Young Amara La Negra and Celia Cruz
Fue Todo Un Honor Poder Conocerla y Compartir Con Ella. Desde Pequeña Su Alegra,Ritmo y Sazon Fue Mi inspiracion Para Ser Artista’ La Amo! Feliz cumpleanos Mami #RIP #HBD Shes one of the many reasons im proud of being latina. Celia Cruz
no but like this picture is really powerful when you think about where Amara is now and how beautiful she is, and how amazing Celia was and how empowering it is to see these beautiful, brown Latina’s while knowing they were/are influential people and really great representation for WOC.
OMGGG YES THIS IS WONDERFUL!! :))
CultureSOUL: Harlem Glamour c. 1950-60s
Mid-20th century Black elegance.
12 . 05 . 13
NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013REST IN PEACE
Vanessa VanDyke has amazing hair. Point blank. But it’s her hair that may cause her to get expelled from school. Faith Christian Academy in Orlando told the 12-year-old that she has a week to decide if she’s going to cut her hair, straighten it, or get kicked out.
Vanessa has attended Faith Christian Academy since she was in the third grade, but the school’s s code has rules against how students can wear their hair. The handbook reads: “Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
The distraction that the school is probably referring to when it speaks of Vanessa’s hair has to do with bullying and teasing.
“A distraction to one person is not a distraction to another,” said VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent. “You can have a kid come in with pimples on his face. Are you going to call that a distraction?”
VanDyke said she’s had her large, natural hair all year long, but it only became an issue after the family complained about students teasing her about her hair.
“There have been bullies in the school,” said Kent. “There have been people teasing her about her hair, and it seems to me that they’re blaming her.”
“I’m depressed about leaving my friends and people that I’ve known for a while, but I’d rather have that than the principals and administrators picking on me and saying that I should change my hair,” said VanDyke.
So instead of Faith Christian Academy doing something about the bullies, they’re going to reprimand a 12-year-old because of her hair?
“I’m going to fight for my daughter,” Kent said. “If she wants her hair like that, she will keep her hair like that. There are people out there who may think that natural hair is not appropriate. She is beautiful the way she is.”
It’s hard enough for black girls to feel beautiful without authority figures sending the message that their hair is unacceptable. This story is disgusting and unfortunately not the first or last case. It’s a damn shame that every part of a black girl’s body is politicized, at all ages.
And people wonder why we have things like “Black Girls Rock”… The PETITION only needs about 1000 more signatures. So please reblog and SIGN.