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blackpoemusic:

I pretend to talk to myself, so no one finds out I’m even talking to people who are not there.
Ricardo Aleixo, Brazilian poet.

blackpoemusic:

I pretend to talk to myself, so no one finds out I’m even talking to people who are not there.

Ricardo Aleixo, Brazilian poet.

beaute noir, beaute africaine!

beaute noir, beaute africaine!

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blackpoemusic:

That’s the point!

blackpoemusic:

That’s the point!

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creativemornings:

A good reminder for all of us!
We love this hand-lettered letterpress poster by past CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh speaker Ryan Hamrick for Holstee.

creativemornings:

A good reminder for all of us!

We love this hand-lettered letterpress poster by past CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh speaker Ryan Hamrick for Holstee.

blackpoemusic:

Remember me?I am the girlwith the dark skinwhose shoes are thinI am the girlwith the rotted teethI am the girlwith the wounded eyeand the melted ear.I am the girlholding their babiescooking their mealssweeping their yardswashing their clothesDark and rottingand wounded, wounded.I would giveto the human raceonly hope.I am the woman with the blessed dark skin I am the womanwith teeth repaired I am the woman with the healing eye the ear that hears.I am the woman: Dark, repaired, healed Listening to you.I would give to the human race only hope.I am the woman offering two flowers whose roots are twinJustice and Hope Hope and JusticeLet us begin.
Remember? by Alice Walker

blackpoemusic:

Remember me?
I am the girl
with the dark skin
whose shoes are thin
I am the girl
with the rotted teeth
I am the girl
with the wounded eye
and the melted ear.

I am the girl
holding their babies
cooking their meals
sweeping their yards
washing their clothes
Dark and rotting
and wounded, wounded.
I would give
to the human race
only hope.
I am the woman 
with the blessed 
dark skin 

I am the woman
with teeth repaired 
I am the woman 
with the healing eye 
the ear that hears.

I am the woman: Dark, 
repaired, healed 
Listening to you.
I would give 
to the human race only hope.
I am the woman 
offering two flowers 
whose roots 
are twin
Justice and Hope 
Hope and Justice
Let us begin.

Remember? by Alice Walker

an article was written to Sister 2 Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men

i saw this on : http://divineafricanqueens.blogspot.com/

Dear Jamie: I’m sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers. I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, Educated and loving. I just don’t understand a lot of Black females attitudes about ourrelationship.. My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none. As he said they were too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage. Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by Black men, willing to wine and dine me and give me the world. If Black women are so up in arms about us being with their men, why don’t they look at themselves and make some changes.  I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we’re out in public.. I would like to hear from some Black men about why we are so appealing and coveted by them. Bryant Gumbel left his wife of 26 years for one of us. Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the model Tyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, Kofi Anan, Cuba GoodingJr., Don Cornelius, Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes… I could go on and on. But, right now, I’m alittle angry and that is why I wrote this so hurriedly. Don’t be mad with us White women because so many of your men want us. Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better. If I’m wrong, Black men, let me know.

 Disgusted White Girl, Somewhere in VA
 RESPONSE
 Dear Jamie: I would like to respond to the letter written by A Disgusted White Girl.
 Let me start by saying that I am a 28-year old black man. I graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. I have a good job at a major corporation and have recently purchased a house. So, I consider myself to be among the ranks of successful black men.
 I will not use my precious time to slander white people. I just want to set the record straight of why black men date white women. Back in the day, one of the biggest reasons why black men dated white women was because they were considered easy. The black girls in my neighborhood were raised in the church. They were very strict about when they lost their virginity and who they lost it to. Because of our impatience to wait, brothers would look for someone who would give it up easy without too much hassle. So, they turned to the white girls. Nowadays, in my opinion, a lot of brothers date white women because they are docile and easy to control. A lot of black men, because of insecurities, fears, and overall weaknesses, have be come intimidated by the strengthof our black women. We are afraid that our woman will be more successful than us, make more money than us, drive nicer cars and own bigger houses. Because of this fear, many black men look for a more docile woman. Someone we can control. I have talked to numerous black men and they continuously comment on how easy it is to control and walk over their white women. I just want to set the record straight. I want A Disgusted White Girl toknow that not all successful black men date white women.
 Brothers like Ahmad Rashad, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Morris Chestnut, Will Smith, Blair Underwood, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Rock all married strong black women And, to flip the script, there are numerous white men, in and out of the spotlight, who openly or secretly desire black womenover white women.. Ted Danson, Robert DeNiro, and David Bowie and Robin Thicke, to name a few..
 I just don’t want a disgusted white girl to be misinformed Stop thinking that because you are white that you are some type of goddess. Remember, when black Egyptian Queens like Hatsepshut and Nitorcris were ruling Dynasties and armies of men in Egypt, you were over in the caves of Europe eating raw meatand beating each other over the head with clubs. Read yourhistory!
 It was the black woman that taught you how to cook and season your food. It was the black woman that taught you how to raise your children. It was black women who were breast feeding and raising your babies during slavery.
It is the black woman that had to endure watching their fathers, husbands, and children beaten, killed, and thrown in jail. Black women were born with two strikes against them; being black and being a woman. And, through all this, Still They Rise!
 It is because of the black women’s strength,elegance, power, love and beauty that I could never dateanyone except my black Queen. It is not just the outerbeauty that captivates and draws me to them. It is not thefact that they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and shades; it’s that I love them.
> Their inner beauty is what I find most appealing about black women.. Their strong spirit, loving and nurturing souls, their integrity, their ability to overcome great
obstacles, their willingness to stand for what they believe in, and their determination to succeed and reach their highest potential while enduring great pain and suffering is why I have fallen in love with black women. I honestly believe that your anger is geared more toward jealousy and envy more so than snotty looks. If this were not so, then> why do you continuously go to tanning salons to darken your skin? If you are so proud to be white, then why don’t you just be happy with your pale skin? Why do you continue to inject your lips, hips, and breasts with unnatural and dangerous substances so you can look fuller and morevoluptuous?
I think that your anger is really a result of you wanting to have what the black woman has..
 BOTTOM LINE: If I were looking for a docile woman, someone I can walk over and control, I would give you a call. But, unfortunately, I am looking for a Virtuous Woman.Someone that can be a good wife and mother to my children. Someone who can be my best friend and understands my
struggles. I am looking for a soul mate. I am looking for a sister and; unfortunately, you do not and CANNOT fit the bill.
 No offense taken, none given. Signed, Black Royalty
darkskinnedblackbeauty:

Prénida Joseph  Eric Bernatets Photography

darkskinnedblackbeauty:

Prénida Joseph
Eric Bernatets Photography

maybelline:

The night is young…

maybelline:

The night is young…

realizes:

My blog will make you realize how beautiful you are!

realizes:

My blog will make you realize how beautiful you are!

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