Just a young woman, maturing as i move through this thing called life. An old soul born in the wrong era. Always trying to figure out my next step and leaving those behind who don't want success as bad as i do. An avid thinker and extraordinary individual living in an ordinary world. CT is home, but i refuse to grow old here. Black is beautiful <3. When u think you've got me, you've never really gotten me at all....and i'm just scratching the surface.
We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.
Erykah Badu, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. 
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I think God sometimes allows us to be ignored by people we care about so we’ll realize that He is the only One Who is here for us at ALL times.

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goldroadtonowhere:

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

This is literally my life. Literally. Jamaican Patois, African American Vernacular English, Standard American English. Exquisite spoken word here. Loved this part: “Let there be no confusion, let there be no hesitation, this is not a promotion of ignorance, this is a linguistic celebration. That’s why…I put trilingual on my last job application. I can help diversify your consumer market is all I wanted them to know. And, when they call me for the interview, I’ll be more than happy to show that I can say ‘what’s good,’ ‘whatta gwan,’ and of course, ‘hello.’”

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I'm curious have you ever had a relaxer? Can you post a throw back photo of it???

strangerabbit:

burythecastlex:

black—lamb:

lux0r3y:

thegirlwithcaramelskin:

anomaly1:

black--lamb:

i had a relaxer up until i was 20 lol (my mom was a beautician and straightened it when i was 5)

i cut it into a bob in highschool

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then i rebelled (and wore way too much makeup):

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then came the bowl cut in college…fml:

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then the try to look like a sorority girl look:

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then did this mohawk…thing to it in the summer and dyed it red (my eyebrows were also on the battlefield)

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then i cut that shit off

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no more relaxers

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and in the last year….

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(protective style…damn i wore that sweater a lot..)

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(i skipped a few styles, but you get the gist) 

This post is like watching a flower bloom

So beautiful. 

Gahh 😍

Here it is 😑

Looking at your hair my hair texture seems to be very similar to yours especially due to my coloring. I’ve been having a hard time with products lately…Any suggestions? 

herswagger:

When they were little!!!

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miraclewhip:

Ground Beef & Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.

Makes: 6 servings

What You Need

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 onion, chopped

1/3 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

1-1/2 tsp. chili powder

6 green peppers

2 cups marinara sauce

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

MIX first 5 ingredients just until blended.

CUT tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. Fill peppers with meat mixture; place in shallow baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.

BAKE 50 min. to 1 hour or until meat mixture is done (160ºF).

Substitute

Substitute cooked long-grain brown rice for the quinoa.

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youngblackandvegan:

snkrheadjay:

Braaa she got bangs an locks!!!!!🙌

Our hair so versatile

Dear lord.

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  • him: *replies back 10mins later*
  • me: *replies back 20mins later cuz he wanna play games wit me*

wwalk3:

youngblackandvegan:

snkrheadjay:

Braaa she got bangs an locks!!!!!🙌

Our hair so versatile

Dear lord.

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