Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
—Audre Lorde - 1934 - 1992 (via blackmanvision)
Interview with Kalamu Ya Salaam, 1979
Let’s discuss the relationship, the understanding, the reality of sex and sexual relations in our people’s lives. On one level our relationships have been vulgarized …
BALDWIN: In the lives of Black people-everyone overlooks this and it’s a very…
I seem to have a sort of strange attitude towards fiction I guess. I don’t think there’s a lot of time. Life is too short not to tell the truth.
—June Jordan from an interview in “I Know What The Red Clay Looks Like” (via aomuse)
9 amazing benefits of CINNAMON
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Interesting but I don’t think I want one.
Oh how I love the glasses. I would pull this look off. #ificould