gradientlair:

correens:

Nikki Giovanni talked to Sway, and it was great. 

Ok, so this is so epic. I really love the part when Nikki said "I think the most exciting history in the country—and I mean no disrespect to anybody else’s history—is the history of Black Americans because we are the people who re-created ourselves." And also: "Europeans came to America but really they remained Europeans, they just transformed it here. We’re the only people that came to America and became Americans because we had to completely re-create ourselves. And it’s a fascinating history. We did that mostly with song. And it’s one of the reasons that we still dominate no matter what else it is, the Black American sound dominates. Everybody wants to sound like us. They don’t want to look like us most the time but they want to sound like us." Then Sway pointed out how Black Americans’ look is co-opted whether via fashion, tanning, or other appropriation, which Nikki concurred with.

Also her points on Mae Jemison, Tupac, Beyoncé, her critique of President Obama and her comments on Nelson/Winnie Mandela’s past marriage are really important. 

I definitely want to check out her new book Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid.

Great video. 

thewritermuse:

seeker15:

"My girlfriend is Spanish. She speaks English without an accent so you’d never know if she was foreign but all the English idioms she doesn’t quite get…she says ‘Oh really? Put your money in your mouth.’ There’s another one: ‘Okay look: I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m gonna put all my cars on the table.’ No, don’t put any cars on the table. Or one time we were at dinner and it was ‘Well if I had a nipple for every time I heard that.’" — Nathan Fillion on Christina Ochoa

Hahaha my mom is the exact same way. Not from here, perfect English, but always messes up idioms. Makes for a good time. XD

They are the cutest nerd couple.

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pskialovesyou:

*please do not remove the tag*
AFWLA 2013 Photography: Kia Chenelle Model: Suzy MUA: Michela Wariebi Styling: Team

pskialovesyou:

*please do not remove the tag*

AFWLA 2013
Photography: Kia Chenelle
Model: Suzy
MUA: Michela Wariebi
Styling: Team

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blackfashion:

The inspiring beauty of Mucubals women.
for Thaís Muniz & Shai Andrade
model: Luma Nascimento
Bahia.Brazil
Complete shot: www.turbante.se

blackfashion:

The inspiring beauty of Mucubals women.

for Thaís Muniz & Shai Andrade

model: Luma Nascimento

Bahia.Brazil

Complete shot: www.turbante.se

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My first love
was some insignificant boy
when it should have been
myself.

theignorantparadox:

Questions that need answers

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classicladiesofcolor:

Diana Ross and her older sister Barbara Jean, 1945.

classicladiesofcolor:

Diana Ross and her older sister Barbara Jean, 1945.

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Anonymous asked: tell us your most embarrassing story

jesusinc:

jesusinc:

So a while back i was at this party and i was the first girl to arrive and there were like 20 guys already there, we were all siting around, having a beer and whatnot when the dj arrived. So all the guys went out the front of the house to help set up the dj gear and it was just me sitting there alone in the backyard for like 5 minuets. I stood up to go follow them bc i was getting really bored when i realized something, my period had gone through my white pants and stained the while chair, i was humiliated, i had no idea what to do, i could hear the guys were coming back and i had to do something quick, time was running out. So i grabbed the chair, ran like 10 meters and threw it over the fence into the neighboring yard, i quickly walked back and tied my jacket around my waist. The guys soon returned and didn’t suspect a thing, i am amazing.

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i love. LOVE this house. 

i love. LOVE this house. 

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jayjsupremacy:

gymleaderkarkat:


What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle

elsa bout to drop the realest bars of all time

jayjsupremacy:

gymleaderkarkat:

What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle

elsa bout to drop the realest bars of all time

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inthespiritofbeing:

because she proclaimed “i can do it by myself” more times than i liked, but more times than i hoped for…

because she be rockin’ those afro puffs…

because she is the flyest kid i ever made…

because she is a rider…

(because i have an obvious bias)

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