There is one thing that truly fills me with rage; when people refer to Amy Winehouse as “a train wreck”, “A bad role model” or worse “just a junkie”.
Yes, she was eccentric, she was bold, she used drugs, she was open about her eating disorders and her behavior was boozy, messy and chaotic. She was damn rock star. She walked about in blood-soaked ballet flats, her beehive held high.
From Jagger, to Jimmi Hendrix, to Kurt Cobain, to Iggy Pop, to Lou Reed, male stars have used drugs, turned up on-stage drunk or high, got into fights, trashed hotel rooms, had ill-considered, public love-affairs, and made a great deal of chaos. Yet rarely has a female rock star indulged in this trend of chaotic living, 'messiness' of this sort has routinely spelt career death for any starlet!
She was intelligent, self aware and a non conformist. She belted out her poetic lyrics with the strength and passion of a woman five times her size. Her lyrics were raw, honest and compelling. 'Rehab' ends with a confession that brings an unexpected, raw emotion to anyone who's ever tried to self-medicate for depression:
They said, I just think you’re depressed
I said, yeah, baby, and the rest…
It’s not just my pride
It’s just till these tears have dried.
She was emotionally anarchic, self-destructive and an unashamed. She had personal demons and issues and she was open, honest and public about them.
Thinking any less of her because of her struggles, is simply an appalling disservice to not only Winehouse, but anyone who has lived/lives with addiction or mental health issues.
Recorded on Jay-Z’s iPhone. No amped mic, no reverb. JUST Bey.
She sang that song. Will reblog this every time
I sure will Bey anytime
How they only date white guys and why they love white guys so much.
You know how many black men (celebs most importantly because of their influence on our generation) publicly announce that they only date white women or have this “IF SHE AINT FOREIGN SHE BORING” mentality so I dont blame some sistas for making the decision to only go for white boys if they feel their treated better and genuinely wanted by them.
There are a lot of black men with black women in Hollywood, but for some reason every one seems to focus on the ones that don’t.
Everyone seems to be focusing on the exceptions and not the rule, and I cannot fathom why.
This petition is to get the Delaware Supreme Court to fire Judge Jan Jurden for letting a confessed CHILD RAPIST Robert H. Richards IV avoid prison. She instead sentenced him to eight years in prison but suspended the sentence in lieu of probation.
She cited that he would have too hard a time in prison. Boo hoo. This heir of the DuPont family admitted to raping his own THREE-YEAR-OLD daughter. Let Delaware know that we don’t condone two justice systems—one for rich child rapists and one for the rest of us.
Imagine if your follower count turned into money
why would i want to be homeless
i keep thinking about my future
Exquisite beauty. Ms Trinidad & Tobago 2010 La Toya Woods
hella fine girls be goin to the military on IG and i be prayin they dont get hit wit the yoppa
I don’t know why I laughed smh lol
And this is why God didn’t give me rhythm. I’d be in Atlanta on a pole right now.
But It’s Not a Matter of Deserving (#53: January 11, 2014)
I hate partying when I’m not at least a little drunk because I’m too awkward to have funUpdate: I danced to Back That Ass Up by Juvenile because it’s my favorite song
So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military.
“More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.”
There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here.
Boost please! This shit is garbage!
I wish I could pretend to be surprised by this, but we already know that the military specifically targets black women.
But I thought it was just hair and we were all equal…also I peeped the white girl with “cornrows” and I am not amused….
people who randomly decide to compliment you are so important