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Jul 9
words-of-emotion:

Good Vibes HERE

words-of-emotion:

Good Vibes HERE

Jul 8

(Source: weza)

Jul 8

(Source: sizvideos)

Jul 8

thesunatmidnight2:

Colin Quashie

Jul 8

designbydiaspora:

tryllvester:

eatmeallnight:

badblackking:

tsunamiwavesurfing:

i have no qualms about pullin a gun on this lil nigga, he fight like he grown

No sandbox is safe when he come thru.

This little boy would fuck a nigga up

Damn

I don’t know his name but we all will one day

Jul 8
run-rhianna-run:

When I first started University I was so excited to start being more independent! Had absolutely everything planned out! Until I got there and had to do my first food shop.
But, what should I buy?!
If you’re the same, or if you just want some advice on what your fridge should be stocked with to ensure you stay away from the notorious ready meal then read ahead! I’ve tried to keep it as clean/healthy as possible but it’s totally adaptable to whatever you want/need :)
Fruit and veggies:
Bananas 
Berries (frozen berries are cheaper than fresh!)
Apples
Lemons (great as condiments or sliced up in hot water, too)
Mangos
Pineapple
Grapes (Try freezing them as a summer snack, too!)
Avocado
Onions (I always have onions in my cupboard!)
Tomatoes
Spinach
Broccoli
Lettuce
Carrots
Mushrooms
Basically any fruit or veg you like that’s in season! Click here for a great info sheet about when food is in what season!
Protein
Chicken/turkey
Eggs
Salmon
Tuna
Cottage Cheese
Veggie/vegan protein
Tempeh
Tofu
Nuts and nut butters
Seeds
Beans
Quinoa
Lentils
Almond Milk
Grains and ‘good carbs’
Porridge/oats
Quinoa
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Brown rice
Wild rice
Sweet potato
Any bread you want, make sure it’s brown/wholemeal at least. Ezekiel bread is also great
Fats and oils
Almonds
Sunflower seeds
All natural nut butters (no sugar and no added salt)
Coconut oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Flax seeds
Chia seeds
Dairy and non-dairy alternatives
(If you eat dairy, obviously)
Greek yoghurt
Semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
Cottage cheese
Organic yoghurt
Almond milk
Soy milk
Oat milk
Rice milk
Legumes
Edamame
Black beans
Chick peas
Lentils
Peanuts/peanut butter (yep, peanuts are technically a legume!)
Condiments and seasonings
Salsa
Tabasco sauce
Low salt soy sauce
Hummus
Raw honey
Stevia
Apple cider vinegar
Mixed dried herbs
Freeze-dried basil
Lazy garlic
Paprika
Other necessities
Tea/coffee
Flour (any type you like)
Butter/spread
Ketchup
Canned beans
Canned tomatoes
Oxo cubes
Canned sweetcorn
Other general tips about shopping
Keep an extra loaf of bread in the freezer just in case
Keep a spare pint of milk in the freezer just in case
Start a weekly food planner to make sure you’re eating healthily and saving money on your food shop
If you’re having leftovers, it’s best not to re-heat pork, bacon or shellfish
If you’re not vegan/veggie, buy a whole chicken and cook it. You can use the meat for several meals such as sandwiches, curries, risottos, baked potatoes, salads etc.
Click here for a bunch of posts dedicated to help you with your shopping lists!
Part of my Student Survival Guide
[image source]

run-rhianna-run:

When I first started University I was so excited to start being more independent! Had absolutely everything planned out! Until I got there and had to do my first food shop.

But, what should I buy?!

If you’re the same, or if you just want some advice on what your fridge should be stocked with to ensure you stay away from the notorious ready meal then read ahead! I’ve tried to keep it as clean/healthy as possible but it’s totally adaptable to whatever you want/need :)

Fruit and veggies:

  • Bananas 
  • Berries (frozen berries are cheaper than fresh!)
  • Apples
  • Lemons (great as condiments or sliced up in hot water, too)
  • Mangos
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes (Try freezing them as a summer snack, too!)
  • Avocado
  • Onions (I always have onions in my cupboard!)
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms

Basically any fruit or veg you like that’s in season! Click here for a great info sheet about when food is in what season!

Protein

  • Chicken/turkey
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Cottage Cheese

Veggie/vegan protein

  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Almond Milk

Grains and ‘good carbs’

  • Porridge/oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Sweet potato

Any bread you want, make sure it’s brown/wholemeal at least. Ezekiel bread is also great

Fats and oils

  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • All natural nut butters (no sugar and no added salt)
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds

Dairy and non-dairy alternatives

(If you eat dairy, obviously)

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Organic yoghurt
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Oat milk
  • Rice milk

Legumes

  • Edamame
  • Black beans
  • Chick peas
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts/peanut butter (yep, peanuts are technically a legume!)

Condiments and seasonings

  • Salsa
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Low salt soy sauce
  • Hummus
  • Raw honey
  • Stevia
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mixed dried herbs
  • Freeze-dried basil
  • Lazy garlic
  • Paprika

Other necessities

  • Tea/coffee
  • Flour (any type you like)
  • Butter/spread
  • Ketchup
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Oxo cubes
  • Canned sweetcorn

Other general tips about shopping

  • Keep an extra loaf of bread in the freezer just in case
  • Keep a spare pint of milk in the freezer just in case
  • Start a weekly food planner to make sure you’re eating healthily and saving money on your food shop
  • If you’re having leftovers, it’s best not to re-heat pork, bacon or shellfish
  • If you’re not vegan/veggie, buy a whole chicken and cook it. You can use the meat for several meals such as sandwiches, curries, risottos, baked potatoes, salads etc.
  • Click here for a bunch of posts dedicated to help you with your shopping lists!

Part of my Student Survival Guide

[image source]

Jul 8

2damnfeisty:

britskeyy:

the thirst is real for Samira on Instagram

lmaoooo Samira is so cuteee.

she def. don’t want to see what’s real on tumblr.

(Source: frankydagostino)

Jul 8
kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #22
Meet Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, the world’s first official video vixen.
In 1810, when Saartjie Baartman was in her early twenties, she was persuaded by an English ship’s doctor, William Dunlop, to travel to England to make her fortune. However, as a Khoikhoi woman she was considered an anthropological freak in England, and she found herself put on exhibition, displayed as a sexual curiosity. Dubbed “The Hottentot Venus,” her image swept through British popular culture.
In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.
When she died in 1816, the Musee de l’Homme in Paris took a deathcast of her body, removed her skeleton and pickled her brain and genitals in jars. These were displayed in the museum until as late as 1985.
After five years of negotiating with the French authorities for the return of Saartjie Baartman’s remains, the South African government, together with the Griqua National Council which represents the country’s 200 000 Griqua people, part of the Koi-San group, brought Saartjie Baartman back to South Africa. On Friday 3 May 2002, in a moving ceremony attended by many representatives of the Khoikhoi people, Saartjie Baartman was welcomed back to Cape Town. Her final resting place is in the Eastern Cape, where she was born.
With regard to Saartjie Baartman’s name, we are aware that according to her baptism certificate (Saartjie was baptized in England), her name is written Sara Bartmann. In most  writings, she is referred to as Sarah or Saartjie Baartman, where Saartjie is the Afrikaans diminutive of Sarah.
Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was forced to reveal her buttocks and labia to curious Europeans in a human circus, the bodies of Black women have been scrutinized and uniformly judged as lacking and/or sub-human. While our bodies may no longer be on display, the fixation with the buttocks of Black women reveals that the “The Hottentot Venus” stereotype is still very much a part of social discourse.
(see Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais)
Black history month fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.
fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.
Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.
Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.
Fact #17 Africans discovered America
Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.
Fact #15: Africans in Europe
Fact #14: vase Heart symbol
Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia
Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)
Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone
Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone
Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.
Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.
Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.
Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa
Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian.
Fact #4: Origin of Greek language 
Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy
Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt
Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #22

Meet Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, the world’s first official video vixen.

In 1810, when Saartjie Baartman was in her early twenties, she was persuaded by an English ship’s doctor, William Dunlop, to travel to England to make her fortune. However, as a Khoikhoi woman she was considered an anthropological freak in England, and she found herself put on exhibition, displayed as a sexual curiosity. Dubbed “The Hottentot Venus,” her image swept through British popular culture.

In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.

When she died in 1816, the Musee de l’Homme in Paris took a deathcast of her body, removed her skeleton and pickled her brain and genitals in jars. These were displayed in the museum until as late as 1985.

After five years of negotiating with the French authorities for the return of Saartjie Baartman’s remains, the South African government, together with the Griqua National Council which represents the country’s 200 000 Griqua people, part of the Koi-San group, brought Saartjie Baartman back to South Africa. On Friday 3 May 2002, in a moving ceremony attended by many representatives of the Khoikhoi people, Saartjie Baartman was welcomed back to Cape Town. Her final resting place is in the Eastern Cape, where she was born.

With regard to Saartjie Baartman’s name, we are aware that according to her baptism certificate (Saartjie was baptized in England), her name is written Sara Bartmann. In most  writings, she is referred to as Sarah or Saartjie Baartman, where Saartjie is the Afrikaans diminutive of Sarah.

Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was forced to reveal her buttocks and labia to curious Europeans in a human circus, the bodies of Black women have been scrutinized and uniformly judged as lacking and/or sub-human. While our bodies may no longer be on display, the fixation with the buttocks of Black women reveals that the “The Hottentot Venus” stereotype is still very much a part of social discourse.

(see Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais)

Black history month fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.

fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.

Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.

Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.

Fact #17 Africans discovered America

Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.

Fact #15: Africans in Europe

Fact #14: vase Heart symbol

Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia

Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)

Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone

Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone

Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.

Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.

Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.

Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa

Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian.

Fact #4: Origin of Greek language

Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy

Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt

Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

(Source: revolutionary-afrolatino)

Jul 8

howtobeterrell:

next—time:

A Subtlety, The Kara Walker exhibit in honour of all the enslaved workers forced to feed the sweet tooth of America 

Jul 8

"See this girl? Maybe this girl, she put wind in your sails. Maybe she’s your first great one."

- A Bronx Tale