me the life and times of jennell ujima

Educated and intelligent. Creative. Fan of: love, hanging ninnies, buttery bearded brown men, natural living, eclectic fashion, tasty food, POC 😙

"It’s easy to love someone when they’re happy. What’s hard is loving someone when they’re crying on the bathroom floor at 2am because everything came crashing down at once."

Midnight thoughts (sometimes I’m a mess)

I’m sorry you have to see me this way.

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reality-escape-artist   99449 10.01.14
afterstories   8785 10.01.14
fyblackwomenart:


Three times she had prayed to the earth for advice, and three times she was left in the dark. In the fourth moon, she dreamed of a raven flying around her sore womb, a spider crawling up her leg, and the pain of years to come weighing on her back. When Morgana woke up, she prayed no more. 
Ravens meant battle and death, what kind of omen could be more terrible than that?

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fyblackwomenart:

Three times she had prayed to the earth for advice, and three times she was left in the dark. In the fourth moon, she dreamed of a raven flying around her sore womb, a spider crawling up her leg, and the pain of years to come weighing on her back. When Morgana woke up, she prayed no more.

Ravens meant battle and death, what kind of omen could be more terrible than that?


 : : submission : :

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t-funster   845 10.01.14

"I am alive. I am here. I am trying. That is enough."

— words you should recite while having an anxiety attack.  (via jappan)

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bealightinthedark.com   32084 10.01.14
i-need-that-seat:

pseudosoph:

i-need-that-seat:


For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.
(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

Some more info, for people who are interested.

First of all, I can’t believe this has almost 3,000 notes. I’m so glad that people are sharing this - both as a cool design, and also as an important accessibility feature.
Thanks to pseudosoph for linking to additional info (above) regarding weight limits, lift height, and product background — the creator is a wheelchair user himself! Very cool stuff. Keep sharing!


👏

i-need-that-seat:

pseudosoph:

i-need-that-seat:

For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.

(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

Some more info, for people who are interested.

First of all, I can’t believe this has almost 3,000 notes. I’m so glad that people are sharing this - both as a cool design, and also as an important accessibility feature.

Thanks to pseudosoph for linking to additional info (above) regarding weight limits, lift height, and product background — the creator is a wheelchair user himself! Very cool stuff. Keep sharing!

👏

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convertastep.com   9063 10.01.14

me as a mother 

me as a mother 

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you-can-do-it-girl   2452 10.01.14

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versacekardashian   33308 10.01.14
hair2mesmerize:

👏👏👏by @tierraj_ #Hair2mesmerize #naturalhair #healthyhair #teamnatural #washandgo #naturalhairjourney #naturalhairstyles #twa  #blackhairstyles #transitioning #braidout

hair2mesmerize:

👏👏👏by @tierraj_ #Hair2mesmerize #naturalhair #healthyhair #teamnatural #washandgo #naturalhairjourney #naturalhairstyles #twa #blackhairstyles #transitioning #braidout

hair2mesmerize   4 10.01.14
hair2mesmerize:

😻by @supershontina “I pick my friends like I pick my fruit & Ganny told me that when I was only a youth…I don’t go round trying to be what I’m not…I don’t waste my time trying to get what you got… I work at pleasin me cause I can’t please you. GOODMORNING”#Hair2mesmerize #naturalhair #natural #healthyhair #teamnatural #washandgo #naturalhairjourney #naturalhairstyles #twa #ignaturals #blackhairstyles #transitioning #braidout

hair2mesmerize:

😻by @supershontina “I pick my friends like I pick my fruit & Ganny told me that when I was only a youth…I don’t go round trying to be what I’m not…I don’t waste my time trying to get what you got… I work at pleasin me cause I can’t please you. GOODMORNING”#Hair2mesmerize #naturalhair #natural #healthyhair #teamnatural #washandgo #naturalhairjourney #naturalhairstyles #twa #ignaturals #blackhairstyles #transitioning #braidout

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hair2mesmerize   63 10.01.14

hiphopfightsback:

Pulled a fast one on us 8 year-olds,

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living-in-gmajor   308744 10.01.14

dynamicafrica:

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

As the top African producer of coffee, and seventh in the world, Ethiopia has a long-standing relationship with the consumption and use of coffee. Ethiopia is home to coffee arabica, a species of coffee indigenous to the country. Considered to be one of the better tasting coffees, it is believed that coffee arabica was the first coffee plant to cultivated and grown in the southwest of the country. It is said that the first instance of the effects of coffee being noticed came about when Ethiopian shepherds in the 9th observed the reaction of their herds after eating the fruit.

Today, one of the ways that Ethiopians (and Eritreans) continue to demonstrate their love of coffee and their historical relationship with the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil, is through what is known to outsiders as a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony or Buna by Ethiopians. Often, this practice takes place in peoples homes and at Ethiopian restaurants which is where I first experienced a Buna, in Addis Ababa.

Conducted entirely by women, the Buna process involves the roasting, grinding and serving of coffee. Washed coffee beans are roasted in a pan, similar to the process of making popcorn. As the aroma of the coffee begins to fill the air, the preparer takes the roasting coffee and walks around letting the fresh scent of the coffee settle around the room.

Once roasted, the coffee is then put in what is called a Mukecha - a tool used for grinding. Another tool, called a zenezena, is used to crush the coffee in a pistil and mortar fashion. Some places will use modern coffee grinders to save time as it can be a slightly laborious and time-consuming task. After the coffee has been crushed, the fresh coffee powder is put into a jebena, a clay pot. Water is added and the mixture is boiled before being ready to be served in small usually white porcelain cups called cinis.

Each serving round of coffee has a name - the first being Abol, second is Huletegna and the third and final round is called Bereka.

Watch an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony take place.

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All Africa, All the time.

dynamicafrica   297 10.01.14
make-em-mad:

wawww
afrorevolution   3973 10.01.14
xzdp:

dannydonedidit:

samuraijack3d:

Official got that meannnn sway game

He been places others haven’t

Bruhhh

xzdp:

dannydonedidit:

samuraijack3d:

Official got that meannnn sway game

He been places others haven’t

Bruhhh

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fuegoking   6247 10.01.14

Victims of Racism. NOT Isolated Incidents

unapologetically-black:

How many Trayvon’s and Aiyana’s must be murdered before we do something?

This is NOT a comprehensive list. These are just the cases I know about/could remember. Links are provided. People whose ages are not given mean they did not die, but were victimized.

From past to present, people of color who were murdered or in some way physically victimized by racism/White Supremacy.

Do not just ‘like’ this. Reblog, add cases you know about, and actually READ the links.

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unapologetically-black   301 10.01.14
we-r-fame   3324 10.01.14