that makes me happy

Just a place to visualize the next 5 - 75 years

evolvingessence:

"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls."

- Anaïs Nin

(via bearded-brilliance)

caprediem:

cumbersome-cucumber:

thosefinelines:

thegestianpoet:

newvagabond:

artapparent:

Daughter finally stands up to her Dad.

The wife laughing in the background is fucking adorable fjlsdbfjkadsfadsfas

this is my favorite vid

SHE RUNS ANYWAY WHAT A CUTIE PIE

ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ 한국분이시네 ㅋㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ 완전 웃겨

아ㅏㅏㅏㅏ~~~ 귀여워~~~ㅎㅎㅎ

(via peopledontalwayssuck)

“Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.”

—   

Nikki Gionvanni

File this under facts on facts.

This makes me think of a beautiful post that I mentioned in one of my Read This Week features; a post by @HarrietThugman about Black people of other cultural backgrounds who diminish Black American culture, and shouldn’t….for it is so rich.

My cultural heritage involves a mixture of my love for some things specific to Jamaican culture (because of my background, being raised in a Jamaican family by Jamaican parents, but being raised in America and actually born in America) and some things specific to being an American Black (I love how Nikki says Black is the NOUN and American is the adjective), and some things that seems to connect Black people despite where in the diaspora we are.

(via gradientlair)

Yes!!!

(via goldacrylicnails)

dissertation qoutes

(via im-afrotastic-darling)

keeperofthehouse:

Feeling exceedingly lovely tonight. Cheers!

Great art turns me on. 

“I refuse to go back to not liking who I was.”

—   Childish Gambino (via emsfitjourney)

(Source: jvppiter, via lalouvenoire)

missbelibaby:

curvesincolor:

96 year old runner and her 60 year old daughter.

Yasssss!

missbelibaby:

curvesincolor:

96 year old runner and her 60 year old daughter.

Yasssss!

(via prepfordwife)

kushandwizdom:

More good vibes here

thenobleflesh:

thesoftghetto:

Black Fatherhood Excellence

AHHHHHHHHHH

visualizing the happy baby and the talented daddy.

lovesexandrelationships:

Black on black love…

lovesexandrelationships:

Black on black love…

(via madam-cj-says-relax)

youngblackandvegan:

brokeymcpoverty:

so everybody at afropunk was freaking gorgeous

black folk so damn fly

beautiful

(via coolcalmcommitted)

18-15n-77-30w:

luminousmk:

“What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?”  - Toni Morrison [ Jazz ]

QUEEN MOTHER

18-15n-77-30w:

luminousmk:

“What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?”  - Toni Morrison [ Jazz ]

QUEEN MOTHER

(via bigblackafrica)

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror

and am speechless. My long brown locs, even smooth skin, just right lips, big eyes, pretty breasts, kilowatt smile…I’m astonished at what I see. 

souls-of-my-shoes: