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."

Unknown (via bobbycaputo)

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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

instagram:

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.]

14 9 / 2014

"We do not remember days, we remember moments."

Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living (via joyinthecity)

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08 9 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

She initially said “no” when I asked for a photo, but another old woman walked by, and began speaking passionately in Ukrainian. Apparently convinced by the words of the passerby, the woman shrugged, and posed for the picture. After everything was finished, I asked my translator: “What did that other woman say?”"She said: ‘You must not refuse a photo, because you must represent the women of your land. Now go to eternity!’"(Odessa, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

She initially said “no” when I asked for a photo, but another old woman walked by, and began speaking passionately in Ukrainian. Apparently convinced by the words of the passerby, the woman shrugged, and posed for the picture. After everything was finished, I asked my translator: “What did that other woman say?”
"She said: ‘You must not refuse a photo, because you must represent the women of your land. Now go to eternity!’"

(Odessa, Ukraine)