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Aug 31, 2014 / 3,934 notes

detoxandsustain:

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

Woman crush and fashion inspiration.

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Aug 31, 2014 / 3,078 notes

fuirr:

juniperdaily:

Take a step back and notice the way the way he describes her with so much passion. 

There’s no rush ladies..know your worth!

Wow

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black-australia:

jencervin-photography:

My makeup art as an aboriginal

This is racism, not art. You can’t paint dots and lines on yourself and say you’re “an Aboriginal”. We are diverse in our cultures and languages, but your racist “art” just lumps us all together. We’re not a costume for your photo shoot. Why do people like you think that doing this is acceptable? 
Aug 31, 2014 / 875 notes

black-australia:

jencervin-photography:

My makeup art as an aboriginal

This is racism, not art. You can’t paint dots and lines on yourself and say you’re “an Aboriginal”. We are diverse in our cultures and languages, but your racist “art” just lumps us all together. We’re not a costume for your photo shootWhy do people like you think that doing this is acceptable? 

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I miss you in tiny earthquakes.
In little underground explosions.
My soil is a hot disaster.
Home is burning.
You’re a lost thing.

'heat'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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Aug 31, 2014 / 813 notes
Women who were brought up devout and fearful
get stirred, like anyone else.
Want men. Want
other women. Stink under the arms at the end of
the day.
Get that all too familiar mix of fear and discontent
in the night. Want to do the things
that they Must Not Do.
Those dirty, bloody attractive things.

'liking things'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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Aug 31, 2014 / 94 notes

hold me, you.
firmly, because all I’ve known how to do so far is leave

hold me, you.
tightly, because all I’ve known how to do so far is run

challenge me, because all I’ve known so far is how to make excuses.

The other day I told you your mind was a different country
you said, “’No. Continent,” and we laughed.

When I joke about having other lovers you tell me they’re all in you so where would I be running to?

You are a million different reasons to stop. I don’t sleep as much as I thought I needed to
or drink all the wine. I’m frightened I might be happy.
Dig your nails in.
All I’ve known how to do so far is
walk.

'new'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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Aug 31, 2014 / 136 notes
If I’m entirely honest,
and you say I must be
I want to stay with you all afternoon evening, night and tomorrow
pressed into you so tightly that we don’t know whose belly made what sound, whose heart it is that is thumping like that
until I don’t know if the sweat on my chest is yours or mine or ours.

'body'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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my favorite.

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Aug 31, 2014 / 204 notes

Being married was hard on my throat,
said he.
Being held
was tight round my neck.
Look, I still bear the marks
said he.
Listen, I still can’t breathe.

I’ve been owned for centuries,
said he.
It is love. But I will not stay.
My father
was a long dark fairytale too.
It is and
it will be that way.

'legacy'

Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

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Aug 31, 2014 / 105 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)
Aug 30, 2014 / 8,331 notes

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

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blacksupervillain:

imagine if mike brown’s family had considered deleting their son’s social media before the media got to it

that would turn heads

"what are they trying to hide?"

"a teenager with no internet profile? seems fishy"

"did he keep a low profile because he was in a gang?"

but no one thinks its weird that darren wilson’s internet EVERYTHING seems to have magically vanished

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Aug 30, 2014 / 53 notes

Vogue Italia embraces black women and plus sized women more than Vogue US

isseymiyucky:

Which says something because Italy is an extremely blatantly racist country (I mean the U.S. too, but yea) … like the website has respective categories (for both Blacks and Plus Size. More than the U.S. gives us…THESE SECTIONS ARE ACTUALLY POPULATED)

Anna, like seriously get it together girl like catch up not every one of your followers fit the generic description of ‘Fashion Girl’. It’s petty.

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Aug 30, 2014 / 304 notes

haitiangirls-rock:

Name: Josephine Premice

Occupation: broadway actress/singer

Born in Brooklyn New York to Haitian immigrants.She made

her broadway  debut in 1945, and played roles alongside
 Lena Horne and Sicely Tyson.

-Tony award nominee

Film and TV features:

-The Cosby Show

-A different world

-The Jeffersons

ans she was also known for her sense of style!!

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Aug 30, 2014 / 9,174 notes
Aug 30, 2014 / 816 notes

dynastylnoire:

locsgirl:

Signal boosting.  My cousin is missing.  The relatives are really upset and as far as I know he hasn’t been found yet, so if you see him or know any information please call. 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

OMG!!! Help locs girl find her cousin. This is LEGIT. Please boost!