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Umniyah
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digitalmovie:

this is me about 98 percent of the time.

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wtfzodiacsigns:

Capricorn: Capricorn will isolate themselves and get super defensive. They might even be in denial that anything is wrong until they hit rock bottom. Capricorn is prone to depression.

Aquarius: Aquarius will be very short with everyone and they will randomly snap at

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heyfrankie:

leedukes:

When children’s movies explain life in the most simple yet most perfect way.

i can’t get over how cute this scene is.  HE JUST REALLY WANTS TO EXPLAIN IT TO RALPH, AND HE CAN’T USE HIS HANDS VERY WELL SO HE LEANS ON HIM

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h0odrich:

Shoutout to every black and white cat named oreo

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abrekazam:

not-ur-cuppa-tea:

okay but where the fuck are you where the speed limit is 90

Go back to school. The speed limit is 45.

abrekazam:

not-ur-cuppa-tea:

okay but where the fuck are you where the speed limit is 90

Go back to school. The speed limit is 45.

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gooutfighting:

if you say you don’t know the lyrics to at least one high school musical song then you are lying

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perriwinkle:

*knits myself a thong*

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ataraxxiax:

LETS BE TUMBLR BEST FRIENDS. LETS GET REALLY CLOSE AND TEXT AND SEND EACH OTHER UGLY PICTURES AND KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ONE ANOTHER AND TALK ALL DAY EVERYDAY

Someone really needs to hop into my ask and be my friend. I am low on friends.

hypermnesiastic:

CAN SOMEONE ON THIS WEBSITE BE MY FRIEND?
NOT JUST MY FRIEND
BUT A FRIEND WHO I CAN TEXT DURING THE DAY
ASKING HOW HE/SHE IS GOING
AND ACTUALLY BE FRIENDS
I WANT A FRIEND
BUT EVERYONE IGNORES ME

palmares-politics:

dynamicafrica:

Spotlight: Photographer Damion Reid and the “Beauty of the Black Woman” Project.

How do you describe what a black woman is? How do you even begin to define her?

You don’t. You leave that up to her.

As black women, as black people, we are well aware of our complexities - whether inherited or otherwise. What’s more, despite our differences being used to divide and separate us, whether through experience or heritage, history has played out in such a way that we are and will always be connected to each other in ways words cannot even begin to describe. As romantic as this may sound, and though there is so much beauty in who we are, there’s a lot of pain that we are still forced to triumph through. Despite all this, as we combat that which has manifested in our lives through both structural and internal racism, it’s so important that we look for ways to find and recreate ourselves on our terms.

Living in a world where black women have to constantly defend their existence and personally find ways to continuously reaffirm their beauty and self-worth, it’s hard not to love what Damion Reid does.

As a Communications Major, Reid was, to say the least, troubled by the negative images and stories he’d often come across of Black women and Black people in the Diaspora. In the Spring of 2002, armed with his camera and desire to show the multi-faceted reality of Black women, he began approaching women he’d see in public in an attempt to capture the “Beauty of the Black Woman.”

Ridding himself of mainstream notions of what beauty is or is supposed to look like, Reid opted to go for something deeper when approaching women, "I share a spiritual bond with Black Women. They are the only people that can understand what me a Black Male goes through. That is beauty to me. I go with my feelings. If it feels right to approach someone, I will do it."

So far, the responses Reid has received have been incredibly positive and wonderfully surprising, “Sometimes the Women are shocked that I want to photograph them. They were not used to be called beautiful, much less photographed.”

For Reid, this is a “never-ending project.” He does plan on taking things further and is currently working on a project that concerns Black men in the Diaspora. 

All photos courtesy of Damion Reid.

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oh my

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tsarcasm:

eternallybeautifullyblack:

It’s about time we elbowed our way into the industry!

Black Women Find Success in the Lucrative Business of Black Hair Care

Posted by For Harriet

Not much seems unusual about Judian and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where every block seems to have its own African hair-braiding salon.

Posters of African-American women with long, sleek hair fill the window. Round jars of shea butter belly up to slender boxes of hair dye on the shelves. Wigs perch on mannequin heads.

What makes Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply and Salon’s visitors do a double-take is the skin color of the proprietors. “I go, ‘Look at all the faces on the boxes,’  ” said Judian Brown, recalling other shopkeepers’ and customers’ surprise when they realize she is not an employee, but the owner. “Who should be owning these stores?” [My emphasis]

[Read the article in its entirety at For Harriet.]

I never understood why so many hair places were owned by Korean people until now

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spookyaries:

natnovna:

"obama is fuckin up"

true 

"should have voted for the other guy"

FALSE 

 I find it funny how many people who go to school with me talk shit about Obama and say Romney shoul be in office. Well considering I have a pell grant, along with basically everyone else in my school, you’re either a complete moron who has no idea how Romney was planning on fixing student loan debt, OR you’re just a little bitch face who wants to fit in. Your pick.