newark high school

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It’s been a long, hard-fought journey for the woman born Dana Owens in Newark, N.J., to a high school teacher mother and police officer father. Latifah credits her family with instilling in her a strong sense of self at a young age. She points to the scar on her forehead, the result of tripping over a phone cord and hitting her head on the bathroom door when she was 3 years old. Some magazines have airbrushed out the scar in photographs — and she wishes they wouldn’t. “It’s part of who I am, so I’d like it to be accepted as part of who I am,” she says. “There are a lot of people reading those magazines not unlike myself, who have some sort of scar, too. I don’t think we should try to make everything look perfect.” [X]

okay so, I was in my honors econ class right? and the teacher was talking about why he has a swear jar and he asks if anybody’s parents has them
this one kid

fucking

shouts out “MY MOM DOESN’T HAVE ONE BUT SHE HAS THESE FANCY WINE BOTTLES THAT SHE DRINKS WHENEVER THINGS HAPPEN. LIKE IF ME AND MY BROTHERS GET HONOR ROLL SHE DRINKS THE ENTIRE THING. SHE HAS A LOT OF THEM”

AND I KNOW THIS KID TO AN EXTENT

AND HE NEVER JOKES

EVER

LIKE 150% OF THE TIME

HE’S NOT FUCKING KIDDING OH MY GOD I CAN’T EVEN DEAL WITH THIS AND ITS ONLY THE THIRD DAY