Black Excellence

Happy Independence Day, America! I was at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and you know how that place gets you beaming with pride. I'm telling ya, you always leave feeling so black and so proud. Black people are actually pretty cool and awesome, no matter the current climate and the denigrating comments white supremacists and neo-nazis make. Historically, despite constant obstacles and hostilities, black people have managed to surpass expectations and have gone on to record-breaking achievements. Black women are increasingly becoming the most educated group in the United States, yet they only make up 8 percent of private sector jobs and are among the least paid. The probability of educated black women getting married has also significantly reduced, and we know the economic benefits of marriage. Black people are killing it in entertainment, in sports, and frankly every walk of life. And don't even get me started on our put it simply, we are hella cool. And this museum does that and more to remind you that. I even got some pictures to prove that.

This is certainly a good reminder to continually fight for equality of all persons regardless of race, gender, religion, background, country, sexual orientation, and creed.

THIS! I honestly wonder and quite frankly envy those who are able to just ignore everything; no matter what is happening. Hell, let the world be burning, they are fine, as long as snapchat and Instagram are still available for them to post their cute selfies.

 In the spirit of the ongoing world cup, I found this especially poignant. I remember when Nigeria played and gosh, even the greatest enemies had something in common that day: a shared love for Nigeria, and a desperate hope for the team to play well. America is kinda the only place where even sports becomes problematic; when this current regime (yes regime) thinks that the "sons of bitches" playing ball have no right to protest injustice. Shout out to Colin Kaepernick for having strong principles and sticking with them even when it cost him millions.

Forever mood hahaha. I love this. Everything about it. I am black. And I am proud. 

Hair. Black hair was and will always be political. So wear it as you like, but kill the idea that the straighter or curler hair is, the better. Kinky, nappy, coily hair is fabulous. I know this because, duh I have it. Black magic.

Decades later, colorism is still a problem. If you think only light skinned people are beautiful; or that lighter skinned folks are the more beautiful or *ahem* cuter ones; if you bleach; or if you denigrate darker skinned people, you're part of the problem. 

Well, that's it for today. I just loved seeing all of that and felt like I needed to share for people to see, you know. 



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