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canadianbeerandpostmodernism:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude andLove in the Time of Cholera, has died, the AP reported Thursday. He was 87.

Márquez, a native Colombian who for three decades had lived in Mexico City, was reportedly in failing health, including a recent battle with pneumonia. The AP did not list a reason for his death, which it attributed to a source close to the author and journalist’s family.
Garcia Marquez spent eight days in a Mexico City hospital earlier this month, and his family acknowledged later that his health was “very fragile” after he went home to convalesce.
Known for his magical realist novels and short stories, Garcia Marquez was a literary giant whose range and influence is nearly impossible to measure. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has been reprinted in more than 25 languages and sold 50 million copies since its release in 1967, making him the most widely read Latin American author in history.
The sprawling, stream-of-consciousness style revealed the world of Latin mysticism and superstition to the world, and though he was also a prolific screenwriter, his novels were not easily translated to other mediums. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was never attempted on the bigscreen, while “Love in the Time of Cholera” was made into a film in 2007 starring Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem; it made just over $30 million at the worldwide box office.- MASHABLE

canadianbeerandpostmodernism:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude andLove in the Time of Cholera, has died, the AP reported Thursday. He was 87.

Márquez, a native Colombian who for three decades had lived in Mexico City, was reportedly in failing health, including a recent battle with pneumonia. The AP did not list a reason for his death, which it attributed to a source close to the author and journalist’s family.

Garcia Marquez spent eight days in a Mexico City hospital earlier this month, and his family acknowledged later that his health was “very fragile” after he went home to convalesce.

Known for his magical realist novels and short stories, Garcia Marquez was a literary giant whose range and influence is nearly impossible to measure. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has been reprinted in more than 25 languages and sold 50 million copies since its release in 1967, making him the most widely read Latin American author in history.

The sprawling, stream-of-consciousness style revealed the world of Latin mysticism and superstition to the world, and though he was also a prolific screenwriter, his novels were not easily translated to other mediums. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was never attempted on the bigscreen, while “Love in the Time of Cholera” was made into a film in 2007 starring Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem; it made just over $30 million at the worldwide box office.- MASHABLE

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hiphopfightsback:

Alcohol and tobacco companies funding drug policies to keep Marijuana outlawed is like money hungry hookers going after well meaning strippers.

This is a terrible fuckin analogy.

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lovedivika:

Locs, androgyny

Crushin hard right now

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You got some people of the Diaspora thinking that they can just roll up into Africa as if it’s home.

himteckerjam:

theblackamericanprincess:

himteckerjam:

howtobeterrell:

eclecticspectrum:

African nations are not automatically home to you because of your phenotype.

You’re going to a place that has people, cultures, languages, etc as a visitor. So act like one. Act like you have some damned respect. The people aren’t required to cater to you because you decided to show up. 

The Slave Ship is my home. 

We have no home, it seems.

Ah yes, I remember unfollowing this particular user for always trying to incite specifically anti-Black American vs. African sentiments. Not even gonna try to get into this dispute.

Truth is, Africans are fed the same antiblack media as the rest of the world. This is the result.

Yup! The same Africans who are angry with diasporic Africans for trying to identify/reclaim any part of their ancestral heritage are the same ones who appropriate AAVE and claim “hip hop is global.” That’s not to say that their isn’t a need for some of the ankh niggas to stop mythologizing Africa the country.

(Source: drowndeepinblah)

You got some people of the Diaspora thinking that they can just roll up into Africa as if it’s home.

himteckerjam:

howtobeterrell:

eclecticspectrum:

African nations are not automatically home to you because of your phenotype.

You’re going to a place that has people, cultures, languages, etc as a visitor. So act like one. Act like you have some damned respect. The people aren’t required to cater to you because you decided to show up. 

The Slave Ship is my home. 

We have no home, it seems.

Ah yes, I remember unfollowing this particular user for always trying to incite specifically anti-Black American vs. African sentiments. Not even gonna try to get into this dispute.

(Source: drowndeepinblah)

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dynastylnoire:

yagazieemezi:

Hidden Magic: Katlego Kgabale

As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

OMG THIS IS AWESOME!

I would frame these and place them on my wall, love them that much.

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Amiyah Scott is beautiful y’all

(Source: kelvinabram, via postwhitesociety)

  • *Playing Q.U.E.E.N. in the car*
  • My sun:excuse me?
  • Me:yes?
  • My sun:when the song finishes can you play it again?
  • Me:*beams with pride* Yes!!!

gingerblivet:

Things I will not judge you for:
•Sexuality
•Religion
•Race
•Clothing choices

Things I will judge you for:
•Not signalling while driving
•How you treat wait staff
•Which way you think the toilet roll goes

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