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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



SLTA___
     Watch this video.

Lowe Sisters “New Hit Song”
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Today in I love Black people so much:  this harmony.  THIS HARMONY.  Whoever is yelling shut-up in the background needs to go find Jesus because this is hot fire and I’m having church right now.

"Should I wear my granny pannies….or should I wear a thong?"

Yes, Gawd.  Hallelujah.

(Also, whenever I throw minor shade at everybody being so bowled over by Adele these past few years by saying “I can go to any church in the South and randomly point to a Black woman who sounds just like that”…………..this is what I’m talking about.  We been had that sound since way back when white folks were hands-clasped singing boring songs from hymnals off beat.  Like, just casually amazing and hella soulful for centuries without even trying, but y’all crying about a white lady singing in funeral attire with a beehive.)

2:27 pm  •  19 September 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| adele| vocal harmonies| music| black church| black people| lol|

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     Look at this photo. Most of my future children tag is cute brown children being fabulous and clearly belonging to me in spirit, but I’m making an exception for this tweet because if I don’t raise my kids to give that exact same response, then I have failed as a parent.
Who is this woman and can I send her a thank-you gift basket and a Black Parenting Award?  This is why it is imperative that we teach our children real history outside of textbooks constructed by, written for, and approved by white men whose re-telling of history conveniently glosses over atrocities and minimizes suffering.
"bold new idea"
I want to go to that school and set fire to every history book in the building.

Most of my future children tag is cute brown children being fabulous and clearly belonging to me in spirit, but I’m making an exception for this tweet because if I don’t raise my kids to give that exact same response, then I have failed as a parent.

Who is this woman and can I send her a thank-you gift basket and a Black Parenting Award?  This is why it is imperative that we teach our children real history outside of textbooks constructed by, written for, and approved by white men whose re-telling of history conveniently glosses over atrocities and minimizes suffering.

"bold new idea"

I want to go to that school and set fire to every history book in the building.

12:30 pm  •  18 September 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| race| white history| slavery| racism| education| black people|

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     Oscar-nominated Black actresses still can’t find work.

But Kristen Stewart, by her own admission, can snap her fingers and get a role.

I’ve seen a collection of photos from shady-heaux floating around tumblr leading off with Viola Davis.

It needed a video.  It needed this scene from Doubt where Viola Davis gives the performance of the century so far and makes Meryl Streep look like an amateur.  I can’t watch this scene without tearing up every single time because Viola takes acting to a place where Kristen Stewart can only pray to catch a corner of one day.

The fact that any woman can do THAT and still have to beg for scenes in a movie “opposite so-and-so” after two Oscar nominations is all you need to know about what it’s like to be Black in Hollywood.

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12:40 pm  •  15 September 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| octavia spencer| viola davis| taraji p. henson| kristen stewart| this is where i leave you| race| hollywood| black people|

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     Look at this photo. Because transporting millions of people to take them to “religion” is way easier than transporting a religion to millions of people….
Ugh.  Well I just feel guilty and disrespectful for being an atheist after all this Truth & Enlightenment has been thrust uponst me this mornin.  My ancestors died so I could be washed in the blood of European crimes against humanity for profit Our Lord Jesus, and here I go ignoring the Bible and denying the existence of a belief system solidified and bastardized by White people to conform to Western ideals and traditions.  How dare I. 
No but really.  I’ll never understand why Black people have clung so fervently to a faith that was forced upon us and used to justify our enslavement.  They broke us with chains and chained us to the Bible.  Four hundred years later and we still can’t find the damned key.

Because transporting millions of people to take them to “religion” is way easier than transporting a religion to millions of people….

Ugh.  Well I just feel guilty and disrespectful for being an atheist after all this Truth & Enlightenment has been thrust uponst me this mornin.  My ancestors died so I could be washed in the blood of European crimes against humanity for profit Our Lord Jesus, and here I go ignoring the Bible and denying the existence of a belief system solidified and bastardized by White people to conform to Western ideals and traditions.  How dare I. 

No but really.  I’ll never understand why Black people have clung so fervently to a faith that was forced upon us and used to justify our enslavement.  They broke us with chains and chained us to the Bible.  Four hundred years later and we still can’t find the damned key.

9:59 am  •  2 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| religion| slavery| black people| race| christianity|

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     Neighborhood Watch.

There is an old Black man wearing a beige linen shortset and Ol’ Playa-Playa sandals in front of my building cleaning out his Lexus and blaring a mix of Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman, and Deniece Williams.

And that’s why I still live in Harlem.

7:50 pm  •  19 June 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| black people| harlem| stephanie mills| phyllis hyman| deniece williams|

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     Loud Black people on the subway.

On my way to work this morning, I was sitting on the 3 train watching last night’s Game of Thrones with my headphones in when I was distracted by this guy who started rapping.  Loudly.  Almost at the top of his lungs.

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10:00 am  •  19 May 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| black people| subway| nyc| stereotypes|

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     Have you heard about ABC’s new show Blackish set to come out this fall?

tisjunette asked me that last night and I hadn’t heard a blip about it.

But now I have.  And I’ve watched a couple of videos.  AND I AM SO FRIGHTENED!!!

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4:57 pm  •  15 May 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| blackish| television| black people| tv| tracee ellis ross| anthony anderson| laurence fishburne|

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     Top Stories: March 30 - April 5
  • New Yorkers are making too big a deal about a little mouse in Dominique Ansel’s bakery. [GO]

  • People are making too big a deal about a (probably contrived) flirtation between James Franco and a young chick. [GO]

  • The real person coming out of Nicki Minaj is pretty awesome. [GO]
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  • The real issues behind transphobia on RuPaul’s Drag Race from Carmen Carerra and Monica Beverly Hillz is the most important side of the story. [GO]

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4:00 pm  •  6 April 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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