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“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
Robert Kennedy
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I still remember the feeling I felt when I first started talking to you.

autosage:

things to say if someone asks why you are so quiet

  • "i don’t have much to say"
  • (shrug with a smile)
  • "i like listening"
  • (with clenched teeth) “there are wasps in my mouth”

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blackhaireverywhere:

crimsong19:

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement

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Say my name…… say Jhené, say Jhené.

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teethagoddess:

Why aren’t you smiling?

RIP Miyagi

blackfashion:

Blazer: H&M, Jeans: thrifted, Hat: ROST (thrifted)

Lauren, 19, Atlanta

Tumblr: highheelsandhangovers21.tumblr.com

Instagram: instagram.com/lauren_nicole1128

badbilliejean:

lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)

  • She first married at the age of 13
  • She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
  • She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
  • She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
  • She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
  • She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
  • She was married 4 times
  • She adopted 12 children from around the world
  • She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
  • In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
  • Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
  •  Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
  • May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work

Sources: wikipedia

my favorite.

SHE AND ETHEL WATERS WERE BOTH BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES OF QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR

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