God's Product of Comedy

History is one of the worst things that one can rob someone of. Learning and embracing it, however, is the greatest gift that one can receive.

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Permalink My 12 year old lil cousin came to visit me along with my aunt (his grandmother).

When she saw me the FIRST thing she said was “dang k-man look at her.  Her hair is worse than mine” 

Her hair is natural but only because her dermatologist said she could no longer relax it.  

After she spoke those words I made her aware that I was offended, I proceeded to rant.

I was offended that as a black woman she could only recognize my beauty if it it exist under a head of silk.  I was offended because as a mother she could look at her own flesh and blood and define it as “ugly” though that’s how naturally I was created to be.  I was offended that as a grandmother she could dare to instill in a new generation elements of self hate to be later represented in his feelings toward all black women and black people.  

How can he ever learn love and accept himself if when he looks at his mother he thinks “she needs a perm” or looks at his sister and says “are you going out like that” or at his future significant other and tells them their hair is “bad”.

I told him in from of her the stories of black bodies being objectified, of black women being the guinea pig before the actual guinea pig was, of laws telling us to wear scarves in public as to not offend others with our hair and of the fact that if God created other ethnicities in a “ready-to-wear” state then SO WERE WE.

Tomorrow him and I are going to the library to read about black beauty.  

My aunt may be too far gone and too brainwashed by society and time to change her thoughts.  But as for him, I’m making it my job to ensure he loves himself and the black women whose blood runs in his veins and each one he may ever come in contact with.

Black was, is, and forever shall be beautiful.
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Daily reminder for all Black Women

msangelblackgoddess:

You are beautiful. You are powerful. You are intelligent. You deserve to be happy and fulfilled. You deserve to live a life filled with wonder and joy. Be proud. Demand what You deserve as a Black Woman. You have a right to Your desires and Your dreams. Surround Yourself with people who will support that.

(via fuckyeavanity)

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Permalink fyblackwomenart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pes54J8PVw by kalinatoneva
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URL: http://lifeh4cks.com/fix-scratches-wood/ How to Fix Scratches on Wood
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sourcedumal:

jaclynxhyde:

makeupandchucks:

This is great.

this needs to be criminalized everywhere. and upskirting/creeper shots. 

GOOD!

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Permalink youngblackandvegan:

veganasana:

This is how I’m spending my day today, nbd

awww! precious angel!
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unmoveablebeast:

dirtygrandma:

once upon a time, in Japan…. *white characters*

this takes place in Africa… *white characters*

our story starts in the Middle East… *white characters*

Long ago in Europe… *white characters* “for historical accuracy”

(via weloveblackgirls)

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Permalink blackcontemporaryart:

Awol Erizku, Heads,  2013, Grid of nine archival pigment prints in custom white frames