Posted by Cipriana Quann
Photos via: Tumblr 'BeardedandBlack'
I was just telling my husband that I wish coperate america would allow men to grow some hair on their faces then I see this. Sighs…..I love when his facial hair grows in but then he has to shave it off These are some beautiful photos.
@herlucidsky:disqus, Lol, then this was meant for you I think it is so interesting how people define labels just from an exterior view. Some of these men look so distinguished. Hopefully this will change and I agree, I absolutely love when my man lets his facial hair grow.
I know! Haha that’s so weird that you posted this a few hours after I mentioned it. This was definitely meant for me!
And you are so right. I never understood the logic in labeling people just by their exterior. I often wonder if these same people are ever judged or labeled in the same manner by others and if so, then how can they not see that this way of thinking is not productive.
@herlucidsky:disqus , it just so much easier to try and place someone in a box, because it brings comfort to some, knowing how to define you. Some people are afraid of mystery or uniqueness while others embrace it. You know how it is <3
I understand that and I am also aware of the fact that our brains are some how wired to automatically categorize everything for the sake of order and or understanding. But I feel like if we know better why not do better? We can all see how much hurt, chaos and confusion it can cause when we carry on with this mindset. But all hope is not lost when there are continuos positive reinforcements from sites like UBB and the likes.
@herlucidsky:disqus , Thank you, one of the main reasons why we started UBB. Change isn’t easy but that’s ok, it is the struggle that makes us appreciate those changes when it finally does happen. Plus, there are still so many individuals who don’t even realize they are in that frame of mind, or realize it and don’t care about the effects, so we have to focus on our self and what we can do to transform that type of mentality. Luckily there are people like your self who realize the repercussions, and continue the ripples of change until we are making waves
So very true, well said
I’ve stalked BAB for a while (UBB featured them before, no?), I wish to thank them for presenting this artistic and poignant counter-narrative to the fiction the entire world has convinced itself of about the mind + body + soul of Black men. Btw, anybody think brother in the 3rd photo down with the graffiti is single, and looking for a Virgo woman?
@Elle, no this is actually the first time we are featuring them Also you are too hilarious, lol.
Beautiful spread. I love seeing men with facial hair I see they got J Boykins and Professor badass (his real name I promise) in the mix. Yes and amen. Every single photo tells a story. Thank you Cipriana!
LOL @dijonrolle:disqus, yes “Professor Bad@ss” or his real name which is Kevin Stewart was a alias that went viral when Scott Schuman of ‘The Sartorialist’ photographed him in 2008 and someone captioned “Professor Bad@ss”. My pleasure, so glad you enjoyed
Oh Cipiriana…..what you do to me girl!! hahahaha. these men are just….yummm yummmm Many familiar and unfamiliar beautiful faces. To set a scene, i was just setting up to my laptop to do some school/paper work with coffee in my tribal mug…Chamakay by Blood orange is playing….i hit the shortcut for your site..and..POW these beautiful men appear on my screen. Love the old timer above Common. That man has got some ripe swag.
edited: Prof. Badass….yummm
LOL @disqus_wQGSoYizig:disqus, lady you set up the scene perfectly! I can see it now, well so glad I add that extra POW to your day, especially with all of your hard work.
edited: LOL Kevin Stewart aka Professor Bad@ss. Was interesting to read the back story of that title
These are amazing photos. I love that they look so sharp and defy that you have to be clean cut as well. My husband refuses to grow a beard which is such a shame because it has copper highlights. :-/
Perfect description @chevanne:disqus, that is exactly what many of these pictures convey. That is a shame, how cool would that be! I love when my boyfriend lets his beard grow, I just love it!!!
There is just something about a beard, I love it when my husband lets his grow.
Yes @mrsgamble215:disqus, I completely agree!!!
My smile grew the more I scrolled down; I love a man with a beard. I agree with herlucidsky, these are beautiful photos. I can’t stop looking at them. Wonderful post. I love Bearded Sunday!
LOL @disqus_aZl32bEXEf:disqus, I can visualize your smile now, so glad you enjoyed and thank you
Oh my… I’m in beard heaven.
Such beautiful sexy beards!!
i’m just distracting myself at work. so handsome