dynastylnoire:

strangeasanjles:

godinthebrokenness:

Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.

Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."

(Article)

Gabriel tho!

Gabriel can take me up immediately

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ask-heichouu:

makenzie-rush:

starrysleeper:

dynamesvirtue:

shadogal94:

hartbigshipper:

gennycidersyo:

peaceluvmusic:

reprimandtheirdaughters:

mandopony:

ethiopienne:

COLLEGE

GROWING UP

KILLING SPIDERS

FINALS

TALKING TO PEOPLE

INTERVIEWS

PLAYED KINGDOM HEARTS

MASS EFFECT

LIFE

SAW HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

ORDERED PIZZA OVER THE PHONE


OICKED UP A PIECE OF PAPER

ask-heichouu:

makenzie-rush:

starrysleeper:

dynamesvirtue:

shadogal94:

hartbigshipper:

gennycidersyo:

peaceluvmusic:

reprimandtheirdaughters:

mandopony:

ethiopienne:

COLLEGE

GROWING UP

KILLING SPIDERS

FINALS

TALKING TO PEOPLE

INTERVIEWS

PLAYED KINGDOM HEARTS

MASS EFFECT

LIFE

SAW HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

ORDERED PIZZA OVER THE PHONE

OICKED UP A PIECE OF PAPER

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I'll try to give solid answers.

  • 1) Sexuality?
  • 2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  • 3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
  • 4) What do you think about most?
  • 5) What does your latest text message from someone else say?
  • 6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
  • 7) What's your strangest talent?
  • 8) Girls.... (finish the sentence); Boys.... (finish the sentence)
  • 9) Ever had a poem or song written about you?
  • 10) When is the last time you played the air guitar?
  • 11) Do you have any strange phobias?
  • 12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
  • 13) What's your religion?
  • 14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
  • 15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
  • 16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
  • 17) What was the last lie you told?
  • 18) Do you believe in karma?
  • 19) What does your URL mean?
  • 20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
  • 21) Who is your celebrity crush?
  • 22) Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
  • 23) How do you vent your anger?
  • 24) Do you have a collection of anything?
  • 25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
  • 26) Are you happy with the person you've become?
  • 27) What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
  • 28) What's your biggest "what if"?
  • 29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  • 30) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
  • 31) Smell the air. What do you smell?
  • 32) What's the worst place you have ever been to?
  • 33) Choose East Coast or West Coast?
  • 34) Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
  • 35) To you, what is the meaning of life?
  • 36) Define Art.
  • 37) Do you believe in luck?
  • 38) What's the weather like right now?
  • 39) What time is it?
  • 40) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
  • 41) What was the last book you read?
  • 42) Do you like the smell of gasoline?
  • 43) Do you have any nicknames?
  • 44) What was the last movie you saw?
  • 45) What's the worst injury you've ever had?
  • 46) Have you ever caught a butterfly?
  • 47) Do you have any obsessions right now?
  • 48) What's your sexual orientation?
  • 49) Ever had a rumor spread about you?
  • 50) Do you believe in magic?
  • 51) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
  • 52) What is your astrological sign?
  • 53) Do you save money or spend it?
  • 54) What's the last thing you purchased?
  • 55) Love or lust?
  • 56) In a relationship?
  • 57) How many relationships have you had?
  • 58) Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  • 59) Where were you yesterday?
  • 60) Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
  • 61) Are you wearing socks right now?
  • 62) What's your favorite animal?
  • 63) What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
  • 64) Where is your best friend?
  • 65) Spit or swallow?(;
  • 66) What is your heritage?
  • 67) What were you doing last night at 12 AM?
  • 68) What do you think is Satan's last name?
  • 69) Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
  • 70) Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
  • 71) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
  • 72) You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
  • 73) You can only have one of these things; trust or love.
  • 74) What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
  • 75) What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?
  • 76) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
  • 77) How can I win your heart?
  • 78) Can insanity bring on more creativity?
  • 79) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
  • 80) What size shoes do you wear?
  • 81) What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
  • 82) What is your favorite word?
  • 83) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart.
  • 84) What is a saying you say a lot?
  • 85) What's the last song you listened to?
  • 86) Basic question; what's your favorite color/colors?
  • 87) What is your current desktop picture?
  • 88) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
  • 89) What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
  • 90) One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
  • 91) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
  • 92) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
  • 93) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
  • 94) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
  • 95) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
  • 96) Do you have any relatives in jail?
  • 97) Have you ever thrown up in the car?
  • 98) Ever been on a plane?
  • 99) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
Liberated.

Liberated.

boycheck:

your-average-homestuck:

This is how me and my family are living these months.

My mom has a great job but doesn’t make enough to support all five of us. She’s working extra hours but it isn’t enough and with school starting for my brothers and them needing over priced uniforms, we’ve all reached the end of our rope.

On top of this, my mom also has diabetes and sometimes has trouble getting the money for her medication. And as people who have/are dealing with this kind of disease you know that everything is so much more harder for her. When she gets a paper cut it can last a month and when she gets caught in the rain, she is guaranteed to get sick and as she says so many times “[she] cannot afford to get sick”.

Right now we are trying to move from this house into a smaller, more affordable one but the chances of that happening anytime soon are dwindling. In addition to this, my mom wants to visit our sick grandfather in New York who has multiple myeloma. If anyone who has heard of this would know that it affects your organs and there is no cure for it. We are all hoping for one last visit before he passes on.

I’m asking that you please help us. I don’t like this life for my brothers who have to wonder if it was okay that they are ramen for breakfast or that my mother can’t see her father one last time. Anything and everything you donate will be used to help my brothers and mother have an easier more enjoyable life.

I have set up a fundraiser and a paypal on my blog. Again, anything and everything you can spare will be much appreciated and if you cannot donate, please share this so that it gets around.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASE

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electricalivia:

micdotcom:

16-year-old Jada’s rape was turned into a meme — but she and her supporters are fighting back

Jada’s case shares an eerie similarity to last year’s Steubenville rape case. That incident, too, involved the assault of a teenage girl, and that case, too, saw photos and videos of the unconscious girl spread like wildfire across the Web.

But unlike the Steubenville case, to which the reactions ranged from disturbing to downright egregious, Jada’s story is receiving an overwhelming outpouring of support. While the initial purpose of #jadapose was to make a mockery of a young girl’s sexual assault, her supporters have come out in droves to back her.

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Her story is so hard to hear, but I want to show my support because god dammit you little warrior I support you. You’re standing up against a world that thinks the rape of an unconscious 16 year old girl is fodder for internet humor. You’re standing strong where so many girls have been unable to stand, and often unable to even go on living. Stay strong, stay proud, you won’t be talked about as a joke or a victim you will be remembered as a fucking crusader. #jadacounterpose #supportjada

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…”Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” #tbt #neworleans #essencefest #photography #journalism #homeless

…”Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” #tbt #neworleans #essencefest #photography #journalism #homeless

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭40‬) #NOLA #essencefest

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭40‬) #NOLA #essencefest

"I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."

— Elizabeth Gilbert (via floatingonatidalwave)

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