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#HollywoodShuffle #Bamboozled #Hoodwinked h/t Robert Jones Jr.!

#HollywoodShuffle #Bamboozled #Hoodwinked 

h/t Robert Jones Jr.!

sonofbaldwin:

A truth I cannot argue with,

sonofbaldwin:

A truth I cannot argue with,

#morningmeditation

"Do you know what else I don’t know? I don’t know what to do about not knowing what to do.

And whenever I feel like this (which is not always, but often), I start not knowing what to do about things I did know what to do about before. Things I had already made decisions on, things I felt excited and sure about before, now feel wobbly and wrong. Even though I know the decisions felt right when I made them.

My brain starts questioning it all: What if I didn’t really know what to do then either, and just decided on something that wasn’t really the right thing to do after all? What if it turns out to be “wrong”? What if I acted on impulse and didn’t think it all through properly?

okanomode:

my super dope mom had a local artist paint this large scale recreation of prince’s ‘purple rain’ dust sleeve many years ago for my bedroom wall. the original was painted by doug henders. #tbt #purplerain#hisroyalbadness #childhood #whendovescry

okanomode:

my super dope mom had a local artist paint this large scale recreation of prince’s ‘purple rain’ dust sleeve many years ago for my bedroom wall. the original was painted by doug henders. #tbt #purplerain#hisroyalbadness #childhood #whendovescry

Object Lessons by Essex Hemphill

If I am comfortable

on the pedestal

you are looking at,

if I am indolent and content

to lay here on my stomach,

my determinations

indulged and glistening

in baby oil and sweat,

if I want to be here, a pet,

to be touched, a toy,

if I choose

to be liked in this way,

if I desire to be object,

to be sexualized

in this object way,

by one or two at a time,

for a night or a thousand days,

for money or power,

for the awesome orgasms

to be had, to be coveted,

or for my own selfish wantonness,

for the feeling of being

pleasure, being touched.

The pedestal was here,

so I climbed up.

I located myself.

I appropriated this context.

It was my fantasy,

my desire to do so

and lie here

on my stomach.

Why are you looking?

What do you wanna

do about it?

"I love playing someone who has so much integrity, who has so much joy and so much life—even though her life is now in prison. She’s locked up, but she’s able to build up joy anyway."

- samira wiley for brooklyn magazine

Every time I hear people talking about black folks rioting in Ferguson after the death of an unarmed 18 year old. I am like “Please don’t make me dig up footage from the great white riot of 83, commonly known as the Cabbage Patch Kids Riots. Cuz baby you’ all were tearing up people and shit. .

Chad Goller-Sojourner

#ferguson

#blackriot

#realtalk