Joakim Noah finds out it’s snowing in April (x)

My favorite moment of this year!

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I hate when I hear Black people say they are getting “black” because they are getting darker from the Sun. Technically you’re already Black, you’re just getting darker. Or when they say, “I don’t want to be black, black,” like what the hell are you? Are you not Black already, or do you prefer to be called African American?

Like, help me understand where y’all coming from, or should I even try. Shit sounds dumb to me. Excuse my language because I know I find other words to use here, but that right there really irritates me and it’s being taught to children who are growing up not loving themselves for who they are and who they are going to be for the rest of there life no matter what.


You looked at it… but did you SEE it?


You looked at it… but did you SEE it?



Congrats to the Fred Levy and his Black Dogs Project blog. It’s an effort to correct the fact that black dogs are sadly, routinely passed over for adoption. It’s nothing but photos of black dogs against black backgrounds, it’s beautiful, and it’s about to become a book. It’ll be out in fall of 2015, and its pages will be heavy with ink.

If you yourself have a black dog, by the way, Fred still needs models… 

They even pick lighter dogs over black ones!



The Pruitt-Igoe dilemma. From conception to demolition. 1954-1972. St. Louis Missouri. 

What you have or are currently witnessing is a disturbing look at how the American government has demonized, abused, and unsupported urban public housing. Simply put, many have given public housing a bad reputation over the years, for a plethora of reasons. However, the epic story of one public housing development still confounds and astounds many today. The 33 11-story buildings of Pruitt-Igoe was billed as the solution to the overcrowding and deterioration that plagued inner city St. Louis. Completed in 1954, Pruitt-Igoe came to symbolize the failure of government-sponsored housing and, more broadly, government-sponsorship at large. What happened in Pruitt-Igoe has fueled a mythology repeated in discussions of many urban high-rise projects. Violence, crime, and drugs, so the story goes, plagued the housing project from nearly the beginning as it became a “dumping ground” for the poorest city residents. According to one standard account, it was quickly torn apart by its residents who could not adapt to high-rise city life. Widely circulated images of “Pruitt-Igoe” reveal this legacy. Vandalized hallways. Acres of broken windows. A building imploded. These images of destruction are periodically interrupted by images of a different kind: hopeful images of a massive, newly-built housing complex in the mid-fifties, the scale and grandeur of the buildings reflecting the optimistic spirit out of which Pruitt-Igoe came. The quick, unexamined transition from hope to disillusionment is the standard structure of the Pruitt-Igoe narrative. But there is another Pruitt-Igoe story, another approach. It is a story of a city and its residents. A city in many ways at the forefront of postwar urban decline. In the years of Pruitt-Igoe, St. Louis lost half of its population and most of its prestige in less than a generation. 

This deserves reblogs for a lifetime. Utterly tragic. 

Watched a documentary on this housing development on Netflix. It has commentary from people who lived there until the time it was imploded. At its creation, one side was white’s only, when the African Americans began moving into “their space” of course they packed up and ran similar to situations of cities all around the country. It’s funny how a comparison could be made on a small scale to something on a larger scale. When the white’s move out, the development gains a negative reputation, of course, leading the shortest life of housing I have ever heard of.

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I’m such a Miami Heat hater…

That I skipped over the pictures of Mario Chalmers and Dwyane Wade with their children on the Father’s Day posts.

So bad y’all.

So bad y’all.

At least I’m honest.



the job, he does that

Nasty uppercuts.

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He’s so handsome!

He’s so handsome!

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“But if you’re listening to “I want to marry you, pussy,” and not realizing that he said that to Aaliyah, who was 14, and making an album he named Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number — I had Aaliyah’s mother cry on my shoulder and say her daughter’s life was ruined, Aaliyah’s life was never the same after that. That’s not an experience you’ve had. I’m not expecting you to feel the same way I do. But you can look at this body of evidence. “You” meaning everybody who cares.”

Music journalist Jim DeRogatis on R Kelly and his pedophile habits

Article is long but eye opening. Damn.

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I have such an intense hate for this man

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I read this from top to bottom including the documents attached at the end. Also the timeline in this article I have attached has the same information broken down.


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AH! Not the exact language I would use, however, the message is exactly the same.

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