trippiest:

what a beautiful day to not be in high school

nezua:

daughterofzami:

Photograph: Jay-Z and Beyonce with Doug Morris, former CEO of Universal Music Group which owns Jay-Z’s Roc-a-fella records, Island Def Jam Records (formerly Russell Simons’ Def Jam) and current CEO of Sony Entertainment which owns Columbia records where Beyonce is signed. 

Doug Morris’ net worth nearly doubles that of Jay-Z. So who are the real owners of hip-hop?
"Despite the perception that Black entrepreneurs like P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Cash Money [or Young Money] are moguls, they are, in actuality, the children of their respective parent companies. P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records is owned by Warner Music Group; Suge Knight’s Death Row by Interscope is owned by Universal Music Group; Def Jam is also owned by Universal… What’s worse is that, despite popular perception, there are no Blacks -none -in top executive positions of the parent companies. What the parent companies, as well as the Black moguls, would like us to believe is that “the R.O.C. is runnin’ this rap shit.” This why Jay-Z is touted as the ‘C.E.O of Hip-Hop.’ “

- M. K. Asante, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Post Hip-Hop Generation, p. 111-112

Permissible Illusions

slimgoodymakeba:

onnaollie:

it’s truly amazing how some white women get so threatened when a black woman is shining. 

y’all say male egos are weak, but let’s try the ego of a white woman when a black woman is garnering a lot of positive attention. 

watch how suddenly they want the rules to change. gone is the solidarity that a woman’s body is her own, oh no, not for black women. now she needs to cover up and speak less.

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lincolnsensei:

gookgod:

stop sexualizing hentai

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le-mouton-noir:

Nicole Beharie and Laverne Cox BTS at Essence Magazine’s October 2014 cover shoot | @nikkibeharie @lavernecox Instagram http://Instagram.com/p/sSQQ6yihzQ/

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frankoceanfanclub:

Yeah it’s pretty fucked up how people don’t realize that ideas like oh he doesn’t speak English well = he’s stupid are inherently racist and were pioneered by racists to ensure separation in academic and professional field. The way you speak English will never be an indicator of your intelligence ever

taliabobalia:

my ascent into adulthood

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magenmagenmagen:

wyattsalazar:

the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as…

janemba:

literally everyone is bad with money or at least everyone buys something they really shouldnt from time to time but black people are scrutinized for it more often bc it gives white people a chance to lay the blame of income inequality between race on us instead of the system they created that made it this way. THEY bought those sneakers thats why THEY are poor and ruining this economy FOR THEMSELVES… its the sneakers of course it is

onnaollie:

Y’all make fun of a baby’s natural hair, and then you dog out black women who wear sew ins and weaves.

Because y’all call Blue Ivy’s hair unkept, and then say Beyonce is a fake bitch for wearing sew ins and what not.

It’s not about hair. You hate black women period. 

f-ckthatblasian:

titytwochainz:

On Crip. 

On crip cuhhhhh

filed under: CRYIGGGGGG

partybottom:

your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”

your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”

your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix

you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous

there is dignity in just being

it is ok to be

you merely have to be

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

msjewbooty:

“i feel u” i say as i begin feeling you. you are soft, like a bunny

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