i don’t reblog shit like this but this is so good


i don’t reblog shit like this but this is so good


Joshua S. Carlson


Joshua S. Carlson


The Church - Under the Milky Way

you know how sometimes you haven’t heard a song in a long while and it pops up on shuffle and you go: damn, that’s a really great song.

this one


Vincent  van Gogh - From ‘Almond Blossoms’ Series (1888-1890)



Sinkane primarily consists of Ahmed Gollab, a Brooklyn-based Sudanese ex pat and his frequent collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro. Along with bandmates jaytram (drums), Ish Montgomery (bass) and Jonny Lam (guitar), Sinkane have developed a reputation for crafting a slickly produced, danceable synth pop that manages to be sensual and nods back to the sounds of Gollab’s native Sudan. And in some way, Sinkane’s approach and sound may firmly place them in the emerging Afro-futurist movement with the likes of Kenya’s Just A Band and others. 

DFA Records recently released Gollab and company’s latest album, Mean Love and the album’s latest single (and video) “How We Be” is probably the most upbeat, exuberant track released to date. Centered around a groove that consists of shimmering synth chords and a sinuous bass line, the track immediately bears an uncanny resemblance to Expensive Shit/He Miss Road-era Fela Kuti; however, brief bursts of flute and guitar played with copious amounts of wah wah pedal ties the soul sound of the 70s with Fela in a way that feels utterly natural and right. 

In some way, the song evokes the excitement of getting in between the sheets with a new lover — or when you may meet a possible new flame. Suddenly, every single wonderful possibility seems to open up before your eyes. 

Directed by Nick Bentgen, the official video features Beacon, New York's Beacon’s Finest Step Team. a jooker from Memphis, TN who had moved to NYC the week of the video’s shooting, and two parkour fanatics. And as you see these incredibly gifted young people move to Sinkane’s slinky groove, you’ll notice that the video is sweet love letter to the city I love so very dearly. 


These Women have Changed the World with Science - Too Bad a Man was Given all Credit



Sources: National Geographic M. W. Rossiter Harvard



The struggle for fair access and treatment for LGBT students is still that in many places — a struggle. And while organizing in the South offers a special set of challenges, Southern colleges and universities remain a vital part of the social, political, and cultural landscape.


“Begin with art, because art tries to take us outside ourselves. It is a matter of trying to create an atmosphere and context so conversation can flow back forth and we can be influenced by each other.”

– W.E.B. Dubois (via thesaadcedit)




Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

50 years and ain’t nothing changed.


Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate