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virginislandsnative:

demnaijatinz:

soundofthegenuine:

que-lindaa:

saltysojourn:

Follow this link to find a short clip and analysis that considers intersections of privilege and colonialism.

Can never reblog this enough

Especially the first map…Ethiopia alone is unconquered.

I’ve seen the second image more than any.

I love this!

howtobeterrell:

unfriendly—black—hottie:

tomboylovesmakeup:

insanepoet9:

bisexual-genderfluid-christian:

fuckyeahbodypositivity:

wereallsexyasfuck:

lets play a game called ‘find a shade that would suitably match an African American or any person of any color different than white’. Very tired of white washing.

while there’s obviously a couple of shades for POC up here. there’s so so so so much whiteness. no one needs to wear make-up but anyone who wants to should have the option.

And even those that would work for POC are still on the light end.

Another thing I’ve noticed, which might be a microaggression, is that a lot of the darker skintones have food related names. The lighter shades will be stuff like beige, ivory, and nude (don’t get me started on the word nude), but the darker shades will be honey, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, etc. 
If I wanted a caramel machiatto, I’d have just gone to Starbucks.

Sorry but I lol’ed, and you are very correct. Our shades usually have some sort of food attached to them, its annoying. They can take the time to find all these different names for beige but they can’t come up with a few names for brown?! Like maybe sienna, sepia, mahogany, bronze, sable…we come in a variety of brown shades and there are many ways to describe our skin tone without calling us chocolate or cafe au lait. 

^^^



Fake outrage. There should be a larger variety of colors but what’s with the complaining about the damn names of the shades. These are actually common distinctions that Black people use among ourselves. If anything it sounds like they did their homework.
active-rva:

On this day in 1967, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision on the case Loving v. Virginia. The case was brought by Mildred and Richard Loving, a mixed black and Native woman and a white man who had been sentenced to a year in prison each for getting married, under Virginia’s anti-interracial marriage laws. 
Police raided their home in the middle of the night, hoping to discover them having sex, which would confer an additional criminal charge. When the Lovings pointed out their marriage license (issued in Washington DC, where the marriage was legal), it was used in court as evidence against them, as marriage between a person considered white and a person considered non-white was at this time a felony.
They plead guilty and were told that their sentence would be suspended (not carried out) if they left the state. They did so, moving to DC, but faced so much trouble trying to visit relatives in Virginia (as they could not live or travel together there, under threat of a year in prison) that they appealed the ruling. 
The court decided in favor of the Lovings, declaring laws against interracial marriage to be unconstitutional. This case was a landmark Civil Rights victory, and it happened only 47 years ago. 

gerththedamned:

sunsetsinfastforward:

Only on Tumblr could you find advice on being buried alive in the same post as advice on cereal dust.

So daft I had to post

(Source: lifehackable.com)

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long 9 years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

"He who angers you, controls you."

- Ephesians 4:26 (via southernswole)

"One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?"

- Steve Maraboli (via japanigganirvana)

(Source: psych-facts)

isikuro:

Via (Supreme Understanding)
blaggot:

me doing my class presentation (x)

we will never see this on tv again.

sad about that but happy that i was alive for most of this awesomeness.

(Source: dglsplsblg)

tyleroakley:

My heart breaks.