young black gifted

Ok Ken (and David). As much as I hate to make you guys famous or even respond to you directly. We all die one day and you're old so fuck it. Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute shit. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated. Fuck that performance though. You think that's why I kept my work out of the Grammy process this year? Don't you think I would've wanted to play the show to 'redeem' myself if I felt that way? In reality, I actually wanted to participate in honoring Prince on the show but then I figured my best tribute to that man's legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful. Winning a TV award doesn't christen me successful. It took me some time to learn that. I bought all my masters back last year in the prime of my career, that's successful. Blonde sold a million plus without a label, that's successful. I am young, black, gifted and independent.. that's my tribute. I've actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor and you know what's really not 'great TV' guys? 1989 getting album of the year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most 'faulty' TV moments I've seen. Believe the people. Believe the ones who'd rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep. Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro, I'm one of the best alive. And if you're up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from then I'm all for it. Have a good night.
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my love & education on Nina Simone has only grown stronger after seeing her documentary on netflix “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

everyone should see it honestly, such an extraordinary, misunderstood, strong woman

“young, gifted, and black” 

**Upcoming: **** I finally assembled the proper list of what I’ll be writing (in no particular order). The ones that are bold is NSFW.


Pretty Thoughts (Pete Dunne x Reader)            

Do You Wanna Start A War? (Chris Jericho x Reader)   

Come And See Me (Triple H x Reader)

Now Or Never (Jeff Hardy x Reader)

We Belong Together (PJ Black x Reader)             

Daughters (Finn Balor x Reader)

Heartbeat (Sheamus x Reader)

Call Me When You’re Sober (Baron Corbin x Reader)

Breathe (Sami Zayn x Reader)

Mess Is Mine (Shane McMahon x Reader)             

Lullabies (Kenny Omega x Reader)             

Parachute (Roman Reigns x Reader)


Also, I might add an AJ Styles fic because feeels.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I was going to post this at the end of the month but I’m too excited for this. ☺️☺️☺️

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Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, 1966.

Womanist Mixtape

I created a Spotify playlist “Womanist Mixtape” of some of my favorite songs that empower, inspire, are righteous rage, Black power, vulnerable, confident, loving, romantic/sensual/sexual, friendship, fun and more. Some are on specific topics such as domestic violence and labor, for example. This isn’t me labeling the artists; they can self-identify. These are songs that speak to Black women/femme lived experiences and the knowledge obtained from them. These are songs that make me happy, and joy is an aspect of my womanism; “wholeness of entire people…” and such.

Songs in initial playlist:

  1. “Respect” - Aretha Franklin
  2. “Control” - Janet Jackson
  3. “U.N.I.T.Y.” - Queen Latifah
  4. “Q.U.E.E.N.” - Janelle Monáe
  5. “I’m Every Woman” - Chaka Khan
  6. “Ladies First” - Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love
  7. “Electric Lady” - Janelle Monáe ft. Solange
  8. “I’m Every Woman” - Whitney Houston
  9. “***Flawless” - Beyoncé
  10. “Milkshake” - Kelis
  11. “Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out” - Bessie Smith
  12. “Alright” - Ledisi
  13. “Closer” - Goapele
  14. “Didn’t Cha Know” - Erykah Badu
  15. “Work Song” - Nina Simone
  16. “Ghetto Woman” - Janelle Monáe
  17. “Workin’ Woman Blues” - Valerie June
  18. “Bitch Better Have My Money” - Rihanna
  19. “Money Money” - Lady Saw
  20. “She Works Hard For The Money” - Donna Summer
  21. “Lost Ones” - Lauryn Hill
  22. “Independent Women” - Destiny’s Child
  23. “Bossy” - Kelis
  24. “Queen of The Pack” - Patra
  25. “Conceited” - Remy Ma
  26. “Run The World (Girls)” - Beyoncé
  27. “She’s A Bitch” - Missy Elliott
  28. “Many Moons” - Janelle Monáe
  29. “Cold War” - Janelle Monáe
  30. “Sally Ride” - Janelle Monáe
  31. “Superpower” - Beyoncé
  32. “Strange Fruit” - Nina Simone
  33. “No More Auction Block For Me” - Sweet Honey In The Rock
  34. “Brotha” - Angie Stone
  35. “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” - Nina Simone
  36. “Greatest Love of All” - Whitney Houston
  37. “Be Real Black For Me” - Roberta Flack ft. Donny Hathaway
  38. “Rhythm Nation” - Janet Jackson
  39. “My People” - Erykah Badu
  40. “Unpretty” - TLC
  41. “Pretty Hurts” - Beyoncé
  42. “Don’t Take It Personal” - Monica
  43. “Love Is Blind”  - Eve
  44. “Love Don’t Love You” - En Vogue
  45. “Single Ladies” - Beyoncé
  46. “Ex-Factor” - Lauryn Hill
  47. “Tyrone” - Erykah Badu
  48. “Not Gon’ Cry” - MJB
  49. “No Scrubs” - TLC
  50. “Irreplaceable” - Beyoncé
  51. “Houng Dog” - Big Mama Thornton
  52. “You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” - Yo-Yo ft. Ice Cube
  53. “Roxanne’s Revenge” - Roxanne Shante
  54. “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)” - Blu Cantrell
  55. “My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get It)” - En Vogue
  56. “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” - Whitney Houston
  57. “Sittin’ Up In My Room” - Brandy
  58. “How Can I Ease The Pain” - Lisa Fischer
  59.  “Unbreak My Heart” - Toni Braxton
  60. “I Care” - Beyoncé
  61. “Deep Sea Diver” - Angel Haze
  62. “Epiphany (I’m Leaving)” - Chrisette Michele
  63. “Dirty Laundry” - Kelly Rowland
  64. “Caught Out There” - Kelis
  65. “Shotgun” - Valerie June
  66. “What’s Love Got To Do With It” - Tina Turner
  67. “Man Down” - Rihanna
  68. “A Rose Is Still A Rose” - Aretha Franklin
  69. “Golden” - Jill Scott
  70. “I Will Survive” - Gloria Gaynor
  71. “***Flawless” (Remix) - Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj
  72. “Feeling Myself” - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé
  73. “Towards The Sun” - Rihanna
  74. “Sing To The Moon” - Laura Mvula
  75. “Diamonds” - Rihanna
  76. “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)” - Jazmine Sullivan
  77. “Let’s Talk About Sex” - Salt-N-Pepa
  78. “Oops (Oh My)” - Tweet
  79. “Blow” - Beyoncé
  80. “One Minute Man” - Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris
  81. “Worker Man” - Patra
  82. “Love Me Thru The Night” - Diana King
  83. “Rocket” - Beyoncé
  84. “Push It” - Salt-N-Pepa
  85. “Rain” - SWV
  86. “Work It” - Missy Elliott
  87. “Veins” - Jazmine Sullivan
  88. “Last Days” - Goapele
  89. “Kissing You” - Total
  90. “If” - Janet Jackson
  91. “Keep On, Keepin’ On” - MC Lyte ft. Xscape
  92. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” - Whitney Houston
  93. “Count On Me” - Whitney Houston ft. CeCe Winans
  94. “What About Your Friends” - TLC
  95. “Best Friend” - Brandy
  96. “Best Friends” - Missy Elliott ft. Aaliyah
  97. “That’s What Friends Are For” - Dionne Warwick ft. Gladys Knight
  98. “Together Again” - Janet Jackson
  99. “Next Lifetime” - Erykah Badu
  100. “Heaven” - Beyoncé
  101. “Open My Heart” - Yolanda Adams
  102. “Order My Steps” - GMWA Women of Worship
  103. “Long As I Got King Jesus” - Vickie Winans
  104. “Black Synagogue” - Angel Haze
  105. “What Is Love” - V. Bozeman
  106. “A Long Walk” - Jill Scott
  107. “Lions, Tigers & Bears” - Jazmine Sullivan
  108. “Dangerously In Love” - Beyoncé
  109. “Love Me Today” - Zhané
  110. “For Real” - Amel Larrieux
  111. “Other Side Of The Game” - Erykah Badu
  112. “Gloomy Sunday” - Billie Holiday
  113. “Can’t Live Without Your Love” - Janelle Monáe
  114. “Sending My Love” - Zhané
  115. “It’s A Pity” - Tanya Stephens
  116. “I Wanna Be Down” - Brandy
  117. “Yoga” - Janelle Monáe 
  118. “Escapade” - Janet Jackson
  119. “Dance Apocalyptic” - Janelle Monáe
  120. “Get Me Bodied” - Beyoncé

I’ve seen similar playlists in the past so I don’t seek to steal anyone’s thunder, but I cannot find them; I have too many “likes” on Tumblr to find stuff anymore. Womanists/Black feminists, feel free to reblog and write songs (below my text, as to not confuse people with what is already on the list) that you think I should add and I’ll consider; this playlist is just a start; I just made it today. 

Black music is everything to me.❤

Why do people act surprised when they see I’m not a hoodlum

And if they say the good die young am I not one of the good ones.

I’m just tryna find my exodus of my existence before I exit this

And I’m kind of glad there isn’t one final set method to this

After seeing everything my mom and dad have done

Makes the everyday aim to be a better son

Young Black Gifted

Fun Happy Lifted

No matter what happens with me

I’m proud of my existence

“Existence” by Kofie Yeboah