basedandbiased

basedandbiased:

caliphorniaqueen:

thesecrowns:

This is my official nomination of Tempestt Bledsoe for the Natural Hair Lifetime Achievement/Trailblazer Award. She’s not new to this, she’s true to this. I feel like Vanessa is the most overlooked Huxtable daughter, to tell you the truth. But she had some of the best storylines! The Wicked, the Alphabet Game, the “you’re not rich we’re rich,” Dabnus Brickey, Robert…her clothes stood out even at the time. I remember sitting there like “WTH does Vanessa have on right now?” But that’s all good because it was always authentic to the character…all the way down to the hair. The fact that her and Darryl Bell (Ron from A Different World) are together in real life makes it seem that the universe got something really right.

bolded because I squealed when I first found this out.

IT’S ABOUT TIME VANESSA GOT THE LOVE SHE DESERVES AROUND HERE

kathrynfinney
kathrynfinney:

People always ask me why do I wear headwraps. I could do a super long explanation of my 3 total years living in West and Southern Africa and how it is an homage to all the wonderful Aunties and Sisters that I meant there, but…
the truth is that I hate spending more than 20 minutes getting ready in the morning.
I once read that President Obama has 20 versions of the the same two suits (dark blue, dark gray), to limit the number of unnecessary decisions he has to make in a day. I do the same with my hair- two basic styles- either a headwrap or an “instant weave”. I am a black woman who literally spends less than 2 minutes on my hair every morning.
I encourage other black women to try this out and see how liberating it is not to think about your hair.

kathrynfinney:

People always ask me why do I wear headwraps. I could do a super long explanation of my 3 total years living in West and Southern Africa and how it is an homage to all the wonderful Aunties and Sisters that I meant there, but…

the truth is that I hate spending more than 20 minutes getting ready in the morning.

I once read that President Obama has 20 versions of the the same two suits (dark blue, dark gray), to limit the number of unnecessary decisions he has to make in a day. I do the same with my hair- two basic styles- either a headwrap or an “instant weave”. I am a black woman who literally spends less than 2 minutes on my hair every morning.

I encourage other black women to try this out and see how liberating it is not to think about your hair.

shanellbklyn

so at 8:38pm I became a published author and you should buy my book cause I worked really hard and I’m really excited about this situation

shanellbklyn:

frenchbevn:

shanellbklyn:

shanellbklyn:

——> Humanity Maintained. <——

available at lulu, barnes & noble and amazon.

If you love raw and honest poetry you should purchase my book! Spread the love please!

Done.

You’re the best 😚

blackgirlsarefromthefuture
As a Black girl writer, I am attracted to time travel because Oakland, while so beautiful, it is filled with so much death. I remember being on the 57 in ‘08 (last time I lived home), and this dude heard some arguing on the back of the bus, and said “Aye, ya’ll stall that out.” I remember that. I BLOGGED about it. Because he told them, “My daughter done seen 3 people get smoked this year, come on man.” His daughter stood next to him offering testimony. And, they stopped arguing.
Oakland is like that. A little beef on the back of the bus, turning quickly into somebody getting smoked. It is also on the back of the bus, that someone on another occasion, a complete stranger told me that I would be okay, that I would find my way. I didn’t know it but they were right. The 57 bus might be a bit like Medallion in Morrison’s Sula, embodying good and evil, because both exist in the world.

@Reninawrites

#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture is so concerned with violence it ain’t even funny.

Oakland an intersectional city that can help you find your way.

I am going to be doing a book signing in Oakland next month @ Betti Ono Gallery. You can get tix here. I would LOVE to see you.

(via blackgirlsarefromthefuture)

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It’s interesting that she discusses time travel and Oakland. I remember living literally 4 different lifetimes in one day during the time I spent in Oakland. Pain, beauty, disappointment all in one day. Oakland is magic like that.