This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous...– Oprah Winfrey (via monamade) Be gentle…
Among those 33 rules is only one that Swanson says never fails: “A person who is...– USATODAY.com - CEOs say how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character (via robot-heart) “Watch out for people who have a situational value system, who can turn the charm on and off depending on the status of the person they are interacting with,” Swanson writes. “Be especially wary of...
Esoterica: Tell me racism is dead when... →
jsmooth995: liquornspice: Never forget the fact people enjoy racism and sexism. People engage in it for pleasure. And those who engage in it for pleasure will also gladly explain that their very enjoyment is the reason you have no right to object. “Oh come on, we’re just having fun!” (see here for context)
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with...– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (via monamade) Seuss
guerrillamamamedicine: it would be cool if there was a frantz fanon reading club and a bunch of folks were reading and discussing wretched of the earth and how it applied to the arab spring…
As the Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche once said about romance, “The...– from http://ht.ly/86b16
I also really am into intergenerational...
newmodelminority: if I can’t put a 18 year on to some Black Feminist/BlackgirlsarefromthefutureGame.
I did a post on Bitch called “Unicorns, Better Head and Other Myths” in which I...– ”When Fat Chicks Give Better Head” by Tasha Fierce of the blog Sex and the Fat Girl (via newmodelminority ) (POW!!)
jalylahchristmas: I hope this Christmas mix, the...
Robert Glasper Discusses Black Radio →
Glasper’s new opus is an admirable pastiche of original material and imaginative interpretations of tunes by David Bowie and Sade, a vocoder-laced version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and guest features from and impressive line up of soul stars (Lalah Hathaway, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello), heavy spitters (Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco), and rookies (KING). Can’t wait till February?...
Try and stay out your mind as much as you can, you know what I mean. Time travel...– Erykah Badu (via daughtersofdilla )
Turning Eye Shadow into Nail Polish
earthwindfire82: alleygaga: tragic2213: nailsnthings: What You’ll Need 1 eye shadow (mineral is preferred because of its finer pigment texture) 1 clear nail polish 1 small mixing bowl (a disposable paper cup works too) Step 1- Prep the eyeshadow Step 2- Mix in clear polish Step 3- Paint I got this wonderful idea from Painted Lips, Polish Tips Fantastic idea! sh*t just got...
It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill- it’s a life which,...– Vincent van Gogh (via monamade )
If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate...– bell hooks (via thebigwhiteroom) Say that bell.
But Black women’s bodies have always been tied to national narratives about the...– The Crunk Feminist Collective post: http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/teaching-white-boys-to-dance-and-other-solutions-to-the-black-marriage-crisis/
dream hampton: Closing cycles by Paulo Coelho →
dreamhampton1: One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the…
I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am...– Augusten Burroughs (via dreamhampton1)
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter....– Alice Walker
Now, feeling the kind of euphoria that can overtake you at this time of day, at...– Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty (via monamade )
Robin Morgan on the genius of patriarchy
If I had to name one quality as the genius of patriarchy, it would be compartmentalization, the capacity for institutionalizing disconnection. Intellect severed from emotion. Thought separated from action. Science split from art. The earth itself divided; national borders. Human beings categorized: by sex, age, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, height, weight, class, religion, physical...
YAY!: Safe sex (or even just orgasm alone) is good for you. Benefits include...– Lissa Rankin, M.D. other fun (and not so fun) facts here http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/owning-pink/201104/15-crazy-things-about-vaginas
Love isn’t supposed to be fearful. Love means accepting a person, flaws and all....– Alesha Chilton http://tinybuddha.com/blog/you-are-good-enough-and-you-deserve-the-best/