From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform. From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform. From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform. From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform. From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform. From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my HairBrandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform.

From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.

Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my Hair

Brandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.

Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.

Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.


Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.

Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.

Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been added to the already amazing cast of artist for the “Curtain Call” THIS Saturday, April 26th from 7pm-10pm at Moniker Art Gallery 452 Richmond St W (off Spadina). Its a showcase of mostly Scarborough based artist as well as Toronto ones too. I’ll be showing work that is inspired by my lived experience as a Scarborough based artist.  

This is also the official release of the 3rd Scarborough hat by @5ivesontop x @wwwalker.

Reach Nuh! I’m off school and finally able to stretch my wings again (Until school starts again in a Month!)

artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date


Wow!!! artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date


Wow!!! artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date


Wow!!! artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date


Wow!!!

artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date

Wow!!!

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jalanimorgan:

Halima x Jalani Morgan
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Halima x Jalani Morgan
© Jalani Morgan
Halima x Jalani Morgan
© Jalani Morgan Halima x Jalani Morgan
© Jalani Morgan
“art is giving yourself permission to translate life. exactly the way you feel. see. and hear it. be the artist you are. give yourself permission to speak your own language.”
— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

jalanimorgan:

Greeting and hello y’all I’m also on Instagram as well so if you want try a ting and follow @jalanimorgan

Hanging with my younger brother and sister today. Hanging with my younger brother and sister today.

Hanging with my younger brother and sister today.

Kanye please mess up the Internet today and Bring back Good Music Friday’s with a I am a God remix!

Greeting and hello y’all I’m also on Instagram as well so if you want try a ting and follow @jalanimorgan

africaisdonesuffering:

Submitted by: Jalani Morganwww.jalanimorgan.comwww.jalanimorgan.tumblr.com

"melanin is memory.
is the blue weight of the ocean. sewn into the red dusk of sky. living in the soil of your body.
it is alive.
leaping and sweeping you. against. into the sun.
your skin was the first astronaut. the first in space.
you touch. and talk. are intimate with the sun. everyday. and do not perish.

melanin.
is the world. before this world.
before the word. slave.
during the word. slave.
after the word. slave.
it is the books. written into yourself.
wild math in the pads of your feet.
soft science in your hair.
language down your back. invention in your mouth.

melanin is why you are still alive after. the torching.
it is a second lung. the next heart. and the next heart. and the next.
a never ending. regenerative. breathing thing.
a ceremony of life. while you are asleep.
a cosmos. in conversation.

melanin is a wisdom that knew.
hate would be the anti-light come to devour. defile.
a wisdom that did not flinch.
a wisdom that is not bothered by such things.
melanin is memory.
your memory.”


nayyirah waheed (via @nayyirahwaheed)

photo by: me

“it’s about self competency. not competition.”
— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

Yes!

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