Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.

Nikki Gionvanni

File this under facts on facts.

This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

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If you are black.


Amerikkka hates you. Hates you. I don’t care if you are Oprah Winfrey or Al Roker or Lil Wayne or whoever. Do not question whether this country hates you or not. It does. And it shows you every day. Stop foolin’ around. Your life is worth nothing to it besides profit. You are nothing but inspiration when it is bereft of culture and money when it needs labor.





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spread this like wildfire!!!



doin too much boo…she did like 10 dances in 5 seconds…in the chair lol







Al sharpton was an informant. Thats cray. How is he even allowed in any issues let alone be deemed a leader for the black community?

and Louis Farrakhan plaid a major role in the assassination of Malcolm X but people still fuck with him for some reason

we haven’t had real leadership in a long ass time


that opinion would be true, if you’re only looking at male leadership


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