27 8 / 2014

quickweaves:

*crops all the white girls out* 
Go the fuck off!!!

quickweaves:

*crops all the white girls out* 

Go the fuck off!!!

(via jeankd)

27 8 / 2014

"

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

"

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

(via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)

27 8 / 2014

jeankd:

mysugarconfessions:

frenchmontanicure:

Partna’ lemme upgrade ya…

educated basic bitches on brands they didn’t even know existed

^^^

Solange wrote this. 

(Source: thequeenbey)

27 8 / 2014

fyblackwomenart:

leaonbwp:

Melodie Monrose

 : : submission : :

fyblackwomenart:

leaonbwp:

Melodie Monrose


 : : submission : :

27 8 / 2014

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Slaying The Emmy’s Red Carpet Part 1

27 8 / 2014

ajcink:

thaunderground:

moretocome:

Serena’s outfit!? Taylor’s adorable belly!? Serena’s shoulders!? Can the excellence of Black women in tennis be discussed more please and thank you?

Not often you see Serena playing somebody thicker than she is

The awesomeness of this….

(via thoughtsofablackgirl)

27 8 / 2014

nigerianroyal:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Slaying The Emmy’s Red Carpet Part 2

Yas! Angela

(via jeankd)

27 8 / 2014

thechanelmuse:

Goddess Kelis

thechanelmuse:

Goddess Kelis

(Source: patrick-desbrosses.com)

27 8 / 2014

the-goddamazon:

nawyougood:

my nigga…they sliced the belly…then sliced through fat…ripped through more fat and muscle or whatever (while making the slice they first made even bigger)…sliced through more tissue…then pulled the got damn baby out.

you tellin me its either THAT or…

27 8 / 2014

iaminkwellj:

minervadashwood:

Fat phobia is keeping a world-ranked tennis player out of a tournament because you don’t like her body type.
When Taylor Townsend was ranked No. 1 in the Juniors circuit, the United States Tennis Association told her she was too fat to play. (x)

Townsend, the number one junior women’s player in the world, nearly missed a spot in last week’s U.S. Open because U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) told her they weren’t going to finance her appearance in anymore tournaments until she got into better shape.
Like many black, female athletes, Townsend is not stick-thin. At 5’6”, she weighs about 170 pounds. Despite being the top-ranked player on the junior’s circuit and winning the Australian Open earlier this year, the brass at the USTA aimed to pull the teen from the U.S. Open and any other tournaments until she loses weight.
…
Townsend said she was devastated when her USTA coaches told her she couldn’t compete in the U.S. Open.
“It was definitely shocking,” the teen said. “I was actually very upset. I cried. I was actually devastated. I mean, I worked really hard, you know, it’s not by a miracle that I got to number one. I’m not saying that to be conceited or anything, but it’s not just a miracle or it didn’t just fall upon me just because my name’s Taylor.”
After her Australian Open win, the Chicago teen who now lives at the USTA center in Florida, ditched fast food and incorporated running and weight-lifting into her training routine. But the wasn’t enough for Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of the USTA’s player development program. McEnroe explained why the USTA refused to finance Townsend’s slot in the Open.
“Our concern is her long-term health, number one, and her long-term development as a player,” he explained the Wall Street Journal. “We have one goal in mind: For her to be playing in [Arthur Ashe Stadium] in the main draw and competing for major titles when it’s time. That’s how we make every decision, based on that.”
But as the Bleacher Report points out, concerns about Townsend’s health didn’t prevent the USTA from allowing her to play in both the singles and the doubles competition in the Australian Open earlier this year, in which Townsend had to pull a double-header and play twice in one day.
So what gives?


Where is the “fuck this shit” emoji?

iaminkwellj:

minervadashwood:

Fat phobia is keeping a world-ranked tennis player out of a tournament because you don’t like her body type.

When Taylor Townsend was ranked No. 1 in the Juniors circuit, the United States Tennis Association told her she was too fat to play. (x)

Townsend, the number one junior women’s player in the world, nearly missed a spot in last week’s U.S. Open because U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) told her they weren’t going to finance her appearance in anymore tournaments until she got into better shape.

Like many black, female athletes, Townsend is not stick-thin. At 5’6”, she weighs about 170 pounds. Despite being the top-ranked player on the junior’s circuit and winning the Australian Open earlier this year, the brass at the USTA aimed to pull the teen from the U.S. Open and any other tournaments until she loses weight.

Townsend said she was devastated when her USTA coaches told her she couldn’t compete in the U.S. Open.

“It was definitely shocking,” the teen said. “I was actually very upset. I cried. I was actually devastated. I mean, I worked really hard, you know, it’s not by a miracle that I got to number one. I’m not saying that to be conceited or anything, but it’s not just a miracle or it didn’t just fall upon me just because my name’s Taylor.”

After her Australian Open win, the Chicago teen who now lives at the USTA center in Florida, ditched fast food and incorporated running and weight-lifting into her training routine. But the wasn’t enough for Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of the USTA’s player development program. McEnroe explained why the USTA refused to finance Townsend’s slot in the Open.

“Our concern is her long-term health, number one, and her long-term development as a player,” he explained the Wall Street Journal. “We have one goal in mind: For her to be playing in [Arthur Ashe Stadium] in the main draw and competing for major titles when it’s time. That’s how we make every decision, based on that.”

But as the Bleacher Report points out, concerns about Townsend’s health didn’t prevent the USTA from allowing her to play in both the singles and the doubles competition in the Australian Open earlier this year, in which Townsend had to pull a double-header and play twice in one day.

So what gives?

Where is the “fuck this shit” emoji?