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  1. spunkrock101 asked: sorry if I seem stupid but what did the natural hair post (that the natural hair movement os a way of celebrating not having nappy hair) suggest? I tried to read it over but didn't really get it?

    ilovemy4c-hair:

    foxxxynegrodamus:

    Its not a stupid question at all, I think it’s important to note that the quote stated that’s what the movement has “become” and is not what the entire movement has always been about. From my perspective, I think the movement has been heavily commercialized and is more about glorifying softer textured hair and pushing unnecessary products on women. 

    A lot of the popular bloggers/vloggers video content focus on the hundreds of different ways you can manipulate your hair texture and curl pattern, while pushing hair products that claim to make your hair more  ”manageable.” All those kinds of trigger words, “manageable,” “soft” “conditioned”  are all little micro aggressions against “nappy” It’s completely counter productive to what the movement is supposed to be about. 

    There’s an obvious preference for women with softer textures, they’ve become the forefront of the movement. Our black hair is very diverse, no two textures are alike and ironically there’s an extreme lack of representation within the natural hair movement and these ladies are all — unintentionally —- selling a misconception that if you follow their regimen or use the products they do then you too can get huge soft 3a hair like them! Which is of course fucking ridiculous. It doesn’t matter how much Shea Moisture products you use or how often you do twists outs, your 4c will always be a 4c. 

    and with any movement that gains mainstream attention, almost every major hair brand/company has jumped on the “natural hair” bandwagon and are now developing “organic” products marketed specifically to the black woman. Which sounds like progress right? But — not even getting into whether or not their products are legitimately “natural” or “organic” — most of the marketing material, from commercials to print ads to even the packaging are all the fucking same. It’s the same racially ambiguous, light caramel skin toned, 3a-3c’d textured hair women and again this lack of proper representation is perpetuated.

    Which, to me, is so fucking depressing because here we have a movement made for us by us and its initial mission and intent was to celebrate the various ways we are black and nappy, and the women who are still holding these values true are being drowned out and instead we have this overexposed, slightly whitewashed “natural hair movement” thrown back in our face. Like this isn’t progress and it’s important that we recognize that. Even if we are a fan of the movement, even if the movement has done some amazing things for our personal lives, it’s important that we allow ourselves to step back and critically analyze even the things that mean a lot to us, because we got to be able to call a spade a spade in order to make room for real growth as a people

     I also want to note that this is just my critical observation and it doesn’t represent what the entire movement is about, they’re plenty of amazing women pioneering natural hair and are serving as amazing role models to thousands of women all around the world, This is just me looking at the movement critically with the hope for improvement. 

    Let the church say yaaaaaasss and amen

  2. tiger03lily:

    wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

    badgalfaashion:

    brainy-beauty:

    inmytwistedfairytale:

    HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM

    Farrakhan does not fear man. Amen.

    DANM!!

    I think this make the 10th time ive reblogged this 

    amazing

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  3. tiger03lily:

    wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

    badgalfaashion:

    brainy-beauty:

    inmytwistedfairytale:

    HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM

    Farrakhan does not fear man. Amen.

    DANM!!

    I think this make the 10th time ive reblogged this 

    amazing

    (via dontbeabrat)

  4. kudipeaches:

    The one who deleted her comment above mine about her wish to culturally hang her confederate flag up without getting yelled at because it’s not culturally acceptable was "A".

  5. sancophaleague:

    You know it’s truly saddening to think about what has been done to Black people. This is the only race of people who will choose to help another race instead of their own. We have become some of the greatest defenders of White Supremacy and many of us don’t even realize it. We value White life so much that we don’t even consider tragedies “tragic” if someone white isn’t involved. The other day I overheard two Black people talk about how ruthless Hitler was to the Jews during the holocaust. I couldn’t help but notice that they didn’t mention anything about what he did to Blacks. Why? Because Black People have always valued White life greater than their own. So what he did to Blacks doesn’t matter, It’s what he did to whites that was fucked up. Black people will discuss the Jewish holocaust all day and won’t say a single word about Black people. We will attack our own people for speaking about Slavery and call them “Racist” or “Hate Teachers” but won’t say anything if you discuss the Holocaust. This type of thinking has been passed down from generation to generation that is why today you have Black people who will start fundraisers or charity events when things like Sandy Hook occur but won’t do shit when an innocent Black boy gets killed by a racist cop. As @Solar_Innerg once said, the only reason Black people get mad at things like Sandy Hook is because White children are involved. White Supremacy has been deeply embedded into us and that is why this war against the system is so difficult.

    Written By @KingKwajo

  6. sannao75:

    damourkrist:

    It looks like Anna might be going back to being a brunette. I really hope she does that once TB is over. I’m also excited to see what she does next. Hope she has hire a new manager, her team isn’t good. Someone as talented as her should be working with better material and directors.

    I very much doubt it. It’s just the light. They’re not even halfway shooting the last season yet.

    I was so excited thinking TB was over; oh well; I just hope to see her book a good role soon.

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  7. It looks like Anna might be going back to being a brunette. I really hope she does that once TB is over. I’m also excited to see what she does next. Hope she has hire a new manager, her team isn’t good. Someone as talented as her should be working with better material and directors.

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  8. I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.

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  9. Hipster white dude are the worst.

    In a new interview with The A.V. Club, Cole Alexander, the lead guitarist of The Black Lips, dissed Drake saying, "He seems kind of fake to me."

    The interview was apart of the A.V. Club’s ongoing series called HateSong where they ask celebrities to “expound on the one song they hate most in the world.” Although Alexander took the time to also diss Lorde (naming “Royals” the song he hates and calling her “mediocre”) and Macklemore (criticising his use of the word “honky”), he had a special ire for Drake.

    However, it’s not just that he doesn’t like Drake, it’s the language he used.

    "I like my rappers more ghetto and ratchet sounding," said Alexander. “Personally, I like more melodramatic, ignorant rap where they’re talking about violence and anger and it’s just evil. “

    He went on to say he doesn’t like rap “when it’s too smart.”

    So in other words, Alexander only likes a predominantly African-American art form when the artists sound “ghetto,” “ratchet,” and “violent” and not, you know, “smart.” Okay, Cole, thanks for clearing that up.

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  10. strugglingtobeheard:

    fyeahjanetjackson:

    Janet Jackson owning some bitch at the 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards (1992) [x] [x]

    (Please keep the text above when you are reblogging)

    Yes!

    (via 2brwngrls)