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Sep 19, 2014 / 1 note

Lessons to Teach My Carefree Black Girl Before She Learns Shame

The Lessons I Will Teach My Little Black Girl Before She Learns Shame | #CarefreeBlackGirl

The other night, I watched my daughter be free. She splashed in the water like a little duckling, feet kicking blithely. Before I could stop her, she dunked the back of her plaited head into her bubble bath and grinned up at me. I groaned. She was completely unbothered that her hair was now wet. Then I smiled back at her, because she is a little Black girl who is completely unbothered that her…

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Sep 16, 2014

Here Are All the Reasons I Should Leave Atlanta

"I Can’t Nae Nae" and Other Excellent Reasons I Should Leave Atlanta

If you didn’t know, my family has been contemplating a move from Atlanta, our home of 7 years. That decision is still painfully up-in-the-air pending a lot of factors that are beyond my control (Jesus, give me STRENGF and patience). But that doesn’t stop me from listing pros and cons for a move away from the A. It keeps me from going all the way turnt up crazy.

Atlanta produces two predictable,…

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Reminders always needed: Reading is fundamental. #read #decatur (sign in front of Little Shop of Stories)
Sep 12, 2014

Reminders always needed: Reading is fundamental. #read #decatur (sign in front of Little Shop of Stories)

Me and my mommy, circa 1983. Ma says they used to call me “Seymour” because they could “see more barrettes than hair.” Soo foul! lol #fbf
Sep 12, 2014

Me and my mommy, circa 1983. Ma says they used to call me “Seymour” because they could “see more barrettes than hair.” Soo foul! lol #fbf

Sep 12, 2014 / 1 note

5 Things I Hate About Having Natural Hair

5 Things I Hate About Having Natural Hair

Let me get all my disclaimers out now: I love natural hair: both yours and mine. I am D. Tafakari, of the House Bonner, First of Her Name, Protector of the Realm of Nappy Kitchens, Stealth Ninja of Weak Edges, OG Pumper of Black Power Fist Picks, and a Level 2 Carefree Black Girl.

And I get tired of my fabulous fro.

The downside of the natural hair movement is that it leaves little room amid the…

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Sep 10, 2014

3 Stories of Women Who Taught Me About Domestic Violence

No Judgment for Janay: Three Stories of Women Who Taught Me About Domestic Violence | #domesticviolence

Monday dawned with the caw of a carrion bird over a rotten situation. I watched the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punch his then-fiancee Janay during an altercation and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The conversations I’ve had over the past two days about domestic violence have sought to understand and to educate, to seek answers.

Why do battered men and women stay with their…

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Sep 7, 2014 / 1,289 notes

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Sep 7, 2014 / 7 notes

An hour before the game we find out what we already knew.

brownglucose:

everythingsgonnabeundone:

brownglucose:

Cam isn’t starting. Derek Anderson will line up this afternoon.

If we can get the run game going it won’t matter, I think. I just don’t see McCown and the Tampa offense being able to do anything against our defense. Control the clock and let our defense eat. 

I love you so much! YASSS! LET OUR DEFENSE EATTTTTT!!!!

May the best okay NFC South team win lol

Sep 3, 2014 / 1 note

Living My Life Like It’s Golden in the Golden State

Living My Life Like It’s Golden in the Golden State #blacklove

Last Sunday evening, I set foot in San Francisco (SF), California for the very first time to celebrate five years of marriage to Mr. Right. The sunset looked painted into the sky by numbers: 1. a Heisenberg blue Walter White could be proud of; 2. the faint rosé blush of a sweet California wine; 3. a lingering Midas touch of gold from the setting sun. No matter what else caught my eye during the…

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