twenty-five to life
24 August 2014 @ 2:10 AM
"Some people like doing sit-ups in the morning. I like to have orgasms."
— Pearl Cleage (via shakeimaboston)
1 week ago via shakeimaboston (originally shakeimaboston)
12 August 2014 @ 3:07 PM

The women gather
because it is not unusual
to seek comfort in our hours of stress
a man must be buried

It is not unusual
that the old bury the young
though it is an abomination

It is not strange
that the unwise and the ungentle
carry the banner of humaneness
though it is a castration of the spirit

It no longer shatters the intellect
that those who make war
call themselves diplomats

we are no longer surprised that the
unfaithful pray loudest every sunday
in every church and sometimes
in rooms facing east
though it is a sin and a shame

So how do we judge a man

most of us love from our need to love
not because we find someone deserving
most of us forgive
because we have trespassed
not because we are magnanimous
most of us comfort
because we need comforting

our ancient rituals demand that
we give what we hope to receive

And how do we judge a man

we learn to greet when meeting
to cry when parting
and to soften our words at times of stress

the women gather with cloth and ointment
their busy hands bowing to laws that decree
willows shall stand swaying but unbroken
against even the determined wind of death

we judge a man by his dreams,
not alone his deeds
we judge a man by his intent,
not alone his shortcomings
we judge a man because it is not unusual
to know him through those who love him

the women gather strangers
to each other because
they have loved a man

it is not unusual to sift through ashes
and find an unburnt picture.

3 weeks ago
9 August 2014 @ 10:20 PM
these are adorable but I bet they taste like trash.

these are adorable but I bet they taste like trash.

3 weeks ago via totallyvintage (originally lovelikeangels)
9 August 2014 @ 10:16 PM

(Source: laronemcee)

3 weeks ago via fyblackwomenart (originally laronemcee)
9 August 2014 @ 10:14 PM

(Source: stankonia)

3 weeks ago via sheiseverywoman (originally stankonia)
9 August 2014 @ 10:10 PM

christel-thoughts:

the fact that y’all know why Lil Kim made all these changes to her look, the level of hatred, abuse, and pain behind it, yet still make fun of her look while having the audacity to talk about protecting Black girls and women…

3 weeks ago via christel-thoughts (originally christel-thoughts)
9 August 2014 @ 10:09 PM
dynastylnoire:

elionking:

photosbyjaye:

dang on Coke Bottles

Coca-Cola’s a hell of a drink

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

dynastylnoire:

elionking:

photosbyjaye:

dang on Coke Bottles

Coca-Cola’s a hell of a drink

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

3 weeks ago via oluthegreat (originally photosbyjaye)
28 July 2014 @ 10:23 PM
little-black-bear:

Did I ever mention I fucking love visual poetry? Because I fucking love visual poetry.

little-black-bear:

Did I ever mention I fucking love visual poetry? Because I fucking love visual poetry.

(Source: bermira)

1 month ago via christel-thoughts (originally bermira)
28 July 2014 @ 10:21 PM

darkchocolatecreature:

FOR ALL MY SISTAS HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT SHADE OF FOUNDATION/CONCEALER, THE KEY IS TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TONE AND UNDERTONE. HOPE THIS HELPS :)

More info on artbecomesyou.com

(Source: darkchocolatecreatures)

1 month ago via powderdoom (originally darkchocolatecreatures)
28 July 2014 @ 10:20 PM

ngun:

celesse:

trinandtonic:

dontbearuiner:

lawebloca:

Friends

This is a very important post.

babies babying together

I have a pretty high cute tolerance but this just does me in.

UM EXCUSE ME

I just moaned so loud. I think my heart is beating faster.

1 month ago via soundlyawake (originally lawebloca)