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Jul 23, 2014

as some of you know.. I don’t watch tv. I decided to indulge in the show BAPs bc one of my friends has a relative on the show. needless to say, I didn’t make it through 5 minutes. first of all…some black woman got on the camera and said “I don’t know anything about government cheese..gold chains..etc..because I am a black American princess.” She proceeded to stereotype and generalize black people that were not in the same class as she.

It’s just another stupid reality show to further separate black ppl. 😡

Jul 23, 2014 / 33,502 notes

Anonymous said: why do black women feel the need to wear weave?

esteemsters:

black--lamb:

hmm

idk maybe because of shit like this

or this

……

*sigh*

noticing a trend….

instead of asking “why black women feel the need to wear weaves” let’s ask “why black women have been made to feel that they need a weave in the first place”….

for centuries the standard of beauty has not been that of the black woman…(we all know who i’m talking about)  instead we have been pushed to ‘conform’ to those standards without any second thoughts…i mean “white is right”…right….

black women are the only group of people  who have been unmercifully criticized for the hair that grows naturally from their scalp…we have been told that our natural locs are “uncivilized’ “ugly’ undesirable’…that in order to be anywhere near beautiful we’ll have to rock straight european hair or permanently straighten our own..it’s all psychological from years and years of conforming..sadly the ideas and stigmas still have an effect on black women of today… 

it’s sad that the number of us who have gone natural are looked up to as ‘being brave’ or ‘being a leader….the fact that black women even had to “go natural” shows how much we’ve fucked up and how society has brainwashed us into believing we are less than on the beauty scale because of something God blessed us with…

what’s even more saddening, is not only do black women have to deal with the ignorance of other races not understanding our hair, but we also have to deal with the comments of black men who have fallen into the “bash black hair’ trap….the cycle never ends…

Even though the stigma behind wearing a weave is thought to be fueled by self hatred, on the complete opposite side of the spectrum some women wear weaves to better their natural hair…the elements can be SO harsh on black hair and sometimes it just needs a break. wearing a weave helps maintain hair growth while protecting it from the weather for months at a time.

Also some black women just love to change up their looks every once in awhile and they do so by wearing a weave because it’s much easier than dying, growing, or cutting their natural hair…so let them have fun expressing themselves…

in my experience, i’ve had multiple white women strictly assume that black women wear weaves to “get like them” 

nope

nuh uh

don’t

flatter

 yourself

honey

i mean because

black

women

are

the only

ones

who

do

this shit

right?

Omg the last one

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delicatemotion:

randomstuff134:

sodamnrelatable:

take a moment to realize you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures

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some scientists agree that if you saw a clone of yourself, you wouldn’t recognise it as you, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like

This gave me anxiety

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givemeyoursole:

happy #froday! send me a pic of your fabulous fro!
Jul 18, 2014 / 6 notes

givemeyoursole:

happy #froday! send me a pic of your fabulous fro!

Jul 16, 2014

New followers!

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Jul 9, 2014 / 2,006 notes

pandora just tried to play iggy azalea

dynastylnoire:

phoeni-xx:

and described her music like this:

"exaggerated enunciation, a repetitive song structure, a dry recording sound, etc" when i tell you i am WEAK…

son, they called her music ashy

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Jul 9, 2014 / 6 notes

happy hump day to all my beautiful followers 

xo

Jul 8, 2014 / 189,064 notes

wagrobanite:

think-progress:

Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

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