missauset:

milkandheavysugar:

Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen (1988)

That shaved side tho!

glovesinthesummertime:

be-blackstar:

brownglucose:

cowriesankhsandincense:

theblackamericanprincess:

aintralph:

prettyblackpastel:

Black & Proud (Nah Bleach) by Mr. Vegas 

just gonna leave this here…

I’m so fucking happy.

👍👍👍yesss

YAS MR. VEGAS YAS

This is wonderful :-)

game over. 

how magnificent would it have been if the women weren’t in b&w though lol 

I respect Mr. Vegas on a whole new level for this.

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.
skyetownsend:

We don’t have attitudes. We have morals. We aren’t angry for no reason. We are tired of society. I’m done fighting. The only fight I have is to better myself. I can’t beg you to find beauty in my curls, deep brown eyes or full lips. You only recognize my beauty when it is found on the face of a girl in a different shade. I’m no longer fighting for you to acknowledge that my brown is stunning. Just fighting to continue loving it.

skyetownsend:

We don’t have attitudes. We have morals. We aren’t angry for no reason. We are tired of society. I’m done fighting. The only fight I have is to better myself. I can’t beg you to find beauty in my curls, deep brown eyes or full lips. You only recognize my beauty when it is found on the face of a girl in a different shade. I’m no longer fighting for you to acknowledge that my brown is stunning. Just fighting to continue loving it.

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.

glovesinthesummertime:

smilesareuniversal:

brooklynrenewhite:

brooklynrenewhite:

brooklynrenewhite:

thatscute4u:

vinebox:

Tyler Perry Movies Be Like

GET THIS AWAY FROM ME

W H Y

yall

imma keep reblogging this

weak as hell, this is the truth.

Never forget

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.

ahollins209:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Don’t hurt em Mrs Smith.

She’s killin the game just with her looks & body . 😍🔥

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

If you’re black and this isn’t on your blog… -_-

The power of that symbol! We are powerful!

-Tie

Reblogged from The Quiet Storm.

alexandraelle:

Easy DIY Essential Oil Air Mist

-2.5 oz distilled water

-1oz rose water

-25 drops ylang ylang essential oil

-20 drops of lavender essential oil

-4oz mist bottle

My kiddo and I had fun making this awesome all natural air freshener mist! It’s eco friendly, non-toxic and very easy to make. It’s also pretty inexpensive to make. 

Reblogged from alexelle.com
Reblogged from Spiritual Inspiration

gallifreyglo:

securelyinsecure:

Throwback - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary (2010)

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.

Love this!

Reblogged from Neon Gumbo