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Saying, "I can't be racist, I have a Black friend/lover/child," is the equivalent to, "I can't be a dumbass, I have smart friends."
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People tend to assume their behavior is consistent. They think, "This person is my friend, so of course I treat them well." Or, "I treat all black people like I treat my black friend." Or, "My black friend likes me, so they'd agree with my sociopolitical views."

But that's not how it works. None of that's necessarily true.
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Looking at #ColinKaepernick like...
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I discovered the real Nina Simone through a documentary on Netflix last week. Ever since, I've been wondering why I haven't heard of her before this year.

This fascinating woman is relatable, flawed, talented, and bold. Her music helped to shape and frame the Civil Rights Movement, but unlike Marvin Gaye and other artists, her unapologetically black songs are not being played on the radio. Occasionally I will hear her more popular blues hits like Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, and I Put a Spell On You, but hardly ever do I hear Strange Fruit or Mississippi Goddam. Why is that? Was it because her then unchecked bipolarism had her speaking with no filter or care of backlash? It's hard to say. It is true that Ms. Simone regularly spoke to the audience encouraging the black members to rise up and fight with deadly force. It's also true that because of her speeches, promoters were afraid to book her. Did the politics of the time also banned her from radio play? Perhaps. Nevertheless, she is still adored by fans worldwide and her music still has significance to those who hear it today.

This song is my new obsession and now personal motto: "To be young, gifted, and black is where its at!" I plan to pass this message of self-love and empowerment to my daughter.

#YoungGiftedAndBlack
#RIPNinaSimone
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to find some EOs (essential oils) to make some products/build a regime with, but I'm having a hard time finding them. I don't really want to shop online for them either, and both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's failed to have all I need.

Any advice where I can find #KukuiOil, #JamaicanBlackCastorOil, and #MarulaOil in Virginia for a reasonable price? I live closer to Richmond and Charlottesville.

Thanks!
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🎶It's time! Time to make a change! We are the people who can do it!🎶
 
If we stop giving them our money what do you think will happen? We don't know do we?

Share reshare and keep the momentum going.

We tried everything else let's see if hurting pockets open ears! 
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This warmed me up! What a talented family. Even the baby was on beat!
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This has so many levels of WTF.

I have no commentary on who Lena Dunham is, because with the exception of slight name recognition, I honestly know nothing about her. However, I do watch football and I adore Odell Beckham, Jr. He's athletic, passionate about the game, and will probably be chasing his own glory (one-handed catch against Cowboys about two years ago) until he does something else equally highlight-reel worthy.

What I will say is that white feminism has a long way to go. It's self-proclaimers suffer from select feminism (according to them, Black women and Monica Lewinsky bring on unwanted attention themselves) and overt racism, but usually dismiss their wrongs with jokes or victimhood.

Reading Dunham's actual words, she tried to push onto Beckham her own insecurities by assuming he didn't want to talk to or fuck her at the Met gala because she's a marshmallow in a tuxedo. What she failed to realize is that the world doesn't revolve around her. She may be of some sort of celebrity status, but even that is no excuse to imagine anyone has her in mind. He probably had a plethora of reasons for not speaking, but the dangerous thing Dunham did was determine his reasons for him.

According to her, since Beckham feels she's not worthy to sleep with, then she's not worthy to talk to. This assertion perpetrates many, including the stereotype of the overly sexual Black man, and it undermines supposed feminist ideology. Women bemoan unwanted advances on them during times we want to be left alone, but Dunham fabricated an entire dialogue of excuses for being unbothered by Beckham. Just like women do not owe men their time, the same applies in reverse. We people have grown so increasingly egotistical over the years that now we expect unwanted advances. Girl, get over yourself. 🙄

I'm not going to touch the gay rumors placed unnecessarily on Beckham, because S.E. Cupp does that brilliantly here. 👌🏾
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White folks: black people need to address all of this black-on-black crime and other issues in black communities!

Black people: ok we'll make programs to uplift our communities like programs for black youth and scholarships for black college students

White folks: that's so racist! You people need to stop segregating yourselves and giving yourselves special treatment if you want to fix all these problems!

Black people: ok you're welcome to invest in our communities as well and help create a better future for our kids.

White folks: wow you people are always asking for handouts! Why don't you fix your own problems instead of expecting us to fix them for you?

Black people: .....
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Yeah, most people only know about the statistics that reinforce their beliefs ;) And, heck, usually they just assume the statistics reinforce their beliefs...
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At the RVA Black Lives Matter march and rally!
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Education
  • University of Richmond
    Liberal Arts, 2014 - present
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm Coll
    Mathematics
    Graduated in 2013
  • PVCC
    2011
  • Louisa County High School
    1999 - 2003
  • Longwood University
    2003 - 2004
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Only Google could get me to join a social networking site...
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If you know me, you know I absolutely abhor social networking! However, I do love Google...
And so here I am.

I'm about to enter into my late 20s (glee!), I'm working, have a daughter in grade school, and still love to be goofy and have fun. I really haven't changed much, which, depending on who you talk to, isn't a bad thing!
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Dropped the relaxer and became a natural GODDESS in '09, Graduated with my Associates in '13
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Sha, Shay, Sha-Sha, Lady V, Vegeta, Scarlet Empress, Scarlet