is a perfect highlight of why using “Black” & “African-American” interchangeably is problematic.
Both of them are Black; neither of them is African-American.
Race x Ethnicity x Nationality are not the same.
And to these fools trying to suddenly claim they are not Black, you can have a stadium of bleachers.
We must never ever forget when Three Six Mafia won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” in 2006.
They beat Dolly fucking Parton
who dolly parton
This is literally one of my biggest motivations I have for my music career
Warms my heart every time
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity.
Jayden and Amaya were just 12 and 11-Years-Old when they became the youngest certified food truck owners in Memphis, Tennessee by creating their own business called “Kool Kidz Sno Konez.” Their mom suggested that they try to make their ownmoney and they both began to brainstorm ideas and eventually came up with producing their own snow cones.
They started out with just a table and an extension cord out front their home, Jaden and Amaya got some of their friends to wave signs on corners to attract customers. Success came fast and over 2 summers they earned enough money that their Mom felt they could afford a food truck.
An ordinance in Memphis allows them to own and work out of the food truck. The food Truck met the Health Department standards and Jaden and Amaya are officially licensed business operators. They look forward to weather heating up as Spring approaches. Their goal is to have a franchise of Trucks and Shops so that when they get older they can work smart instead of having to work hard.
Written By: @Champion_Us
black kid excellence!!!!
This is so dope.
Their Senior Prom to their wedding.
I’ve already reblogged this picture, but I’m reblogging it again because it’s probably one of the cutest pics I’ve seen :’)
….why is she wearing a corsage to her wedding? Oh right cause it’s THEIR JUNIOR PROM AND SENIOR PROM.
I get really frustrated when people dont understand what music means to me or how it makes me feel. But I guess thats why I hang with so many musicians…..
Spotlight On 4 Type Hair
Learning about your hair type is a great way to get a better understanding of what your hair can do and simply can not do. The sooner you learn the truth about your hair type your hair will be better suited for styling and product selection.
Coily 4type hair is very prone to damage by nature because of its zig zags or Z formed bends and curls. If you have this particular hair type you may find yourself suffering from a lot of unwanted breakage and dryness. 4 type hair is very fragile and delicate because coily hair has a small amount of cuticle layers so, it provides very little protection against damage stemming from flat ironing , blowdrying, brushing, and combing. Coily hair must be babied and shelter from dangerous styling methods and chemicals to remain resilient and beautiful. The number one thing coily hair needs is moisture, moisture, moisture. Constant washing and styling only rips the life right out of your hair so it needs more moisture and less manipulation.
Do’s & Don’ts for coily hair:
Protective styling at least 80% of the time- braids, twist, finger coils, comb coils, bantu knots, french braids, and french rolls
Air drying- this method of drying will free your hair from being manipulated as much because you will be skipping heat, combing, and brushing
Add Ins- Adding oils and honey to your deep conditioner, conditioner, and leave in conditioners is a great way to infuse your hair with added moisture.
Combing- Always use a wide tooth comb on damp or fully moisturized hair. Never comb your hair while it is dry this will only cause your hair to snap and break off.
Brushing- If you are going to brush your hair use a boars bristle brush. These brushes are by far the safest brushes on the market.
Heat- Use as less heat as humanly possible 4 type hair is no friend or fan of heat. If you are going to use heat limit your use to once or twice a month if that.
Chemicals- 4 type hair lacks the layer of protection hair needs to be able to go up against relaxers and hair dyes and have successful breakage free damage free hair outcome. Limit your relaxers and try to stretch them out as long as possible to avoid over processing your hair. The same goes for hair dyes instead of commercial box brand dyes opt for plant based dyes like henna or indigo. These natural dyes won’t only give you a color payoff they will also provide your hair with strength and conditioning that will leave your hair in tip top shape.
Products for 4 type hair:
*Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel
*Raw Shea Butter
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*Cold Pressed Castor Oil
*Heavy Leave In Moisturizers