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Trying to see the forest for the trees

The Pursuit of Blackness.

I think I fell in love with black when I realized the power it held.

The mystic.

The wonder.

Then I found it even more intriguing after I noticed the negative connotations that came along with it…

black widow.

black hole.

And the most evident, black man.

Who has put such abrogating prevalent ideas in our heads that all black isn’t beautiful? Who has given anyone the right to hustle me of my black; ravish me of my beauty?

So I take that, and I own my black.

My black skin.

My black roots

And my dark moments.

I walk with my widows and tell them to open the curtains and let the light shine through.

I climb out of my black hole of self pity and realize that only I hold the power to regulate my self worth and value.

And I love my black man. My black man . My, my, how far you’ve come.

From being at the bottom of the barrel where the sun don’t shine, to being on top of the free world; making my King’s dream come true.

BLACK is only what we make of it. BLACK is all I know. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.

-Mel Lackay aka OgAfrikaaa

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@CoryBooker: @CoryBooker @newarkmentor: Mentor Fair Jan 29 2013 @ThePaulRobeson center Rutgers Newark pic.twitter.com/5SpEGvt5Hopefully I, and others, can make it out to thisPost from @CoryBooker on Twitter (via Scope)

@CoryBooker:

@CoryBooker @newarkmentor: Mentor Fair Jan 29 2013 @ThePaulRobeson center Rutgers Newark pic.twitter.com/5SpEGvt5

Hopefully I, and others, can make it out to this

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gq:

We’ve got our Eye on Fashion Week and GQ’s Jim Moore is killing it on Instagram and the GQ Fashion Tumblr.
#menswear, y’all.
gqfashion:

Call me crazy, but I’m loving navy blue shoes for next fall. They go with everything! These are from Grensom. JM


I need these

gq:

We’ve got our Eye on Fashion Week and GQ’s Jim Moore is killing it on Instagram and the GQ Fashion Tumblr.

#menswear, y’all.

gqfashion:

Call me crazy, but I’m loving navy blue shoes for next fall. They go with everything! These are from Grensom. JM

I need these

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I’ve been on Instagram for less than a week and I can see that thirsttrap.com or splashcity.com are more appropriate names

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Me and my great grandmother, with her “Jesse Jackson For President” pin

Me and my great grandmother, with her “Jesse Jackson For President” pin

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beautifullybrown:

collective-history:

Pictured: My favorite Goosebumps stories

Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels written by American author R. L. Stine and first published by Scholastic Publishing. It is a collection of stories that feature semi-homogenous plot structures, with fictional children being involved in scary situations. Themes in the series include horror, humor and the supernatural.

Sixty-two books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title from 1992 to 1997. Various spin-off series were written by Stine: Goosebumps Series 2000, Give Yourself Goosebumps, Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Goosebumps Triple Header, and Goosebumps HorrorLand. Another series, Goosebumps Gold, was never released.

Since the release of its first novel, Welcome to Dead House in July 1992, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success worldwide. As of 2008, the series has sold over 350 million books worldwide in thirty-five languages and has been listed in many bestseller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller list for children. The series has spawned a television series and numerous merchandise.

My entire childhood . Fxck a jk rolling — rl stine !

I had all of them

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