Amanda
tragic new englander
in a past life I was a golden girl

mis fotos

Aug 27

lordbape:

what more is there to do with a fucking afro why are you people saying “do her hair” when you mean “i hate black people having afro textured hair” like why do you think we do not understand what that shit means? her hair is healthy enough to be that thick, and moisturized enough to be that healthy. there is nothing more for them to “do” unless you mean make the curls looser to appease your racist ideas of beauty.. blue ivy’s hair in an afro is done..

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“I am figuring out which parts of my personality are mine 
and which ones I created to please you.” The Dust On This Poem Could Choke You/ Lora Mathis lora-mathis (via possibilityofliving)

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puffkrispy:

Fifth Harmony — BO$$

Guys. GUYS. This song. THIS VIDEO. IT’S SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO IMPORTANT. HAVE I WATCHED IT 15 TIMES IN A ROW AND COUNTING? PROBABLY. Did I yell when they hit the nae nae? Do GIRL GROUPS and general messages of POSITIVITY for girls and women p much make me really emotional? AM I pledging allegiance to my independent girls in here ohhhhh baby? Am I MORE THAN a little in love with Normani Kordei?

YES.


brownglucose:

canarylex:

vinebox:

shouldnt:

Holy shit my Aunt is WASTED

I think your aunt just won life

Bruh

Even drunk, white folk still can’t catch a beat


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alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember.   My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects.  Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years.  In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.  

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable.  She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not.  She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not.  And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs.  A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.   

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day.  I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others.  I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.  

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers


fish-dinner-connoisseur:

all yall keep callin katt williams crazy but he the only one been makin sense for a long damn time

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so if Nicki wasn’t talking about Eiffel what tower was she talking about

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

Slaying The Emmy’s Red Carpet Part 2

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