Thank you and much peace.

Stevie Wonder in the studio, 1968.


Stevie Wonder in the studio, 1968.

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The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.
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Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America

If you want to put faces to the story of America’s changing demographics, you might want to look in an art museum. Long bastions of traditional (read “white”) American identity, a growing number of institutions—from the Whitney Museum and MoMA PS1 in New York City, to the Milwaukee Art Museum to the Oakland Museum of California—are opening their doors to artists of color whose work is both poignant and unabashedly political. 

That was the case on August 6 and 7 in Washington, D.C., where the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American and Latino Centers hosted a joint Asian-Latino pop-up exhibition featuring the work of some of today’s most sought-after visual storytellers. (For a full look at last week’s pop-up exhibition, check out the entire collection on Tumblr.) caught up a few of the featured artists to talk about what their work means in the context of a changing American landscape. Here’s what they had to say:

Fidencio Martinez, based in Iowa City, Iowa. “Being an American to be is not defined by a piece of paper. We share a love for this country, for the people who raised us. It’s an honor for my work to be shown at the Smithsonian because it feels like I’ve finally been accepted.”

Steve Alfaro, based in Washington, D.C. “It’s hard [for me] to define what’s ‘American’ and it should be hard for anyone else to define that, too.  When you see a debate through an artist’s lens, you can actually sit with it and draw your own conclusions.” 

Favianna Rodriguez, based in Oakland, Calif. “We are bombarded with a narrative that’s consistently dehumanizing us and showing us in an ugly and negative way. I always think about art as fighting back against those narratives and saying that we love ourselves.”

Monica Ramos, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., by way of the Philippines  “I don’t think it was my intention to challenge what it means to be an American but that’s what my work brings out within the context of [the Smithsonian] show. Making it was my own personal interest. Food is the easiest way to get into a culture and represent it. It’s my way of always remembering where I’m from.”

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elephants silhouetted by the darkening shades of the golden hour on the african savannah, by dana allensusan mcconnell, nevil lazarus, chris packham, andy rouse and frans lanting

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Black Mothers Speak Out After Trayvon: ‘My Son Is Not a Suspect’

In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal on all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the continued racial profiling of young black men has become even bigger news than usual. On Tuesday, Essence Magazine launched a social media campaign called #HeIsNotASuspect to challenge the negative images of young black men in the media. Its aim is to end racial profiling by targeting the often unacknowledged victims of violence targeted at young black men: the black mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and girlfriends who are often left behind to pick up the pieces.

So far, the campaign has unearthed beautiful images and declarations of love. Check them out after the jump.

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I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world. As I said earlier, you can’t just talk about it, you have to be about it.

Stevie Wonder


I included the map to show just how much touring money he’s about to lose over this. It’s a pretty big sacrifice.

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A noble sacrifice. My respect for him just sky rocketed.

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Please support Stevie Wonder. Go buy a record. Buy a song. Buy anything with his name on it. People love to judge a movement by the money it makes. I say we double Stevie’s fortune over this. 

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I (have always) love(d) Stevie Wonder.

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In honor of Stevie, let us remember this salient part of his statement: “you can’t just talk about it, you have to be about it.”

Crucial. Reblog if you want to feel good. But *be about it* in your life…if you want to be about it.

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