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naturalhaireverything:

Four years of Locs/Dreads meant, Four years of ridicule. Four years of stereotyping. Four years of being looked down upon. Four years or disgusted looks. But I saw it as, Four years of endurance. Four years of mental/spiritual growth. Four years of finding myself. And it stands as is. Natural Hair Is Everything. (EYN) Embrace Your Naps.

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naturalhaireverything:

Four years of Locs/Dreads meant, Four years of ridicule. Four years of stereotyping. Four years of being looked down upon. Four years or disgusted looks. But I saw it as, Four years of endurance. Four years of mental/spiritual growth. Four years of finding myself. And it stands as is. Natural Hair Is Everything. (EYN) Embrace Your Naps.

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emwoodson:

51 years ago today Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed in a racially-motivated act of terrorism, killing four little girls inside. #BlackHistory

emwoodson:

51 years ago today Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed in a racially-motivated act of terrorism, killing four little girls inside. #BlackHistory

nnekbone:

1. Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Alicia Graf Mack, Jamar Roberts and Kirven Douthit-Boyd

2. Matthew Rushing and Linda Celeste Sims

3. Linda Celeste Sims

4. Artistic Director Robert Battle, Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and members of the Company

5. Members of the Ailey company with Artistic Director Robert Battle

6. The Company

7. Jacqueline Green

8. Antonio Douthit-Boyd

9. Alicia Graf Mack

10. The Company with Artistic Director Robert Battle

Photos by Andrew Eccles

(via www.facebook.com/AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater)

theafroina:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

bitteroreo:

lastqueen-of:

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

Her face makes me very very very very very sad. I wanna cry

Fuck all cops.

I don’t know why the husband believes they were targeted because they were an interracial couple… SHE was targeted because SHE was black… da fuk…

Right. He somehow had to make it about him when it was obvious that it was about her being black.

I think he’s saying interracial because it’s the fact that the cops can’t even fathom that a white man would be interacting with a black woman, by choice, unless it was through prostitution. Otherwise, why would he want to be seen with one?

theafroina:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

bitteroreo:

lastqueen-of:

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

Her face makes me very very very very very sad. I wanna cry

Fuck all cops.

I don’t know why the husband believes they were targeted because they were an interracial couple… SHE was targeted because SHE was black… da fuk…

Right. He somehow had to make it about him when it was obvious that it was about her being black.

I think he’s saying interracial because it’s the fact that the cops can’t even fathom that a white man would be interacting with a black woman, by choice, unless it was through prostitution. Otherwise, why would he want to be seen with one?

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

tumble-duh:

theludicrousrival:

the-more-u-know:

Parenting, you’re doing it right. 

I can only hope to be this type of parent.

These parents make my heart melt

That last one really got me. That’s such a good idea, and bless his dad for wanting his son to not feel left out. All his friends were probably like “Look at all my candy” and Fletcher was like “LOOK AT ALL MY TOYS HAHA I GOT TOYS”

Develop a healthy relationship with food. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re full, don’t eat. Eat vegetables to be good to your body, but eat ice cream to be good to your soul.

Take pictures of yourself frequently. Chronicle your life. Selfies are completely underrated. Even if the pictures are unflattering, keep them anyway. There will always be mountains and cities and buildings, but you will never look the same way as you did in that one moment in time.

Your worth does not depend on how desirable someone finds you. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with people who make you feel beautiful.

Close doors. Don’t hold onto things that no longer brings you happiness and do not help you grow as a person. It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships. You are not weak for letting go.

Forgive yourself. We all have something in our pasts that we are ashamed of, but they only weigh us down if we allow them to. Make amends with the old you and work every day to become the person that you’ve always wanted to be.

Tina Tran, Tips to being a happier you  (via exoticwild)