Peace & Serendipity

Film/Creative Director
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"Is it me or can it be I am a little too friendly?
Cause I supply creativity
Only to make an enemy
Which results in an unfortunate destiny
They dog me out Then be next to me
Just cause Im what others choose to ENVY."
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez





Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.


Dark shit is indeed going down.
Watch what you eat (Monsanto); Stay woke!

#OnTheRun #Philly #Beyonce #JayZ


Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long  years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

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A Bronx Tale

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Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.

Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.

That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.

In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)

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They’re like, 12
The correct way to refer to anyone younger than you (via guy)

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Make sure you send us a picture of you rocking your Quarter Century shirts! We will feature you on our site! @qcwebseries

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
 Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

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The stats in my tweets above on HBCUs came from the article Historically Black Colleges In Financial Fight For Their Future on AlJazeera America. There’s a lot of complex issues involved and the article presented some. While it presented the problem of White supremacy, racism, and capitalism as major foes for HBCUs, it still seemed to suggest that removing fraudulent people at some of the schools and better marketing would fix it all. That’s an issue, where systemic inequality is recognized (and it is surprising that it even was in this post; I was expecting hard core individualized victim blaming) but the solutions provided are individualistic and “free market” related, instead of critical solutions. 

These stats matter. Obviously HBCUs aren’t just culturally and socially rich places within Black culture and larger American culture; they’re producing. And when comparing HBCUs to PWIs, people refer to PWIs as “respectable institutions” which makes me cackle; I attended them. There’s nothing respectable there beyond what advantages they have because of White supremacist capitalist patriarchy, although PWIs do have Black students too, not just HBCUs, and the former can’t be ignored either.

It’s also interesting how every HBCU is regularly measured to Ivy league schools yet non-Ivy tier 1, lower tier state schools, private schools and for-profit schools that are PWIs are not. (And I don’t mean the ranking system via U.S. News Education etc. that ranks all schools; I mean socially and contextually.) The usual standard that to be Black and exist requires meeting standards even most other Whites don’t have to meet remains. 

And I know the history of many of the schools, that wealthy Whites started many of them, so I really do not need the derailment here by Whites. And I know many Whites hate these institutions and will do ahistorical false equalization that measures up to "well why isn’t there a White Entertainment Television channel?" which ignores the role of Whiteness and the scope of White supremacy in our society, which fosters inequality. 

I wish the best for HBCUs . Obviously they are not perfect. There’s social issues that impact some of them from hair politics/the politics of respectability, to colourism, to paternalism (which are all outgrowths of reaction to White supremacy and racism) regarding rules for students and other issues that also affect PWIs. Even so, to ever see them completely gone one day would be unfortunate and painful for many people.

(See the article, but yeah, the Ty Couey person I quoted is the president of the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Associations.)

-* Does praise dance *

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we live in a world where the pizza arrives faster than the police

Well the pizza driver faces consequences when their job isn’t done right.


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Natural ladies, have you heard about this?

CWK Straight Plates-Straighten Hair Without Heat

The CWK Straight Plates are a patent pending tool that straightens hair without the need for heat. This tool is designed for the curly, wavy and kinky haired girls around the world. Many women have experienced damage to hair by constantly applying heat and harsh chemicals. This tool is what we all have been looking for! It is very user friendly, light weight and functional. This product should be an additional tool in every CWK girl toolbox.

LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!!!!!

This is really cool


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Let’s talk about hair goals. How long I got? Probably 10 years -_- @justsza #HairCrush #HairGoals #TDE








The only not tall and skinny person featured on the site lately is Mindy

Well then FUCK MIU MIU



Mindy is lookin so good!

Fashion designers are full of shit. Full of shit

I’d say we boycott Miu Miu but you can’t boycott shit you can’t afford to purchase. 

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