Viola Davis for MORE magazine (Sept., 2014)

Photography: Peggy Sirota

She’s amazing and an inspiration

1 September 2014 ♥ 715 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from muchadoeaboutnothing    source: divalocity

walkingtherunwayeatingtherunway:

theblackdream:

gang0fwolves:

" if you’re nice to white people and stop hating racism will end :)! "

" OMG hating is getting you nowhere!! you’re what’s keeping racism alive! "

" we’ll only have equality if we’re all nice to each other :)! "

Perfect gifset is perfect

Oop

sushinfood:

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

this is the most painfully true thing i have ever had to admit

sushinfood:

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

this is the most painfully true thing i have ever had to admit

msjenai:

Mmhmm.

msjenai:

Mmhmm.

1 September 2014 ♥ 80 notes    Reblog    High-Res
reblogged from aroyalmind    source: msjenai
❝ If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think. ❞

— Ashleigh Brilliant (via newblog-oldurl)

31 August 2014 ♥ 1,682 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from jheneaiko    source: newblog-oldurl
❝ A soft woman
is simply a wolf
caught in meditation. ❞

— Pavana (via siberiana)

31 August 2014 ♥ 27,516 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from hermahoganysoul    source: maza-dohta

Nas, teaching the youth

Nas, teaching the youth

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

❝ Improve yourself and your art will follow. ❞

— Dae Lee (Daeizm)

31 August 2014 ♥ 239 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from illnomics    source: daeizm
❝ 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.

(via gradientlair)

Yes!!!

(via goldacrylicnails)

28 August 2014 ♥ 9,520 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from aroyalmind    source: gradientlair

iluvsouthernafrica:

South Africa:

Young ladies train in Ballet in Soweto through The Joburg Ballet Development Programme

Photos by Madelene Cronje.

28 August 2014 ♥ 11,986 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from yagazieemezi    source: iluvsouthernafrica
End of The Expedition…

31 days ago I embarked on a journey I was unsure of the outcome. I knew I wanted to write and explore some things only writing could reveal. I understood how personal it would be, but I wanted to be as unselfish with it as possible. So, I opened it up to the public, allowing everyone else to experience something life changing hopefully. Idk if you guys participated but I Hope you did! Even if it was for one day, a week, however long you could go with it, I’m grateful for you all. I woke up thinking did anything really change for me? The revelations I’ve had has changed a lot for me. If nothing else evolved, it was my drive. My drive to never doubt how powerful my words can be to ppl. You guys gave me that, everyday you liked or shared my post, it meant more than you know. Expect more, more enlightenment, love, and encouragement. There’s things brewing in the air. A desperate need for something more, and if you seek it, it will come to you. This is Day 31. My prayer is if you grasped nothing from this publilc affair with my pen, paper, and heart, i pray you realized how AMAZINGLY DEVINE WE ARE . YOU can’t repair yourself overnight, but can learn to accept, embrace and move forward with the vision and mentality that is needed to face everyday struggles. Understand that you and truly BELIEVE that. Let your words BE ANYTHING BUT EMPTY! ✌& 💚 Kings and Queens

27 August 2014    Reblog    
alwaysbewoke:

jean-luc-gohard:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

Oh, 100%.


for as disgusted as we often are with the knowledge that facebook, twitter and etc actually hold on to our activity logs and etc even after we’ve deleted them, THIS is when that comes in handy.prosecutors should reach out to all these social media platforms and make some inquires. as a former IT guy i can tell you that very rarely does deleting actually mean deleted.in the macro view, not only does this incriminate him, it’s pretty damn clear that this ENTIRE POLICE FORCE is dirty as fuck. in no version of this that we would label as justice can this entire department not be broken up and some serious jail time spread around.

alwaysbewoke:

jean-luc-gohard:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

Oh, 100%.

for as disgusted as we often are with the knowledge that facebook, twitter and etc actually hold on to our activity logs and etc even after we’ve deleted them, THIS is when that comes in handy.

prosecutors should reach out to all these social media platforms and make some inquires. as a former IT guy i can tell you that very rarely does deleting actually mean deleted.

in the macro view, not only does this incriminate him, it’s pretty damn clear that this ENTIRE POLICE FORCE is dirty as fuck. in no version of this that we would label as justice can this entire department not be broken up and some serious jail time spread around.

overratedunderwhelmed:

5 things we wouldn’t mind the government shutting down.

overratedunderwhelmed:

5 things we wouldn’t mind the government shutting down.