(all images via Discover Paris!)
For those of you with the opportunity to go to Europe, Discover Paris! has a huge offering of tours dedicated to Black Paris.
Entrée to Black Paris
Did you know that Paris is alive with black history, culture, and contemporary life? Most Anglophones, regardless of their ethnic background, don’t! Yet, in a very real sense, the City of Light would not shine as brightly without the contributions of Africans and people of African descent. Entrée to Black Paris™ tours and activities give you an up close and personal look at this vibrant and flourishing aspect of Parisian life.
Enjoy an exclusive lunch and a stroll through the idyllic Paris suburb that Josephine called home.
Visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay to view exceptional portrayals of black people in European art.
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind overview of African-American history in Paris and learn about the myth of a colorblind France.
And quite a few more including tours of the Latin Quarter, History tours on James Baldwin and Alexandre Dumas, and The History of American Jazz in Paris featuring live concerts.
for those of you who, like me, probably won’t get this opportunity anytime soon, co-founder of Entree to Black Paris Monique Y. Wells has a blog here.
Additionally, there is the opportunity to purchase ONLINE version of the tours for $25, including Richard Wright’s Paris and The Black Pearl Tour in their Online Walks section.
For those of you in college, there is also a Study Abroad Program if you’d like to petition your institution, professor, history department or student organization to arrange some of these amazing historical tours.
-Go see MJ: The Immortal Cirq du Soleil
-Go to the very top of the Empire State building
Next month it’ll be a year I’ve lived in New York. The May 3rd to be exact. I’ve been in a music video. I’ve sang around the city. Danced for crowds. Been recording and working on my music. I’ve gone to events I’ve never thought I’d go to. Met two of my heroes. Made the truest friends I could ever ask for. I’ve gone from having my own place to being homeless. Shit is cray life is cray man. Last night I performed at the Apollo, placed third and it was my first audition here. I’m going back to perform again on the 23rd. But I sit here tonight without a home. No idea where my next direction. I work so hard man. I want to work harder. I don’t want to fail. I can’t give up. There’s something out here for me. I’ve been dreaming it my whole life. Been working on my whole life. Too many things and people have popped into my life for me to give it. I’ve grown beyond what I thought I could. And I can’t turn back now. Lord I need you. Please guide me and use me for greatness
I’ve met Les Twins twice this year. That’s a dream come true. Nice, humble fellows. Wish them the best on all their encounters. They truly deserve it.
That about sums it up.
Cutting to the chase I am doing a project for my art class that requires me to do a piece that is 60ftx1ft long.
60 feet is a HUGE size.
Long story short, I need your URLs, and if you reblog/like this post I will write your URL down on my piece.
I NEED 60 FEET OF URLS AND I HAVE SMALL HANDWRITING. PLEASE REBLOG FOR ONE REASON, AND ONE REASON ONLY:
this is actually the best reason ever
The game is on