Introducing The Fling Twins

Pacquita and Shane Fling are a vibe. Love this shoot, the images of doing each others hair are my favorite. Sitting on the floor to have your hair done is a black experience, passed down through generations. It’s sacred. Everything about this epitomizes black women as muses. Which image is your favorite? Photography: Suburban Bayou

“Damn Gina”

When you hear the term “Damnnnn Gina,” know it’s from Martin. This why (see above for outfit). He always said it when Gina, his wife, looked fine af. Can you blame him? Via: 90s Hype

L.E Bowman ‘Complicit’

Just remember,
when you bite your tongue,
when they command silence
and comply,
you are wrapping your fingers around the throats
of those who speak.

Just remember,
when your eyes shift and close,
when you pretend to not see what you see,
when your ears her fireworks instead of bullet rounds,
and you continue to ignore screams,
that it is you
who is now
the loudest sound.

That deafening boom of silence.
That thunderous roar of apathy.

Via: Crwn Mag

Happy Birthday Paul

Happy birthday to doe-eyed baby face Sir Paul McCartney. A legend, a genius and one of my favorite musicians. I can’t pick which McCartney creation is my favorite, but what’s yours? Actually no, it’s Blackbird, before realizing what the song is about. Just beautifully written, beautifully composed, I can listen to it forever. Simple and sophisticated. Via: Beatles Muses

Invisible Black Girls

Don’t worry curious minds, every name will be revealed so you know who’s surrounding you, all in due time. As for my gift giver, if my present isn’t big there will be hell to pay. No prisoners, that’s not how we play where I’m from, we play for keeps. If it isn’t destruction did it really happen? Exceed my expectations, or else. Do make sure it’s in a timely manner. And please don’t back out now guys the games just begun, we are gonna have SO much fun! Doing the right thing is FREE, paying attention to the patterns is FREE, being a good person is FREE, so no I don’t feel bad for a single one of you. Name a black woman you admire and why. Via: Blkhugs

You Got It From Black Women

“Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all, including the black women who are often too often overlooked, but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy.”

-Madam Vice President Kamala Harris

And this is just a FRACTION of what we’ve given. Please Don’t try to make black women masculine, an aesthetic that’s so feminine you have to go out and purchase the body. Please Don’t racially troll, harass, disrespect and be complicit with all of the above (because that makes you a racist too) the people you need to be considered cool and hip. Even our caricatured worst is emulated. You welcome. Creator: Essence Gu

De-Conditioning: I Am Not Your Mammy

Nor your punching bag. Many people treat black women as such, the theme of 2020 is pointing it out. It’s either entitled males who believe subconsciously, or consciously that I am property, so they can meddle in my life.

It’s been women, particularly white women, believing I am lesser; that I deserved to be bullied, or told to move on.

Then there are the women of color, who see themselves this way and think I should be equally enslaved, because they weren’t outliers of systemic racism through their environment.

Take a real good look at these photos, then a look at yourself. I am not your mammy, or the help, they didn’t deserve to be either. And yet still you take from us, trying to make us masculine when our aesthetic is the standard of beauty that’s been appropriated. Check yourself, before I check you, because I will gladly do it in honor of my ancestors. How often do you think from a black woman’s point of view? Do you disrespect black women, because you want to feel better than someone else based on social constructs? Are you a self loathing black person?Via: Girl Gone Golden

Don’t Invalidate Feelings:


Preach Whitley.

Nothing will ever stop me,

from loving being a black woman.

Even at our caricatured worst,

we still move the culture.

That part though.

How has a black woman uplifted your life? Via: The Village Wrds

Bad Bitch, Beaches, Birthdays

Me walking into the next beach day, knowing black don’t crack and I’m going to be a bikini clad bad bitch for the longest. Favorite Halle Berry film? Via: Halle Berry Fan Pics