Mecca, 23, (U.S east coast). Welcome to my personal blog! I post things related to anthropology, film, Afros, bass,philosophy,grunge, peace studies, culture, music, nature,space, science and all things humans do that I think are awesome on this here planet earth!

 

If you don’t end up smiling while you are kissing someone, you are probably kissing the wrong person.

Things I wish I’d learned a long time ago (via insanity-and-vanity)

(Source: lil-plant-princess)

when i was a kid,
i hated my hair.
bussed
to a predominantly
non-black school,
i learned
the popular image
of beauty
by observation.
and it looked
nothing like me.

so the first chance
my mom allowed,
i rushed
to the beauty shop
to “fix it,”
not knowing
i was never broken.
and i lyed
all my truth out,
wanting the mirror
looking at me
to say
“pretty.”

so when you see
a natural woman
walking
down the street,
thank her.
cause like the leaders
of the great movement,
she’s lighting the way
for All freedom.
she’s a warrior
in the new
love-olution
saying
“bless you and your
prescription
for beauty.
but.
i’m rockin my own.

and please,
don’t_touch_my_hair!”

"rebel with a curl" @lovenappily (malaika @spiritgrind)

dorkly:

Super Mario Kombat

Who’s the ideal person to be saving everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom? Is it the pudgy, middle-aged plumber? Or is it the shape-shifting Outworld sorceror Shang Tsung?

The answer should be pretty obvious.

zackisontumblr:

i have 3 moods:

  • skips every song on my ipod
  • lets the music play without interruption
  • plays the same song on repeat for days

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Unknown (via psych-facts)

A black child with a transparent rib cage, huge head, bloated stomach, protruding eyes, and twigs as arms and legs was the favourite poster of the large British charitable operation known as Oxfam. Oxfam called upon the people of Europe to save starving African and Asian children… and never bothered their consciences by telling them that capitalism and colonialism created the starvation, suffering and misery in the first place.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney (via bitterarab)

Oldschool jungle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What is  cultural appropriation? What is Drum n’ Bass?  It has its origins with some Duke Ellington, and some reggae, and breakbeat. Techno and dubstep precursors. This is just a wiki starter to wet your inquisitive appetite,  do your own research obviously. While your at it, look up “Rocksteady”, “Mods”, “Ska”, “Skinheads”. “Junglists” and “Rudeboys”.  West Indies influences and origins. 

A great Oldskool Jungle artist for your ears

femme-queen:

themerrymisnomer:

dynastylnoire:

sistabigtheoriginalpoet:

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog (x)

The original FUCK Elvis!

You heard it right. Elvis stole the song from her and got all the credit.

White artists stealing black art and  sterilizing it for white audiences is nothing new. 

….

AND BIG MAMA’S VERSION IS SO MUCH BETTER

(Source: fallsonamemory)