Imperfection Is Perfection

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I'm letting you walk a day in my life; a mile in my shoes.

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    starsrefusetoshine:

On struggling with being darker skinned black, "… And my mother again would say to me, "You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you." And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty, was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”- Lupita Nyong’o

    starsrefusetoshine:

    On struggling with being darker skinned black, 

    "… And my mother again would say to me, "You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you." And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. 
    And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty, was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

    - Lupita Nyong’o

    (via poeticdarkbeauty)

    — 1 month ago with 10596 notes
    clarknokent:

youngblackandvegan:


ancap-uk:

ghiraheeheeheem:

fuckiminmytwenties:

black-culture:

Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five yearsA mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.
The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

this is bullshit.

#but rapists only get one year #wow


because in america education is a privilege, not a right. here you have to pay for your education. white people get to pay with money, and this mother paid with her freedom


Fuck this is ridiculous

Smh! Sad!

    clarknokent:

    youngblackandvegan:

    ancap-uk:

    ghiraheeheeheem:

    fuckiminmytwenties:

    black-culture:

    Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years

    A mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.

    The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

    this is bullshit.

     

    because in america education is a privilege, not a right. here you have to pay for your education. white people get to pay with money, and this mother paid with her freedom

    Fuck this is ridiculous

    Smh! Sad!

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    — 4 months ago with 63362 notes

    "I enjoy being able to take on different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. And so, when I was given this opportunity to play this woman, a slave, from a time that really is not a part of my everyday life, it was such a gift, as an actor, to lend myself to that kind of story. Our discussions were always geared toward character and creating a real human being on screen. I, of course, did what I needed to do in order to bring that person into the room, and it was really about not only trying to find the inner workings of the character, but also the external circumstances and the physicality that would have lent itself to that inner character. And that’s what we really focused on building. So we never had, like, some sort of bigger picture discussion, and I’m really looking forward to seeing that discussion happening on the public platform."
    — Lupita Nyong’o, VOGUE [x]

    (Source: hearthcricket, via africanfashion)

    — 4 months ago with 3928 notes
    scumplanet:

geto-cowboy:

darealbrittneyh:

This hasn’t gotten enough recognition

god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once

fucking prodigy man 

    scumplanet:

    geto-cowboy:

    darealbrittneyh:

    This hasn’t gotten enough recognition

    god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once

    fucking prodigy man 

    (via poeticdarkbeauty)

    — 4 months ago with 85117 notes

    amroyounes:

    Whenever your faith in people is lost, remember these pictures.

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    — 5 months ago with 359798 notes

    poeticdarkbeauty:

    this-dick-is-not-for-sale:

    cc-loves-rocinmb:

    Lmfao! Twitter! L

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I AM CRYING LOL

    Too funny!!

    — 7 months ago with 151273 notes

    thespacegoat:

    • Accidentally close a tab? Ctrl+Shift+T reopens it.
    • Bananas release dopamine, eat them when you’re sad.
    • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is the one handed version of CTRL+ALT+DEL
    • Don’t brush your teeth hard, it makes them sensitive and removes enamel.
    • Don’t like spiders? Put citronella oil on your walls and they will not go there.
    • Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have, you’ll get drunk without getting a hangover.
    • Get clear ice cubes by boiling water before freezing it
    • Heal paper cuts and immediately stop the pain with chapstick.
    • If you accidentally write on your dry erase board with a permanent marker, scribble over it with a dry eraser marker to remove it.
    • If your shoes smell, put them in the freezer overnight, it will kill the bacteria. 
    • Make bug bites stop itching with a banana peel.
    • Make a paper longer with 12-point text, but 14-point periods and commas.
    • Need to get around a blocked website at work? Try replacing the http:// with https://
    • Never send your resume as a word file (unless asked) Instead, print it to a pdf file, it’s much cleaner and professional looking.
    • Pick a flavor of gum you don’t normally chew, and chew it while studying during a test.
    • Place a piece of bread in a container with your homemade cookies and  they will stay soft.
    • Put a dry towel into a dryer with wet clothes, they will dry faster.
    • Put toothpaste on a pimple and it will dry out.
    • Practise fake smiling in the mirror every day before going to work/school, you’ll genuinely start to feel happier.
    • Rub canola/olive oil on knives before cutting onions, you won’t cry, alternatively chew gum and you won’t either.
    • Short on time with a wrinkled dress shirt? Hang it up in the bathroom to steam it flat.
    • The night before, place things you don’t want to forget the next morning on top of your shoes.
    • Use hydrogen peroxide to remove blood stains from clothing.
    • When cleaning windows use newspapers or coffee filters instead of paper towels, they will not leave streaks.
    • When microwaving bread products/pizza put a glass of water in with it, it will keep your bread for going spongy.
    • When you move into a new place you’re renting, take pictures of any and all damage, then post them on facebook (privately if preferred) so you can use the reference date as proof you didn’t do it.
    • When searching plane tickets online delete your cookies prior, prices go up when you visit a site multiple times.

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    — 11 months ago with 648792 notes

    h-deeah:

    blackfashion:

    Solange for Complex Magazine June/July 2013
    Check out the full interview

    Understand why I praise this woman so?

    (Source: billidollarbaby, via poeticdarkbeauty)

    — 11 months ago with 4907 notes
    poeticdarkbeauty:

hiphopsince1992:

kisskissbangbangshootem:

That really would be love

Pac had soooo many dreams and things he wanted to do for the people. Man, i just with he had a bit more time to get some of these accomplished…

That is literally the best thing I’ve ever heard about 2PAC.

    poeticdarkbeauty:

    hiphopsince1992:

    kisskissbangbangshootem:

    That really would be love

    Pac had soooo many dreams and things he wanted to do for the people. Man, i just with he had a bit more time to get some of these accomplished…

    That is literally the best thing I’ve ever heard about 2PAC.

    (Source: trerail)

    — 11 months ago with 28695 notes