MLK to Nichelle Nichols on Uhura:

While we’re out there marching and having hoses turned on us and dogs jumping on us, there is a TV show that says ‘we don’t stop here. We go on.’ And there is a woman on that show who looks just like us. We are there. That’s what you represent. And the manner in which you have created this character tells us this is worth it.

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Adinkra symbols

The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. 

The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.

Adinkra symbols

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“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits - islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “The Gift From The Sea” (via loveyourchaos)

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“The earth is so beautiful. We are beautiful also. We can allow ourselves to walk mindfully, touching the earth, our wonderful mother, with each step. We don’t need to wish our friends, ‘Peace be with you.’ Peace is already with them. We only need to help them cultivate the habit of touching peace in each moment.”
— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Jhené Aiko 😍

blackpoemusic:

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? 
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet. 
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. 
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.

The Rose that Grew From Concrete by 2Pac Shakur

dasanigoddess:

Eartha Kitt & her daughter prepping freshly picked vegetables from their garden

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