It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

babybutta:

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christel-thoughts:

When you see me show me your bachelors, show me your masters. That’s the best thing you can do for me, as my fan.

YAAAAASS NICKI. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS

i haven’t found the source video yet.

I love the way Nicki encourages people with education. I’ve seen her ask about report cards on Twitter and tell young people to bring their C’s up to B’s and B’s up to A’s. And this quote is too awesome. ❤

But she’s a bad role model?

I would love to see Nicki get her Masters and twerk across stage.

(Source: yungnics, via palmtreezandbluewater)

Y’all telling me gangsta rap and black men sagging their jeans is a bigger societal problem than institutionalized racism, police brutality and colonialism?

mytwistedexperience:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

witchsistah:

thoughts-for-thots:

chizohfro:

a-myriad-of-marvels:

Actress Teyonah Parris attends Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge presented by Paragon at Andaz West Hollywood on August 22, 2014

I find her so stunning. Love this whole look

LOVE.

damn she’s gorgeous

They ugly up Black women for our roles so that someone’ll still look at those dough-faced White woman they want to parade as beautiful.

^^ That’s why I thought for the longest that Viola Davis was older than she was.

I have found this to be consistently true for 99% of movies made by Hollywood. To the point that i was always so shocked when i saw pictures of the actresses outside of their roles for the longest time until i was wise to the game. But the reverse is usually what i experience when it comes to white women who they glamorize up 99% of the time.

And honestly, the fact that it is something they intentionally do to the point where there is a noticeable pattern angers me.

If i want to see black women looking like real people or glamorized up, i have to watch what mainstream has dubbed as a “black movie” or she has to be lead and is intended to be found attractive by white males.

(Source: soph-okonedo, via flawlessxqueen)

jamietheignorantamerican:

People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.

Don’t let that happen.

(via flawlessxqueen)

the video for Windowlicker by Aphex Twin is so weird, dope song though

Anonymous asked: Are you Christian ?

yes I am

Lil Bibby Ft. Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss

—Water (Remix)

adeeclectik:

Lil Bibby Ft. Jadakiss & Anthony Hamilton - Water (Remix)

A little ashamed of how amped I am for Free Crack 2