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teethagoddess:

cosbyykidd:

titytwochainz:

shesabrownie:

titytwochainz:

nothing says 

"i hate myself"

like blue ivy slander

she a got damn toddler

Oh fucking well ! Her hair is a got damn mess beyonce needs to slaps some grease in her hair or something

She’s been featured on two platinum albums and is worth more money that you’ll ever see in your life. Maybe ya moms shouldn’t have slapped some grease in yours…

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WELP.

(Source: kngshxt)

joedeadman:

when i was a young boy my chEMICAL ROMANCE WAS STILL A BAND

Too soon.

(Source: scruffyfrank)

Dear American Non-Black, if an American Black person is telling you about an experience about being black, please do not eagerly bring up examples from your own life. Don’t say “It’s just like when I…” You have suffered. Everyone in the world has suffered. But you have not suffered precisely because you are an American Black. Don’t be quick to find alternative explanations for what happened.

[…]

Don’t say “We’re tired of talking about race” or “The only race is the human race.” American Blacks, too, are tired of talking about race. They wish they didn’t have to. But shit keeps happening. Don’t preface your response with “One of my best friends is black” because it makes no difference and nobody cares and you can have a black best friend and still do racist shit and it’s probably not true anyway, the “best” part, not the “friend” part. Don’t say your grandfather was Mexican so you can’t be racist. Don’t bring up your Irish grandparents’ suffering. Of course they got a lot of shit from established America. So did the Italians. So did the Eastern Europeans. But there was a hierarchy. A hundred years ago, the white ethnics hated being hated, but it was sort of tolerable because at least black people were below them on the ladder. Don’t say your grandfather was a serf in Russia when slavery happened because what matters is you are American now and being American means you take the whole shebang, America’s assets and America’s debts, and Jim Crow is a big-ass debt.

[…]

Finally, don’t put on a Let’s Be Fair tone and say “But black people are racist too.” Because of course we’re all prejudiced…but racism is about the power of a group and in America it’s white folks who have that power. How? Well, white folks don’t get treated like shit in upper-class African American communities and white folks don’t get denied bank loans or mortgages precisely because they are white and black juries don’t give white criminals worse sentences than black criminals for the same crime and black police officers don’t stop white folk for driving while white and black companies don’t choose not to hire somebody because their name sounds white and black teachers don’t tell white kids that they’re not smart enough to be doctors and black politicians don’t try some tricks to reduce the voting power of white folks through gerrymandering and advertising agencies don’t say they can’t use white models to advertise glamorous products because they are not considered “aspirational” by the “mainstream”.

[…]

And remember that it’s not about you. American Blacks are not telling you that you are to blame. They are just telling you what is.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via mahakavi)

Jan 1
Team Orisha!
The Protagonists for my comic.
WIP to be colored on photoshop.
Here’s just a little bit of info on each of them.

From Left to Right:
Orisha Eshu/Elegba: The Orisha of Pathways and the gaurdian of The Ori Channeler. Eshu opens portals for our heroe’s journeys and is their escape route when things get out of hand; which happens to be a common occurance in the series. Being a trickser, he remains in his childlike form most of the time to make him appear more innocent as he ruthlessly pranks our heroes, but uses his adult form sparingly; mostly to appear as The Channeler’s Legal gaurdian while she attends school in the states. 
Connor: A Dominican teenager, spirit linked to Ochosi, the Orisha of Justice and the hunt.
Ariella: A Nigerian-Italian teenager, spirit linked to Orunla; the Orisha of Divination and Foresight. Ari is Orunla’s Oracle throughout the series, giving the heroes wisdom and insight on things to come.
Shunia: The Ori Channeler and protagonist of the series. Shunia is the daughter of Shango (the orisha of Fire and Lightning) and Oshun (The Orisha of Love and The River) and thus a living Goddess. Shun as her friend’s affectionatly call her was given to mortal parents in an effort by the orishas to save their world from a dormant threat said to arrive in their world as she came of age. The stone around her neck is called the Ori stone or Heart of Ifa and was used by Oshun in the Orisha’s first conflict with this evil to seal it within a similar object. Along with the power of Lightning that comes with her heratige, Shun must learn to use the stone to combine the powers of all of the orishas and finish off the threat in the mortal world. Once and for all.
Roxy: A haitian-Japanese teenager, spirit linked to Oya, the Orisha of Wind and Change.
Vincent: A Nigerian-Jamaican teenager, spirit linked to Ogun, The Orisha of Iron and Weaponry.
Akara: A Nigerian warrior, spirit linked to Orisha Shango, The Orisha of Fire and Lightning. He wears the mysterious mask of the Ajogan and seems to have a past with Shunia. 

Team Orisha!

The Protagonists for my comic.

WIP to be colored on photoshop.

Here’s just a little bit of info on each of them.

From Left to Right:

Orisha Eshu/Elegba: The Orisha of Pathways and the gaurdian of The Ori Channeler. Eshu opens portals for our heroe’s journeys and is their escape route when things get out of hand; which happens to be a common occurance in the series. Being a trickser, he remains in his childlike form most of the time to make him appear more innocent as he ruthlessly pranks our heroes, but uses his adult form sparingly; mostly to appear as The Channeler’s Legal gaurdian while she attends school in the states. 

Connor: A Dominican teenager, spirit linked to Ochosi, the Orisha of Justice and the hunt.

Ariella: A Nigerian-Italian teenager, spirit linked to Orunla; the Orisha of Divination and Foresight. Ari is Orunla’s Oracle throughout the series, giving the heroes wisdom and insight on things to come.

Shunia: The Ori Channeler and protagonist of the series. Shunia is the daughter of Shango (the orisha of Fire and Lightning) and Oshun (The Orisha of Love and The River) and thus a living Goddess. Shun as her friend’s affectionatly call her was given to mortal parents in an effort by the orishas to save their world from a dormant threat said to arrive in their world as she came of age. The stone around her neck is called the Ori stone or Heart of Ifa and was used by Oshun in the Orisha’s first conflict with this evil to seal it within a similar object. Along with the power of Lightning that comes with her heratige, Shun must learn to use the stone to combine the powers of all of the orishas and finish off the threat in the mortal world. Once and for all.

Roxy: A haitian-Japanese teenager, spirit linked to Oya, the Orisha of Wind and Change.

Vincent: A Nigerian-Jamaican teenager, spirit linked to Ogun, The Orisha of Iron and Weaponry.

Akara: A Nigerian warrior, spirit linked to Orisha Shango, The Orisha of Fire and Lightning. He wears the mysterious mask of the Ajogan and seems to have a past with Shunia. 

fyblackwomenart:

Artist: CARIB Pastel

fyblackwomenart:

Artist: CARIB Pastel

Before & After

I think the absence from this blog was necessary.

Orisha Shango

*Updated Character Concept.

Couldn’t come back after al this time without a little I’m sorry art. :P

Oct 7

(Source: shangheezzay)

Aug 9

(Source: generalpitchiner)

Aug 9
cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

(Source: Los Angeles Times)