#FashionFridays #ErykahBadu photographed by Horst Diekgerdes for #ELLE Magazine‘s October 2014 issue.
On Her Fashion Influences:
“I was raised a child of the funk era: Betty Davis and Bootsy Collins. I’ve always enjoyed a very loosely put together style that feels like maybe I slept in it the night before—almost hobo chic. Effortless.”
#sheembracesherdifferentgirljuice #texasgirlsdoitbetter #piscesjuice
Know Safa Idriss Nour (then & now)
Super model Waris Dirie Somali model insisted Safa Idriss Nour, the child who played her suffering FGM in biopic, had to be spared the same fate
When she was three years old, Safa Idriss Nour received something no girl in her slum in Djibouti had been given before – a signed contract from her parents stating they would never inflict genital mutilation on her.
In Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, an estimated 98% of girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that usually involves cutting off the clitoris and some of the labia, so this was a remarkable event. Equally remarkable is the story of how Nour came to get the contract and, indeed, of her battle to ensure that her parents stuck to the terms of the deal.
Nour starred in a film adaptation of Desert Flower, the international bestselling autobiography by Somali model and anti-FGM activist Waris Dirie. Published in 1997, her first book follows Dirie from her birth into a nomadic family in Somalia – from whom she fled, aged 13, after her father attempted to marry her to a 60-year-old man – to her becoming an international supermodel.
In 2007, Nour was asked to play the young Dirie as she undergoes FGM – on condition that her parents sign a contract agreeing never to perform the same ritualistic operation on her (keep reading)
like, close yo legs! damn! two more people could sit down if you wouldnt be sitting there with ya legs spread open #irritating
Happened to me 3 times on the train today! #ugh
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
My Funny Pictures #NewPost 
Africa is actually big enough to fit China inside it but I get the point.
Riccardo Tisci of the house of Givenchy joins forces with Kehinde Wiley while he explores, for the first time, painting portraits of African American women inspired by some of the Louvre’s most iconic masterpieces.
Tune into PBS TONIGHT (9/5) at 9/8c.
Possibly the coolest dad ever.
Three children in Kano dressed in uniforms bought by their father during his last pilgrimage to Mecca. Kano. 1982.