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This is a love letter to the history of American music x

First of all, you need to know that an emotion is only that—an emotion—even though it may be a big, strong one. You are so much bigger, so much more than this emotion.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)


With Annibale and Ludovico, Agostino Carracci (August 16, 1557 – March 22, 1602) formed the famous trio of painters and printmakers who graced 16th century art in Italy. The Carraccis used to work together in almost all of their painting and architectural projects. It is not only difficult but somewhat irrelevant to identify one’s work from the other two considering their collaborative approach.

Agostino Carracci was one of the founders of the Accademia degli Incamminati who helped shape the careers of many a School of Bologna painter. A trained architect, Agostino undertook the decoration of churches and palaces like the Gallery in Palazzo Farnese. He travelled to Venice and Parma, mostly with Annibale, to complete some of the most elaborate Bolognese frescoes.

Agostino’s son Antonio Carracci, himself a noted painter, took over the responsibility of completing his father’s academy. Perhaps the greatest ode to Agostino Carracci was paid by none other than Henri Matisse when he created his painting Le bonheur de vivre based on an engraving done by Agostino Carracci. Ironically, Aogostino’s inspiration for this etching came from a painting of Paolo Fiammingo, titled, Love in the Golden Age.





white people: made fun of on the internet

black people: profiled in real life and can be killed for looking out of place in a neighborhood

yeah i feel u it really does go both ways

Just because you believe one is worse doesn’t make it okay to do either

believe? where do personal beliefs come into play here. call me old fashioned but i’m pretty sure being murdered is still objectively worse than being fun of.


I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.
Anonymous (via bl-ossomed)
The fact that white people equate a Starbucks joke to being enslaved, being racially profiled, being stripped of basic human rights, being denied jobs, being treated as less than human, being seen as suspect by default, and being hated from the moment of birth just proves how far they are from seeing our side…
They have hurt feelings while we have dead children.
White people can’t experience racism (via misandryisreal)
The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences
Mark Patterson (via explore-everywhere)




Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

I love this woman


This succinctly explains why black people shame each other.


in what universe is breaking a window to get some milk LOOTING. do you know what loot is. do you not see what people are using the milk for?????? do you really hate black people THAT MUCH