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Beyonce is NOT a Tragic Mulatto

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whiskersonkittens:

Things that don’t make you less of a feminist:

  • Being in a loving relationship.
  • BDSM.
  • Being submissive.
  • Wearing makeup.
  • Being a housewife.
  • Wearing dresses.
  • High heels.
  • Shaving.

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"one day
you gonna walk in this house
and i’m gonna have a long African
gown
you’ll sit down and say “The Black…”
and i’m gonna take one arm out
then you-not noticing me at all- will say “What about this brother…”
and i’m going to be slipping it over my head
and you’ll rap on about “The revolution…”
while i rest your hand against my stomach
you’ll go on-as you always do- saying
“I just can’t dig…”
while i’m moving your hand up and down
and i’ll be taking your dashiki off
then you’ll say “What we really need…”
and taking your shorts off
the you’ll notice
your state of undress
and knowing you you’ll just say
“Nikki/
isn’t this counterrevolutionary…”"

Nikki Giovanni “Seduction” (via jonubian)

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goddess-queen:

Dear Self,

Be like the sea. Balance yourself and those around you. Nurture and love those who need it. Be kind hearted. Be soft with your words. Be genuine. Trust your intuition. Be beautiful. Acknowledge your needs in a real way so that you can effectively help others.

Yes Mama Olokun/Calunga….

goddess-queen:

Dear Self,

Be like the sea. Balance yourself and those around you. Nurture and love those who need it. Be kind hearted. Be soft with your words. Be genuine. Trust your intuition. Be beautiful. Acknowledge your needs in a real way so that you can effectively help others.

Yes Mama Olokun/Calunga….

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queenbknowles:

FULL PERFORMANCE!!!!

Beyoncé at “Chime for Change: Sound of Change Live”

For women

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goddess-queen:

Dear Self,

You have to forgive yourself for your mistakes before expecting others to do so. Acknowledge fault and grow from it. Don’t curse yourself for not being perfect. Love yourself through the pain. Bridge gaps between disconnected forces. Affirm that you are at peace by appreciating who you are in this moment.

This. Today.

goddess-queen:

Dear Self,

You have to forgive yourself for your mistakes before expecting others to do so. Acknowledge fault and grow from it. Don’t curse yourself for not being perfect. Love yourself through the pain. Bridge gaps between disconnected forces. Affirm that you are at peace by appreciating who you are in this moment.

This. Today.

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mechanical-hound:

Harvard Creates Cyborg Flesh That’s Half Man, Half Machine

Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of cyborg tissue: Neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels that are interwoven by nanowires and transistors.
These cyborg tissues are half living cells, half electronics. As far as the cells are concerned, they’re just normal cells that behave normally — but the electronic side actually acts as a sensor network, allowing a computer to interface directly with the cells. In the case of cyborg heart tissue, the researchers have already used the embedded nanowires to measure the contractions (heart rate) of the cells.
…
Suffice it to say, if you can use a digital computer to read and write data to your body’s cells, there are some awesome applications. If you need a quick jolt of adrenaline, you would simply tap a button on your smartphone, which is directly connected to your sympathetic nervous system. You could augment your existing physiology with patches — a patch of nanoelectric heart cells, for example, that integrates with your heart and reports back if you experience any problems. When we eventually put nanobots into our bloodstream, small pulses of electricity emitted by the cells could be used as guidance to damaged areas. In the case of blood vessels and other organs, the nanoelectric sensor network could detect if there’s inflammation, blockage, or tumors.


OH. MY. GOD.


Sci fi is real. Always believe the movies: the government will always release it to the public 2-3 decades later

manticoreimaginary:

mechanical-hound:

Harvard Creates Cyborg Flesh That’s Half Man, Half Machine

Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of cyborg tissue: Neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels that are interwoven by nanowires and transistors.

These cyborg tissues are half living cells, half electronics. As far as the cells are concerned, they’re just normal cells that behave normally — but the electronic side actually acts as a sensor network, allowing a computer to interface directly with the cells. In the case of cyborg heart tissue, the researchers have already used the embedded nanowires to measure the contractions (heart rate) of the cells.

Suffice it to say, if you can use a digital computer to read and write data to your body’s cells, there are some awesome applications. If you need a quick jolt of adrenaline, you would simply tap a button on your smartphone, which is directly connected to your sympathetic nervous system. You could augment your existing physiology with patches — a patch of nanoelectric heart cells, for example, that integrates with your heart and reports back if you experience any problems. When we eventually put nanobots into our bloodstream, small pulses of electricity emitted by the cells could be used as guidance to damaged areas. In the case of blood vessels and other organs, the nanoelectric sensor network could detect if there’s inflammation, blockage, or tumors.

OH. MY. GOD.

Sci fi is real. Always believe the movies: the government will always release it to the public 2-3 decades later

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"the idea that intelligence is linked to english pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking."

delalorm semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x)

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missavagardner:

I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
Happy Birthday Marilyn!

Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe| June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

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divinemoon:

Beautiful mother Oshun!
Lady of the rivers and waterfalls.
Orisha of the crystal clear waters
that it cleaned the evils of the world.
Goddess of love!
that in your water you purificas feelings
and feed my heart
vibration of peace and forgiveness.
Gold Lady, clarifies our paths.
Ashe Iyalode, Maferefun Oshun!

divinemoon:

Beautiful mother Oshun!

Lady of the rivers and waterfalls.

Orisha of the crystal clear waters

that it cleaned the evils of the world.

Goddess of love!

that in your water you purificas feelings

and feed my heart

vibration of peace and forgiveness.

Gold Lady, clarifies our paths.

Ashe Iyalode, Maferefun Oshun!

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"Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love."

Osho

Osho & I are totally on the same page about love.

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cumaeansibyl:

Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.

Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.

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The unseen hand

The unseen hand

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throughkaleidscopeeyes:

Josephine Baker performing in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

Back to my favorites

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