Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:
Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.
Way to go, humanity.
what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it
I may be too introverted for dating. I really really really REALLY like this guy; he’s hella cool and really interesting (and really cute) but every time I try to engage in spoken conversation I sound like the most uneducated person alive.
*Us talking about music*
Him: Who’s your favorite artist?
Me: *in my head* J. Cole because he gets me. He’s from the hood but, he’s not a rat. He’s had to struggle with inner demons and fight external forces that, under normal circumstances, would break a person. I particularly love when he talks about the conflict he felt when asking his then girlfriend to get an abortion and how the painful choice to prevent the birth of a child is better than the convenient choice to raise a child in the same circumstances that cause you pain. That was me my summer of junior year. His song “Dollar and A Dream” marks the first time I have ever felt the resonance of a kindred spirit; he knows everything that I fight for, he knows who I am fighting to be, and he knows how it feels to be too drained to fall asleep because the responsibility of breaking the cycle nestles like an elephant on your shoulders. He knows that the only thing more painful than continuing to fight is being a statistic.
*what actually came out* I like J Cole cause like he’s um pretty dope.
Alright, listen up guys Imma learn you a thing.I’ve noticed a trend here on tumblr, and I don’t like it one bit. Time and time again, I’ve seen pictures and captions like this:"look, a real woman! I wish I was born back then, beauty standard were so much better, a…
We’ve Been In ‘The Era Of The Booty’ For A Long Time
“An article that discusses “The Era of the Big Booty,” currying praise and high regard for curves — while erasing the culture that originally brought them to the mainstream — feels like someone saying only these kinds of bodies can receive this kind of praise. America rewards beauty heavily with privilege, promotions and favor. To shut out black women from being able to lay claim to their own features is cruel. To mention Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, and not even once mention the other “big booties” on stage with her? Hazard a guess as to why.” — Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall on how the history of the full figure far predates J.Lo.