Be-You-tiful

I'm a songwriter and music producer from Paris, with Bantu roots. I love great music, art & beautiful minds.

“The blackness of space was dotted with stars.”

#Repost from @leventparman
How could I miss his birthday. Great man, brilliant mind, co-founder of #CapitolRecords, although originating from #turkey, one of the architect of #africanamerican music history.
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#birthday #AhmetErtegun #cazhareketi #DukeEllington

once upon a time #great #music #production
#quincyjones #michaeljackson #steviewonder #donnyhathaway #franksinatra #georgebenson
playing #givemethenight by george benson, august 1980

Ego Tripping

observando:

I was born in the congo
I walked to the fertile crescent and built
the sphinx
I designed a pyramid so tough that a star
that only glows every one hundred years falls
into the center giving divine perfect light
I am bad

I sat on the throne
drinking nectar with allah
I got hot and sent an ice age to europe
to cool my thirst
My oldest daughter is nefertiti
the tears from my birth pains
created the nile
I am a beautiful woman

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umistakeme-forstraight:

GloZell shows why cultural representation is so important (x)

:’)

(Source: evergreenring, via blackourstory)

Louis is a good boy 
#dog #routine
my routine on my way to work…
no #car no #stress a lot of #time to #reboot
themaninthegreenshirt:

"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough." Nina Simone

themaninthegreenshirt:

"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough." Nina Simone

paulamaf2013:

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

It’s good to know even though it’s extremely horrible to read/see….And people wonder why the African continent is so behind….

(via thesunatmidnight2)

(Source: thesunatmidnight2)