That was amazing.
That was amazing.
What I like most about this is that Blue Ivy is like “oh mommy’s just doing mommy”.
I love my skin!Do you all understand how important this is? Do you? So many dark skinned girls will look at this—or have seen this and will feel, even if by a little, better about themselves. Sometimes all a kid needs is validation from someone who is just a little bit like them in some way or form (you know that word “representation”?) so they can easily believe and SEE they, too, can get to that level of whatever in their life. In this case a girl can say, “hey she’s dark like me and loves her skin. I can too!” It’s one thing for someone in their everyday life to shower them with love and assurance that they’re fine in the skin they’re in, but it’s another thing to actually bare witness to it in the media you consume. It’s not just your mom being nice to you. The world thinks you’re fine the way you are too. This is so important. They need to see women like this everywhere. They need to see themselves saying they love what society says they should hate. They NEED, TO,SEE, THIS. It’s revolutionary to say you love what you got and didn’t ask for despite the world telling you otherwise. So bless Sesame Street, man. The Whip My Hair bit from Willow and now the loving your skin color bit with Lupita makes them a SUPER important children’s program.
Im all about loving skin, but I also love that Elmo calls her “MIss Lupita”. I’m not here for children calling my by my first name like were headed to happy hour. We are not peers boo.
CultureSOUL *50s* - The African Americans - 1950s
- African American Family, 1957
- Patrons at the Mimo Club, Harlem c. 1950s
- African Americans, Cleveland, OH c. 1950s
- Beach on the Florida coast c. 1950s
- New Years Eve party c. 1950s
i love all of this.
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)
And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover
This is not surprising, but so frustrating. In BK, when I go to community board meetings, I often wonder what world some of my neighbors live in. I’ve heard people talk about how many trees are in a park and access to waterfront parking for canoes.
Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China.
For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment.
Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles.
From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.
She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.
I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics.
Inspirational Smart Girl!
Yaallah forgive us for complaining when we should be saying alhamdulillah.
I dont even think “oh things could be worse”. What I think is “wow how great it is to have people who love you enough to do whatever it takes”.
Antonina Vasylchenko - Derek Lam S/S 2015 New York @ BACKSTAGE
IF I see a white girl live with a durag on she gettin popped no questions asked
the desperation is so real lke woww…..
swear to god man they are getting so out of control
this all looks so stupid
But like why??????
STOP THIS SHIT
you know what…just stop. Get your own shit. And I dont mean taking some shit from folks who have already mastered it and moved on, but, original, unique stuff. I dont mean genocide either.