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Trini-Guyanese. Femme. Black West Indian. Feminist. Writer. Sometime poet.

I like tea, brucking out in a dance, Caribbean Gothic, various ephemera, books, bats and the efficiency of ants.


Huichol woman burns copal incense in preparation for Temazcal sweat bath.Guadalajara, Jalisco,

Huichol woman burns copal incense in preparation for Temazcal sweat bath.Guadalajara, Jalisco,

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king-emare:

beautiful-lioness:

roxychowdown:

Jamaican Mangoes - RINSE, PEEL, NYAM (EAT), REPEAT!

I just can’t.. Oh my God I haven’t had a juicy juicy mango in forever!!!!

oh gawd

king-emare:

beautiful-lioness:

roxychowdown:

Jamaican Mangoes - RINSE, PEEL, NYAM (EAT), REPEAT!

I just can’t.. Oh my God I haven’t had a juicy juicy mango in forever!!!!

oh gawd

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"The person you’re meant to be with will never have to be chased, begged or given an ultimatum."
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"The most revolutionary thing you can do is stay alive."
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yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

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And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

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"Certain kinds of knowledge rob people of their sleep."
Haruki Murakami1Q84 (387)

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Why representation of POC is important, a three generation trillogy

whtbout2ndbrkfst:

A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.

Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek

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blackfashion:

Models - Elaine Afrika, Instagram -@elaineAfrika, Tumblr -http://elaineafrika.tumblr.com/ 
Gown by Avi Gichee, designer - Yaw Boateng, Instagram - @swiftlyjustify
Photographer - Ike Slimster, Instagram -@ikeslimster, http://ikeslimster.tumblr.com/

blackfashion:

Models - Elaine Afrika, Instagram -@elaineAfrika, Tumblr -http://elaineafrika.tumblr.com/ 

Gown by Avi Gichee, designer - Yaw Boateng, Instagram - @swiftlyjustify

Photographer - Ike Slimster, Instagram -@ikeslimster, http://ikeslimster.tumblr.com/

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