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Shades of delight, cocoa hue.
Rich as the night afro blue.
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"I told her I loved her and that I’d do better and all of the other things men say when they don’t deserve forgiveness. I meant every word, but she shouldn’t have taken me back. You can’t leet somebody like me off so easy. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It’s not like I don’t know I’m doing wrong or like I’m powerless to stop myself. I just do what I’m going to do, despite what it’ll cost me. After, I’m truly sorry. I regret almost everything I’ve ever done, but I don’t suppose that makes any difference."Franklin Shephard, character from The 12 Tribes of Hattie, by author Ayana Mathis (via daughterofzami)Source daughterofzami
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"Their opinion means nothing to me. Who are they to me? What is their sound… their mouths to our words, our emotions, expressions, or experiences? We don’t need validation. I actually want their hands off our work. Our work is a different universe, a requiring of a different set of senses. That which they do not fully understand, is meant for them not to understand, as it is not theirs."Nayyirah Waheed when asked about white critics critiquing black writing; [full interview] (via africaisdonesuffering)Source africaisdonesuffering
Mother to Son
by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps.
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
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