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Shontierra is the name. I was brought into this world to be great. I am my father's child.

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  1. antifeministmemes:

    People who use a lack of education to justify subjecting poor people to poverty are fucking revolting. They’ve invented a system wherein poor people cannot obtain a quality education because they are poor and then they use that lack of education to justify their continued poverty. It’s self-sustaining, vile, oppressive, and a fundamental tenet of modern American conservativism.

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  3. dynamicafrica:

From Sierra Leone to the Streets of New York: The Story of Shea Moisture

There’s no one like your grandma—she’s the bearer of secret recipes, teller of stories, and for Richelieu Dennis, she’s the inspiration behind organic bath, body and hair care line Shea Moisture.
“My grandmother made and sold shea butter products in our village market in Sierra Leone,” says Richelieu, the founder and CEO of the company.
Helping his grandmother during the summers, Richelieu learned the tricks of the trade at an early age. But when a civil war broke out in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Richelieu, along with his mother and sister, came to the U.S. to escape. “In 1991, we started making and selling my grandmother’s products on the streets of New York to support ourselves,” he says. “That’s how this all started.”
The certified organic and sustainable line has expanded to include soaps, shampoos, and lotions galore, all which still boast the same indigenous raw ingredients, production processes and recipes that Richelieu’s grandmother first used.
So with fall on the horizon, and its own skin and hair care problems to follow suit, we thought it was only appropriate we give you the scoop on this line at Target. Below, Richelieu fills us in on the details of the collection.
How are Shea Moisture products made today?Richelieu Dennis: We import most of our ingredients from villages in different parts of Africa. We’re still using the same production processes and raw materials as we’ve always used. As we’ve grown, we’ve extended the therapy to include ingredients indigenous to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.
Who comes up with the recipes for products?RD: My sister creates the newer recipes, but everything is based on and rooted in my grandmother’s original recipes and formulations.
How is Shea Moisture unique from other skin and hair care brands?RD: We study how different cultures use ingredients native to their area to resolve their issues. We’re not just about using the bar of soap to wash your body. It’s learning what ingredient various cultures are using and in what forms they are putting those ingredients to get the maximum benefit. We take the guest on a cultural journey.
What are some of the most popular products sold at Target?RD: Our hair care products based in shea butter and coconut oil, and our moisturizing soaps. The retention shampoo helps to soften, moisturize and repair damaged hair. With raw she butter, argan oil, and sea kelp, the shampoo is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain any chemicals like sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrance or artificial flavor. Also, the coconut and hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie, which is an all-natural styling cream that hydrates hair while adding a shine and bounce to curls. Made with organic shea butter, coconut and neem oils and hibiscus extract, it is also cruelty-free and made without chemicals, artificial color or fragrance. Our baby products are also great, because they’re safe for baby and free of any chemicals.
Your products are certified organic and sustainable. What does that mean?RD: That means the ingredients that go into our products are grown without any chemicals that are used in producing a crop. There are no chemicals used throughout the supply chain.
Why do you think a healthy skincare regimen is so important?RD: Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It’s the one that shows and filters in all of the elements that we encounter. Taking care of that helps not only protect the skin, but also to protect the rest of the body from toxins and various ailments that are airborne. For us, that’s the first line of defense.

    dynamicafrica:

    From Sierra Leone to the Streets of New York: The Story of Shea Moisture

    There’s no one like your grandma—she’s the bearer of secret recipes, teller of stories, and for Richelieu Dennis, she’s the inspiration behind organic bath, body and hair care line Shea Moisture.

    “My grandmother made and sold shea butter products in our village market in Sierra Leone,” says Richelieu, the founder and CEO of the company.

    Helping his grandmother during the summers, Richelieu learned the tricks of the trade at an early age. But when a civil war broke out in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Richelieu, along with his mother and sister, came to the U.S. to escape. “In 1991, we started making and selling my grandmother’s products on the streets of New York to support ourselves,” he says. “That’s how this all started.”

    The certified organic and sustainable line has expanded to include soaps, shampoos, and lotions galore, all which still boast the same indigenous raw ingredients, production processes and recipes that Richelieu’s grandmother first used.

    So with fall on the horizon, and its own skin and hair care problems to follow suit, we thought it was only appropriate we give you the scoop on this line at Target. Below, Richelieu fills us in on the details of the collection.

    How are Shea Moisture products made today?
    Richelieu Dennis: We import most of our ingredients from villages in different parts of Africa. We’re still using the same production processes and raw materials as we’ve always used. As we’ve grown, we’ve extended the therapy to include ingredients indigenous to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

    Who comes up with the recipes for products?
    RD: My sister creates the newer recipes, but everything is based on and rooted in my grandmother’s original recipes and formulations.

    How is Shea Moisture unique from other skin and hair care brands?
    RD: We study how different cultures use ingredients native to their area to resolve their issues. We’re not just about using the bar of soap to wash your body. It’s learning what ingredient various cultures are using and in what forms they are putting those ingredients to get the maximum benefit. We take the guest on a cultural journey.

    What are some of the most popular products sold at Target?
    RD: Our hair care products based in shea butter and coconut oil, and our moisturizing soaps. The retention shampoo helps to soften, moisturize and repair damaged hair. With raw she butter, argan oil, and sea kelp, the shampoo is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain any chemicals like sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrance or artificial flavor. Also, the coconut and hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie, which is an all-natural styling cream that hydrates hair while adding a shine and bounce to curls. Made with organic shea butter, coconut and neem oils and hibiscus extract, it is also cruelty-free and made without chemicals, artificial color or fragrance. Our baby products are also great, because they’re safe for baby and free of any chemicals.

    Your products are certified organic and sustainable. What does that mean?
    RD: That means the ingredients that go into our products are grown without any chemicals that are used in producing a crop. There are no chemicals used throughout the supply chain.

    Why do you think a healthy skincare regimen is so important?
    RD: Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It’s the one that shows and filters in all of the elements that we encounter. Taking care of that helps not only protect the skin, but also to protect the rest of the body from toxins and various ailments that are airborne. For us, that’s the first line of defense.

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  5. If you ate my pussy please don’t ever try to disrespect me. Nigga I fed you.

    ratchetengineer:

    😩

    (Source: chickinkicks)

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    mentalalchemy:

    nezua:

    fnhfal:

    Ferguson -2014

    I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

    Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

    Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

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  9. smilesareuniversal:

    worldoflis:

    girldwarf:

    Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

    YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

    You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

    As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

    SLAY THEM

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

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  11. klingonrealitytelevision:

    frostbackcat:

    absentlyabbie:

    I mean, hell, look at Mr.Freeze, they took what was just a regular silly themed villain and turned him into an iconic tragic villain. 

    They created Harley Quinn and her relationship with Poison Ivy. The DCAU, the Warner Bro’s crew, created a show and a legacy that the comics seem to think isn’t HARDCORE enough and instead of creating good stories that touch and stay with people from all walks of life they go for DARKNESS AND ANGST that’s kind of…boring. 

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  13. postracialcomments:

    When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat. “He’s, like, pointing it at people,

    Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters:

    “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.”

    One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” the 24-year-old said, in an interview with the Guardian.

    He maintained that Crawford was “waving it around”, which attorneys for Crawford’s family deny.

    Ritchie told several reporters after the 5 August shooting that he was an “ex-marine”. When confronted with his seven-week service record, however, he confirmed that he had been quickly thrown out of the US marine corps in 2008 after being declared a “fraudulent enlistment”, over what he maintains was simply a mixup over his paperwork.

    Crawford, 22, turned out to be holding an unloaded BB air rifle that he had picked up from a store shelf. After Ritchie said Crawford appeared to be “trying to load” the gun, the 911 dispatcher relayed to an officer that it was believed the gunman “just put some bullets inside”.

    The Crawfords’ attorneys told the Guardian that they had learned the preliminary findings of an autopsy were that he was shot in the back of his left arm and in his left side, supporting their claim that he was turned away from the police officer who shot him.

    They have pleaded with Mike DeWine, Ohio’s attorney general, to release the store’s surveillance footage of the shooting to the public. Having viewed it, they say that it disproves Ritchie’s version of what led to the deaths of both Crawford and a 37-year-old woman who collapsed and died in the ensuing panic.

    “It was an execution, no doubt about it,” alleged Crawford’s father, John Crawford II. “It was flat-out murder. And when you see the footage, it will illustrate that.”

    DeWine has said that releasing the footage would be “playing with dynamite” and prevent any trial from being fair

    The attorneys said that they would also be lodging a complaint with DeWine after Ritchie told the Guardian that he, too, was shown the surveillance footage by officials in the attorney general’s bureau of criminal investigation, who are investigating the shooting.

    From this point, the Crawford team’s description of what is shown in the surveillance footage differs radically from Ritchie’s recollection, which he insisted was also backed up by the recordings from the Walmart cameras.

    Crawford’s father and attorneys said that the footage showed the 22-year-old walking from one aisle to the next with the BB rifle at his side and in his left hand, pointed at the floor except for one notable movement.

    “I would think that the rifle maybe got heavy to him,” said his father. “He kind of swung it like you carry it on your shoulder, then he immediately put it back down.” “You can clearly see people walk past him, and they didn’t think anything about it.

    Everybody was just kind of minding their own business,” his father added. “He wasn’t acting in any type of way that he would have been considered menacing, if you will.

    SOURCE

    This is beyond troubling. 

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  15. "Sholl did"

    - "Sure did" (via blackproverbs)
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  17. raresenses:

    nappynomad:

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

    My people getting it!

    these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.

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  19. funnyandhilarious:

Pugs Before Selective BreedingFunny SMS »Funny Pics »
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World of punFunny SMS »Funny Pics »
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  23. belizean-flower:

    black—lamb:

    thechanelmuse:

    In case you missed it

    white people ruin everything i swear to god

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  25. darvinasafo:

The Power of Group Economics

    darvinasafo:

    The Power of Group Economics

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  27. sazquatch:

    The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.

    Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.

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  29. thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

    tyleroakley:

    THE ACCURACY IS OVERWHELMING.

    The most perfect description of Sarah Palin I’ve ever seen O.O;

    (Source: sandandglass)

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