Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
--Victor Hugo


Mara HoffmanSpring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Killing it.


"How did dances on slave plantations develop into the Charleston and the Kid n’ Play? Duke University’s Thomas F. DeFrantz demonstrates three traditional African American social dances." [YouTube]

The only thing I love more than my people’s cultural history is seeing how my people’s cultural history seeps into the present/current times. Are these not Uncle Leroy-at-the-cookout dances? Are these not the moves of Soul Train dancers? Is the “Wing” not giving you TLC’s “Creep”

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis is about to become just the 17th female to play in the Little League World Series after pitching a three-hitter to lead her team to an 8-0 victory in a Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game. She killed it. 

I see a lot of killings and police brutality all over my dash and raising awareness. But I wanna share some positive stuff going on

Go off sis!

Been meaning to speak on this. But yeah, she’s doing the damn thing. There’s also an all-black team from Chicago that is looking to reach the finals as well, I believe.

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Pele, Pussy, and Poverty's Paradise, Part III


Searching for Sydney Leroux

Wallpaper. Screen Savers. Images assigned to various iPhone contacts. The more I download photos of Sydney Leroux for nonsensical uses, the more I realize that I may require professional help. Stalker? Heavens no! A borderline obsession with…


The Other Side of Rio by Manu Valcarce

Since losing its capital status to Brasília in 1960, Rio has been in decline; investment dried up, brains and businesses fled to arch rival São Paulo, and violence became endemic. The number of favelas grew exponentially, and everything from traffic violations to murder seemed to go unpunished.

Since October 2009, when Rio won its bid to hold the Olympics, authorities, spurred on by progressive Mayor Eduardo Paes, have retaken control of several high-profile favelas, sending in battalions of special-operations police to remove the traffickers and then installing a community-based presence called Pacifying Police Units, or UPPs.

But the program has been limited, and the task ahead remains enormous. Out of Rio’s more than 1,000 favelas, 17 UPPs have been set up in 68 different communities and police forces are unprofessional, corrupt and poorly paid.

In addition, many innocent people were shot by the police forces on the initial stage which worsen the already little trust that the people in the favela had in the police. 

There has been no real investment and little in the way of public services. On the outside, the favela’s youth frequently are confronted with social exclusion and have limited employment opportunities making them subject of constant recruitment by the drug gangs which seeks younger members to work in frontlines. 

Some people wonder what will happen after the Olympics, but the majority of them believe that the spotlight will go somewhere else and the favelas return what they are. | Read More

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When a guy says ‘you must be bored of all this football chat’


I’m like:



If you’re gonna watch the world cup tomorrow, watch this first.

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