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breakingnews:

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Follow more entertainment news at Breaking News
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com

breakingnews:

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person

TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”

Follow more entertainment news at Breaking News

Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com

sourcedumal:


"I have gotten so many letters from girls and boys who were so excited and proud to see a Black woman performing one of their favorite characters, “Elphaba”, in the musical Wicked. I was in Wicked for nearly 2 and a half years and I learned so much during that time.. .it wasn’t always easy and I was so busy in my own experience of working at the Gershwin theatre that I didn’t truly imagine so many kids would be inspired. 
"Oh, but the letters flew in, the artwork the fan sites, all the love that said "We’re so proud of you!" and "We can do it too!" I found out over the years that these things have meant alot to young people of color. "
- Actress Saycon Sengbloh, on being the first black ”Elphaba” in Wicked on Broadway.

YES

sourcedumal:

"I have gotten so many letters from girls and boys who were so excited and proud to see a Black woman performing one of their favorite characters, “Elphaba”, in the musical Wicked. I was in Wicked for nearly 2 and a half years and I learned so much during that time.. .it wasn’t always easy and I was so busy in my own experience of working at the Gershwin theatre that I didn’t truly imagine so many kids would be inspired.

"Oh, but the letters flew in, the artwork the fan sites, all the love that said "We’re so proud of you!" and "We can do it too!" I found out over the years that these things have meant alot to young people of color. "

- Actress Saycon Sengbloh, on being the first black ”Elphaba” in Wicked on Broadway.

YES

The coldest heart you’ve ever felt. The coldest hands you’ve ever held.

nprmusic:

A new album by R&B’s resident provocateur Kelis is proof she can’t be molded to fit inside one genre.
Stream Food from NPR Music’s First Listen.
Join us for a live Twitter chat using the hashtag #AskKelisNPR, starting today at 4 p.m. ET, with https://twitter.com/nprandb.

nprmusic:

A new album by R&B’s resident provocateur Kelis is proof she can’t be molded to fit inside one genre.

Stream Food from NPR Music’s First Listen.

Join us for a live Twitter chat using the hashtag #AskKelisNPR, starting today at 4 p.m. ET, with https://twitter.com/nprandb.

'What is 'Wanderlustful'? Discover the definition through UK-residing Writer/Poet LD Henriquez's new video. With multi-lingual, melodic odes to exploration, stunning visuals (By WOC from New York: Natalie Del Villar, Shelley Harte and Mia Monee) and a message that celebrates expression, ‘Wanderlustful’ is utopia laced in lyricism for Art, Culture, Film and Poetry enthusiasts.

Laura Mvula//Green Garden

Today, #StandwithMonicaJones against the harassment and criminalization of sex workers and trans women of color

loriadorable:

An overview of Monica’s case

An interview with her

More on Project ROSE

whyididntreport:

ethiopienne:

hey y’all, please consider participating anonymously or otherwise. there are so many complex reasons victims/survivors do not report, and i want to help create space for us to feel empowered in sharing them.

you can submit anonymously here (anon asks are on) or using your twitter handle through the hashtag <3

i won’t be posting anything submitted via tumblr in the hashtag until monday 4/14 at 7pm, but you’re welcome to begin submitting now. i’ve already seen a few that are breaking my heart. you are all powerful beyond measure.

another quick clarification: tumblr’s submit option for non-users asks for a name and email address but you can give fakes for both of those—and either way i would never share them.

winefinedarkchicks:

R.I.P. Karyn Washington
Creator of ForBrownGirls and the DarkSkinRedLipProject

We’re sad to hear that a beautiful spirit and role model has departed. WFDC sends out its condolences. We’re overjoyed by the multitude of women that Karyn was able to uplift and inspire.

You will be missed.

"You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be‚ and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive."
Beyonce, Out Magazine (via trillwavefeminism)

'Twice' (Little Dragon Cover) - Lianne La Havas 

The brand Aschobi is the first real fashion brand from Sierra Leone and stands for portable and affordable fashion. In the words of the 25 year old designer, Adama Kai: “As Ralph Lauren stands for America, Chanel for France and Versace for Italy, I want Aschobi to put Sierra Leone on the fashion map.