City Aspirations

blackgirlcrisis:

"Some people are really, really disappointed that Blue Ivy looks Black.

The people who wanted Blue Ivy to be their racially ambiguous dream-child have found themselves in the midst of a rude awakening. It appears that they forgot, or perhaps never cared to realize, that Blue Ivy is the child of two Black parents, and that their hopes and dreams of her being the beige child they could obsess over, and project their anti-Blackness onto, have been deferred. For as Blue Ivy grows and develops into the beautiful child that she is, her features have not stayed in the realm of Whiteness that so many of us are comfortable with when it comes to finding Black to be beautiful. Her hair is not the wavy texture that they hoped for. Her nose is not the thin one they hoped for. Her skin is not the beige, off-white, lemon color that they hoped for. Blue Ivy is a Black child with full lips, hair that grows defiantly towards the sky, and skin that is much more chocolate than vanilla.”

Class

I should get a trophy for sitting through this class 2x a week…..struggle 

melissabeck:

Many moons ago, I was asked on my formspring “Beyonce or Mariah?” Without question, I banged out the word Mariah because I never even considered Beyonce. I am a Lamb 4 Life, firstly on the strength of her status as First Biracial Woman to Matter On A Global Scale and her love…

faraashah:

Don’t trust brown/black boys who like white girls. And no I don’t mean I’m against interracial relationships. I mean the type who put white girls up on pedestals, who treat them like a challenge, who glorify their beauty, their colored eyes, their light hair, all that while simultaneously dehumanizing and objectifying them. The ones who target white girls, who use them as status symbols. Don’t trust these boys. They’ve been poisoned.

Blue Ivy Carter - ***Flawless - at VMA’s 2014

Blue Ivy dancing to Flawless

kushandwizdom:

Why is it when racism and the police is mentioned there is always that one idiot that has to deny the fact that it still exists or that some police officers are prejudice or remind us that “other races get arrested too, open your eyes”.. Well guess what Sherlock WE’RE TALKING ABOUT POC, STOP…

imsoshive:

me: what’s for dinner?

her: *spreads her legs*

me: 

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so, did you not cook or ….. cause popeyes closes at 10 and i need to leave now if i’m gon make it.