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***ryn.

a real one.

ourblackproject:

The Black body, more so of women, have stood on the opposite side of the narrow Eurocentric standards of beauty. Black hairstyles have defiantly rebelled against and even when straightened added creative magic of Blackness and Boldness. 

Black hair, whether relaxed or natural, locked or shaven is beautiful. Black women are beautiful. 

ourblackproject:

Following the Civil War, black Americans, through employment as musicians playing European music in military bands, developed new musical styles such as ragtime and what would become known as jazz. In developing this latter musical form, African Americans contributed knowledge of the sophisticated polyrhythmic structure of the dance and folk music of peoples across western and sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these musical forms had a wide-ranging and profound influence over the development of music within the United States and around the world during the 20th century.

Remembering the influence of black artists in American music.

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

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Black Excellence

britney2007spears:

me: this celebrity is kinda good :-)!

tumblr: but… probematic! *brings out 116 receipts*

me:

image

taylorfromthestars:

dadsworstnightmare:

tracee ellis ross and her mother diana backstage at thierry mugler’s s/s fashion show, 1991

very important

dopeblackart:

Q U E E N #Dope #BlackArt

yeezius:

Mos Def

J. Cole pays his respect to Mike Brown

aniceboulder:

hayleyworldfans:

"Hello my name is Hayley Williams and I’m just gonna record the first vocal take of ‘Still Into You’ on my iPhone and somehow it sounds exACTLY LIKE THE FINAL VERSION"

I AM SO DONE WITH YOUR SHIT WILLIAMS

It’s called talent….