"There’s like a million different ways to say “I love you,”
“put your seat belt on,”
“watch your step,”
“get some rest,” …you’ve just got to listen."

— Unknown  (via psych-facts)

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"People think they can take the talents of Black girls for granted"

—  André Leon Talley (via howtobeafuckinglady)

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"I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it – and that’s all I’ve got."

— Sabrina Ward Harrison (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

nenasoulfly:

yagazieemezi:

Nadine Ijewere is a photographer out of London with an amazing talent for portraiture and fashion photography. She creates  beautiful environments for her work using from floral and cultural influences. I love it all.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

Mood Week.. Loving it all.

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chigypt:

conelradstation:

George Carlin, Jammin’ In New York, 1992

This is from ‘92 bruh…

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shreksforthememories:

food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.

the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die

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fuckyeahtattoos:

Done at Chalice Tattoo, Downtown Boise Idaho. By Darcy Nutt

I want but with black women!

fuckyeahtattoos:

Done at Chalice Tattoo, Downtown Boise Idaho. By Darcy Nutt

I want but with black women!

thisisbobbylondon:

In response to anyone who thinks they have an fierce inner black woman in them and is not in fact, a black woman

See the thing about that fire and that “fierceness” is that it’s born out of our oppression, out of always being told that we are ugly, that our bodies are too fat or too muscular, that we don’t have the right kind of hair — and having to deconstruct all those things and tell ourselves that we are beautiful even though society is telling us that we are not.  

That strength is born out of always having to defend ourselves against white supremacy and anti-black-woman-patriachy. From years of not seeing ourselves represented in anything aligned with beauty, of buying products that are made to make us look like not ourselves.

So there is no way you could have an inner black woman in you. You have not experienced our struggle, you don’t know it, you haven’t lived it, and you can’t imagine it. 

See, you can’t sit with us, because we haven’t been able to sit at your table since our existence in this country. And while we were being excluded from your table we made our own, and it is fabulous and fly. And of course you now want to try and have a seat at our table, take our table, use it and ignore all the labor that went into creating THAT table.

But nah, sorry boo boo.

You ain’t never going to be us, you can try to wear your hair like us, you can try to dance like us, talk like us, wish you were us, but know this —

YOU-WILL-NEVER-BE-US

YES!!!!!!!!!

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robregal:

Important.

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