I been feeling real up and down all week…. For more reasons then one but I’m feeling real good today…. As I got dressed today I was reflecting on my week and conversations I have had…… All this to say I am certainly having a little quarter life crisis about turning 25 and aging past my older sister may she rest in peace. But yesterday one my clients who I have been styling for years really reminded me how far I have come. Last night after the Tun up I reviewed my 2014 goals only to realize I have surpassed the ones set out, accomplished more and made new ones. I also spent yesterday with one of the few ppl I have known my whole Canadian life and she also reminded me of this. Many ppl come in and out of my life. Some by choice, others by circumstances of life, and may those who have passed rest in peace….. But I’m thankful for moments like today and yesterday where the universe sends me affirmation that I’m doing okay and #imresilientasfuck ….. I’ve come to far and overcome too much to be sleeping on my self. So today I’m proud of me and I shall enjoy #familyfunday cuz I’m #blessed on this fine Sunday. Peace and love boo. 😘✌️
Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage not weakness.
"The bias against black hair is as old as America itself. In the 18th century, British colonists classified African hair as closer to sheep wool than human hair. Enslaved and free blacks who had less kinky, more European-textured hair and lighter skin — often a result of plantation rape — received better treatment than those with more typically African features.
After Emancipation, straight hair continued to be the required look for access to social and professional opportunities. Most black people internalized the idea that their natural hair was unacceptable, and by the early 20th century wore it in straightened styles often achieved with dangerous chemical processes or hot combs, or they wore wigs.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that the Black Power movement declared that “black is beautiful” — and not least unstraightened natural black hair. Soon the Afro became a popular style, first at protests and political rallies and eventually on celebrities from Pam Grier to Michael Jackson.”
I am thoroughly angered that we are still fighting for our humanity. We must all be involved in this fight.
Here are the facts: Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in North Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed there with her, playing on a laptop that Harrell had scrounged up the money to purchase. (McDonald’s has free WiFi.) Sadly, the Harrell home was robbed and the laptop stolen, so the girl asked her mother if she could be dropped off at the park to play instead.
Harrell said yes. She gave her daughter a cell phone. The girl went to the park—a place so popular that at any given time there are about 40 kids frolicking—two days in a row. There were swings, a “splash pad,” and shade. On her third day at the park, an adult asked the girl where her mother was. At work, the daughter replied.
The shocked adult called the cops. Authorities declared the girl “abandoned” and proceeded to arrest the mother.
The war on working class Black women in the U.S. continues apace. This time, a mother of a 9-year old child is arrested and jailed for the “crime” of dropping her daughter off at the park to play with other children while she had to go to work at a minimum wage job at McDonald’s (which fittingly happens to be located inside a WalMart).
Now the woman’s poor child is in the hands of the South Carolina state authorities [a state which STILL proudly flies the Confederate Flag at its Capitol building].
The irony is that the justification employed by state officials is that the mother put the child at risk by leaving her in the park where some random strangers might have just come along and kidnapped her child. As it turns out, that is exactly what happened, but the kidnappers were the police! They came along and snatched this woman’s child and now she risks losing her daughter forever!
No justice, no peace
Do you know how many times my ass stayed at the park or library after school till my mom got off work? This is bullshit pure and simple.
Edit: AND I AIN’T EVEN GET A CELLPHONE!