Posts Tagged ‘black people’

Street Fashion: Affect x Color

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Fashion
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First you’ll frown and then smile if you slowly scroll down this photo.

I, like you hopefully are, am over the whole Whip My Hair craze. I mean, I love the song, but I hate seeing the video/song chopped and screwed and then put on every thing and everywhere on youtube.

However, I have to show some love for this young black figure skater, since I’m sure there are very, very few. Good job, good job.

Weekend BBM :)

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Everything
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A good friend and bbm buddy made my weekend a little bit brighter. Black kids really do take creativity to a whole new level…

I am at my mentee’s double dutch tourney in mattapan and one of the teams’ names is “girls got swag”–best name ever

There’s another team called “swag on deck” and “boston swag district”

BSA does ‘State Pride’

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Everything
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Harvard’s BSA ‘reps’ like no other population and has a unique community dynamic that can be both uplifting/degrading, isolating/welcome and supportive/rejecting.

As an alum, I still am subscribed to the list but have attained ‘lurker’ status – I never respond. I discovered this was OK when an alum told me she had witnessed all of what we had been saying the past year, so that means it’s fine to still subscribe….just don’t reply. Don’t be that guy who gets asked why he’s on the list (gazelle?)

So now to get to the fun part, how BSA students did state pride. Some highlights below:

  • New Jersey = the buffer zone that keeps New York and Philadelphia from going to war with each other (cause no one would fight over New Jersey)…
  • Georgia: Where A Whole Bunch of Black People Have Diabetes and High Cholesterol
  • New Jerseyians (or whatever you call yourselves) are people who got lost on their way to New York or Philly and decided to settle down in the wastelands
  • just because gentrification will never be a problem in Jersey (seeing how there is nothing worthy of gentrifying over there) doesn’t mean you have to come hard at Brooklyn like that…struggling the white man for control of my home….
  • but i completely agree on the city vs. state argument… without atlanta, georgia is just mississippi
  • You guys need to fall back off of [redacted] with this Cambridge vs. Boston shit. Especially cause I know some of you live in the suburbs and are trying to rep places that you’re not from…(ahem, Atlanta Metro Area People. Don’t act like that shit isn’t crazy spread out). ALSO, as this convo hasn’t even made a clear distinction between the repping of CITIES vs. STATES, I think some of the comparisons are unfounded. I mean, c’mon people. Let’s be real. It’s clearly easier to rep the entire state of jersey than just newark. ANYWAYDOE, I’m from Worcester (wi-stah), MASS (which is the birthplace of diners, so you waffle house kids can take a SEAT) and I welcome any and all of you to come as hard as you can at Worcester, Boston, or Massachusetts. i really don’t give a f**k, cuz I’ll be too busy enjoying my decriminalized OUNCE of mj, attending my gay friend’s marriage, watching the celtics, patriots, red sox, AND bruins, while sippin on some dunkin coffee. Oh yeah, did I mention that Worcester was ranked the #9 most livable city? Cambridge was #7. NONE of your cities made it to the top 10. i’m just sayin’….why would you rep someplace you can’t even live?

All I can say is that some of these people go so hard for their states, it’s so comforting. The last one….shoots were fired…until the next response:

Worcester, MA: If your city requires a phonetic spelling, it is
insignificant. I’m just sayin’…. Why would you rep someplace no one can pronounce?

But you know my take on things, so I’ll leave you with this one…

In general, NYC is the capital of the world in just about everything. I’ll
pass on the dougie, tight pink pants, waffles, and heart disease inducing
food for that.

Entertained by this competition for second place

Black & White

Posted: December 8, 2010 in Fashion
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Black Community: Dating

Posted: October 27, 2010 in Videos
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Harvard’s BSA and likely any collection of black people would be up in arms about the following videos. They capture some sentiments taking place in the black community.

This video is what set people off…

And here’s the ‘woman’s perspective’

And one of my favorites because it seems like the closest to a counter point for the first video

And my personal favorite for obvious reasons…

50 Cent Grills

Posted: August 28, 2010 in Everything
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Somewhere Jim Crow doing a shuck and jive to this.

As you may or may not know, Miss Universe 2010 was this past Monday. I saw only the last half hour of the show, but I’m much more impressed with what I saw before the show’s taping.

In an article covering the national costumes of a majority of the contestants, it became apparent that a) Miss USA looks like Kim Kardashian as Wonder Woman and b) there are tons of ‘surprise’ ‘black’ girls. Aside from Miss USA being a Muslim, as a huge milestone, but Misses Ecuador, Honduras and Norway were ‘black.’

Yes, the African countries had their black representatives too, but finding out that two countries that have a seemingly homogeneous population have black candidates was astounding (in a good way, of course). I know that Miss Universe is by its nature trivial, but the standards of beauty and what a country puts forward does indicate a changing atmosphere of what it means to be beautiful.

You can find pictures of all of the ‘black’ contestants here.

Dark Skins Unite!

Posted: August 21, 2010 in Fashion, Mosaics
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"Here’s a sneak peak at an editorial from the new issue of Vogue which features models Lais Riberio, Kasia Struss and Jourdan Dunn."

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Pause, Tyler Perry.

Posted: August 11, 2010 in Food for Thought
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In a hilarious episode of “The Boondocks” called “Pause,” Aaron McGruder suggests that Tyler Perry does his casting based on attractiveness and with an ulterior motive – his desire to have sex with them. The entire episode is really funny and even funnier because it now seems quite true.

First it was Granddad, and now it’s the Old Spice guy. Coincidence? Definitely not. Also funny that he protested the airing of said episode. In any event here’s the link.

Can’t get enough of the Old Spice Man, Isaiah Mustafa? Neither can Tyler Perry, apparently. Perry had previously cast Mustafa in a small spot in his upcoming film For Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (just try to say that three times fast!) but today revealed that he’s instead moving the deodorant king-turned-superstar into a lead role in his next installment in his Madea franchise, Madea’s Big Happy Family. Talk about a promotion!

Side eye.

I was shown this link via twitter, and OMG, I need to see this show put onto VH1. Tell me you wouldn’t watch it, and I’ll tell you you have no soul.

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Guess who I ran into on the street in New York today? Diandra Forrest! She’s a model with albinism, which makes is kinda funny in that the event probability of seeing a celebrity albino is the union intersection* of the two events (aka highly unlikely). Oh, and after googling some things, I found out she is in Kanye’s ‘Power’ “moving painting.”

*See comment below for correction. I am terrible at math and science, so holla at me when you see I’ve ignored the actual rules of either. Holla at your boy, I only just passed LS1b and Math 1b, but it wasn’t hardly the “Gentleman’s B.”

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Wow. THIS. is an impressive advertising campaign (for fashion at least). Also, I’m always happy to see designers featuring black models.

Speechless...Calvin Klein Mens Ad Campaign

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Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Lyrics
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The video is whatever, but I like the song. Will this become the new summer anthem? I kinda hope so. That would put Taio at 2 for 2.