tashabilities:

slimgoodymakeba:

onnaollie:

it’s truly amazing how some white women get so threatened when a black woman is shining. 

y’all say male egos are weak, but let’s try the ego of a white woman when a black woman is garnering a lot of positive attention. 

watch how suddenly they want the rules to change. gone is the solidarity that a woman’s body is her own, oh no, not for black women. now she needs to cover up and speak less.

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SAY THAT SHIT

i honestly never noticed this until recently. there’s a birthday party I haven’t been invited to tonight for this exact reason. why they so scurred?? *shrugs*

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"Without deep conversation, my mind becomes restless. I need passion and intellect, it’s a shame that a person often lacks one or the other."

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🙌💞 thisss! 😩

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Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote (22,801 plays)

animated-lifestyle:

vodkaslumber:

If you don’t love this we can’t be friends. 

Classic

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The Isley Brothers – Groove With You (4,375 plays)

redclaysweetie:

this is love in musical form

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Gold Midas – Feelings 4 U (2,106 plays)

goldmidas:

beats. enjoy.

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itsjustparanoia:

andshegotthegirl:

xorecklesslyyoung:

ambitiousgurl1:

TUPAC SHAKUR AND JADA PINKETT SMITH.

he loved her soo much. 

This is my favorite photo set ever.

This is worth fuckin up my b&w for
👆❤️

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Etta James – Don't Cry Baby (170 plays)

soulfulltime:

Etta James - Don’t cry baby


 

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Slum Village – Thelonius feat. Common (12 plays)

thecrackedatom:

Get ya third 3ye poked

Why you need strong verbs when you write

amandaonwriting:

Strong verbs improve your writing in three ways. They help you:
  1. Reduce adverbs: Choosing strong verbs helps you to be specific. You should replace an adverb and a verb with a strong verb if you can. It will improve your writing. Don’t say: “She held on tightly to the rope.” Do say: “She gripped the rope.” Don’t say: “He looked carefully at the documents.” Do say: “He examined the documents.”

  2. Avoid the passive voice: Choose specific, active verbs whenever you can. Don’t say: ‘He was said to be lying by the teacher.’ Do say: ‘The teacher accused him of lying.’

  3. Eliminate wordiness: Strong verbs help you eliminate wordiness by replacing different forms of the verb ‘to be’. They allow you to stop overusing words like ‘is’, ‘was’, ‘are’, and ‘were’. Don’t say: ‘She was the owner of a chain of restaurants.’ Do say: ‘She owned a chain of restaurants.’

If you reduce wordiness, choose specific verbs, and use the active voice, readers will be able to understand you more easily. This is what you want because the reason we write is to communicate. 
Examples of Strong Verbs
by Amanda Patterson

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Little Brother – Hiding Place (141 plays)

lifewaswritten:

Elzhi is forever a beast for demolishing this beat!