not your happy place

think-thank-thunk:

Me flirting
welcomebackalice:

♡S A S S Y & T R A S H Y ♡ 
theladybadass:

Archers at Harlem’s YWCA (1940)

go get em
medievalpoc:

Anonymous Portuguese Artist
Saint Iphegenia
Portugal (18th Century)
Oil on Canvas, 110 x 75 cm.
AROUCA., Museu de Arte Sacra.
Inscribed in cartouche beneath the saint’s feet: “SAN TA IFIGENIA PRINCEZA NUBIA CARMELITA, ADUOGADA CONTRA OSINCENDIOS.”
More on Saint Iphegenia:


The legacy of this remarkable black saint, whose story of persecution and victory begins in ancient Nubia, found its ultimate fulfillment in her role as a spiritual guide to her fellow black Africans in their own trials during the Atlantic slave trade. In this painting, the holy virgin Ifigenia (“born strong” in Greek) wears a nun’s habit and holds a miniature church surrounded by flames. The inscription below attests to her Nubian origins and declares her official role as a protector against the ravages of fire.




The story of St. Ifigenia goes back to the earliest days of Christianity. According to an apocryphal account, during a mission of evangelization to Nubia (then called Ethiopia), St. Matthew defeated evil sorcerers and converted the king and his court to the new faith. The zeal of his daughter Ifigenia was especially strong, and with Matthew’s encouragement she founded a convent of 200 women. When she refused the advances of her uncle Hirtacus, he tried to burn down the building. Matthew miraculously diverted the flames to the palace, soon ending the despotic reign of the usurper and ushering in a period of prosperity under Christian rule.
classicladiesofcolor:


Anna May Wong's Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924, National Archives at San Francisco.

She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles to a Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. However, being an American didn’t matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against. Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. Even at the peak of her fame, Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here. Read the rest of the article.


medievalpoc:

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queenlyanna:

Do you ever just get something and think: This. This is it. This is my new favourite thing.
beyondthegoblincity:

Brandy Norwood as Cinderella

calibansisland:

Peter Greenaway, Prospero’s books
nightshopeful:

grunge em We Heart It.