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“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” -Malcolm X


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14 incredible facts about Michelle Obama on her 50th birthday

She’s such an inspiration :-D

Love it!

Love my First Lady…

She’s amazing.

LOVE HER. This reassures me so much.

I adore her so

My shero.

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Jul 21, 2014
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Jul 21, 2014
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I like drinking coffee alone, and reading alone.

I like riding the bus alone, and walking home alone.

It gives me time to think, and set my mind free.

I like eating alone, and listening to music alone.

But when I see a mother with her child;

A girl with her lover;

Or a friend laughing with their best friend;

I realize that even though I like being alone

I don’t fancy being lonely.

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Jul 18, 2014
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important. watch how you talk about the violence in chicago; understand where it really stems from. if you are blaming communities, get the fuck outta here.

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Jul 18, 2014
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Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.

— (107/365)

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Jul 17, 2014
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I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.

— Anonymous (via bl-ossomed)

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Jul 15, 2014
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If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.

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Jul 8, 2014
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Saint Monkey
by Jacinda Townsend
3.79 of 5 star 3.79  ·   rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she ll never get out of Kentucky but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem an offer she can t resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach.Jacinda Townsend s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.”(less)

Hardcover, 350 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by W. W. Norton & Company



ISBN
0393080048 (ISBN13: 9780393080049)





This is my creative writing teacher, y’all. She’s a genius.

Saint Monkey

Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she ll never get out of Kentucky but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem an offer she can t resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach.

Jacinda Townsend s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.”(less)
Hardcover350 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN
0393080048 (ISBN13: 9780393080049)

This is my creative writing teacher, y’all. She’s a genius.

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Jul 7, 2014
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There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.

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Jul 7, 2014
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me in class listening to a white student talk about black issues

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me in class listening to a white student talk about black issues

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