Prince: The Fashion Evolution of a King That Will Live Forever

The death of Prince is something that I take very personal for many reasons and is something that I will never forget. Dior Your Hero Prince is now in Heaven rocking with you!

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

RIPower 1958 - 2016

Enough is enough

We cannot continue to raise our generation with the ideals of “Black people don’t do that.” Because that’s destroying the what ifs in us black girls. Countless times I’ve thought about taking my piercings out, covering my tattoos and taming my hair in hopes they’ll stop talking about me… That I’ll be accepted.

We gotta stop telling black girls who are alternative that they’re trying to be white or make assumptions of their sexuality because of their stretched ears and piercings. We gotta stop telling black girls with natural hair that their hair is too nappy or they don’t know how to do their hair and need a perm. We gotta stop telling the black girls with a sleeve of tattoos that they’re trying to be white and no man would want them covered in ink. We gotta stop sexualizing young black girls and telling them not to dress comfortably because of men around them, stop demonizing black children and start questioning the male family members and friends that stare inappropriately. Your child isn’t grown the person staring is a pervert and needs to stay from your kids.

Its honestly frustrating when other races tries to keep black people is a status quo beneath them, but it breaks my fucking heart… It brings tears in my eyes as I’m writing this that my own people would rather put me in a box and tell me I’m not worthy of my own race than let me flourish and be myself but and would rather tear me down to their “normalcy” to make them comfortable.

We cannot continue to raise our generation with the ideals of “Black people don’t do that.” BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE CAN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT.

Nobody is willing to fwu unless u are attractive.

When i first got my tumblr, nobody fucked with me.. Im not sure why i gain about 300+ followers a month, but i have a feeling that it has to do with the fact that I’m not ‘ugly’ anymore.

Like, people deadass dont value u unless ur attractive to them. That’s warped af.

Recently Jidenna went on the breakfast club and briefly spoke about his views on being a Lightskin Nigerian. He spoke about how Africans want to be white and that’s why they value light skin. Which is true, the fact is that all over Africa and in the Caribbeans bleaching is very high and popular. It’s the sad true, our people don’t see the value of having dark skin. Self hate is a disease that’s killing us and people. Modern day Africa have a neo-colonist mind set. Claim Africa, Activate ya Melanin
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this one is for all of the little mixed kids, the ones who had to learn the in-between spaces early on, the ones who had to deal with not feeling like they were accepted fully in any race community, the ones who dealt with parents who had no fucking clue how to deal with their curly hair, the ones who were told that they were “lucky to not get the {race trait}”, the ones who were erased for having too many friends of one race, the ones who’s parents faced unthinkable adversity for being together, the ones who had to deal with racist comments from friends, only to be shut down for being “not {race} enough”. I love you, I am you, and you are valid.