“If men were socialized to desire love as much as they are taught to desire sex, we would see a cultural revolution.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (2001)

(Source: books-and-barricades)

VIDEO: “He Won’t Go” (2011) by Adele.  Though her music from 21 has been out a good while, I always find myself rediscovering songs from this awesome CD.  This is one of them….this song is really describes how I’m feeling right now, because

"Will he still remember me?
Will he still love me even when he’s free?
Or will he go back to the place
Where he would choose the poison over me?”

“The art always wins. Anything can happen to me, but the art will stay.”

art21:

"There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else. … Their obsession with place and their obsession with family." —Sally Mann

In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994)—a woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers in Lexington, Virginia. “My parents were important but Virginia may have been the single most important person in my life,” says Mann in the episode, who named her youngest daughter after Carter.

WATCH: Sally Mann: “The Two Virginias”

IMAGES (TOP ROW): Sally Mann in her Lexington, Virginia home, 2000. Production stills from the ART21 Exclusive episode, Sally Mann: “The Two Virginias”. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

IMAGES (BOTTOM ROWS): Photographs from Sally Mann’s series, The Two Virginias (1988–1991). Courtesy of the artist. © Sally Mann.

nubianbrothaz:

stereoculturesociety:

Culture - The *BLACK* Project - Singers/Musicians

  1. Prince
  2. Sade
  3. Lenny Kravitz

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flavorpill:

25 Thought-Provoking Tupac Quotes About Life and Art
“Look for the lessons. Dig for them. Seek lessons the way you would look for food in a desert. You need to know. When you know what you need to know, you finally won’t need the cycles of life you don’t want.”

Leather & Lace (AHI 2000)…Stevie Nicks and Don Henley.  Always loved this song and because “you saying I’m fragile, try not to be I search only for something I can’t see…”

(Source: youtube.com)

“THIS QUOTE…..#meallday”
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” -Meryl Streep