Eight Sixteen

Ask me anything   a smörgåsbord of words & style

youngblackandvegan:

wearinghercrown:

Protective Styling for the Awkward Phase: Set 1

1st Photo- Roll Tuck & Pin Two Strand Twists

2nd Photo- Up-do with Scarf Accessory

3rd Photo-Halo Flat Twist with One Twist (Left) Two Twists (Right)

4th Photo- High Bun with added Tracks for Fullness

5th Photo- Mini Twists with Two French Braids

6th Photo- Mini Twists with Two Flat Twists and Banana Clip Bun

7th Photo- Stretched Blown Out Hair Two French Braids

8th Photo- 6 Flat Twists in front, Individual 2 Strand Twists in Back with Marley Hair for Bun

9th Photo- High Puff Bun, hair wrapped around with pins

10th Photo- 2 strand twists with the front are loose pulled into a bun using Marley Hair and Head Band

our hair is magic

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— 2 months ago with 936 notes
"Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives."
― Paulo Coelho (via psych-quotes)
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Health:
Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2011.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Personality:
Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Society:
Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Life:
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Health:

  1. Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2011.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


Personality:

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
  4. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  5. The best is yet to come.
  6. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

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beyonce:

Dereon 2010
Photo Credit: Tony Duran
Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

beyonce:

Dereon 2010

Photo Credit: Tony Duran

Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

— 3 months ago with 3182 notes
beyonce:

Dereon 2010
Photo Credit: Tony Duran
Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

beyonce:

Dereon 2010

Photo Credit: Tony Duran

Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

— 3 months ago with 4585 notes

devoutfashion:

"Mirroir Noir" -  Gaschette Mag, Palesa by Marijke Willems 

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kalifornia-mercy:

blissfully-chic:

Lorde for The Wild Magazine’s Youth Issue, 2013.  
Photographed by: Stevie Verroca & Mada Refujio 

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kalifornia-mercy:

blissfully-chic:

Lorde for The Wild Magazine’s Youth Issue, 2013.  

Photographed by: Stevie Verroca & Mada Refujio 

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— 4 months ago with 44 notes

yagazieemezi:

WOMAN ON THE RISE:

From little sister to full-blown star, Solange in the cool girl on the block.

Read the full interview here.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULIA NONI

FASHION EDITOR: JOANNA HILLMAN

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rufftoon:

sevnilock:

Jack/Elsa You are not alone.~︶⌣︶✿

I don’t usually have much interest in ships/pairings (completely neutral), or reblog them, but this is pretty.

Wow

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cultureunseen:

Nobel Queen, Wise Mother and Elder Sister TONI MORRISON!

Born February 18, 1931 (83 years of wisdom)
Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and so much more…..

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— 5 months ago with 9656 notes

postwhitesociety:

gradientlair:

Have you ever heard Zora Neale Hurston’s voice? In addition to being an exquisite novelist and anthropologist, she recorded some songs for a past government organization, the WPA. According to Florida Memory:

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) - after 1939, the Works Projects Administration - was a work-relief program created in 1935 by President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration that employed over 8.5 million people before its end in 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included a Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. 

The song above is called “Dat Old Black Gal.” To me, the “new shoes” mentioned makes me think of a new path—a change from the pain ascribed upon Blackness. It makes me think of an old Black spiritual where the lyrics include "travelin’ shoes Lord, got on my travelin shoes." And this journey symbolized by the need for new shoes could be thought of in a physical/emotional/cultural sense (i.e. The Great Migration), in an existential sense (i.e. contemplating the meaning of the journey of life, one’s identity beyond oppression) and/or in a theistic sense (i.e. shoes for the journey on “the narrow way”; how the “next” journey in life is going to heaven). But it is a railroad work song and often work songs were about getting through the labor but thinking of a future time when that labor would no longer be a reality or again, the next great journey. I feel as if some of these early Black songs like this one are pre-cursors to Afrofuturism.

The Florida Memory site has a bunch of audio recordings of her singing. It’s so thrilling for me to connect a voice to this talented genius who had great style, wisdom, and truly respected Black humanity by crafting stories of our complexities, imperfections and beauty so well. She was so ahead of her time.

this did something to me

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— 5 months ago with 1152 notes
"Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid."

Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale  (via malinche)

Those final four sentences are something else.

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