trishl0l: s-fit-c: blackinkgoldskin: Preview from today’s shoot with @wildgeniuschild . His work is amazing. Can’t wait till next shoot. That V and them hips is killin me to no end. ^ RIGHT
Anonymous asked: So, since Egyptians live in Africa, would it be out of place to make posts about them since they are not seen as "black", to most people?
That’s semantics really. Obviously not all Americans are Black, just like not all Egyptians are Black. Egypt has been a melting pot for thousands of years. The Black population is a minority but still alive and well in Egypt.
awfully-distracted asked: Idk what that last anon was talking about. This is one of the few blogs dedicated to black culture/POC that actually showcase a lot of dark skinned black women. I'm dark skinned myself and I constantly check for that. I side-eye the hell out of blogs who only post high-yellow girls with long and/or loosely curled hair. I didn't sense any problem with this one. Also they need to stop with that "dark skinned women are more connected to the motherland" shit. Just spewing nonsense. Get outta here.
I appreciate that. I am always open to constructive criticism. I’m not perfect and learning myself, if something is honestly under represented or mis represented, i will work to correct it. This blog is all inclusive of the African diaspora not exclusive. I hope that it can show the variety, richness and beauty of the Blackness spectrum.
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Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of legendary human rights leader, El Hajj Malik el Shabazz, (Malcolm X), has died today, reports the Amsterdam News. He was thrown off of a building during a robbery in Mexico, and, according to conflicting reports, he was shot.
what you said was: "i don't respect women who don't respect themselves"
what you meant was: "i and society as a whole hold women up to ridiculous respectability standards directly relating to the "purity" of said women while hypersexualizing them at the same time and if you are a woman and don't fit my awkward monolith of criteria then i refuse to acknowledge your humanity"
what i heard was: "hi i'm a misogynist piece of shit, please punch me in my face"
Anonymous asked: Why are there hardly any dark-skinned women on your blog? Seems like the majority of the sistah's on this blog are light-skinned with frizzy hair (real or bought). Dark-skinned women have closer ties to the Motherland are therefore SIGNIFICANT to black culture! Those light-skinned sistahs have their roots in BEAUTIFUL DARK-SKINNED AFRICAN sistahs who were systemically raped and exploited by their white slave masters. Please diversify your collection for a FULL representation of black culture.
There are a lot of dark skinned women featured on the blog. Unfortunately, I do no share your same views. I have one cousin who is light skinned and her sister is dark skinned. Does her dark skinned sister have closer ties to the Motherland and therefore more Black than her sister? No.
This blog promotes unity, not division. And certainly not a view that light skinned brothas and sistas are less Black or African, than our dark brothas and sistas.