20 9 / 2014

eternallybeautifullyblack:

Timeless wisdom from some very wise black women from Our Legaci.

33 BRILLIANT QUOTES FROM LEGENDARY BLACK WOMEN WRITERS
Posted by JAM
Growing up as a Black girl writer, various books and writers sustained me. One such writer was Zora Neale Hurston. I lived by her. Her robust unveiling of Black human experiences were the literary nourishment to my young mind. I read over and over again her short story, The Gilded Six Bits.  It was like I was there. I could feel the spirited home of Missie May and Joe. I could taste the molasses kisses Joe bought for their new born baby boy. I was literally wrapped up in the entire story.
Yet what intrigued me the most about Zora as a writer was her free spirit. As a folklorist and anthropologist, she saw the world and soaked up its wonders. This captivated me.  As I grew older, the list of Black women writers that ruled my universe expanded. In college I was enamored with Ntozake Shange, then in graduate school mesmerized by June Jordan. They all knew a part of my soul, they all held pieces of me in their words. It was a long running connectedness. With each page turned, I saw myself.
[Continue reading article and quotes at Our Legaci.]

eternallybeautifullyblack:

Timeless wisdom from some very wise black women from Our Legaci.

33 BRILLIANT QUOTES FROM LEGENDARY BLACK WOMEN WRITERS

Posted by JAM

Growing up as a Black girl writer, various books and writers sustained me. One such writer was Zora Neale Hurston. I lived by her. Her robust unveiling of Black human experiences were the literary nourishment to my young mind. I read over and over again her short story, The Gilded Six Bits.  It was like I was there. I could feel the spirited home of Missie May and Joe. I could taste the molasses kisses Joe bought for their new born baby boy. I was literally wrapped up in the entire story.

Yet what intrigued me the most about Zora as a writer was her free spirit. As a folklorist and anthropologist, she saw the world and soaked up its wonders. This captivated me.  As I grew older, the list of Black women writers that ruled my universe expanded. In college I was enamored with Ntozake Shange, then in graduate school mesmerized by June Jordan. They all knew a part of my soul, they all held pieces of me in their words. It was a long running connectedness. With each page turned, I saw myself.

[Continue reading article and quotes at Our Legaci.]

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20 9 / 2014

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20 9 / 2014

howgoodheis:

Shonda Rhimes Appreciation Post
Can we just take a moment to acknowledge the greatness of Shonda Rhimes? It’s extremely hard for anyone to get a show on TV - starting this fall, this wonderful black woman will have an entire night of her own on a major network!
Whether you like her work or not, this is groundbreaking and she deserves recognition for this feat. Go Shonda!

howgoodheis:

Shonda Rhimes Appreciation Post

Can we just take a moment to acknowledge the greatness of Shonda Rhimes? It’s extremely hard for anyone to get a show on TV - starting this fall, this wonderful black woman will have an entire night of her own on a major network!

Whether you like her work or not, this is groundbreaking and she deserves recognition for this feat. Go Shonda!

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20 9 / 2014

"The best feeling in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone."

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19 9 / 2014

bobbycaputo:

Hip-Hop Stars Get Their Start

The Bronx-born photographer Lisa Leone started taking pictures of hip-hop artists she knew in her teens and twenties. “There was a sense of community back then, a real feeling of creativity and connectivity,” she said. Leone photographed a fresh-faced Snoop Dogg while he was making his first music video, and Nas while he was recording his first album, “Illmatic.” “When I was in the recording session for ‘Illmatic,’ there was definitely a feeling that something special was about to happen,” she told me. “I think you can see it in the faces of Premier and Q-Tip.”

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19 9 / 2014

"Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging."

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

!!! Can we talk all about this !!!

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14 9 / 2014

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

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14 9 / 2014

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Meals from the Creative Mind of a Young Chef @sam_stern

For more photos and videos of Sam’s favorite dishes, follow @sam_stern on Instagram.

Sam Stern (@sam_stern) published his first cookbook when he was 14 years old, but the young British author has been cooking since before he can remember.

“I come from a large family with lots of taste preferences, so I was always in the kitchen helping out my mum,” he says. “I gradually moved from the little jobs to eventually taking over the kitchen.”

Now at 24 years old, Sam is practically a veteran chef, with six books under his belt and another one on the way next year. But he uses Instagram to share a different, more personal display of recipes: the meals he makes at home, for his family and friends.

“I like to imagine the possibilities of various taste combinations, trying out new ingredients and timings,” he says. “If it starts in my imagination then triumphs on the plate—that is the ultimate rush for me.”

14 9 / 2014

divalocity:

Elegance Personified: Actress Lupita Nyong’o

divalocity:

Elegance Personified: Actress Lupita Nyong’o

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14 9 / 2014

soulbrotherv2:

Nigerian woman gives birth to ‘white’ baby

By Chiagozie Nwonwu
September 3, 2014 — It is said to be a million-to-one chance, and happens more often among parents of mixed race heritage, but a woman of Nigerian heritage has beaten those odds.
Little Jonah has his father’s pale skin, blue eyes and light brown hair, an unusual thing since his mother is black.
Daily Mail reports that 32-year-old Catherine Howarth was at first a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.
Recalling the moment she delivered Jonah in Milton Keynes Hospital on June 1, his mother said: ‘The midwife looked at me and looked back down at Jonah and then at me again and couldn’t believe it.’
[Continue reading story at This Is Africa.]

soulbrotherv2:

Nigerian woman gives birth to ‘white’ baby

By Chiagozie Nwonwu

September 3, 2014 — It is said to be a million-to-one chance, and happens more often among parents of mixed race heritage, but a woman of Nigerian heritage has beaten those odds.

Little Jonah has his father’s pale skin, blue eyes and light brown hair, an unusual thing since his mother is black.

Daily Mail reports that 32-year-old Catherine Howarth was at first a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.

Recalling the moment she delivered Jonah in Milton Keynes Hospital on June 1, his mother said: ‘The midwife looked at me and looked back down at Jonah and then at me again and couldn’t believe it.’

[Continue reading story at This Is Africa.]