' Take your best shot' • August 2017 • Washington DC • Being black in America means you don't exist without being scathed at some point. Yet 'we overcome' , words I remember from my father, genius and flaws and all. I have met and spoken with ' Slim', the man photographed here, over the last several weeks. He told me about his life as a sprinter, an athlete at Eastern High School. Then came junior college, then a life later derailed by drug dealing and drug using. Prison came shortly afterwards, he tells me. He shows me a stab wound right above his eye; a story I hope to explore at a later date. Today he is sober, has housing, acknowledges how he allowed himself to became scathed. And has found his humanity- at great cost. It got me thinking. We can't make mistakes, we can't be human, we almost have to be superhuman, as black people, to be unscathed, but we are not superhuman, we are human. But without the luxury of 'getting a pass' for our human transgressions, we dug deep found our souls, as WEB Dubois write, which is why may seem unbowed, and unscathed. We still rise as Dr Angelou said, despite our insecurities marvelously displayed by @issarae. Loosely inspired by @ruddyroye ___________________________________ #dcfocused #igdc #fotodc #exposeddc #blackcool #everydayblackamerica #hikaricollective #streetsgrammer #grammercollective #gspc #lensculture #lensculturestreets #blavity #charlottesville #washingtondc #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmx100f #washpostphoto #ustreet #14thandu #beststreets #ourstreets #wearethestreet #wearegrryo #burnmagazine #burnmyeye #inpublic
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"Rest easy ancestor." Rest In Power #DickGregory #CivilRightsMovement A True Freedom Fighter... #EverydayBlackAmerica #Bohemian #Bohemiandiet
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"The Realist." So this woman here is my heart. Evelyn is my Everything. 96 years young. Created by Gods. She walks amongst us so that we are reminded of what being TRUE and REAL to ourselves and the world look like. #harlem #NYC #NewYorkCity #MyDailyJourney #Hipstamatic #iphonography #iphononly #bnw #bnw_ny #bnw_newyork #blackandwhite #blackandwhiteNY #blackandwhitenewyork #igers_ny #q_newyork #streetphotography #gspc #streetphotographers #igersofnyc #the_bestbw #helloicp #shootermag #everybodystreet #socialphotography #vsco #everydayblackamerica #shootermag_usa #life_is_street
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For #shoutoutthursday we are also featuring our friends @everydayblackamerica. ・・・ "Of course white supremacy wants you to remain non violent. It wants you to be peaceful when faced with violence. It wants to maintain itself." ~@zellieimani Photo by @365ken #everydaybronx #everydayeverywhere #bronx #thebronx #bx #everydayblackamerica #westphiladelphia FOLLOW OUR FRIENDS: @everydayafrica @everydayasia @everydayaustralia @everydayblackamerica @everydaybrasil @everydayclimatechange @everydayeasterneurope @everydayecuador @everydayegypt @everydayeverywhere @everydaygolshahr @everydayguatemala @everydayincarceration @everydaylatinamerica @everydaymacondo @everydaymexico @everydaymiddleeast @everydaymigration @everydayphilippines @everyday_puertorico @everyday.turkey @everydayvietnam
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Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to this braided beauty. Hope you're having a super sweet day, @mrs._cotton__candyy! 🎉🎂🎈🍭🎊 : : : #fingerprintofGod #NoCreatorNoCreation #fortheloveoflovely😍 #voiceofhair #naturalhairdaily ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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Aliya Khabir listens to Qasim Rashad speak in an office at United Muslim Masjid, a mosque in South Philadelphia. Khabir was born into Philadelphia's Muslim community, and was a part of the successful petition to get the city to recognize the Eid holidays in public schools. Photo by @annie_risemberg.
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