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"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
“The language forged by black people in this country, on this continent…got us from one place to another. We described the auction block. We described what it meant to be there. We survived what it meant to be torn from your mother, your father, your brother, your sister. We described it. We survived being described as mules, as having been put on earth only for the convenience of white people. We survived having nothing belonging to us, not your mother, your father, not your daughter, not your son. And we created the only language in this country.”
Swing (including Charleston and Lindy Hop) are not “white” dances.
Let’s get back in, folks!
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. — James Baldwin (via kwamejaw)
So I’m not crazy…
(Source: aluminaughty, via black-culture)
who taught you
value of a woman
is the ratio
of her waist
to her hips
and the circumference
of her buttocks
and the volume
of her lips?
infinite. — ‘Greater than’ by Della Hicks-Wilson (via brwnsknladi) (via jamesfrancoe)
…. Just like yours.
(Source: dellahickswilson, via black-culture)
Hands down, the best use of gif that I’ve personally seen.
(Source: oneuniver5e, via blistered-soul)