Minganji masqueraders from the Pende peoples near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970. | Eliot, Elisofon
humansofnewyork: “On the closing day of school, they chose him to be a presenter at the awards ceremony. He got up on stage and sang ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings.’”“Did you cry?”“Of course I did.”(Nairobi, Kenya)
learntouseyourvoice: punkrockysmut: this is why afropunkfest is the best festival. EVERYONE there was soo beautiful. i’ll post more vids and pics tomorrow. I have a shirt that says this.
humansofnewyork: "When they don’t think I’m watching, they do the funniest things. They are always dancing together. I found them in the kitchen yesterday, pretending to cook.""What’s your greatest worry as a parent?""Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices."(Nairobi, Kenya)
Now, a young transwoman sits, 26 years old, detained in the Cook County Jail, facing 10 years imprisonment for 1st degree attempted murder. Her crime? Self-defense.
Free Eisha Love, Transwoman Facing Attempted Murder Charges for Self-Defense from Hate Crime #FreeEisha
The Spirit of Haiti: Vodou
Documentary on Vodou, it’s origins and rituals, de-mystifying myths and demonstrating actual rituals, from interviews and footage of practitioners themselves.