April 18th, 2014

Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?

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watchgreatnessss:

| Hip-Hop | Fashion | Cars | Luxury | AND M✖RE مشاهدة عظمة

watchgreatnessss:

| Hip-Hop | Fashion | Cars | Luxury | AND M✖RE مشاهدة عظمة

dynamicafrica:

In Photos: “Family Album” by Mamaki Rakotsoana.

This series of images by South African photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana is a project in which she took her deceased father’s photographs and reproduced them in a manner that investigates her relationship to him, as well as his relationship to the women in his life.

April 17th, 2014

zenis:

wet dream: being financially secure with a career i enjoy

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agirlnamedally:

livefortravel:

writing on european trains, one of my favorite things in life.

!!!

agirlnamedally:

livefortravel:

writing on european trains, one of my favorite things in life.

!!!

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Add some Tennessee Honey and oh my God yes

Add some Tennessee Honey and oh my God yes

dynamicafrica:

Women’s Hair Dressing in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Late 19th century.

dynamicafrica:

Women’s Hair Dressing in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Late 19th century.

oh gosh what time is it?
did you say…time for another selfie?

oh gosh what time is it?

did you say…time for another selfie?

pollyfern:

Ellis sitting with his miniature portrait. He always has an #appleface #illustration #ellisthecanary

pollyfern:

Ellis sitting with his miniature portrait. He always has an #appleface #illustration #ellisthecanary

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fysurf:

Camping on the beach north of San Francisco. You can’t beat January sunshine and northwest swell. Later in the evening the swell picked up quickly and we had to move our tent and surfboards 40 yards up the beach to stay dry.
Shot in 35mm film Submitted by stokecollection

fysurf:

Camping on the beach north of San Francisco. You can’t beat January sunshine and northwest swell. Later in the evening the swell picked up quickly and we had to move our tent and surfboards 40 yards up the beach to stay dry.

Shot in 35mm film Submitted by stokecollection

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I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature. All of this is art to me.
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popculturebrain:

New Trailer: ‘Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 - June 6

When I showed this to my dad he said, “I’ll bet it’s going to be a riot…A PRISON RIOT.”

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April 16th, 2014

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty.’ (via michellekpoems)

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