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"Porter victoria dreamer" rug
size 9ft x 12ft
Langston Hughes - 1902-1967
Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.
(America never was America to me.)
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.
(It never was America to me.)
O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.
(There's never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.")
Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?
I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
I am the red man driven from the land,
I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek—
And finding only the same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.
I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
Tangled in that ancient endless chain
Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
Of work the men! Of take the pay!
Of owning everything for one's own greed!
I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
I am the worker sold to the machine.
I am the Negro, servant to you all.
I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—
Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers!
I am the man who never got ahead,
The poorest worker bartered through the years.
Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
That even yet its mighty daring sings
In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
That's made America the land it has become.
O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
In search of what I meant to be my home—
For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
To build a "homeland of the free."
Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we've dreamed
And all the songs we've sung
And all the hopes we've held
And all the flags we've hung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay—
Except the dream that's almost dead today.
O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine—the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.
Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!
Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain—
All, all the stretch of these great green states—
And make America again!
This collection of images represents "Part VI" of our mood board series curated by creative director Justin Black. It features vibrant, summer-like, energetic and inspiring works from artist, brands, and people including Tupac, Kim K, Porter Victoria, Nipsey Hussle, Ye, Barcelona, Dom C., Brenden Bazilio and the director himself. Here at Porter, we try to expose you to as much as possible, give you inspiration, beautiful aesthetic and access to things that represent freedom, growth, and creativity. We exist for the dreamer, the hurt, the emotional, the vibrant, the lost, the found and the free. Implementing a vast variety of fashion, style, art, decor & more. With that smooth, comfortable and vintage Porter Victoria feel. Here is to Living the dream and staying consistent. See you soon!
-New Hoodie Collection to release with Winter season 1 in late November.
-Limited Edition "Forbearance" Polo's are going fast!!! Just 4 left!!!
-Black P.V. Hoodies (Limited) Less than 20 left.
-Porter Victoria Music & Art Festival (July 2021 - Headliner & Location to be announced during summer 2020.)
Porter V. Library
Books worth your attention!!!
A collection of novels we think are worth a read that includes a memoir from former First Lady Michelle Obama, a long time classic from Paulo Coelho. Educated by Tara Westover; a memoir of when the daughter of a survivalist leaves home for university.
The 29th book in the Prey series, Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer & The Mueller Report Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.
*You can purchase all these books right here with us by sending email to email@example.com. All books are $30 express shipping and come with a small gift from us.
What's in the
"Something for the whip, the road trip, that summertime drive with bae or just for the hell of it, here's the vibe"
On the left, the "Brown Sugar"
Is converting neo-soul from the '90s through now. A playlist that explores the earthy side of R&B. Smooth but with a little grit, with equal nods to hip-hop and classic soul, this is the music that keeps the sound going...the heartbeat underneath.
On the right "Wow...That's Crazy" 2019
Wow...That's Crazy Folarin is back! The D.C. native dropped his 6th studio album over the weekend entitled Wow...That's Crazy paying homage to the overwhelming disapproval of some of the artist bolder statements over time. The album opens with "Sue Me," which features the reoccurring hook of "I'm rooting for everybody that's black."
A common theme throughout the album seems to be an unapologetic attack on self and his proception on the modern relationship, which is familiar to true Wale fans. But this album features tons of help which is unfamiliar, including elements from Bryson Tiller, Meek Mill, Meg The Stallion, Rick Ross, Jacquees, Kelly Price, 6lack, and the long-awaited D.C. collaboration featuring Ms. Ari Lennox. Wale is talented beyond measure; the wordplay alone tells a unique story about the life and times of the man himself. But his continued prowess to push his narrative is becoming extremely impressive. The artist states that he's still in search of validation from "predominantly white" awards, i.e. the illustrious grammy that he oh so desires. But none the less Folarin is back!
*Find these exclusively on Apple Music!