"Education begins at the home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him." - Geoffrey Holder. The legendary dancer Carmen de Lavallade shared this beautiful photo on her Facebook page of her husband, the legendary dancer, actor, painter and director Geoffrey Holder with their son, Leo. While I understand that Mr. Holder is retired, Ms. Carmen de Lavallade is still performing masterfully today! Her latest show, “As I Remember It” will have its world premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts in June 2014 and will tour nationally through 2015. You can visit her website for more information. http://www.carmendelavallade.com/current/
Don’t mind me sobbing.
Black on Purpose
My melanin runs deep.
🙌 🙌 🙌
My response was MELANIN before I even scrolled to the caption.
If you don’t remember this, you might be too young for this blog
oh what a time to be alive…
The Day It All Changed… for the Better
The shiny red Dodge Avenger purred with a faint hum all the way back to our hometown that afternoon. It was the first time any of us had been back for quite some time. Still a little groggy from our naps, we attempted to exchange childhood memories over the annoying soft noise of radio music. All of the kids sat in the car anxious as momma drove the car with a calm ease. Shaun in the front; Neko, my lady Ariel, and I in the back. Memories of this and that echoed through the interiors— our younger days growing up in the heart of small town Maywood, IL were both often filled with awe and perplexity.
But as we pulled up to our extended family’s house, we all took a deep breath and admitted to ourselves, without saying one word: things would never be the same. We knew this was the last time we would all be in the same car, driving through the old neighborhood, drinking the same Kool-Aid. We are so different now. We are men. And momma found her wings again. We knew this would be the last time, for a while.
Last Saturday, July 19, 2014, my twin brother Neko Harris (@nekofutgty) experienced one of the happiest moments of this life: he married his longtime love Eleshia Simms (@eleshia_lee). This special day marked the start of new beginnings and growth for our family. It was surreal watching the man I shared the womb with step into the next dimension of his life. However, I know God gave him a partner that loves him whole-heartedly and unconditionally. What more can anyone ever ask for?
photographer: Quinnton Harris
one of the biggest disappointments for me as a Christian
is the way we handle homosexuality
the way we turn people away from God and the church is such a violent way
it’s painful to see people who say they walk with Christ
who will use His name and turn their backs on people
Swirl Girl Icon: Jodie Smith!
Hat: thrift in Montmartre, Paris
Shirt: American apparel
Shades: Thierry Lasry