There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us.CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)
Everyone, not just white people, loved making fun of black hair until black people decided to stop giving a fuck about their bum ass opinions. Now they all want the “natural hair” umbrella. Cause, if you can’t put down black people for doing it, then you have to be part of it, cause letting black people shine on their own is threatening.
Fortunately, God isn’t in the business of discarding us even though He sees the reality of who we are.Michelle Mckinney Hammond (What To Do Until Love Finds You)
Forgive the trees
for the way they can’t stop shaking
even after all these years of practice.
for the days you don’t even want to try.
People are dying from over thinking. They fill their brains with harsh thoughts and it brings the body down too. Chances are no one thinks as bad about you than you.Unknown (via ohteenscanrelate)
There’s no feelng in this world quite like the one you get after finally coming to your senses and extracting yourself from toxicity.
Lupita Nyong’o talks about the intimacy of hair braiding and the wonderful characteristics of black hair.
Hair braiding is such an essential part of black women’s hair routines. Not only can we braid it in multiple ways that show the dynamism of our hair, but braiding is a great way to protect our hair - whether under a weave or attached to hair pieces. It can also be an intimate process that creates a bond between the hair braider and the the person having their hair braided.