honestly these “I love bald brown men with a beard” people must only exist on the internet cus Ion’t see that opinion irl like at all..

teffthedon:

+ [8-5-14] - Self-portrait | 7:36 AM, by The Expressionist.

"I love Zoe Saldana’s work. I’ve seen some of her movies more than once and really enjoy what she brings to the screen. As an actress I respect her process, but I also know that there are many actresses out there, known or not, who would be great as my mother. The one actress that I’ve had in my heart for a very long time, whose work I’m familiar with already, is Kimberly Elise. Many people have spoken to me about Viola. I love her look. I love her energy. Both of the actresses that I’ve mentioned are women of color, are women with beautiful, luscious lips and wide noses, and who know their craft. I also have no problem introducing someone we’ve never heard of before who can play my mother. How does someone just decide to do a story about someone and completely bypass family? Completely bypass her representatives? … I talked with [the director, Cynthia Mort] once, about a year and a half ago. It was very emotional for me to just get on the phone with her because there were so many questions in my mind… I asked her if her mother was still alive. I asked her if she still had a good relationship with her mother and she sounded like a really nice lady. She really, really believes in what she’s doing. I do remember saying to her that if any of us tried to take the story of Bing Crosby or, Dean Martin, or Frank Sinatra, or Elvis Presley and turn it into something that was a tall tale based on something that never happened, I doubt that we’d get very far. My mother’s life was tragic enough. My mother suffered enough. Her life is full of enough wonderful and tragic true things to make a hit movie. You don’t have to embellish her story."

mangopussy:

white people cry watchin the dog shelter commercials but change the channel when there’s news on cops killin innocent unarmed black boys

itsdleon:

We cannot forget that Black and Brown Lives Matter. We are all in this together. #Ferguson #Immigration

itsdleon:

We cannot forget that Black and Brown Lives Matter. We are all in this together. #Ferguson #Immigration

"So why try to predict the future at all if it’s so difficult, so nearly impossible? Because making predictions is one way to give warning when we see ourselves drifting in dangerous directions. Because prediction is a useful way of pointing out safer, wiser courses. Because, most of all, our tomorrow is the child of our today. Through thought and deed, we exert a great deal of influence over this child, even though we can’t control it absolutely. Best to think about it, though. Best to try to shape it into something good."

Octavia Butler, “A Few Rules for Predicting the Future,” Essence 2000. pg 264. (via purposefulthoughts)
libutron:

White Globe Lily - Calochortus albus 
Also known as White Fairy Lantern, Calochortus albus (Liliales - Liliaceae) is a globe tulip form native to the woodlands south of San Francisco Bay, California and through the Sierra Nevada foothills.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Damon Tighe | Locality: Auburn, Placer Co., California, US (2014)

libutron:

White Globe Lily - Calochortus albus 

Also known as White Fairy Lantern, Calochortus albus (Liliales - Liliaceae) is a globe tulip form native to the woodlands south of San Francisco Bay, California and through the Sierra Nevada foothills.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Damon Tighe | Locality: Auburn, Placer Co., California, US (2014)

scienceisbeauty:


A dry fracture of a Vero cell exposing the contents of a vacuole where Coxiella burnetii are busy growing.
By National Institutes of Health (NIH) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

scienceisbeauty:

A dry fracture of a Vero cell exposing the contents of a vacuole where Coxiella burnetii are busy growing.

By National Institutes of Health (NIH) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

magictransistor:

Sun Ra (1914–1993)

insideoutbrutality replied to your post: brown babies are so important <3

all babies are so important

and I said brown