09. 02. 14. 10:52 am ♥ 17023
blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up) High-res

blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)

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09. 02. 14. 10:42 am ♥ 44238

geekgirlsmash:

Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for that”, I just direct them to Advanced Style.

I’m love black folks with purple hair

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09. 02. 14. 10:32 am ♥ 9743

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09. 01. 14. 06:19 pm ♥ 286925

inkskinned:

idk man it just makes me so so so sad when you’re watching a cutiepie talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of a sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like “sorry, i know this is boring” or “sorry i just got excited”

like you know somewhere in their life someone they respected told them “shut up nobody cares” and ever since they can’t talk about their favorite things without apologizing every 5 seconds

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09. 01. 14. 01:59 am ♥ 89275

losrachetss:

kingmuthaphuckinbasquiat:

thaunderground:

sizvideos:

Video

I’ve never used the word “exasperating” in my vocab ever.

Lmaoooo he said “buy me some earplugs too”

He is too grown lmao 😂😂

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08. 31. 14. 10:22 pm ♥ 132987
vvhitehouse:

awwww-cute:

Show off

THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK


I want a cat that looks like this. Anyone know the breed? High-res

vvhitehouse:

awwww-cute:

Show off

THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK

I want a cat that looks like this. Anyone know the breed?

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08. 31. 14. 08:11 pm ♥ 1555
The moon likes secrets. And secret things. She lets mysteries bleed into her shadows and leaves us to ask whether they originated from otherworlds, or from our own imaginations.
Charles de Lint  (via loveage-moondream)

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08. 31. 14. 02:10 pm ♥ 12271
walkingthenarrowway:

brandx:



U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing A Temper Tantrum




"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.
After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”
Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.
Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation.”
"Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.” J was then sent to live with another family in the Midwest.
Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”
Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.

Sources: [x] [x]


white people need to stop adopting Black/Brown/Asian kids when they’re not willing to do the work to raise them. like plz stop adopting kids to ease your white guilt… giving them away a few months later… POC kids are not expendable. ugh.

This is why I’m against transracial adoption. Is this lady serious? Wtf. And they gave her more children? Jesus. High-res

walkingthenarrowway:

brandx:

U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing A Temper Tantrum

"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.

After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”

Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.

Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation.”

"Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.” J was then sent to live with another family in the Midwest.

Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”

Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.

Sources: [x] [x]

white people need to stop adopting Black/Brown/Asian kids when they’re not willing to do the work to raise them. like plz stop adopting kids to ease your white guilt… giving them away a few months later… POC kids are not expendable. ugh.

This is why I’m against transracial adoption. Is this lady serious? Wtf. And they gave her more children? Jesus.

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09. 02. 14. 10:52 am ♥ 127589

meowvgonspengler:

do you ever shift in bed slightly and suddenly youre in the most perfect sleeping position ever and you feel like the fucking planets are aligned

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09. 02. 14. 10:41 am ♥ 1176

Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll in Paris Blues (1961)

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09. 02. 14. 09:36 am ♥ 15

I’m so uncomfortable with this sweep of defense of monosexual privilege. Ppl have already stated reasons on how it’s anti-black, but I have another.

So folks argue that biphobia and monosexism are both needed bc the latter deals with structural oppression. On the one hand, a lot of folks don’t understand what structural oppression is so a lot of their arguments fall flat. Shiri’s not one of those people so that’s not my main problem, just an aside. My main issue is that most all (if not all) of the structural oppression monosexual privilege is supposed to address, I’d hypothesize, exists because of racism (especially anti black racism). This is something no one is talking about. Most queer poc identify as bisexual so how can we talk about rates of poverty, rates of mental health, and rates of sexual assault without talking about race? (note: I’m using bisexual as an umbrella term for anyone not monosexual) Especially when we know for a fact that poc (most of all black folks) are more likely to be poor, have mental health problems, and be sexually assaulted.

Now if that’s true, if these structural problems are more a matter of racism than biphobia, that doesn’t mean these issues aren’t bi issues. It does, however, take the structural argument of monosexism away. And I find it interesting that no one has addressed that. Especially when labeling them monosexual oppression steers the conversation away from the real root of the problem. I’m sorry, I don’t believe that white, cis, able bodied bi people are more likely to be poor as a function of their bisexuality. There’s no data to support that. This is especially interesting as there’s a great post going around about the need to understand how privilege and oppression exists in layers. Yet it doesn’t seem monosexism has been put through that same rigor.

Although I suppose it should be expected in a community that claims to be inclusive while repeatedly anti-black.

Ps..the study on poverty among lgbtq folks only controlled for race when it didn’t specify between gay, lesbian, and bisexual folks.

Pss..yes I know Shiri is a person of color. Poc are capable of anti black behaviour.

Psss..I guess I should also note that I’m a bisexual black woman
09. 01. 14. 02:26 pm ♥ 563691
sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. as lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. you just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. you meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. i don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
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09. 01. 14. 12:14 am ♥ 5087

poetic-floetry:

dollsofbeauty:

Shmoneyyyy #YachtEdition (x)

🙌

Rih so sexy

I wanna be friends with her so bad lbs

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08. 31. 14. 10:07 pm ♥ 47413
banana-curves:

myfitn3ssbl0g:

health-teaa:

I keep getting a few people asking me about yoga, and not knowing where to start so i thought id make a list of all the youtube videos i used when i started doing yoga
Morning Yoga for Flexibility
De-stress Yoga
Yoga for Inspiration
Yoga for Geting Out Of Your Own Way
Strength Building Yoga
Strength: Abs Buns and Thighs
Weight Loss: Strong Abs
Before Bed Time Yoga
Loosen up the Hips with Tara Stiles
Yoga to Open the Hips and Back
Weight Loss: Work those hips!
Get Strong & Sexy Shoulders, Arms and Back!
Yoga for a Strong Core
If you want to challenge yourself!
Tara Stiles: Yoga Weight Loss & Balance Workout
Yoga Flow 201 | 32 minutes | Twist Focus
Yoga Flow 202 | 30 minutes | Fat Burning
Yoga 101 | 30 minutes | Easy Beginner Practice
Yoga Flow 301 | 50 minutes | Well Rounded Practice
YOGA WITH LES: Intermediate Vinyasa
Yoga Quickie!! Balance Focus 21 minutes
Power Yoga for Strength
Youtube Channels worth subscribing to
Tara Stiles
HolmTV
Yoga Today
Sadie Nardini
Ekhart Yoga
Bryan & Rob’s Yoga & Workout Videos
Do Yoga With Me
Books worth reading

The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga: The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness
Slim Calm Sexy Yoga: 210 Proven Yoga Moves for Mind/Body Bliss
Yoga Cures: Simple Routines to Conquer More Than 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free
Sites to visit

MindBodyGreen
Yogaglo
YogaJournal


I’m happy to answer any other questions anyone might have

Ohhh I wanna try!

YESS I NEEDED THIS.
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banana-curves:

myfitn3ssbl0g:

health-teaa:

I keep getting a few people asking me about yoga, and not knowing where to start so i thought id make a list of all the youtube videos i used when i started doing yoga

If you want to challenge yourself!

Youtube Channels worth subscribing to

Books worth reading

I’m happy to answer any other questions anyone might have

Ohhh I wanna try!

YESS I NEEDED THIS.

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08. 31. 14. 04:08 pm ♥ 523

normasjeanes:

Having to much fun looking at Samuel L Jackson’s selfies

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