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Zoom tonite, im performing here at Que Sera, 1923 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90813. 9pm ladies in free. come thru, hmu for additional info

tonite, im performing here at Que Sera, 1923 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90813. 9pm ladies in free. come thru, hmu for additional info

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Zoom mood 1 : rhythm 
I find myself finally moving to the beat of my own drum, starring into my future like it’s already my past. in a world where so many forces deem to kill your beat, I found myself gravely tuned into my heart beat, my smile, my aura, my rhythm…rhythm.

mood 1 : rhythm
I find myself finally moving to the beat of my own drum, starring into my future like it’s already my past. in a world where so many forces deem to kill your beat, I found myself gravely tuned into my heart beat, my smile, my aura, my rhythm…rhythm.

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Zoom readcolor:

nayyirah waheed | u.s. | daughters of africa by margaret busby | english | anthology | ‘i was recently gifted with this anthology signed by the author/editor herself, the inscription reads ‘for nayyirah, a daughter of africa. may you be inspired.’ inspiration is beyond what i have received from this anthology. this work is a home. a house i walked into, and saw myself reflected everywhere. from time and through time. as a writer/artist of african descent, this compilation offered me a rest, recognition, pride, and joy, that overwhelmed. here is an excerpt from the book jacket, ‘…arranged chronologically, it charts a literary canon from the ancient egyptian queen hatshepsut and the queen of sheba, to popular contemporaries such as maya angelou, alice walker, and bauchi emecheta. it also includes many lesser known writers, and anonymous traditional works that exemplify the oral tradition handed down through generations. by placing side by side literature and orature from africa, the americas, the carribean and europe, new and exciting links are revealed as the common influences are traced and reclaimed for the first time. it brings together over two hundred women from across the globe- from antigua to zimbabwe, angola to the usa - to show the remarkable range of the african diaspora. and besides translations from african languages, includes work originally in dutch, french, german, portuguese, russian, spanish, and turkish. in addition to celebrating a unifying heritage, ‘daughters of africa’ testifies to the variety among these women, as demonstrated by the wealth of genres in which they express themselves: autobiography, memoirs, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels (experimental, historical, science fiction) poetry, drama, humour, non-fiction (political, feminist, anthropological) journalism, speeches, essays, folklore. introduced by margaret busby and complete with biographical headnotes, annotation, and valuable extensive bibliographies, this unique chronicle of black women writers throughout the world charts their continuing literary contributions as never before.’ published in england, in 1992, ‘daughters of africa’ is a wide, sweeping, and intricate geography of writings by women of african descent through the ages. it is a critically important work and tenderly curated labor of love (a soul deep gratitude to margaret busby), which deserves a resurgence and should be a widely known reader and resource. in the home. in the educational sphere. in the world. this anthology celebrates and illuminates the understanding that not only do women of african descent have a history, we are history.’ #ireadCOLORbecause it is a soft place to land. #readCOLOR #ireadCOLOR #writeCOLOR #iwriteCOLOR #daughtersofafrica #margaretbusby #books #literature #authorsofcolor #poc #diasporas #writers #readers #goodreads #instagood #tumblr #twitter #follow #summerreading #book #love #bookclub #literacy #global

readcolor:

nayyirah waheed | u.s. | daughters of africa by margaret busby | english | anthology | ‘i was recently gifted with this anthology signed by the author/editor herself, the inscription reads ‘for nayyirah, a daughter of africa. may you be inspired.’ inspiration is beyond what i have received from this anthology. this work is a home. a house i walked into, and saw myself reflected everywhere. from time and through time. as a writer/artist of african descent, this compilation offered me a rest, recognition, pride, and joy, that overwhelmed. here is an excerpt from the book jacket, ‘…arranged chronologically, it charts a literary canon from the ancient egyptian queen hatshepsut and the queen of sheba, to popular contemporaries such as maya angelou, alice walker, and bauchi emecheta. it also includes many lesser known writers, and anonymous traditional works that exemplify the oral tradition handed down through generations. by placing side by side literature and orature from africa, the americas, the carribean and europe, new and exciting links are revealed as the common influences are traced and reclaimed for the first time. it brings together over two hundred women from across the globe- from antigua to zimbabwe, angola to the usa - to show the remarkable range of the african diaspora. and besides translations from african languages, includes work originally in dutch, french, german, portuguese, russian, spanish, and turkish. in addition to celebrating a unifying heritage, ‘daughters of africa’ testifies to the variety among these women, as demonstrated by the wealth of genres in which they express themselves: autobiography, memoirs, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels (experimental, historical, science fiction) poetry, drama, humour, non-fiction (political, feminist, anthropological) journalism, speeches, essays, folklore. introduced by margaret busby and complete with biographical headnotes, annotation, and valuable extensive bibliographies, this unique chronicle of black women writers throughout the world charts their continuing literary contributions as never before.’ published in england, in 1992, ‘daughters of africa’ is a wide, sweeping, and intricate geography of writings by women of african descent through the ages. it is a critically important work and tenderly curated labor of love (a soul deep gratitude to margaret busby), which deserves a resurgence and should be a widely known reader and resource. in the home. in the educational sphere. in the world. this anthology celebrates and illuminates the understanding that not only do women of african descent have a history, we are history.’ #ireadCOLORbecause it is a soft place to land. #readCOLOR #ireadCOLOR #writeCOLOR #iwriteCOLOR #daughtersofafrica #margaretbusby #books #literature #authorsofcolor #poc #diasporas #writers #readers #goodreads #instagood #tumblr #twitter #follow #summerreading #book #love #bookclub #literacy #global

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Incomplete

Perfect

Perfection, she is perfectly

Human

Picture perfect illusion

For she sees flaws

and I stare in confusion

Beauty in the flesh

She is 

The Truth

Illuminated by the moon

Her Aura

Green with a hint of blue

Nothing I wouldn’t do 

to see her smile…

-A. Sierra

To Be Continued

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Zoom mood 3 : truth

at a very young age I realized the importance of the truth, as I got older I also came to the realization that the truth is subjective. so embarked on the quest find my own subjective truth, the very truth that’s embedded in my dna, the very truth they claim would set me free. my story, my journey, my mind, my truth…truth.

mood 3 : truth

at a very young age I realized the importance of the truth, as I got older I also came to the realization that the truth is subjective. so embarked on the quest find my own subjective truth, the very truth that’s embedded in my dna, the very truth they claim would set me free. my story, my journey, my mind, my truth…truth.

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the black noise - shouldve been real

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Zoom brntsienna:


intimate energy

"Don’t have sex with someone you wouldn’t want to be"

brntsienna:

intimate energy

"Don’t have sex with someone you wouldn’t want to be"

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cudrage:

Katt Williams on Dave Chappelle: “But Dave Chappelle was decapitated in front of us. And until we deal that. Until we deal with the fact that a devout Muslim was accused of being a crackhead. And until we establish the fact that they said he went to Africa to smoke cocaine when we know they don’t have running water and food over there. When they don’t have paved roads over there. You saying he flew past Chicago and Miami and LA and New York and Detroit, you saying he went past Cleveland and Fort Pierce, Florida, and he went past Okeechobee and Oakland, you saying he went all the way to another country where they not eating? You talking about somebody who has a wife and children, five children, and lives on a farm, he doesn’t live here in Hollywood. You saying you convince people that person was an insane crackhead? And he hasn’t been on movies and TV for eight years is that correct? Ok then don’t tell me about what you wanna tell me, I just watched you decapitate him in front of me… Then when he made 500 million dollars, even though his contract said he was supposed to get half of it, they said he made too much for the contract to be valid, so we’ll offer you 10% of what you made. You mean he made 500 million and they offered him 50? Yes. And he said, “what do you think my fans are gonna say? When they find out you offered me 10% of what I made you.” And they said, “your fans will believe that you’re a crazy crackhead by the time you get home.” And my nigga got on a flight in LA and by the time he got to Ohio it was so. And eight years later he hasn’t been in a movie or television and is just now trying to do his real comeback in Radio City Music Hall. It’s bees like that sometimes.”

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Zoom mood 2 : vibe

heavy in sound, move to the heartbeat of my ancestors. my vibe is only felt not seen, the gravity of knowing that you are felt when you leave a room is the same gravity that is felt when you enter the room. I pray that my vibe will be felt in this life even when I pass on to the next life…vibe.

mood 2 : vibe

heavy in sound, move to the heartbeat of my ancestors. my vibe is only felt not seen, the gravity of knowing that you are felt when you leave a room is the same gravity that is felt when you enter the room. I pray that my vibe will be felt in this life even when I pass on to the next life…vibe.

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Zoom anachronica:

anachronica:

RIP sorta blonde hair I hated you

Fuck blonde hair

anachronica:

anachronica:

RIP sorta blonde hair I hated you

Fuck blonde hair

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my subject matter in my songs are rather simple, either about the Queens or the revolution, i really cant think of anything else to rap about. our women are our earths, our gods, out creators, our equal…why not dedicate my entire musical journey to them. the revolution is a broad topic, you can never run out of subject matter when it comes to change, the liberation of our people, freedom, spiritual awakenings, why not dedicate my entire musical journey to my people. as long as i stick to the script ill have 20 albums worth of material. vibrate, we are all in traffic…

self. (melziah dia)

soundcloud.com/diasound

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Zoom
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‎”Black Power isn’t racist. It’s a proactive response to racism. The Black Panthers were never a Black version of the KKK.

Do your homework” - Black Knowledge (via dirtybubblez)

People not understanding this are the most annoying people in the world

(via thetpr)

Nor were they terrorist 

(via telvi1)

!!!!

(via a-fashion-killa)

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