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A number one dad, ten out of ten, Dad of the year, gettin laid all year this year, best dad ever, you did it.

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that found such a one found a treasure.

Ecclesiastes 6:14 (via alexandraelle)


Herieth Paul

For Anthropologie

Spring 2014 Catalogue

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via larmoyante)



Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.


“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”

John Coltrane



On this day in music history: April 23, 1988 - “Da’Butt” by E.U. hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #35 on the Hot 100 on May 21, 1988. Written by Marcus Miller and Mark Stevens, it is the biggest hit for the Washington DC based go-go band fronted by lead singer and bassist Gregory “Sugarbear” Eliot. The song is featured in the Spike Lee directed film “School Daze”. Lee will call on bassist/songwriter/producer Marcus Miller to write “a party song” for a scene in his film. Miller will collaborate with singer/songwriter Mark Stevens (brother of singer Chaka Khan) of The Jamaica Boys, and then cut the track with the Washington DC based go-go band Experience Unlimited (aka E.U.). To add “atmosphere” to the song, Miller will have Spike Lee invite the entire cast of the film to the studio, and have a party during the recording session. E.U. will also appear in the film, performing the song.