The Renaissance Man.@ronalddraper_art

Art is 1 of 1: None before and none to come
The RD Showroom [#thedraperspace]
Art Director, Harlem Hospital
Art Educator
HARLEM, NYC

http://www.ronalddraperart.com/

...for you momma and family / they need to see you shined up / you built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up. . . .

Service is the rent we pay for living on this earth. Pay up or move out the way for those who can . . .

Thank you @nyulyp for the honor and distinction, but this is bigger than me, this is for all of us. Continue to live in your truth and speak it from the mountaintops for everyone to hear, we need it || #RonalddraperART x #UrbanLeague × #TakeCareOfHarlem | #spman x #Blkcreatives x #rebirth2018


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"Here's a jewel son / be yourself / quit looking like someone else, get your dignity off the shelf." . .

Love is enough to power you through a career that nobody thought was real, when all you have is $15 to your name and your lights off in your apartment. . .

Love is also enough to give you the power to walk away from anything not meant for you. #KnowYourWorth . .

#Love is, and will always be enough || Dallas, Texas, custom home built by @moredesignbuild || @chadcalebdorsey , you did an amazing job || Also, I dare you folks to find someone who looks this good in a $40 suit...cheers to tailoring #style x #savings [ @alaindupetit is the 🐐 ] #BlkCreatives


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..when you cried all your tears out and one page in your diary can tell you what your year bout / That's a lonely place / my momma said son, why such a lonely face? / Cuz the pressure's on me… . . .

The #WarOnDrugs wasnt just about prisons, it was also about creating reasons for a group of people to look at their own as less-than. Years of propaganda to make us look down on those who have made the decision to turn to drugs. But it's now 2018 there's a new level of compassion for drug users that wasnt afforded to people that look like me || always remember kids... #JustSayNo || America: damnbabywhatisyoudoin? . .

PUSHER MAN x #NOTxNORMAL . .

#RonalddraperART x #BlackLivesMatter x #BlkCreatives x #TheDraperSpace


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Make the headlines, make the front page / wild out in the courthouse...just thrill em / They'll say the boy dead wrong, but I feel em. . .

My people are in prison, FxCK your stocks || Imagine handing in a failing assignment and missing graduation because of it. Then imagine someone else picking that SAME assignment out the garbage and being awarded an honorary doctorate and handed a check. This is what this new weed industry feels like, so pardon me if I don't give a shxt . .

THINK : #NOTxNORMAL . .

Jacket: @garconcouture | great-smelling beard: @scotchporter | Arms: @CrunchGym | #RootingForEverybodyBlack x #RonaldDraperART x #blkcreatives x #TheDraperSpace


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🔊I was lost in the jungle like Simba after the death of Mufasa / no hog, no meerkat / Hakuna Matata by day, but I spent my nighttime fighting tears back || "For years we may see the full effect on the children": The War on Drugs has an almost never-ending ripple effect. So many of us have had parents and loved ones taken from us in one way or another. Drugs took my mother from me and I fake turned out ok. We've found a way to live with the trauma, but at what cost?
Little Child Runnin' Wild

This is why I will always be #RootingForEverybodyBlack || #NOTxNORMAL || #RonalddraperART x #TheDraperSpace x #BlkCreatives
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Jacket: @thecarterbrand_


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🔊 I let the dice roll like my father did...I gotta shine, it's in my blood, I'm a HARLEM kid.

I'm one of millions of people of color affected by the war on drugs in the country. We never talk about how it affected our communities and how it affected every last one of us individually. Holding all this in has become our norm. It's time that we had this conversation. People of color have never been great at talking about our trauma...I'm sick of being quiet. |[ THE #NOTxNORMAL ART COLLECTION ]| view by appointment via RonaldDraperART.com 📸: @kolinmendez

#RonalddraperART x #DrugWar x #Art x #Harlem x #LOVE x #ImBack #BlackLivesMatter x #BlackBoyJoy || #TheBlackManCan x #style


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Our lives begin to end the day that we are silent about things that matter || #MLK

Ronald. Alexander. Draper. I've been RAD since birth fam.

04.21.18 #NOTxNORMAL || passes are all gone. Welp.

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#RonaldDraperART x #TheDraperSpace x #love x #Gallery x #artist x #neon x #power x #BHM 365 x #BlackBoyJoy x #Blkcreatives x #TheBlackManCan


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Let's make sure that we teach our little souls the power of a #DREAM
Yea, we have to work twice as hard, but #BlackBoyJoy x #BlackGirlMagic can go a long way. So let's give them all we got, and then some.
As @MrDavidJohns would say: #TeachTheBabies

#RonaldDraperART x #Montessori x #Brooklyn x #BHM x #Love x #Blkcreatives x #TheBlackManCan


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Black has and will always be synonymous with strength. Strength that often internalizes suffering because this is just the way things have always been, the way that you’ve been taught, the way that feels NORMAL. The real strength comes from liberating ourselves from this not-so-very-normal sense of normality. I hope that this series of artwork is a spark in the conversation that we all need to have.

04.21.18 || #NOTxNORMAL [DRUGS in Black America]

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Powered By @TheCultureLP 📸: @KolinMendez

#RonaldDraperART x #RDshowroom x #BlkCreatives x #DrugWar x #JustSayNo x #LOVE x #TheBlackManCan x I #GetDown x #Culture x #DapperGentelmen x #neon | #Art x #ArtGallery x #Style x #BlackHistoryMonth ain't never over x #blacklivesmatter x #BHM


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You have the POWER to come into any place you want and leave it better than how you found it... Don't blow your chance.

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled school walls and watch me WORK.

#RonaldDraperART x #TheBronx x I #GetDown fam || #NYCschools x #Culture x #TheBlackManCan x #Blkcreatives x #gains x #color #InteriorDesign x #letsdothis x #SpreadLove


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Always bet on Black [LOVE]

#BlackLOVE will always exist...these limited R.D. x @coloringpins patches wont.
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#RonaldDraperART #LOVE x #Rootingforeverybodyblack x #HappyValentinesDay #blacklovematters x #blacklivesmatter x #BlackLOVE


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Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth. Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world.

Give Draper a regular-degular school lobby and he shall do some cool shxt.

I've been holding out on you guys. Been working on an entirely new series and have first and second-degree burns to prove it 😂 || Reception Spring 2018 x #StayTuned

#RonaldDraperART x EagleAcademy || #NYC x #Queens || #NYCDOE #Blkcreatives #love #TheBlackManCan


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