Hi, I'm Turquoise
18, hiphop loving college student with a fro.
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Good morning

Good morning

blackfashion:

Model Lola in PASTORALE photographed by Andrey Yakovlev.
Art director: Lili Aleeva
Collection: Elen Om

real-hiphophead:

Kanye West (pre-fame), Pharoahe Monch and Capone.
Circa 2002

real-hiphophead:

Kanye West (pre-fame), Pharoahe Monch and Capone.

Circa 2002

heybonita:

mangoestho:

somethingratchet:

Marvin Gaye I want you (single)

"i want you, the right way. i want you. but i want you to want me too…just like i want you…"

i cannot not listen to/ reblog this song.

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Fact: 5.3 million African American men are denied the right to vote based on a past felony conviction.

That means more than 13% (39 mil) of the general African American population and 28% of the male African American population (18.5 mil) are prohibited from voting.

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"It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others’ company."
"Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind."
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar   (via anditslove)
astrangewaydown:

K K Hebbar, 1942

astrangewaydown:

K K Hebbar, 1942

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Why would people invent race? Race was created in America in the late 1600s in order to preserve the land and power of the wealthy. Rich planters in Virginia feared what might happen if indigenous tribes, slaves, and indentured servants united and overthrew them. So, they cut a deal with the poor English colonists. The planters gave the English poor certain rights and privileges denied to all persons of African and Native American descent: the right to never be enslaved, to free speech and assembly, to move about without a pass, to marry without upper-class permission, to change jobs, to acquire property, and to bear arms. In exchange, the English poor agreed to respect the property of the rich, help them seize indigenous lands, and enforce slavery.

This cross-class alliance between the rich and the English poor came to be known as the “white race.” By accepting preferential treatment in an economic system that exploited their labor, too, the white working class tied their wagon to the elite rather than the rest of humanity. This devil’s bargain has undermined freedom and democracy in the U.S. ever since.

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Joel Olson (via whitedenial-ontrial)

Reblog if you’re a Black Girl with Natural Hair!

time-to-be-natural:

I just want to know how many of us there are!

misterand:

D’Angelo

misterand:

D’Angelo

"Hip-Hop was there when nobody else cared"
Pep Love, “Hip Hop My Friend” (via rhymez)