So today I decided to do something different. I want u guys to know that I’m more than just 4 or 5 fingers on the Internet so I give u #thefacebehindthenails 😆

So today I decided to do something different. I want u guys to know that I’m more than just 4 or 5 fingers on the Internet so I give u #thefacebehindthenails 😆

Hey u guys. Found this oldie going through my phone. I didn’t like it back the but I kinda like it now that I’m seeing it again. Will be back on track for nail art April soon just been so so busy with working. This will include my product review for the born pretty store

Hey u guys. Found this oldie going through my phone. I didn’t like it back the but I kinda like it now that I’m seeing it again. Will be back on track for nail art April soon just been so so busy with working. This will include my product review for the born pretty store

So these were gonna be my nails for day 8 of #nailartapr. Because watermarbles are my favorite but I broke a nail before I could get a decent picture. Waaaaah 😩

So these were gonna be my nails for day 8 of #nailartapr. Because watermarbles are my favorite but I broke a nail before I could get a decent picture. Waaaaah 😩

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Hey u guys. I’m gonna have some products up for review real soon from @bornprettystore that I’m really excited about. In the meantime here is a 10 percent off code they were so generous to provide me for my followers. Thanks so much to all of you for the love and support and happy shopping! Link for the store is in my bio :)

Hey u guys. I’m gonna have some products up for review real soon from @bornprettystore that I’m really excited about. In the meantime here is a 10 percent off code they were so generous to provide me for my followers. Thanks so much to all of you for the love and support and happy shopping! Link for the store is in my bio :)

So I almost….almost liked my nails. But then I go mess one up and they’re stupid stupid nails now. I hate them and I wish my fingers would fall off.  Ugh anyways little late but these are my autism nails for day 2 of #nailartapr

So I almost….almost liked my nails. But then I go mess one up and they’re stupid stupid nails now. I hate them and I wish my fingers would fall off. Ugh anyways little late but these are my autism nails for day 2 of #nailartapr

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Reinventing the African American Portrait: Robert Pruitt’s Identity-Expanding Drawings of Women
The iconography of African American hair has been a fertile theme for artists and scholars. But Robert Pruitt might be the first to tackle it through the utopian geometry of the Russian avant-garde. Be of Our Space World, a conté drawing in Pruitt’s bizarre, hilarious exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, depicts an elegant woman with a piercing gaze and a hairdo modeled on one of the most famous models in modernism, Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International (1919).
In this context, though, it bears an obvious and close connection to Nigerian hairstyles.
The woman has a galactic vibe, too. The image on her tunic has two sources: Eternity, one of the abstract characters in Marvel Comics’s Universe Series, andunused album-cover art for Sun Ra, the celestially minded jazz musician whose lyric provides the drawing with its title.
The remix is typical of Pruitt’s more-is-more approach to African American portraiture, where references to African cultures, Western modernism, African American painters, Black Panthers, music, comic-book characters, and sportswear brands coexist—often in a single canvas.
“I put in b-boy style, hip hop, American history, slavery, black revolutionary, all of that stuff in there that’s bouncing around in my mind,” says the artist. 
He sees his process as a way to restore identity to a population often drained of it in representations in culture, high and low. “Blackness gets reduced in movies or wherever,” says Pruitt. “I try and make them more expansive, piling on reference after reference.”
Read more at ARTnews.com.
(Top left): Be of Our Space World, 2010; (Top right): Bombs Over Baghdad, 2012; (Bottom left): Rich girl, 2011; (Bottom right): Sun God, 2011. ALL IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES INC., HOUSTON, TX. 

letmypeopleshow:

Reinventing the African American Portrait: Robert Pruitt’s Identity-Expanding Drawings of Women

The iconography of African American hair has been a fertile theme for artists and scholars. But Robert Pruitt might be the first to tackle it through the utopian geometry of the Russian avant-garde. Be of Our Space World, a conté drawing in Pruitt’s bizarre, hilarious exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, depicts an elegant woman with a piercing gaze and a hairdo modeled on one of the most famous models in modernism, Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International (1919).

In this context, though, it bears an obvious and close connection to Nigerian hairstyles.

The woman has a galactic vibe, too. The image on her tunic has two sources: Eternity, one of the abstract characters in Marvel Comics’s Universe Series, andunused album-cover art for Sun Ra, the celestially minded jazz musician whose lyric provides the drawing with its title.

The remix is typical of Pruitt’s more-is-more approach to African American portraiture, where references to African cultures, Western modernism, African American painters, Black Panthers, music, comic-book characters, and sportswear brands coexist—often in a single canvas.

“I put in b-boy style, hip hop, American history, slavery, black revolutionary, all of that stuff in there that’s bouncing around in my mind,” says the artist. 

He sees his process as a way to restore identity to a population often drained of it in representations in culture, high and low. “Blackness gets reduced in movies or wherever,” says Pruitt. “I try and make them more expansive, piling on reference after reference.”

Read more at ARTnews.com.

(Top left): Be of Our Space World, 2010; (Top right): Bombs Over Baghdad, 2012; (Bottom left): Rich girl, 2011; (Bottom right): Sun God, 2011. ALL IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES INC., HOUSTON, TX. 

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'34, New Iberia, Louisiana. http://homonoire.tumblr.com/

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'34, New Iberia, Louisiana. 

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So I tried. This is inspired by @lauramerino12 but I’m extremely shy off the mark. I used Orly “Glowstick” and OPI “Don’t Pretzel my Buttons” 😔

So I tried. This is inspired by @lauramerino12 but I’m extremely shy off the mark. I used Orly “Glowstick” and OPI “Don’t Pretzel my Buttons” 😔

yagazieemezi:

Mozambique activists protest against rape law


Rights activists in Mozambique have marched through the capital Maputo to protest a colonial era law still included in new legislation that allows rapists to go unpunished if they marry their victims.
The “marriage effect” clause sees convicted rapists given a five-year suspended sentence if they marry their victims and stipulates that the perpetrator should stay married to the victim for at least five years.
Though it had fallen into disuse, the clause has been retained in a new legislation replacing the colonial Portuguese penal code of 1886, which is currently before parliament.
But, in a country where women make up 40 percent of parliament, activists are outraged.
International rights group Amnesty International has launched a campaign against the controversial legislation, leading similar campaigns in Algeria and Tunisia, where such laws also exist.
Attack on women
At the protest, a young woman dressed in a blood-spattered wedding gown led a group of about 300 mostly female protesters as they marched to parliament.
"It is an attack on us as women," protester Aulzira Camacho told the AFP news agency.
"Marry the rapist? No!" read a banner carried by another protester.
The new penal code was rushed through parliament in December, where it was approved in a preliminary vote. It is now under discussion by special parliamentary groups before going back to the assembly for a final vote.
The draft code also terms rape in marriage as adultery rather than an offence.
Activists in the southern African country reject the text, where 12 percent of women fall victim to sexual abuse, according to 2011 health statistics.
Keep reading via aljazeera
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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

yagazieemezi:

Mozambique activists protest against rape law

Rights activists in Mozambique have marched through the capital Maputo to protest a colonial era law still included in new legislation that allows rapists to go unpunished if they marry their victims.

The “marriage effect” clause sees convicted rapists given a five-year suspended sentence if they marry their victims and stipulates that the perpetrator should stay married to the victim for at least five years.

Though it had fallen into disuse, the clause has been retained in a new legislation replacing the colonial Portuguese penal code of 1886, which is currently before parliament.

But, in a country where women make up 40 percent of parliament, activists are outraged.

International rights group Amnesty International has launched a campaign against the controversial legislation, leading similar campaigns in Algeria and Tunisia, where such laws also exist.

Attack on women

At the protest, a young woman dressed in a blood-spattered wedding gown led a group of about 300 mostly female protesters as they marched to parliament.

"It is an attack on us as women," protester Aulzira Camacho told the AFP news agency.

"Marry the rapist? No!" read a banner carried by another protester.

The new penal code was rushed through parliament in December, where it was approved in a preliminary vote. It is now under discussion by special parliamentary groups before going back to the assembly for a final vote.

The draft code also terms rape in marriage as adultery rather than an offence.

Activists in the southern African country reject the text, where 12 percent of women fall victim to sexual abuse, according to 2011 health statistics.

Keep reading via aljazeera

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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