Melissa's Mela

Welcome to my mela, my gathering. A mellifluous flow...

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i believe in living…i believe in life…i believe in the sweat of love and in the fire of truth.
— ~Assata Shakur (via imaniuzuri / @gypsygirlbliss)
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Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.
— Alice Walker
permalink #Makandal: The Goal.

#Makandal: The Goal.

permalink lovely. honey.  #mellifluous

lovely. honey.  #mellifluous

(Source: theshinysquirrel, via thatkindofwoman)

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push up the fader. bust the meter. shake the tweeter. #bumpIt

(Source: Spotify)

permalink La Sirene adorned.

La Sirene adorned.

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permalink Alma Thomas’ Late Night Reflections is on view now in Blues for Smoke.
whitneymuseum:

In 1972, Alma Thomas became the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney. Her Late Night Reflections is on view now in Blues for Smoke.
Alma Thomas (1891–1978), Late Night Reflections, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 28 ¾ x 44 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Purchase, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Fund for Acquisitions and bequest of Marjorie Pfeffer by exchange. Photograph by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Alma Thomas’ Late Night Reflections is on view now in Blues for Smoke.

whitneymuseum:

In 1972, Alma Thomas became the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney. Her Late Night Reflections is on view now in Blues for Smoke.

Alma Thomas (1891–1978), Late Night Reflections, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 28 ¾ x 44 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Purchase, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Fund for Acquisitions and bequest of Marjorie Pfeffer by exchange. Photograph by Peter Paul Geoffrion

(via blackcontemporaryart)

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1988
Alex Webb

mpdrolet:

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1988

Alex Webb

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