Stand Up and Say, "OW!"

Hair and other stuff I like.

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yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

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And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

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Meechy Monroe was one of the first natural-hair bloggers I followed when I first decided I was gonna do this whole natural-hair thing. I also credit her with introducing me to Original Moxie (I won a full-sized product via her site). I’ve always admired her style and she seems like a great person to know. Though we’ve never met, I like to consider her one of my BFFs in my head.

Recently, after a series of strokes, Meechy was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after a few surgeries, she is preparing to begin the next step to beating this, radiation and chemotherapy. Having a very close friend and soror in this same situation just last year, I know how tough and draining this can be, but Meechy is in high spirits and is a brave soul. Please support her by following along with her story via her blog (You can read about her battle here or via YouTube here), and if you want to support her, her family (which includes her sister, another popular natural-hair vlogger and my soror MsVaughnTV) and friends, you can donate here. Feel free to reblog this - I’d love for her to get as much support as possible.

You’re a fighter, Meechy. Keep fighting!

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whatatimetobealive190:

I’m white and I hate my hair. But I will not be denied a job for my hair. I will not have random people wanting to touch my hair. I will not be asked if I have a weave. I will not be kicked out of school for my hair. I may hate my hair, but will not be persecuted because of if. White people do not need the natural hair movement.

Welp.

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Anonymous asked: Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :)

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I dunnoooo I think you already know that “White is beautiful” don’t you?

Or will it shatter your beauty if I recognize mine?

Realest. Shit. I. Have. Ever. Seen. THIS IS WHY WE SAY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. We’ve been brainwashed by society to think that we’re ugly. We’re trained to think like this before we can even pop out of a vagina. So stfu with that “Ummmmm don’t you mean ALLLLLLLLLLLL girls are beautiful?!?!?!!!?!!?!!” Yeah, they are, but we’re just making sure you know that BLACK GIRLS ARE FUCKING BEAUTIFUL TOO.

- Cici

Welp!

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In case you didn’t know, I am a PROUD member if the illustrious Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.! This past weekend I attended my first Boule (our biennial national conference) at the Gaylord hotel and resort on the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, MD. Though I’m 11 years old in Sigma, this is a feat because as any sorority member will tell you, Boule is far from cheap. However, with this Boule in my own back yard — 20 minutes from home, thus saving money on flight and hotel — I couldn’t pass it up.

Listen. Whether you are my soror or you are a member of another organization in the Divine 9, you MUST make it your business to attend a Boule/convention. I’ve always known I belonged to a wonderful sisterhood and have attended many regional conferences, but when you experience the magic that is your NATIONAL conference, it’s a whole new view. I love my sorors and that love has been extremely overwhelming in return. One of the best decisions I ever made was Sigma Gamma Rho.

A helpful tip for my sorors who have never attended Boule but plan to in the future: PACK. FLATS. I know you want to be flyy in your heels, but you’ll only need one or two pairs of those, and you will barely want to wear them. LISTEN TO ME. Lol!

I love my sorors. I love my SGRho.

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Anonymous asked: i saw your gentrification post and i'm a bit confused. how is gentrification automatically a bad thing??? i like starbucks!

littleblackmaps:

wocinsolidarity:

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sooooooooo you don’t see how the reverse white flight back into the cities….the elimination of long standing poc neighborhoods….the increased threat to low-income people’s housing security….the blatant antagonism against homeless people…the eradication of safe community spaces for qpoc/tpoc..etc. is bad….

because you like starbucks????????

ok sis

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me walking through downtown detroit

And DC.