thepoetspace:

nothing sucks more than your feelings being hurt, & not feeling comfortable expressing that to the person that hurt them..

and then when you finally do, you get a sarcastic apology like you’re feelings don’t matter.



reimaginefat:

thesweetestspit:

Bessiefrom the series The Elders by Sarah WilsonOver the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes.  Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.

Amazing style.  Also, I am damn proud to share a nickname with this woman.

A scooter and a fur stole. My kind of woman!

reimaginefat:

thesweetestspit:

Bessie
from the series The Elders by Sarah Wilson

Over the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes.  Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.

Amazing style.  Also, I am damn proud to share a nickname with this woman.

A scooter and a fur stole. My kind of woman!



lovefigures:

Submission:
Tumblr user downtownpuccibrown.tumblr.com
It took me 20 years to love my body,  I started loving me and unleashed a monste

lovefigures:

Submission:

Tumblr user downtownpuccibrown.tumblr.com

It took me 20 years to love my body,  I started loving me and unleashed a monste



(Source: nakeyab)



fyblackwomenart:


Untitled by JPDeviantartist

fyblackwomenart:

Untitled by JPDeviantartist




dynastylnoire:

gorgeous

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Saul Williams: Why Broadway's Tupac Musical Closed Early

theblog-delux3:

"The idea of having a play that centers around, How do you stop the cycles of gun violence in our community? It’s weird to hear someone feel like the story is generic when it’s the front page of every fucking paper to date. And when you look at the reviews and compare them to everything from Do the Right Thing to Menace II Society, it’s always the same fucking review. There’s actually a generic response when I don’t think critics realize they’re playing into the hands of something that runs deeper than how this made you feel. I am speaking to that American race psyche; that thing that Harry Belafonte said to me after he saw the play, which is, ‘You took an afrocentric-themed play and placed it on a eurocentric stage. The problems you’ll face are larger than you think.’ 


I was planning to see this. Grrrrr



notyouraveragenails:

Summer 2k14 Giveaway
It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).
Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!
Shipping: International.
Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
The Prize Pack Includes:(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit(4) A custom nail set*
* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.
Good Luck!

notyouraveragenails:

Summer 2k14 Giveaway

It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).

Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!

Shipping: International.

Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

The Prize Pack Includes:
(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set
(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)
(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit
(4) A custom nail set*

* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.

Good Luck!

(Source: notyouraveragenails)



blackchildrensbooksandauthors:


The Legend of Africania
Dorothy W. Robinson
An allegorical tale of Africa’s struggle against the ravishment of its people and country.
 

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

The Legend of Africania

Dorothy W. Robinson

An allegorical tale of Africa’s struggle against the ravishment of its people and country.

 



astrolocherry:

people tell scorpios secrets with their eyes and not their mouth
and the scorpio picks up the language of the soul



(Source: questionall)




mqandmrs:

Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL:  ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.” 

When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with. 

If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome. 

Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models.  New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.  



hellotiptip:

Josephine Baker by Andy Warhol

hellotiptip:

Josephine Baker by Andy Warhol



blackchildrensbooksandauthors:


Double Vals: The Keys to Success in College and Life Beyond
 Discover the practical yet powerful keys that will guide you to exceptional grades, exemplary balance, and extraordinary life-fulfillment Entering Spelman College as nervous, doubtful freshmen, Kirstie and Kristie Bronner never imagined what would become of their journey-that they would make history…Like many college students, they experienced stress, discouragement, and overwhelming longing to fast-forward to the moment they would dance across the platform with their diplomas in-hand! 
They were not in love with school, neither were they Einsteins. Their secret was not found in genius, but in exceptional habits and hard work! This means that their story of academic preeminence and life success can become yours!  You’ll gain the keys to: • Study tips that work miracles • Time management that makes you a master of minutes  • Scheduling that conquers busyness • Relationships that boost your GPA • Perspective that redirects your focus • Excellence that causes you to stand out • Risks that you should take • Balanced living that yields holistic health • Classroom miracles that drop your jaw • School lessons that transfer to life lessons 
Kirstie and Kristie Bronner…
Were the first twins to ever graduate as co-valedictorians from [Spelman]. The Bronner twins both scored perfect 4.0 GPAs. Spelman was also the alma mater of their mother and grandmother. Since then, the girls have been busy forging careers as youth pastors…continue reading.

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Double Vals: The Keys to Success in College and Life Beyond


Discover the practical yet powerful keys that will guide you to exceptional grades, exemplary balance, and extraordinary life-fulfillment

Entering Spelman College as nervous, doubtful freshmen, Kirstie and Kristie Bronner never imagined what would become of their journey-that they would make history…Like many college students, they experienced stress, discouragement, and overwhelming longing to fast-forward to the moment they would dance across the platform with their diplomas in-hand!

They were not in love with school, neither were they Einsteins.

Their secret was not found in genius, but in exceptional habits and hard work! This means that their story of academic preeminence and life success can become yours!

You’ll gain the keys to:
• Study tips that work miracles
• Time management that makes you a master of minutes
• Scheduling that conquers busyness
• Relationships that boost your GPA
• Perspective that redirects your focus
• Excellence that causes you to stand out
• Risks that you should take
• Balanced living that yields holistic health
• Classroom miracles that drop your jaw
• School lessons that transfer to life lessons

Kirstie and Kristie Bronner…

Were the first twins to ever graduate as co-valedictorians from [Spelman]. The Bronner twins both scored perfect 4.0 GPAs. Spelman was also the alma mater of their mother and grandmother. Since then, the girls have been busy forging careers as youth pastors…continue reading.