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I wanna doctorate and still be rockin' it! Is that too much to ask? Tell me!


She was so important to my life.

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Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” 25 year anniversary.

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Talk About Black Girl Excellence

Meet 8-year-old Mabou Loiseau not only the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, but she speaks 8 languages. French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarian, Creole and she knows sign language. 


I love how she just busted out singing. So smart :)

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The fourth picture does me in. Heaven is in those eyes. 


Same. Those Eyes


I want babies

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I hate y’all

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“I wasn’t against communism, but i can’t say i was for it either. At first, i viewed it suspiciously, as some kind of white man’s concoction, until i read works by African revolutionaries and studied the African liberation movements. Revolutionaries in Africa understood that the question of African liberation was not just a question of race, that even if they managed to get rid of the white colonialists, if they didn’t rid themselves of the capitalistic economic structure, the white colonialists would simply be replaced by Black neocolonialists. There was not a single liberation movement in Africa that was not fighting for socialism. In fact, there was not a single liberation movement in the whole world that was fighting for capitalism. The whole thing boiled down to a simple equation: anything that has any kind of value is made, mined, grown, produced, and processed by working people. So why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? Why shouldn’t working people own and control their own resources? Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.”

—   Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography (via rs620)

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the best video ever.

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Missy wasn’t playing they games

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I love my skin!

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90s Black Sitcoms, Ranked

The Cosby Show, what has long been considered the greatest black sitcom of all time, celebrates its 30th anniversary in two weeks. That the show’s legendary run is marked by a return to a more diverse television landscape this fall seems fitting: NBC, ABC, and FOX, along with other networks, will debut a variety of shows that cast minority actors in lead roles (several are women of color). This push for more nuanced programming brings to mind the 1990s, a decade known for its rich portrayal of black life through shows like Living Single and Roc. Here, a completely indisputable ranking of black sitcoms that aired between 1990 and 1999.

See the rest of the list here.


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Lumidee - Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)



ok but let’s continue to talk about how next level this video janet jackson made 13 years ago was and what a flop the future turned out to be

i think we all mad the future didn’t turn out like this.

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