters of the 20th century and an enduring cultural icon. Basquiat was a bundle of contradictions; he made art from the streets, yet his work appeared in...
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