“I think what you’re trying to ask is why am I so insistent upon… giving out to them that BLACK-ness, that BLACK-power, that BLACK pushing them to identify with black culture; I think that’s what you’re asking. I have no choice over it; in the first place, to me we are the most beautiful creatures in the whole world, black people. And I mean that in every sense, outside and inside. And to me we have a culture that is surpassed by no other civilization but we don’t know anything about it. So again, I think I’ve said this before in this same interview, I think at some time before. My job is to somehow make them curious enough or persuade them, by hook or crook, to get more aware of themselves and where they came from and what they are into and what is already there, and just to bring it out. This is what compels me to compel them and I will do it by whatever means necessary.” #blackhistorymonth#queen#ninasimone#beautiful#pride#blackness#icon#knowledge#selflove#culture#inspire#photooftheday#picoftheday#wcw#blackgirlmagic#art#sharpie#fashion#style#hot#cute#javereirie
Before I even post all the fiiiine Black folks that attended last night, imma start here first. We wanted to make sure we set the tone for our 349 BLACK people that were attending our Black AF Viewing of Black Panther in our 2 sold out theaters. Get into our marquee welcoming all of our guests and our official Black Panther program that we ran in both theaters. Lituation doesn’t even begin to describe it. Videos and other photos will be posted soon!
THANK YOU Black San Diego for believing in the vision.
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Thoroughly enjoyed working this event & learned a lot tonight: “Overcoming The Color Barrier”
💫Let’s come together to discuss & understand how to leverage authenticity, the power of advocacy and moving the needle forward despite Color Barriers! 🌻🤓
I live in a place where your value and social status is placed mostly on the material things you own, and I participated in that lifestyle - heavily. I used my pageant queen status, as well as my strictly controlled upbringing, as an excuse buy any and everything I wanted. I didn't accumulate any debt with my habits, but that doesn't mean they weren't harmful. Whenever I had a bad day - I shopped. Whenever I saw something I wanted, I convinced myself that it was something I needed to make my life that much better. As a result, I had clothing I never wore, expired makeup I never used, and random things that just ended up collecting dust. I couldn't bring myself to get rid of anything because in my mind, these things were who I was.
My transition to minimalism was swift and cathartic. I decided that I was going to be/do/wear whatever I wanted, and simplify my life in a way that is best for my happiness as well as my productiveness. I donated everything I didn't need to homeless and women's shelters so they would be used, instead of sitting in my closet. It was quite the liberating process, and my only regret was that I didn't do it sooner.
These days, I'm all about maintaining my lifestyle and dealing with the ongoing process of simplification. It would be untruthful if I said I no longer purchase things - because we all do that. I buy what is necessary, what will simplify my life, and the occasional indulgent - but useful - purchase. With limited options, I no longer worry about accumulating things that are unnecessary, but instead focus on creating peaceful and productive lifestyle. That works for me.🕷