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pomegranateandivy:

I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

Def for future! I want to have a patio garden! <3

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Sept. 17 1:10 pm

dynastylnoire:

justice4mikebrown:

WHOA

All text has been greyed out for me. Anyone have alternative source?

“You are allowed to miss him. You are allowed to miss her. You’re only human and you can’t be expected to have it together every second of every day. Like when you find a bobby pin under your bed or catch just a whisper of his scent on your favourite t-shirt, you’re allowed to shut the door and not want to move from your bed for the rest of the night. Because life is hard and things are meant to be dwelled upon, whether it’s been two days, two months or even two years. It’s all still going to hurt because it mattered to you. The same way you hear a song from your childhood and still remember all the words, you’ll always remember her sleepy, confused look in the morning or his shirts hung up for work the next day. And you don’t have to pretend to be over it just because your parents might be worried or your friends are tired of hearing about it. You are allowed to cry through it. Fight it in stages. Take in that smell one last time and then wash it away. But only let it go once you’re ready and, before you do, know that your strength is not defined by the number of days it takes to remove them from your memory. Because fixing a broken heart is not like surgery. You can’t fall asleep without feeling a thing and then wake up and have no recollection of what has happened. You’re going to feel all of it, every single day, and every one of those days is going to hard. But once the pain starts to fade away, you’ll realise that your heart is like a garden, and you must remove the dead roses at the roots so that you can begin to see something new grow again.”

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This is nice to hear after nothing but gif bites of how I needed to fuck all 5 years ago. some times, its like this.

(Source: the-taintedtruth, via dynastylnoire)

@carriepika

looast:

butt! Made me cry at work! ;_; :tight hug:

Thank you for that. I’ve been having a very yucky week and this just bowled me over. Love you lady. <3

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It was and very welcome form of cry. lol hugs!

@carriepika

butt! Made me cry at work! ;_; :tight hug:

Thank you for that. I’ve been having a very yucky week and this just bowled me over. Love you lady. <3

Challenge: Describe a black woman in your life without using “strong” or any derivatives of the word

sourcedumal:

Reblog this and describe her in terms of softness.

The things I remember most about my grandmother. The way her smile illuminated her being creating well earned laugh lines around her eyes, dusting a blush on her warm brown cheeks.

Telling emotionally epic stories about my aunts, uncle, mother, and the neighborhood that taught me about the deep rooted feeling of family I never understood and envied with a passion.

And the dry, lovingly sarcastic way she engaged my grandfather. Always with a hint of mischief in her eyes and a gentle smirk on her deep red lips.

I didn’t get to know her as much as I wished, but what I do remember was that she had more love, compassion, wisdom and intelligence than I had ever seen in a woman and I hope to earn those qualities as I grow.

Clearing areas of my place I uncovered a whole bunch of cold press water color paper that I bought and never touched. I think I’ll go to the art store this weekend and get myself a few brushes, then just art a bit.

I’ve been keeping myself from doing that for too long. 

londonbeauty:

midniwithmaddy:

Buzzfeed: “17 Black Women Who Deserve their own Biopics”

Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!

1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong’o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo’Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt

I love these but Tatiana Ali for the last one please

I think Whoopi Goldburg did a Moms Mabley biography. http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/whoopi-goldberg-presents-moms-mabley#/

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#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Low Quality Video)

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarizati…


Why is it that shows like LWT and DS get, explain, and present this shit better than regular news?

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afrikandiaspora:

THE SIDI OF INDIA - THE AFRICANS IN INDIA

Among the many different ethnic groups and peoples scattered across the vast Indian sub-continent, perhaps the most unusual and surprising are The Sidis — the “lost Africans” of India.

Long before AfricanS were moved en masse to the New World to toil in tobacco, sugar and cotton plantations. Africans were brought and travelled eastward to India as merchants, forced labor and explorers.This migration is believed to have lasted from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Portuguese seafarers who had established a colony in India also imported additional black African slaves there.

Amazingly, they have preserved some of the musical and dance traditions of their long-lost forefathers (again, similar to Africans in the Western Hemisphere).

A few fortunate Sidis, renowned for their martial skills, became nobles in medieval India.

Many Indian people were not even aware of the long-time presence of Africans in their country, due to their tiny numbers. Indeed, even some of the Sidi communities were so isolated for so long that they did not know of the existence of fellow Africans in other parts of India.

The presence of the Sidis in India also might contradict the notion that in the modern era most human migration moved westward. The Sidis are like an historical anomaly, but the very fact that they have survived after centuries in a generally unwelcoming society attests to their perseverance and cultural strengths.

Thank you for posting this! I was fortunate enough to go to the African American Museum in Boston, Mass and they had the Africans in India exhibit. It peaked my curiosity, and sparked my interest for story ideas, but they didn’t have much on reading material and I couldnt take any pictures.

This helps my research so much!

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