Can people please stop going on about how black female characters need to stay single so that they can be strong and independent and your beacon of feminism? Stop. Seriously stop that shit. A black woman on the show being the only one to not be in a romantic relationship is not progressive. It’s not empowering. It is not empowering to turn on a tv show and see that character constantly be in the background when everyone else falls in love. Not when you’re constantly having studies coming out saying that black women are the least attractive, least desirable, and least likely to be married among their counterparts. Saying you need to see someone be single and proclaiming that it hasto be the black female character is gross. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it!


Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.

Is a strong seed
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.   

Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)                       

Fun new cover Bloomberg Businessweek.
Read about their ‘cover trail’ here, ace stuff.

Design Director: Robert Vargas

Deputy Creative Director: Tracy Ma

Design Director: Cynthia Hoffman

Director of Photography Clinton Cargill

Designers: Lee Wilson, Chandra Illick, Shawn Hasto, Braulio Amado
Graphics Editors: Christopher Nosenzo

Photo Editors: Alis Atwell, Meagan Ziegler-Haynes, Donna Cohen, Diana Suryakusuma
Design Manager: Emily Anton

"I'll only be gone for a year."

"Me, too.   Right.  So, hey, what's a year?"

"It's the time it takes the Earth to make a full revolution around the
sun." "In the scheme of things. You know, the grand scheme. Just
saying, a year is just, you know... it's not too bad." "Right." "Right?" "We can come back, pick up where we left off. Nothing really has
to change." "No, things have to change. You know what? Hey, I taught you
about eye contact, you taught me about evolution. So... here's
to change." "To change."

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