Ya’ll know why little richard sang so fast?

uncutcolombiancoke:

weloveblackgirls:

fun-ta-mental:

when he first started he’d put a song out and the white radio stations would get their own singers to sing the song in the style they wanted (like kidsBop but on every radio station ). well little richard was like “well i don’t like that…what if i make it so hard to sing they cant imitate it.” he became so fast that if you wanted to hear a song by Little Richard Then you had to listen to Little Richard.

Wow

The more you know…

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I don’t care about losing people who don’t wanna be in my life anymore. I’ve lost people who meant the world to me and I’m still doing just fine.
Pleasure P (via suchvodka)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Would whites feel comfortable living in a predominantly white community policed by an overwhelmingly black force? …Reverse the numbers and reflect; that’s all I ask.

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I ate breakfast five years ago, still full.
Kieren Walker, breakfast is the most important meal of the day
(via ajarofquotes)

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Bill Cosby’s Collection of African-American Art to be Used in Smithsonian Exhibition

blackchristiannews:

Bill Cosby’s Collection of African-American Art to be Used in Smithsonian Exhibition

Bill Cosby (Photo: AP)

Bill Cosby (Photo: AP)

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. (more…)

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Exactly what good are our eyes if they are not willing to see what’s right before us?
― Mark W Boyer (via psych-quotes)

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msdeonb:

cultureunseen:

Salute to the Mothers of our conscious struuggle who sacrificed much, so that we could have a tomorrow and to all the courageous Sisters who just weren’t having any of it…

1.   Angela Davis
2.   Assata Shakur
3.   Kathleen Cleaver
4.   Sojourner Truth
5.   Harriet Tubman
6.   Rosa Parks
7.   Fannie Lou Hamer
8.   Shirley Chisolm 
9.   Sis. Minister Ava Muhammad
10. Two Sisters who weren’t having it!

We should really know all of these women’s names and contributions.

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fucknoselfhate:

friendly reminders:

dark skin girls can be mixed
dark skin girls can have type 3 hair
light skin girls aren’t always mixed
light skin girls can have type 4 hair
just because they are dark skin doesn’t mean they are rude, violent, ghetto or ratchet
Just because they are light skin doesn’t mean they’re weak, stuck up, or rude.

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badbilliejean:

visualsofsamuelomare:

Street Styles of New York Fashion Week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Show

itsaliencum blackfashion

All of them are glorious .

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ponnukaka:

shinycroissants:

“I remember when I was doing “Rent” and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? No…

I love her so much, you guys.

ponnukaka:

shinycroissants:

“I remember when I was doing “Rent” and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? No…

I love her so much, you guys.

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randomactsofquirkiness:

darvinasafo:

All praise to the elders, for they are bridges to the ancestors.

Beauty

randomactsofquirkiness:

darvinasafo:

All praise to the elders, for they are bridges to the ancestors.

Beauty

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