Elegant updo on Teyonah Parris at Essence “Black Women in Hollywood” Luncheon, 2/27/14. The ‘Mad Men’ alum just landed a role on the Starz’s upcoming LeBron James comedy.
her hair is ALWAYS perfect
"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that"
rupi kaur (via rupikaur)
This is just magnificent.
"when a white woman tells me she ‘feels ugly too.’ and is seeking to use this as a parallel to understanding what it means to be black in a racist society. my ears do not give her audience or contemplation. because. while she may ‘feel ugly’ in a world that values her skin and her worth above all others. she knows nothing of what it is to live in a world where ‘you are ugly’ while you are being formed in the womb. the depths of hatred for our skin and its extraordinary nature. touch us before we even arrive into the world. this is something you will never know. a world that does not want you to be born simply because of the color of your skin."
- nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
idk what’s more of a turn off: when girls wear beanies or when they tie their hair up with a bandana like a maid
idk what’s more of a turn off: when guys think their personal preference should dictate a female’s choice of clothing or when they act like we should care
(Source: skengbo, via bellecosby)
PHOENIX â Arizona cannot cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.
This just in: SCOTUS denies Arizona’s attempt to cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood! Another victory for women’s health!!!
"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?"
- Idris Elba (via medievalpoc)
"we’re all human!"
yeah except you never had to fight for your humanity
"we all bleed red!"
yeah except it’s not your blood running in the streets
"we should all be just nice to each other!"
yeah except you’re not holding up your end of the bargain
"all opinions are valid" only applies to subjective shit like ice cream flavours, when it come to whether or not certain types of people are allowed to live safe and comfortable lives, I’d say objectivity was pretty fucking important.
The Daily Show - 2014-03-04 - So what’s actually happening with racism? I talked to Columbia University professor and hairstyle-copycat, Carl Hart.
(Source: booasaur, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)