Altered State of Being

I am....more than I was yesterday but less than I want to be for tomorrow. I find life tedious, amazing, astounding, exasperating, contradictory, heartbreaking, and so very beautiful. I want to devour it and make it everything I've ever dreamed because as far as we know we only get one...

Ivy Taylor becomes the first African American mayor of San Antonio



Congratulations to Ivy Taylor, who was elected this week and made history as the first ever African American mayor of San Antonio, Texas! On Tuesday Taylor announced her plans to improve the city, and said, “I’ve always been committed to working with everyone in our community, even though we may not always agree on every issue.” 

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CultureSOUL: *Vintage* African Americans - The Inkwell, Santa Monica, CA – 1920s-1940s

From Vintage Everyday &

“During the early 20th century, a section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society…. The derogatory term “The Inkwell” was used by nearby Anglos in reference to the skin color of the beach-goers. Such names existed for other beaches across the U.S. as well.  Nonetheless, African Americans in Southern California, like their counterparts elsewhere, transformed the hateful moniker into a badge of pride.”

There was an “Inkwell” area of Martha’s Vineyard on the east coast also. Today, many affluent AAs still summer there including the Obamas who are scheduled to vacation on the Vineyard next month. More info on Santa Monica’s Inkwell here and here.

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Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashād
(1st salute to Black Sisterhood!)

Born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948 (Ageless at 65 years)
Born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 (Forever young at age 64)

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Hair Good. Day Good.

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Nedra Phillips wearing Tia Lyn @ The Annual Full Figured Fashion Week NYC 2014

shes looks so gooooodd

Yessss girl💁

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"Single Ladies" - On The Run Tour

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our friendship level is not ready for that

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"I don’t care about losing people who don’t wanna be in my life anymore. I’ve lost people who meant the world to me and I’m still doing just fine."

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