Things I like <3


Sammie’s “I’m Him” video: I like that the video features a black woman sans weave to showcase the natural beauty of the black woman. ❤


Assata Shakur’s Autobiography: It reads like a novel.assatanew1

Malcolm X: “The Ballot or The Bullet” Speech

Dr. King’s A Stride Toward Freedom

Black Power by Kwame Ture

Mented Cosmetics Lipstick esp “Dope Taupe” and “Nude la la”

Eyes on the Prize Documentaries

Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou Poems

Ivy Park leggings

James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son essays

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Enhancing Smoothie

“Empowering” by Gold Label Cosmetics

“Empowering” Matte Lip Pen by Gold Label Cosmetics

Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renewal and Coconut Water Deep Conditioner

Public School’s women’s line

Bevel’s shaving cream

The sound of African drums

                  Beastmode Women’s clothing (namely the leggings and bomber jacket)0330-marshawn-lynch-beast-mode-ware-beastmode-4
Cornbread and Cabbage

August Wilson’s writing esp Seven Guitars

To the casual gaze, I am sure that these victories are small. But small victories have a huge impact on our collective esteem.

Black Power ❤

What are three things within our collective that you like?

15 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the film Love Jones. It’s a true classic. Not enough films showcasing black love.
    I love Lauryn Hill’s Unplugged cd. So much passion in her voice. The songs are very spiritual. Many people didn’t get it because they’re not on that frequency yet.
    I’m currently reading Message to the Warriors by Mwalimu Baruti. A great read. I can’t seem to put it down.

    1. You know I’ve never seen that movie!!!

      1. Great film! And I’ve always loved Nia Long 😍

      2. She’s one of the most beautiful women in the world! What a queen 🙂

      3. Still can’t believe she’s 46! Truly an ageless beauty.

      4. You have to watch it! I guarantee you’ll love it. I think we need a modern day Love Jones for this generation.

      5. I enjoyed Love Jones too, check it out when you have a chance!!

    2. I added Message to the Warriors to my reading list! Thanks for the suggestion.

      1. You’re very welcome.

  2. kelley says:

    Beautiful post.

    I’m currently crushing on
    Black Balance Podcast and my 90s r&b playlist.

  3. I love Zydeco music, Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, and Lil Nate are among some of my favorites, a few of my favorite books are The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code by Neely Fuller Jr., The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Yurugu by Dr. Marimba Ani and Two Thousand Seasons a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah.

    I love horses, cows and cowboy boots, I like cologne, any of them!

    Great post I share many of your literary likes!

    1. I’m going to add the Fuller text to my list. Can you tell me more about this novel?

      Thank you!

      1. I think you will really find a lot of constructive value in Mr. Fuller’s book, it can be obtained at, Two Thousand Seasons is a more challenging read but I think any black person will greatly benefit after reading it, it helps a person classified as black to better understand our relationship to white people. It’s set during the Atlantic slave trade in Africa, the story is told from the viewpoint Africa’s slaughtered millions. It follows a group of young initiates, eleven women and nine men, as they get tricked and sold into slavery by a collaborator king. During the Atlantic crossing they organize a shipboard revolt, then return to the wasted continent to begin their lifework: finding ways to stop the destruction of life, to retrieve a society built on life-giving values. I got this description from the back of the book, it gives this description but the novel is very deep!

      2. Added to my list as well. Thank you so much for your suggestions. Sharing knowledge is crucial to our advancement!

      3. Mr. Fuller’s code book is amazing, it’s a book of suggestions, you take what you can use, if you can’t use it, then you don’t use it. It gives information on how to deal with racist is all 9 areas of people activity education, entertainment, economics, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war and or counter-war. It’s full of questions and answers. I am taking a few items from your list as well. And I agree we do have to share information, we are information poor, your blog is helping to feel in the gaps, you have been on your grind!

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