accras:

Glory! Lupita in turquoiseSAG Awards, 1/18/14

accras:

Glory! Lupita in turquoise
SAG Awards, 1/18/14

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The Confessions of a Dark Skin Woman: The Expectations

poeticdarkbeauty:

They expect me to have light skin,

And they expect my mane to be thin

And flimsy like a weed in the Sahara. As if

My natural mane is difficult to tame.

As if my curly coils cannot wrap around a

Rapper’s expectations of my being.

Why do they expect me to change my hue?

Strip away my skin……

Forever repost. LOVE THIS!!!!!!

poeticdarkbeauty:

ridge:

swiftingthrough:

legendary

bow the fuck down

gottem gottem

Owned

poeticdarkbeauty:

ridge:

swiftingthrough:

legendary

bow the fuck down

gottem gottem

Owned

reservoirdoggedness:

Some snippets from all the truth being spoken in the #WhatIsBlackPrivilege hashtag on Twitter right now

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poeticdarkbeauty:

ass-full-of-cass:

zombiegrapes:

holytrinitties:

i hAVE NEVER SEENA PEELED LEMON BEFORE THIS IS FUCKIGN AMAZING OH MY GO d

I feel extremely uncomfortable right now 

its a naked lemon like it should have a censored thing across it or something oh my god

my favorite fruit 5ever

poeticdarkbeauty:

ass-full-of-cass:

zombiegrapes:

holytrinitties:

i hAVE NEVER SEENA PEELED LEMON BEFORE THIS IS FUCKIGN AMAZING OH MY GO d

I feel extremely uncomfortable right now 

its a naked lemon like it should have a censored thing across it or something oh my god

my favorite fruit 5ever

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walkingthenarrowway:

magnacarterholygrail:

naturalislove:

superdanger-us:

Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly known as the ‘Genip.’

Grows like a grape. 

Peels like a tangerine.

Tastes like a mango.

Has a pit like a peach.

Now I want some

nigga these is quenepas, cut that fancy shit out, these the muhfuckas the spanish street vendors sell soon as spring hits nyc, don’t play

POC been callin’ these quenepas, these ain’t brand new at all lol

What a discovery! O_o

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naturallypolished:

savealifebekindtome:

princessizzabelle:

because in worshiping GOD, AGE DOESN’T MATTER! ✞

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. -Psalm 150:6

So beautiful .

naturallypolished:

savealifebekindtome:

princessizzabelle:

because in worshiping GOD, AGE DOESN’T MATTER! 

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. -Psalm 150:6

So beautiful .

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poeticdarkbeauty:

milletheweirdo:

weareblackroyalty:

redbuttaflydiva:

Yesssss!!!

"Post up, flawless"

Yes nose-ring Barbie!

ladies, we flawless

poeticdarkbeauty:

milletheweirdo:

weareblackroyalty:

redbuttaflydiva:

Yesssss!!!

"Post up, flawless"

Yes nose-ring Barbie!

ladies, we flawless

poeticdarkbeauty:

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Nigeria

ig 2snapsandatwirl

next hair style

poeticdarkbeauty:

artofseductionlxix:

minusthelove:

bebereaves:

thesavedspirit:

daniellemertina:

theresjustsomethingaboutthatgirl:

lovelifelaurennn:

theresjustsomethingaboutthatgirl:

radicalrebellion:

bebereaves:

A FEW of the 1000+ comments that the nice little racist decided to leave on one of my pictures (that someone took and wrote on) and posted on a facebook fan page.

This was one of the craziest weekends ever, I was even receiving HATE MAIL. Never in my years of modeling have I experienced that amount of hate..

And yet I just scrolled past a post in which a crackers asks why the OP had to put “Black girls are beautiful” THIS is why you dickhead.

Honestly, this picture is racist as fuck.
It’s saying that the MOST beautiful women come from Africa.
Which says that women from every other country can’t be as beautiful. Which is 1) rude as fuck 2) fucking racist.
And the fact that people can’t see that upsets me.

WOW. So its not the people calling her a coon that you find racist. Not the people saying she should be an animal on National Geographic magazine. Not saying all blacks are ugly inside and out. Not saying that she escaped a cotton field. 

Its the fact that because Black women hear shit like that constantly and are trying to have confidence and remind themselves that all of these things are not true, whether you like they way they say it or not, THAT is what you have a problem with. She is literally saying that because Black women receive shit like THIS when we say we’re beautiful. So we try to give ourselves confidence and receive hate. And you’re biggest problem is not her being called a cotton picking slave but saying the most beautiful women come from Africa. The reversal of the VERY POPULR statement that the most UGLY women come from Africa. So that is not only what you have the biggest problem with but what you’re choosing to focus on. Not her being degraded. 

Shut the fuck up. The fact that you’re an idiot and you can’t see it is what upsets me. Honestly, you’re a rude, racist sympathizing piece of shit. 

I’m wasn’t saying I don’t have a problem with that. I was saying that I had a problem with the original statement.
If I call someone a nigger, I’m going to expect to be called a cracker back.
If I say something racist, I will expect something racist back.
The original statement was racist, so they got racism back.
They were defending their race, just like the original girl was. Sure, the way they went around it was racist. But they were both bagging on a race.
So how about you look at the big picture instead?

I don’t often respond to white racists but you’re so irrational I couldn’t help it. What you’re saying makes no sense. You’re saying it’s justified to call black folks animals and ugly because of a post that is meant to uplift black women.

Nobody said cracker anywhere in the original post. And even so to say that’s equal to the word N-Word (which you have no right to be typing out) is naive and historically inaccurate. There is no word in English that denotes as much hatred and oppression as the N Word.

White women get real silly in their arguments when beauty standards aren’t focused on them. Good thing it doesn’t happen often, right? Lol

Wow, the old “It’s okay to be racist back because the original source was ‘omg racist to whites’”.

I’m still trying to figure out what the words on this picture have to do with white people? Why did they feel it was necessary to defend their race when it wasn’t attacking them in the first place….

Reading these comments…man it’s quite disgusting.

"If I call someone a nigger, I’m going to expect to be called a cracker back."

no if u call someone a nigger expect to get elbowed in your shit

Here’s all I’m going to say to the two white people who are getting offended by this meme. 1) Please take time out of your day to look up “beauty” in Google Images. Then proceed to count how many females are not fair colored and then come back to me. 2) Nigger will never be equated to cracker. You know what cracker actually means? It means someone who cracks the whip… which if I do recall has something to do with being the master or having dominion over someone. So… no. Nigger is not like Cracker. 3) To the first white person: If your claim is to react to racism with racism, you need to kneel down and pray for some intelligence. Do you honestly think any progress comes from fighting fire with fire? Okay then. 4) And lastly, but most importantly, BLACK WOMEN are fighting a two front war. We are black and we are women. If you want to honestly tell me that me complimenting my own kind is racist…. but the comments made by the 1000s of bigots are not, manyou need to just leave tumblr. That actually makes -10000 sense. 

And this right here is why I’ll never be 100% comfortable with white folks. Sorry, no.

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heshealing:

black-culture:

I’m because there is no plan B here. This is my heritage. In my veins. -@yvethepoet

She betta speak.

Amen!

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poeticdarkbeauty:

we-would-date-a-fan-my-ass:

ashtonskoala:

merlinobsessedchild:

and i don’t care if this doesn’t fit on my blog. this is beautiful.

She has a beautiful heart…

Oh god.  Why are there tears in my eyes?

And I don’t even like Beyonce but rebloging this because omfg 

Wait…. Did you just say you didn’t like beyonce?

lol I don’t really like her music either, but she is a great person

incaseyuhnevaknow:

lmsig:

Message

And shame on you as a Black man if you’re out there doing this. Don’t you love the Black mother who birthed you?

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poeticdarkbeauty:

um this is excellence

Ok!

poeticdarkbeauty:

um this is excellence

Ok!