“Famous for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women for the first time. Kehinde casts his models on the streets of New York and then enlists Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman. The film traces the artist’s process from concept to canvas as he reveals to us another side of black femininity.”
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M.I.A Leaks Unreleased Documentary Teaser
Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A has released a 5-minute-long teaser from an unreleased documentary depicting her life story that she made with filmmaker Steve Loveridge.
The documentary is yet to see the light of day due to it being blacklisted - according to the rapper - by her label Interscope Records and management Roc Nation.
The explosive documentary teaser would see the rapper sharing her fascinating life story from her childhood that was inflicted with terrorism and war. Starring Kanye West and Jimmy Iovine, it is mind-blowing that the rapper’s label and management have managed to keep this star-studded documentary hushed for so long.
However, the rapper is protesting for its release by letting the public know of her frustration, and of its existence. Reblog(!) and watch the trailer here.
Finding Josephine - Why Poverty? (2012)
The director of a Parisian fashion show swoops in to stop the doorwoman from turning Bill Cunningham away.
Bill Cunningham is the Mr. Rogers of the fashion world, so this moment was pretty great.
Another Movie Trailer of the Day: And the breast cancer awareness backlash continues, with film festival darling Pink Ribbons, Inc. making its stateside debut June 1. The Canadian documentary shows how the movement has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns, and frankly, the trailer alone is enough to change the way you think about the Susan G. Komen foundation: “If people actually knew what was happening, they would be really pissed off.”
Lewis H Michaux
The white man that landed here…he came with two great weapons: one was the Bible and other one was the gun. If he didn’t humble you with a Bible, he’d crumble you with the gun. And he’s still praising the Lord and passing the ammunition all over the world.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Hey tumblr, I know I don’t have many followers at this point, but this story of Chick-fil-A vs Bo is very near and dear to my heart. This is a farmer who has been part of my community - who my sister has actually worked with - and he is facing some very familiar bullshit. Bo received a cease-and-desist letter from Chick-fil-A claiming that his slogan “eat more kale” is too close to “eat more chikin”. He has been fighting back, and now he has a kickstarter devoted to him teaming up with a man named Jim to make a documentary on this — however things unfold.
I know not everyone has cash right now to spare, but it you do, Bo has 56 more hours at the time that I’m making this blog post to raise $1800 to finish funding this documentary. It won’t be funded if he doesn’t make it. So, if you do have some money to spare, please consider backing this project (and reblogging this post to spread the word). If you don’t have spare funds, please reblog this post to spread the word.
seriously? chik-fil-a is about to become my former favorite fast food joint. all these recent shenanigans are ridiculous.
a day in the life | misty copeland