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My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

(Source: adamakara)

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http://blackmanonthemoon.tumblr.com/post/93303958023/youngblackandvegan-there-are-way-more

youngblackandvegan:

There are way more significant indicators of self hatred than looking at the person someone is dating
When you argue that xyz is anti black because they aren’t dating a black person
As a black person, it is just a shallow argument and often just makes you look desperate…

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drawthesimpsons:

Alex Vause from “Orange is the new Black” / Simpsonized by ADN

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huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES

The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

Watch the machine in action here.

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taf-art:

More portraits of black actors, authors, and musicians from the Yale archival collection "Living Portraits: Carl Van Vechten’s Color Photographs of African Americans, 1939-1964".