July 22, 2014


The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

I felt he found he found my letters and read each one out loud, I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on…

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Filed under: music 
July 22, 2014

Anonymous said: Can problematic kinks or fetishes be used in a progressive way?



do you have a land redistribution fetish

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Filed under: humor 
July 22, 2014

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.


Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

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Filed under: detroit 
July 22, 2014


White person or non Black PoC: “I act more Black than you haha”




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July 22, 2014

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire, August 2014

(Source: z-saldana)

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July 22, 2014

Danielle Brooks & Samira Wiley on Celebrity Girl Crushes

(Source: forevertween, via thedivinemorningstar)

July 21, 2014


"You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it." —James Baldwin

"Writing is really a way of thinking—not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” —Toni Morrison

"The purpose of any piece of writing is its existence before a reader’s eyes. A writer exists when she fills the blank page. A writer fulfills her task when she can be read by readers. The important thing is to write." —Nancy Morejón

"The ability to use language to effective ends, to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words—that’s magical." — Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication." —Ralph Ellison

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart." —Maya Angelou

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July 21, 2014




Has science gone too far? NOPE. This is the exact innovation we’ve been needing.

This gif set is unraveling a lot of the internalized bias I’ve held against braids due to the hundreds of hours of wasted youth I spent holding my head in uncomfortable positions while women of varying skill levels wrangled my hair into braids. 

(Source: nya-kin)

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Filed under: black hair 
July 20, 2014


Alek Wek at Blumarine Spring 2003

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Filed under: Alek Wek fashion 
July 20, 2014


things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
- larry’s storyline

(via younggiftedafricanqueen)

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