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I barely spent 24 hours away and this is the face I came home to. These next four weeks are going to be roooouuugh. #catdad
Jason

I barely spent 24 hours away and this is the face I came home to. These next four weeks are going to be roooouuugh. #catdad

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Kareem • The Writer, 2017
Meron Tebeje

Kareem • The Writer, 2017

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Wizard Kelly Vibes! ✨✨✨✨✨✨
Chocolate Papi

Wizard Kelly Vibes! ✨✨✨✨✨✨

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Morning loves☀️This might be the last beautiful hot day of summer in NYC and I plan on enjoying it! My sis is in town and I've convinced her to let me train her on the Reformer today and I'm so excited even though she calls it the Pilates death machine😂 I already hit the cookout circuit this wknd but maybe I'll checkout the West Indian day parade...but what are y'all up to today? Hope you get to enjoy a day off😊
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Oh and this is #puppypose on the #reformer - I'm coming for you #hollowback #handstand 😉
Catherine |📍NYC

Morning loves☀️This might be the last beautiful hot day of summer in NYC and I plan on enjoying it! My sis is in town and I've convinced her to let me train her on the Reformer today and I'm so excited even though she calls it the Pilates death machine😂 I already hit the cookout circuit this wknd but maybe I'll checkout the West Indian day parade...but what are y'all up to today? Hope you get to enjoy a day off😊
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Oh and this is #puppypose on the #reformer - I'm coming for you #hollowback #handstand 😉

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Hello weekend, be there in a prosecco! #waitforme
H E A T H E R F L O R A

Hello weekend, be there in a prosecco! #waitforme

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UPTOWN MENTALITY/REALITY
Jordan

UPTOWN MENTALITY/REALITY

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[B]elieve
[I]n
[N]ew
[O]pportunity 📷 @shotphresh1x
Gee Slab

[B]elieve
[I]n
[N]ew
[O]pportunity 📷 @shotphresh1x

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THE HUSTLE ALWAYS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF! 
Christian & Justin Combs for @complexhustle. Christian wears.
Jacket: @diorhomme 
T-shirt: @supremenewyork 
Jeans: @ksubi 
Sneakers: @commedesgarcons x @nike
Lade (La-Day) Stylist

THE HUSTLE ALWAYS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!
Christian & Justin Combs for @complexhustle. Christian wears.
Jacket: @diorhomme
T-shirt: @supremenewyork
Jeans: @ksubi
Sneakers: @commedesgarcons x @nike

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#FuckHate
Art Me ©

#FuckHate

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Gladys Bentley (August 12, 1907 - January 18, 1960), Ubangi Club, Harlem, New York, c. 1930. Photo by Sterling Paige.
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Gladys Bentley, who was born one hundred and ten years ago today, was an American blues singer and pianist, best-known for her work—billed as a Black, lesbian, cross-dressing performer—during the 1920s and 1930s.
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During the Prohibition era, Bentley's performances at Harlem's gay speakeasies—backed by a chorus line of drag queens, with Bentley donning her trademark white coat and tails—were infamous. One unprepared critic, for example, lambasted “the masculine-garbed, smut-singing” Bentley and the “eight liberally painted male sepians with effeminate voices and gestures [who] assisted the singer in throwing this piece of filth at a blushing audience.”
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As Bentley’s fame grew, her shows took on a more “respectable” tone, with her “pansies” (the drag queens) replaced by the Ubangettes, a chorus of Black women. Despite the shift in tone, however, Bentley continued to proclaim her economic, social, and sexual independence at a time when such defiance was exceedingly dangerous.
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In 1938, Bentley moved to Los Angeles and tried, unsuccessfully, to launch her career anew. But, as James Wilson notes, L.A. “in the 1940s and 1950s was far less tolerant of a 250-pound butch lesbian than New York City in the 1920s.”
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In 1952, Bentley claimed to have been "cured" of her homosexuality; she married a man (though he later would deny the marriage ever officially took place), studied to be a minister, and wrote an essay for Ebony magazine called "I Am a Woman Again" in which she renounced her previous identity and “the sex underworld in which [she] once lived.” Many consider Bentley’s denunciation “of her former life [as] a reflection of the prevalent cultural attitude of the era…If Bentley wanted to be a part of the stolid new vision of the United States, which had no room for a sexually and economically independent black woman, she necessarily had to change her public and private act. In short, she had to be domesticated.”
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Gladys Bentley died of pneumonia on January 18, 1960; she was fifty-two. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #GladysBentley
lgbt_history

Gladys Bentley (August 12, 1907 - January 18, 1960), Ubangi Club, Harlem, New York, c. 1930. Photo by Sterling Paige.
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Gladys Bentley, who was born one hundred and ten years ago today, was an American blues singer and pianist, best-known for her work—billed as a Black, lesbian, cross-dressing performer—during the 1920s and 1930s.
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During the Prohibition era, Bentley's performances at Harlem's gay speakeasies—backed by a chorus line of drag queens, with Bentley donning her trademark white coat and tails—were infamous. One unprepared critic, for example, lambasted “the masculine-garbed, smut-singing” Bentley and the “eight liberally painted male sepians with effeminate voices and gestures [who] assisted the singer in throwing this piece of filth at a blushing audience.”
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As Bentley’s fame grew, her shows took on a more “respectable” tone, with her “pansies” (the drag queens) replaced by the Ubangettes, a chorus of Black women. Despite the shift in tone, however, Bentley continued to proclaim her economic, social, and sexual independence at a time when such defiance was exceedingly dangerous.
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In 1938, Bentley moved to Los Angeles and tried, unsuccessfully, to launch her career anew. But, as James Wilson notes, L.A. “in the 1940s and 1950s was far less tolerant of a 250-pound butch lesbian than New York City in the 1920s.”
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In 1952, Bentley claimed to have been "cured" of her homosexuality; she married a man (though he later would deny the marriage ever officially took place), studied to be a minister, and wrote an essay for Ebony magazine called "I Am a Woman Again" in which she renounced her previous identity and “the sex underworld in which [she] once lived.” Many consider Bentley’s denunciation “of her former life [as] a reflection of the prevalent cultural attitude of the era…If Bentley wanted to be a part of the stolid new vision of the United States, which had no room for a sexually and economically independent black woman, she necessarily had to change her public and private act. In short, she had to be domesticated.”
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Gladys Bentley died of pneumonia on January 18, 1960; she was fifty-two. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #GladysBentley

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Lord knows it's only two people I look up to... Big Troy & Dedo! 
Long live my Pops & Uncle 🙏🏾🙏🏾
#BigRhymers
ROYAL

Lord knows it's only two people I look up to... Big Troy & Dedo!
Long live my Pops & Uncle 🙏🏾🙏🏾
#BigRhymers

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@anstepanovaphoto we had such a good time! thank you for this photoshoot, Let's shoot in 3,5 years again 😬#photoshoot #photographer #model #goodtimes for sure
Leo Rusanov, NYC

@anstepanovaphoto we had such a good time! thank you for this photoshoot, Let's shoot in 3,5 years again 😬#photoshoot #photographer #model #goodtimes for sure

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Harlem has represented so much to African Americans: freedom, opportunity, community, activism, and art. During the Great Migration when AA's left the Jim Crow South in droves to seek opportunities in the North, it was where so many people settled and so many dreams were built.
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#wokearoundtheworld #blacklivesmatter #harlem #nyc #newyourkcity #diaspora #afrolatino #igerscolombia #instatravel #travelgram #travel #traveldeeper #travelpics #passportready #coupletravelgoals #wanderlust #bucketlist #dametraveler #travelfly #mytravelcrush #travelnoire #iamatraveler #exploremore #sheisnotlost #iamtb #blackgirlmagic #photooftheday #femmetravel #justgoshoot
France ✈ FranceFrancois.com

Harlem has represented so much to African Americans: freedom, opportunity, community, activism, and art. During the Great Migration when AA's left the Jim Crow South in droves to seek opportunities in the North, it was where so many people settled and so many dreams were built.
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#wokearoundtheworld #blacklivesmatter #harlem #nyc #newyourkcity #diaspora #afrolatino #igerscolombia #instatravel #travelgram #travel #traveldeeper #travelpics #passportready #coupletravelgoals #wanderlust #bucketlist #dametraveler #travelfly #mytravelcrush #travelnoire #iamatraveler #exploremore #sheisnotlost #iamtb #blackgirlmagic #photooftheday #femmetravel #justgoshoot

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The jumpshots over gunshots movement in action...show that support
john coleman

The jumpshots over gunshots movement in action...show that support

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❌Outsider➿Harlem❎
󾓫 Leti Espina Ezcurdia 󾓫

❌Outsider➿Harlem❎

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