Cara Black
Black. Womanist.
Lover of the Arts.
Professional improviser.
Atlanta birthed me.
Decatur raised me.

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goals:

laurennohill:

missmirandaaraee:

chucksandspecsandfros:

deebott:

amigara:

black-barbiezff:

missmirandaaraee:

•lips hella red
•teeth hella white
•hair hella long
•thighs hella thick
•heels hella high

eyebrows hella fleek

ass hella fat

Confidence hella swole

titties hella high

yikes

Skin hella smooth

misstudi:

f-vshion:


FKA Twigs X Google Glass. (x)

um excuse me Tahliah wth


Twigs is so care free. I love it!🙋
thisisngolo:

Big fro


GOALS!!!
blackfashion:

"What you call bad hair I call roots I call resistance"
By Nascco, 22, São Paulo - Brazil Submitted by: (nascco.tumblr.com)

dynamicafrica:

photobooth.

I really wanna recreate these!!!!

badwaters:

from Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces
joalece:

beanleaf:

chreamy:

flamhes:

vivency:

humansofnewyork:

A glimpse into the journal of a (quite intelligent) 16 year old girl. Photographed, with permission, in Central Park. 

ITS ON MY DASH AGAIN I THOUGHT I LOST IT FOREVER

its back igaf its not my blog style

YESS FINALLY I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR AGES 

If you zoom in it says at the bottom “every once and a while you meet these people that make you think that just maybe you’ve been doing something right after all to deserve them in your life” and I love that

Journal goals!

Damn, this makes me want to write right now!!!
etphoneboner:

cute-pubes:

What’s difficult to digest is this “praise” of all things black - from cornrows and large booties to acrylic nails, door-knocker earrings, and tribal fabrics - only becomes “chic,” “trendy,” and “epic” when worn by white women. When these same cultural markers are on black women, they are “ghetto,” “urban,” and “ratchet” - meaning, unpretty.
"It’s offensive," said Doreen E. Loury, director of Pan-African studies at Arcadia University. "The natural beauty of black women that has been historically demonized and classified as unattractive, is now the runway’s hottest new swag. And it’s not even being celebrated on black bodies."
Read more here

and words like “ghetto”, “rachet”, and “thug” take on more “funny”, positive meanings when applied to white people. A white thug is being funny/ironic, while a black thug gets shot by police.


The bolded!!!!!!!!

betterthankanyebitch:

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

i have never been this weak

remember

Lmfaooooooooooo

randallorrandy:

honoronher:

revitiligo:

honoronher:

honoronher:

Kitchen Stretches & Selfies

My kitchen. ^_^

Look at Tae’s thighs!!!

Yes, those are my golden brown honey glazed hams. ^_^ 

Powerful!

blackgirlsrpretty2:

I promise I need to open my own beauty supply store. SICK of people profiting off my people except my people.

!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me join this Melanin Monday party tho…

gradientlair:

Treating Black People As A Consumable Good ≠ Valuing Black Life

Black and other people who protest the extrajudicial execution of Michael Brown and protest anti-Blackness and State violence themselves brought that protest to the recent St. Louis Rams versus San Francisco 49ers game. Of course they were met with everything from indifference/annoyance to outright acts of hatred because of it. I was so proud to see them upset that space though.

There, White people, many of whom are clearly racist (I mean…just watch some of the after the game videos posted all over Instagram) consuming Black bodies (and let’s be clear, how the NFL operates has a lot to deconstruct in terms of the use of primarily Black bodies; see Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete; and discussion of Black athletes in this context is not absolution of intraracial gendered abuse/crime) as a product, a good, an entertainment, but then during the game and after the game were confronted with the reality of State-sponsored Black death and what that means for Black people in America because of the nature of anti-Blackness. And some could not deal. 

It doesn’t take every White person at that game to respond as some did for racism to be real. Again, structural violence on Black people in multiple forms exist not only to the benefit of Whiteness but in part helps define Whiteness itself. Where “Black” is treated as diametrical, as the ultimate inferior. (And for the willfully obtuse thirsty for a derail, when you juxtapose intraracial crime with State violence, you’re suggesting that the type of crime that every race experiences between “citizens” becomes a reason to justify State violence on Black people, specifically. When you suggest a Black victim was “no angel” you suggest State violence is acceptable on Black people by standards only Whites can determine. Anti-Blackness.)

This thought about Whites’ response to the resistance during the game just reminds me about how I wrote about White consumption of Black culture or womanist/Black feminist scholarship is not proof of compassion or anti-racism praxis. And because of how White supremacy is socialized, there are fellow Black people who process White consumption as an “elevation” or validation of Black cultural production and think that’s something to be “flattered” by. It isn’t. Furthermore, Whites appropriating Black culture is not proof of valuing Black life. At all.

Black life is treated as non-human life and a “debatable topic.” What is a Black body but a buffet or a store or a meal or an object if the value of the experience of consuming it matters more than the intrinsic value of Black people..where only in the context of White pleasure does a Black person matter?