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Actual Angel. Thank you
@saintrecords for curating a night of such incredible depth of feeling, a feast of fly black people on stage soaring, a sold out sea of us celebrating with you. A space to cry, sing, dance, remember and forget. To take a knee, to take a step back. To take a seat at the table : there is such an abundance of purpose there. Thank you.
@woodshockmovie is in theaters this weekend. Go see it. @kateandlauramulleavy made such a stunning & arresting film. ITS SO BEAUTIFUL. Like everything they do. @cwoodhair payed denim floral homage to my favorite artist Frida Kahlo. And @kirinstagram gave me a glow. @waymanandmicah brought me this stunning @rodarte number for its LA Premiere.
Poet @jsuskin and artist @sarahlesher collaborated on this poster. Link in bio to buy. All proceeds go to the SPLC @splcenter . I'm going to hang mine someplace as a reminder to live with intention. Because otherwise, What's The Point ? Also: I share two tattoos with Ms. Suskin. One a 'yes' and another a 'NO'
I'm proud of you little brother. So I'm going to embarrass you. You graduated high school this year. You made a cool song and music video (link in my profile) You take out the trash .. after being asked a few times. And you are a really good human being. Happy Birthday @jody_rome_thompson. I love you.
"It happened again,.." is the opening sentence to an article in the @newyorktimes about the murder of this 15 boy named Jordan Edwards. It happened again. Per MappingPoliceViolence.org, 105 black people have been killed by police in 2017. Black people are the most likely to be killed by police, 3 times more likely than white people. Fewer than 1 in 3 black people killed by police this year were suspected of a violent crime and allegedly armed. Levels of violent crime in U.S cities don't make it any more or less likely for police to kill people. So the question is not if it will continue to happen, it's when will it happen next. This effects is all. Police are killing citizens at alarming rates, just some of us are more likely than others... Link in my bio to read more and join campaign for change.
Went to see the astonishing work of Kerry James Marshall's MASTRY today at @mocalosangeles. No words can begin to express how magnificent and moving this work is. Or if words can do it justice, surely someone has written them. I can't. I will go again so I can see it all with dry eyes. Best Museum date/photo sneaker: @shelbyduncan. I'm basking in front of his Untitled painting of two lovers.. The man holding a ring box, slyly. I think she says YES.