Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) – Vocab (1994)***messymandella***

 
 
 

Kelly Rowland: Overlooked Beauty + Talent***messymandella***

 

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The WILD STYLE Of Lee George Quinones***messymandella***

What others may label as trash, can become your treasure.

What one considers treasure may become your worst enemy.

Graffiti  helped pave the way for freedom of expression for artist who didn’t have enough financial backing or resources to gain artitic direction they transformed everything  into art.

Do I want some to paint on the side of my condo?

HELL NO!

However, every time I hear a train I anticipate the free art show.

I toast to those that have entertainment me at the train tracks.

  I admire those who opened the eyes for the people, that would get ignored if no one would have explored,and taken a chance.

It is art, just like Hip-Hop that explores our love for the people,and frustrations.

I disagree when Nas said, Hip Hop is dead, it is the audiences get older and the  barz are low and harder to detect.

Graffiti and art in the exposed the world to urban art in the 1970’s and 1980’s.`


 

 

Feministically Beautiful And Honest*Colbie Coliat* Tries ***messymandella***

What makes you stand out from the rest?
How do you feel about living your own way and on your own terms?
The world is completely in need of strong-minded and unique fashionistas that want to stand out above the rest. Can you honestly say that you stand alone? No, because you need love and equality. You can have both, but first look at how women of all ages and ethnicities are beautiful. Instead of hating,compliment each other and don’t be a contouring clone. “Try” to be unique!

 

Ibeyi – “River” – Live Deezer Session ***messymandella***

Colorism: Ledisi The Ignored Chocolate Beauty In The Industry!***messymandella***

Sista-Beauty-Talent

I have always wondered about colorism. I  am short, light skin, and a weave queen. Some women would describe that as “fake.”

I tell them get your hair out that pigtail holder,get an upgrade. I also know that people who wear natural hair at times thinks that brings them closer to the “Motherland.” I’m here to tell you, that you can ignorant about your culture,no matter what you think. Hair does not advertise  your intelligence.

 She has dark skin, big lips, and big eyes. She is Beautiful. Women are the worst critics of other women. Oh honey, I know.

Ledisi, admitted in an interview that she never thought she was ugly until she became a Neo Soul Powerhouse. In her book she discusses her looks and her definition of beauty. Here is an excerpt:LEDISI

 

 “In the book, there’s a chapter called ‘Beauty’: I talk about how I tell myself ‘I’m beautiful’ everyday because the world says something different. I didn’t know I was considered ‘ugly’ to someone until they said it, because all of my life I’d been told I was beautiful, especially by my mother in particular, so when I got out there in the world, I heard differently.

There are also other versions of beauty out there and I talk about those, saying that the woman we typically would consider ‘beautiful’ may look that way on the outside to the rest of the world, but on the inside, she may be ‘broken.’ There are so many things in other chapters that I talk about: ‘Love.’ ‘Forgiveness.’ ‘Faith.’ ‘Exiting Stage Left,’ all of these different aspects that we can learn from. Men may enjoy some parts of “…..Alright,” since there are men that I celebrate—there’s a quote from President Obama inside that speaks to learning from your failures, for example—but it’s especially for women because I am a woman and that’s all I can really  talk about (laughs). The book has a lot of great stuff inside that I’m proud of: photographs that I’ve never shown, pictures of family members that I don’t really talk about (publicly) and those are the people who really helped me to get to where I am.”

Ledisi,
 
You Are Beautiful!

Doesn’t matter what anyone ignorant self- hating undividual tells you. Women of all nationalities and complexions are beautiful. Your skin and your voice outweigh the negativity and all assumptions of certain characteristics that define beauty. Your lips and your gorgeous chocolate skin is a gift not a curse. We have to abandon insecurities within our culture and destroy Colorism. We can’t be united if little girls my complexion think they are prettier. We can’t be united if we have an insecurity if our men date someone of another race. My mom has a dark complexion with my features, my father is of a lighter complexion. My cheekbones come from the Native American ancestors and my skin is lighter because of the German  and black slaves  in my family, that were of lighter skin. People would be rude to ask my mom if I was really her daughter?  It would break my mom’s heart that someone would be that intrusive and ignorant. They judged my mom by her skin but not her features it was embaressing and also disgusting to even question her about her baby girl? We have to inspire unity and abandon insecurity and slave designed hatred that divides black women, still today. Ledisi, Beyonce, Lupita, Nia Long, Rashida Jones are beautiful women of color that  little black girls should notice, these women are successful, admirable women with   different complexions, but are still undeniably beautiful. We can’t let our babies assume they are ugly or not as pretty as the girl in their class with a lighter complexion. End Colorism!

 

Karen Elson:Fashion Model And Musician ***messymandella***