changing paradigms and shit.

I like to think of myself as the bastard lovechild of Miriam Makeba and Malcolm X relegated to vintage susohiki kimonos and ankara turbans /Africa taught me.

#changingparadigmsandshit on youtube.com/xoDVF

some may be humored / most aroused / others disgusted / all enlightened / you're welcome. dvfrederic[at]me.com

this could be us. #butyoureafraidoffallinginlove #speakingof #thesefoolsactlikelovingawomaniswrong #butidigress #imstartingtothinkthesemenaregay #giveintome #namethatlyric #musiclover #rapgenuis #love #hiphophead #youaintevenknow #music #xoDVF #happymonday

modern pharoah. @wave_season22 #babybrother #myheart #mensfashion #streetstyle #vsco #melanite #africanman #salone #sierraleone #krio #bobo #handsometings #fineboi #Adeyemi #yoriyori #standup #model #xoDVF #love #siblings

modern pharoah. @wave_season22 #babybrother #myheart #mensfashion #streetstyle #vsco #melanite #africanman #salone #sierraleone #krio #bobo #handsometings #fineboi #adeyemi #standup
s/o @modernpharoah #model #xoDVF #follow #

just dweet. #jamaicansbelike #lol #babybrother @wave_season22 #myheart #youngKing #melanite #Africanman #Salone #standup #vsco #mensfashion #xoDVF

rain doesn’t fall on one man’s roof so while you laugh at the challenges of others, remember that they survived and have become better because of them. the day will come when you face your own and I, having known pain, will pray for you. not because I’m a better person but because my own suffering has taught my heart empathy. #human #spiritualjourney #goodmorning #quote #sarahdjakes #rp #everytonguethatshallriseupagainstyouiwillcondemn #dontletthecutenessfoolyou #myweaponsareinthespiritualrealm #thespiritsguideme #orishaogun #ancestorsprotectme #xoDVF

dis poem
shall speak of the wretched sea
that washed ships to these shores
of mothers cryin for their young
swallowed up by the sea
dis poem shall say nothin new
dis poem shall speak of time
time unlimited time undefined
dis poem shall call names
names like lumumba kenyatta nkrumah
hannibal akenaton malcolm garvey
haile selassie
dis poem is vexed about apartheid rascism fascism
the klu klux klan riots in brixton atlanta
jim jones
dis poem is revoltin against 1st world 2nd world
3rd world division man made decision
dis poem is like all the rest
dis poem will not be amongst great literary works
will not be recited by poetry enthusiasts
will not be quoted by politicians nor men of religion
dis poem s knives bombs guns blood fire
blazin for freedom
yes dis poem is a drum
ashanti mau mau ibo yoruba nyahbingi warriors
uhuru uhuru
uhuru namibia
uhuru soweto
uhuru afrika
dis poem will not change things
dis poem need to be changed
dis poem is a rebirth of a peopl
arizin awaking understandin
dis poem speak is speakin have spoken
dis poem shall continue even when poets have stopped writin
dis poem shall survive u me it shall linger in history
in your mind
in time forever
dis poem is time only time will tell
dis poem is still not written
dis poem has no poet
dis poem is just a part of the story
his-story her-story our-story the story still untold
dis poem is now ringin talkin irritatin
makin u want to stop it
but dis poem will not stop
dis poem is long cannot be short
dis poem cannot be tamed cannot be blamed
the story is still not told about dis poem
dis poem is old new
dis poem was copied from the bible your prayer book
playboy magazine the n.y. times readers digest
the c.i.a. files the k.g.b. files
dis poem is no secret
dis poem shall be called boring stupid senseless
dis poem is watchin u tryin to make sense from dis poem
dis poem is messin up your brains
makin u want to stop listenin to dis poem
but u shall not stop listenin to dis poem
u need to know what will be said next in dis poem
dis poem shall disappoint u
because
dis poem is to be continued in your mind in your mind
in your mind your mind. #mutabaruka #dispoem #dispostisntaboutmereadthepoem #xoDVF

you will be jeered at. you will be cursed at. you will be
spoken ill of. but you will never be imitated. your legacy
will have a self-generated copyright and patent written with
the ink of your journey. #quote #chimenejackson #knowthyself #xoDVF #power #starseed #melanite #phoenix #metaphysics #neverfuckwithawombmanwhoknowsthereismagicinher #thegodsforbidyou #thespiritsprotectme #orishaogun #experiment #art #beautyFULL #flawsandall

applauses are sometimes like apologies…
insufficient. #bigup #blackartists- leave your #review of #nayyirahwaheed’s #nejma + @yrsadaleyward’s #bone on #amazon.com. #support #africanliterature #summerreading #crosspollination #goodreads #books #xoDVF #african #art #poetry #prose #writer #love #bookreview #blogger #vsco

let’s tie a turban: the makeba. inspired by #MamaAfrica #MiriamMakeba #fashion #blogger #youtube.com/xoDVF #turban #diy #tutorial #headwrap #summerstyle #naturalhair #nhd #hairstyle #printonprint #ankara #getfrockedup #xoDVF #vsco (http://youtu.be/3CB1UoEX4-Y)

with so many schadenfreuders in the world / sometimes you don’t want to give them the satisfaction of looking less than strong. human. #heard #quote #truth #everyoneisfightingsomekindofbattle #dontbeacunt#wordtoyomotha #myvulnerabilityismystrength #perspective #knowthyself #xoDVF #journeyingon #rp #vsco

r e m i n d e r. #itiswell #loveandlight #standinyourtruth #unapologetic #quote #protectyourmagic #melanite #warsanshire #xoDVF

i miss her with a growing heat that surprises me and will soon engulf me. #xodvf #selfie #vsco #africa #wiwt #isis #melanite

we feel that to reveal embarrassing or private things, we have given someone something, that, like a primitive person fearing that a photographer will steal his soul, we identify our secrets, our past and their blotches, with our identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deeds somehow makes one less of oneself. / this weekend @aboriginalsubstance met, connected and shared with one another those bits of ourselves that many hide. #ourtrueselves #unashamed #unapologetic. those are the relationships I crave. #today #daveeggers #whatisthewhat #summerreading #book #xoDVF #vsco #blogger #writer #africanliterature #sudan #jewelry from @frock.ed / #henna by #aboriginalsubstance #blessup

west afrika inna brooklyn yard. #xoDVF @michelawariebi @yaasoulrebel #africanwomen #printonprint #theyslaydaily #sisters #friends #curlfriends #naturalhair #wiwt(hen) #vsco

πŸ”˜πŸ”˜πŸ”˜ #xoDVF #whiteonwhite #bw #vsco #wiwt #ootd #tonight

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