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materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

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#staywoke

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Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.

Nikki Gionvanni

File this under facts on facts.

This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

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Yes!!!

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My Grace all clean and ready for bed… :) #GraceRosalyn #ChunkaButt #PunkinButt #Poochie

My Grace all clean and ready for bed… :) #GraceRosalyn #ChunkaButt #PunkinButt #Poochie

#MyPoochie ate all of her scoops tonight!!! #OneMoreScoop @JerryLavigneJr and @mrsdlavigne would be proud!!!!

#MyPoochie ate all of her scoops tonight!!! #OneMoreScoop @JerryLavigneJr and @mrsdlavigne would be proud!!!!

My 10th grade class library is finally complete!!! #ReadyForTheFirstDay #SortOf #TeacherLife #EnglishTeacherLife

My 10th grade class library is finally complete!!! #ReadyForTheFirstDay #SortOf #TeacherLife #EnglishTeacherLife

My hubby and bubby this morning when I left for work… :-* #Love #GraceRosalyn #Poochie  #ChunkaButt #PunkinButt #DaddysGirl

My hubby and bubby this morning when I left for work… :-* #Love #GraceRosalyn #Poochie #ChunkaButt #PunkinButt #DaddysGirl

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vasuki:


This ad on the subway goes hard as fuck

vasuki:

This ad on the subway goes hard as fuck

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howtobeterrell:

I need someone to write a story based on black mermaids and their help in saving black captives who attempted suicide by jumping overboard during the slave trade. I need this book written. I need it to have some Yoruba feels to it. I need it. and then I need a film based on it.

howtobeterrell:

I need someone to write a story based on black mermaids and their help in saving black captives who attempted suicide by jumping overboard during the slave trade. I need this book written. I need it to have some Yoruba feels to it. I need it. and then I need a film based on it.

(Source: irieli)

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