Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via observando)

When it is but it aint


Some of us love badly. Sometimes the love is the type of love that implodes. Folds in on itself. Eats its insides. Turns wine to poison. Behaves poorly in restaurants. Drinks. Kisses other people. Comes back to your bed at 4am smelling like everything outside. Asks about your ex. Is jealous of your ex. Thinks everyone a rival. Some of us love others badly, love ourselves worse. Some of us love horrid, love beastly. Love sick love anti light. Sometimes the love can’t go home at night, can’t sleep with itself cannot contain itself, catches fire, destroys the belly, strips buildings, goes missing. Punches. Smashes heirlooms. Tells lies. The best lies. Fucks around. Writes poems, impresses people. Chases lovers into corners. Leaves them longing. Sea sick. Says yes. Means anything but. Tricks the body. Kills the body. Dances wild and walks away, smiling.


Yrsa Daley-Ward (via yrsadaleyward)

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

worldofthecutestcuties:

Put my son to sleep in his new onesie, woke up to a bear raiding my drawers.

blackfashion:

Roland, 20, MD.

IG: @raat_fashion

dynastylnoire:

kiss-me-on-myneck:

lati-negros:

digableplanet:

#REPOST #DMV #MISSING #SignalBoost

Signal Boost!!

Ugh but that drunk girl from Charlottesville is still all over the news.

boooooooooooooooooooooost

gofro:

gofro.tumblr.com
youtube.com/user/itsagoonthefro


neguswemadeit:

theunionniu:

On March 19th, 2014, African American student organizations united dressed in all black for what was called “Black Out Day”. Black Out Day symbolized black unity across the campus of Northern Illinois University. The black clothing was not only a symbol of unity, but also represented the movements of the 1960’s and the people that paved the way for us all. “Black Out Day” not only brought together the Black community on the campus of a Predominately White Institution, but reminded the students of African decent we are ONE.

i thought we was wearing all black.

filthygood:

purr

I wanna be that cute


securelyinsecure:

Happy Birthday, Jessica Williams!

Jessica joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2012 at the tender age of 22, making her the show’s youngest cast member ever as well as its first black female correspondent.

“It’s impossible to be perfect, and you won’t do a good job if you’re too focused on proving yourself to others. Instead, I try to envision myself succeeding in whatever I’m doing.”

(Source: sourire-ala-vie)

darvinasafo:

Powerful.

whoaitsjasmine:

belizeangypsy:

So in love with EARTHA

Queen

(Source: tele-visiva)


andshegotthegirl:

theblacksophisticate:

liftedmike:

thesinwhisperer:

imsoshive:

wzrdkelley:

youngblackandvegan:

my people are just so fly

I

I need the rest of this

He hit that so effortlessly lol

Yesss

SLAYED.

My dude in the purple gotta be a kin of young boy. He too hype!

(Source: vinebox)


devoutfashion:

Model: Adhiel

Photography. Emmanuel Giraud