This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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So very true! Im sure he meant Black people in general, not just Africans Quote from The Book of Negroes.

Natural Hair FTW!

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou

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God will never give you something somebody else is supposed to have. So your jealousy and envy and insecurities about somebody else’s blessings, shouldn’t be ..because it ain’t yours
Tyrese - Walk (A Poem For My Fans)

naturallycoco:

Neo Soul art by unknown artist

naturallycoco:

Neo Soul art by unknown artist

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I love this ALBUM! <3

We, the people, have the power to be the change we want to see in the world.

We, the people, have the power to be the change we want to see in the world.

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"A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek Him in order to find her.”

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One of my favorite movies :)

One of my favorite movies :)

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mroraekwe:

Fela Kuti 

mroraekwe:

Fela Kuti 

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Thikr in Senegal

Thikr in Senegal

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Rest In Peace, dear Whitney :)