Rashid Darden

A novelist.

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Rashid Darden is the author of Birth of a Dark Nation, first in a series of novels about African vampires brought to America during the transatlantic slave trade.

He also wrote the black LGBT novels Lazarus, Covenant, and Epiphany. His volume of poetry is called The Life and Death of Savion Cortez.

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cartermagazine:

Today In History We Honor Esther Rolle

'Affectionately known for the role of “Florida Evans” on the television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. Esther Rolle has been nominated honorary chairperson of the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, and has been honored with several Image Awards from the NAACP.'

"Black college-educated people got to where they are on the backs of domestic help, meaning their parents and grandparents. So people should not forget how they got to where they are." - Esther Rolle

(photo: Esther Rolle)

- CARTER Magazine

jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info
jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 
So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 
Here’s how it works:
If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 
Price Breakdown
Sketch:
Headshot - 8$
Bust - 16$
Waist Up - 24$
Knees Up - 32$
Full Body - 40$
Cleaned Sketch: 
Headshot - 15$
Bust - 20$
Waist Up - 30$
Knees Up - 45$
Full Body - 50$
Flat Colors:
Headshot - 20$
Bust - 30$
Waist Up - 45$
Knees Up - 50$
Full Body - 60$
Some Shading:
Headshot - 30$
Bust - 40$
Waist Up - 50$
Knees Up - 55$
Full Body - 65$
Full Color:
Headshot - 35$
Bust - 45$
Waist Up - 55$
Knees Up - 60$
Full Body - 70$
Extras:
Add another character - +50% of the full price 
Add simple background - +5$
Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
Character Design - +10$
Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$
Contact
Email - eboyer118@gmail.com
More examples of artwork [here]
Ask questions [here]
Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 


I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.
Zoom Info

jiinsy:

jiinsy:

Hello beautiful people! 

So anyone who’s paid attention to my blog can tell you I’ve got some financial problems right now. Commissions are my only income right now and I need to pay for rent, school fees, I need to pay for a plane ticket back home to Rhode Island, and of course I still need money for groceries and other living expenses. I am down to the wire right now, and need to earn some money in a bad way. Even the smallest amount helps, even if all you can do is signal boost. 

Here’s how it works:

If you want a commission all you have to do is send me an email with the idea you have. Reference images are appreciated for everything, especially fanart. If you want me to actually design a character for you that’s super awesome too, but will cost a little extra. You can send payment through paypal, either using a credit card or one of those prepaid gift cards you get a gas stations and the supermarket. You can totes get it shipped to you if you’d like, but that also costs a little extra. All my prices are based on the amount of time it would take me to finish the work at just above minimum wage. If you want me to draw you, fine! If you want your best friend as an awesome mythical creature? sweet! I will pretty much draw anything, but as a fair warning I am not the best at drawing animals, and I am far too squeamish to draw anything NSFW. Shippy things are perfectly okay as long as the naughty bits are covered. Ain’t nothin wrong with all that jazz, but it’s just not for me. (plus it’d come out terrible if I even tried to draw it) Everything else is fair game. 

Price Breakdown

Sketch:

  • Headshot - 8$
  • Bust - 16$
  • Waist Up - 24$
  • Knees Up - 32$
  • Full Body - 40$

Cleaned Sketch: 

  • Headshot - 15$
  • Bust - 20$
  • Waist Up - 30$
  • Knees Up - 45$
  • Full Body - 50$

Flat Colors:

  • Headshot - 20$
  • Bust - 30$
  • Waist Up - 45$
  • Knees Up - 50$
  • Full Body - 60$

Some Shading:

  • Headshot - 30$
  • Bust - 40$
  • Waist Up - 50$
  • Knees Up - 55$
  • Full Body - 65$

Full Color:

  • Headshot - 35$
  • Bust - 45$
  • Waist Up - 55$
  • Knees Up - 60$
  • Full Body - 70$

Extras:

  • Add another character - +50% of the full price 
  • Add simple background - +5$
  • Add complex background - +10-20$ (depends on the background)
  • Complex poses - +5-10$ (depending on the difficulty)
  • Character Design - +10$
  • Print+shipping inside the USA - +7$
  • Prints of pre-made art (anything in my art tag) - 30$

Contact

Email - eboyer118@gmail.com

More examples of artwork [here]

Ask questions [here]

Even if you are not going to buy a commission, or maybe you just don’t have the money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you could even just reblog this post so maybe it can be seen by someone who could use some art in their life. Signal Boosts are awesome. 

I need to get over 450$ before October 1st, It would mean the world to me if you could just reblog this even if you can’t buy a commission.

meladoodle:

breakdalaw95:

dinofarts:

TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES

wat is the grass supposed to do about it

oh yes grass run for your lives

ghdos:

spraypaintninkpens:

hiiifly:

awhoreforallseasons:

sixpenceee:

Chicago’s newest attraction - a 1000ft-high viewing platform that offers spectacular downward facing views over the city. TILT is housed in 360 CHICAGO on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower and, as the name suggests, the enclosed glass and steel platform tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the city’s The Magnificent Mile. (Source)

Hell nah. Never been, never going. It’s sooooo many ways you got me fucked up if you think I’m bout to go downtown and do that shit.

nope, nope and a big fat fuck naw

I think I’m good Chicago. Thanks anyway.

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