"As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant."

— Nic Sheff (via krysztofowicz)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via iamyourdestiny)

"Love is absolute, it holds nothing back, it speaks, lives, grows, and pours out; To love, you must be willing to surrender your protection, wants, passions, and ultimately, your life. This is why it hurts so much when love is not returned, and this is why you are transformed when you love Christ."

— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

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I honestly love talking to someone late at night

aiyaitsjenn:

You don’t know where the conversation will take you. It can change from being stupidly funny to being serious in an instant. The later the night, the more you learn about the person. You start to see their true self as they unravel themselves after each reply. I absolutely adore late night conversations. They always turn out to be the best and most memorable.

(Source: jennifer-european, via iamyourdestiny)

bellecosby:

White men can take nations but they can’t take a joke

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imsoshive:

Black families at graduations be like:

Hunter Jansen

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"Amy Jefferson"

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Derek Jenkins”

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it’s a blue summer for real. cops killed bout 16 black people in 2 months. broad day. no charges. no cases.

(Source: niggasandcomputers, via sheenvelopesthenight)

"A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning."

— (via desertblooms)

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daniikahlo:

yarrahs-life:

telvi1:

pharaohthoth:

02 Baduizm [1997]  Erykah Badu

03 Brown Sugar [1995] D’Angelo

04 Love Deluxe [1992] Sade

05 12 Play [1993] R. Kelly

06 The Velvet Rope [1997] Janet Jackson

07 Forever My Lady [1991] Jodeci

08 My Love Is Your Love [1998] Whitney Houston

09 The Bachelor [1996] Ginuwine

10 The Miseducation of … [1998] Lauryn Hill

11-20 …

11 Faith [1995] Faith Evans

12 Long Time No See [1997] Chico DeBarge

13 Share my World [1997] Mary J. Blige

14 Where I Wanna Be [1999] Donell Jones

15 Sons of Soul [1993] Tony! Toni! Tone! 

16 Groove Theory [1995] Groove Theory

17 One In A Million [1996] Aaliyah 

18 My Way [1997] Usher

19 Butterfly [1997] Mariah Carey

20 CrazySexyCool [1994] TLC

The mufuckin mix

Music sounds nothing like this anymore. NOTHING!

YO! 

(via soulfuljafrikan)

carlos-gadbois:

alexlartwork:

Michael Jackson Inspirerd. 30 x 41.5 Charcoal  $300.00

BEAUTIFUL……

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Anonymous said: Are you pro life or pro choice ?

soulfuljafrikan:

Pro choice. It is not up to me to dictate what a female chooses to do with her body.

onlyblackgirl:

pastel-gizibe:

note-a-bear:

the-chandelier-swing:

blackfemalepresident:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

brandx:



U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing Temper Tantrum




"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.
After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”
Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.
Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation. Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.”

J was sent to live with another family in the Midwest. Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”

Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.

Sources: [x] [x]


white people will let their white kids karate chop them in the throat and call them names in public, but a black child becomes naturally upset after you treat the kid like a grown criminal/animal and you just give them away. go it. sounds reasonable.

"i’d get the most horrified stares"geewonder why

This is why we don’t trust y’all white savior “oh check out this profile pic of me and these smiling poor brown children. You can tell I really made a difference” asses

The fact that for the most part these people are allowed to do shit like this with no legal punishment or recourse on behalf of the children being abused is mind boggling.

She literally treated that child like a dog.
Actually no, she’d probably treat a dog better.
Accidents like that happen all the time with children, and her first instinct is to stop loving the child and give it away?
I can’t.
I hope that beautiful boy is okay, and with a family that treats him like gold.

Welcome to the adoption industry where they give zero fucks about the well being of the child.

onlyblackgirl:

pastel-gizibe:

note-a-bear:

the-chandelier-swing:

blackfemalepresident:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

brandx:

U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing Temper Tantrum

"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.

After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”

Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.

Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation. Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.”

J was sent to live with another family in the Midwest. Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”
Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.
Sources: [x] [x]

white people will let their white kids karate chop them in the throat and call them names in public, but a black child becomes naturally upset after you treat the kid like a grown criminal/animal and you just give them away. go it. sounds reasonable.

"i’d get the most horrified stares"
gee
wonder why

This is why we don’t trust y’all white savior “oh check out this profile pic of me and these smiling poor brown children. You can tell I really made a difference” asses

The fact that for the most part these people are allowed to do shit like this with no legal punishment or recourse on behalf of the children being abused is mind boggling.

She literally treated that child like a dog.

Actually no, she’d probably treat a dog better.

Accidents like that happen all the time with children, and her first instinct is to stop loving the child and give it away?

I can’t.

I hope that beautiful boy is okay, and with a family that treats him like gold.

Welcome to the adoption industry where they give zero fucks about the well being of the child.

(via thelonelyztoner)

2am-poetry:

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

looks straight outta the Civil Rights Era…we’re not done yet

(via soulfuljafrikan)

Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

parapperthetrapper:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

boop

lebnaniye:

Lebanese. Food.

Bow.

(via flyestfemales)