Black women are not universally angry, because no group of human beings is...– Getting Off Of Black Women’s Backs. Love Her or Leave Her Alone. Du Bois Review/Volume 3/Issue 02/September 2006, pp 485-502 Marcyliena Morgan & Dionne Bennett (via ramou)
And even though we’re magic (because honey, we all are), we cannot sway a mind...– Read my first column entry for Ebony.com! http://www.ebony.com/love-sex/love-no-limit-chasing-the-unavailable-333#ixzz2TUes4BX8
Is it possible that being patient and waiting for someone to choose us can land...– Read my latest at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/love-sex/male-female-friendships-myth-or-reality-383#ixzz2SXjFtEmZ
The best think you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking...– ~ @cherylstrayed from Tiny Beautiful Things
Oh yes, I’m a dreamer. I have such wonderfully complete dreams. They never come...– Zora Neale Hurston (via eatcakey)
thatonesuheirhammad: she gold he dig
I forgot how good Roy Ayer’s music feels.
The conversation this ongoing question about the Smiths should raise is whether...– My latest at Ebony.com http://www.ebony.com/love-sex/will-smith-can-do-whatever-he-wants-999#ixzz2QpyO6WPA Follow us: @EbonyMag on Twitter | EbonyMag on Facebook
In the contrary, we have a very deep-seated distrust of a real intellectual...– Baldwin from the essay “The Discovery of What It Means To Be an American”
As Black girls, we begin dealing with catcalling, and sexually suggestive...– Read my latest at EBONY on art as a method of combatting street harassment. http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/street-artist-schools-men-on-the-dangers-of-catcalling-874#ixzz2QBtRUDZ4
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I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom...– Anais Nin is so clutch.
Basquiat’s art is brimming with life — he worked fast, and painted everywhere,...– From: http://t.co/NE5SBSR39y
‘Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I...– Roger Ebert (via thedenialofdeath)
One American critic was so angry she chased me to the exit to inform me, ‘This...– Roger Ebert on Do The Right Thing. (via jsmooth995)
Am I in love? — Yes, since I’m waiting.” The other never waits. Sometimes I want...– Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse (via bookmania)
In a ‘post-race’ country like America where nothing and no one is racist, where...– Junot Diaz, Facing Race 2012 (via artactivistnia)
Achebe sought to inject dignity where it had become barren. For the Igbo people...– From my tribute to Chinua Achebe Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/remembering-chinua-achebe-495#ixzz2OfRrNIzN
One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was...– Gabourey Sidibe (via sorakeem) I adore her.
Africa as setting and backdrop which eliminates the African as human factor....– Achebe on the dehumanization of Africans in broad Euro lit and particularly in Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. Achebe completely annihilates the novel as classic literature and calls it precisely what it is— racist.
Life is short, so you shouldn’t waste it on someone who doesn’t understand you,...– I teach my students as soon as I get them how to gauge care in dating. This essay is always a winner: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/you-should-date-someone-who-cares-about-you/ from Nico Lang
The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most...– Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via everylovestoryisaghostory)
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,...– Buddhist Saying (via bbonefish)
From Kiese Laymon: Your letter to Mychal took me back to a Baldwin essay. In...– I love this entire collection of letters between Black men about being and loving Black men, and I needed desperately to read this exchange. http://thefeministwire.com/2013/03/black-men-writing-to-live-brothers-letters/#.UUG-KYVJD1Y.facebook
When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And...– Kahlil Gibran. Yes love is a battlefield, but so worth the fight.
You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t...– Toni Morrison. The end.
I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident...– Kristin Armstrong (via loveyourchaos) Yes.