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Feb 27, 2014 / 1,117 notes

jennyinwaiting:

Blooming tea is amazing. I never thought I could be so excited to watch tea brew :P

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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Brendan Carter (Left) From Ghana Born In New York Lives In London
Charley Van Purpz (Middle) Born In Ghana
Picture Taken At London Fashion Week…
Instagrams: BXXVIII & CharleyVanPurpz
Tumblr: HipHopSince1990 & CPurpz
Feb 19, 2014 / 1,202 notes

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Brendan Carter (Left) From Ghana Born In New York Lives In London

Charley Van Purpz (Middle) Born In Ghana

Picture Taken At London Fashion Week…

Instagrams: BXXVIII & CharleyVanPurpz

Tumblr: HipHopSince1990 & CPurpz

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Self love is the very first romance
Akua Naru, Mo(u)rning   (via thatkindofwoman)

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Feb 19, 2014 / 65,450 notes
You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.
Frida Kahlo (via notebookings)

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Feb 10, 2014 / 15,676 notes
Feb 1, 2014

A playlist in respect of the shortest month of the year ~~

Feb 1, 2014 / 171,941 notes

melodic-ivy-lady:

Yep. Happy Black History Month, Indeed.

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Feb 1, 2014 / 114,344 notes

chieflifechangers:

Flavored Lemonades

I absolutely LOVE lemonades and fresh fruit.  I went to this wonderful cafe, Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe, with one of my best friends in Brooklyn.  I had the best cucumber lemonade in life!  I immediately went on the hunt to find a recipe.  in my search, I came across a great blog, A Beautiful Mess, that has some amazing recipes for lemonades.  I had to share.  So here you go, enjoy, and I WILL POST MY OWN CREATIONS…after the snow melts.

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Jan 31, 2014 / 166,420 notes

paradoxicalpolitico:

northgang:

…Questlove’s face says it all

SHOTS WERE FIRED.

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Jan 26, 2014 / 7,522 notes

frantzfandom:

inmyivystance:

just-remember-darling:

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.

These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant. This realization has presently made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the Black community more desirable. [x]

excerpt from "Princeton-educated Blacks and the Black Community,”
A thesis presented to Princeton University by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (Michelle Obama)

You all have no clue how much I cherish this lady.

boy howdy, who’d thunk these types of conversations didn’t just spontaneously start happening on tumblr four years ago and that black people have been attempting to navigate the waters of whiteness for decades and it has nothing to do with being a social justice warrior?

who woulda thought that

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Jan 15, 2014 / 1,605 notes