Janelle Monáe On Being a Former Maid and Why She Still Wears a Uniform - COLORLINES

"During her acceptance speech at BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 Monáe spoke candidly about her family and said she wears her uniform in honor of them.

“When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses. My parents—my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them,” Monáe said, fighting back tears.
“This is a reminder that I have work to do, I have people to uplift, I have people to inspire,” she said after explaining that she grew up in Wyandotte County, “the poorest county” in Kansas City."
Important to see leading blacks with 'perspect' of & respect for those who came before them.  It show a human wit substance...not so much on the cosmetical...

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Kalamu Ya Salaam

Love 
Madpoet 
(untitled) 
Tasty Knees 
HIWAY BLUES 
PA FERDINAND 
We Say, Bechet 
Be About Beauty 
NTOZAKE SHANGE 
NAMES, PLACES, US 
i'm looking for a love 
Govern Yrself Accordingly 
all that's black ain't brother 
even death will not stop me from struggling 
...AND RAISE BEAUTY TO ANOTHER LEVEL OF SWEETNESS

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Hating black hair starts young, just ask Blue Ivy Carter

Hating black hair starts young, just ask Blue Ivy Carter:


If we’re wondering why so many black women grow up to feel shitty about the way their hair grows out of their head, this is it. It starts as soon as you have a few wisps of hair to pull into a bow.  If we’re wondering why black girls like Tianna Parker are asked to leave school because of their hair style, this is it. If we are wondering why black women like Rhonda A. Lee are being fired from their jobs because of their hair, this is it. It starts here; with the policing of a two year old’s hair. And a demand that her mother fix it.

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Erykah Badu Says Hip Hop Is Turning Into "Pop Techno Cornball Ass Music" » RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D.

How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music. We don’t own our music no more. Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? when I say own our music , I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet. I wanna hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel? These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves, I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music. I believe in pimpin the system buy got DAMN! not like this. #pop-technosongs. I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish .But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. like chittlins in the back house. I love music PERIOD. just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. kinda painful for my generation to see. just strange 2me. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. this is understood.but gotDAMN now. if you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with ass hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol
Erykah Badu

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